Category Archives: Interviews
This is one of those rare interviews where I just felt nervous. Just as Skrillex moved from a metal/hardcore band to producing dubstep, Borgore has followed a similar path. The big difference is the persona/character Borgore plays. When you listen to his music and watch his videos, the sexual debauchery is epic. The question: is that really Borgore in real life, or is it a satirical character à la Borat? Talking to Borgore, he is surprisingly down to earth and quite lively, nothing like the party ringleader he plays during his live shows. His new album #NewGoreOrder released this week sees him stepping out side the realms of dubstep and exploring the realms of trap and electro while keeping his unique sound front and center.
Interview conducted May 2014. Produced in conjunction with Fusion TV..
One of the many amazing things about going to Winter Music Conference is that you never know who you are going to run into. Enjoying a set by HiiO on a hotel rooftop, I saw Terri B walk in and started chatting her up. Aside from Jes, it’s hard to think of anyone else who is such a quadruple threat – singer, songwriter, producer, and DJ. Then when you see her perform you will know why there is an exclamation mark instead of a period after the B! Take a listen to this Spotify playlist, you will probably recognize a lot of her music. Terri B! is a force to be reckoned with so watch out for her sets and new releases.
DJ Ron Slomowicz: Terri B, you are a singer, songwriter, producer, and DJ, what can’t you do?
Terri B: I can’t ski and I am not a great swimmer!
RS: I heard that you have been remixed over 1,000 times and you have a relationship with Avicii through that.
Terri B: Avicii’s first major remix was “Bang That Box,” which was my collaboration with Roger Sanchez. It was also remixed by Laidback Luke, and he also remixed “You Used to Hold Me” which was a big track with D.O.N.S. ft. Terri B. I have opened a few times for David Guetta and also opened for Tiesto, so my diversity has been very clear. I started in trance by doing vocals for Future Breeze and went on from there to do a lot of major Global Deejays remixes.
In addition to running into superstar DJs, reconnecting with friends and finding rising talent is another highlight of Winter Music Conference. I originally met Stephanie Swanson, aka DJ Deanne, while spinning with her at Talbott Street in Indianapolis. Seemingly out of nowhere, she made the radical decision to move to South Florida to pursue her DJ career. Following her as she has made a name for herself in the competitive market, you will realize that sometimes you need to make a big change to achieve the goals you aspire to reach. You may not know who DJ Deanne is right now, but at the rate she is going – you will soon.
RS: At the age of 40 you made a radical change, you left a midwestern town and moved to South Florida. Why the heck did you do that?
Deanne: I have always felt like South Florida was a launching pad and my heart took me here. I feel like everything has its place and time in life and there was more for me. My place and time in Indianapolis had presented itself; I had achieved what I needed to that prepared me for what was next. There was no other way to do anything other than go forward or stay still and I don’t stay still.
RS: When you first came to South Florida what was the biggest challenge that you had to face?
Deanne: Being unknown and relatively anonymous again.
RS: What did you have to do to prove yourself?
Deanne: My philosophy is kick ass and take names, so that is what I did when I came here.