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WTF is Hannibal Buress doing at Moogfest?

Hannibal Buress vs. Moogfest 2017 Comedian Hannibal Buress treated Moogfest to a surprise performance at the main stage before hip hop legend Talib Kweli. Hannibal kept busy building synths at Moog workshops and interviewing headliners Animal Collective and Flying Lotus for his [...]

May 31, 2017 Featured, Features, Interviews

Durham producer PlayPlay opens up about inclusivity

PLAYPLAY – MOOGFEST INTERVIEW North Carolina’s Jess Dilday goes by PlayPlay, a club producer and one of the organizers behind the monthly queer friendly party called Party Illegal. Jess chatted with DOPE HAUS host Chico Mendez after their Moogfest set about [...]

May 31, 2017 Featured, Features, Interviews

Russell E.L. Butler: from Bermuda to the Bay Area underground

Russell E.L. Butler – Moogfest interview Oakland techno producer Russell E.L. Butler opened Moogfest 2017 to a full crowd of synth lovers and music nerds in Durham’s favorite dive bar. Russell chatted with DOPE HAUS editor Chanel Klein about gender identity [...]

May 31, 2017 Featured, Features, Interviews

Coming full circle with Sudan Archives at Moogfest

SUDAN ARCHIVES – MOOGFEST INTERVIEW Los Angeles’ Sudan Archives is a self-taught violinist, vocalist and producer with a new EP forthcoming on Stone’s Throw Records. Her ethereal Moogfest performance filled a cathedral with soulful loops and delicately layered vocals in [...]

May 31, 2017 Features, Interviews

Support Underage Thinking: Upbeat Academy mentors NOLA musicians

“Support Underage Thinking” with Upbeat Academy Upbeat Academy is a non-profit music program for at-risk youth in New Orleans. Students produce hip hop and electronic music after school under director Matthew Zarba, otherwise known as Mr. Z. Students, graduates and newcomers [...]

April 24, 2017 Featured, Features, Interviews

Abstrakt Sonance drops Misfits EP on Aufect Recordings

Abstrakt Sonance – Misfits EP (AUF025) Jaclyn Adair caught up with Tyler Myroon, otherwise known as Abstrakt Sonance, about his new Misfits EP on Aufect Recordings. Dabbling in grime and drum n bass tempos, Misfits is a four track tour [...]

April 17, 2017 Blog, Featured, Features, Music

Chicago shaman Sollors casts new EP ‘Hold Lock’

Karsten Sollors (Interview) Canadian born and Chicago based techno producer Karsten Sollors chats to Chanel about his latest release Hold Lock on Farris Wheel Recordings. Last year, Sollors released a single on Nervous Records alongside Queensyze with Gotta Get Up. Recently he’s secured a Saturday [...]

April 5, 2017 Featured, Features, Interviews

‘Smack in the Middle’ with midwest producer Asher Gray

Asher Gray (Interview) Milwaukee techno producer Asher Gray delivers his new EP Smack in the Middle on Vancouver based Grandcity Records in April. Steeped in the Chicago house scene, Asher Gray has produced and DJed underground electronic music since 1998. Asher Gray hosts his own event series [...]

April 5, 2017 Features, Interviews

SlickTre – Dead Prez (Music Video)

Slick Tre – Dead Prez ft. Syris Detroit-based rapper Slick Tre releases a brand new music video filmed by @yungj3di. The video follows hip hop artists Syris and Slick Tre chillin with egg rolls at their favorite Chinese restaurant and [...]

March 29, 2017 Blog, Features, Videos

Skulastic – Live by the Code ft. Golden (Music Video)

Skulastic releases new music video Vancouver-based Skulastic takes a stroll with her GoPro through the forest in her new music video for Live by the Code. Skulastic says her track is about “keeping your head high regardless of what life throws at you and that [...]

March 29, 2017 Blog, Features, Videos