KYLE MESHNA – Founder
Upon entering college I became exposed to a new genre of music that possessed a deep subculture of followers behind it that I never knew existed. This genre was Electronic Dance Music. While many find the genre annoying and repetitive, I, like others ensnared in the culture surrounding EDM, have grown to appreciate the subtleties and intricacies of a music with few words, as it has become somewhat of a universally understood musical language that connects cultures across the globe though unified fist pumps and bass drops. I have started this website as an attempt to display the unity and culture behind Electronic Dance Music, as a forum for discussion, and as a means of discovering music for both myself and you as readers. I currently reside in and operate out of San Francisco
MACK LEVINE – Writer and Bass Head
I’m Mack Levine, and I grew up on a steady diet of everything from klezmer and bluegrass to Chicago blues, reggae, and jazz. On any given day, if my dad wasn’t hosting Chicago musicians in our kitchen for a jam session, my mom would be bumping live recordings of Muddy Waters–the legendary Chicago blues master after whom I am named. I studied classical piano and jazz saxophone for most of my childhood, during which two Herbie Hancock records changed my life forever. The track “Actual Proof” (check out the cover art on this business!) on the album “Thrust” layered Herbie Hancock’s cool synth work over sophisticated drumming and a prominent bassline–the same things good drum and bass music tries to emulate. The second track, “Chameleon,” was a huge, repetitive, synth-bass-driven 15-minute groove. When I started getting into stuff like house music, my dad was a little alienated but my mom understood the appeal. “It’s like The Doors,” she said. “Repetitive grooves put you in a trance.” I love electronic music for many reasons, but what keeps me coming back is the hypnotic novelty attainable only through innovative, electronic processing of sound. Bass frequencies are no longer an afterthought–they regularly become the focal point of electronic music productions, where they receive an unprecedented level of labor-intensive attention to detail. I mean, how else could you end up with something like this?
JULIAN DANIELS – Writer, Disco Nut, and The World’s Best Tutter
This up and coming Southern California native is best known for rocking parties and community events with a vast spectrum of genres. Always updated with the best and freshest music from the mainstream and underground alike, his aim is to keep the dancefloor happy and the peoples moving. Currently residing in Berkeley, California, JayFunk has been involved with several musical group projects around The Bay and back home in SoCal.
STEPHEN KAPLAN – Writer and Moombah Master
My involvement in music started at the age of six, when I had my first piano lesson. I continued to expand my musical training over the years with Viola, Concert Percussion, Jazz percussion, and more. A few years ago I started to apply my musical skills and rudimentary knowledge of recording software to start to produce basic beats and riffs. I now produce Electro House and Moombahton, having opened for such acts as Cold Blank and Dallas K. I am a student at UC Berkeley, pursuing a Joint Major in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.
HARRY GITELMAN – Writer and Trance Head
TIMMY GODWIN – Writer, dog lover, Bass and Banger Fiend
Having been raised with fairly eclectic musical tastes, I picked up on the now widely embraced world of dance music at the age of 13 when I purchased Andy Hunter’s debut album “Exodus”, thus exposing my malleable growing mind to breaks, thumping progressive trance and heartfelt electronica. As I progressed in life, my tastes shifted through every genre of music an angsty teenager could get his hands on – including, but not limited to: metal, punk, classic rock, more trance and house, Icelandic post-rock shoegaze, and even the sappiest of emo (yeah, I was that kid). I had been studying drums and percussion before I had even been introduced to dance music, and continued to study guitar through high school, along with digital audio workstations and the creation of electronic music. As a young adult in a world vastly different than that I grew up in, I now listen primarily to dance music genres and am actively working to find my production niche. I love to DJ and spin tracks I genuinely love for the enjoyment of others, and I’m easily attracted to any sound that plays with my emotions and/or is new and exciting. You may find me online or dropping bangers and anthems under the name of KROVVY.