When you get to interview one of the biggest names in the Trance community, you have to think long and hard about what you are going to ask. Sure, it’s easy to ask the generic, so tell me about your latest track, what are you working on questions, but honestly, you can find that all on Google. I wanted to know more about what made Armin, well ARMIN.
I have always been a huge fan of successful women in the music industry. This past October, I got to meet one of them, Kristina Sky. Going on her 8th Groove Cruise, I had the chance to learn about her unplanned journey since 2002 to becoming a DJ. You can definitely tell KSky is passionate about interacting with her fans, whether it is eating pizza or drinking champagne into the early hours of day light. Many of the GC Family on board are hardcore Ksky fans, and sharing sets with them was a beautiful experience, thanks again to TFSF and Neon Owl.
Time after time, I stood in the crowd experiencing MaRLo’s energetic banging music. This past Thanksgiving, I had to the chance to sit down with the man behind Reaching Altitude at Insomniac’s Dreamstate held at the NOS Events Center in So Cal. We talked about his passion for freedom and creativity, discussed his successes, struggles and admiration for Trance Family SF’s fashion sense of stylish pants. He filled us in on how daddy duty was going, adapting to baby River, and where he met his wife!
I’ve had the opportunity to meet Andrew Rayel many times. Every time I chat with him, I learn more and more and grow to respect him even more than I did already. I recently caught up with him at Dreamstate So Cal this past Thanksgiving and it was nice to see that he was feeling better after his recent health scare. We got to chat about what he’s been up to, what’s to come, and what he would do on a stranded island!
Living in the Bay, I’ve always been a fan of John Beaver and his energetic sets. This is a guy that gives it his all, no matter what time slot he’s in and you can tell her genuinely loves what he does and loves bringing joy to the faces of those listening to him. I honestly don’t think that he stops smiling during his sets. I’ve wanted to interview him for a while and we finally got the chance to on Groove Cruise LA. It was myself and Johan (Half of Beauz) that got to chat with him for TFSF and Neon Owl. This Groove Cruise was his 2nd appearance, and I can see him on his way to becoming a staple part of the family. Just sitting down with him for that short time, you can see that no matter what is going on in his life, he makes sure to only use the positive energy, not only in his sets, but also in his life.
Every year I think about how long the journey is to get to Dreamstate, but when I think about the music, the lights, the memories made, I do whatever it takes to make it back. I’m SO glad I did once again! It took me seven hours to drive down to Dreamstate at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. Even though the event has been over for a few weeks, I wish I could turn back time to relive it!