Behind the Beat: Chocolate Puma

The history of dance music cannot be complete without a chapter on Gaston Steenkist (“Dobre”) and René ter Horst (“DJ Zki”), the duo from Haarlem, Netherlands most commonly referred to as Chocolate […]

Behind The Beat: Throttle

We caught up with Throttle, aka Robbie Bergin, while supporting Oliver Helden’s North America bus tour. Throttle, along with SNBRN and Zonderling opened for Heldens at Echostage in Washington, D.C. to […]

Behind The Beat: Chetaiya

Chetaiya is the DJ name and childhood nickname of Sveta Valieva who is from war-tattered South Ossetia and a Washington, D.C. transplant. Chetaiya goes Behind the Beat for an exclusive […]

Behind the Beat: Shaun Frank

Shaun Frank, the hit producer and DJ from Toronto, Canada sat down with us before his show at Soundcheck in Washington, D.C. Frank’s popularity has risen recently because of hits […]

Behind The Beat: Tommy Trash

In 2015, I had the opportunity to interview some of best DJs and producers at Soundcheck DC. My last interview of the year with Tommy Trash was by far the […]

Behind the Beat: Dzeko & Torres

Running Through the 202 with No Woes OTB:  In both 2013 and 2014 you combined major tracks from the year into 10 minute mixes. Your 2013 mix has over million […]

Behind The Beat: Getting Real with DJ Vice

OTB: Let’s start from the beginning. Is it true that you started DJing at age 12 when you got your first turn tables? VICE: Yeah. I started DJing when DJs weren’t cool. […]

Behind the Beat: Loco Dice

Sundays usually consist of rest and relaxation with the possible exception of one too many mimosas at brunch. However, in DC the party doesn’t stop on any Sunday with Soundcheck […]

Behind the Beat: Alvaro

On Thursday October 8th, 2015 Jasper Helderman, the Dutch DJ better know to the EDM scene as Alvaro, took Washington, DC to 6th Gear. Alvaro made a debut appearance at Soundcheck, […]

The Capital of EDM

Could Washington, DC become the Capital of EDM? When you think about the epicenter of electronic dance music, cities like Ibiza, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, and Chicago come to mind […]