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Jack Lockyer-Steven's Summer Festival Guide

8th June 2015 | Music

Welcoming... Jack Lockyer-Stevens! He's one of the fresh new faces joining the W!ZARD Radio Station schedule in our latest set of schedule changes, coming this July.

This summer he's travelling around Europe to some of the most exciting festivals that this great continent has to offer. And, better than that, he's taking you on the journey with him!

He's going to be blogging his Summer festival antics on this very blog - giving you the opportunity to find out the best things happening at Europe's biggest festivals.

Here's where you can expect to see him this summer:

Wildlife, Brighton City Airport: Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 June
Northside, Aarhus, Denmark: Friday 12 – Sunday 14 June
Glastonbury Festival: Monday 22 June – Sunday 24 June
Latitude Festival: Thursday 16 July – Sunday 19 July
Secret Garden Party: Wednesday 22 July – Sunday 26 July

Keep checking this blog for updates and posts following Jack's exciting summer...

Interview with Elle Exxe

8th June 2015 | Music

James Gilmore: It’s Sunday, last day of the weekend – what do you usually get up to on Sundays, when you aren’t being interviewed?

Elle Exxe: Normally, on Sundays, I chill or maybe I go and see some friends. My ideal Sunday is having a nice Sunday roast and maybe a big glass of cider and taking it easy. Usually the weekend is quite hard, gigging on Saturday nights, so I just relax on a Sunday.

James Gilmore: You’ve been really busy recently with your music; two singles out now, you’ve been gigging a lot as well. Your image is very bold, it screams creativity to me. Literally, I look at the picture and it SCREAMS and I jump back a little bit!. What vibes do you hope people will catch from you, your music and your style?

Elle Exxe: Well I do like to be bold, I want people to think it’s wild and fearless. Colourful.

James Gilmore: The first single of yours which we caught on our radar was the infectiously pop-electro ‘Lie To Me’ which is really quite minimal and is centred around your voice. Where did the idea for the track come from?

Elle Exxe: I met up with a couple of friends of mine: A guy called Jamie Jazz who’s in a band called ‘Bleach Blood’ and I used to do some gigging with them, and a guy called Sam Eyes. We got in the studio and we started throwing out some ideas, some beats, I started coming up with a riff idea and it did sound very electronic and there was a lot going on but we’ve gradually stripped it back, bent it and moulded it.

James Gilmore: How long does a track like that take to produce?

Playlist: 5 EDM tracks recommended to you by TOM.

4th June 2015 | Music

W!ZARD Radio Station's Face of EDM, TOM. compiles his weekly playlist of 5 electronic music tracks you need to listen to. This week (in no particular order), including Pierce Fulton, 3LAU and more.

1. Martin Garrix & Tiesto - The Only Way Is Up
You really can't go wrong with two giants like this teaming up on a track together, and they really did follow it up with a powerful vocal progressive house track.

2. Pierce Fulton - Kuaga
Pierce Fulton really showed himself up this time with his new release 'Kuaga'. Although he hasn't released anything on his SoundCloud in the past 6 months, the wait has been worth it with this super happy summer mix.

3. 3LAU & Nom de Strip - The Night (feat. Estelle)
When I first got word of this remix, I was a little surprised and excited to see how these two artists' sound would blend. The song is exactly what you would expect: beautiful melodic interludes and builds juxtaposed against melt-melting drops.

4. Oh Wonder - Shark (Illenium Remix)
I was really impressed when I stumbled upon this track in my SoundCloud feed. The melodic dubstep chords have a Seven Lions feel while the playful lead over the top reminds me of Sound Remedy.

5. Minnesota - Thunderdome (feat. G Jones) (Buku Remix)
Since I just moved from Buku's hometown of Pittsburgh, I still really look up to him and always am excited to hear his newest releases. This track is chock full of his signature grimy bass lines and wimping subs.

What are your favourite EDM tracks from this past week? Tweet us @wizradio to let us know.