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The Story Behind Groove Cruise’s Founder – Jason Beukema show art The Story Behind Groove Cruise’s Founder – Jason Beukema

The Neon Owl Show | Up close and personal with artists and entrepreneurs in the EDM industry

Having heard much about the wild parties that Groove Cruise was throwing, I was pleasantly surprised to find what a humble and passionate ship they were running a couple years back when I met the team. Not to talk smack about other companies or anything, but it is rare to see a team with such a unified culture of serving and being at such a reachable and personable level with all it’s supporters. Having had the chance to meet Jason on multiple occasions, I could tell that he was the source of why that culture trickled down from it’s leader to the rest of the company. I was first...

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A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH DASH BERLIN show art A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH DASH BERLIN

The Neon Owl Show | Up close and personal with artists and entrepreneurs in the EDM industry

Having known and been Dash Berlin fans for quite some time now, Jeffrey Sutorius of this trio finally sat down with us for an intimate chat during Groove Cruise Miami before some deep house yoga on the decks. He took us down memory lane to how Dash Berlin started, from how they got their name, to how he met the other 2/3 of Dash Berlin (Eelke Kalberg and Sebastiaan Molijn) at the record store he used to work at. In case you didn’t know, the track “Till the Sky Falls Down” came to be picked up by Armada with the help of our other...

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New York’s Adam Scott Making Waves in Trance show art New York’s Adam Scott Making Waves in Trance

The Neon Owl Show | Up close and personal with artists and entrepreneurs in the EDM industry

Adam Scott has been making waves in the trance scene on the east coast in the last couple of years, with the occasional guest appearance over here on the best coast as well. He has continuously drawn in a big crowd at his residency at Marquee NY and just landed his latest residency at NOTO Philadelphia. You may have spotted Adam playing at massive events like EDC Orlando and Dreamstate, and often opening and closing for the homies Dash Berlin. We got a chance to sit down with this talented musician during Groove Cruise Miami to chat about his losing a tooth during the best weekend of his life...

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Armada’s Rising Star – David Gravell show art Armada’s Rising Star – David Gravell

The Neon Owl Show | Up close and personal with artists and entrepreneurs in the EDM industry

I was like a kid on Christmas day when I saw David Gravell on the Groove Cruise Miami line up! Sam Feldt, Jochen Miller, and Andrew Rayel were up there, but I had never seen David Gravell live before in the entire 3 years I had been following this legend in the making, so this was my chance! His dark energetic trance with techno influences has created quite the distinct sound, and created much buzz the last few years. Partying with David for 5 days over Groove Cruise was awesome, and he was just as friendly, humble, and adorable as I imagined him to be....

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CID: The Quick and Humble Rise show art CID: The Quick and Humble Rise

The Neon Owl Show | Up close and personal with artists and entrepreneurs in the EDM industry

The last 2 years has been playing in CID‘s favor, but luck came alongside nothing less than extremely hard work. CID has been dominating, getting extreme support from guys like Kaskade, Galantis, and Don Diablo. He has been touring side by side with these heavy hitters and even having his own headlining shows, sooner than he himself even anticipated. Having his dreams come to fruition the last couple of years, CID keeps his head down and continues to grind humbly. His latest release “Secrets” featuring Conrad Sewell has been flying off the charts the...

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Celebrating Friendship with Chus & Ceballos show art Celebrating Friendship with Chus & Ceballos

The Neon Owl Show | Up close and personal with artists and entrepreneurs in the EDM industry

When you meet these two you can see how genuine of a friendship they have. It’s no wonder why Chus & Ceballos have been staples on the Groove Cruise. Their contagious smiles, energetic sets with their Iberican sound, and pure kindness make them a perfect fit for the Groove Cruise family. Before I met them, I had the chance to catch their set at 7am. As tired as us Groove Cruisers were after dancing all night, we managed to muster up the last of our energy to keep going during their set. I admit, I might have been dancing with a bagel in my hand. I was filled with...

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Powerhouse Nifra Continues to Dominate the Trance Scene show art Powerhouse Nifra Continues to Dominate the Trance Scene

The Neon Owl Show | Up close and personal with artists and entrepreneurs in the EDM industry

We got a chance to sit down with Nifra for part 3 during Groove Cruise Miami. See what she had to say about her very first Groove Cruise experience. We also took a dive into her current wardrobe and talked about her previous “horrible sense of style.” Nifra has been dominating the trance and progressive scene in the last few years, with the continuous heavy support from Markus Schulz. She will also be playing a classic Coldharbour set during Luminosity Beach Festival this year, so make sure you stay tuned for that! Nifra is no new face to Neon Owl, and we are...

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Traveling the Nine Skies with Markus Schulz show art Traveling the Nine Skies with Markus Schulz

The Neon Owl Show | Up close and personal with artists and entrepreneurs in the EDM industry

If you’re a trance fan, then you know the name Markus Schulz. He’s had a long successful career as a DJ, producer, one half of New World Punx, and record label owner of Coldharbour Recordings. I got a chance to catch up with him on The Groove Cruise and preview his next Dakota Project Release, the Nine Skies. I loved sitting there and watching the reactions of all his fans to his latest tracks coming out of this album. It’s based on the nine steps to enlightenment. You’ll learn why he chose to release this album and what it means to his legacy. What I adore about...

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Ferry Corsten: From Then To Now show art Ferry Corsten: From Then To Now

The Neon Owl Show | Up close and personal with artists and entrepreneurs in the EDM industry

It was amazing to finally get to sit down with the legendary, Ferry Corsten, during Dreamstate Socal. Not only is his music out of this world, but he also happens to be one of the kindest and most genuine souls I’ve come across in the industry. It’s not easy to have achieved so much success over a decade and still not have an ego, but Ferry was exactly that. We got a rare share from Ferry about his highs and his lows as well as his challenges with juggling his career and family. He gave us his thoughts on the possibility of playing with Tiesto again, as well as the...

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Escape with Talla 2XLC show art Escape with Talla 2XLC

The Neon Owl Show | Up close and personal with artists and entrepreneurs in the EDM industry

If you’ve never heard of Talla 2XLC and you are a techno fan, then you need to brush up on your history! Considered one of the founding fathers of techno, he’s been very influential in the electronic music scene. If you ever get a chance to hear him live, do it. Talla 2XLC has had many releases over the years, some of his recent releases include “Free Your Mind” and his new collab with Pay and White called “Don’t Stop“. I had the chance to catch up with him at Dreamstate SoCal and it’s evident why he’s been around for such a long time and continues to...

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For as many interviews that we have featured on all kinds of cool artists since last year, I’ve never personally written a thorough piece on an artist, until now. I do believe that every once in a neon moon, you find an artist that you are beyond passionate about, and you just can’t wait to share their music with the rest of the world. This past summer, I discovered one of the four most exciting artists I’ve come across in two years. One of four is saying a lot for someone that consumes at least 10 hours of music a day. Psy Fi was this new addition to my roster, alongside Jenaux, Prince Fox and BEAUZ.

It was Josh and my first time attending Enchanted Forest, and I knew no more than Autograf, Minnesota, and Stelouse on the lineup. I had to run around on coverage duties during Psy Fi’s first set, but couldn’t get enough so came back for his second set that same night. It was music to my ears when I discovered that he was going to play a third and closing set in replacement of Minnesota Sunday night. I dropped my backpack, water, cell phone and camera to get lost in a bass heavy journey. I managed to sneak my way all the way to the front to get a dose of bass in my face, sharing the magical moment with the rest of the kindred music lovers of Enchanted Forest. Mile’s rhythmic, melodic, yet head banging bass transcended me to another place, I was lost in another world and high on his music. My lack of videos and photos to show for him was the best testament to how good he was.

Miles and I have stayed in touch since July, and it was a dream come true when he accepted my offer to come play at Neon Owl’s Dance. Give. Inspire. charity show to support generosity.org. I have gotten to know him over the last few months, and not only is his music out of this world, but his heart is in the right place for what he is creating in the universe. He shook up quite the earthquake at Pure Lounge as the crowd head banged their way through his set, including myself, Josh, and our other headliners Beauz. If you missed him at our charity show, you can catch him playing occasionally at one of the Wormhole shows in Oakland.

Josh and I fought over who would sit down with Miles for this interview, so we both ended up doing it. We got a chance to talk about his creative process, upcoming album in 2017, Seven Lions, Tipper, Producers Social, a cause that is close to his heart, and what he is most grateful for right now. 2016 has been an incredible year for Psy Fi, but 2017 will be on another level from the sounds of what he has given me a sneak preview of so far. Don’t forget to check out the guestmix he did for Neon Owl radio, and stick around for the journey his new album is about to take you on.

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