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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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I got to sit down with RAM for round 2 during Insomniac’s Dreamstate Socal. We first met at Dreamstate San Francisco, where he delivered an amazingly beautiful set at Bill Graham after taking over Super Duper Burger with waves of fans. It amazes me how RAM always takes the time to meet up with fans with open arms whenever he’s in town playing a show. That is why it was no surprise that we all got kicked out of IN-N-OUT during the RAM + Friends + Neon Owl meet up in San Bernardino. We were about to have the cops called on us, so we managed to shift ourselves over to the parking lot.

In the few months that I’ve gotten to know RAM, I see the beautiful, genuine, and humble soul that he is. I am used to being the one pursuing artists in bringing them on board to Neon Owl in creating positive change and contributing to the world. RAM however has been constantly reaching out to brainstorm ideas, chat big pictures, and sharing his vision for what we can do in the dance music community to better the lives of others. This is why he will always hold a special place in my heart.

If you missed his set, make sure you check it out below along with our interview with him. Stay tuned for an exciting collaboration between Grotesque and Neon Owl coming soon!

https://www.facebook.com/RAMofficial
https://soundcloud.com/djram-nl

https://neonowl.co/ram-dreamstate-socal/

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