Leaders of the New School Q&A: Dj’s From Mars +10

A couple weeks ago the Martian Dynamic Dj Duo: The Dj’s From Mars released a plethora of Bootlegs & Mash-ups with their release of Bootfella’s vol2(Click to check out our coverage of it). It wasn’t much longer after listening to the Bootleg Pack that I contacted the martian Disk Jockeys about getting together for a lil Q & A. Thanks to NASA and other fine space agencies, Here is what we got…

1) First off thank you for taking the time to travel cross the galaxy for us. Give us your early observations of earths club scene?
  • Hi and thanks to you for gettin in touch!!, Well, club scene on Earth is pretty sparkling at the moment, Djs are real superstars in the last years and clubs and festivals are growin bigger and bigger….that’s the reason we left Mars LOL 🙂
2) You guys have been quite busy as of late, your latest single ‘Insane (In da Brain) ft Fragma ‘ was recently released alongside a remix contest… How is it like to be judging a contest where artists all over the world are remixing something you guys created in the studio?
  • It’s great cause it’s what we usually do…we take existing tracks and try to add some alien flavour….so it was pretty cool to hear how many ways there are to feel a track made by us….we received remixes in very different styles, from dubstep to electro to progressive to handsup to bossanova (!!!) that’s the great thing in music today, barriers are being crossed every day and internet is a great creativity tool!
3) As if the new.single and contest wasn’t enough for you guys, you dropped a HUGE remix / bootleg pack a couple weeks ago. I recognized a couple of bootlegs of there like the shm / gaga rmx from 2011, how long did it take you to compile this masterpiece of bootlegs ?
  • Thanks for the nice words 🙂 well sometimes u may need 2 or 3 weeks to finish a track, sometimes in 5 hours it’s ready…it depends on the feeling of the moment, on the inspiration u have on that track and on how many cans of RedBull u have left in the studio 🙂 
4) Moreover, what didn’t make the cut 😉
  • LOL

5) I’m sure there are tons of fans and upcoming talents dying to know what do the DJs from mars use for production? Any special gadgets? anything special in your dj bags ?

  • We produce everything with Cubase…it’s a complete tool which lets u work without even thinking about the software….u just create and let urself go into the music…..this should be the main point for every software: if u spend too much time on “computer stuff” then it means u’re losing your focus on what you are REALLY doin, which is music 🙂 – btw we also use tons of plugs which are fully integrated with cubase so we never get bored 🙂
6) Ok, I really gotta know, who designs your helmets ?
  • they’re made by ourselves!

7) What cities have you enjoyed spinning your crop circles the most?

  • Hahaha, well we left a huge crop circle in Atlantic City last year while opening for Tiesto at Taj Mahal Arena…that was MASSIVE….but every gig has its own place in our alien hearts….last year we traveled a lot and we had the chance to visit such places as Australia, China, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Germany, Greece, Spain, and the list can continue…..it’s great cause probably we’d never had the chance to be there if we had an ordinary job…now we are lookin forward for next year’s gigs!!
8) What’s up next for the DJs from Mars ? Ep / single / mix or podcast
  • We are working on several remixes and bootlegs and podcasts as usual, but in 2012 we’d like to focus on our own productions….that could be the next step for us, but we like to be carried by events, so who knows?

9) Where can your earth fans stay up to date with the DJs from Mars via Interweb ?

  • the most updated page is our Facebook www.facebook.com/djsfrommars
  • we love it cause we can post there pics or thoughts even while travelling, so we are almost 24/7 there…if u are into Twitter, no worries, it’s synced to our Facebook LOL 🙂
10) Add Anything here you want to, shameless info, links, whatever…
  • just stay tuned and be prepared to have a SLAMMIN 2012 – peace, DJSFM 

**BONUS: Here are some of my Favorite Bootlegs form Bootfella’s vol 2 – 











Leaders of the New School: Edoardo Hähnel

What’s going on everyone,

time for the latest installation of Leader of the New School, this month we are featuring another young up & comign producer/dj by the name of Edoardo Hahnel. This kid is only 15 yrs old and is pumping out big tunes. Hailing from the House nation of Sweden .. This kid has a bright future… Now time to get to know this young wonder…

DOWNLOAD: Edoardo Hahnel – Take Control

Bounce Radio: First off, introduce yourself to the Bounce Radio world?

EH: Hello Bounce Radio! Its just a pleasure to be in your interview.

I am from a pretty small town called Djursholm 30 Minutes from the Swedish Capital Stockholm. Half of my family is from Italy and the other half is from Sweden so I am both sides. I started loving Music early in my life because music has always been important in my family. I have been Producing Music for 1 year now and began with the Software Fl Studio. Fl Studio was very good but I wanted to do more and to give more so I switched to Propellerheads Reason 4. When I began making music with Reason 4 i just couldn´t stop and from then on I am working in my studio at least 2-3 hours everyday.

Bounce Radio: What got you into Electronic music at such a young age?

EH: When I only was 14 years old the Electronic music came in my life . We had a School Project and we where supposed to do a club beat and a little melody. After that touch to the Electronic music I got interested and started to think of producing my own stuff. I bought Fl Studio and started to make my own music.

Bounce Radio: Who are some of your biggest influences in making music?

EH: My first artists I began to listen to was the big Erick Morillo,Deadmau5 and Carl Cox. They gave me another vision of house music and I got alot of my inspiration and my themes from them. But it was not just professionals or famous people who gave me influence, my grandpha gave me alot. Bertil Hahnel played Jazz music and was the director of Stockholms biggest Music School. He is always in my back and he was for sure my biggest influence.

Bounce Radio: What are some things you would like to accomplish?

EH: I work alot and have pretty high goals for the future I hope to reach.
In 10 years or less I would like to be a very good producer and Dj. In the future I want to inspire people and show them my love to music togheter with them. Now a days there are so many DJs and Producers out there so its much more hard to be special and to be discovered then 15 years ago but its just to work hard and everything is going to be fine, of course you need to have the music in your blood but if you work hard and take it serious people are going to take you for serious.

Bounce Radio: What kind of eqipement do you use to produce & dj?

EH: My Studio is pretty simple but after Christmas i’m going to upgrade it. I use a HP Pavilion Dv6 Laptop with Reason. Then I have a NOV-REMOTE61SL Piano that is very good because it has a small drum pad that is comfotable to have on the piano. As speakers I have Fostex speakers that are perfect for a Studio.
I also a Dj set with 4 Cd-Players and one Mixer.
DJ-SET: Two Pioneer Cdjs 900, Two Citronic Mpcd-s6 and a Pioneer Djm-800.
Bounce Radio: Tell the world where we can hear more of your material

EH: My Internet/computer technician Victor Bishti is now creating a Web site for me and It will be out soon as possible ( I really recommend him to everybody if you want a personal made website). On the website you are going to hear my tracks, see a lot of information about me and some other good stuff. I always Release my tracks on Soundcloud and im going to continue with it because its a very good way of sharing your tracks to the world.

LINKS: http://soundcloud.com/user3682904

CONTACT: Edoardo.hahnel@hotmail.se

Leaders of the New School: Pierce Fulton

This one has been in the works for a lil while now, but Bounce Radio (in collaboration with House Essential’s) bring to you another blockbuster interview: this time up – Pierce Fulton. Coming to the world from Vermont, Pierce has wasted no time getting his hands on the EDM scene, with collaborations with Fred Lilla and Jesper Cederlind. Time to sit back, and get to know another fresh face to the Electronic Dance Scene… Enjoy

Bounce Radio: Hey Pierce, first off we wanna thank you for taking some time out of your busy schedule to answer some questions. For all the bloggers out there who may not know who you are, and what your about Pierce, why don’t you introduce yourself quickly.

Pierce Fulton: Hey! Not a problem at all man, always a pleasure doing interviews.

I’m from a small town in Vermont, USA a few hours north of NYC. Music started very early for me, probably around 4 or 5, with playing the guitar. I eventually moved on to teaching myself how to play drums and piano and I played trombone in my school’s concert band. My interests in electronic music started in early 2009, just making small beats on a laptop but my involvement with house music began in the late summer of last year.

Bounce Radio: Your next single with the Swiss producer, Fred Lilla, ‘Up & Away’ is set to drop on July 23rd. How did you and Fred come together to work on this progressive banger?

Pierce Fulton: Well we had been friends on Facebook and I think one day I sent him a mix of all my unreleased material and he liked a few of the tunes I was working on. We actually started another track together but it kind of died away and then I had this project titled “Just Another Thursday” on my computer and I decided to send it to him. He loved the idea and wanted to work on it with me but there was one thing…the name sounded so depressing and it is a very cheerful song haha. We brainstormed one day for a while and thought “Up & Away” was the most suitable. We worked online, sending compressed logic files back and forth and actually finished the entire song pretty quickly. It’s really cool because I actually got to meet up with Fred in NYC a few weeks ago and we even started a track in the kitchen at my brother’s apartment.

Bounce Radio: With you and Fred both coming into the music scene at young ages, How does it feel to be making an impact so soon?

Pierce Fulton: It is so cool to be involved so young and it’s especially cool to be friends with all of the other up-and-coming producers like Fred and some others like Shane Silver, Johan Eriksson, Jesper Cederlind, Imanos, and Frederik Van Hooft. I still have a lot more work to do but for now, I really appreciate the few people who sit down and listen to my music.

Bounce Radio: Where do you draw your inspiration to make new, fresh and exciting music? Tell us some of the people or groups that inspire or have led to inspire some of your music.

Pierce Fulton: A lot of things like cutting the lawn or going on a run with my dog Harry give me inspiration but also picking up my guitar or playing other instruments give me ideas. People who really inspire me are the producers that are just making it big like Jeremy Olander, Max Vangeli, and Mikael Weermets.

Bounce Radio: Ok, tech dweeb time, What does your Studio look like? Tell us what you are using, so far most people have been using simple setups with PHAT samples, What does Pierce have up his sleeve?

Pierce Fulton:  My studio…Is in my bedroom HA. But it’s pretty simple: a new Macbook Pro running Logic and an iMac desktop running Ableton. I’ve used a bunch of the current leading DAW’s (FL, Reason, Sonar, Ableton, ect…) and Logic blows them all out of the water so that’s my primary program. I have two KRK VXT 4 monitors running through an M-Audio interface (borrowing…still need to buy my own) and I use both the Monster Beats by Dre Studio and Sennheiser HD 25-ii for headphones. And for plug-ins, my current favorites are Sylenth1, Nexus, and FM8.

Bounce Radio: I’m just going to assume that you have seen the video for the new Swedish House Mafia single ‘One (Your Name)’. This being assumed, what do you think of the new OP-1 from Teenage Engineering? It’s got the industry in a buzz, what say you?

Pierce Fulton: I think it’s a cool device and I guess from what I know of it, you can manipulate samples and sounds in the most insane ways. If I had one, I would never be able to make a tune because I would end up playing with it, making the most ridiculous noises and laughing my ass off. I don’t think I would buy one though…just a toy to play with 🙂

Bounce Radio: Ok ok tech dweeb time is over, back to the real important stuff. What kinda equipment are you rocking for live shows? and where would you consider your “dream Venue”?

Pierce Fulton: My live shows are interesting. Seeing that I live in a small town in New England where EDM is non-existent, for a gig i have to bring EVERYTHING. I use Pioneer CDJ 200’s with a DJM 700, Sennheiser HD 25 ii’s and just CD’s because I hate the contemporary “computer DJ” who just has his face on the screen all night. But for a show, I pack my car up with two Behringer live loudspeakers and subs and two power amps (by the way, my car is a small VW Jetta so fitting this all in is literally a Tetris game) with my mixing equipment and lights and whatnot. Gigs are fun around here but it just sucks having to haul everything around. My dream gig…most definitely the Mambo+Pacha Ibiza combo, would kill for that.

Bounce Radio: EDM has been on a steady climb out of the underground for a while now… With further acceptance from Radio, TV and of course the Net. One of the things that I feel has been helping the Electronica movement is the growing number of blogs online. What kinda impact do you think the blog scene has on the EDM culture, do you think it helps grow the music or takes away from the artists?

Pierce Fulton: I think the blog scene has gotten artists and EDM itself where it is now. Blogs are the easiest way to connect fans, DJ’s, producers, labels, press, and literally everyone together. Without blogs, the few people who know who I am, wouldn’t know who I am. Blogs really do help this scene grow and will continue to do so.

Bounce Radio: So with ‘Up & Away’ dropping on July 23rd, What’s next for PF?

Pierce Fulton: Well I just had another remix release on Fever Sounds Records a few weeks ago but next…I have an original EP “Down” with remixes from another (amazing) young-gun producer Shane Silver and Supermoto. I have a ton of unsigned original work and a few remixes here and there. I promise I’ll have previews soon 🙂

Bounce Radio: Lastly, Where can the Bounce Radio peeps, and the rest of Canada stay up to date with your music / career? (links to your sites and whatnot shameless plug area)

Pierce Fulton: I’m constantly active on my Facebook and Twitter pages and I also post all of my music on my Soundcloud page. Other than that, check out my blog House Essentials as well.


Leaders of the New School: ImanoS

Leaders of the New School have been at work lining up more interviews for you guys… and boy oh boy do we have a big one tonight !!

From the sunny streets of Vancouver, BC  – Emerging producer/dj Juice Somani aka ImanoS has answered some questions that I had to get off my chest. I consider ImanoS to be one of the hottest commodities that Canada has to offer in the EDM scene and I consdier him a friend, he’s helped me alot on my votage into the sound.

Enjoy the Q&A


Bounce Radio:  First off thank you for taking some time off your busy schedule to take some time to sit with us. Your first single ‘Be Loved’ has received a lot of support and love across the globe, how has it changed things for ImanoS

ImanoS: Hey thanks it’s no problem! I think it’s changed things in the sense that more folks are aware of who I am and are interested in seeing/hearing more from me. It’s also helped a lot in terms of gaining recognition from artists I respect dearly and helped me build relationships with djs/producers/fans who have contacted me after hearing the track.

Bounce Radio: Your music has a very distinct sound to it, Is that something you try to add to each song you produce or is it something that has just fell into place as your learning curve continues?

ImanoS:  It’s more of a natural thing. I enjoy sampling a lot as a lot of my favorite producers are doing interesting things with samples so that may be one aspect of it. The music you create will probably sound similar to the stuff you listen to and admire yourself eventually.

Bounce Radio: You recently had a gig at PACHA in the UK. Explain the feeling of playing at a venue like that?

ImanoS: Absolutely unreal! Just a really fun time..I had a few friends travel in to be there for that night and we just had a blast. Playing big clubs like Pacha especially when it’s nice and packed is one of the best moments a DJ could ever experience.

Bounce Radio: Your latest track “Look of Love” is a collaboration with the Swedish producer Mick Kastenholt, Tell us how you two put this banger together? Was it a back and forth edit (where you both work on parts and combine) or was it a full-time collab?

Imanos: I showed Mick and he liked it quite a bit, and we worked together in building it, but you can hear a lead that is a trademark sound of Mick’s in there. I really liked the outcome and have been able to play it out and it really wrecks the floor!

Bounce Radio:Your name is all over blogs on the net, many of which are including your name as one of the next rising stars in EDM, How does that make you feel knowing that others are not only enjoying the music you make; but are saying you could be the next big name?

Imanos: Well it’s very nice that people are listening to and enjoying my music and I am always pleased to see support from blogs and the online community. I don’t know about being the next “big name” haha. Who knows about that, but I am glad there is support! 🙂

Bounce Radio: Name your most favorite venue to date? What made it so special?

Imanos: I recently played at Spektrum a new club in Denmark with over a 1000 people there when I was playing and I just had a blast! The hospitality there was incredible and I met a lot of cool people, who I plan on keeping in touch with.

Bounce Radio: What would you consider to be your “Dream Gig”?

Imanos: Playing in a nice Beach club in Amsterdam, Space Miami during WMC, basically any nice spot on the beach is good for me!

Bounce Radio: What are you using for LIVE Dj Sets? & What about in the studio?

Imanos: I am using my AKAI APC 40 for live sets now and I love it! In my studio I have my laptop, AKAI MPK 49, my KRK monitors, my soundcard and that’s it! It’s a very basic setup, but I find it has been effective for me, and not too costly.

Bounce Radio: What’s up and coming for ImanoS? and Where can we stay up to date?

Imanos: I have remixes coming very soon for Used Records, Uncovered. Two massive originals on Italian label, Loudbit Records that I believe will be very big. One of them is “How We Do” and the other is “Poison” both of these are collaborations with Nunzi a production partner and close friend of mine in NYC. Another big collaboration project is an upcoming single with, Ton Def called “Evil Woman” which I think will be huge as well!

Look out for more stuff from good friends Mick Kastenholt, Fred Lilla, Oliver Meyer SKLA, Ton Def, Luis Sastre, Chris Lawyer, Shane Silver, Pierce Fulton!

You can stay up to date with me by following me on
Twitter –
Checking out my Facebook Fan Page –
and look out for ImanoS.net coming very soon!

Best wishes from Sunny Vancouver! – ImanoS

Leaders of the New School: Fred Lilla

I met Fred Lilla through my man with the plan ImanoS in 2009, I heard the then unreleased club sizzler ‘Be Loved’ and was curious about who was beside Imanos on it. Fast forward to mid 2010 and this guy is pushing his name into iPods/MP3 players and about everything else that can play music. He is a young talent but his music has a sound that has soul and lot of character. Bounce Radio had the opportunity to ask Fred some questions for this exclusive interview for the Leaders of the New School.

Now sit back and take some time to get to know Mr Lilla…

Bounce Radio: First off, How does it feel to be generating so much momentum at such a young age?
Fred Lilla: It really feels amazing ! But I try to keep my feet on the ground because I’ll always have to progress.
Bounce Radio: What got you into production? What kinda music inspires you?
Fred Lilla: At first, my brother and I had bought ourselves crappy turntables. We used to have fun on them, but nothing serious, when one day, my brother played house music on them. I did the same thing and was quickly attracted by the idea of making my own music. I don’t really have any precise inspirations when I make music, I try to make something I like and that rocks.
Bounce Radio: What songs are in your top rotation right now? (favorite new anthems… what songs are good in your set etc)
Fred Lilla: My top10 today would be :
1/John De Sohn – Unleash My Love
2/ SHM – One
3/ Avicii, Doray, Cost – Tweet it
4/ Ciciada – One Beat Away (Max Vangeli Remix)
5/ Junior, iTod & J.J Feat MissuM – I Can Lead Your Mind (Fred Lilla Remix)
6/ Swanky Tunes – Rave-O-Phonic (David Tort Rework)
7/ Sebjak – Shock
8/ Filip Le Frick – Feel The Rythm
9/ Dim Chris – Sometimes (Johan Wedel Remix)
10/ Axwell – Nothing but love for you
Bounce Radio: Defiantly some huge summer bangers in that list. Your first single (with ImanoS) ‘Be Loved’ has been recieved quite well on Beatport as well as in clubs around the world & your new remix of ‘Thango’ was just released. What do you have lined up to follow these two epic anthems?
Fred Lilla: My track « Shohoye » was released not long ago, I’ve got an upcoming remix with a groupe of swedish guys and collab with Pierce Fulton should be out for the summer.
Bounce Radio: Coming from one of the biggest House Music hot spots in the world – What sets Fred Lilla apart from the other producers?
Fred Lilla: Maybe my age, maybe my originality, I don’t really know. You tell me !
Bounce Radio: Well other than the age we could point out your unique melodies, What Kind of equipment are you currently using for production ? / What about Dj’ing (LIVE)?
Fred Lilla: My equipment for making music is very basic : an iMac, Logic, a Korg K25 and an Ecler ECH602. For DJing, I use the usual CDJ1000 MK3 and an Ecler Evo4
Bounce Radio: Tell us (Canada) where we can stay up to date on new Music, updates and tours ?
Fred Lilla: Everything’s on my myspace (www.myspace.com/djfredlilla) and my soundcloud (www.soundcloud.com/fredlilla). You can also add me on Facebook.
Bounce Radio: Anything else you would like to add Fred?
Fred Lilla: I’d like to really thank everyone who likes and supports what I do. I love you guys ! Peace


Wanna hear more? Check out these links to listen to a decent selection of choice Lilla tunes… Support this young cat…

Fred Lilla – Chillin’


Fred Lilla – Pure (Preview)





Leaders of the New School: Cherry Cola, Montreal`s finest

If you live in or around Montreal, and you consider yourself to be into the EDM (electronic dance music) scene, then you will have come across a Dj that sticks out … in a good way. His name is Cherry Cola, but his friends just call him Dany. I first came across this guy through the83’s a couple years ago, and I had the pleasure of opening up for him when we celebrated the brains behind the 83’s Phizzle’s birthday last summer. It was a night where I got to see how a Dj could break out the ‘guy playing the music’ mold, and be more than just that guy.

I recently got him off his CDJ’s to sit down and answer some questions in this Bounce Radio / The 83’s exclusive interview.. Enjoy


Class is now in session:

  • First off thanks for taking the time to do this with us, since your a very busy man. How has the FUK U LATER @ Jupiter Room been going for you ?

Well the whole team is really surprised on how good the night have been so far…  We have our little crowd who comes every week…    We are really happy about this night 🙂

  • I’ve heard a couple of special Cherry Cola bootlegs, any plans to go deeper into production? or are you focussing on Dj’ing for the time being?

There will always be bootlegs …  But i’m thinking about managing a new artist …  TBA Later

  • With the rise in popularity in EDM (Electronic Dance Music), How do you distance yourself creativly from the new dj’s who are riding the popularity ?

My presence on stage, I think, is unique

  • You are arguably one of the hottest Dj’s on the scene in Montreal right now, What piece of advice would you give an aspiring Dj or Producer who is trying to establish themselves ?

  • Like kiss said…  Keep It Simple Stupid

  • Tell us what Cherry Cola has planned for the summer.

Fuk U Later Night is going on every saturday night @ Jupiter Room,  And different showcases here and there !

  • What songs are getting some serious air play in your mp3 player right now?

Late Of The Pier – Best In Class (Soulwax Remix)
Jamie Lidell – Telephone (Tiga Remix)
Duchess Says – Black Flag (Emperor Machine Remix)
ZZT – Zzafrica

  • What kind of equipment are you using for your live sets? What about production?

2 CDJ-1000 MK3 + 1 Mixer DJM-800

  • What is your favorite aspect of performing live?

The response of the crowd is always amazing…  I like the kids u know 🙂

Here’s some video of Dj Cherry Cola in Action, and below is his links… Cheers !

M. Dany Patrice Valade
DJ Cherry COLA


Email : Djcherrycola@hotmail.com