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Electronic Music Life is a music business, culture & lifestyle podcast for the electronic music industry and music lovers. With over twenty years experience, DJ, producer, music consultant & coach, James Locksmith and inspiring guests, shine a light on the Electronic Music industry, technology, creativity, wellness, cultural, social, spiritual, economic, political paradigms and systems. Learn about the people, their stories, experiences, careers, businesses, practical tools, resources, electronic music entrepreneurship and how to overcome obstacles.

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Electronic Music Life is a music business, culture & lifestyle podcast for the electronic music industry and music lovers. With over twenty years experience, DJ, producer, music consultant & coach, James Locksmith and inspiring guests, shine a light on the Electronic Music industry, technology, creativity, wellness, cultural, social, spiritual, economic, political paradigms and systems. Learn about the people, their stories, experiences, careers, businesses, practical tools, resources, electronic music entrepreneurship and how to overcome obstacles.

    Finding the right environment w/Marcel Vogel

    Finding the right environment w/Marcel Vogel

    Get ready to immerse yourself with the latest episode of the Electronic Music Life podcast. Hosted by DJ producer, James Locksmith, this episode features a fun and insightful conversation with none other than Marcel Vogel, a renowned DJ and producer with roots in Germany and a thriving career in Amsterdam. With over two decades of experience in dance music culture under his belt, Marcel brings a unique blend of soul, funk, and disco-infused house music that has earned him a dedicated following around the globe.

    In this episode, listeners are treated to an intimate exploration of Marcel Vogel's journey, from his early days in Germany to his current status as a driving force in the Amsterdam electronic and disco scene. Through insightful anecdotes and behind-the-scenes revelations, Marcel shares a glimpse into the passion and creativity that fuel his music and DJ career. Whether you're a die-hard electronic music fan, a disco purist or simply curious about the artistry behind the beats and inside knowledge, this episode promises to entertain, inspire, and leave you wanting to learn more from the dynamic world of Marcel Vogel's electronic music life..

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    • 27 min
    Femi Kuti #65 7 Generations Of Excellence

    Femi Kuti #65 7 Generations Of Excellence

    This episode of Electronic Music Life is with a true legend in the world of music, a masterful artist whose transcendent talents have left an indelible mark on the global music landscape. He is none other than Mr. Femi Kuti, recorded in person after soundcheck on the day of his Sydney performance at the Recital Hall in April 2023.

    Femi Kuti, the eldest son of the Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, carries forward seven generations of music with unparalleled dedication and innovation. His music is a mesmerizing fusion of traditional Afrobeat rhythms, electrifying horns, and socially conscious lyrics that resonate with audiences worldwide. Femi Kuti's career spans over four decades, during which he has earned multiple Grammy nominations, global acclaim, and an unwavering reputation for his high-energy live performances.

    Beyond his music, Femi Kuti describes what appears to be a staunch advocate for social justice and political activism, and rather be defined as a concerned citizen of the world, using his platform to raise awareness about crucial issues facing our world today.

    Join us as we delve into the life, music, wisdom, and vision of this extraordinary artist, Femi Kuti, and explore the profound impact he has had on dance, electronic music, and beyond. Stay tuned for an insightful conversation that promises to be both inspiring and enlightening.

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    • 34 min
    Bill Brewster #64 Dance Music Saved My Life

    Bill Brewster #64 Dance Music Saved My Life

    This episode of Electronic Music Life was recorded at Verge Film Productions Studios in Dubai in March 2023 with DJ, dance music historian and journalist,  Bill Brewster. Host of DJ History and The Bill Brewster podcasts, UK’s very own driving force behind dance music culture, who has been behind the turntables and behind the pen for decades for some of the most insightful music journalism, and some of the most brilliantly documented books you'll ever read on dance music. 

    Bill shares some of his incredible journey and his invaluable insights into the industry, including what has driven him that has impacted and shaped the lives of many over the years in dance music. 

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    • 31 min
    Jazzie B OBE Soul II Soul #63 Forever evolving with music

    Jazzie B OBE Soul II Soul #63 Forever evolving with music

    This episode of Electronic Music Life was recorded in front of a live audience in Sydney in March 2023 with Jazzie B of iconic collective  Soul II Soul, during a sold out tour of Australia with James Locksmith and Paris Pompor of Groovescooter. We sat back and listened to a dive deep into Jazzie B's incredible journey. Jazzie shares some of the highs, the challenges, and some moments that have defined his remarkable career., and his views on the ever-evolving dance music scene.

    Soul II Soul has been a driving force in the music industry for over three decades, creating timeless classics like "Back to Life" and "Keep on Movin'." They revolutionized the British music scene, blending soulful melodies with cutting-edge electronic beats, and became the embodiment of cool, effortlessly transcending genres.

    Jazzie B, the mastermind behind this iconic collective, has been a relentless innovator, not only in music but also in fashion and culture. His influence knows no bounds, and his legacy continues to shape the global electronic music landscape.

    Brought to you by the good people of Inner Sauce, Groovescooter, 2SERFM Sydney, Radio alHara Palestine and Electronic Music Life.

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    • 58 min
    Nicky Siano #62 Bringing Back The Love To Dance Music

    Nicky Siano #62 Bringing Back The Love To Dance Music

    In this episode of Electronic Music Life with James Locksmith is with dance music icon and one  most influential figure Nicky Siano. Founder of the legendary Gallery, original resident of Studio 54, disco DJ, philanthropist and avid meditator. Mr Siano sat with James and shared some of his simple yet so important ways to keep dance music’s essence, keeping the purpose of the culture, some modern music perspective and why original dance music is so relevant today more than ever, his work with AIDS victims and the power of meditation on his life and DJing.

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    • 26 min
    Putrika #61 Perseverance, shutting down imposter syndrome, sharpening skills, a sync deal with Netflix.

    Putrika #61 Perseverance, shutting down imposter syndrome, sharpening skills, a sync deal with Netflix.

    In this episode of Electronic Music Life with James Locksmith is with Jakarta-born, Gadigal Land based multi-disciplinary artist, DJ, music producer, songwriter and vocalist Putrika. From pop girl band groups in Jakarta and traditional Indonesian dancing groups, Putrika shares about her nine year “DIY” journey in Australia, of perseverance, shutting down imposter syndrome, developing her own art, sound, business and music identity process, before being noticed by creative circles and alternative music scenes.. With a passion for developing electronic music of her own, Putrika also took to DJing lessons to sharpen her skills further with Aussie favourite Aybetonye, which led bookings to DJing and live perfornances with New Beginnings Festival and Freedom Sessions by SSI and Sydney’s alternative club collective Mixagi, including club gigs at Club 77. Putrika also talks about how her music was picked up by Netflix Australia for the reboot of Heartbreak High series.   

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    • 28 min

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