PHOTOGRAPHY MARK ABRAHAMS
MIAMI'S ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOWCASES A NEW BREED OF MEGASTARS MAKING NOISE FOR THE MASSES AND GIVING POP IDOLS A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY. IN 2013 THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY DJS
Describe your sound in three words:
D Dance, electronic, songs
Tell us about your setup:
D Our studio setup is very simple. We have an iMac, a few synths, a microphone, and some other basic equipment.
What time do you usually go to sleep and when do you wake up?
D It changes drastically every single day.
Do you have any rituals before, during, or after a performance?
D Not really, no.
Where is the strangest place you’ve ever performed?
D We played in Romania on the roof of the People’s Palace. It was pretty strange, but an amazing experience.
What’s the biggest crowd you’ve ever played to and where?
D Probably Coachella, in the U.S., or Bestival, in the U.K.
What is the most fun part of touring?
D Playing to crowds who sing the words of our songs back to us is pretty amazing. Other than that, just meeting new people and seeing cool places.
Least fun part?
D Lack of sleep.
Do you have a team that helps you when it comes to putting your show together?
D Up until just under a year ago we toured on our own, but now we have a small team who we tour with and design the shows with. They’ve made our jobs a lot more enjoyable!
Do you have any lucky charms?
What’s on your rider that we might not expect?
D Pistachio nuts?
What is the biggest misconception about electronic music?
D There are a lot of “live” shows that are actually just a man standing behind a laptop doing nothing.
Digital technician Tim Bell Photo assistant Eric Simmons Equipment rental Milk NY Special thanks Alexandra Greenberg, Clayton Blaha, Darren Baber, Chris Werner, Marije de Konink, Sander Reneman, Justin Kleinfeld, Ciara Davey, Diana Baron, Alexandra Baker