We caught up with LAZRtag, LA based DJ/production duo comprised of Vinh Luvtek and Erik Addison. They stopped by Control this weekend to give Avalon-goers some music to dance to. Keep reading for the interview, and don't forget to check out their latest remix released last month on Beatport "Picture This" with Sgt. Slick!
WL: With all the recent buzz surrounding the dance music, do you guys think the scene is headed in a positive or negative direction? L: Positive all the way, it's incredibly mainstream now but that doesn't mean it's a bad thing. Pros: more festivals, more artists, more music, more opportunities, bigger edm community/fans. Cons: Paris Hilton, Pauly D.
WL: What do you think about DJ Mag's annual Top 100 DJ list? Do you think it holds any accuracy, or even relevancy? L: Not at all, first off naming it "Top 100 DJs," I know it's DJ Mag's thing, but at this point it should be more "Top 100 EDM Producers." I think everyone didn't give a damn after finding out that certain people were buying votes.
WL: Who are some artists to look out for in 2012? L: James Egbert, Qulinez
WL: Who outside the realm of your genre would you like to collaborate with? L: Carah Faye Charnow from Shiny Toy Guns, beautiful strong full voice, I'm surprised no one has worked with her.
WL: Favorite spot to eat at in LA? L: Umami FTW