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Robbie Rivera and NXNY discuss how they get their creative juices flowing

From the Captain’s deck during a party cruise organized by New York-based Crust Nation, NO BS sat down with Robbie Rivera and DJ duo NXNY to get to know more about their workflow and creative processes and find out how it’s gotten them to where they are.

Robbie Rivera is the legendary founder of Juicy Music created in a partnership with Armada Music and owner of many number ones on Beatport as well as a great remix portfolio including work for U2, Lenny Kravitz, Deadmau5, Tiesto, Kaskade, New Order, Clean Bandit, Erasure, Basement Jaxx and David Guetta.

NXNY are signed to Juicy Music, and both are extremely talented acts that can amplify any party.

Duo members DJ No Doubt and Xavier Murillo talk about their transition from their graphic design backgrounds into music production, and how they weave the two together.

“We both listened to music in the office and then I asked him to make a mix. We started to put the mix together in No Doubt’s house, I picked up DJing little by little. We shared the mix with our nightlife clients who liked it and then offered us a first gig.”

Before going on stage, both the legend and NXNY share their juicy recipes for getting more gigs and developing large-scale success in the evolving electronic music scene, especially when there are so many DJs. Robbie Rivera says:

“When I started, I met this person from Atlantic Records who used to sign my records. He told me that when you leave the club and there’s a song stuck in your head, that’s the record you want to do. You want to produce the record that everyone is going to remember.”

Robbie also mentioned that if asked he would definitely be down to remix any hits from current hip-hop artists such as Cardi B. Check out the full NO BS interview above!

Beat the retrograde at Moonrise Fest with some unforgettable performances

With Mercury Retrograde finally coming to an end on August 19th, there really is no better way to celebrate than getting down — or rather, going up — this weekend at the Moonrise Festival in Baltimore, MD.

This “Coachella” of the mid-Atlantic, which started back in 2014, has brought in stellar artists like Bassnectar, Tiesto, The Chainsmokers, and Pretty Lights. The lineup and outfits are predicted to be out-of-this-world, an escape we all need to see happen in 2018.

From hard-hitting dubstep to uplifting house, EDM’s biggest names like Diplo, Marshmello, DJ Snake, and Cashmere Cat, and many others will be spreading their magic.

Dozens of dance music’s top artists are set to create a universe of thrills across four cosmically-named stages at the horse racetrack–Stellar, Lunar, Celestial, and the Solar Tent.

Though EDM takes center stage, the lineup covers a genre multiverse. From Hip-Hop talents A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Vince Staples to genre-benders like Rezz and Liquid Stranger, and even to the dream pop vibes of Phantogram, Moonrise is sure to please.

To top it all off, the festival’s planners are providing the #Mooncrew with a foolproof way to get there, stay there, and get back. They offer shuttle rides from D.C., discounted hotels, and a cool space-themed, augmented reality app that features fest essentials, including food, vendors, and performance schedules.

It almost seems like the organizers have anticipated the retrograde, which affects travel and communication in particular.

Last year at Moonrise, a thunderstorm led to a temporary evacuation of the festival grounds. Surprisingly, it didn’t stop the show or the Mooncrew — it brought them closer in a shared, muddy euphoria.

Among the star-studded acts, this year you can expect to see electrifying dancers, costumes, art installations, and an illuminated Ferris wheel.

While we can never truly know the future, the forecast says it’s gonna be a heck of a good time so grab your tickets while they’re still here.