The Deep House veteran is still the #1 Swiss artist on Spotify.
After more than two decades in Electronic Music, Grammy-nominated producer Maurizio Colella is still finding ways to challenge himself creatively.
"I have this amazing opportunity to travel the world and explore so many different cultures," EDX told Popdust. "I mean, in terms of getting inspired, that is really helpful." The 42-year-old Deep House veteran is currently the #1 Swiss artist on Spotify and has been called, among other things, a musical genius. "It's important to evolve slowly," The DJ said of his longevity. "My career has been like a roller coaster that has been continuously going up, and in my world consistency and efficiency are hard to come by with art. I'm just a simple musician with a dream…[and] to be unique is the most important thing in this whole journey."
The producer's new single, "Off The Grid," which was just released and features Amba Shephard, speaks more on this journey. "It's about getting away from it all, and getting in touch with your soul," Shephard said of the track. "Getting back to life is everything." With two new singles out and more to come, Maurizio Colella is just trying to stay focused. "There's no musical trend right now," EDX added, "The music, for now, is going back to the club, so it's a perfect time to experiment and evolve my sound."
EDX is on his "Off The Grid" tour now. Check out the tour dates below.
Friday, April 19 – Lavo Nightclub, New York, NY
Saturday, April 20 – RYSE Nightclub, St Louis, MO
Sunday, April 21 – Shephard's Beach, Clearwater, FL
Thursday, April 25 – Prohibition, Winnipeg Manitoba, CA
Friday, April 26 – Audio, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, April 27 – 45 East, Portland, OR
Thursday, May 02 – Six Club, Guadalajara, MX
Friday, May 03 – Prysm Nightclub, Chicago, IL
Saturday, May 04 – Temple Nightclub, Denver, CO
Sunday, May 05 – Stereo Live, Houston, TX
Friday, May 24 – Academy, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 31 – Premier Nightclub, Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday, June 1 – Ravine, Atlanta, GA
Mackenzie Cummings-Grady is a creative writer who resides in the Brooklyn area. Mackenzie's work has previously appeared in The Boston Globe, Billboard, and Metropolis Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @mjcummingsgrady.
The ice cream company released a powerful statement this week.
With Black Lives Matter protests popping up left and right, lots of well-known public figures and companies are taking a stand against police brutality.
Celebrities are putting their lives on the line protesting, childrens' toy companies are donating tens of thousands to organizations like the NAACP, and even infamous YouTube stars are hitting the streets. But Ben & Jerry's—yes, the ice cream brand—have made the most detailed statement of all.
"The murder of George Floyd was the result of inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy," reads a lengthy statement on the Ben & Jerry's website. "What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was the predictable consequence of a racist and prejudiced system and culture that has treated Black bodies as the enemy from the beginning."
The statement continues: "Four years ago, we publicly stated our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Today, we want to be even more clear about the urgent need to take concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy in all its forms."
Ben and Jerry then outlines a four-step plan to end white supremacy. First is calling on President Trump to disavow white supremacy, instead of calling on the military to shoot American protesters. Second is calling on Congress to pass H.R. 40, a bill with instructions to study racism, its deep roots in American history, and how antiquated beliefs are still prevalent today. Third is creating a task force to help increase police accountability, and fourth is a "call on the Department of Justice to reinvigorate its Civil Rights Division as a staunch defender of the rights of Black and Brown people." Trump has never made plans even half that detailed!
It's a little sad that ice cream companies are more adamant about ending centuries of white supremacy than our own government officials even at the state level. Especially when other companies have issued statements that attempt to overshadow their previous racist actions, Ben & Jerry's commitment to justice is admirable. Ben and Jerry are officially the two coolest white boomer men we know, and we will be celebrating by vacuum-inhaling three pints of Chunky Monkey.
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