Welcome to In Conversation, the podcast dedicated to giving you an unparalleled look into electronic music's greatest minds, both in the studio and beyond. We deconstruct their daily routines, fears, and quirks, showing you what makes them tick, and what exactly makes them so successful. From artists to managers, agents and promoters, these are the people who make it happen, pushing our community forward.
It's a well-known fact that Los Angeles and techno go together like lamb and tuna fish. The illegal warehouse raves of the 90s and 00s helped define the genre both on the West Coast, and in the United States as a whole. But, as trends come and go, while it's always been around, the past five years have seen a huge resurgence for the genre in LA, taking over the biggest clubs in the city nearly every weekend. The question then is, who's making this happen? It seems like every day there are new parties and new promoters trying to get in on the action, but one such company who has quickly risen to the top is 6am, and their affiliate Synthetik Minds. They have huge strides in bringing some of Europe's finest underground artists to the streets of Los Angeles (think Perc, Tommy Four Seven, 999999999, Phase, etc) and have built a reputation for excellence with both artists and ravers alike.
In this episode, we speak with founders Jia and Marco, to discuss how both of these brands came to be, the importance of building a strong team, and why working with other promoters is the only way to move the scene forward. If you have ever wanted to throw your own little parties, or currently do and want to improve the experience, this is an episode for you. So sit back, relax, and please welcome Jia and Marco to In Conversation.