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Following up from Calculon’s breakthrough single with Pawn and Christina Tamayo on LA’s SMOG Records, 2013 was a big year for the California native. His debut EP was released in January on Loose Squares, the standout label from Chicago, and has garnered heavy DJ support from scene leaders such as Om Unit, Chrissy Murderbot, Fracture, Mark Pritchard, Sinistarr, Stunna, Shiftee, R.A.W. and more. Other releases appeared on labels such as Hot Mom USA, Hyperboloid, Commercial Suicide, Shoot Recordings, Phuzion, and Rubik Records.

The last few years have seen this dj perform farther and farther away from home, and 2014 will see Calculon playing new venues across America, Europe, and beyond. His label Rubik Records continues to go from strength to strength, and the newly launched Shoot Recordings imprint is off to a great start. Watch out for releases from Calculon and on his labels soon including the mighty “Larchmont” by Pawn and Calculon accompanied by an Om Unit remix due in February 2014 on Shoot Recordings.


Apart What / where / who was your first experience of electronic music?
Calculon the movie Breakin’ really was what hooked me on to electronic music in the beginning when I was a likkle yout’

Apart Which artists had the greatest impact on your decision to pursue being a DJ?
Calculon @Photek for dnb/jungle – Alec Empire and the whole DHR crew – @DJQbert and @djshadow and @DJKRUSHofficial also big influences

Apart Describe ‘your sound’ in three words?
Calculon quality uptempo music

Apart What are your top favorite 3 clubs (or cities) that you have performed at?
Calculon hmm @fabriclondon was great, also Pravda in Moscow and @SmartBar in Chicago

Apart What’s one place or club that you haven’t DJ’ed at yet, that you really want to?
Calculon in April I tour in Asia w/ @Dave0wen and reallllllly stoked on that. Bangkok, Shanghai, Seoul, Hong Kong, Dubai….

Apart Do you have any of your productions out? If so on what labels?
Calculon yes on @RubikRecords @ShootRecordings @HotMomUSA @HyperboloidRecs Loose Squares @smogrecords

Apart Can you youtube us one track that we can expect to hear you play in Milwaukee this Friday?
Calculon really loving this tune

Apart When your not listening to electronic music, what do you like to listen to?
Calculon the new @beck album is fantastic, also i’m really into funk/jazz like @DaMFunK @jensensportag

Apart Have you played in Milwaukee before? If so where?
Calculon Yes several times and it’s always been great. You’d have to ask @KruserBOH where the gigs were

Apart One last question for ya!! Finish this sentence: Nobody would ever guess that I _________
Calculon was the camera man for a movie with @djasides and @flacodnb