To mark the end of 2018, The Rave Exchange is travelling the world to reflect on the year of a series of DJs and Producers from every corner of the planet. From summer memories to personal achievements – we dig deep into the past 12 months and discuss future plans of some of our favourite emerging talents.
Artist Name: Novado
Highlight of 2018: Playing a packed Velice Beach in Spain at 6 in the morning!
Happy memory from this summer: Taking breaks from producing to go to the beach with friends.
Happy memory from this winter: Playing my favourite venue back home in Stockholm with all my good friends there to support me.
The most difficult thing you’ve done this year: Saying no to gigs to have more time to make music.
This time last year you were… DJ’ing nonstop, I think I played 20 gigs in December last year.
Your new year’s resolution last year: To focus more on making music rather than playing gigs.
How long did it last? I tried to stick to it for most of the year.
Your new year’s resolution this year: Do more collaborations.
How long is it going to last? All year hopefully!
Your musical goal for 2019: Have my original tracks released on certain labels.
A new skill or hobby you’d like to get into: Producing Hip-Hop/RnB
Your dream Christmas present: A Pioneer RMX-1000
Favourite festive food: Christmas turkey!
Your NYE plans: Celebrating with friends back home in Stockholm, it will be the first NYE in a good while that I’m not DJing!
Public figure of the year: Cardi B
Movie/TV show of the year: I honestly don’t watch movies or TV shows
Artist or label to watch in 2019: Scott Forshaw & Greg Stainer in the House scene, I’m predicting Loud Luxury to become a pretty big mainstream act in 2019 too.
Song of the year that you were involved with: Push The Feeling On (Novado Remix)
Song of the year that you were not involved with: ‘Tenderlove’ by Dannic
Something you learned in 2018: The easier way is always the better way!
A prediction about the world in 2019: We’ll be using voice control and speech recognition a lot more.
And lastly, your favourite Christmas song: Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
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- Afro House
- Bass House
- Big Room
- Deep House
- Disco & Soul/Funk
- DJ Tools
- Drum & Bass
- Dub & Reggae
- Electro House
- Electro Swing
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- Future Bass & Trap
- Future House
- Garage & Grime
- Glitch Hop
- Hard Dance
- Hardcore & Harder Techno
- Hip Hop/R&B
- Indie Dance
- Jackin' House
- Leftfield Bass
- Leftfield House & Techno
- Melodic House
- Melodic House & Techno
- Minimal / Deep Tech
- Nu Disco & Indie Dance
- Progressive House
- Psy Trance
- Radio Shows
- Tech House
- TRE Rates
- Video Series Launch
- XMAS Interview & Mix Series
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