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POLYPHONIC FOLLOWS THE UK’S BEST DJ ON HIS DEBUT AMERICAN TOUR

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ou could instantly feel his electrifying vibe within his presence as he enters the room. His excuse for being late was typical and ironic, as he revealed to us how he took time to recover from the hangover he had gone through this morning from a hectic party he had come from the night before. This pretty much sums up the immense social life he has through the music he makes. His music passes on positive energy to his audience which is why we admire him and his work. In a way, he reminds us of a young, individual Swedish house mafia because of the dedication he puts towards his music and the outcome of it is easily paid off as everyone loves it! Our conversation runs smoothly as we discover how much of an easy-going guy he is. We start of by asking him how his career in the electronic/house music industry is go“Career is going great! My life is absolutely busy right now and I literally have no time to rest or sleep. My music brings the party scene to life, so it’s my responsibility for everyone in the club to have the time of their lives. Being tired and dull won’t fulfill that purpose; therefore I have to be up and active 24/7. It’s tough but it’s alright because music is what I live for.” We were keen to find out how he keeps grounded from his one mad of a life and who inspires him to work hard and keep going even though it is tough to maintain the high standards of his job. “I know, it sounds cliché, but my family and friends help to keep me grounded because they treat me like a normal, ordinary person just like before the fame had hit me. They don’t let fame get to my head, so by doing that they would make me do chores, like throw the trash away and hover the floor; just like what an ordinary 21 year old would do, and I’m thankful for that. I have quite a few inspirations, one of which is my dad. Not particularly in music, as he is in his 50‟s and electronic and house was still non-existent; but he inspires me because how tough and caring he is of a lad. He has gone through so many tough times in his life, but never gave up. He’s strong and he manages to pick up the pieces of the situation every time. That is why I look up to him. Music-wise, my music inspirations would definitely have to be Michael Jackson. I just respect how he has changed music in a constructive way and how unique he is as an artist. He stands out; and that’s what I believe makes a great artist.

You have to be different in order to reach success.” The whole of the Polyphonic team were completely touched by these words and how endearing it was to hear that his dad was his biggest inspiration. Although, we all know that there is another side to just the whole lovely-dovey image, therefore we decided to ask further more about his

“LIFE BEFORE ELECTRONIC WAS TOUGH.” party life. His response was overloaded that we were forced to cut his answer down. It’s heartbreaking, but don’t you worry! We’ve included the rest of his response on our website (www.polyphonicmag.com). So we asked him how life is like in the party scene and his most memorable moments. His response as far as it goes, sounds to us like he has lived life to the fullest it could get. Envy! “I absolutely love the party life. A party won’t be a party until I walk in! (laughs) but my music is all about playing it at parties, clubs or any location that makes you want to dance and fist-pump. It’s all about not having a care in the world and to simply block out all your worries. This is the reason why I decided to

me to have a great advantage of meeting new, fantastic people with big egos. I just love people with big egos! They are such fun, lively people! This life has led me to have tons of memories that will stay with me forever. But one memory in particular that just tops the cherry on the cake will probably have to be performing with chase and status at reading festival. The atmosphere of festivals is absolutely breath-taking although, getting to experience that atmosphere is one thousand times better when you perform with one of your favourite electronic and house music artists. Chase and status just completed the whole experience and made it one to remember because the audience was unbelievingly electrifying.” Now, this response made us wonder how Aaron, himself experienced life before his fame and if he has ever attended these sort of events as a part of the audience. Also, how creating and performing his music to thousands of people has changed his life and where he would be if he chose not to follow his dreams of becoming a successful artist and DJ. Here we discover how deep into conversation this has come to; although it has brought up the fact again, that Aaron Knowlden is in fact an easy-going, down to earth person. We can be sat here for hours talking to him although we only had 30 minutes. It’s hard to believe the amount of information we have about him within such a short period of time. This also expresses how much he has to say and all these fascinating stories we are all eager to hear about him.

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INDEX M.I.A 12 WILKINSON 16 CHASE & STATUS 24 DISCLOSURE 36 SUB FOCUS 27 ZEDD 13 AVICII 45 MASSIVE ATTACK 33 CALVIN HARRIS 54 FATBOY SLIM 19 DJ FRESH 31 ICONA POP 15 SKRILLEX 42 MARTIN GARRIX 26 BONDAX 32 NINE TOES 23 ANDY C 17 RUDIMENTAL 49 MAJOR LAZER 37 N.A.S.A 55 STORM QUEEN 18 MAJOR LAZER 47 SHOWTEK 30 MOBY 28 BONDAX 56 SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA 22

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Aaron’s new album ‘Vibe’ is THE must have of the month! If you love to party then this is the album for you. It includes some fresh and electrifying sounds from this talented 19 year old that is the underdog of the industry. Folllowing up with duos of some of the most famous artists of our generation, featuring the likes of disclosure and avicii. Vibe is 2014’s most talked about album.

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JANUARY 2014

CONTENTS

Regulars 32 Song of the week

Discover the most talked about electronic/house song hot in the charts throughout the weeks of this month

76 Reader’s page

A page dedicated to all you music lovers. Send in pictures, tweets, opinions and more!

86 Music Reviews

Reviews of this month’s music chart. We will give critics’ opinions on what is hot and what is not.

67 A-Z Artists

We give you the full range of both breakthrough and established artists and bands we think you may like in the electronic and house music industry

78 Behind the scenes with...

Get a closer look on what happends behind the crazy life of these artists and bands.

98 Artists on other artists

cheeky, naughty and sweet comments from artists about other artists. What more could you possibly want?

39 Festivals/Gigs/Tours The latest dates of electronic and house music artists’ and bands.

89 New upcoming artists This will help you discover raw talent. Find out more fresh and raw talent from the electronic and house industry

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Electronic DJ’s teaches you how to create some awesome beats to help you become one yourself!

FEATURES 43 Aaron ‘ electronic changed my life

Aaron talks about how music has changed his life.

65 The party, crazy life

Follow the artists in their hardcore holiday in the the party island of magaluf.

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A-Z Artists we think you may like in the electronic & house industry

46 Hey Mr. DJ!

Electronic DJ’s teaches you how to create some awesome beats to help you become one yourself!

75 The other side

Artists talk about where they think their life would be and what they would be doing if it wasn’t for music.

Discover where artists think their life would be if it wasn;t for music.

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64 Spin the bottle

which artist or band will the bottle land on in this month’s issue?

97 True or false

Get the truth behind the rumours spreading around of the artists and bands

40 Gig tips

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Play truth or false with Amelia Grace in this month’s issue of Polyphonic

Top tips which will help your next gig experience one to remember!

50 Craziest raves

Page dominated by pictures of this month’s craziest raves which will leave you wanting to party hard

AARON MOORE PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARY MEDRANA

Take a look at our craziest rave page featuring crazy parety pictures!

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he polyphonic team and I are sent over to the heart of London where we find ourselves surrounded by a crazy, enjoyable atmosphere as we enter an immense studio inside one of Britains most popular clubs. We cannot keep still and hold in our excitement as we wait for five time Brits award winning DJ/Artist, Aaron Moore. Almost 1 hour later, he finally turns up looking laid-back and casual, along with his high-class garnish including his Dr.Dre headphones and ray ban glasses; all of which matches his personality and electronic life.

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