Zander: It’s very important for us to deliver a more captivating live experience than the average DJ set. TRAVELER live sets contain all original music and are never pre-planned. Nearly every song is a special edit just for live. We play a lot of unreleased material and are always changing our sets. Currently, Ryan plays guitar and drums and I play keys and mix the tracks together. Peitzke: The live set is a lot of work and we practice constantly. Our catalog contains close to 100 songs spanning across many popular electronic sub-genres and covering the entire tempo spectrum. This gives us a ton of diversity and flexibility allowing us to cater to a wide variety of audiences. RM: Zander, you have been opening up for the majors like Seven Lions and Flume, and you are playing at mainstream festivals like Burning Man, EDC Vegas and Beyond Wonderland. With all of the newfound popularity, what is it like to be one of the hottest up and coming DJs/producers?
Zander: [laughs] Well, I don’t think I’m one of the hottest DJs/producers yet but I’m very happy with where I’m at. I owe a lot of it to my friends. I’ve been DJing for over 10 years and I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing people. Growing up in Santa Barbara was a blessing because it’s a small, tightly-knit community with a great music scene. When the bigger acts come through town I’m often asked to open up because the promoters know that I’m experienced at playing a wide variety of music and I’ve got a lot of friends who will come out to support me. I have to give a huge shout-out to Chase, Bix, Matt, Josh and David for hooking me up with so many incredible shows over the years. RM: Your new remix of LEV’s Shadow just dropped on September 13th. Every track and remix has a story behind it. What’s the story of Shadow and what message do you want to resonate the most with that remix? Zander: We were connected to LEV through a mutual