HOLLYWIRE MUSIC INTERVIEWS

San Holo

We caught up with San Holo at EDC!! He talks to us about how easy it is to get a little lost. We’ve all been there! San Holo made a song about the feeling of being lost and wondering what’s next. What’s next for him during this interview is his performance at EDC. He talks to us about how crazy the festival is and what it’s like the play the festival. He goes on stage with his guitar as a he is an instrumentalist at heart. Another thing close to his heart?! …Taking showers LAYING down! We’re going to have to try that.

Dutch Dj Sander van Dijck better known by his stage name San Holo has been blowing up the EDM scene. Since graduating from Codarts University for the Arts in Amsterdam, where he studied Guitar and Music Production, he has been working tirelessly to create a sound that both he and his fans love. Since gaining fame from his remix of Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode,” San Holo has gained a massive following and released music through several record labels. His debut album Album1, received mass recognition and has made him into one of the EDM’s brightest stars.

Asher Angel

Asher Angel is in the Hollywire studio!! We played emotional lyric with him where we acted out an emotion to the lyrics of “One Thought Away”. Speaking of, Asher tells us ALL about the new song ft. Wiz Khalifa. Not only is Wiz Khalifa featured on the song, but Annie LeBlanc also makes a special appearance in the video. He spills on what it was like working with both Wiz and Annie!! He also talks to us about his life as a massively famous rising star. Asher is very quickly making his way to the top of the totem pole in entertainment and we love having him in the Hollywire studio!! Have you heard “One Thought Away”?!

Asher Dov Angel is an American actor. He began his career as a child actor in the 2008 film Jolene, starring Jessica Chastain. He is known for his role as Jonah Beck in the 2017 Disney Channel series Andi Mack. In 2019 Angel portrays Billy Batson in the DC Extended Universe film Shazam!

Cash & Maverick Baker

Cash and Maverick Baker are in the Hollywire studio!! First question – is it Cash and Maverick or Maverick and Cash?! They give us their thoughts. We played Hollywords with them and got to know their favorite food combinations, favorite fast food places in Oklahoma and more. The two tell us about their new song “Queen” – the inspiration and the writing process they go through in the studio. They also confess there is some “friendly competition”, but nothing keeps them more motivated than each other.

Cash and Maverick Baker are internet and social media stars both born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The teens gained a lot of popularity through Tik Tok videos, where they started to create dubbed and lip syncing videos together. Their Tik Tok platform has gained over 7.5 million followers, where his Instagram account has over 750,000. The Baker brothers also created a youtube channel called ‘Cash and Maverick’ with around 400,000 subscribers. Cash released his first single “The Way You Move” in November of 2018. After that, he recently released his new music video “Whatever it Takes” in April 2019.

Kendoll

We’re hanging with Kendoll at EDC! She tells us all about her experience at the festival – her sets, how important an intro to a set is (especially one at 4am), meeting her fans, tattoos and more. She spills on some of her favorite DJ’s in the game AND if the tattoo she has on her face during her performances is real or not. Watch the interview to find out!! Kendoll is taking house music by a storm. Her career began at the age of 16 in Seattle. She considered herself a dubstep DJ until she came across Jack Beats and AC Slater on Youtube. She fell in love with the mixture of bass and four on the floor bounce. Within the next few years she began pushing the boundaries of bassline house. She graduated from the esteemed production school Icon Collective following in the footsteps of NGHTMRE, Slander, Kayzo, and other greats. She has releases on Insomniac Records, Dim Mak, The Prescription Records, and more. Additionally she’s played festivals including Beyond Wonderland, Freaky Deaky and has more shows planned after EDC. She just released a 5-track EP with AC Slater’s Night Bass in April that hit #1 on Beatport Bass House. More exciting collabs are in the works plus an EP and new tracks coming soon.

Jauz

Jauz is in the Hollywire studio!! We talked about his fans, live performances and of course his banging music. Jauz is friends with so many A-List DJ’s – Marshmellow included. He talks to us about how all artists in the EDC scene have really come together and befriended on another as EDC has revolutionized as a genre. He also spill the deats on his other passion – making skateboards! Jauz loves his dogs and his wife. He talks to us about how his wife finds the best fan stories so that Jauz never misses a change to engage with his fans. Jauz aka Sam Vogel is a DJ and EDM producer. He grew up playing guitar and began producing his own EDM music at the age of 15. He initially attended Loyola Marymount University to study film, but ended up dropping out to pursue his music career. Upon leaving school,he decided to enroll in Icon Collective, a prestigious music production school. After releasing a few tracks, he took on the stage name Jauz. His career kick-started when famous DJ Tchami played one of his tracks at HARD Summer. Since then, Jauz has collaborated with other artists including Tiesto, Dillon Francis, and Marshmello. He eventually played his own set at HARD Summer, almost a year after Tchami played his track. He additionally performed at Ultra festivals both in the US and abroad, and various EDC locations. Jauz decided to take his career into his own hands and created an indie record label called “Bite This.” This allowed him freedom in regards to releasing music, and he also wanted to help out the next generation of artists.

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes is in the Hollywire studio!! We play Emotional Lyric with him and his life in Nashville. He spills on his new home with his cute dogs and where his go to spot to take a girl on a date is. His new song “Heartbreak” is out now and has millions of streams on all platforms. Has Hunter Hayes ever had HIS heartbroken?? He talks to us all about that and how sometimes the bad stuff helps you grow… and makes for really good music. Hunter Hayes is a country music singer-songwriter. The Louisiana native began playing for audiences at the age of five, and became a local celebrity in his home state. During his childhood, he appeared on the Nickelodeon show “Figure It Out” in addition to the show “America’s Most Talented Kid.” He has since then become one of the hottest stars in country music. Hayes landed a deal with Atlantic Records, and in 2011 he released his self-titled debut album that sold over 1 million copies. It was his first major-label project. His single “Wanted” made him the YOUNGEST male act to ever top the BillboardHot Country Songs. In addition to his talents as a singer-songwriter, he is a multi-instrumentalist and can play over 30 instruments. Following his U.S. “Closer To You” tour, he released his first single in three years, “Heartbreak.” The song was the top 3 most added at country radio the week of its release.

Audien and Echosmith

Audien and Sydney from Echosmith are in the Hollywire studio! We play “Finish the Lyric” with them and talk their new collab “Favorite Sound”. Audien was on the hunt for his next song – the second heard the vocals he got to work on the song. Sydney and Audien actually didn’t even meet until a press day for the finished project. Sydney sheds some light on why the song is so special to her. Audien talks about the concept of the music video and working with music video director Drew Kirsch. Who would’ve thought that pairing an indie rock band and a EDM DJ, could make something so beautiful? That is exactly what happened when meshing these two artists together to make hit song “Favorite Sound.” Mixing two different genres might seem like crazy idea, but luckily the two masters of their own craft created something beautiful. “Favorite Sound” has the vocals of an alternative song with the melody of an amazing EDM track, and we can’t get enough. The sibling band Echosmith, has made their mark with this song, hopefully reaching new audiences by the dozen with their entrancing collab with Audien. We can only hope for another collab in the future.

Sammy Wilk

Sammy Wilk is in the Hollywire studio!! We played Hollywords and learned so much about him. We got the scoop on is new song “Lift Off”. He talks to us how the song came to be and what the transition from social media star to music has been like for him. More music and music videos are definitely in the pipeline and we can’t wait!! He tells us his craziest fan encounter… and it really is crazy. He also shares what his music means to him and his excitement about what’s to come in the near future.

Sammy Wilk, born Samuel Howard Wilkinson, is a 23 year-old internet personality and singer. He began to gain a lot of attention after he was seen creating Vine videos back in 2013 with some of his close friends, such as Jack & Jack Nash Grier and others. He also joined them on the MAGCON tour in 2014 with Cameron Dallas, Shawn Mendes and many more. In 2014, he began his music career by working alongside Skate Maloley under the alias Sammy & Skate. Wilk went solo in 2015 and has been producing music ever since. His most recent single “Lift Off” was released in April and he discusses how it is important to have people in your life that will be there when the fame and success goes away.

Armin Van Buuren and David Lee Roth

We kicked off EDC with two legends in the music industry – Armin Van Buuren and David Lee Roth! Armin and David got together to remix Van Halen’s 1984 hit song “Jump”. They talk to us about how the remix collaboration came into play and why Armin wanted to remix the song. Also also chat with them about the EDC experience. Armin believes it more than a music festival, but a cultural experience. This year’s festival is David Lee Roth’s first time at EDC. He tells us what the Van Halen hit “Jump” means to him and more. Have you heard this insane remix yet?! Being one of the most prominent names in EDM music, Armen Van Buuren has defined what it means to be the pioneer of house music. Armen Van Buuren can be called one of the fathers of house music, as he has broken boundaries and set records that would be looked at for the rest of time. Born in Leiden, Netherlands on December 26th, 1976, Buuren has always described himself aligned with music. In 2013, Armin’s career hit a new milestone when he became the first solo dance artist to play in Madison Square Garden. The event was completely sold out, representing another crowning achievement for the DJ. Although it has been many years since the start of his career, Van Buuren does not seem to be slowing down any time soon.

Cash Cash

We couldn’t leave EDC without talking to Cash Cash!! These two have been on the EDM charts since 2008. Cash Cash has collaborated with artists like Bebe Rexha, Sophia Reyes, Julia Michaels, Nelly and most recently – P!nk! Before their EDC set, we talked all things Cash Cash music with Jean Paul and Sam. They revealed some of the surprises they had up their sleeves for their EDC performance. This year marks the first time they have ever played EDC in Vegas at the iconic Las Vegas Motor Speedway grounds. Even better… we talk to them about playing on the Circuit Grounds stage! The guys of Cash Cash are East Coasters, from New Jersey. Although we chatted with two, there are three members that make Cash Cash complete. The three produce, record, mix, and master all of their music. You know you’re at a Cash Cash performance when Sam (middle) is jumping around the stage song after song. We loved hanging with them at EDC and we can’t wait to hear new music!!

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