Duro Interview

Juan “DURO” Ortiz is a DJ/Producer originating from the Dominican Republic who made his move to Miami then NYC, and hasn’t been slowing down ever since! Duro mbhas heavily established himself in the Moombahton genre/community, but continues to branch out to new genres and sounds. He even created his own genre called “jerseyton”, which combines Moombahton and Jersey Club to create an all new, very sexy sound!

Recently, Duro stopped by the Required Radio studios to talk with Colette, our Music Director. While she loves his music, as more of a rock fan, Colette felt she needed to bring in an additional voice to help conduct this interview. She made the obvious decision to invite her close friend, Liz Tillman. Liz is a contributor for EDM NYC, and a huge fan of anything Electronica/DJ related.

Colette and Liz sit down with Duro to talk about all his latest endeavors. We discuss his headlining gig at Moombah Mansion, how he crafts his sets and the business of modern music festivals. If you missed our interview with Duro, have no fear! Check it out right below or on our soundcloud.


Want to hear more? Head over to soundcloud.com/eldjduro to hear all of Duro’s music! For bookings, you can email BienDuroBookings@gmail.com


Exercitum Interview

exmExercitum (EXM) is a hard rock/metal band hailing from Queens, NY. The band is a four-piece act consisting of guys who know how to rock out in studio and on the stage. In addition, they can also get the party started anywhere they go. The band got their start in early 2014, and has been working vigorously over the past year to put EXM on the map.

Last week, Colette got a chance to sit down with Exercitum (EXM). Two of the band members, James Ryder (Vocals/Guitar) and Oli Sucio (Lead Guitar), discussed their experiences with touring, recording their debut album and much more. If you missed the interview on air, check it out on our soundcloud or right below!

For more info on Exercitum, head over to their Facebook or listen to their music on ReverbNation!


The Craft Interview

The Craft is a Bronx based rock band/duo who provides feel-good, jam type music. They can play a little something for The Craft in Studiojust about anyone’s musical taste with their wide repertoire of original songs and great covers. Recently, The Craft founders, Luigi and Mal, stopped by the Required Radio studios to sit and talk with Colette. They discussed what the guys have been doing as a group, what to expect for the remainder of 2014 & more!

Like what you hear? Be sure to visit their website, thecraftband.com to find all their music and additional info!

Missed our interview with The Craft? No worries, just give it a listen on our soundcloud!


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