If last year saw Seth Troxler go into overdrive, flying up Resident Advisor’s DJ rankings, a sharply focused look on the world of house and techno, then 2011 promises to belong to Visionquest, his DJ collective and accompanying label with fellow Detroit visionaries Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss andShaun Reeves, who you can read more about in the current issue of DJmag.
For those who haven't yet seen Visionquest play, how do you actually perform as a foursome?
Lee: “We will be performing in several ways this year. Some of our upcoming shows will have Ryan and I playing live together and Seth and Shaun DJing, others will be a mix of the four of us DJing together.”
The label so far has displayed a deeper, poppier sound than some might have expected of four lads from Detroit. Does this reflect the wider Visionquest sound or is it just the tip of the iceberg?
Ryan: “I think it's both. We have a range of taste in music we like that expands further than the standard house cut. We want to be able to showcase music that we find special, regardless of the genre. There's a bit more risk involved but I think that's an interesting part of what we're trying to do. Sure the catalogue will get into the dance music thing but the artists on our label have a lot more to offer than the industry standard right now.”