Real name: Frédérik Durand
“I love the name Snails … It’s badass, it’s super fun, it doesn’t take itself too seriously. People be like, ‘Who’s that guy Snails? What’s up with him? He’s weird!’ I wasn’t going to be called DJ Fred and put it all on the table straight away, you know?” (ukf.com)
Real name: James Hazell
“[Try] flipping the F and C around. ... I was trying to make it as a producer in drum ’n’ bass and didn’t want people to know who I was at the time. I ended up coming up with some stupid names ... FuntCase was one of them, and it made me laugh! I never thought I would make it this far, so I’m stuck with it.” (edmchicago.com)
Real names: Dan Goodman & Ian Johnson
“It came from the movie. Bearded Dan gets to be Russell [Crowe]. Ian chose Proximo.” (iheartcomix.com)
Real name: Max Pote
“I wanted to come up with a name that would be easy to brand in the way I wanted—something hip-hop-ish but also futuristic and mechanical … I just kind of thought of the word.” (magneticmag.com)
Real name: Daniel Pearce
“I eat a lot, and I play everything. I don’t actually eat everything—it’s quite remarkable how much stuff I don’t actually eat. So Eats Everything is basically a massive lie. [But] it stands out, and I thought the logo could be cool. It’s quite important to have a good name to stand out.” (blog.lessthan3.com)
Yes, he’s the son of Victor Drai, but he’s not the Vegas kid you might be imagining.
He’ll play three times this weekend—at EBC, XS and the Life Is Beautiful festival.
Destructo drops in to Drai’s Beachclub.
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