Disco Demons is a music blog based in Vienna, Austria, founded in early 2008 by student and freelance writer Jakob Bouchal. What started out as a personal platform to share musical discoveries with friends soon grew into a popular international music blog focussing on electronic dance music in all it’s facets. Today, we have accumulated a wide audience from all over the world – music lovers, artists, bands, producers, label executives, and lots of DJs.
Disco Demons does in no way encourage music piracy: you’ll never see full albums for download here – unless authorized directly by the record label. By posting tracks and remixes as samples, we promote talented artists and good music – and also encourage potential fans to buy the releases at record stores or on iTunes, Beatport, etc. The reason for doing this is an endless passion and love in music – shared with thousands of fans all over the globe who buy records and go to shows of artists they got to know via Disco Demons.
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In 2008 I started a blog, writing about the music that fascinated me on a daily basis for six years to come. This blog has however come to an end now as I currently find myself in a situation where I don’t have enough time to run it properly. Everything is still in its place, though – I like to think of it as a digital archive documenting my musical journey.
When I started DJing back in 2007 I was just a kid constantly listening to music, with a relentless urge to share my latest musical discoveries with friends, family, and basically everyone who would listen to me.
A few years and a couple of hundred DJ sets later, not much has changed.
I’m still not a big fan of categorizing myself within genre boundaries, I like to play whatever music fascinates me at the moment. For the time being, house music, in all its varieties, is what I’m really into – so that’s what you’re most likely to hear in my sets. I also love to throw in the occasional hip hop track though, and I’m also not afraid to dig up some techno records in the late hours too.
A DJ set to me is like taking the listener out on a trip, with every single track that I play equalling a crossroads at which I have to decide in what direction to continue and where to take the audience. There are times when I know exactly where I want to go with a set, setting a certain mood while going from A to B, but sometimes it’s like going for a walk with no certain destination and two hours later I find myself at an entirely different place and wonder how I got there.