Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 teacher since 2004 blogger since 2012 podcaster since 2020

In the Time of ‘Safer at Home,’ Are Raves an Essential Business? Insomniac Says So

Report for Variety on In the Time of ‘Safer at Home,’ Are Raves an Essential Business? Insomniac Says So The Beverly Hills-based company is hosting DJ livestream sets from its offices. … Continue reading

April 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jamie Jones B2B Martinez Brothers @ Palladium

Previewed for LA Weekly: Jamies Jones B2B The Martinez Brothers at Factory 93 at the Hollywood Palladium and 12 Best Music Shows in L.A. This Week Watch Jamie Jones B2B The … Continue reading

December 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Pasquale Rotella: Peace, Love and Good Vibes

Insomniac Events‘ Pasquale Rotella interviewed for Electric Daisy Carnival 2018 for the cover of LA Weekly May 10, 2018: Pasquale Rotella: Peace, Love and Good Vibes Keep up weekly Pasquale’s radio show Night … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Friction @ Funktion

Previewed for LA Weekly: Friction, Metrik, and Nightstalker at Funktion at Belasco Basement Check out episodes from Friction’s show on BBC Radio 1.

May 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Between A Rock And A Hard Break: D&B’s Survival In The US

Bassrush‘s Tony Merino, Insomniac‘s Forrest Hunt, DC Breaks‘ Chris Page, Camo & Krooked, SubCulture‘s Blake McRitchie, Respect‘s and Circle Talent Agency‘s Rob Machete, and Cybergroove‘s Scott McCusker interviewed for my culture piece on making it as a drum ‘n’ bass creative in North America … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

MoodRAW @ Factory 93

Previewed for LA Weekly: Nicole Moudaber Presents MoodRAW With Victor Calderone and Raíz at Factory 93 Listen to Nicole’s MoodRAW New Year’s Eve set live from Brooklyn via her Mixcloud.

January 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Phace Unleashes the Funk on Nasty Neuro Number “Connected”

Phace interviewed for the premiere of “Connected” from his Plastic Acid EP on Blackout Music for Insomniac: Phace Unleashes the Funk on Nasty Neuro Number “Connected” Listen to “Connected” via Phace’s SoundCloud.

January 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Track of the Day: Cyantific Tackles Throwback Vibe on Ripping D&B Number “Back Off”

Write up on Track of the Day for Insomniac: Track of the Day: Cyantific Tackles Throwback Vibe on Ripping D&B Number “Back Off” Listen to “Back Off” via Insomniac Events’ SoundCloud.

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

From The Crate: The Chemical Brothers “Block Rockin’ Beats”

Write up on The Chemical Brothers “Block Rockin’ Beats” for Insomniac: From The Crate: The Chemical Brothers “Block Rockin’ Beats” Watch a live performance of “Block Rockin’ Beats” at Trafalgar Square in 2007.

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Club Life: Growing Up In Dance Music

Leiel Hazut interviewed for Insomniac: Club Life: Growing Up In Dance Music Follow Leiel’s movements via his Instagram.

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Track of the Day: Flaco Melts Bachelors of Science’s “Don’t Hold Back” Into Liquid Fire

Write up on Track of the Day for Insomniac: Track of the Day: Flaco Melts Bachelors of Science’s “Don’t Hold Back” Into Liquid Fire Listen to the remix via Insomniac Events … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Head to Head: Kasra vs Mefjus

Kasra and Mefjus interviewed for Insomniac‘s Head to Head series: Head to Head: Kasra v. Mefjus Watch the teaser video for Mefjus and Emperor’s Hello World 2 EP on Kasra’s Critical Music.

November 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Head to Head: Optical vs. Matrix

Optical and Matrix interviewed for Insomniac‘s Head to Head series: Head to Head: Optical vs. Matrix Listen to selections from Optical’s 20 Years of Optical LP via his SoundCloud. Listen to “Fire” the latest … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Nocturnal Wonderland @ San Manuel Amphitheater

Previewed for LA Weekly: Nocturnal Wonderland at San Manuel Amphitheater Listen to the Nocturnal Wonderland playlist featuring all the artists performing.

September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dharma Techno

Dharma Techno‘s organizer, retreat leader, DJ, and one of the participants interviewed for Insomniac.com: Dharma Techno Find out more information about the silent meditation and techno retreat.

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eye Conductor Allows Your Eye Movement and Facial Gestures to Play Music

Andreas Refsgaard interviewed for his prototype, Eye Conductor, for Insomniac.com: Eye Conductor Allows Your Eye Movement and Facial Gestures Make Music  Watch Eye Conductor in action.  

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Artists In Action: A Creative Community Fights For The Refugee Cause

Artists In Action‘s Jeff Catchpole interviewed for Insomniac.com: Artists In Action: A Creative Community Fights For The Refugee Cause Skim through Artists In Action’s fundraising compilations on BandCamp.

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Watch a Mini-Documentary on NYC Female Music Collective Discwoman

News items on Smirnoff Sound Collective‘s mini-documentary on Discwoman for Insomniac.com: Watch A Mini-Documentary On NYC Female Music Collective Discwoman Watch the mini-documentary and other videos on Smirnoff Sound Collective’s YouTube channel.

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Could Dance Music Events Get Pushed Out of Los Angeles?

News item for Insomniac.com: Could Dance Music Events Get Pushed Out Of Los Angeles?

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Night I Fell In Love With Dance Music: Terry Farley

Terry Farley interviewed for “The Night I Fell In Love With Dance Music” series and his Defected Presents Heller & Farley House Masters compilation for Insomniac.com: The Night I Fell In Love … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Roni Size, DJ Krust And The Full Cycle Reboot

Roni Size and DJ Krust interviewed for the re-launch of their label, Full Cycle Recordings, for Insomniac.com: Roni Size, DJ Krust And The Full Cycle Reboot Listen to Full Cycle Live from 2001 via YouTube.

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Night I Fell In Love With Dance Music: Mick Cole

Mick and I around the turn of the century Mick Cole interviewed for “The Night I Fell In Love With Dance Music” series on Insomniac.com: The Night I Fell In Love … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Goldie Set To Launch Graffiti App

Write up on the launch of Goldie‘s crowdfunding for his graffiti app, ARTA, for Insomniac.com: Goldie Set To Launch Graffiti App Watch Goldie talk about the concept of ARTA.

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wuki And The Breakbeat Revival Are Out Of Control

Kris Barman aka Wuki interviewed for his exclusive 2015 mix for Insomniac.com: Wuki And The Breakbeat Revival Are Out Of Control Listen to Wuki’s sounds via his SoundCloud page.

December 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Insomniac’s Top 20 Remixes Of 2015

Write ups on Groove Armada “Final Shakedown (wAFF Remix),” Sam Smith “Lay Me Down (Flume Remix),” and Tame Impala “Let It Happen (Soulwax remix)” for: Insomniac’s Top 20 Remixes Of 2015 Listen … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Turning Trashed Festival Tents Into Sleeping Bags for the Homeless

Write-up on the Sheltersuit for Insomniac.com: Turning Trashed Festival Tents Into Sleeping Bags For The Homeless Check out the designer, Bas Timmer.

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Insomniac’s Top 20 EPs of 2015

Write up for Nicolas Jaar Nymphs III EP for: Insomniac’s Top 20 EPs of 2015 Listen to the EP via YouTube.

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Upbeats On The Drum ‘n’ Bass Noise War, Incest And History

The Upbeats‘ Jeremy Glenn and Dylan Jones interviewed while on the Bassrush Virus No Cure LP tour with Ed Rush and Optical for Insomniac.com: The Upbeats On The Drum ‘n’ Bass Noise War, … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

FuntCase Is Like A Crazy Comic Book Character

FuntCase interviewed while on the Bassrush Virus No Cure LP tour with Ed Rush and Optical for Insomniac.com: FuntCase Is Like A Crazy Comic Book Character Listen to some FuntCase sounds via … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gorgon City Checks In From Tour: Part 2

Gorgon City‘s Matt Robson-Scott and Kye Gibbon check in at the end of the second week of their North American tour in support of their album, Sirens, for Insomniac.com: Gorgon City Checks In From Tour: … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Gorgon City Checks In From Tour

Gorgon City‘s Matt Robson-Scott and Kye Gibbon check in at the end of the first week of their North American tour in support of their album, Sirens, for Insomniac.com: Gorgon City Checks In From … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Whitestone Is Turning Album Artwork Into an Immersive Social Networking Experience

Whitestone founder Roey Tsemah interviewed for Insomniac.com: Whitestone Is Turning Album Artwork Into an Immersive Social Networking Experience Watch Roey’s video explaining Whitestone here.

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sonar System: Restoring Peace Through Sound System Culture

The author of The Sonar System, vocalist, MC, painter, and wordsmith Ras Mykha interviewed for Insomniac.com: The Sonar System: Restoring Peace Through Sound System Culture Watch the book trailer here.

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Guy Created The 5-Minute Mind-Altering, Virtual-Reality World For Squarepusher: Rob Pybus

Illustrator Rob Pybus interviewed for Insomniac.com: This Guy Created The 5-Minute Mind-Altering, Virtual-Reality World For Squarepusher: Rob Pybus Watch Rob doing his illustrated comedy for the first time and another time.

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Is The Guy That Makes Calvin Harris Look Amazing: Dave Thomas

Stylist Dave Thomas interviewed for Insomniac.com: This Is The Guy That Makes Calvin Harris Look Amazing: David Thomas Watch Dave in action on his YouTube channel.

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nina Las Vegas Is All In

Nina Las Vegas interviewed during her North America tour for Insomniac: Nina Las Vegas Is All In Listen to Nina’s sounds via her SoundCloud.

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sound Design: Putting the Psychedelic Funk in Chromeo’s Identity

Designer Mike Davis of Burlesque Of North America interviewed for Insomniac.com: Sound Design: Putting the Psychedelic Funk in Chromeo’s Identity Check out Mike’s blog at So Much PileUp.

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Danny Howard

Danny Howard interviewed for Insomniac: Interview: Danny Howard Catch up on archived episodes of Danny’s BBC Radio 1 show, Dance Anthems.

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Insomniac’s Top 20 Albums Of 2014

Write-ups on The Juan MacLean and SBTRKT for: Insomniac’s Top 20 Albums Of 2014 Check out The Juan MacLean’s project page on Pledge Music. Check out SBTRKT’s album page on his site.

December 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Insomniac’s Top 20 Remixes of 2014

Write-up on Duke Dumont’s “I Got U” featuring Jax Jones Tensnake Remix for: Insomniac’s Top 20 Remixes Of 2014 Listen to the original. Listen to the Tensnake remix.

December 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Equipboard Is Trainspotting For Gearheads

News item on Equipboard for Insomniac.com: Equipboard Is Trainspotting For Gearheads Check out Equipboard and try not to get carried away.

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Matheo de Bruvisso: From The Music Studio To The Art Studio

Photo: Noor One Interview with Matheo de Bruvisso  for Insomniac: From The Music Studio To The Art Studio Check out some artists that have caught Matheo de Bruvisso’s eye on his Tumblr.

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Now You Can Scratch Cassette Tapes Like Vinyl

News item on ScrubBoard for Insomniac.com Now You Can Scratch Cassette Tapes Like Vinyl Watch inventor Jeremy Sean Bell’s demo video for the ScrubBoard.

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Basement Jaxx: Return Of The Natives

Basement Jaxx‘s Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton interviewed for their album, Junto, for Insomniac: Basement Jaxx: Return Of The Natives Listen to an exclusive interview and mix from the Jaxx on KCRW’s … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roni Size: Touching Down And Taking Control

Roni Size interviewed for his album, Take Kontrol, for Insomniac: Roni Size: Touching Down And Taking Control Listen to some current sounds from Mr. Size on his SoundCloud.

August 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.17: Bloopers Part One July 30, 2020
    In the 17th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, co-producer, director and editor Laurence Schroeder compiles all the flubs and fumbles of the first 16 episodes into a humorous … Continue reading →
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.16: Illenium July 16, 2020
    In the 16th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing Nick Miller aka Illenium, one of my favorite and enduring interviews … Continue reading →
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.15: Badly Drawn Boy July 1, 2020
    In the 15th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing Damon Gough aka Badly Drawn Boy over the course of … Continue reading →
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