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Madison DJs join Milwaukee's Chris Grant at electroLUST 2
Over-the-top dance party
Wyatt Agard
Wyatt Agard

When the temperature drops below 32 degrees, many music fans cozy up at home. Local DJ Wyatt Agard wants to halt this hibernation with a dance party to make Madison swelter. To accomplish this mission, he's bringing in Milwaukee DJ Chris Grant and Madison tune-slingers Eurotic (a.k.a. Caustic's Matt Fanale) and VON. I spoke with Grant and Agard about the event, electroLUST 2, which takes place Friday, Jan. 6, at the Majestic Theatre.

What is electroLUST 2 about?

Agard: With the explosion of DJ culture over the last two years, people can see DJs play every night of the week, even in a smaller market like Madison. ElectroLUST 2 is about [using] the fantastic stage at the Majestic for a theatrical set design and Vegas-style entertainment - something really over the top.

Is it an all-electro party?

Agard: I expect to hear a dubstep and moombahton set from VON and an industrial-inspired dance set by Eurotic. I'll be playing a set that goes from tribal sounds to the electro house that's popular right now.

Grant: I play techno and a bit of dubstep, [like] a mixture of Chris Liebing and Feed Me. There's a lot of real mixing and effectual flair. I tend to let tracks blend for half the song before mixing one out.

Tell me a little bit about your approach for choosing music for this event.

Grant: All of my selections are on the fly. It depends on how the crowd is reacting.

Agard: I don't go into shows with 100% predefined set lists, but I will build a list of five to 10 songs that I use to set the tone. I try to tell a story with the hour I'm given.

The Majestic's description of the event says "dress to impress." What's the most impressive getup you've seen while DJing?

Grant: A horse head.

Agard: The stilt walkers and dragon riders at the Willy Street Fair. The creativity of this town will never stop amazing me.

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