Last November, in between sold out gigs at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom and Los Angeles’ Palladium, the trance superstars of New World Punx -- Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz -- set up a makeshift studio inside their Hollywood hotel rooms. “The housekeeping people freaked out when they walked in,” Schulz admits. “There were speakers everywhere.”
Mikael Nordgren knows how to make good use of a studio session. Working under the name Tiger Stripes, the Swedish producer/DJ has produced tracks for a variety of underground labels. His latest EP, “Sisters,” comes out next week on Desolat, the venerated techno imprint helmed by DJs Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich and features vocals from disco soul crooner Leroy Burgess.