About

Mission Statement

To create the most relevant, accurate, and comprehensive, electronic music event, artist, promoter, and venue website

Purpose

As fans of electronic music, we were frustrated having to search so many websites to find the information we were looking for. Specifically, we wanted to track our favorite artists, search upcoming local area events, and listen to music samples from a variety of electronic music genres. We wanted to visit one website for all of our electronic music informational needs. The Untz was created to fill this void.

The Untz connects the entire electronic music community of fans, artists and promoters. The website is designed to allow artists and promoters to add information and music. We organize all of this information so fans can easily search for, track, and share it.

Each user group’s needs and requirements were analyzed and evaluated during the development process. We pride ourselves on having created a fast, well organized, easy to navigate website that fully satisfies these needs.

How do I advertise?

The Untz is a great forum for promoting any sort of venture to fans of electronic music: artist releases, events, promotion/production companies, labels, merchandise, and venues. Rates for our various methods of advertisements vary based on size, rotation, and campaign length.

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History

2009 – Established by partners Avi Gallant and Matthew Thomas

Contact Information

Email: avi@theuntz.com

Address: 178 Daffodil Circle, Vallejo, CA 94591

Tel#: (707) 567-5423

 


 

The Untz Editorial Staff

Anand Harsh (Editor in Chief)

Anand Harsh has worked in nearly every facet of the media. At age 16, he joined the staff of WBAA, public radio from Purdue University, as an announcer, producer, and reporter. While at WBAA, his extensive background in music journalism and performance led him to become producer and host of a local music show. As an undergraduate, he also participated in a student-run television news program as anchor, director, and reporter, and eventually landed on the ground floor of the nascent Big Ten Network when it was launched in 2006, giving him a vast array of experiences in live television production. Upon graduation from Purdue, he received a scholarship from the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Cushman Memorial Fellowship, which allowed him to continue his studies in journalism at Indiana University, whereby he received his Master’s Degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

Jordan Calvano (Reporter)

Jordan Calvano spent his childhood between the west coast of the US and South Korea. Extensive travels during his formative years lead to a diverse enthusiasm for music from around the world, which grew as he attended high school outside of Portland, Oregon. His love for electronic music and hip-hop started to blossom while attending college at Oregon State University, along with a growing interest in the fields of writing and journalism. This led to numerous media classes, an internship with Snowboarder Magazine, and joining The Untz team in January 2012. Jordan continues to pursue an American Studies degree in Bend, Oregon, where he spends his free time making hip-hop, snowboarding Mt. Bachelor, and consistently traveling to shows and festivals across the country.

Gracie Roberts (Reporter)

Gracie Roberts is a senior at the University of Oregon working toward a degree in advertising. She enjoys exploring multiple forms of writing, including strategic, creative, and feature stories. At school, Gracie serves as the publisher of Ethos Magazine, an award-winning student-run publication that focuses on subcultural events and profiles in the Pacific Northwest. As a lifelong musician, Gracie was first drawn to The Untz in April of 2011, which has given her the opportunity to explore the world of EDM from an up-close-and-personal perspective. After watching and reviewing hundreds of music artists, Gracie continues her studies in journalism by keeping up on EDM news and always searching for the next best thing.

Molly Gale (Reporter)

Molly Gale grew up in Seattle, WA surrounded by music and culture.  Her parents fostered a deep appreciation for the arts from a very young age, which led her to pursue a degree in Filmmaking at University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007. While studying all aspects of film production, Molly was instinctively drawn to screenwriting and would go on to write 10+ short films and 2 features while studying at CU Boulder.  She also has a passion for photography and often lent her talents to local music blogs to help cover the thriving music scene in CO.  Upon graduating in May of 2012, she packed up her life and moved out to Los Angeles to see what the city had to offer.  She is now interning for a prestigious photo agency and writing screenplay reports for a Hollywood-based production company while continuing to work on creative projects of her own.

Allegra Dimperio (Reporter)

Allegra Dimperio has considered writing her profession since she won a D.A.R.E. essay contest in the fifth grade. Currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, she will be graduating this spring with a journalism degree. While attending UW, she has worked as an intern at Teen Vogue and Madison Magazine and as the Arts Editor for the school’s independent student newspaper, The Badger Herald. Through her position with the paper, she has interviewed everyone from Bassnectar to 3LAU and covered such events as Ultra and Electric Forest. She is now blogging for The Untz, where she continues to put her love for electronic music into words.

Devin Friedman (Reporter)

Devin may have been born and raised in the great state of Texas, but this girl is far from country. Having spent the last 13 years of her life in the Live Music Capitol of The World that is Austin, Texas, Devin realized at a young age that music was her one passion. She attended the University of Texas, during which time she worked for local promotion companies and toured with artists such as The Cool Kids and Kendrick Lamar. After her graduation in December 2011, she moved to Boulder, Colorado to work for Paper Diamond’s record label/design firm, Elm & Oak. Now back in Austin, you can find Devin putting her passion to use by writing for The Untz and attending every live music show and festival that she can get her hands on.

Alex Silva (Reporter)

Alex Silva was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He loves traveling the world, eating bacon, chocolate chip cookies and Cuban food, reading Calvin & Hobbes comics, is slightly obsessed with coffee, is a big fan of Doctor Who and fluently speaks French and Spanish. His step-father turned him onto electronic music at an early age, picking him up from middle school and blasting albums like Benny Benassi’s Satisfaction all the way home. In 2012, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Telecommunications. Having focused his studies on video production and film, he spent most of his undergraduate years developing an online music blog he co-founded called Bionic Beatlab. He has covered numerous festivals throughout the U.S. such as Camp Bisco, CounterPoint and Lights All Night, and has interviewed countless artists like Felix Cartal, Eliot Lipp, Ghostland Observatory, Zach Deputy and more. In his final semester at UF he joined the local student-run newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator. Taking charge of the outlet’s online music blog, The Sound Drip, he contributed weekly stories surrounding the latest topics surrounding today’s music culture. He is currently living in Miami once again and remains an editor for Bionic Beatlab. Alex joined The Untz staff in September 2012.