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22 April, 2014 9:23 am

There’s a moment on the long-awaited debut album from Duck Sauce, Quack, in which a thick accented Italian DJ from New Jersey speaks on his set selection, suggesting: “I like the boom-a, the boom-a, the boom-a, the hard music, the hard beats. They don’t make me dance.” It’s one of many humorous sketches that sews [cont.]

1 April, 2014 11:42 pm

While Avicii stunned audiences one year ago with a head-scratching Ultra Miami performance, it showed just how ahead of the rest of the game he was. While clueless youngsters had no idea what to make of these “instruments” that were being played live during his set, or the then unknown vocalists, the biggest mystery was [cont.]

21 March, 2014 4:51 am

Tensnake is the alias of German DJ/producer, Marco Niemerski, most famously known for his 2010 track “Coma Cat”. A student of many varieties of music, with his 2014 debut album, Glow, Tensnake somehow, subly manages to weave them together, in a cohesive, genre defying debut, that fires on all cylinders. If you had to place [cont.]

17 March, 2014 12:17 am

Despite being one of the biggest names in dance music, prior to this week’s surprise release of Recess, Skrillex does not actually have any full-length albums to his credit. Despite a series of very successful mid-length EP’s with cryptic (and now classic) titles like Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites and Bangarang, Recess is his first [cont.]

12 March, 2014 9:56 pm

English trio Above & Beyond have been putting it down for over a decade now, as frontrunners in the trance scene with three previous studio albums to their catalog. Widely respected, its clear that A&B got into this movement, not because it was the cool thing to do, but because they had a true passion [cont.]

6 February, 2014 8:39 pm

Things have come full circle for The Crystal Method, who helped birth the 90′s “electronica” music scene, putting their hometown of Vegas on the map with their 1997 debut album named after the city. The club scene was still a new animal, in a pre-bottle service era built by venues like Club Utopia and The [cont.]

2 December, 2013 7:58 pm

Gesaffelstein is the alias for French electronic producer Mike Lévy, who most recently caught the attention of hipsters everywhere by collaborating with Daft Punk on two tracks from Kanye West’s polarizing LP, Yeezus. One of these, “Black Skinhead”, was among the best tracks the album had to offer, while the other, “Send It Up, was [cont.]

26 November, 2013 10:05 pm

Observing their tenth anniversary together, British bass music duo Chase & Status deliver their third album with Brand New Machine, one that encompasses many different subgenres of electronic music. The group may have caught the attention of today’s younger EDM generation thanks to the Skrillex remix of “International”, released both as a single and a [cont.]

20 November, 2013 6:18 pm

Twenty-three year old British producer, Mat Zo, probably never expected his life to take the turn that it has. Dabbling in each progressive house, drum and bass, and other forms of production, Zo’s dedicated his youth to making beats. But he was likely not ready for the skyrocket-to-success, after being discovered by Above & Beyond [cont.]

15 November, 2013 9:58 am

Pop has been in bad shape as of late. The genre saw a great resurgence seven years ago when Justin Timberlake more-or-less “solved” pop music with Futuresex/Lovesounds, ushering in a new era for the then struggling genre, which introduced the world to forward thinking pop artists like Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars. However, like anything, [cont.]

8 November, 2013 4:47 pm

Jon Gooch, aka Feed Me, actually has a much larger catalog and longer career as his other alias, Spor, which he used to produce Drum and Bass tracks in the early 2000′s. But he saw a quicker route to success once taken under the wing of Deadmau5, creating a new character for himself, Feed Me, [cont.]

29 October, 2013 3:23 pm

While the Swedes have mastered the big room sound, and the Dutch the art of the dirty drop, the United Kingdom has produced some of the most soulful, integral house music over the last year. Artists like Disclosure and Rudimental have looked beyond the aggressive festival sound, pouring more into the bodies of work that [cont.]

27 October, 2013 7:25 am

RJD2 has had a long and storied career as one of the defining artists of the indie hip-hop movement, largely responsible – alongside El-P – for shaping the sound of Definitive Jux Records, and many of the label’s affiliated artists. Largely an instrumentalist, RJ took the world by storm with his earliest releases, Dead Ringer [cont.]

23 October, 2013 3:44 am

Indonesian producer, Angger Dimas has delivered some of the hardest hitting tracks and remixes over the last few years, almost acting as the go-to guy when artists need to turn their tracks into certified club bangers. Remixes for Avicii’s “My Feeling For You”, Kaskade’s “Fire In Your New Shoes”, and David Guetta’s “Commander” really put [cont.]

15 October, 2013 7:39 pm

When we think of the “gods” of electronic music, names don’t even have to be mentioned, as you can simply look to the sky, and the billboards around Las Vegas will define them for you. The Bloody Beetroots – the brainchild of Italian producer Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo (a pseudonym of a pseudonym) – isn’t [cont.]

12 October, 2013 7:03 pm

There’s often talk around the industry of a point in time “when the EDM bubble bursts”. Everyone seems to be foreseeing some big implosion of our culture, and the question we have to ask is “why?” What is it about dance music that has everyone predicting that the party will soon end? Krewella’s Get Wet [cont.]

10 October, 2013 7:53 am

We wouldn’t necessarily categorize Yolanda Be Cool’s “We No Speak Americano” as being a catalyst for the stateside EDM boom, but more of a novelty record that rode it’s incoming tidal wave, some three years ago. This fun, bouncy record was so unique in it’s formula that it took the club world by storm, with [cont.]

3 October, 2013 7:46 am

“Levels” is one of the defining tracks of this generation of house music, or “EDM”, as the kids call it. It was a breakthrough track that took Tim Berg from being the niche producer behind tracks like “Bromance”, “Malo”, and “My Feeling For You” to the internationally known, DJ superstar, Avicii. The Etta James sampled [cont.]

25 September, 2013 10:23 am

Recently named the #1 American DJ by DJ Mag, Kaskade enters his tenth year as a producer of electronic music albums, and releases his eighth LP, Atmosphere, via Ultra Records. So while many are chasing after the American EDM dream, the opposite is true for Kaskade; it follows him. That being said, Kaskade is one [cont.]

16 August, 2013 8:10 pm

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since Empire Of The Sun’s debut, Walking On A Dream. Maybe it’s because of the long legs that the Australian duo’s debut album’s title track had, finding it’s way into many electronic DJ sets, with a multitude of bootlegs and remixes seeping out over the last five [cont.]

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