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21 August, 2014 2:24 am

Along with his own Beatport chart topping singles, Porter Robinson has had a hand in both Zedd’s “Clarity” and Mat Zo’s “Easy”, showing that he almost has the touch of gold. But with EDM starting to fizzle out in terms of popularity, it seems that Porter has realized that he must go beyond the genre [cont.]

28 July, 2014 10:05 pm

With the electronic music scene and its accompanying nightlife driven sound constantly in flux, Zeds Dead would be remiss to stick to their dubstep roots on their latest project, Somewhere Else, for Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint. While dubstep is the sound that gained them a large host of followers, this tightly knit, 8-song EP shows [cont.]

11 July, 2014 1:25 am

Bassnectar has been putting it down since the 90′s rave scene, graduating to his first album release some thirteen years ago. Since then, he’s had an incredible output of singles, EP’s, and full-length releases, with legions of self-proclaimed “bass heads” in tow. Since the stateside electronic music explosion, Bassnectar’s long, storied career has gained even [cont.]

23 June, 2014 5:19 am

As one of the frontrunners of the stateside electronic music explosion, deadmau5 was among the first to sign a lucrative Las Vegas deal, setting an industry-wide trend of which many others would follow suit. Very quickly, we began to see the industry burn itself out, as artists copied each other’s formulas with played out sounds [cont.]

18 June, 2014 12:59 am

It took major record labels a good twenty years to completely destroy hip-hop music. Robbed of every last ounce of credibility, creativity, and soul, over the course of two decades, they diluted it completely, turning into the abhorrently boring bi-product of its former self that it is today. Dance music? They achieved this same feat [cont.]

29 May, 2014 2:35 am

When “Take Over Control” dropped four years ago, it was among a handful of breakthrough, crossover hits that helped usher in a new sound of house music, that someone out there dubbed “EDM”. Afrojack would ride this wave over the next handful of years, with raw, underground bangers like “Prutataa”, as well as other big [cont.]

27 May, 2014 3:56 am

The extra prolific DJ Dan has over two decades under his belt, and after releasing a double “disc” album in 2012, Disko-Funk-Odyssey, featuring over an hour and 37 minutes of music, he follows up just under two years later with another packed release with Nothing But A Party. A DJ first, Dan’s album is 21 [cont.]

20 May, 2014 10:09 pm

When Chromeo debuted ten years ago with their album She’s In Control, the industry kind of looked at it as sort of a fun, one-off, novelty record. Nothing to take too seriously, just a throwback to the innocence of the 70′s and 80′s, that was heavy on synths, vocoders and layered with extra cheese. It [cont.]

15 May, 2014 8:36 pm

One hit wonders are typically a comment on a moment, a snapshot in time, a reflection of the collective unconsciousness made conscious through music. The work of the artists who make these meteoric tunes often relegated to bargain bins as they exit the top ten singles charts. The ever forgetful pop music consumer moves on [cont.]

9 May, 2014 2:09 pm

Editor’s note: Spoilers. Leave The World Behind is ironically both the title of the first breakthrough single released from Swedish House Mafia, and fittingly the name of the documentary film that chronicles their break-up and final tour. Few know the actual details of what caused the breakup between each Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso. [cont.]

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.]

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