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Seriously WTF is EDM and is it a Genre?

I’m going to burst your bubble here: EDM is not a valid genre of music. It’s not. It’s art, it’s culture, it’s a movement. But it sure as hell is not a genre of music, and I’m not even sure I’d go so far as to call it ‘music.’ Now, [...]

SoundCloud: Definitely Has Become Cloudy

Soundcloud, sooo 2008 You and a few friends stumble into an apartment after a night out. There’s no DJ equipment in sight, but it’s all good because the host promptly directs everyone to the beefy little sound system, complete with tweeters and woofer. All at once, the group pounces on [...]

EP Review – Julius St. James – The Textural Movement EP

Julius St. James is hitting the scene with bang. The Washington, D.C.-based producer dropped his first four song EP entitled The Textural Movement on CDBaby earlier this year, and through a heavy dose of originality and move-able, catchy beats, the release looks to make a big mark on the current [...]

Beatport: The Monster With No Teeth

Beatport is the monster that won’t die. Bankruptcy, relaunch after relaunch, and an ill-advised flirtation with streaming have all taken their toll on Beatport. But it’s still here. It’s still a big deal as well. Check how many big name artists shout out to Beatport when promoting their releases on [...]

Allen & Heath Xone:PX5 DJ Mixer Review

‘Play to your strengths’, my Dad always told me when I was growing up. I wonder if he’s been advising the good folk at Allen & Heath, because with their newest DJ mixer in the XONE range, they’re doing just that. The XONE:PX5 takes all the things that XONE have [...]

Is Boiler Room actually boring?

Since it started in London back in 2010, Boiler Room has changed the face of dance music. Through genius marketing and use of social media, it’s given underground DJs who previously played to tens of people, an audience of millions. It’s provided the cream of underground dance music to everyone, [...]

PreSonus Sceptre S8 Studio Monitor Review

The PreSonus Sceptre S8 is an extension of what S6 has to offer. It has a bigger woofer diameter and enclosure size then its smaller sibling. Numerous reports and testimonials have endorsed these speakers and almost every customer review contains the words “clear” and “pure”, and that’s not a coincidence. [...]