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What is “House Music,” Anyway?

I came across an interview with Robbie Rivera in Las Vegas Weekly about his club shows and recent remix “100% Pure Love.” Rivera goes through the motions of promoting himself but then makes a statement about modern house music. “It’s bullsh*t,” he says. “There’s this little thing going on I [...]

Should Mainstream Dance Music Producers Criticize EDM?

Remember after the second Transformers movie hit theaters, actress Megan Fox went to the press to call director Michael Bay “Hitler”? Fox’s foot-in-mouth approach seriously cut into her career, and these days, she’s better known as being Brian Austin Green’s wife than actually doing anything. So what does this have [...]

Digitally Imported Eyes Lofty Expansion Plan, But Is It a Good Idea?

Digitally Imported – the streaming radio service geared specifically toward electronic dance music subgenres – has stood out over the years for a handful of distinctive reasons. One, it’s one of the first online radio stations, started by creator Ari Shohat in 1999 from his college dorm room to play [...]

Miami Bounce: An American Producer’s Answer to the Melbourne Sound

“Melbourne Bounce” has been one of those dance music buzzwords tossed around over the past year. After what was dubbed the “Australian wave” in 2012, with performers like Feenixpawl, Tommy Trash, and Nervo getting global recognition, the subgenre also known as “Melbourne House” seems redundant at a glance – after [...]

Trance Singer JES Talks “High Glow” Re-Release, New Music: Our Interview

If you've listened to trance music over the past decade, there’s no need to introduce JES. You’ve likely heard her distinctive vocals on high-charting tracks from Tiesto, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Kaskade, and Above & Beyond, among other prominent genre producers. Now re-releasing hit single “High Glow,” a Tiesto collaboration from [...]

Cerwin Vega’s P1000X: P-Series Power in a Smaller Package

Cerwin-Vega created a definitive product line with its P Series last year, and as of this past summer, they expanded it with the P1000X, a two-way, bi-amped full-range bass-reflex speaker. Out of the P-Series, this new model resembles the P1500X the most. Although smaller in size, and thus more portable, [...]

Reloop Neon: Getting Full Access to Serato

Serato’s one of the most popular DJing software programs out there, but frankly, the regular updates, the lack of compatibility, and the compromises you make with your controller sometimes make it a pain in the neck to use. These are just some of the reasons behind the development of the [...]

Denon Aims High With MC6000MK2

Denon introduced its DJ MC6000MK2 controller/digital mixer as a successor to the MK1. While it’s being advertised as being fully integrated with Serato, it enters with a slim yet solid steel design, plenty of features (you might even say too many, given its size), and multiple upgrades. To start, Denon [...]

Blend at Machine: Unpretentious Underground Dance Music in Boston

When you look at the decades of music coming out of the city of Boston, across multiple genres, it’s not particularly impressive. Rock’s relegated to group Boston or the Dropkick Murphys. Hip-hop’s face is Marky Mark, who won’t even talk about his brief rapping career, or one-hit-wonder House of Pain. [...]

So, Is Deep House Mainstream Now?

Deep house is one of those dance music subgenres that you just don’t touch. Its origins and 30-year history have carved out a firm place in the genre’s pantheon of come-and-go styles, never truly hitting mainstream in the U.S. but outlasting practically any trend. If it’s classic dance music you’re [...]

Is EDM Actually Saving The Music Industry? Depends on Your Perspective

Earlier in 2014, the International Music Summit in Ibiza put out a report stating that the electronic dance music industry was worth $6.2 billion in 2013. The amount significantly grew from a year before -- $4.5 billion in 2012 – with factors ranging from greater demand for big-name DJs to [...]