Crossfadr Speaks With Up-and-Coming House DJ Margot Lox

It has been a quick rise for Los Angeles-based house DJ Margot Lox. Born Margot Lockridge, she started honing her skills with a pair of turntables after being an avid house, hip-hop, and R&B listener for many years. Her first gig was just a year ago – in May 2013 [...]

By |2014-05-05T00:00:00-04:00May 5, 2014|

DJ Aakmael Talks DJing and Producing With Crossfadr

When you think of deep house, you think of Chicago and, to a lesser extent these days, Las Vegas, but Richmond, Va.? In a sense, this makes DJ Aakmael one of deep house’s best-kept secrets. Aakmael comes from a musical background going across hip-hop, R&B, house, reggae, classical, opera, and [...]

By |2014-03-07T00:00:00-05:00March 7, 2014|

Topher Jones Looks to Bring Modern EDM Recognition to Chicago

With his own tracks and remixes in set rotation by major DJs, Topher Jones appears poised to turn into a major dance music producer. A Midwest native, he saw his remix of Gareth Emery’s “The Saga” drop on March 11 as part of Garuda Music’s Miami Mixes Collection. That’s not [...]

By |2013-03-19T00:00:00-04:00March 19, 2013|

John Dahlback Embarks on North American Tour, Releases New Single

2012 was a great year for John Dahlback, and his level of success is continuing in 2013. Instrumental “Life” turned into a hit last year, named as Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune and included on Tiesto’s compilation Club Life – Vol. 2 Miami. Starting off 2013 are new tracks “Pressure” [...]

By |2013-02-20T00:00:00-05:00February 20, 2013|

Paul Oakenfold Releases New Singles, Gets Ready for New Album

Two new releases from legendary DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold were scheduled for January 2013. The first is a remix of Bruno Mars’ chart-topping hit “Locked Out of Heaven,” which came out on January 15 through Atlantic Records. Following that is “Touch the Sky,” a collaboration between him and Matt [...]

By |2013-01-29T00:00:00-05:00January 29, 2013|

The Soundplate Awards: Recognition for Underground EDM

When it comes to recognition and record sales, 2012 was an excellent year for electronic dance music. As we have pointed out, EDM was added as a category for multiple well-known awards over the past year – the VMAs and American Music Awards – and received a more prominent spot [...]

By |2012-12-26T00:00:00-05:00December 26, 2012|

New Order at the Roseland Ballroom Review: Classic Synth-Pop Act Touches on All Aspects of its History

Modern-day electronic music owes a great deal to New Order, of seminal 1983 dance single “Blue Monday.” That being said, the band’s 30-plus year career has never kept on a strictly electronic path, starting out as quintessential post-punk outfit Joy Division, experimenting with synths and sequencers early on, dabbling in [...]

By |2012-10-24T00:00:00-04:00October 24, 2012|
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