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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 [...]

By |12/09/2014|

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 [...]

By |12/02/2014|

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 [...]

By |10/14/2014|

Ban EDM? Another Drug Overdose, Another Panic

Every time a drug overdose or hospitalizations occur after a major EDM show, the media in North America turns clueless. News outlets don’t know how to describe the phenomena – in some cases, adopting dated language, like a recent Boston Globe article about a similar incident at an Avicii concert [...]

By |08/15/2014|

Underground vs. Mainstream Dance Music: Is The Feud Over?

Dance music has long been its worst enemy, with European vs. American, Hi-NRG vs. down-tempo, instrumental vs. production vs. DJing, and underground vs. mainstream scenes always being embroiled in smack-talking battles about how one style is better than another, one way of doing things is superior, or certain artists have [...]

By |07/28/2014|

Why Does a DJ/Producer Need an Alter Ego?

For many mainstream performers prior to 2010, careers arched from the highly-sought after club residency to the single topping the Beatport charts to finally making it to the main stage at a major festival like Electric Daisy Carnival or Ultra. But throughout this decade’s long path, one factor remained: The [...]

By |07/14/2014|

Numark Unveils NV Controller

Premier DJ manufacturer unveils the first intelligent Serato DJ controller with integrated software feedback screens. Cumberland, RI, USA – July 14, 2014. Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, announces NV, an intelligent controller for Serato DJ. Featuring high-resolution color screens that provide extensive visualization of Serato’s flagship DJ [...]

By |07/14/2014|