2014’s Mainstream EDM to Indie Trend: Who Did It Well?

Some say hardstyle was 2014’s biggest dance music trend, while others claim, at least for EDM, it was the year of Melbourne Bounce. But neither holds a candle to another pattern: mainstream producers claiming to go “underground” or “indie.” These two terms aren’t interchangeable, of course. “Underground” implies exclusiveness into [...]

Singles Roundup: December 17 to December 31

As 2012 comes to an end and 2013 starts, we’re putting together reviews of the latest singles. Many of these tracks have already been put in sets throughout 2012 and, at the tail end of the year, are just seeing an official release. For what to listen to and what [...]

New Year’s Eve 2013: Where are the EDM Events?

For the average individual, New Year’s Eve is a celebration – a time you look around for the best party to knock back a few cocktails and dance until the early hours of the morning. Yet, for the DJ, New Year’s Eve is the prime time to knock back a [...]

Tweeting to be Clever: Which EDM Twitter Accounts Are Worth Reading?

Social media has transformed into an integral aspect of electronic dance music’s proliferation, from increased chart ranks and sales to tickets. Yet, no performer sticks exclusively with one form. Facebook is typically for promotions and contests, while Twitter, with its minimalist look and 140-character limitation, offers a series of vignettes [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of November 23

This past week, the American Music Awards added its first electronic dance music category. Predictably, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and Skrillex were nominated, with the “Titanium” producer winning. None of the three were present at the ceremony. If you missed out on Ibiza’s latest summer, there’s a chance to experience [...]

EDM News Roundup: November 2

Halloween-themed EDM nights abounded over the past week, but how else did EDM professionals celebrate the holiday? Ultra Music decided to collaborate with Manic Pumpkin Carvers, and had two of their popular artists, Steve Aoki and Deadmau5, replicated in gourd form. Watch the progression of time for each creation here. [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of October 5

Now that summer’s pretty much over, we’re hearing about the latest records EDM festivals set. On a smaller, but nonetheless significant, scale was the third Sound Wave Music Festival. With Calvin Harris as the headliner, this event at the Big Surf Water Park in Tempe, AZ drew in 10,000. On [...]

EDM Music Videos: Bigger Budgets but Just as Forgettable?

Just as EDM is being treated like a valid genre, its music videos are beginning to experience recognition. Deadmau5, in his cover story for Rolling Stone, spoke about his just-released music video “Professional Griefers.” Reportedly, “Professional Griefers” is the most expensive EDM video ever, with Joel Zimmerman contributing seven figures [...]

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EDM News Roundup: Week of September 7

This week finally saw AN21 & Max Vangali’s debut album, People of the Night, drop. This highly-anticipated release, with 15 tracks and several guest appearances, came out on Size Records. Also anticipated, the remixes for “Silhouettes,” Avicii’s follow-up to “Levels,” came out. Lending their talents are Estonian DJ Syn Cole, [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of August 3

This week, major news consisted of nominations, lists, and more live performance announcements. In terms of live performances, Lollapalooza begins this weekend – August 2, precisely. Much like Coachella, Lollapalooza has a mix of rock and EDM acts on the bill, with genre favorites Avicii, Nero, Porter Robinson, Bassnectar, Paper [...]

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