When EDM Producers Become Necessary to a Pop Star’s Career

Justin Bieber’s planning a comeback, and is letting everyone know it. If you’ve forgotten, the teen pop star behind hits like “Baby” and “Boyfriend” tarnished his image over the past two years: The kid with the swept hair and high-pitched voice transitioned into a young adult that throws eggs at [...]

By |2015-05-15T00:00:00-04:00May 15, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 |2014-12-09T00:00:00-05:00December 9, 2014|Categories: News, Opinions|Tags: , , , , , |

What’s Up With Those Beats?: 7 of the Strangest EDM Collaborations

Over the past month, two less typical collaborations surfaced on iTunes and Beatport: “Out of Sight,” between the Bloody Beetroots and Paul McCartney, and “Wake Me Up,” an effort with Avicii and singer Aloe Blacc. While the former has received generally positive reviews and saw its video come out this [...]

Returning to the Future: Why Electronic Music is About to Step Backward into Retro Purgatory

Discussions concerning the future of electronic dance music typically cover two aspects: DJing technology and how to promote it. Up-to-date social media knowledge, really, defines the former, while the latter, as we saw back at the 2013 Winter Music Conference, has evolved beyond the turntable-versus-laptop debate to the sounds the [...]

By |2013-05-31T00:00:00-04:00May 31, 2013|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , |

More Than a Benny Benassi Song: Dance Music in Cinema

For all the hoopla around dance music’s second mainstream ascent in the U.S., there’s one aspect that hasn’t returned: the clubbing movie. Sure, filmgoers have sat through painful efforts like those Step Up movies, but the confluence of culture and sounds of late ‘90s/early ‘00s efforts Human Traffic, Party Monster, [...]

By |2013-05-03T00:00:00-04:00May 3, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

EDM News Roundup: Week of February 22

Plenty of new releases came out or were announced over the past week, ranging from progressive house to more trap. What can you expect? For new material that’s already out, Juicy J and The Weeknd collaborated on “One of Those Nights”. Meanwhile, Cedric Gervais makes Lana Del Rey more listenable [...]

Beats in the Trap: Hip-Hop or EDM?

An electronic subgenre merging characteristics of hip-hop with house and bass music has been gaining momentum over the past year. D.C.-based festival Trillectro highlighted it, but the true starting ground is Soundcloud, where producers, both established and aspiring, drop mixes under the name of “trap.” Trap, a fusion subgenre in [...]

By |2013-02-14T00:00:00-05:00February 14, 2013|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

EDM News Roundup: Week of January 4

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a scientific study that shows electronic dance music distresses birds? A group of African gray parrots were observed when classical, “middle of the road,” and trendy pop music played, and while all birds had a preference for at least [...]

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 [...]

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