What Happens When a Dance Music Subgenre Loses Popularity?: Predicting EDM’s Future

Since 2012, we’ve been hearing that this EDM thing is about to reach a peak. Trend forecasters ended up wrong after festival attendance and record sales surged globally, with North America consuming a greater portion of the market. 2014, however, appears different. It’s not so much that all aspects have [...]

By |2014-04-28T00:00:00-04:00April 28, 2014|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , |

EDM in 2013: The Best and The Worst

What happens when something that rises gets to a peak? It can either go down or stay at a plateau. That sums up 2013 for electronic dance music – some trends went forward, some backwards, some business deals that once looked auspicious went sour, and European crossover festivals that seemed [...]

Resurrect The Disco

In the second half of the 1980s, Morrissey, still with The Smiths, sang, “Burn down the disco, hang the blessed DJ.” Now, according to a trend piece in the New York Times, disco revival groups – but not nu-disco – want to resurrect it. But acts like Crystal Ark Party [...]

By |2012-12-17T00:00:00-05:00December 17, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disco meets EDM in “Caméleon Chameleon & Starlight”

Contemporary disco (or “Nu-Disco”) is a genre of which many American EDM-listeners may not be aware. The term was coined as early as 2002 by record stores and online vendors and referred to European electronic artists who took influence from 1970’s American Disco. Today, Nu-Disco is most widely recognized in [...]

By |2012-05-07T00:00:00-04:00May 7, 2012|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Midnight Magic – What the Eyes Can't See

Midnight Magic, formed in 2006, tries to capture soul and bravado on their latest EP, What the Eyes Can't See. This EP is a homage to early 70's disco and horn driven dance tracks. What the Eyes Can't See balances the necessary elements without becoming a parody or joke. The [...]

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