Seriously WTF is EDM and is it a Genre?

I’m going to burst your bubble here: EDM is not a valid genre of music. It’s not. It’s art, it’s culture, it’s a movement. But it sure as hell is not a genre of music, and I’m not even sure I’d go so far as to call it ‘music.’ Now, [...]

By |2017-03-29T00:00:00-04:00March 29, 2017|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , |

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: , , , , , , |

For 2015, the “End of EDM” is Evolution

The start of each year often means one thing: Publications saying that “this year” will surely be the end of EDM. Instead, with 2015, the trends point less to obliteration of four-to-the-floor beats and huge synth chords coupled with high-pitched vocals. Instead, the end of 2014 and early signs this [...]

By |2015-03-20T00:00:00-04:00March 20, 2015|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , |

The Next Big Thing: EDM Producers to Watch in 2015

2014 was kind of a strange year for electronic dance music. On one hand, it experienced a wave of retro-influenced music from Disclosure to established producers like Markus Schulz working with classic house singers, while Melbourne Bounce saw its global presence grow. At the same time, deep house become mainstream [...]

By |2015-02-27T00:00:00-05:00February 27, 2015|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Where Did Electro House Go?

With big beats, the huge synths, and vocoders instead of real vocals, electro house took over clubs on both sides of the Atlantic in the 2000s, but since 2010, its popularity has waned. Some might dismiss electro house’s twilight as just another evolution of dance music. After all, plenty of [...]

By |2015-01-27T00:00:00-05:00January 27, 2015|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

HIIO: Big Room Dance Music Out of South America

When you think of EDM, South America isn't the first continent that comes to mind. Yet, this part of the Southern Hemisphere has its own scene, with HIIO, the duo of Ortzy and Nico Hamuy, leading the way. Together, they’ve amassed 20 Beatport Top 100 tracks between them. However, it [...]

By |2015-01-05T00:00:00-05:00January 5, 2015|Categories: Artist Profiles|Tags: , |

Defining “Future House”

“Future house” appears to be the dance music buzzword of 2014. Some relate it to deep house, calling it an offshoot. At other times, the term seems descriptive of a dirtier, faster version of the subgenre’s lounge-ier, slower side. Yet with critics now defining releases as “future house” or “deep/future [...]

By |2014-09-22T00:00:00-04:00September 22, 2014|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , |
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