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 [...]

It’s the Molly, Stupid: Why the Perceived Intertwining of EDM and Drugs Is (and Isn’t) to Blame for the Deaths and Early Closing of Electric Zoo

By now, you’ve likely heard the report, either through a news program or Twitter feed: Two people died as a result of drug overdoses during the first two days of Electric Zoo, prompting the NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg to cancel the EDM festival’s final day. Jeffrey Russ, 23, and Olivia [...]

By |2013-09-04T00:00:00-04:00September 4, 2013|Categories: News, Opinions|Tags: , , , , |

Different Night, Same Set: How to Change the Modern EDM Mega Festival

No matter if Ultra, Electric Daisy, Electric Zoo, or Creamfields is your event of choice, the notion of “If you've seen one, you've seen them all” applies to practically all large-scale electronic dance music events on either coast and likely any continent. If you've gone to any of these, or [...]

By |2013-07-19T00:00:00-04:00July 19, 2013|Categories: Events, Opinions|Tags: , , , |

EDM News Roundup: Week of September 14

When it comes to live performances, you can either watch them in person or on your computer, and this week’s news has announcements for both forms. First, Tiesto, who released a video for his upcoming Club Life College Invasion Tour, added Quintino to this lineup. The tour – an in-person [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of August 31

As August ends, new music festivals are scheduled for Labor Day weekend, artists are dropping new releases and videos, and Tiesto, with SiriusXM, opened up a competition to aspiring radio hosts. Multiple new releases, both singles and videos, came out over the past week. On the trance side of things, [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of August 17

This week, electronic music gets political. More specifically, as the election looms just months ahead, President Obama is going after the EDM vote with a “DJs for Obama” ad that features DJ Cassidy, Steve Aoki, and Adam 12 of She Wants Revenge. If you can feel the beat, can you [...]

EDM News Round Up: Week of July 13

From concert chaos to extended tour dates to new music videos, much has gone on in the way of EDM this week. On Monday, it was reported that nine stabbings and a drug overdose occurred at a Swedish House Mafia concert in Dublin. The trio, known for hits “Save The [...]

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