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 [...]

Road to Ultra Brings Fedde Le Grand to NYC

There’s irony in Ultra Music Festival holding a club tour. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Ultra stands for everything modern (and occasionally reviled by purists) about electronic dance music: the hottest artists put front and center in the lineup, the biggest singles remixed in regular rotation, and sets no [...]

‘Road to Ultra: A Long Way From Home’ With Fedde Le Grand in NYC

2013 is not only Ultra Music Festival’s 15th anniversary, it’s also the first time this electronic dance music festival is expanding to two weekends. Aside from this change, Ultra introduced a new concept for 2013: a pre-festival club tour. Called ‘Road to Ultra: A Long Way from Home,’ the tour [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of February 1

Over the past week, Coachella and Ultra Music Festival announced their lineups. Ultra’s, which extends over two weekends now, was predictable. In addition to the Phase 1 artists announced earlier, Phase 2 includes many big names: Alesso, Benny Benassi, Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Porter Robinson, Zedd, [...]

1 Million Subscribers and Counting: Which EDM YouTube Channels Should You Be Watching?

When we think social media, Facebook and Twitter are often the first platforms to come to mind. But, for DJs, producers, and musicians, YouTube, as a platform for previewing songs and videos and often for streaming new music, is a must. Practically all electronic dance music artists have a YouTube [...]

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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 [...]

DJ vs. DJ: Collaborations That Work (And Those That Don’t)

Right at the end of October, Steve Aoki and duo Knife Party announced on MTV a collaboration, a “phat” track called “Pile Driver.” Although the track is set for official release in early 2013, both acts are already including it in their setlists. Of course, over the years EDM has [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of October 26

The big news, if you haven’t heard already, is, DJ Magazine’s annual poll was released last Friday. As has been the trend over the past few years, Armin Van Buuren is No. 1 and Tiesto holds strong at No. 2. Avicii moved up to No. 3, surpassing Deadmau5 (No. 5) [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of September 21

At the peak of EDM news coverage this week, Markus Schulz beat out a growing list of U.S.-based DJs and producers for America’s Best DJ. Do you agree with this, or should someone else have taken away the award? The Award Ceremony, which will feature sets from both Schulz and [...]

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, [...]

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