EDM News Roundup: Week of January 25

If you thought that the perception of electronic music’s fans couldn’t get any worse, think again. One of the news highlights this week comes from a scientific study claiming EDM, along with rock and hip-hop, is a factor in juvenile delinquency. Multiple releases came out or were announced this week, [...]

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 [...]

New Year’s Eve 2013: Where are the EDM Events?

For the average individual, New Year’s Eve is a celebration – a time you look around for the best party to knock back a few cocktails and dance until the early hours of the morning. Yet, for the DJ, New Year’s Eve is the prime time to knock back a [...]

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: November 2

Halloween-themed EDM nights abounded over the past week, but how else did EDM professionals celebrate the holiday? Ultra Music decided to collaborate with Manic Pumpkin Carvers, and had two of their popular artists, Steve Aoki and Deadmau5, replicated in gourd form. Watch the progression of time for each creation here. [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of October 12

Opinions about the state of EDM mattered more than releases and tours this past week. Kaskade stated the obvious on his Tumblr: “Put simply, EDM is not the new kid on the block.” Boys Noize, in an interview with Gawker, called dance music “dumb”. Zedd says he doesn’t like “the [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of October 5

Now that summer’s pretty much over, we’re hearing about the latest records EDM festivals set. On a smaller, but nonetheless significant, scale was the third Sound Wave Music Festival. With Calvin Harris as the headliner, this event at the Big Surf Water Park in Tempe, AZ drew in 10,000. On [...]

EDM Music Videos: Bigger Budgets but Just as Forgettable?

Just as EDM is being treated like a valid genre, its music videos are beginning to experience recognition. Deadmau5, in his cover story for Rolling Stone, spoke about his just-released music video “Professional Griefers.” Reportedly, “Professional Griefers” is the most expensive EDM video ever, with Joel Zimmerman contributing seven figures [...]

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Top of the Charts to Film Scores?

In modern pop culture memory, EDM is so new that today’s Beatport Chart-topping talent could either seemingly rise even further or flame out. What many in the U.S. forget is, EDM’s profile gained greater visibility in the 1990s, through acts like Paul Oakenfold, The Chemical Brothers, John Digweed, and Sasha, [...]

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