Ghost Producing, Part II: If Everyone Does It, Why Not Admit It?

It seemed that, before the end of 2013, ghost producing within electronic dance music was acknowledged but not talked about. Hinted at, yes, but no artist directly came out and said, “Yes, I have used ghost producers,” or “I have a team behind me. Did you think I was a [...]

By |2020-11-26T12:03:23-05:00March 13, 2015|News|

Which DJs Should You Watch in 2014?

With 2014 just starting, we looked at the producers and DJs ready to break this year – some going higher from a midlevel or one-hit wonder status, and others to festival headliner. Last year, most of our predictions ended up being on the mark, so we’ll see who sees their [...]

By |2020-11-26T12:03:29-05:00January 15, 2014|News|

Four Reasons Producers’ Own Podcasts Are EDM’s Best-Kept Secret

Within the subject of mainstream EDM festivals, it’s practically a cliché now to talk about how nearly every producer or DJ on stage goes through the same tracks. There’s no air of experimentation, no sense of adventure during a set list, and certainly no moment that makes you go, “What [...]

By |2020-11-26T12:03:33-05:00September 27, 2013|News|

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, [...]

By |2013-02-01T00:00:00-05:00February 1, 2013|News|

Which DJs Should You Watch in 2013?

What turns a DJ into a hitmaker? Is it appropriation of a particular track or remix? Is it being in the right place at the right time? Or, is it some je ne sais quoi quality, or an X-factor, that separates certain artists from the rest? No matter what “it” [...]

By |2020-11-26T12:06:03-05:00January 5, 2013|News|

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 [...]

By |2020-11-26T12:06:04-05:00December 24, 2012|News|

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 [...]

By |2012-12-21T00:00:00-05:00December 21, 2012|News|

EDM News Roundup: Week of August 10

One controversial statement defined this week – and not one from Deadmau5. For those of you unaware, Skrillex produced Korn’s latest album, and now the nu-metal band’s frontman Jonathan Davis mentioned that "North American dubstep is the new electronic heavy metal. It's the filthier, the better in that world, and [...]

By |2012-08-10T00:00:00-04:00August 10, 2012|News|
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