What is “House Music,” Anyway?

I came across an interview with Robbie Rivera in Las Vegas Weekly about his club shows and recent remix “100% Pure Love.” Rivera goes through the motions of promoting himself but then makes a statement about modern house music. “It’s bullsh*t,” he says. “There’s this little thing going on I [...]

By |2014-12-16T00:00:00-05:00December 16, 2014|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , |

EDM’s Dirty Secret: Progressive House is Just an Evolution of Eurodance

The most important mainstream dance music album is likely one you’re not listening to – Basshunter’s Calling Time. Yes, Basshunter has never been taken seriously in the dance music sphere. He’s a Eurodance artist that survived and produced hits far past the prime of “Dota” and “Boten Anna” (and their [...]

By |2014-03-10T00:00:00-04:00March 10, 2014|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , |

Social Media Killed the DJ’s Club Residency: How Rising to Fame in Dance Music Has Changed

Can a “mainstream” DJ/producer still make a killer set that’s longer than an hour? Of course. While Pacha Ibiza’s been canceling contracts of DJs who expect high pay but want to play for just a couple of hours, you’ve got Paul Van Dyk doing a six-hour set at New York’s [...]

By |2014-02-17T00:00:00-05:00February 17, 2014|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , |

Main Stage vs. Throwback Tents: Symptom of Electronic Dance Music’s Divide?

With Ultra Music Festival expanding to two weekends, the 2013 Winter Music Conference’s workshops in between, and plenty of DJ appearances at local clubs over roughly 15 days, the city’s electronic music offerings were consolidated into Miami Music Week back in March. After the panels and workshops, we hit up [...]

By |2013-06-24T00:00:00-04:00June 24, 2013|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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