When EDM Producers Become Necessary to a Pop Star’s Career

Justin Bieber’s planning a comeback, and is letting everyone know it. If you’ve forgotten, the teen pop star behind hits like “Baby” and “Boyfriend” tarnished his image over the past two years: The kid with the swept hair and high-pitched voice transitioned into a young adult that throws eggs at [...]

By |2015-05-15T00:00:00-04:00May 15, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

EDM – The Acronym That Shall Not Be Named

By this point, you’ve likely heard about the three electronic music festivals coming to Detroit in mid 2014. Movement – the successor in name to the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, or simply DEMF – returns from May 24 to 26, while DEMF has been resurrected as a free event. A [...]

By |2014-01-10T00:00:00-05:00January 10, 2014|Categories: News, Opinions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What’s Up With Those Beats?: 7 of the Strangest EDM Collaborations

Over the past month, two less typical collaborations surfaced on iTunes and Beatport: “Out of Sight,” between the Bloody Beetroots and Paul McCartney, and “Wake Me Up,” an effort with Avicii and singer Aloe Blacc. While the former has received generally positive reviews and saw its video come out this [...]

Returning to the Future: Why Electronic Music is About to Step Backward into Retro Purgatory

Discussions concerning the future of electronic dance music typically cover two aspects: DJing technology and how to promote it. Up-to-date social media knowledge, really, defines the former, while the latter, as we saw back at the 2013 Winter Music Conference, has evolved beyond the turntable-versus-laptop debate to the sounds the [...]

By |2013-05-31T00:00:00-04:00May 31, 2013|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , |

EDM News Roundup: Week of February 22

Plenty of new releases came out or were announced over the past week, ranging from progressive house to more trap. What can you expect? For new material that’s already out, Juicy J and The Weeknd collaborated on “One of Those Nights”. Meanwhile, Cedric Gervais makes Lana Del Rey more listenable [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of February 15

In case you lived under a rock, the Grammys just happened this Sunday, February 11. The good news? Former Eurodance member and current music industry scammer Al Walser didn’t win – although he did draw attention by showing up in a space suit. The (sort of) bad news? Skrillex won [...]

Beats in the Trap: Hip-Hop or EDM?

An electronic subgenre merging characteristics of hip-hop with house and bass music has been gaining momentum over the past year. D.C.-based festival Trillectro highlighted it, but the true starting ground is Soundcloud, where producers, both established and aspiring, drop mixes under the name of “trap.” Trap, a fusion subgenre in [...]

By |2013-02-14T00:00:00-05:00February 14, 2013|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

EDM News Roundup: Week of February 8

Hot Sauce EP on Mad Decent. Additionally on Mad Decent was a preview of new music to come: Diplo and Switch’s “Keep It Gully.” Expected to hit Beatport on February 18 is “Hit It!”, a collaboration from three Miami DJs GTA, Henrix, and Digital LAB. The track debuted over the [...]

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 [...]

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