2014’s Mainstream EDM to Indie Trend: Who Did It Well?

Some say hardstyle was 2014’s biggest dance music trend, while others claim, at least for EDM, it was the year of Melbourne Bounce. But neither holds a candle to another pattern: mainstream producers claiming to go “underground” or “indie.” These two terms aren’t interchangeable, of course. “Underground” implies exclusiveness into [...]

An Empty Spectacle: The Relationship Between Visuals and Sounds in EDM

When you look at the presentation of large-scale music festivals and club shows, visuals, you might say, are the best and the worst things that ever happened to electronic dance music. On one hand, the flashing colors and graphics merge to create a dazzling palette, with the music enhancing that [...]

By |2013-09-18T00:00:00-04:00September 18, 2013|Categories: News, Opinions|Tags: , , , , , |

EDM News Roundup: Week of March 1

Miami Music Week, which, for 2013, includes the Winter Music Conference and two weekends of the Ultra Music Festival, is less than a month away. Although WMC’s schedule is up, the major artists present at the week have their own events planned, and announcements are coming in. What’s in store [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of January 11

The past week was filled with multiple concert and show announcements. Perhaps the largest was Ultra Music Festival. For those not up to date, the EDM festival celebrating its 15th anniversary now expanded to two weekends. The lineup was revealed last Friday, and features the usual crew: Tiesto, Carl Cox, [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of November 16

As this last week shows, DJs who aren’t even the most well-known can still cause a riot. Case in point was Flux Pavilion doing a surprise show, hosted by MTV and Intel, in Santa Monica, Calif. After tweets and free tickets, hundreds of concertgoers showed up at Hangar 8, and [...]

EDM News Roundup: Week of November 9

If you’re into music (and if you’re reading this website, you likely are), you probably collect releases, if not genre memorabilia. This week, Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail pointed out that Lego is introducing a collectible line of toys that includes a DJ Lego Man, complete with a record, [...]

All Mixed Up Review: Three Refune DJs, One Night

Three DJs at two venues in one night – that was the premise of All Mixed Up. Refune Records artists, including label manager Sebastian Ingrosso and protégés Otto Knows and Alesso, played two sets, one at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island and another at Pier 94 in [...]

By |2012-11-05T00:00:00-05:00November 5, 2012|Categories: Events, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

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 September 28

This past week featured announcements of multiple festivals and tours, from Richie Hawtin’s CNTRL to Jesse Saunders’ Pure House Music Festival, along with new releases. In addition to that, Skrillex was thought to be dead, but this internet hoax shows that, once again, you can’t trust everything you read online. [...]

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 [...]

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