The Next Big Thing: EDM Producers to Watch in 2015

2014 was kind of a strange year for electronic dance music. On one hand, it experienced a wave of retro-influenced music from Disclosure to established producers like Markus Schulz working with classic house singers, while Melbourne Bounce saw its global presence grow. At the same time, deep house become mainstream [...]

By |2020-11-26T12:03:23-05:00February 27, 2015|News|

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 [...]

By |2020-11-26T12:03:24-05:00January 14, 2015|News|

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 [...]

By |2013-03-01T00:00:00-05:00March 1, 2013|News|

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, [...]

By |2013-01-25T00:00:00-05:00January 25, 2013|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|

W&W’s “Lift Off”: A Promising Harbinger of EDM Genre Blending

What’s house? What’s trance? We’re clearly entering a new era of electronic dance music, one in which both commercial and independent artists see no genre bounds. The melodic, arpeggiated melodies of trance music meld with the hard, march-like beats of house. The instability of dubstep’s wavering bass adds a much-needed [...]

By |2012-12-11T00:00:00-05:00December 11, 2012|Album Reviews|
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