Jemayel Khawaja is Editor-at-Large at Thump and founder of Black Circle Media.
1 month ago | EDM
This is turning out to be a charmed week for Justin Martin. After almost 20 years hustling as a house music underdog, the distinctly creative producer and DJ is currently between two Saturday night performances at Coachella’s Yuma Tent, the iconic...
3 months ago | Festivals
Only a year since its inception, CRSSD has grown into the shining beacon of San Diego's underground house and techno scene. At the idyllic Waterfront Park in the city's beachside downtown district this weekend, everyone from Loco Dice to Chet Fake...
2 years ago | EDM
Los Angeles has cemented its reputation as a hub for forward-facing dance music. Right in the mix of things is DJ AC Slater, whose monthly Night Bass event at Sound in Hollywood has piqued the attentions of tastemakers around the nation....
3 years ago | Indie Rock and Stuff
The Mowgli's, a rowdy brigade of mostly San Fernando Valley natives, are currently weaving their way westward in the midst of a hectic fall tour. It's been a a whirlwind year and a half for the octet. Their song "San Francisco" became a viral hit,...
3 years ago | EDM
The term bass music is a catch-all for darker, urban breakbeat electronic music styles that include drum n' bass, dubstep, trap and some of the more aggressive takes on electro. The phrase only came into use recently but has quickly become the acc...
3 years ago | Music Bidness
You've heard of rap music ghostwriters, right? The guys who pen the words someone else performs, and get no credit for it? A similar phenomenon is taking place in electronic dance music. In fact, a significant number of famous DJs aren't responsib...