Our coverage of Electric Daisy Carnival starts tomorrow -- the Las Vegas EDC festival features more than 200 artists, playing everything from house to trance to techno to chillwave to trip hop to luvstep to dubstep to hardstyle. It's chance to power down your phones, let the music lead you where i ... More >>
Electric Daisy Carnival is back at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this year, June 21-23. It is sold out. But we'll provide full coverage, in case you can't be there. The full lineup is below, in alphabetical order.
Roselle ChenJessie And The Toy BoysSteve Aoki, Booka Shade, Jessie and the Toy Boys, Chad Hugo Identity Festival Hollywood Palladium Sunday, September 4 See also: Identity Festival Preview: We Talk With Steve Aoki, Nervo, Figo, Jessie And The Toy Boys and Others Sunday's Identity Festival a ... More >>
Via Fuel.tvAngels & AirwavesSay what you will about Angels & Airwaves' radio rock (outer-space emo is the phrase that comes to mind), but Tom DeLonge has a plan. Working around the cash register jingle of inevitable Blink-182 reunions, he's made three increasingly ambitious albums with his n ... More >>
Roger S.Staying in L.A. this weekend? You won't be disappointed. Lightning In A Bottle brings a little bit of Burning Man to Irvine for all three days, and New York club king Roger Sanchez is coming to Avalon Saturday. It's all good. Friday: Melodic, arena-techno duo Booka Shade performs tra ... More >>
VoxtrotAustin five-piece Voxtrot had its 15 minutes as indie-pop darlings in 2005-06, when back-to-back EPs and the charisma of frontman Ramesh Srivastava fueled blog buzz over its heart-on-sleeve, Brit-inspired music. Pitchfork numbers were high, and so were spirits, until Voxtrot's 2007 ful ... More >>
Berlin duo Booka Shade has broken out of the Berlin underground and into The New York Times with its accessibly melodic techno and mesmerizing stage presence. The pair that started out with groovy choons found mostly via online outlets such as Beatport has become a big-league electronic act known to ... More >>
Also, the National, Entrance Band, Noodles, Bunbury and others
Techno DJ produces more beats than an EKG machine: "My whole thing is sort of chaotic and crazy"
Avalon co-owner Steve Adelman: I dont think its over, I think its evolving
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
Booka Shade, July 26, at Avalon Hollywood Text and photos by Dennis Romero It’s a relatively new medium boxed in by opposing conventions: rocking out versus remaining faithful to the linear, lockstep groove of the modern dance floor. Few – perhaps Kraftwerk, the Chemical Brothers and the firs ... More >>
If there was one transformative performance at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, I'd say it was Santogold's Friday night statement-of-purpose. The festival, which wrapped up last night with a Pink Floyd flashback courtesy of Roger Waters and a furious day-long Sahara tent throwdo ... More >>
Why you won't see L.A.'s dance underground at Coachella
Saving the spirit of techno
At least not yet. New releases save the dying art of the mix CD.