Dennis RomeroA blow-up doll made the rounds at Hawtin's performance Sunday.The electronic dance music line-up at the 11th annual Coachella festival was decidedly ho-hum, drawing its large audiences from huge names (Tiesto, Deadmau5, Kaskade), but eschewing next-wave talent.
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Claude VonStroke is the prankster of dance music, a provocateur whose tracks ("Who's Afraid Of Detroit," "Deep Throat") are cantankerously groovy. While many DJs set their watches to the latest movements in club-land (minimal, nu electro, tech-trance), VonStroke is a rare spinner who has created an ... More >>
Cybotron's "Clear," from 1983
More than any other person, Detroit's Juan Atkins is credited with creating techno. Of course, electronic dance music, which fills clubs, warehouses and festivals each weekend, provides sounds for car commercials, movies and public radio, and fuels the technology of c ... More >>
Robert Pointer is part of a handful of Angelenos responsible for the city's techno renaissance. While the likes of the Droid Behavior crew were already organizing warehouse parties, Pointer's Compression events, starting in 2005, gave the city a legitimate, consistent, accessible venue for the rise ... More >>
For fans of Detroit electro, the mere fact that Dopplereffekt is performing in LA is something of mindblower. A brilliantly executed art project/synthetic-beat-music concern whose member(s) remain anonymous, the group and/or person behind Dopplereffekt has crafted some of the funkiest and propella ... More >>
Other than freshman Delta Sigma Theta rushes at Cal-State Chico, no substrata of the American population has worse taste in rock than rappers. Sure, your little brother likes Fall Out Boy, but eventually, he's going to grow up and discover The Clash, then weed, then hopefully Junior Murvin and Lee ... More >>