Electronic dance music's recent resurgence has made the genre more popular than ever before, but it's still often not taken seriously as an art form.
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Electronic dance music's recent resurgence has made the genre more popular than ever before, but it's still often not taken seriously as an art form. And yeah, many goofily-dressed ravers are so high they'll literally dance to anything. But below we've highl ... More >>
Screen shot from The Beat Is LawJarvis Cocker on stage at GlastonburyOn August 10, L.A. Pulp fans gathered at Cinefamily for a sold-out screening of The Beat Is Law: Fanfare for the Common People, part of this year's Don't Knock the Rock film festival. The movie is Eve Wood's follow-up to the ... More >>
After the madness of Coachella and Record Store Day, DJ of the week is back. This time, it's DJ De Kutt, a formidable DJ, producer, and promoter who originally hails from Nice (that's in France). At the age of 20 she headed to London, working as a manager for one of London's most notorious ... More >>
Caesar SebastianRavers at Love Festival in L.A.Added: Commenters are telling us that this event is planned in addition to the party in L.A., and has happened in past years in Vegas. So calling this a "move" would not be accurate. However, if the event in August is canceled, it might be. We ch ... More >>
It's all going Pete Tong Saturday at Monster Massive.Pete Tong, as the U.K.'s Independent newspaper put it, is "the god of dance music." With BBC Radio 1's "Essential Selection" and "Essential Mix" shows, he certainly is global clubland's most influential DJ.
He's the guy who every other A-l ... More >>
Denny RenshawSufjan StevensIf you take in Sufjan Stevens' shows in Los Angeles this weekend expecting some warm-and-fuzzy orchestral pop from a banjo-toting folkie, you've got another thing coming.
In fact, dancing shoes may be in order. Stevens' newest album The Age of Adz is full of insist ... More >>
Felix Da Housecat is a rare survivor of house music's '80s beginnings. An acolyte of DJ Pierre and an O.G. producer in his own right (he put out "Phantasy Girl" in 1987 -- 1987!), the DJ has reinvented himself as a contemporary hipster fluent in the neon accents and hip-hop flavorings (he's c ... More >>
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Friday: The three-year anniversary of Incognito club nights happens with American progressive-house pioneer Chris Fortier on the decks. Kin ... More >>
The city of San Bernardino has moved to shut down a long-time venue for raves and concerts, the Hudson Theater, citing what it argues is an inordinate number of police calls to the spot.
The San Bernardino Sun reports that the City Attorney's office has asked a judge for a preliminary injunc ... More >>
There are dance club songs that scream "Hit!" Tunes like "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue or "One More Time" by Daft Punk encompass everything that is larger-than-life about the clubland, from massive, happy synths to sing-along hooks to beats that force you to keep on dancing. Then t ... More >>
Steve Lawler is the Ozzy Osbourne of dance music - a big-room prince of darkness to be sure. The British spinner has been a longtime champion of the more macabre, bacchanalian sounds of the underground, from tribal to twisted techno. Now that the druggy grooves of Europe are back in style - minimal ... More >>
The clock is ticking, and even if you don't have a (clever) costume yet, it's time to brave your social fear and figure out what the Hell you're gonna do this Halloween weekend. As far as dance dens go, pretty much everything bubbling this weekend will have a creep factor (more than usual in ... More >>
Larry Tee has floated through contemporary club history like Forrest Gump on ecstasy, seemingly everywhere you'd want to be. Growing up in Atlanta, he hung out with R.E.M. and co-wrote fellow Atlantan Ru Paul's 1992 hit "Supermodel (You Better Work)." In 1990s New York he became a DJ on the club kid ... More >>
Falling somewhere between a band and a performance troupe, Toronto-based Fritz Helder & the Phantoms fuse witty dance tunes with striking imagery for a haute electro vibe that's as comfortable on the runway as it is in the nightclubs. The fashion friendly band, who recently collaborat ... More >>
Felix da Housecat is looking for a few good club kids. Tuesday night, filming for the electro-house titan's forthcoming single "We All Wanna Be Prince" will take place at Hollywood hot spot Bardot. The production team needs some fresh-faced party people ready to lipsync, dance and "have a good time. ... More >>
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The Coachella message board lit up this morning when someone posted a pretty convincing list of Friday set times, one of the last big secrets the festival reveals. For those of us going, the set times are obviously important because they dictate what we'll be missing, w ... More >>
Yeah, so all the silly speculation probably isn't done yet, as Goldenvoice always adds a few heavy-hitters after the initial announcement, but the initial line-up is up. Click through to see it in all it's glory. We'll start analyzing it soon, but for now: Throbbing Gristle! No Pavement?
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