For dance fans there has been little difference between Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival in recent years, except that the former supplemented its Tiesto-Kaskade-Deadmau5 lineups with alt-rock while EDC did so with dubstep and drum 'n' bass.
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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.
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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 highlighted 20 top-notch spinners who put real ... More >>
John Tejada's place does not look like the home of an internationally renowned techno producer. Tucked away on a quiet street in a Mayberry-like corner of Van Nuys, where lawn signs from the neighborhood council warn you to "Watch for Kids!", the cozy mid-century ranch house feels far removed from t ... More >>
L.A.'s own techno hero, John Tejada, now has the world's most renowned techno label to call home.
Germany's Kompakt announced this week that it has signed the spinner and producer from Sherman Oaks, with a single, "Unstable Condition" (a label press release compares it to Aphex Twin's class ... More >>
Dubfire spins Saturday at Avalon Hollywood.Friday: Homegrown, a new after-hours, launches with the help of L.A.'s techno ambassador John Tejada at the Burgundy House, 6202 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Info.
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Josh "CuriousJosh" ReissPeter KirnLast weekend, thousands of musicians, DJs, producers and other assorted gearheads headed out to Southern California for NAMM, the annual industry trade show. While most of the ... More >>
Will Saul is a relatively new name to Los Angeles, but the British dance music artist has tapped a fresh sound that has made him at "it" DJ in global clubland in the last year. The spinner's sound is described in his bio as "deep dubdiscohousetechno with flashes of soul and irresistible melodies tha ... 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 >>
While the likes of Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath (and his Cocoon label), and the Kompakt label crew (Michael Mayer et. al.) get much of the credit for sparking the techno resurgence of late, Berliner Steve Bug deserves just as much reverence.
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Considering next week is relatively slow due to SXSW in Austin, it might be a good idea to go nuts this weekend (unless you're headed down there, in which case consider this weekend to be exercise). Amazing night in LA for music tonight.
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It's a commonly understood fact among electronic dance music fans that a Fabric mix is a pretty big deal for a DJ, an indication that he or she has "arrived." It's perhaps the most exclusive and respected series of mixes coming out these days; each year the legendary London club asks a handful of ... More >>