Jena ArdellGuess we hit a nerve when we called out Dave Grohl for his anti-EDM Grammy Awards acceptance speech.
Besides tons of hate mail (our favorite told us to " ... go eat a bag of dicks") and some support (Moby's former manager noted we were there when that real punk rocker went electro ... More >>
dublab has been an internet radio station for over ten years now, pioneering the format and introducing L.A.--and the world--to up-and-coming acts from all genres of music. Hip hop, psyche, jazz, funk, punk, beat--you name it, and it's streamed on dublab.com. Flying Lotus, the Gaslamp Kille ... More >>
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.
Perhaps one excep ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Berln-based producer LoSoul has always been a secret fave of mine, a relatively obscure creator of deep, bass heavy minimalist techno whose work feels much less synthetic than many of his brethren. The stage-name of one Peter Kremeier, LoSoul is part of the consistently fascinating Playhouse Recor ... More >>