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 >>
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Screamin' M. Dearkins?New York-based techno0pop champ Matthew Dear plays the Vanguard on Friday night, and in honor of that, we've got the exclusive free download of the single, "You Put a Smell on Me."
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Adam Freeland spins Friday at Avalon.It's shaping up to be a big weekend for DJ fans in L.A. Here's a critical list of what's happening:
Friday: Break-beat technician and progressive DJ Adam Freeland spins for the cool kids at Control at Avalon, 1735 N. Vine St., Hollywood. 18 . Info.
Ghostly Intl, 'Horizon Line'For over a decade now, Ann Arbor's Ghostly International has been the gold standard in ethereal, beat-driven electronica.
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Echo Park producer and mastering engineer Dave Cooley, who owns Elysian Masters, has worked with a lot of LA bands you know. He's produced Silversun Pickups, Darker My Love and Mickey Avalon, among others. But it's as a mastering engineer that Cooley really seems to thrive. He's been the final ear ... 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 >>