Broadly speaking, if you're an electronic music fan over 40, you probably dig Danny Tenaglia more than Skrillex. And chances are, if you're a Skrillex fan under the age of 30, you're like, "Who the hell is Danny Tenaglia?"
Coachella 2013 exemplified the generation gap in the world of dance music. ... More >>
Electric Daisy Carnival is back at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this year, June 21-23.
It is sold out. But we'll provide full coverage, in case you can't be there.
The full lineup is below, in alphabetical order.
The first weekend of Coachella was packed with EDM revelers; in fact, dance music lovers are growing in numbers so much that every other car in line at the campgrounds checking in was blasting some sort of EDM anthem. The festival even dedicated a new, underground-leaning stage this year, called the ... More >>
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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And yeah, many goofily-dressed ravers are ... More >>
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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 >>
Twenty years after rave culture first entered the American mainstream, the success of a festival like Electric Daisy Carnival begs the question: Can electronic dance music retain its authenticity, warehouse roots and peace, love, unity and respect (PLUR)?
EDC, whose organizers claim they sold out t ... More >>
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Update at 2:48 a.m: EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom.
Electric Daisy Carnval in Las Vegas tonight was shut down temporarily as a ... More >>
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Electronic dance music (you know, EDM) is the hottest ... More >>
John Digweed.Paris Hilton recently tweeted that "House music is taking over!" And she thus marked a new life cycle for a 30-year-old genre. In dance music, though, it's not about what's taking over but about what aspect of the scene has bubbled back up and taken on a new identity.
The house ... More >>
J to the B rockin' Stussy like it's '93.While we like to think of ourselves as worldly ragers, the City of Angels often doesn't rate on the world map of professional partying. You know, Miami, Vegas, Berlin, Ibiza.
But we're getting there (glad we have our priorities straight). Some of the g ... More >>
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With a storm approaching and an army of cops and DEA agents, one woman named Paris Hilton, and even a few politicians in the h ... More >>
We don't wanna hear the phrase, "everybody's at South By" this week, okay? Yes, Austin's mega music fest, South By Southwest, is well underway and many LA promoters, bands, DJs and musicheads are there BBQ-ing and boozing their brains out. No doubt, many turntablists and producers are still recoveri ... More >>
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While other news outlets keep telling you that Coachella 2010 was a resounding, trouble-free success, and while the organizers are bragging about the size of the crowds to Billboard (as if bigger meant better when it comes to crowds...), you know ... 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 >>
We caught up with Richie Hawtin, a.k.a. Plastikman, at Coachella over the weekend and asked him a few questions about technology and the state of North American dance music. Hawtin has pioneered the use of Ableton Live software to atomize and reconstruct tracks on-the-fly during DJ performanc ... More >>
Dennis RomeroFor those about to rock, we ... ask that you step aside and make room for 50,000 raging fans of the operatic dance sound known as trance. For all of Coachella's claims to being a desert temple of rock-god worship (Muse, Them Crooked Vultures, The Dillinger Escape Plan), the peak- ... More >>
Whether it's IDM, minimal, electro, acid or whatever other name you want use to pinpoint a sound, we love techno. We love the way it forces us to dance, even when we're sitting in front of a computer in an office trying to finish a story. We love the way it affects our walk when we enter a party. W ... More >>
Magdalena Chojnacka was born in Poland but grew up in the original techno city, Detroit. She started DJing in 1996 and was spotted by techno star Richie Hawtin in 1999. He tapped her to open for him at clubs, festivals and tours.
DJ Magda plays the Standard downtown on Saturday night
It was ... 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.
Steve Bug gigs Avalon's fifth anniversary on Saturday ... More >>
By Liz Ohanesian
For Richie Hawtin, 2008 began with silence, ten weeks without so much as a 12-inch single or live engagement from the producer/DJ and his cohorts at Minus Records. It was a time of reflection for the team upon the tenth anniversary of the label and also a time of preparation for ... More >>