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    April 19, 2014

    Death Will Never Kill Coachella's Drug Culture

    Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story is about very young people doing a shit-ton of drug ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Coachella 2014: What to Watch, What to Avoid

    Ever since Coachella expanded to two weekends in 2012, the dirty little secret is that both weekends are almost exactly the same. With some exceptions, the lineups are the same, the order the bands play is the same and, often, the songs they play and the order they play them in is the same. This isn ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Top Five EDM Halloween Parties

    For any dance music enthusiast, this week begins a pivotal time for choosing their Halloween party plans. Insomniac's Third Annual Escape From Wonderland lineup was officially released last week, which has us excited to experience another venture down the rabbit hole on Saturday October 26th. The li ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Nicky Romero Is Dedicated to Being a Killer Producer, Mono Be Damned

    Nick Rotteveel--that's Nicky Romero to you--is a Dutch producer/DJ that rose out of the streets of Holland into super stardom after being taken under the wing of former number one DJ in the world David Guetta. Currently deejaying all over the world including Ultra Music Festival and Coachella this y ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Five Best Orange County EDM Shows in June

    Summer is almost here and though to most in Southern Cali it means beach days, barbeques and bikinis, to the music lover, it means festival season is well underway. For electronic dance music aficionados, the biggest party of the summer will be at this years sold out Electric Daisy Carnival in Las V ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    How Did TJR Become a Mega Club DJ? By Being a Good Opening DJ

    After making waves as a resident DJ at LED events and clubs like Voyeur in San Diego, the Connecticut-raised TJR has embarked on the biggest year in his DJ career. The easiest indicator of that might be his new residency at Hakkasan, the new EDM mega club inside the MGM Grand. Anchored by a Michelin ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Three EDM Artist to Watch This Summer

    EDM is a tough genre to stay on top of, even for the most devout kandi kid. The explosion of festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, the abundance of DJ residencies and tours around the world and the mammoth popularity of sites like Beatport, its not always easy to decipher between the next big sta ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    EDC Las Vegas 2013 Lineup is Here!

    After leaving fans on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the sold out 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway -- Insomniac finally revealed the diverse lineup of musical "conductors" as founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella likes to call them. This year's list include ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Raging With My Mom at Ultra Music Festival

    Ultra Music Festival celebrated its 15th annual edition by expanding over two three-day weekends (a la Coachella) making it the largest electronic music festival in the US and the only one in the world to take place over two weekends. Acts included some of the worlds biggest EDM names such as Tiëst ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Tiësto - Staples Center - March 2, 2013

    Tiësto Staples Center March 2nd, 2013 This weekend, the mega star Dutch DJ and producer Tijs Michiel Verwest better known as Tiësto made his Los Angeles return at the Staples Center after his epic sold out show at the Honda Center in 2011 for 26,000 EDM Fans. This marks only the second time an el ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Excision "Execution Tour" - Club Nokia - February 9th, 2013

    Excision Club Nokia February 9th, 2013 This weekend, Canadian bass king Excision brought his Execution Tour to Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. Excision, born Jeff Abel, kicked off 2013 with a 50-stop North American tour unveiling his new live show and the future of bass music featuring the "Exe ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    NYE EDM Festivals in 2012: Which One Was the Best?

    Who would have thought five years ago that super star DJ's like Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Andy Moor, Sebastian Ingrosso, Laidback Luke, Calvin Harris, Avicii and Nero would be headlining separate major EDM festivals right here in California on New Years Eve? Since Insomniac Events and Go Ve ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    EDM vs the Beat Scene: A Fun, Illustrated Guide

    By Jena ArdellDance music is all the rage these days. That time you thought giant robots were battling at your recent family reunion? Nope, that was just your 12-year-old niece listening to dubstep. See also: *Moon Rocks: The Best High on Earth *What the Hell Is Trap Music (and Why Is Dubstep Invo ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Top Five Best and Worst Parts of Escape From Wonderland - NOS Events Center - October 27,2012

    This weekend, Insomniac Events hosted their second annual Escape from Wonderland music festival at the Nos Events Center in San Bernadino. The Wonderland parties have become a staple brand for the promoters and are becoming just as popular as Electric Daisy Carnival (their biggest event of the year) ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Top 10 EDM Halloween Parties in OC

    Halloween is less than a week away, but as you know the EDM scene can stretch out a holiday like nobody's business. And with the potential for slutty costumes and thematic whimsey being at an all time high in October, it's obvious that this is one of the biggest party weekends of the year.  No ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Jillionaire Says Major Lazer Can Free The Universe From Boredom at EDM Shows

    If you've been to a Major Lazer show recently, you realize that their name has become a bit of a misnomer. Not that we're complaining--after an endless summer of EDM shows spent watching one identical laser-light party after the next, it's nice to see a group take a notably different route in their ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Borgore on His Dubstep Track With Miley Cyrus: "I'm Fucking All These Chicks, That's What I'm Going to Sing About"

    It took a little  while for teen-Disney-star-turned-pop-monolith Miley Cyrus to move to the dark side (sonically, anyway), this summer it finally happened, thanks to dubstep. On August 20, Cyrus tweeted, "Yo, check out me & Borgore's new track." Though the song has been out for three months ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Pacific Festival: The Dunes Strips Down By the Sea

    Surrounded by packed, overgrown fests, the OC bash in Newport Beach offers leisurely relief

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    August 30, 2012

    Pacific Festival: The Dunes Strips Down By the Sea

    See Also:*Josh Epstein of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. on Pacific Festival, His Favorite Housewife of Orange County* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and SkrillexThe standard model for a music festival these days is all about one-upsmanship. Each y ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?

    See Also:*Remembering Sherman Hemsley's Electro-Funk Legacy  *Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Musical Moments *Snoop Dogg Finally Smokes Too Much Weed and Creates a Reggae Album as Snoop LionYesterday, MTV announced the nominees for their 2012 Video Music Awards. While much was made of th ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Madeon - Yost Theater - 7/22/12

    Madeon Yost Theater7/22/12 As a Sunday night crowd in SanTana crowd chanted Madeon's name with the strength of a Roman legion, the underage French DJ looked out onto the the Yost Theater from the stage at the scene he'd created. Raising one hand to the sky, he let the tense vocal line from ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Rebecca & Fiona - Dim Mak Studios - 7/12/12

    Rebecca & Fiona Dim Mak Studios July 12, 2012 See Also: Afrojack - Playhouse Nightclub - 6/26/12 Despite Being Underrepresented, Female DJs Say There's No Crying in EDM Last night the Dutch sexpots Rebecca & Fiona came to Dim Mak Studios in Hollywood to celebrate their Ultra Records a ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Chuckie - Yost Theater - 7/7/12

    Chuckie Yost Theater 7/7/12 See Also: Club Snaps: Chuckie @ the Yost Club Snaps: Morgan Page @ The Yost Morgan Page - Yost Theater - 7/3/2012 Over the weekend dutch DJ sensation Chuckie came to the downtown Santa Ana Arts District to get on the decks. San Diego-based promotions company LED Pres ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Over the Weekend: Norman Doray - Yost Theater - 6/24/12

    Norman Doray June 24, 2012 Yost TheaterSee also: *Rusko and Andy C - Hollywood Palladium - 6/1/12 *Armin Van Buuren - Sutra - 5/28/12 *Bingo Players - Yost Theater - 5/22/12 This past Saturday, the Yost Theater in downtown Santa Ana hosted DJ Norman Doray, a fiery French selector who hit the dec ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Shazam Predicts 2012's 10 Most Popular Summer Jams

    Summer is just around the corner (June 20, to be exact), and with that comes summer mixtapes. There's nothing better than the sunshiny bliss that comes from driving with your windows rolled down, wind whipping through your hair, and upbeat, buoyant music blasting through your ste ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Top Five Parties During EDC Week

    See also: * EDC 2012: High Winds Knock Speakers Around During Markus Schulz' Set * What's So Important About the EDMbiz Conference?* Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC Now that the dust has settled in Sin City, it's time to take a look at all that went o ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Hottest Girls of Electric Daisy Carnival 2012

    See also: * EDC 2012: An First-Timer Gets Deflowered* Best Masks of the Electric Daisy Carnival * Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day One * Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day Three Mother nature had the power to stop the Electric Daisy Carnival on Saturday, but she couldn't stop these gi ... More >>

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    June 10, 2012

    EDC 2012: Calvin Harris Plays CDs of Himself Singing

    Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sav ... More >>

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    June 10, 2012

    EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds

    [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 Carnival in Las Vegas tonight was shut down temporarily as a result of high winds buffeting tall sound s ... More >>

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    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    PeaceTreaty's Name Was Coined as a Joke By An Ex-Girlfriend -- But It Suits Them Perfectly

    Sure, Ryan Jaso may always wear black, but he has been managing electronic music artists for over four years now. He knows not only what kinds of threads his DJs look best in, but also what styles the fans who come to their shows love most. He took his rock-star sense of style and opened a store to ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Fitz and the Tantrums Sweat it Out

    We were all melting like popsicles from the heat on Sunday at Coachella last weekend, but that didn't stop festival goers from checking out bands performing under the beating sun. Before hitting the main stage, we talked to band Fitz and the Tantrums about their festival experiences, the sweaty wal ... More >>

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    April 22, 2012

    Coachella: Sahara Tent Sets Moved Up 20 Minutes; Nero Complains

    There were a couple of interesting changes to Coachella's set times for Weekend 2. (Compare Weekend 1's schedule here.) First, set times for outdoor stage headliners Miike Snow (Saturday) and Florence and the Machine (Sunday) had no end point marked. More noticeably, however, was the change in the S ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    DJs We Can't Wait to See at Coachella

    Morgan Page April 13, 2012While in Miami for Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival I got to catch up with Grammy nominated producer/DJ Morgan Page. Page was nominated for an International Dance Music Award in Miami for Best American DJ and Best Progressive Track for "In the Air" with Sult ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Lollapalooza Lineup Released: Black Sabbath Reuniting!

    In an attempt to possibly take some of the spotlight off Coachella this week, Lollapalooza released a "same, same but different" lineup for the eighth installment of the Chicago festival in Grant Park. As at Coachella, the Black Keys and At the Drive-In are performing. But unlike Coachella, the Red ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Electric Daisy Carnival Lineup Revealed!

    Insomniac Events announced their highly anticipated line up for the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. CEO Pasquale Rotella announced today that more than 100 artists and 500 theatrical groups will be joining the 300,000 expected attendees, including a special performance by the Blue ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Nicky Romero at Ten Nightclub, March 25, 2012

    ​Nicky Romero Ten NightclubMarch 25, 2012Coming straight from the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Dutchman Nicky Romero acknowledged the crowd by saying, "If you missed Ultra, here is your chance to live it!" when he took over Ten Nightclub in Newport Beach. Romero has been a drummer since he was s ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    A-Trak at Sutra, Mar. 2, 2012

    ​A-TrakMarch 2, 2012Sutra Last Friday A-Trak, who is also one half of Ducksauce (the duo behind the infamous "Barbara Streisand" song) made his first ever Sutra appearance. As much as people love to diss on the OC club scene, it seems as though every time I come back to Sutra I feel right at home ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    John O'Callaghan and Kristina Sky at the Yost Theater Last Night

    John O'Callaghan with Kristina SkyYost Theater, Santa AnaFeb. 2, 2012Ireland's No. 1 DJ John O'Callaghan headlined the Yost Theater on Thursday night, but LA's own Kristina Sky stole the show. Giant's house DJ, Daniel Minaya opened the night with his share of old school progressive house.

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    December 12, 2011

    The Five Best New Acts of 2011

    ​Every year, a shit load of music drops. Some of it's good, most of it's bad, but it's almost impossible to sift through it all to find the juicy stuff without experiencing autotune-induced madness. Relax. We've done the heavy lifting for you. Sorting through the mess of music released ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Mike Tunney is Detroit Bar's New Talent Buyer

    ​Maybe you've been wondering what's up with Detroit Bar; since its former co-owner and talent buyer Jon Reiser bought the Galaxy Theatre and opened the Constellation Room within, the Costa Mesa's calendar has been mostly empty. Today Detroit Bar owner Dan Bradley announced that Mike Tunn ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Snoop Dogg Headlines Steve Aoki's Pacific Festival: OC 2011 (Also, What an Awesome Lineup!)

    Chad Sengstock/OC Weekly​Get ready: Snoop Dogg is the official festival headliner of Steve Aoki's second annual Pacific Festival: OC, to be held August 13 (from 10 a.m. to midnight). Last year it was at Trafalgar Square venues; this year, like Lightning in a Bottle, it upgrades to Oak Canyon Ranc ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Caldwell at Code

    ​ Evolution is a beautiful thing. While it has been nice to see California smooth-house artisans such as Kaskade, Jay-J and Andy Caldwell gain international clubland acclaim, their Kenny G.-like dance music often lulled us into a deep siesta. But artists change. Kaskade has moved on to trancier cl ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008

    Give the Po' Girl a Break(beat)

    DJ Shynepne is a jill of all trades behind the decks

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    January 22, 2008

    Coachella lineup announced

    Via Coachella.com: FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend yo ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    Hits!

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