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  • Film

    January 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    On The Line: David Paul Fuñe of Splashes, Part Two

    Athlete, handyman, air traffic controller. Our subject of the week has no shortage of skills, but family man is his preferred job. He shares memories about both his parents, plus gives advice about where not to fight in today's installment. Read our interview with David Paul Fune of Splashes, Part ... More >>

  • Music

    September 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The 15 Greatest Original Film Scores From the Past Decade

    By: Jaime-Paul Falcon Established musicians composing film scores is nothing new. Some of the best scores of the last 50 some odd years have come from pop stars: Dylan's score for Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Danny Elfman's whole career and Queen's legendary Flash Gordon score. With the rise of vari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Top Five Old-School Dance Floor Jams, According to Brad Williams

    If there is something we've learned about OC native and comedian extraordinaire Brad Williams over the years, it's that he is one hell of a dancer. We know there's no denying he's funny as hell and gets plenty of well-deserved standing O's, but that aside, this guy has moves for days. With an upcomi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Dirtyphonics Bring "Vomit Level" Partying to Nokia and Coachella

    Charly, Thomas, Pho and Pitchin--four french dudes who have been making heavy bass music for well over a decade now--are currently on tour in support of their full-length album IRREVERENCE out on Dim Mak Records. They celebrated their album release on Tuesday at Dim Mak Studios in typical LA fashion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    The Top Five EDM Artists at Coachella

    Don't be fooled by the slew of hipsters and bros traipsing around the polo fields of Coachella - the festival itself has long been a pioneer of bringing electronic dance music to the states even dedicating it's own stage for EDM lovers for years. The Sahara tent has seen the likes of everyone from S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    10 Songs With Surprisingly Good Sex Advice

    Sometimes paying attention to song lyrics pays off. We decoded some great sex advice in these sensual songs:

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Five EDM Artists We'd Like to See at Coachella This Year

    As the new year commences EDM fans have one thing to look forward to and that's the start of festival season which kicks-off with WMC and Ultra Music Festival in Miami this spring. Though most people think EDM is in it's revival stage, the truth is the plethora of dance music at festivals has always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    The Top Five Rappers We'd Like To See At Coachella This Year

    It's the dawn of a new year, which for those of us who love music means a whole new year of live shows and another Coachella. Speaking a bit more specifically, it means another period of buzz surrounding possible Coachella lineups, rumors, definite answers, and photoshopped posters. This list is non ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012

    Com Truise's Sound Combines Lo-fi and Sci-fi

    The beatsmith's latest album 'Galactic Melt' gives a Blade Runner edge to EDM

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Zedd Tells Us Why He Dislikes the Phrase "EDM"

    Anton Zaslavski, better known by his DJ alias Zedd, is no stranger to the music world growing up in Germany with two musician parents. By age four, he'd began playing the piano and drums and receiving training in classical music. "I played classical music until I was 12 years old and realized it was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Four Reasons Lollapalooza Needs EDM

    By: Ian TraasSee Also:*[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012: The People*Justice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12*Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youWith every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    DJ Scotty Boy - Yost Theater - 5/5/12

    See also: DJ Scotty Boy Takes Us on a Tour of His Favorite OC Spots On Cinco de Mayo, party people pound Mexican beer and tequila shots, and sport around town in sombreros. For those that survived the BBQs and pub crawls, a night out at the club was the best way to keep the party going. We headed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    DJ Scotty Boy Takes Us on a Tour of His Favorite OC Spots

    L.A. native DJ Scott "Scotty Boy" Schroer started working in music back in the '90s as our local KROQ DJ. The alternative music radio station helped introduce him to Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers and Underworld. After trying to open a nightclub that completely failed, Schroer moved to Las Vegas t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Avicii: "In Buddhism it means the lowest level of hell"

    See also:*Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac's Hologram*Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesAt 22, Swedish producer and DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has done more in the electronic dance music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Dillon Francis at the Observatory, April 16, 2012

    Dillon Francis The Observatory, Santa Ana April 14, 2012 LA-based producer Dillon Francis visited the Observatory last Saturday, playing to a crowd largely made up of white trash and Asian ravers. The doors, originally scheduled to open at 7, opened an hour and a half late. By the time audience memb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Infected Mushroom at Sutra, April 5, 2012

    Infected Mushroom April 5, 2012SutraLast night the legendary Israeli psychedelic trance DJs and electronic band Infected Mushroom had a unique DJ set at the always posh Sutra in Costa Mesa. In typical "Element Thursdays" fashion Sutra brings the top EDM DJs to our backyard--and this was no exception ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    [EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Travis Barker Will Guest At Beyond Wonderland] Steve Aoki Talks Beyond Wonderland and His Latest Album: 'The World Is Not Going To End'

    ​UPDATE: Aoki just announced us that Travis Barker will be his special guest at his Beyond Wonderland set!Original post, March 15, 2012, 5:52 a.m.: This Newport native needs no introduction. Known for his crazy stage antics, Steve Aoki is set to hit the decks this weekend at Insomniac's sold- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Top Five Hits: Dr. Freecloud's in Fountain Valley

    ​​Here are the top five selling records this week from Dr. Freecloud's Record Shoppe, 18960 Brookhurst St. in Fountain Valley, (714) 962-9787. This week's top seller is High Contrast's "The First Note Is Silent" Featuring Tiesto & Underworld.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Sander Kleinenberg at Sutra This Thursday

    ​ Catch Dutch producer Sander Kleinenberg at Sutra on Thursday, where he stops to promote his debut 5K, out today on his label This Is Recordings. His songs (called "the next level of electronic music") are described as "elegant," "entrancing," "energetic," with "airy dreamscape" thrown in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Ranchan Ramen & Slapfish: Lots of Luxe Loncheras Launch Lately

    ​Two new food trucks, Ranchan Ramen and SlapFish, have launched in Orange County recently.SlapFish serves sustainable seafood (they are in cahoots with the Aquarium of the Pacific) and Ranchan serves pizza Korean tacos ramen, sliders, okonomiyaki (!) and yakitori. Both showed up at Anaheim's Noble ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Coachella 2011: Hits and Misses

    [Mental Notes] Kanye kills it, Duran Duran's '80s dance party and more

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Top Five Bands with Animal Names to Watch at Coachella

    Freelance Whales​Coachella is two days away, so it's time for those attending to devise a plan to catch as many bands as they can during a three-day period. When it comes to festivals, it's all about timing--you'll either want to see a band you love, or take a risk and check out a new band you've ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011

    Toro Y Moi Outlasts Blog Trends

    Chillwave latecomer shakes free of Internet hype

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    [UPDATE: Sold Out!] Coachella 2011 Lineup Revealed! Finally!

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 26, 2:40 P.M.: It's official--Coachella tickets have sold out. Stay tuned for details on whether more will be released.   ORIGINAL ITEM, JAN. 18, 10 P.M.: Forget those fake posters; it's finally here: The official lineup for Coachella 2011. After the jump, the full flier. Be war ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    RIP, Jesse Rich

    [Mental Notes] Also, an MJ video in Tustin, Fauxchella and Young the Giant

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    What to Expect from Disneyland's New ElecTRONica Spectacle

    ​As we mentioned earlier today, tonight marks the opening of Disney's California Adventure's "ElecTRONica" attraction, which ties in with the forthcoming release of TRON: Legacy in theaters on Dec. 17.What, exactly, is ElecTRONica? We're gonna say "PG version of the Electric Daisy Carnival." And d ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Disney Holds Geek-Raver Party ElecTRONica

    [Mental Notes] Raising the roof at California Adventure, Dustin Apodaca's campaign poster and Steve Aoki's OC festival

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Dishney: New Images and Clip From 'Tron Legacy' Released!

    Walt Disney Studios​Walt Disney Studios has just released new images from Tron Legacy, the 3D sequel to the 1982 classic, Tron. With a release date of December 17, 2010, Tron Legacy promises two returning cast member from the original film: Tron Legacy is produced by Steve Lisberger, who co-wrote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Last Night: Miike Snow, Jack Penate at Detroit Bar

    Andrew YoussefThese masked men are Miike Snow.​Green lasers pierced the thick fog as the mercury started to rise. Bodies next to me writhed in time with the pulsating synthesizers. The euphoric combination of heat, sound and lasers bombarding the senses provided a rush similar to being in the Gobi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Gene Farris at Focus

    ​One of my favorite house tracks of all time is Gene Farris' "Richard's Word," (sample) which floats a skit by the late, great Richard Pryor above an optimistic groove that's laced with a flighty flute loop. Pryor is at his gut-busting best riffing, for example, on what it takes, power tools and a ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    New Detroit Bar DJ Night a Lot Like Old Detroit Bar DJ Night

    ​Busywork, the old no-cover weekly Wednesday dance night at Detroit Bar, has been replaced by Pistol, the new no-cover weekly Wednesday dance night at Detroit Bar. The similarities don't end there.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Last Night: Franz Ferdinand at the Hollywood Palladium

    Andrew Youssef​Last Night: Franz Ferdinand, the Blood Arm, Neverever at the Hollywood Palladium; August 27, 2009.Better Than: Being assassinated by Gavrilo Princip.Unfortunate Timing: Rousing Franz Ferdinand hit "This Fire," featuring a chorus of "this fire is out of control, gonna burn this city, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Last Saturday: KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefLast Night: KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater; Saturday May 16, 2009. (More pictures here.)Better Than: Wango Tango.Download: Videos from the day at KROQ Weenie Roast is typically full of surprises. With Blink 182 reuniting the night prior at a private ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Losing Your Coachella V-Card

    Apatow-comedy parallel alert! By my age, most rock-lovin' dudes who grew up in Southern California are able to sit around -- maybe at a beach bonfire, maybe around a Lake Forest hookah set-up, or maybe over a steaming bag of Pedro's Tacos -- and swap tales of how "experienced" they are with the Coac ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008
  • Music

    March 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    The Grammys: Drunk on Winehouse

    Every year the Grammy Awards ceremony proves—among other things—how far out of step my tastes are with mainstream music, a state of affairs with which I came to terms, oh, in the early '80s. It also reveals the dearth of imagination/adventurousness of the nominating committee. Most of the music ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    [Sprawl of Sound] All Excess Pass

    The problem with hipster dance DJs, plus a Mars Volta member's solo album

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Spinnin' & Singin' Pretty

    DJ Colette Vox the House

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Blissed Out, Once More

    Ulrich Schnauss Puts a New Swirl on Shoegaze Rock

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    CD Review

    Kanye West, Graduation (Island Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Faster Format

    VHS or Beta channel Gang of Four, New Order and . . . Jackson Browne?

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2007

    Club Call Sick On Friday

    UPDATE: Club pix are up. Thursday night was a little bit different from the usual dance party that is Call Sick On Friday. It brought the best of both nightlife worlds: the beginning was dedicated to live music, the end belonged to digital. Held at Que Sera, this week’s Call Sick opened with L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007

    Dirty Money, Avalon, August 8, 2007

    Dirty Money's Jay Cash: Bank on his taste. I lost my Dirty Money cherry last night and am wondering why I waited so long to do so. The Wednesday weekly at Avalon gave me a much-needed dose of hot new electronic dance music that was mostly well-mixed and intelligently selected. Sure, lots of people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2007

    European Imports of Import

    The mighty Forced Exposure distribution company is America's lifeline to the fertile global electronic-music underground—as well as many other arcane sonic delicacies. Whenever a package from FE arrives, I can be assured a bounty of excellent sounds from the planet's most forward-thinking soun ... More >>

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