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    Porter Robinson

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    April 18, 2014

    10 Signs You're Too Old For Coachella

    Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... 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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    August 22, 2013


    Constellation Room

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    August 1, 2013
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    June 11, 2013

    Six Handmade Mens Rave Accessories You Really Must Own

    The summer rave season will be here before you can charge your LED hula hoop! Here are some of our favorite handmade accessories for our O.C. men to wear. Be sure to check out last week's Raver Girl Accesory post. You'll be a hit with fellow deadmau5 fans in this Custom Mouse Head Costume by creati ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    The EDM Divide

    Why are old-school electronic artists so annoyed with the new school?

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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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    April 29, 2013

    Gary Richards Was an EDM Hustler Long Before He Started HARD

    With the advent of the HARD Summer line-up and its hilarious trailer circling the Internet, we couldn't help but notice how much they have outdone themselves in terms of bringing the most in the now, up and coming and sought after talent today with a diverse line-up featuring everyone from Dog Blood ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Top Five Coachella EDM Highlights

    Amidst the crazy sea of hipsters, hippies, old folks, pre-teens and babies(!), the first weekend of Coachella was also packed with EDM revelers ready to get their fist-pumping music fix over the course of the three day bacchanal. In fact it seems that dance music lovers are growing in numbers so muc ... 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 14, 2013

    Is Ryan Jaso An EDM Mogul in the Making?

    On Friday nights, notorious Hollywood hot spot Avalon continues to be the dance-music mecca for the wild, electro-addicted, 19-and-over crowd. And in a world crammed with revelers in need of a fix, Ryan Jaso--the man behind WhiteLite Productions and its weekly staple, CONTROL Fridays--is a major sup ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Crookers Shares Thoughts About Deadmau5, Skillex, and DJing on Mars

    Despite the fact that Andrea "Bot" Fratangelo left Crookers to pursue a solo career last October, Francesco "Phra" Barbaglia has carried on the Crookers name alone with his own DJ gigs and the launch of a new record label Ciao Recordings. The Italian DJ stormed through the Observatory in Santa Ana o ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Kaskade Explains His Rise to Fame, Shares New Track at Grammy Museum

    See Also: *The American Music Awards Celebrates New EDM Category *Kaskade at Staples Center and Exchange LA--Which Show Was Better? *Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC On Tuesday night, the Grammy Museum hosted a Grammy nominee spotlight on Kaskade,  ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Song Exclusive: Minaya & Vikus, Spiro "Overdrive"

    OC's very own Minaya & Vikus will hit another milestone in their careers today as their long awaited original track "Overdrive" hits Beatport courtesy of Boiler House Records. Already having a remix released in September on INTOTHEAM Records which reached #4 on the Progressive House Top 100 Rele ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Sonar Festival Brings EDM Insanity From Spain to the States

    On Saturday November 10th, "Sonar On Tour"--Barcelona's international and world-renowned festival of electronic music and new media art-- ends it's eight day circuit at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. While the tour had an abrupt cancellation due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy at the New York ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Audrey Napoleon, EDM's Electro Queen, Went From Performing in Malls to Producing Her Own Clothing Line

    See Also:*Eric Prydz & Audrey Napoleon - Yost Theater - 8/16/2012 *Being Underrepresented, Female DJs Say There's No Crying in EDM *Slideshow: Identity Festival 2011 - The Crystal Method, Jason Bentley, Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki & More The LA-based DJ/producer Audrey Napoleon is one of the ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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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    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 8, 2012

    Seven DJs You Can't Miss at EDC

    Every year, The Electric Daisy Carnival attracts thousands of new EDM-o-philes who pile in to watch marquee DJs from around the world do their dirtiest behind the decks. Upon asking a handful of people going out to Las Vegas this year about who they want to see, a scary amount of people (who, mind y ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Le Castle Vania

    Yost Theater

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    February 29, 2012

    Felguk Talks About Coming To Orange County And Their North American Tour

    ​For five years, Felipe (Fel) and Gustavo (Guk) of Felguk have been tearing up clubs and festivals of all kinds. In 2011, the Brizillian duo was placed in the top 100 DJ poll by DJ Mag. 2007 proved to be a break out year, as they received a personal phone call from Madonna. This led to producing a ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Bad Boy Bill at the Yost Theater, Feb. 23, 2012

    Matt Oliver​Bad Boy BillYost TheaterFeb. 23, 2012 Since 1985, Bad Boy Bill--the baddest white boy in Chi town--has been taking the world of EDM by storm. Calling Bill an icon is an understatement. He's the founder of the EDM online music store, was voted America's favorite DJ by BPM ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Skrillex Fans: Five Reasons They Suck

    ​Dear Sonny Moore, Congratulations on winning three Grammy awards this year. You are undoubtedly very talented, and know how to get down during your set. Forget what Dave Grohl said about DJs making music on their computers. I mean, he only performed with Deadmau5 at the Grammys right after h ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Dave Grohl Clarifies His Grammys Speech

    ​"Rather than go to the best studio in the world down the street in Hollywood and rather than use all of the fanciest computers that money can buy, we made this one in my garage with some microphones and a tape machine...To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of m ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Top Five Reasons for Skrillex to NOT Change His Phone Number

    ​Dear Skrillex,You must've freaked out, even a little bit, last night at the Grammys when Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) wore his requisite headgear of carbonfiber mouse head with giant ears...and a black T-shirt with "(626) 310-1039 u mad bro?" printed on it. On Twitter, the DJ confessed to pullin ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Las Vegas Declares January 2 'Deadmau5 Day'

    ​Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman officially proclaimed January 2, 2012 as "deadmau5 Day" because that's when the electro/house DJ from Canada launches his residency at Wynn Las Vegas. (He plays at XS Nightclub during New Year's Eve weekend.)

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    November 29, 2011

    Inside the Deadmau5 Helmet

    ​ Ever wonder what's inside Deadmau5's iconic Mau5head? Now, thanks to a photo Joel Thomas Zimmerman himself released, we can peek inside that giant glowing LED helmet he performs inside of at every show. Take a look inside below:

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    October 31, 2011

    HARD Haunted Mansion: Skrillex, Major Lazer and Caspa at Shrine Expo Hall

    Timothy Norris/LA Weekly​HARD Haunted MansionShrine Expo HallOct. 28-29, 2011 When I spoke to HARD founder Gary Richards about his goals with the festival series, he made it clear that he wanted to disassociate HARD from the raver scene. His attempts have been semi-successful--though there were no ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Two Deaths in a Year; Is Electric Daisy Carnival Cursed?

    Doug Neill/OC Weekly​Check out last year's slideshows here and hereAfter the death of a 15-year-old girl at the Electric Daisy Carnival in LA and the news that a 19-year-old man died after attending the sold-out rave party in Dallas (with another concert-goer in critical condition) we have to won ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    The Henry Clay People and Local Natives to Play Austin City Limits

    The Henry Clay People in sepia.​The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... More >>

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    April 17, 2010

    Live from Coachella: Danny DeVito, Faith No More, the XX and Hot Chip

    Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly And you thought you had problems seeing over a crowd.​Hey look! Danny DeVito! Our man Chris Victorio caught him the pit for deadmau5 last night. Just thought we'd share it with ya. (Editor's Note: Andrew Youssef also caught DeVito during LCD Soundsyste ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Dragonette's Dan Kurtz

    Dance-rockers Dragonette open for Little Boots at the Glass House, Friday 3/12How do you make an album for the iPod generation? If your Dragonette's Dan Kurtz, you don't. You just pick the sounds and melodies that move you, hit the studio, and when you come out with a dozen of songs, you're done. It ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Another Festival We'd Rather Go To: Long Beach's Avi Buffalo Added to Sasquatch!

    ​The line-up for this year's Sasquatch was just announced and hey, turns out it's another festival line-up we'd much rather go see than Coachella.Sasquatch, which is famously held at the Gorge in Washington (two hours outside of Seattle), will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-30. The line ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Hits!: Second Spin's Top 10 This Week

    ​Top 10 selling records from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20 at Second Spin in Costa Mesa. The shop specializes in a wide variety of used music and movies. And it's one of the Internet's largest buyer and seller of used CD's, DVD's, and video games. Here are the big music sellers for the past week:  1) Ph ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    October 8, 2009
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    September 24, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Morgan Page (Tonight!) at Code

    ​ For too long DJ culture has been reclusive and wary of the mainstream. It's an understandable stance: After disco sucked, core dance music went underground, burned by its flirtation with the charts and subsequent bashing. Generations beyond disco, many spinners still take the underground stance, ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Sultan at Code

    ​In the early '00s, after the hype of club culture peaked and many Johnny-come-latelys went home, a new generation of DJs and producers ascended. These younger men and women entered club-land for the right reasons--the music--and came armed with digital-production and social-networking skills that ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    L.A. Weekly's Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>

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    April 28, 2008

    Coachella, Day 3

    Holy Fuck: Holy fuck! Awesome Canucks! Coachella dealt me a TKO, so I missed Sunday. Ouch. Beware the undercooked brown rice... or something. Sadly, my illness prevented me from witnessing Holy Fuck, Swervedriver, Spiritualized, Justice, Modeselektor, Booka Shade, Black Mountain, Deadmau5, Linton ... More >>

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    January 22, 2008

    Coachella lineup announced

    Via 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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