Electronic Music

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    The Term "EDM" Needs to Stop. Right Now.

    By: Amber Taufman I love electronic music. I love the sound, the artists, the parties, the people, the scene -- in fact, I'm into pretty much everything about this particular genre of music. But there's one thing about electronica that I'm really, really not into. At all. It's the term "EDM." I ha ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013
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    August 15, 2013
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    July 11, 2013

    The Twelves

    Glass House

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The Five Best EDM Shows in July

    If you're an electronic dance music lover, we get that you're probably just recovering after an incredible week of parties during Las Vegas' epic Electric Daisy Carnival. Though the festival ended almost 10 days ago July is now upon us and it's time to think about what kind of trouble you can get in ... More >>

  • Music

    June 6, 2013

    The EDM Divide

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

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Kastle Creates Futuristic EDM Sounds to Benefit the Present

    Some artists are just born to be visionary forward thinkers who create ideas, styles and genres long before they are the "popular" thing. Barrett Richards, the producer/DJ better known as Kastle, comes from a small town in northwest Pennsylvania where he got into playing music at the young age of 12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Leo Levo's New Dance Night Paints the Yost Black

    The vibe tonight at the Yost Theater will probably be a lot different than most weekend revelers are used to. All-black attire is a must, lights will be almost non-existent and there won't be a go-go dancer in sight. The focus on the music sways from progressive house to techno and tech-house groove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Armin Van Buuren Talks About Finding New Intensity in Trance

    If you consider trance music a religion, then Armin Van Buuren is God. The DJ, producer, remixer, composer, musician, pianist and songwriter has taken trance to world renowned heights through his A State of Trance radio show, Armada Music record label and vast discography which spans over the course ... 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 >>

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    May 2, 2013


    The Yost Theater

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    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

    March 1, 2013

    Top Five Best EDM Shows to See in March

    Festival season is less than a month away for the electronic dance music community, and with it comes the time-honored tradition of skimpy outfits, three-day ragers, pool parties, and plenty of dancing until the sun comes up. Starting in March, a slew of your favorite DJs will be on tour in the spri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Why Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Are the Dutch Version of Swedish House Mafia

    See Also: Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano @ Sutra Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano have carried on the Dutch legacy as house music's elite producers and DJs with gigs all over the world after practically being discovered by Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello in 2011. The duo stormed through Orange Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2012

    Battle-Tested DJ Shogun Finally Returns to OC

    [Locals Only] The first Asian American DJ on Armin van Buuren's trance label traveled the world to prove himself

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    Eats Everything is Pudgy, But Gets a Better Onstage Workout Than the Average DJ

    Sure, talk shit on his weight if you want. But in an EDM landscape filled with stoic, overly-polished, stereotypical Euro types, Bristol-born DJ Eats Everything is a big man who knows to move. Should you be one of the fortunate revelers to watch him spin his pulsing, percussive mish-mash of house, h ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2012

    Rusko's Love for Dubstep Started With a Ska Groove

    The English EDM wunderkind prefers irie vibes over industrial aggression

  • 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 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 >>

  • 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

    October 5, 2012

    Slander: Two Former OC Frat Boys Help Take TrapStyle Worldwide

    Derek Andersen and Scott Land meet as fraternity brothers at University of California Irvine. Their DJ careers started as half a joke and half destiny. Originally DJing parties for their fraternity because at the time everyone only played hip-hop, Andersen was passionate about bringing house music t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Orbital Tell Us How to Make it in the EDM Scene

    See Also: *Nocturnal Wonderland: Our Recap From A to Z *Nocturnal Wonderland Day Two @ NOS Events Center *Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and Skrillex Phil and Paul Hartnoll, also known as the electronic band and DJ duo Orbital, have been pioneers in the dance music scene since ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2012

    Adventure Club

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Mark Farina & Colette - Focus' 9 Year Anniversary - 6/26/12

    See Also: Afrojack - Monday Social's 16 Year Anniversary at Playhouse - 6/26/12 Over the Weekend: Norman Doray - Yost Theater - 6/24/12 Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC Mark Farina & Colette 6/26/12 Focus OC Last night, we headed to Focus-- the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: House Music Beef With DJ Sneak Plays Out in Steve Angello's DJ Set

    In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music. On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Paul Oakenfold to Perform in Costa Mesa

    ​ What the hell is DJ superstar Paul Oakenfold doing at Sutra? We have no idea either. But it's probably to be fucking insane. Plan on going? Get there early--seriously.Oakenfold is probably the DJ to credit with pushing the dance genre and culture to mainstream consciousness, kicking off his sign ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    November 5, 2009

    Dance Pick Of The Week: DJ T at Focus

    Some would credit Europe with this thing we call electronic dance music by pointing back to the pioneering work of Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder and Can. They would be half right: Contemporary electronic dance music, like blues, rock and jazz, is a progeny of the interplay between black and white music ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: James Zabiela

    ​As the '00s dawned a fresh crop of DJs and artists descended on club-land. Where the last generation had mastered the long mixes and hip-hop-style tricks of turntables, the new kids were getting under the hood of technology to produce multimedia experiences on the dance floor. James Zabiela is c ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Joris Voorn at Code

    Krijin van Noordwijk​Once every few years a game-changing album will accelerate the evolution of electronic dance music. The Prodigy added punk rock aggression to the scene in 1992 (Experience), the Chemical Brothers became the Beatles of club-land in 1995 (Exit Planet Dust) and Moby introduced th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Mark Farina at Code

    ​In the often futuristic realm of electronic dance music it's easy to forget there is also a strong strain of reverence for the highest forms of pop musicianship. DJ Louie Vega often recalls his salsa heritage, Dennis Ferrer elevates his grooves with gospel, and jazz accentuates the palette of one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Marques Wyatt at Focus

    BY DENNIS ROMEROQuietly, with little of the nihilistic self-promotion seen in a new generation of spinners, Marques Wyatt has been one of the most-influential West Coast DJs of the super-club era. In 1988 - 1988! - he co-promoted a night that celebrated house music, a year before the sound would hel ... 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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    August 14, 2008
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    April 17, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    January 9, 2008

    Autechre, Why You Gotta Mess with Our Minds So?

    Quaristice is the name; fucking up minds is the game. All I wanted to do was to see where in North America Autechre would be touring in support of their forthcoming album, Quaristice (out March 3 on Warp Records). So I went to the British duo's MySpace page. That seemed like a logical move. As yo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Spinnin' & Singin' Pretty

    DJ Colette Vox the House

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    Detroit Bass Baller

    Ghetto-Tech Guru DJ Starski’s Hard-Cop Life

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Polymorpous and Polyrhythmic

    Three techno DJ mixes to dislocate your hips

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    The Year the Superstar DJ Died

    WEB EXCLUSIVE!: Dinosaurs rule the dancefloors no more

  • Music

    November 9, 2006


    Dr, Freecloud's

  • Culture

    February 6, 2003

    In the Beginning

    Genesis P-Orridge invented your nose ring

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Gathering of the Tribe$

    Mobys Area: One fest is an orgy of musicand advertising

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    The Return of Q

    The techno artist has a new label, a new album and the same old subatomic attention to detail in every measure

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