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 >>
Why are old-school electronic artists so annoyed with the new school?
Seven Lions, Flinch and Candyland Avalon Hollywood May 17th, 2013 An abundance of young dubstep/electro aficionados and the stench of cigarette smoke dominated at Avalon in Hollywood on Friday night as the Santa Barbara native Seven Lions (born Jeff Montalvo) unleashed a slew of original tracks and ... More >>
This year's lineup for Hard Summer is out. Headliners include Knife Party, Duck Sauce, Dog Blood (ie Skrillex and Boys Noize), and Bassnectar This sixth annual edition of the two-day, EDM-focused festival takes place in downtown's Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 3 and 4, 2013. The full ... More >>
The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>
Plastician at DUBtroit February 20th, 2013 Detroit Bar Last night DUBtroit returned Detroit Bar for the second time this year after migrating to the Observatory in 2011 followed by a brief stint in the LA club scene. DJ teaLong, 12th Planet, Drew Best and Danny Johnson of the SMOG Records crew team ... More >>
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 >>
Aboard the Holy Ship!! one gets to mix and mingle with the slew of name DJs. "Hey there's Zedd in line for pasta salad. Oh wow, there's Dillon Francis in the elevator. Oh damn, Diplo is out on the beach swimming with all the fans. "Jackbeats just bought all those people shots!" With this mesh of a ... More >>
There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia -- a.k.a. the EDM party boat Holy Ship!! -- and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (a.k.a. Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port, the sky was over ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) T ... More >>
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 >>
Born Christopher Mercer, the English 27 year-old dubstep king better known as Rusko announced that his new EP titled Kapow will be released on his website via Rusko Recordings this Sunday November 4th for free with an iTunes release on November 6th. Currently on a three-month tour to promote the EP, ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
See Also: *Wayne Coyne Says 2013 Is the Year of the Flaming Lips *Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and Skrillex *Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer is a Gutsy Move In our print feature this week, we caught up with The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne who outlin ... More >>
See Also:*Kottonmouth Kings' Pakelika DiesFrom Health Complications* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and SkrillexGood news for fans of Dana Point's The Growlers. Today, the group announced that their third album, Hung at Heart, will be relea ... More >>
See Also:* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and Skrillex*Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer is a Gutsy MoveDale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. has been laying low for the past few months and with good reason. They've been hunkere ... More >>
See Also:*Kottonmouth Kings' Pakelika DiesFrom Health Complications* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and SkrillexThis month marks a bittersweet moment for Placentia's psychedelic, tattooed hip-hop hybrid band Kottonmouth Kings. Having just r ... More >>
See Also:*HARD Summer vs. Nocturnal Wonderland--Which One is Better*Best of HARD Summer, Day 1 - Los Angeles State Historic Park -8/3/12*Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced--Mayer Hawthorne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Poolside and Fool's Gold to PerformNight one of Hard Summer gave us our hipster fil ... More >>
See Also:*Skrillex Fans: Five Reasons They Suck*Five Reasons Why Skrillex Should Have Won Best New Artist at the Grammys *Coachella vs. Lollapalooza: Which is better? Summer may be nearing its end, but there is one more key EDM festival match up to be settled: this weekend's Hard Summer vs. No ... More >>
See Also: Krewella Want to Play Hard with OC Fans This WeekendKrewella Costa Mesa 7/29/12 Krewella, the Chicago threesome known for their fusion of different EDM sub-genres, proceeded to bring dubsex to Ten nightclub in Newport Beach, opening with the title track from their new EP, Play Hard. Unlik ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
I Love This City Festival Cricket Wireless Amphitheater 5/27/2012 This Memorial Day Weekend, the new electronic music festival produced by Live Nation Entertainment and LED Presents made its debut. The San Diego edition of I Love This City drew a sea of EDM fans at the Cricket Wireless Amphith ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Unless you've been living under a rock and where not aware, this past ten days marked the 27th consecutive year of Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach Florida. This one of kind gathering unites 10,000s of attendees including artists, DJs, record labels, producers, A&R, press, event/concert ... More >>
Lent is almost over, and if you are anything like me, you might have already given into temptation. Many gave up fast food, alcohol, shopping, cussing and other things to suffer without. For those who don't know what lent is, it is about giving up your crutch if you will, for 40 days to show your ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
The Grammy-winning Nu Metal legends, Korn co-headlined with Sublime with Rome for this past weekend's Smokeout Festival at the NOS Events Center. We caught up with Korn's guitarist, James "Munky" Shaffer, about the Smokeout Festival and the future of the band.
Everyone knows the perfect music can make or break a commercial. (See Embrace Life, Dead Island and The Amazon Kindle.) But when companies are oh-so-obviously asking, "What are the kids listening to today?" and using what ever's trendy to impress their intended audience, then something is wr ... More >>
FelgukYost TheaterMarch 1, 2012Last night, the Yost Theater hosted the dynamic electro duo from Rio de Janeiro, Felguk. Felguk didn't just come to say hello, they started the weekend off with with big house sounds and arena anthems for all to dance to.
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 >>
"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 >>
On Sunday, Skrillex won three Grammys: Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. So why didn't he win the Grammy for Best New Artist?
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 >>
The Grammy nominees have been announced for this years Best Dance/Electronic Album. Not a bad selection this year -- nothing absurd like Party Rock from LMFAO; nonetheless, there are definitely better ones. Here are our picks for the notable EDM albums that should have made the list.
Matt Oliver/OC WeeklyCheck Yo Ponytail 2EchoplexJan. 25, 2012Skrillex forgot to check his ponytail at the door last night, when he was joined onstage by the American Godfather of Dubstep, a.k.a. the hero of Dubstep, 12th Planet and U.K.'s Caspa. If you were at the Echoplex, you were in for a trea ... More >>
The almighty Skrillex is heading a sold out mini-LA tour next week, with an all star support cast each night. Sonny will showcase his label OSWLA's talent that includes Zedd, KOAN Sound and Kill the Noise. If you don't have tickets, here are four reasons why you should be mad for not buying them. ... More >>
Dancing robots, acrobatic bears, Victoria's Secret angels and shuffling hamsters are among the best new acts in TV commercials--but what about the music? Here are some of the best EDM tracks you can hear on TV today.
When we were watching Futurama the other night, we fell in love with DJ Scratchmo, the robot DJ who dropped some rump-rattling beats for Bender and his ladybot. We then realized how many other shows we've seen have featured cartoon scratchers. Here are our top five favorite cartoon DJs. (List by ... More >>
Nadastrom: Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom While Redbull and Converse have worked tirelessly over the last couple years to support new independent music, Scion has proved committed to supporting ultra-niche artists from subgenres like grindcore, dubstep and moombahton by taking on a label-like role ... More >>
The Doors' L.A. Woman is getting a 40th anniversary make-over. L.A. Woman was the band's 6th album and the last Jim Morrison recorded before his death. It was released in April, 1971. Morrison died in July, 1971. On Nov. 25, Rhino Records will release a new 2CD version of the classic Doors al ... More >>
Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyHARD 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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Arctic Monkeys performed at the Fox Theater Pomona on June 2, 2011. Click here to see more images! We've pulled together the very best concert shots from June 2011 for your viewing pleasure. After the jump: Awesome pictures from Peter Bjorn & John, Weenie Roast ... More >>
Who knew it could happen? Break out the glow sticks, kids. Identity Festival, touted as the "first-ever touring electronic ONLY music festival," is coming to Orange County. The festival has stops at 20 major outdoor amphitheatres throughout North America in August and September. The one-day ev ... More >>