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Los Angeles Prepares to Get Lost…Again. Damian Lazarus and Crosstown Rebels at Exchange

The time is upon us once again for Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels, hot off its centennial record release with a companion video featuring the man himself, to descend upon Los Angeles and allow every person who is going to cram into ExchangeLA on Saturday night to lose themselves. It was but a year ago that […]

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Guy Gerber Talks About His “11:11″ Collaboration With P-Diddy…

Guy Gerbert Talks About The 11:11 Collaboration With P-Diddy

Picking up where our Guy Gerber feature left off, here’s a breakdown, in Guy Gerber’s words, about the 11:11 collaboration that came about between he and P-Diddy. On Facebook, I saw someone put the Ten Commandments on how to be a miserable artist. One of the things was like, “try to satisfy your parents.” Another was “make decisions […]

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Sit Down, Get Personal—Magnetic Chats With Techno Legend Guy Gerber

As I was traipsing up the the steep streets north of Hollywood Blvd. near Las Palmas with Guy Gerber’s Fabric 64 mix pumping through my headphones, I was prepping all of the typical ways to crack an artist so that they lose the stilted interview stance and reveal themselves as an actual human being. Just […]

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Artistic Symbiosis: How Deniz Kurtel’s Music And Art Feed Each Other

If you’re looking for equivalency outside the world of underground house music, releasing your first two albums on Crosstown Rebels and Wolf + Lamb (respectively) is on par with being plucked from the streets in the mid-‘90s to release on Death Row and Def Jam for your first two hip-hop records. But the comparisons stop […]

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Manufactured Superstars Are At The Forefront Of The Digital Revolution In EDM

The Manufactured Superstars are amongst the most in-demand DJs on the club and festival circuit these days, and anyone who has known Bradley Roulier and Shawn Sabo knows that these are dudes who love to throw a great party. As a founding member (Roulier) and original employee (Sabo) of the seminal digital music retailer, Beatport, […]

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Swedish Fish Mafia and the Sneak Attack

We’ve seen the #FoodDJ’s trend blow up (Pësto is still my favorite) and we’ve seen the war of attrition on Twitter between Madonna and deadmau5, but now the two have been combined. Starting on March 27 on his Twitter feed, old-school house legend DJ Sneak got into a Twitter exchange with old-school house legend counterpart […]

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X-Factor Will Ruin Everything…Unless It Doesn’t—Where’s The Drop Bro?!

Last week Simon Cowell, abject ruiner of both musically talented children and their hapless parents’ morals, announced that he would be bringing his X-Factor brand to the world of DJing. UPDATE: Steve Lawler takes the piss (the Hawtin moment is the best), open up wide Cowell… here it comes: Seems like a natural progression here […]

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Chillin With Con Bro Chill

Sometimes when music gets too serious and bogged down with self-importance (talking to YOU Grammy’s), you just need a bunch of guys dressed in highlighter-colored vinyl jackets dancing around in a party bus like joyous idiots. Enter Con Bro Chill. The song “Power Happy” (below) is the single off their first full-length album entitled 3D […]

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Droog: A Pocket Of Resistance Against The Tidal Wave Of Pop Music

This is part two of our Droog feature. If you missed round one you can read it here. How has success affected some of your other friendships/relationships outside the three of you? Brett: Other peoples’ success? Andrei: We hate those people. Brett: We don’t like their success. Andrei: We’re just on the cusp. I think […]

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BREAKING: Electric Zoo May Not Return To NYC

BREAKING: Electric Zoo May Not Return To NYC

  Despite an announcement to the contrary earlier this week, The New York Daily News is reporting that the EDM […]

Megan Sutherland's Los Angeles Weekend Event Picks

Megan Sutherland’s Los Angeles Weekend Event Picks

Finally back in the groove and fully recovered from my two week Palm Springs shenanigans and feeling rather refreshed. After […]

deadmau5 Slams Arcade Fire After Anti-EDM Comment At Coachella

deadmau5 Slams Arcade Fire After Anti-EDM Comment At Coachella

image: deadmau5′ twitter feed slamming Arcade Fire   Joel Zimmerman, aka deadmau5, slammed Arcade Fire yesterday after hearing of  front […]

Ultra Music Festival To Stay In Miami As Commisssion Votes Down Ban

Ultra Music Festival To Stay In Miami As Commisssion Votes Down Ban

  The City Commission voted for Ultra Music Festival to stay in Miami for 2015, despite Mayor Tomas Regalado and […]

Chloe+Isabel Brings Us A Timeless, Retro Glam Jewelry Line Perfect For Festival Style

Chloe+Isabel Brings Us A Timeless, Retro Glam Jewelry Line Perfect For Festival Style

Springtime is here and summer is right around the corner. With lots of holidays, graduations, prom, birthdays and most importantly […]

X5IGHT Release Dark House Festival Banger “Warp”

If you aren’t familiar with rising Chicago-based electro house duo X5IGHT, check these guys out! They’ve consistently impressed with their […]