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The Rise of EDM

Danny Feinstein | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Danny Feinstein

If you have turned on the radio, watched TV, or attended a music festival in the last several years you have likely noticed the Electronic Dance Music DJs and producers flooding the market. EDM is the fastest growing mainstream genre in the United States.

Live & Dangerous: Halloween 2012

Jeff Pollack | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Halloween is not surprisingly one of the best holidays for music events. The themes of partying, costumes, going out with friends, etc., pair very wel...

LOOK: Virgin FreeFest Rocks Merriweather Post Pavilion

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.08.2012 | DC

COLUMBIA, Md. -- Two of the biggest acts in music headlined the 2012 edition of the Virgin FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion this weekend. One pe...

Virgin FreeFest Returns!

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.15.2012 | DC

The lineup for the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest was announced earlier this week. Jack White comes to the Merriweather Post Pavilion for the first time ...

Listening: A Conversation With Ben Taylor Plus His Exclusive Video "America"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"New artists should just be honest. Honesty comes across so clearly and plainly in music as far as when I listen to it. The main thing that rings poorly in a song that I hear is people writing things that they don't really feel, you know, making it up, phoning it in."

Outside Lands 2012: Playing to 'Em All

Patrick Pfeiffer | Posted 10.14.2012 | San Francisco
Patrick Pfeiffer

The spectrum of choices at Outside Lands Festival this year were quite excellent, allowing all generations to live in their element, or to experience a taste of the future or past.

Skrillex Collaborates With Kanye West But Not Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment

Producer Skrillex (real name: Sonny Moore) is in high-demand these days. Snagging the title of MTV's Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year, headli...

If You Want To Make Millions, Become A DJ

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 08.03.2012 | Entertainment

Kids, perhaps you shouldn't rule out a future career as a DJ. As electronic dance music (EDM) continues to ascend the popular music charts, some of th...

Pepsi & Billboard's Summer Beats, Plus Conversations with Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and Cassidy and The Drowning Men's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.28.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pepsi & Billboard's Summer Beats Concert Series Comes to Nashville In the continuing Summer Beats Concert Series being presented by Pepsi and Billboa...

Surprising Artist Who Inspired Muse

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment

Time to dust off those "hey, electronic dance music is really big" stories: Brit rock all-stars Muse were inspired after going to a recent Skrillex co...

Happy 156th Birthday Nikola Tesla! A Conversation With Graphic Novelist Ravé Mehta at Comic-Con

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation With Ravé Mehta At Comic-Con Mike Ragogna: So just who is this Tesla dude and why is he important to us, although we kind of know a ...

WATCH: Older People React To Skrillex

Posted 07.05.2012 | Comedy

It's a tale as old as time: The kids discover a new genre of music, and the older generations just don't get it. From rock and roll to hip hop, the mu...

11 Young Celebs Who Are Skipping College

Posted 06.06.2012 | College

When you're the highest paid child actor, making $300,000 per episode, it's hard to walk away from that to attend college. It's a tough life for Tw...

Review: El-P's Never Easy 'Cancer 4 Cure'

Brandon Perkins | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Brandon Perkins

One of hip-hop's defining and most exhilarating moments is when the beat drops out and allows a particularly powerful or poignant punchline to garner all the shine. As a producer, El-P is among the best at setting up these moments.

Jay-Z Snags HUGE Names For Festival

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

Phase one of the Made in America festival's lineup has been announced, with legendary rock group Pearl Jam leading the pack at Jay-Z's Philadelphia ex...

British Dubstep Heavyweight Flux Pavilion Rocks Royal Oak

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.21.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier


WATCH: Reggie Watts Slams Skrillex

Posted 05.16.2012 | Comedy

Do you like Skrillex? Well, let us rephrase that: Are you 13? Just kidding. But in a new video on Funny Or Die, Reggie Watts gives his own opinion of ...

WATCH: Kids React To Dubstep

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment

Today in cute dubstep videos: Vice had children listen to "Bangarang," a track of Skrillex's latest EP that bears the same name. Their reactions are, ...

LISTEN: Skrillex & Damien Marley Collaborate On New Track

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.01.2012 | Entertainment

Sonny Moore, the producer behind much of the resurgence of major dubstep as a genre in American dance music, has already notched some impressive colla...

Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, A-Trak & More Team Up With Pepsi

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment

Forget battle of the boy bands. This summer, it's all about battle of the soda brands, as Pepsi and Coca-Cola will go head-to-head with new global ad ...

Orgy (The Band) Is Back

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

At a show last month in New York -- Irving Plaza to be exact -- Jamie Miller and Jay Gordon discussed what's new and what's up with the band.

Wunderkind of Electronic Music Porter Robinson Brings His Spitfire Rhythms to Ann Arbor

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.27.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

At 19, Porter Robinson has already placed himself on the fast track for a long stay in the music business. With the help of some heavyweights like Deadmau5, Robinson has already gained critical acclaim in the dance community.

From The Beach Boys & Randy Newman to Fleet Foxes & Skrillex: A Conversation With Van Dyke Parks, Plus Calling JB Baretsky's Bluff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


The Doors and Skrillex 'Break On Through,' Music Evolves in New Documentary

Felice Arenas | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

The last sound one would anticipate hearing at a Skrillex concert is a Vox Continental combo organ, the distinct retro instrument from the Doors' "Light My Fire."

Skrillex Plays New York, Young Hip Bloggers Marvel At Kids These Days

Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.03.2012 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

As a somewhat younger editor who has interviewed a number of EDM artists and found himself at Webster Hall and Pacha a number of times this year as a result, Skrillex's show didn't seem that different to me.