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Scene Favorites Set To Rock Electric Zoo

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment

Electric Zoo once again lands on New York's Randall's Island on Friday, boasting a handful of stages and more headliners than ever before. But whi...

License To Pill

A-Trak | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
A-Trak

I don't know anything about drugs. Never tried them. Yet as I write this, I am trying to sign a group with a song called "Bath Salts" and an album titled "D.R.U.G.S.". Danny Brown, my record label's marquee artist, calls himself the Adderall Admiral, openly does interviews high on Molly and raps: "it's a miracle I'm living." I happen to think he is one of the most enthralling artists out. How do I reconcile my respect for Danny and the fact that so many of his wildly creative and entertaining songs revolve around drug usage?

DJ Blasts GQ Writer: 'She Failed Miserably'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment

After being profiled as nothing more than a button masher who can't stand other DJs who plays songs he likes, Swedish producer Avicii took aim at GQ a...

More Winners From SXSW

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

AUSTIN, Texas — Machine Gun Kelly stole the night at the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards. The rapper won the Woodie of the year during the annual award...

Who You Will Be Listening To Very Soon

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment

The nation's hippest folks descend on Austin each year for South By Southwest, a three-pronged festival that aims to bring forth the best, newest and ...

Kia Makarechi

It's Finally Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment

Kavinsky has cut a famously mythic figure in the world of French electronic music, folding himself into his alter-ego, a Ferrari Testarossa-driving zo...

Rdio To Pay Artists For Subscription Referrals

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Small Business

LOS ANGELES — Music subscription service Rdio is looking to dispel the notion that streaming services underpay artists for their work. Starting Tues...

Kia Makarechi

Green Day's '¡Uno!' & Rock's Cranky New War

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.25.2012 | Entertainment

Green Day's new album ¡Uno! arrives in U.S. stores on Tuesday shrouded in the distressing news that frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is headed off to re...

Don't Push My Buttons

A-Trak | Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment
A-Trak

As the DJ moves from club booths to festival stages, the equipment has become increasingly varied. And as the lines continue to blur between a DJ who mixes and a producer who presses play, questions of authenticity have been raised.

Who's Missing From This Year's Holy Ship?

Posted 11.27.2012 | Miami

It seems like only yesterday Skrillex was being followed around the MSC Poesia like an EDM pied piper -- and the whole 'Holy Ship' got stuck on a reef...

Yauch Rocked: Raised by the Beasties

A-Trak | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
A-Trak

There is usually one band you can look back on and think "these guys raised me, they remained the definition of cool throughout the years, I wanted to be like them and studied everything they did." For me, and for many others across generations, that was the Beastie Boys.

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 ...

Mourning MySpace

A-Trak | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment
A-Trak

MySpace is rumored to be at the dawn of a complete overhaul, but this article isn't about that. It's about the hole that MySpace has left specifically in the music community.

30 Tracks Our Editors Are Listening To

Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment

It's Hump Day, so we've collected 30 songs we've been listening to for your perusal. Compiled by HuffPost Entertainment's editors, the list features e...

WATCH: A-Trak, Mark Foster & Kimbra In The Ring

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.05.2012 | Entertainment

Converse tapped three of music's most buzzy artists for their new campaign track. "Warrior" features disco house producer and Fools Gold Records boss ...

Wiz Khalifa Set To Perform At New Hip-Hop, DJ Festival

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 05.16.2012 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS — With hip-hop artists increasingly collaborating with electronic dance music acts, a new music festival is launching this weekend t...

Kanye, Graffiti and Country Music Royalty Reign at NYFW Parties

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Simona Rabinovitch

Tuesday's big money shindig went down at the brand new Mondrian SoHo hotel. The event's climax was the "money drop" from the Garden Room ceiling, when real dollar bills, drink tickets and fake Kanye cash rained down on the crowd.

Nonsensical 'Barbra Streisand' Song Sweeps Through Europe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"Barbra Streisand," a dance song whose only lyric is the name of the legendary chanteuse has swept through Europe. DJ duo Duck Sauce, DJs A-Trak (aka...

From DJ Heroes to Old Time Gospel: Conversations with Aaron Neville and DJ Qbert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The View From Electric Zoo Music Festival in New York City

Farryn Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Farryn Weiner

This past weekend, over 50,000 fans descended upon New York City's Randall's Island as over 67 DJ's, producers and live acts banded together for the s...