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Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

Marlon Regis | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Marlon Regis

It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnifice...

What Is DJ Steve Aoki Actually Doing When He Is on Stage?

Quora | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Steve Aoki, DJ, Producer Q: What is Steve Aoki actually doing when he is on stage? A: For t...

Is Paris Hilton a Good DJ?

Quora | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Aaron Ellis, Former Music Critic with Artist Farm This is the photo that will always be reme...

Q&A With Claude VonStroke: American Dirtybird

Sleepy & Boo | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Sleepy & Boo

Claude VonStroke is the boss of the infamous ragtag Dirtybird records crew.Born out of a series of free BBQ parties at Golden Gate Park, Dirtybird has been releasing music since 2005, carving out a very distinct niche in international underground scene.

The Bro-ification of Dance Music

Ben Harvey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Ben Harvey

Once upon a time dance music was, like, totally gay. Gay clubs were the point of origin of modern dance music culture. When EDM came onto the scene, it was gay clubs that embraced the genre. But dance music is now the straight bro's domain, with girls and gay guys just along for the ride.

What I Did When I Didn't Have 'the Right Sound'

Gina Turner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Gina Turner

Then it dawned on me: "Why can't I start my own label?" I certainly have the vision, and if my music is "not exactly fitting" other labels, then this is the time for me to take matters into my own hands.

Above & Beyond's Stunning Acoustic Show

Alex Jeffries | Posted 12.15.2013 | Entertainment
Alex Jeffries

As Above & Beyond ended the show, the screen flashed with their mantra "Life is made of small moments like these." One can't help but wonder if they're underselling themselves.

Circo Loco's 'First Lady': Q&A With Tania Vulcano

Sleepy & Boo | Posted 12.09.2013 | Entertainment
Sleepy & Boo

It seemed unlikely when it debuted in 1999, but the infamous Circo Loco party at Ibiza's DC-10 has become an island institution, an international clubbing destination, and an iconic event that continues to expand and evolve.

Cuttin'Headz Worldwide: Q&A With the Martinez Brothers

Sleepy & Boo | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Sleepy & Boo

Bronx born and bred, the Martinez Brothers have become New York's most compelling international ambassadors of Big Apple house music. They're the latest artists to carry the flag for their hometown sound.

'Mind Ur Step' in the Exploitation Business: Q&A With Dennis Ferrer

Sleepy & Boo | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Sleepy & Boo

New York's Dennis Ferrer is somewhat of an anomaly in the house music world: an artist beloved and respected by the underground scene, but one who has crafted and created some of the genre's biggest crossover anthems over the last few years.

You Can Do What You Can Do

Paul Oakenfold | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Paul Oakenfold

It's tough there. I just don't know if things will ever change. Their choice is all too often drugs, prostitution or some shape or form of sport. There is no other way out if you're born in the slums or a poor neighborhood.

A Legend Comes To New York

Sleepy & Boo | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Sleepy & Boo

When talking about typical large-scale electronic music festival stages in the US, you're not very likely to hear names like Anish Kapoor and Stanley Kubrick tossed around. But then again, you're probably not talking with Damian Lazarus, the mercurial boss behind Crosstown Rebels, one of the most important independent underground labels in today's dance music marketplace.

LISTEN: DJ Tracy Young Offers Exclusive Pride Playlist To Get You Moving

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices

World famous DJ Tracy Young is bringing her popular Miami New Years Day party, Genesis, to New York Gay Pride this year. This will be the first ti...

Behind the EDM Explosion: Connecting to Fans Online, Offline and On-Air

Tom Poleman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Poleman

While Avicii's Ultra performance confused some fans and generated some backlash, this musical fusion is only natural.

Steve Lawler Q&A: On DJing, Fatherhood and the Problem With 'EDM'

Sleepy & Boo | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Sleepy & Boo

The Birmingham native is one of England's most accomplished veterans in the house and techno world, a globe-trotting DJ who is on the road nearly every weekend of the year.

10 Songs I Never, Ever, Ever Need to Hear Again

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

No offense to any of these artists (besides Flo-Rida, I fully mean to offend you), but these songs definitely need to be punished and shown to the gates of Hades, where they will have ample time to think about what they've done.

Barcelona Clubs: 5 Places to Experience the City's Best Nightlife

Party Earth | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Although New York is called "the city that never sleeps," that moniker really belongs to Barcelona, which could just as accurately be labeled, "the city that naps in the afternoon and then parties till sunrise."

Can A Porn Star Be A Successful DJ?

Tristan Jaxx | Posted 11.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Tristan Jaxx

I'm determined to prove that just because one has done gay adult films, it does not mean that he has no other talents or is lacking in creative skills. My fans' positive feedback and constant encouragement keep me inspired, for which I can't thank them enough.

Retro Songs That All Your Wedding Guests Will Love

DJ Shakee | Posted 10.30.2012 | Weddings
DJ Shakee

While it probably goes without saying that 70's, 80's and 90's songs can mix seamlessly with current pop and top 40 music, with technology making things so accessible, you can even find remixes of music from the 50's and 60's that will fit into your set just as well!

Kia Makarechi

Superstar DJs Stay Focused On The Little Things

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.30.2012 | Entertainment

A year ago, nearly every music website and magazine was publishing trend pieces tracking the explosion of electronic dance music in America. Fast-forw...

WATCH: DJ Remixes LA, Comes Up With Something Awesome

Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

What does LA sound like to you? Perhaps an orchestra working to a hip hop beat, or soft acoustic guitar? In a KCET series called Artbound, DJ Cut C...

PLAY MY JAM!: A How-To Guide for the Request Line

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Playing by these rules will give you the best shot of hearing the Ace of Base throwback with which you're currently ironically obsessed, "Titanium" or perhaps even your favorite Meek Mills mixtape B-side.

Camp Spin Off

DJ Tina T | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles
DJ Tina T

DJing has taken me around the world, exposed me to things I would have never experienced otherwise, allowed me to relive my summer camp adventures and give back to the DJ community that got me to where I am today.

Electric Daisy Carnival 2012

Jeff Pollack | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

If you follow music or even just popular culture in general, you've likely noticed the rise of electronic dance music, or EDM. The scene has been bubb...

20 Electric Zoo Artists Share Their Must-Play For This Weekend's Festival

Farryn Weiner | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York
Farryn Weiner

From the heavy hitting house of Boys Noize to the trance tunes of Armin Van Buuren, from the new sounds of Guti to the classic beats of Moby, there's something for everyone.