For the last 33 years, Depeche Mode have managed to usher in a new era of music with their electronic, new-wave and later cold-wave/industrial sound, sustain their popularity and return to America more popular each time they tour.
With wavy purple hair, a discernable nose ring and a furry black coat, 20-year old Gabby stands out even when she's not in costume. But when she undergoes her colorful transformation every Friday night, the suburban Maryland native is sure to turn heads.
Karlheinz Stockhausen composed his electronic symphony Oktophonie more than two decades ago as part of his massive seven-cycle opera Licht, which in full is 29 hours. Oktophonie, 69-minutes long, is the second act in the opera, Dienstag (Tuesday). It is the day of conflict. It is Mars. It is red.
Maybe I just love Alt-J because they make really awesome music, as they've recognized in the title of their debut album An Awesome Wave. Whatever the reason, all I know is that I can't stop listening to this album on repeat.
2013 is the year of the Snake and although I don't know exactly what that means, I do know it's going to be an amazing year for EDM and the emerging culture around it. We are at the tipping point. It's not the end at all. EDM is just growing up.
Whenever we go to a show nowadays, the performance tends to resemble a well-oiled machine, calculated and controlled, yet safe; especially when it comes to DJs. With an influx of new DJs, it's imperative that Eric San keeps doing his thing.
When I got together with the team at (RED) and they shared with me their mission to help the global health community deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015, there was only one way to go. We had to collaborate on something big enough to make the world jump up and take notice.
When the indie-electronic band Tanlines landed on the scene in March 2012, their arrival was one of great commotion. Their third music video, "Not the Same," debuts this week and was, as band member Jesse Cohen put it, a "labor of love."
It's ironic to say the least that a musical genre incorporating anti-Apartheid messages derives its name from the language spoken by the oppressors. Nevertheless, Kwaito, which emerged in Johannesburg in the 1990s, is similar to house music with an incorporation of African sounds and samples.
Electronic DJ/producer Jimmy Edgar takes us on a reminiscent journey of his childhood and its budding influence on his electronic music career in the midst of the release of his newest full-length album Majenta.