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All Men Must Rave At Hodor's 'Game Of Thrones' DJ Tour

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

Get ready to party like winter is coming. Hodor, aka actor Kristian Nairn, is set to embark on his greatest journey since traveling beyond the Wall...

Okayafrica and Electrafrique at SummerStage: The Whole World Is Africa

Craig Carpenter | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Anyone there, and anyone familiar with that feeling -- the feeling a good DJ gives to the crowd would agree that, at that moment, Central Park was the most beautiful place in the world.

LOOK: Chicago Threw An Epic Dance Party In Tribute To Frankie Knuckles

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices

Though two months have passed since the death of house music legend Frankie Knuckles, his spirit felt very much alive Tuesday as a crowd of thousands ...

A N00b's Guide To EDM

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment

Ever hang out with your trendy friends and realize you have no idea what the hell they're taking about? (Skrillex? Dubstep? Deadmau5? Are y'all speaki...

Q&A With John Digweed: Back to the 'City That Never Sleeps'

Sleepy & Boo | Posted 05.06.2014 | Entertainment
Sleepy & Boo

It's not hard to understand why John Digweed has created such a loyal and widespread network of fans who can't seem to get enough of his music. In a world of over-the-top festival stages and look-at-me performers, Digweed provides the antithesis.

Schöneberg‐Mitte‐Kreuzberg: Hoods of Berlin, 2011

Christine Deakers | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Christine Deakers

This is an excerpt from the longer essay, "Schöneberg‐Mitte‐Kreuzberg," the travel nonfiction on Berlin, its cool kids and the lines, labels and ...

An Interview With New York City Nightlife Guru, Rob Fernandez

Zoe Wilder | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Zoe Wilder

Rob Fernandez knows a little something about this, as he's cultivated the New York City nightlife for two decades now. Chances are, if you like to party and appreciate house music, you've danced into the wee hours of the morning at one of his events.

Q&A With Claude VonStroke: American Dirtybird

Sleepy & Boo | Posted 05.15.2014 | 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.

Q&A with Shaun Reeves: On Visionquest, Detroit to Berlin and Music On

Sleepy & Boo | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Sleepy & Boo

More often than not, DJing is a solitary performance -- but the four members of Visionquest challenged that paradigm in 2013, staging an ambitious worldwide event series that saw them performing together live as a foursome of DJs.

WATCH LIVE: DJ Megastar David Guetta Talks UN Collaboration

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

DJ megastar David Guetta joins HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to discuss his collaboration with the United Nations in the release of "One Voice...

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.

Krewella's Yasmine Yousaf Talks EDM Group's LGBT Following

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

"I think we have a lot of lesbian fans!" confesses Krewella's Yasmine Yousaf rather joyously, "There's really something about the whole girl thing -- my sister and I being the girls in the band, obviously -- that they can relate to."

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.

Getting Physical With M.A.N.D.Y.: On Ibiza, Burning Man, and the Big Apple

Sleepy & Boo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
Sleepy & Boo

Perhaps nobody represents Get Physical more than M.A.N.D.Y., the duo of Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer, who founded the label along with some of their like-minded colleagues (DJ T. and Booka Shade) in 2002.

Interview: Duke Dumont

Erin Brady | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Erin Brady

After producing one of the biggest UK crossover hits of the year -- "Need U (100%)" -- we think it's safe to say that Duke Dumont knows what he's talking about.

Kia Makarechi

'I'm Not A Great After-Party Person'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment

When we rang Guy Gerber, the producer and DJ was "recovering" from his new Wisdom of the Glove night at Pacha Ibiza. An after-party didn't help. "I'm ...

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.

10 Simmering Summer Songs

Wyatt Closs | Posted 07.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

BBC Radio's Gilles Peterson, who I met about 12 years ago, has been connecting musical dots for over a generation. He is now blending soul, funk, latin, house, jazz, hip-hop in an effortless manner that makes it seem like jumbling those genres is exactly how it should be.

Kia Makarechi

Meet The Man will.i.am Stole A Song From

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.23.2013 | Entertainment

Dance music fans have long been acquainted with Arty, but it wasn't until will.i.am nicked one of his songs that mainstream audiences were introduced ...

Legendary DJ Peter Rauhofer Dead At 48

Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Peter Rauhofer, the iconic DJ and producer whose Madonna, Whitney Houston and Britney Spears remixes kept generations of international revelers dancin...

British Dance Music Duo Disclosure Plays Detroit's Saint Andrews Hall

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.08.2013 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

In a time when the success of electronic dance music has created mixed feelings about where certain genres will go next, Disclosure has learned from the innovators and are making music that is not just a flavor of the month.

What Ultra Music Festival Is Really Like

Cash Cash | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Cash Cash

As the lights dimmed on weekend one of this year's Ultra Music Festival, the beats stayed bumping through the Florida air. The events and parties of Miami Music Week and WMC kept the fire burning all week long on South Beach. From mermaids swimming the pool of the Cover Girl / Hyde Beach Club Party at SLS with Nervo to intense debauchery at the Big Beat Records karaoke party at the Clevelander, this week was bonkers!

Spring Fling of RHYE & CLASSIXX: The Organic Versus the Electronic

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

Rhye complements like a massage does your body, organically; Classixx opens you up to a world of escapism -- electronically, of course.

Technology and Music

The M Machine | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
The M Machine

Thirty-five years ago Eddie Van Halen performed with his back to the audience to hide his innovative double-tapping guitar techniques. Today, anybody with Internet access can watch countless YouTube tutorials for recreating the sounds of their favorite electronic artists.