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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 Billb...

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...

Skrillex Pulls A Fast One

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 07.12.2012 | Entertainment

SAN DIEGO -- "Wreck-It Ralph" won't hit theaters until November, but about 6,000 fans at Comic-Con got to see 10 minutes of it on Thursday. The Disne...

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 ...

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


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...

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."

Grammy Predictions: Will Adele Win Big?

AP | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY and MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 04.10.2012 | Entertainment

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY and MESFIN FEKADU, The Associated Press -- Adele is the rare star that doesn't need multiple magazine covers, a cosmetics co...

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.

Inside The First-Ever Sailing Of Holy Ship!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Gentile | Posted 06.06.2013 | Miami

How does one describe the first-ever Holy Ship experience to others? "I went on a cruise with 3,000 ravers going crazy for Steve Aoki while we were in...