If it's true that the electronic dance music industry is a male-dominated one, with women facing special challenges in getting ahead, then aspiring female artists couldn't do with a greater role model than Ellen Allien.As a DJ-producer, Allien has been at the forefront of the Berlin techno scene pre ... More >>
Beyond all the hype, there's a reason the UK's Crosstown Rebels is currently the most lauded underground electronic dance music label in the world -- number one on Resident Advisor's prestigious poll. The label takes chances on artists of substance, with authentic voices and stories to tell -- timel ... More >>
DJ-producer Jay Haze is a force for good in the world. And it's not just because of his musical contributions.
Sure, electronic dance music unites people. On the dancefloor, there is no race, no religion, no classes. We are all one. Blah blah blah. But let's face it, the EDM scene is ultimately abo ... More >>
It kind of sucks that techno isn't bigger in the States, considering it came from the archetypal American city of Detroit.
Today, the genre is largely a European phenomenon with much of the action revolving around the international EDM capital of Berlin. So it follows that many homegrown Americ ... More >>
When confronted with the phrase French electronic dance music, you probably think of Daft Punk's glossy stadium house or brash punky indie electro by the likes of Justice. But recently, les français have also emerged as formidable proponents of underground tech house, thanks to hot labels like F ... More >>
Maya Jane ColesThe electronic dance music community has always been a major sausage fest. But why? The ladies like to get down on the dance floor just as much as the gents. And they certainly have plenty to contribute behind the decks and in the studio. Nevertheless, for decades, the superstar DJ ... More >>
Perhaps you haven't heard of German DJ-producer Jannis Siopis yet. But if you're a genuine EDM lover, then you already know Berlin's Get Physical label, and Siopis has recently emerged as one of their most promising new artists.
A classically-trained musician who dropped the clarinet lessons in ... More >>
It's been a sensational year for DJ-producer Ashique Subhan, or Subb-an, as the international EDM community knows him.
Over the last twelve months, the young UK native exploded onto the scene out of nowhere and already boasts an auspicious list of credits. Highly-charted releases on top labels ... More >>
Indiana-born, Berlin-based DJ/producer Troy Pierce is one of the great
dark horses of contemporary techno. "Dark horse" meaning his rise
through the international ranks in the last decade has been
surreptitious, but also "dark" in the sense that he boasts one of the
gloomiest and murkiest sou ... More >>
Like homeboys and Visionquest partners Seth Troxler and Lee Curtiss, DJ/producer Ryan Crosson is part of a new breed of Detroit-bred artists who have staked their place in Berlin's underground EDM scene since the late '00s. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Crosson absorbed the native sounds of s ... More >>
With the countless
expatriate artists that have flocked to the EDM capital of Berlin in the
last decade, it's actually rare to find a real Berliner among them. But
acclaimed DJ/producer Sascha Funke was indeed born and raised in East Berlin
when electronic music was a just a faint rumor on th ... More >>
DJ/producer Seth Troxler has to be one of the most archetypal characters in contemporary EDM. Born and bred in the Detroit techno scene, schooled by the scene veterans and absorbing all the sounds he could get his hands on at the record shop/DJ hub where he worked as a teen, then cutting his teet ... More >>
Otto von Schirach in Berlin
The year is 1945 and Berlin falls to the allied troops as World War II comes to an end. Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun have one last glass of apple juice as they depart for the big ol' Deutschland in the sky. I wonder what our old Führer would make of his dear belov ... More >>
OrganicArmaOrganicArma's ambitious, multipurpose venue, dubbed "the Awarehouse," opened with a packed debut extravaganza a couple Saturdays ago -- check out our photo slideshow of the event.
Building on that party momentum, the folks behind the space are going for a bigger splash during WMC. The Awa ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>