There's something wonderful happening to pop music over in the U.K.
Underground dance music styles like deep house, garage and bass are breaking through the roof and taking over the charts, in much the same way they did during the '90s.
DJ-producer Duke Dumont is the prime example of this phenom ... More >>
We're almost done with the week, and we're almost done with the first month of 2013. How much have you gotten done so far?
Alright, forget that question. How much have you partied this so far? Not enough, right?
Cool, well, we've got loads of great music coming around the bend this weekend, from ... More >>
Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died.
This time around fans are more sa ... More >>
If you were donning baggy fluorescent pants and twirling glowsticks during the so-called "nu-rave" boom of the mid-noughties, then you may know Devonté Hynes as one-third of the group Test Icicles.
And if you're a hipster indie rock nerd, you might know him as Lightspeed Champion, the "49th cooles ... More >>
Back in 2008, it was practically impossible to escape the
catchy vocal hook of "Black and Gold," the Grammy-nominated
breakthrough single from Sam Sparro's eponymous debut album.
The consensus among newly converted fans was that the Australian-born singer-songwriter had it. Namely, soul.
It helps ... More >>
Back in the 1990s, Fatboy Slim helped establish the standard for EDM producers breaking through to the mainstream.
A decade and half later, DJs and producers are once again showing up on Top 40 and what's left of MTV. We're not saying Slim has any sort of axe to grind. But it's quite possible a ... More >>
When we mentioned SBTRKT (pronounced subtract) in our list of of ten most exciting acts at Ultra Music Festival, we were being dead serious.
The British musician is often pigeonholed as post-dubstep. But in reality, he carefully navigates EDM genres, splicing disparate styles and influences lik ... More >>
This week, the queen of electroclash, Peaches, spoke with Crossfade over the phone. We were a little starstruck, so we couldn't even get the tape recorder working properly.But we did ask her whether she's prepping new music, which it seems she isn't, telling us that the world will probably hear s ... More >>
Gary Richards wants to introduce you to your new favorite party. It's called Hard, and since 2007 it's been drawing thousands of electro heads together for messy free-for-alls in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Next city in Richards's sights? Miami, of course.
A DJ and record industry ... More >>
via ultranate.comEarlier this week as she prepped for her Wednesday night appearance at the Clevelander's House You! party, Crossfade and fierce deep house diva Ultra Naté discussed Winter Music Conference and the ongoing evolution of house. And now she's back for another gig and another discuss ... More >>
We're pretty sure most of you are at least somewhat hyped about Vampire Weekend coming to the Fillmore on October 14 with Beach House. But the Columbia-bred indie darlings aren't necessarily everyone's cup of tea. Though you'll likely hear their jams everywhere from the radio and TV commercials ... More >>
Photo by Luciana Val & Franco MussoAirWhen Air's Moon Safari came out in 1998, I was 15 years old and still in my teenage ska/punk phase. But here was an album with lush electronic soundscapes and minimal beats that really spoke to me. Air is responsible for introducing me to electronic music ... More >>
In this age of laptop-toting faux live electronic dance music acts, an actual band employing actual live instrumentation and vocals is a rare thing, especially when said band is delivering funked-out dancefloor bangers like 2020Soundsystem. The musical brainchild of Leeds-based DJ and esteemed 20 ... More >>
seems like the international EDM talent is just pouring in at the
Electric Pickle lately, to the point where the artist bookings are
coming in pairs and even triples each night (see last week's disco/house/techno three-way with Sunshine Jones, Pete Herbert and Benno Blome).
Needless to say, this ... More >>
Chromeo, Crookers, and now Switch? Whoever is responsible for the string of bookings at Heathrow Lounge deserves a gold star because it's getting ridiculous. It almost seems like Heathrow is quickly becoming the Studio A replacement we hoped for -- except it's ill equipped to handle any kind of li ... More >>