Long before Apple ventured into the world of Intel processors and redefined industry standards with the MacBook Pro, DJs carried crates full of store-bought vinyl records to their gigs and remixed tracks on bulky, direct-drive turntables. But whenever science and software evolve, electronic dance mu ... More >>
Virtuoso is one phrase that comes to mind to describe Recloose, AKA Matthew Chicoine.
Also, master turntablist (not a credential you hear much in this era of laptop "DJs"), multi-instrumentalist producer, band leader, and even music academician molding the minds of electronic dance music's next ge ... More >>
These days, you can't go outside without hearing the sickeningly familiar strains of "Le7els." But before that sweet melody had the scene on fire, the go-to track of the moment was a little edgier.
Congorock is the Italian electro monster behind massive anthem "Babylon," which he never even thought ... 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 >>
You know why non-EDM fans don't take DJing seriously as an art form? It's because celebrities keep ruining everything.
When shit went digital in the mid 2000s, it was the coolest thing to happen since Grandmaster Flash figured how to scratch. And consequently, DJing became more popular, experimenta ... More >>
Maybe you spent Christmas night digesting the pig and/or turkey you'd been scarfing down all day. But we spent it dancing off our 20 meals to Questlove's DJ set at Wall Lounge.
Nowadays, even your mom knows about Questlove, thanks to Jimmy Fallon. Yet somehow, the drummer and producer manages to ... More >>
It's Le'Cash ... say it right!Miami isn't a city in need of superstar DJs.
On any given night in any given nightclub, big-shot disc jocks flock to this Magic City for hot chicks, endless bottle service, and the best nightlife this side of Ibiza. So what's stopping a 24-year-old Florida native wi ... More >>
Since launching in 2009, the Miami Dance Party website has emerged as one of Miami's premier sources for local underground EDM. The weekly podcast showcases guest mixes by a bevy of local DJs and producers, from Miami staples like DJ SpinnZinn of 90.5 WVUM to resident favorites at hotspots like t ... More >>
After three decades on the scene, Brit legend Pete Tong's got nothing to prove. He's been a critic, an A&R guy, a producer, a BBC jockey, and one of the most massive club DJs in the world. But still he's hitting the decks hard, night after night. It's almost like the guy's on a deranged missi ... More >>
In this week's issue, we preview the Bloody Beetroots' upcoming show at Mansion on October 13. In the pantheon of electro-house, the Italian duo seemed to have arrived a bit late to the game, but were still able to put their mark thanks in large part to the strength of tracks like "Warp" and "Cor ... More >>
Earlier this week we previewed Annie Mac's upcoming Thursday gig at the Electric Pickle and there is definitely no shortage of buzz and anticipation for this show building up among Miami's dance music cognoscenti.
The Irish-born BBC Radio 1 host specializes in a wildly energetic blend of styles ... More >>
Ask a DJ, and it would appear that
a lot of club patrons seem to confuse them for human jukeboxes which
they think they can crowd around, prop their drinks on, lean back on, and prompt
for every crappy song that tickles their drunken fancy. Granted, some
contexts and scenarios lend themselves ... More >>
Annie MacWhat is up with all these WMC-quality bookings outside of Conference? Jeez! Couple that with the amazing indie-rock shows happening at the Fillmore Miami Beach, and we haven't seen this sort of amazing musical cornucopia happening, well, since we've been old enough to go out.Now add to a ... More >>
4th of July has become synonymous for many a South Beach club rat with the annual IndepenDANCE Pool and Beach Party at the Surfcomber Hotel. Now on its 6th installment, IndepenDANCE has showcased a variety of local and international DJ favorites in the past, including Space regular Victor Caldero ... More >>
Afrika Bambaataa is hip-hop royaltyAt 53 years old, Afrika Bambaataa has truly earned the title "Grandfather/Godfather Of Hip-Hop". With a body of work spanning nearly 4 decades, this former Bronx street gang warlord and founder of the Zulu Nation is one of three recognized originators of break- ... More >>
The TurntablesWhen we heard an app was coming out in June for the newly released iPad that was set to "modernize DJing culture" we were more than curious. Claiming it feels like authentic turntables, iPadMixr.com also adds a beautiful interface and professional mixing to its list of declarations. ... More >>
In honor of Cinco de Drink-o, Salsa Fiesta will offer two-for-one margaritas and beers, with free chips and Hot Tamale salsa with the purchase of any beverage. Burritos will also be going twofer one, and there will be a DJ spinning tunes on the patio. That's Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Electric Pickle has something for everyone this Friday night with a stellar triple booking hosted by top local EDM contingents PL0T and Poplife that should provide for a delectable melange of sounds ranging from indie to techno. To kick things off, Mr. Andy Rourke of The Smiths fame will be p ... More >>
Few figures in the international dance music scene can wear the title of legend as aptly as Greg Wilson. The British DJ boasts a career spanning three decades, going back to the birth of house and his early days as a DJ at Manchester's seminal club The Hacienda, and he carries on the authentic mi ... More >>
Don't let anyone tell you DJing isn't an art form. Being able to control a crowd of people -- most who are probably drugged out of their minds -- takes skill. Not everybody can DJing, no matter what W Magazine says. So why not prove your prowess on the decks in front of your peers at Winter 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 >>
The Techno Loft at Space opened in May and has so far fulfilled its promise of indulging Miami's ever-growing taste for techno with stellar international bookings including Steve Bug, Camea and Adultnapper, plus weekly parties and afterhours by local DJs Maurizio & Danyelino, Dsan Powell, Simon ... More >>
Of all the out of town head-spinners to hit South Beach, the one who would seem most perfectly suited for LIV has gotta be DJ Chachi. Yeah, we know. His primary residency is at New York's ultra-hip Ten June, which might boast a similar clientele, but it in no way resembles the Vegas-like feel of The ... More >>