Disco is dead.
Sure, this boogie music is experiencing a popular resurgence. But the woman whose voice characterized a movement and influenced artists like Duran Duran and David Bowie has sadly passed away.
Donna Summer, queen of disco, was 63. She died this morning, here in Florida, after a battl ... More >>
A Flock of Seagulls is remembered for two things.
Some people fondly recall the Liverpool quartet for its 1982 single -- and accompanying MTV mega-hit video -- "I Ran (So Far Away)," as well as a steady string of other hazy, early-'80s Duran Duran-isms.
But to the average North American pop music ... More >>
New OrderOur sources at Ultra Music Festival have leaked some big news, telling us that an appearance by New Wave icons New Order at this year's festival has been confirmed.
The band, of course, is best known for hits like "Blue Monday," "Age of Consent," and "Bizarre Love Triangle," all of whic ... More >>
Benassi fans left trash, empty space in their wakeAdding dance-rock originators Erasure and Duran Duran was a smart move for Ultra organizers. The performances should have bridged the psychic gap between old synth work and the newer acts on the live stage -- and anyways, who doesn't love some goo ... More >>
Photo by S. PajotSimon Le Bon woos the Ultra-lites.Guy in gasmask, pointing toward Duran Duran's lead singer Simon Le Bon: "My dad totally hated that dude!"
Girl in smiley face bikini: "What? Him? Why?"
Guy in gasmask: "'Cause my mom really, really, really wanted to fuck him. She was crazy ob ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenTinie Tempah at Ultra 2011.If you live in Miami, you might think you live in the most dance-music-saturated place on Earth -- unless, of course, you've spend a lot of time in the U.K. Dance music is part of the pop fabric here, with synth sounds regularly charting on pop radio. ... More >>
Holy crap, how could we forget? The non-relevant '80s band!
Of course, this particular Ultra Bingo square was explicitly concocted in honor of Duran Duran. Just look closely and you'll see that the illustration is actually the cover of 1983's multi-platinum Rio.
But when we were at Ultra Music ... More >>
Photo by Stephanie PistellrDuran Duran survived the '70s and mastered the new millenium.There are several parts to the Duran Duran saga. The first found the Brit New Wave band conquering America, providing fodder for MTV, and turning songs such as "Hungry Like The Wolf," "Save A Prayer," "Union o ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenIf you don't have tickets for Ultra, you aren't going to be able to catch Deadmau5.That's it, folks. According to Ultra Music Festival's site, tickets to this year's event are gone with 34 days left until the festival. Will more be made available? We're not sure, but we're work ... More >>
Early this morning, Ultra Music Festival organizers announced Phase Two of its lineup. Added to the 2011 bill are Duran Duran, Underworld, Kaskade, will.i.am, Erick Morillo (Live), Sasha (Vortek Live), Fedde Le Grand, Avicii, and The Disco Biscuits.Also confirmed is our previous announcement that ... More >>
Kings of Leon ... Not worth it, dude.Coachella announced its 2011 lineup a couple days ago.
And while there's plenty of great bands listed in fine print (the Morning Benders, Tallest Man on Earth, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down) on the festival's e-flier, the headliners listed in bold read mor ... More >>
Sa-Fire is the singer of the memorable Freestyle hits "Don't Break My Heart" and "Boy, I've Been Told."José el Rey: Sa-Fire, thanks for being right on time! What are you up to?Sa-Fire: I'm always very punctual. If you're ever late, you might miss a great opportunity. My new single "Exotique" is n ... More >>
This prolific French producer and DJ has been making waves in Europe for nearly a decade, and his original and eclectic forays into progressive-yet-funky tech house are gaining more and more worldwide praise. He's remixed the likes of Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, and Duran Duran, and delivered out ... More >>
Let's say you're a smooth jazz lover who was away for the holidays and tuned into your favorite radio station Love 94 at exactly 4:10 p.m. today for the first time since Christmas hoping to hear the smooth, comforting sounds of Kenny G finally back on the airwaves after the station went bonkers for ... More >>