It's not often, if ever, that you hear of a reggae and dancehall artist crossing over into underground house and techno.
But it's not as random a makeover as you might think. After all, electronic dance music has big roots in Jamaican sound system culture and dub reggae. In the end, whether danceha ... More >>
There are far too many electronic dance music artists blowing up because of sheer hype these days. Too many bedroom producers stitching tired old samples and DJ tools and saturating the market with unremarkable dancefloor fodder.
But every once on a while, we're treated to flashes of genius, like t ... More >>
San Francisco has been an electronic dance music hotbed for decades. The Bay Area is home to beloved house labels like OM and Dirtybird, along with such luminaries as Dubtribe Sound System, Miguel Migs, and PillowTalk.
And on the more experimental tip of the city's dance music scene is DJ-producer ... More >>
Aphex Twin, if you're reading this, please come to Miami!WMC
and Ultra Week have come and gone.
There were mind-blowingly awesome DJ lineups and there were majorly overrated ones. Sure, March has never disappointed. But there's no denying how bloated and commercial certain chunks of the EDM in ... More >>
It's been over three decades since the birth of house music, and Chicago house pioneer Derrick Carter has been there for the long-haul.
The legendary DJ-producer cut his teeth spinning in the Windy City's seminal scene, which he still calls home. So who better to ask why Chicago was destined to ... More >>
The last thing the world needs is another rant by some snooty music scribe who actually believes he can peg the next Coldplay or validate some MySpace wannabe. Don't worry; yours truly doesn't make any such presumptions. You won't find any holier-than-thou prognostications here -- just good new soun ... More >>