Hot on the heels of Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs of 2015 list comes another list ranking the best electronic music performers: the Top 40 Live Acts of 2015. In this instance, a “live act” generally refers to someone who exclusively plays their own music and considers themselves “producers first and performers second.” How they perform [...]
Shazam has revealed that the most Shazamed artist in the world of 2015 was none other than Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo. The Mad Decent owner has clocked up a staggering 40 million hits on the music recognition service since the start of the year under his various different projects. The figure is an amalgamation of three [...]
Dance music festivals won’t be banned in LA, despite proposals by city officials to prevent future events taking place in the wake of two drug-related deaths at HARD Summer earlier in the year. The deaths of two women–Tracy Nguyen and Katie Dix–occurred at the event on Aug. 1, and as the Pomona venue is owned by LA county, the Los [...]
Who wants techno in a Caribbean paradise? Everyone, of course. That’s why SXMusic is bring top talents in the deeper sounds of electronic music to the island of Saint Martin for its inaugural festival March 9-13, 2016. Confirmed artists as of now include Maceo Plex, Apollonia, Guy Gerber, Blond:ish, Adriatique, Bedouin, and many more top [...]
Beatport has released charts of the top-selling tracks of 2015 by genre, and though it includes tunes released prior to this year, it’s definitely an interesting snapshot of the past 12 months in music. While each genre has strong representation of tracks made in 2014, the majority of the releases still come from 2015. Weathered veteran [...]
In the wake of TomorrowWorld’s disastrous 2015 campaign, it looks like there’s going to be some competition in Atlanta, courtesy of brand new event Shaky Beats Festival. The event, which will take place in downtown Atlanta May 20-22, 2016, features an impressive lineup of performers, including Odesza, Big Gigantic, Porter Robinson, [...]
Bass-heads rejoice; Bassnectar is looking to host his own event “Bass Center 2016″ festival event in 2016. Upon announcing his new Bassnectar-themed chocolate bar, the artist’s team revealed that in the online-only limited edition run of the chocolates, five packages would include “Golden Tickets” offering free admission “to next year’s [...]
By strapping heart rate monitors onto a few of their fans at a recent set at Vulcan Gas Company in Austin, Texas, bass-loving Canadian DJ duo Zeds Dead has actually quantified just how “turnt up” their sets actually are. Regarding the unique scientific survey, Zeds Dead told BoingBoing that they perceived that their sets “produce an [...]
Zeds Dead - Hadouken (Original Mix) [Mad Decent]
We’ve got no beef with DJ Mag–aside from a few surprisingly snarky comments to our boy Kaskade–but let’s face it, their Top 100 DJs list is a joke. Thankfully, Resident Advisor’s fans aren’t quite so blinded by the lights of the mainstage. While we hesitate to call this list “underground,” considering that the vast majority of these [...]
To celebrate their newly refashioned vinyl website, Amazon is hosting a vinyl giveaway in which consumers will have a chance to win LPs every 30-minutes from artists like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, and more. It begins Dec. 15 and all you have to do is enter your name, phone number, and email address for your chance to win. The vinyl [...]
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