Dance Music

Conceptual clubbing: Murlo is creating an otherworldly space for dance music

<b>Mixmag Gold profiles the most important artists in electronic music right now. Next up: Murlo</b><p>New music from Murlo being A-grade material is a banker. …

Music

Preview: Field Day 2017

London is a city beneath the spotlight. Media attention continues to hound the state of the culture within the capital whilst venues close and …

Festivals

The underrated art of the pub DJ

You’ve lugged your equipment across the city centre to reach your destination, having taken two buses, a train and a 20-minute walk staggering …

Renovated Club Marcella to reopen on Friday

It might be a stretch to credit the iconic Theatre District EDM hotspot Club Marcella with launching the dance music craze in the region, but when …

Buffalo

Jlin: Black Origami Album Review | Pitchfork

Jlin’s relationship with genre has always been complicated. For as long as she has been recording, the Gary, Ind. producer has been associated with footwork, the hyperactive post-house music spawned alongside the equally chaotic competitive dance style popular in neighboring Chicago. Superficially, …

Music

Together Boston Is the Rare Festival That Makes Its City Better

In its eighth year, the community-driven fest is turning Boston into a minor dance music destination.<p>There are a lot of great myths about Boston. There's the Curse of the Bambino, the ghosts in King's Chapel Burying Ground, and more recently, the legend of Joe Sly. But one of its most pernicious …

Music

Prepare to melt with Mark Slee's deep & dreamy vibes [Exclusive Playlist]

With <b>Lightning in a Bottle</b> <b>Music and Arts Festival</b> just around the corner, fans are preparing their must-see set times and getting their swimsuits …

Music

Interview + Playlist: Chuck Daniels Is Celebrating 15 Years of His Label at Movement

We're getting mentally prepared for the massive festival known as Movement- a quintessential event for those interested in techno and its vivacious …

Music

The Night I Fell in Love With Dance Music: Chris Liebing

I was about 16 or 17 years old when I fell in love with dance music—or put more accurately, <i>dancing</i> to music. What’s the difference? It wasn’t what we …

Music

Kaskade remixes what it means to be an EDM superstar

"With every show I go out and do, I’m trying to change peoples’ lives."

Music

Electronic dance fest going to 11 Chinese cities

Organizers of the Budweiser Storm Music Festival, one of China's biggest electronic dance music festivals, say the event will visit 11 Chinese cities …

Music

Club Tropicana: George Michael Was A Dance Music Pioneer

I wrote about George Michael earlier this year and due to receiving so many requests from his amazingly loyal fanbase, I am doing so again - this time focusing on his dance records.<p>There is a tendency among snobby music critics to belittle Wham! but, if one compares them to some of the acts …

Music

PREMIERE: Dance Music's Enigmatic Hero ZHU is Back with Cryptic, Creepy New Video for "Intoxicate"

There's no artist more deeply shrouded in mystery than ZHU, the "phantom" of dance music and king of unquestionable bangers. Coupled with the mildly disconcerting video that you can bet is playing on a makeshift projector screen in an underground Berlin club as we speak, you can rest assured ZHU's …

Music

There's a Whiskey Inspired By the 808 Because Capitalism Consumes Everything - Thump

Watch out, Richie Hawtin: there's a new name in town bridging drinks and dance music. As Electronic Beats reports, a whiskey brand inspired by the famed TR-808 drum machine has launched a crowdfunding campaign to get its business off the ground.<p>The whiskey, called simply 8O8, is a product of the …

Whiskey

Mix: Ray Sargent Brings Pop-infused Dance Music To Eton Messy Records

Ray Sargent is still a pretty new name in the game, but he's been doing some big things for his career already, including track with <b>Shift K3Y</b> on his</i> …

Hear Aerobic Exercise: When Soviet Musicians Recorded Electronic Music for a Subversive Home Fitness Record (1984)

Last year, Josh Baines at dance music site <i>Thump</i> revisited the 2004 video for “Call on Me,” a dancefloor anthem built around a highly recognizable …

Music

How Leftfield's Leftism redefined dance music

<b>When Leftfield released their debut album in 1995, it changed dance music forever.</b><p>Wilfully eclectic, Leftism never settled on a single genre, dabbling in tribal, trance, dub, house and ambient music.<p>The quality never dipped, proving that a long-form dance record - one that worked as a coherent …

Music

Aspire to Inspire 191: Showtek

Life changes a lot once a person becomes a public figure. We often hear stories of celebrities either spiraling out of control or becoming painfully …

Inspiration

10 of the most influential disco labels of the last decade

<b>We're celebrating the last 10 years of dance and electronic music with the Label Of The Decade poll. Here, we shine a light on the imprints pushing</b> …

Music

The Best Things We Saw on the Dance Music Internet This Week - Thump

Music

Spotify playlist: 30 dance music tracks heard on the big screen

There's something special about hearing your favourite artist's tune on a major movie. You may have loved it already, but when you're in a cinema …

Katy Perry "Teenage Dream" - KA-BLISS 80s Remix

Are Multi-Genre Music Festivals the Solution to Musical Elitism?

Musical elitism in the dance music genre is nothing new – but it's become a more persistent force within the community. The seismic shift towards the …

Music Festivals

Geotic Takes Electronic Music Back Home with 'Nav' Video

So you want to enjoy electronic music, but the thought of staying up late in a smoke-filled room gives you social anxiety. Are you destined for a …

Music

Wilted Woman - Diary Of A Woman

Eel Burn, AKA DJ Puddle, AKA Wilted Woman, makes wonderfully weird machine music. It's been released through cassette labels like Wicked City, …

Music

Livity Sound to Release New Peverelist LP

Peverelist will release a new LP on his own Livity Sound label, titled <i>Tessellations</i>.<p>Starting in 2011, Livity Sound quickly grew to become one of the …

Music

British Producer Deadboy Turns His Talents to Pop Music on "Tide"

Deadboy played a vital part in the U.K.'s vibrant underground dance music scene from 2009 onwards, with anthems like "U Cheated" and <i>that</i> remix of …

Music

Uninamise Is Bringing Brooklyn’s Flex Dance Music to the World - Thump

Brooklyn

The school that plays dance music at playtime

<b>A school in Ireland which introduced dance music at playtimes says it's helping children interact with each other better.</b><p>Teachers at Caherline Elementary School in Caherconlish, Limerick, say they have noticed a difference in pupils' behaviour since installing outdoor speakers to play music during …

Kids

Dance Music Based Social Justice Organization Give A Beat Hosts Airbnb Experiences In LA & SF

Los Angeles based dance music organization, Give a Beat recently became one of the very first nonprofit organizations to curate and host a social …

Social Justice