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  • Hear Bassnectar's New LP 'Noise vs. Beauty'

    June 23, 2014 10:00 AM ET
     |  Nick Murray

    In order to make his new album, Noise vs. Beauty, Bassnectar needed to stay in one spot for more than a night at a time. So he gave up touring for six months, using his time at home to experiment with a few new recording and songwriting techniques. "After I got songs together that sounded like Bassnectar songs to my ears, I remixed them as only acoustic guitar, piano and my vocals," the DJ and producer told Rolling Stone. "I took those interpretations of my songs and I sent them to MCs, vocal...  | More »

  • Spinnin' Records' Secret to Success

    June 23, 2014 9:20 AM ET
     |  Nick Murray

    Today's ravers might prefer harder sounds than their Y2K forebearers did, but whether they realize it or not, both generations have peaked to heavy pulse of tracks released by Spinnin' Records, a label founded in 1999 by a publisher and an A&R rep, Eelko van Kooten and Roger de Graf, who were craving new roles. In the early days, Spinnin's trance 12-inches only crossed the Atlantic when they became as popular as 4 Strings' "Take Me Away," but now the label is now at th...  | More »

  • Why EDM Is Entering Its Punk Phase

    June 23, 2014 8:55 AM ET
     |  Christopher R. Weingarten

    On a Friday night in Montreal, DJ Vice, a eight-year resident DJ at Tao Las Vegas, held out about an hour to play DJ Snake's crunktacular "Turn Down for What" – at the time the fourth most popular song in America, and easily the most raucous thing on the entire Hot 100. "I was playing more of a deeper house set, and then I kind of wanted to erupt the crowd in a moment – and I use those records almost like an M-80 I light and throw into the crowd." The 50 Most Important Peopl...  | More »

  • Photos: Chromeo: Behind the Scenes at Bonnaroo

    June 20, 2014 1:20 PM ET

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  • Hear Moby's Space Jam 'Death Star'

    June 19, 2014 11:45 AM ET
     |  Aaron Gonsher

    Emperor Palpatine finally has the crushing electro entrance theme he always deserved. Rave veteran Moby and Brazilian newcomer Darth & Vader have teamed up for "Death Star," cramming tight synth stabs, theatrical strings and plenty of vicious effects into a breakneck five-minute jam for their debut collaboration on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak label. 30 Greatest EDM Albums of All Time "I was super happy to collaborate with the legendary Moby. His contribution to th...  | More »

  • Inside Tiësto's Star-Studded Album Release Show

    June 18, 2014 1:05 PM ET
     |  Brittany Spanos

    When Tiësto plays a festival — in the next few months he's got Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Europe, Tomorrowland and Made in America on his schedule — his sets last for little more than an hour. Last night, before a New York City gig celebrating the release of new LP A Town Called Paradise, rehearsals alone lasted three. "I have eight live performers tonight," the superstar DJ told Rolling Stone in between rehearsals and showtime. "When I don't have the...  | More »

  • Deadmau5 on EDM: 'It'll Eventually F--k Itself So Hard'

    June 16, 2014 11:10 AM ET
     |  Ryan Reed

    Deadmau5 is one of the most successful EDM artists (and brands) on the planet, but the beloved producer is losing respect for the scene he dominates. He makes that stance apparent in an expletive-laced new interview with London Evening Standard, likening the genre to a sinking ship. “As they say, the rat is the first one to jump off the boat when it starts going down, and that’s kind of what’s happening," he says of the EDM trend currently dominating pop charts an...  | More »

  • Hear Paul Oakenfold Cover Trance Favorites in New Mix

    June 12, 2014 8:35 AM ET
     |  Nick Murray

    Next Friday, Paul Oakenfold will release Trance Mission, a new album featuring covers — not remixes — of a few of his favorite tracks from the past 25 years. "A remix uses parts from the original composition whereas a cover uses nothing except the notation of the original riff," the DJ explains in a statement. "I didn’t want to be restricted in any way by having to use parts from the originals and in doing so fall into the ranks of other remixers." 30 Best EDM Albums of All...  | More »

  • Hear Nero's Exclusive 'Satisfy' Mix

    June 11, 2014 3:00 PM ET
     |  Nick Murray

    Last month, Nero posted a hard new house track called "Satisfy" to their Soundcloud page, and 1 million streams later, the group is premiering a follow-up "Satisfy Mix" with RS Dance. After opening with a composition from German electronic artist Alva Noto, the group pick up the pace with their own "Won't You Be There" before playing a Trentemøller remix of Moby's "Go," a track Eric Prydz released under his "Cirez D" moniker and older jams from Daft Punk and Joey Be...  | More »

  • La Roux on Sexier, Cheekier New LP

    June 6, 2014 1:45 PM ET
     |  Nick Murray

    In 2009, La Roux's self-titled debut was a surprise hit, a collection of bouncy electro that came along at the right time and spawned a pair of trans-Atlantic hits, "In for the Kill" and "Bulletproof." Half a decade later, the singer and producer known offstage as Elly Jackson is ready to release a follow-up, and the way she tells it, the new record – Trouble in Paradise, out July 8th – will be a warmer affair, one enlivened by a full band and featuring songs that have b...  | More »

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