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Calvin Harris lets fans engage him in impromptu Twitter Q&A

Calvin Harris took a short break yesterday from cranking out number No. 1 records and posing for Armani underwear spreads to engage in a slew of Twitter exchanges with fans on the state of his music and “EDM” at large. The Scottish “Feel So Close” producer answered music and non-music-related inquiries alike with a bit […]

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Amazon’s new crime drama set in Germany’s underground techno scene is now streaming

Amazon studios have released a new drama series titled Beat. The show follows promoter Robert “Beat” Schlag, who embodies the essence of the deepest depths of Berlin’s underground techno scene. After Beat is recruited by the European Secret Services for his connections, he discovers how dirty the floor is when the lights come up. The show, which is […]

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Gesaffelstein teases new music in cryptic video ahead of impending comeback campaign

Move over Swedish House Mafia, there’s another electronic act that’s hot on the comeback trail. Gesaffelstein‘s three year hiatus is officially coming to an end, with the French luminary recently finalizing a deal with Columbia Records for a comeback campaign due to begin any minute now. The first sign of Mike Lévy’s potential resurfacing came […]

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Teksupport brings rare Maceo Plex Mosaic show stateside

It’s not often that Maceo Plex‘ name appears stateside; he only comes to his homeland a handful of times each year. Even rarer is his Mosaic party series, which began as a residency as Pacha but has since evolved into a global institution for the avant garde of dance music. The award-winning series has only […]

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Ultra calls out Key Biscayne mayor-elect for ‘defamatory’ remarks

The going has certainly been tough for the internationally celebrated Ultra Miami to obtain new stomping grounds after the city stripped it of its longtime Bayfront Park housing this past September. The tumultuous process has reached new levels of discord after the Mayor-Elect of Key Biscayne Mike Davey issued the festival and its organizers some […]

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LA’s underground unites on Understated Recordings’ first ‘All Of U|S’ compilation

Since its inception two years ago, LA’s Understated has been an ever-present force in the city’s vibrant underground scene. Championing top-tier talent across techno, tech house and more, the outfit built a self-contained community of passionate musicians and fans. The label arm of that community, Understated Recordings, is an extension of that tight-knit feel – […]

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Anderson .Paak vigorously spits bars on second single off ‘Oxnard’ album, ‘Who R U?’

The debut single from Anderson .Paak’s forthcoming third studio album, “Tints” offered a funky first taste of Oxnard sound. .Paak now expands that palette via the release of “Who R U?,” the second song to precede the production, which is slated to arrive on November 16. Comparatively more aggressive in its flow than the Kendrick Lamar-assisted, ’70s-inflected […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine, Vol. 152: featuring ATTLAS, Icarus, Khåen, + more

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying. Bristol’s Icarus brethren avoid flying too close to the sun, with this ambient house offering, “October.” Instead, like a […]

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Breaking: EDC Orlando’s main stage catches fire on second night [Video]

Today, November 10, as the Orlando installation of Electric Daisy Carnival in Tinker Field entered into its second night, a fire brought festivities to a temporary halt. Bass music producer Kayzo had recently begun his set on the Kinetic Fields stage when a fire erupted on the top right corner of the structure, as seen […]

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Wavedash and QUEST are back at it again with snarling new single, ‘BSTRD’ via Gud Vibrations

When Wavedash and QUEST collaborate, magical things happen – dark, twisted, bass-music-from-another-dimension magic to be exact. Whether co-crafting classic dubstep fare or linking for a full EPs, the group of producers always bring their A-game when creating together. Their latest single “BSTRD” unquestionably that continues that streak, with the added distinction of being among the first […]

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Watch REZZ unveil anticipated remix of Porter Robinson’s ‘Divinity’ [VIDEO]

REZZ remixes always bring originals into her dark and trippy sonic realm in a way that piques max-level curiosity. So, when the mau5trap star announced via Twitter that she was tackling a song from Porter Robinson‘s beautiful and canonized Worlds LP, the hype was, unsurprisingly, instant. Just a day after revealing that the remix  in question […]

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Boys Noize’s new ELAX alter-ego announces debut performance, drops Friendship Mix ahead of cruise

Boys Noize is amid the launch of his new solo side project, ELAX, and since the new moniker’s tantalizing debut, “Reaktor” on Solomun‘s Diynamic imprint over the summer, fans have been eager to find out what Alex Ridha actually has up his sleeve. Now, it appears the project is ready to fully materialize with the […]

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Adventure Club are the latest to remix Virtual Self’s ‘Ghost Voices’

Adventure Club has dropped their remix of Virtual Self‘s “Ghost Voices.” The French Canadian duo joins the ranks of Arty, Shadient and many others who have shown their love and admiration for the 2017 standout track from Porter Robinson’s latest side project, taking on the challenge of remixing a scintillating original into their own. Porter Robinson himself […]

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 64

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. Listen in playlist format here. […]

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Whethan exudes kinetic electronic energy on debut EP, ‘Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1’

The formal release of his debut EP, Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1, grew Whethan‘s blossoming career as an electronic wunderkind into full bloom. The 19-year-old emblem of sonic versatility has progressively attracted and engaged an audience through a steady stream of singles and remixes, but offers listeners a a more robust look at his sound through the […]

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Chicago’s Spring Awakening Fest in a bind after preemptive location change announcement

Spring Awakening Music Festival, the largest strictly electronic music festival in the Midwest, is set on returning to Chicago for its eighth year this June–but with the festival’s home base for the past few years (after leaving its original Soldier Field housing), Addams/Medill Park, purportedly under construction, the fest has called an audible and has […]

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Here’s where and when to catch Avicii’s ‘True Stories’ documentary in theaters

On the heels of its recent qualification for Oscar consideration, the much-talked-about “Avicii: True Stories” documentary is headed to theaters at the end of the year in order to complete its eligibility. Now, fans can begin planning their pilgrimage to the emotional doc’s theater debuts, with a limited theatrical run hitting New York City’s Cinema […]

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Costa Rica’s Envision Festival delivers impeccably curated full 2019 music lineup

The world’s most eco-friendly festival is returning to Costa Rica, and for their 2019 edition, Envision Festival has programmed one of their finest lineups yet. While the event is branded as a music festival, Envision would be more appropriately described as a permaculture and yoga retreat, offering attendees a tropical jungle getaway, accented with music, […]

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Skrillex teams up with Elohim on her OWSLA debut single, ‘Connect’ [WATCH]

Elohim makes her OWSLA debut, dropping a new track co-produced by Skrillex, “Connect,” with an accompanying music video. Combining Elohim’s emotive vocals with Skrillex’s signature vocal chop melodies and sharp drum production, “Connect” creates an uplifting atmosphere, lined by shimmering notes and warm harmonies. The LA-based singer/songwriter’s voice has an authentic feel and defined crispness […]

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