Archive | EDM

Looking back on Coachella: A festival that eloquently mirrors our post-EDM world

It’s not hard to find electronic music at Coachella. In fact, one could argue it’s the new star of the show.  A newly-minted superstar Skrillex played his first set at the festival in 2011, joining other rising legends like Steve Angello and Afrojack in welcoming an imminent paradigm shift for the future of dance music […]

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New Music Friday Ft. Avicii, J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, Ariana Grande, Rae Sremmurd, Travis Scott, Halsey, Calvin Harris, Khalid

RIP Avicii. Following you from the start was something special, and you will be missed more than you can imagine. Rest easy man. Continue Reading at http://fistintheair.com

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Exclusive Premiere: West Coast Massive – ‘Until We Die Young’

Alex Bandes & Steven Girardi of West Coast Massive met at a college party in Virginia during the Spring of 2015. After knowing each other for just a week, they decided to move in together for the summer and spend all their time producing music. It’s a good thing that they did: ‘Until We Die […]

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9 Acts To See At Ultra Music Festival 2018 + Set Times

Featured Photo by Alex G Perez This is a very special year for several reasons. Reason one, it’s the 20th anniversary of what some would say is the best music festival in North America. Reason two, there are rumors that Swedish House Mafia could reform at this year’s festival. Reason three, the unknown that comes […]

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Ultra Music Festival Reveals Full 2018 Lineup & Day By Day Schedule

Ultra Music Festival has finally unveiled the “full” lineup for their 20th anniversary. We say “full” because it comes with a few mysterious headliners. Closing out Friday will be DJ Snake followed by Axwell Ingrosso; On Saturday you’ll hear Marshmello and The Chainsmokers last, and Sunday will be David Guetta followed by one of those […]

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Ultra Music Festival 2018 Reveals Phase 2 Lineup Ft. JAUZ, Alan Walker, What So Not, Matoma, GTA & Tons More

Just in case the star-studded Phase 1 lineup of Ultra Music Festival 2018 didn’t get you going, the support that’s been added is next level as well. You’ll get to experience all sides of EDM, from the catchy upbeat tunes that Alan Walker, Matoma, Lost Kings will bring, to the heavy hitters like JAUZ, GTA […]

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Virtual Self & the State of Electronic Music: Keeping art authentic in the face of a swallowed up culture

Porter Robinson is either a tortured soul, or the “tortured artist” personae is one that works to his favor. His love of electronic music and simultaneous disdain for “EDM” culture is a complicated and genuine struggle, much like his highly self-critical relationship with his own music. But there’s something authentic and thoughtful in the way Robinson goes […]

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Post vs Pop: the growing divide within EDM

2017 marked a tumultuous year in EDM’s history. With artists like Kygo, Martin Garrix, DJ Snake, and The Chainsmokers all enjoying streaming counts ascending into the hundred millions — some even reaching one billion — the genre has never reached such ubiquitous popularity. But as it continues to evolve, it’s evident that growing factions within it have become increasingly entrenched, and […]

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