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Walker & Royce dig deeper, discuss the art of the album, & Dirtybird Campout preceding upcoming album ‘Self Help’ [Interview]

“Birds of a feather flock together” — so goes the proverbial phrase for those whose indistinguishable interests, ideas, and characteristics converge. In the pantheon of propelling tech and bass house to unforeseen heights lies the nest of a rather zany flock of birds. The Dirtybird nest — overseen by the venerable Claude VonStroke — hosts all kinds of crudeness, lewdness, depth, and […]

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From Harvard to the mainstage, Elephante discusses his unconventional entrance into the music industry [Interview]

As Tim Wu stepped foot onto Harvard University’s campus, he never would have predicted that four years of an economic degree and one of the best consulting jobs later, he would be turning in his resignation letter. Neither would he have predicted that he would willingly trade everything he had worked so hard for to be […]

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From Harvard to the mainstage, Elephante discusses his unconventional entrance into the music industry [Interview]

As Tim Wu stepped foot onto Harvard University’s campus, he never would have predicted that four years of an economic degree and one of the best consulting jobs later, he would be turning in his resignation letter. Neither would he have predicted that he would willingly trade everything he had worked so hard for to be […]

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The 2017 Oregon Eclipse Gathering: An event in totality [Event Review]

As thick dust clouds covered the secluded desert terrain of Big Summit Prairie, Oregon, flocks of eclipse chasers converged onto Ochoco National Forest with its 360 degree views of mountainous pines for the Oregon Eclipse festival that would soon unfold. Their ultimate mission was to view the magic of totality, which occurred between 9-10am on Aug. 21, 2017, among thirty […]

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What the hell does it mean to be a producer in 2017?

It’s 2014, and 60,000 festival attendees at Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival are staring expectantly up towards a sea of lights and a DJ board. Over the course of the weekend, they’ll watch Pharrell Williams, Zedd, and Calvin Harris light up the desert sky, but now, they stand and wait for two men whom […]

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Bassnectar makes his ‘Return to the Mothership’ this weekend with BassCenter X

For its tenth anniversary, Lorin Ashton is bringing his iconic BassCenter gathering to Virginia’s Hampton Colosseum for a specially curated three-night run. Recently, Bassnectar spoke to fans in an hour-long Reddit AMA and revealed some insider details into the event.He’s deemed the occasion as “the Return to the Mothership,” which harpoons back to nostalgia of Bassnectar/Pretty Lights co-headlining show, BassLights, from 2012-15. Since the show’s cancellation, […]

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For its flaws, SoundCloud is still the best streaming service on Earth [Editorial]

Amid worrying reports that SoundCloud may well and truly be over the hill, it’s been easy for the music community to get carried away preparing obituaries for the stream titan that cite a lack of management expertise, flawed revenue model, and ill-treatment of fresh talent as root causes of an untimely demise.However, to call SoundCloud ‘dead’ […]

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“This is what’s in my blood,” Markus Schulz reveals the dark inspirations behind his gut-wrenching new project [Interview]

When veteran producer Markus Schulz first tapped into his Dakota alter ego, he had no idea it would haunt him for the better part of a decade.Originally an outlet for Schulz’s darker, deeper techno-oriented side, Dakota’s sound belied the uplifting, fan facing live sets for which he was known. Eventually, the producer came to understand that Dakota was far more than an […]

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