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5 musical moments that shook the crowd at Suwannee Hulaween 2017 [Event Review]

 15 musical moments that shook the crowd at Suwannee Hulaween 2017 (Event Review)Suwannee Hulaween has just turned five, but that’s not the festival’s only accomplishment in 2017. The Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat-partnered event has cemented itself as the south’s premiere fall festival; held inside the eminent musical venue of Florida’s Suwannee Music Park at Spirit Lake, the event boasts […]

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Watch The Knocks make a ‘Knock-Tail’ as Supply NY debuts the first episode of its new content series, Buzzin

 Posters thickly plastered on New York City surfaces are rarely the visual centerpieces of its metropolitan landscape — nor do they elicit the attention of the throngs of passersby in pursuit of their respective destinations. However, in 2013, a visionary walking though Chinatown on his way to the Tribeca Grand took notice. Griffin Camper’s gaze drifted […]

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KSHMR talks about his upcoming India tour, Dharma Worldwide, and his recent collaboration with Hardwell [Interview]

Few EDM acts are as renowned or globally influential as KSHMR, the brainchild of Indo-American producer and former member of The Cataracs Niles Hollowell-Dhar. Despite commencing his solo act in 2014, he’s already notched several accomplishments in his belt. In 2015, he earned the title of DJ Mag’s “Highest New Entry” on their annual Top 100 ranking at a […]

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Sacha Robotti dishes on living and breathing music, sloths, and tour life [Interview]

When one’s passion is ardent enough, that which ignites it will eventually take over all aspects of life. Sacha Robotti — Dirtybird’s well-loved, Belgian-raised clan member — is an embodiment of this idea, having come to a realization well into his professional life that he was meant to pursue a career as an electronic musician.Music had clearly […]

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Slow Magic asserts clear artistic vision and transcends place in third studio album, ‘Float’ [Interview + Album Review]

Music lovers around the world are familiar with the legendary Colorado venue Red Rocks. Artists dream of playing the world-class outdoor venue for sometimes their entire careers.Slow Magic is one of the lucky ones chosen to share his music there as an opening act for ODESZA, and he vivdly recalls the myriad of emotions coursing through […]

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Slow Magic asserts clear artistic vision and transcends place in third studio album, ‘Float’ [Interview + Album Review]

Music lovers around the world are familiar with the legendary Colorado venue Red Rocks. Artists dream of playing the world-class outdoor venue for sometimes their entire careers.Slow Magic is one of the lucky ones chosen to share his music there as an opening act for ODESZA, and he vivdly recalls the myriad of emotions coursing through […]

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AC Slater obstructs the norm in debut album ‘Outsiders’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

The premier innovator of the revolutionary party brand Night Bass Aaron Clevenger — otherwise known as AC Slater — defines his creative integrity in the form of his debut album, Outsiders. Hailed as ‘the king of heavy bass house in America,’ the artist has grown his creative brand from the ground up, rising above the ranks and […]

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5 reasons to never miss a Bassnectar curated event [Event Review]

 15 reasons to never miss a Bassnectar curated eventBassCenter has cemented itself as Bassnectar‘s most-anticipated event of the year among his cult-like family following. Set inside the famed indoor venue of Hampton Colosseum in Hampton, Virginia this year, the event offers 3-days of top-notch “underground” bass music curation to fans, alongside a plethora of other live acts and interactive community building […]

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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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