| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Maybe it was pure exhaustion, or maybe everyone's serotonin levels were finally returning to normal. But the final night of Electric Daisy Carnival had an almost dreamy glaze to it.
On Friday night, dudes pounded tequila shots and hoisted girlfriends...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Sometimes, it’s OK to throw the same festival twice.
Dance-music fans scanning the lineup at Saturday’s Hard Day of the Dead festival at L.A. State Historic Park north of downtown might be forgiven for thinking they’d raved themselves...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Here's one sure sign that contemporary electronic dance music is getting better: It's slowing down. The amped-up tempos and overeager productions of the late-EDM era were the last refuge of insecure, overcompensating producers.
That's why "Comfort," the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
This year’s twin-headed music marketing beast of Kanye West and Jay-Z has just sprouted another head, and her name is Lady Gaga. The singer and songwriter has announced the release dates for her new single and the long gestating album that...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:11 PM
One of the more interesting things happening at the fringes of dance music right now is that artists are re-defining what it means to be dancey. In one corner, you’ve got artists like Nicolas Jaar and Maya Jane Coles who play all the big tents at...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Sometimes even the most devoted ravers outgrow their fairy wings and neon bikinis.
The 160,000 people expected to attend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the next two weekends will find a new electronic music tent with the kind of...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 1:14 PM
It’s probably no coincidence that Maya Jane Coles, the 24-year-old British-Japanese producer and one of very few female artists on the bill at Saturday’s HARD Day of the Dead, helmed the best set of the night.
On a bill devoted to skull-...