Let’s be real: in the recent past, rock music — specifically hard rock, punk, metal, and their many offshoots — has been relatively underground. Sure, huge bands like Guns N’ Roses and Foo Fighters have remained in the public eye their …
From established titles such as Tomorrowland and Creamfields to newer entrants such as Untold and Airbeat One, there is absolutely no festival across the continent for EDM fans, big-room house, trance and any other dance music style. After much deliberation, we have selected ten favorites (not in some order). Tomorrowland Festival Line: The Chainsmokers, Armin… Continue reading EDM and Dance Festivals in Europe
Chances are, you’ve heard many of these sounds countless times. Whether it’s the garbled chatter snipped from Masters at Work’s ‘The Ha Dance’ or the distorted TR-808 kick of Musical Mob’s ‘Pulse X’, these samples and synthesizer bleeps make up the architecture of modern dance music and are littered throughout SoundCloud and YouTube, often well… Continue reading Sounds That Define Modern Music
Dance music is about the beat—no one denies it. Beyond the beat, electronic dance music has, over the last decade or so, also been about the BPM and the occasional mixing of genres, as when Diplo embraced trap and moombahton. But as the major commercial wave of EDM has rolled back a bit, other sounds… Continue reading Popular Styles in Electronic Music
From the grittiest basement to the most polished party palace, we love clubs! Say what you want about five-day festivals with hundreds of headliners vying for your attention, the heart and soul of dance music is its club scene. That’s where the music comes to life; where people are squeezed in tight, dancing together in… Continue reading Analyzing This Year’s Key Trends
For one night only, legendary nightclub fabric will be transformed into an exclusive exhibition detailing the rise of Club Cultures across Europe over the last 50 years. 150 rare photographs will be curated and displayed for a fleeting four hours. What makes this event so unique is the union of club cultures across numerous countries… Continue reading Dance Revolution: What Was Changed?