Afrojack talks about his upcoming double album, plus defends his pop collaborations (he produced four tracks on Pitbull's new "Global Warming") and shoots down Deadmau5's controversial "press play" position that EDM artists pre-program their performances.
Scottish producer-DJ Calvin Harris' "18 Months," which debuted atop the U.K. album chart in November, returned to the summit yesterday (Sunday) with a 7-1 climb. Emeli Sandé's "Our Version Of Events," which fell to second place, nevertheless claimed another record, for the most consecutive weeks in the U.K. top ten for a debut solo artist album from its point of release, with 47. James Arthur's "Impossible" continued to top the singles chart.
The first round of artists for this year's supersized Ultra Music Festival has been announced, with titans of electronic dance music including deadmau5, Tiesto and David Guetta all on board to play both weekends of the Miami event. As previously reported, Swedish House Mafia have chosen Ultra as the final show of their "One Last Tour."
After an estimated 300 gigs and living in hotels during the past two years, Skrillex has new digs and is planning to "be taking a lot of time off in the next year" in order to dig into making some new music
From Madonna hitting a rave to a billionaire financier buying one, 2012 was full of unbelievable moments for EDM and its artists. Here we touch on 10 top moments in the genre's most formative year thus far.
The sixth installment of DJ Earworm's "United State of Pop" series, which mashes up 25 of the year's biggest pop smashes into one bite-sized single, hit the web on Sunday (Dec. 16) in the form of a new lyric video.
Twitter's bass music contingency has been all a-wobble since last Thursday, when Skrillex and the team of OWSLA, his digital-only indie label, started hyping a mysterious new hashtag: #thenest. Announced today, The Nest is a subscription-based OWSLA imprint, much like a digital fan club. For $12 a month fans will receive all sorts of goodies, both digital and terrestrial, including early access to OWSLA releases, weekly Nest-exclusive downloads from up-and-coming artists, and ticket pre-sales for OWSLA events.
Swedish House Mafia has added an additional New York City date to its farewell tour: on Feb. 28, 2013, the EDM superstars will hold a "black tie rave" at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Afrojack PSY-approved remix of "Gangnam Style" arrives next week and will be way "clubbier" than the original, he tells Billboard exclusively. The DJ/producer also revealed his long awaited debut -- which will include a collab with Chris Brown -- will finally arrive in April.