1. Nicolas Jaar Drops Surprise Album 'Pomegranates'

    June 25, 2015 2:40 AM EDT Nicolas Jaar  may be dance music's least predictable man. Since releasing his meandering and memorable debut Space is Only Noise  in 2011, the Chilean-American talent has managed to avoid putting out a solo successor. Indie Beat: Nicolas Jaar on Building a Label for Digital Natives His…

  2. Exclusive Premiere: Jerome LOL ft. Sara Z's 'All That I Am'

    October 21, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Los Angeles-based producer Jerome LOL , a.k.a. Jerome Potter , might have a meme-worthy (dare we say lolworthy ?) name, but his output is very much rooted in classic house beats and vocal samples. "All That I Am," a new track featuring his sometime collaborator, the understated…

  3. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 7:08 PM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Denver, Oakland, Montreal and Boston --…

  4. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, and…

  5. Uncharted Territory: Traphik Stays Put, Nicolas Jaar and Maddi Jane Move Up

    March 04, 2011 6:26 PM EST Someday, Traphik will not be the No. 1 artist on Uncharted , Billboard's newest chart for emerging artists that features independent, never-before-charted musicians who are breaking new ground in the world of digital engagement. But at this rate, it probably won't happen until he…