1. CODE Picks of the Week: Empire of the Sun, Hardwell and More

    September 06, 2013 5:18 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Empire Of The Sun: "DNA" (Alex Metric remix) [Astralwerks] British producer Alex Metric joins Calvin Harris this week posting…

  2. Cassy’s Top 10 Songs You Need to Own On Vinyl

    August 28, 2013 12:16 PM EDT She doesn’t wear a mouse head, write Top 40 hits, or make six figures for a single Las Vegas performance. But London-born, Berlin-based Cassy is one of the foremost resident DJs in the world, with regular sets at leading underground clubs Panoramabar (Berlin), Trouw (Amsterdam), Rex Club …

  3. CODE Picks of the Week: Sam Smith, Basement Jaxx and More

    August 23, 2013 3:28 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Sam Smith: “Safe With Me” (Tourist Remix) Even if Sam Smith wanted to escape his destiny as the consummate voice of the house music…

  4. CODE Picks of the Week: Yolanda Be Cool, Steve Angello, Fenech-Soler and More

    August 16, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Yolanda Be Cool: "Sweat Naked" (Etienne de Crécy remix) [Dim Mak] After creating one of the biggest crossover hits in the…

  5. George Strait: The Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    August 16, 2013 11:30 AM EDT In a rare interview, the King of Country discusses the final shows on the Cowboy Rides Away tour and his lifelong "knack for picking good songs" By any measure, George Strait is one of the most successful, well-known country music artists in history. But, for all his achievements…

  6. Pop Shop Picks: Frankie Rose, Cash Cash, Sam Smith & More

    August 09, 2013 6:04 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! FRANKIE ROSE "Sorrow…

  7. Annie Appreciation: Examining The Influence of The Norwegian Pop Not-Quite-Star

    August 08, 2013 11:58 AM EDT Long before this year's great "The A&R EP," Annie's impact on indie music's relationship to pop was quietly huge. Casual pop fans could easily be forgiven for not knowing who Annie -- full name Anne Lilia Berge-Strand -- is. Unless you lived in Norway, Annie&…

  8. Kate Nash Dazzles At Billboard Party In Chicago

    August 02, 2013 4:24 PM EDT Half Moon Run and Blondfire rock Billboard's pre-Lollapalooza bash. Billboard kicked off Lollapalooza 2013 with an impromptu "Grrl Gang," as Kate Nash asked a group of fans at the Billboard Pre Party, presented by Cotton, to help her thrash through a roaring cover of Fidlar…

  9. DJ EDX Announces Contest to Fly on His 'No Xcuses' Private Jet

    July 23, 2013 12:27 PM EDT One lucky fan will get a trip to Ibiza to hang with the DJ when he opens for Avicii. One of the many perks of being a successful DJ is the way you get to travel. When you’re opening for Avicii, economy airfare just won’t do. You fly private. If you don’t happen to park a G6 of your own in…

  10. Ty Segall Goes Acoustic, Confronts Family Loss in Psych-Folk 'Sleeper'

    July 22, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Ty Segall isn't slowing down, he just needs a moment. It's been eight months since the 26-year-old California garage rocker last released an album of new material, a mere calendar blip for most artists, but ages for Segall, who has put out more than a dozen LPs and many more EPs…

  11. Earl Sweatshirt Performs 'Doris' Songs At NYC Show

    July 16, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Earl Sweatshirt's "secret" show yesterday (July 15) was at Ludlow Garage -- an auto repair shop. Cameras on tripods, microphones and DJ equipment replaced automobile tools; FADER affiliates replaced oil-covered mechanics; and Odd Future fans and media-related persons replaced…

  12. CODER Picks of the Week: A-Trak, Machinedrum, Krewella, and More

    July 12, 2013 1:37 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Tshepo and Eric have to say. Phoenix: “Trying To Be Cool” (A-Trak Remix) [Glassnote] “Trying To Be Cool” is the closest Phoenix has come to their “United” and…

  13. Venerated NY Tennis Stadium to Stage a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:49 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stirring music venue, tucked into a leafy…

  14. AC Slater, 'Out Here': First Listen and Exclusive Q&A

    July 02, 2013 2:04 PM EDT The Trouble & Bass DJ talks about the disappearance of mid-level clubs and exploding ticket prices. For the last five years, AC Slater has built a solid reputation as one fourth of eclectic Brooklyn DJ crew slash label Trouble & Bass along with Drop The Lime, Star Eyes, and The…

  15. Glastonbury 2013: Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Cat Power Deliver

    July 01, 2013 1:27 PM EDT Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream and Vampire Weekend -- plus good weather -- highlight a jam-packed festival Over 500 bands, DJs and artists played this year's Glastonbury festival, but history will record the 2013 edition of the legendary U.K. festival for one performance above…

  16. Big Deal, 'Swapping Spit': Exclusive Video Premiere and Q&A

    June 20, 2013 1:40 PM EDT In the video for their new single "Swapping Spit," Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe of Big Deal thought they'd try something they've never done in a video before: playing their instruments.  "Every other video we've done, it would always just be me and Alice…

  17. Toad the Wet Sprocket Caught Off Guard By Fan Support for New Album

    June 19, 2013 1:11 PM EDT When Toad the Wet Sprocket made the decision to bring "New Constellation", their first set of fresh material in 16 years, to Kickstarter they had set a cost limit of $50,000 and promised investors they'd get to hear the album the moment the band reached their goal.…

  18. Gimme Five: Frankmusik's Favorite Pop Albums

    June 18, 2013 5:47 PM EDT The singer-songwriter describes his Daft Punk love and why he'll never watch "The Bodyguard" in Pop Shop's latest Gimme Five. Frankmusik has been incredibly busy lately: the British pop artist is in the midst of his first headlining U.S. tour and just released his…

  19. Eats Everything feat. Justin Martin, 'The Gettup': First Listen

    June 07, 2013 1:39 PM EDT The U.K. producer on his two-year ascent to house stardom, and his close musical relationship with fellow “idiot” Justin Martin. “Man, it’s hot,” exclaims Eats Everything, aka Dan Pearce, as much to himself as anyone around him. It’s early evening on Saturday June 1, and he’s standing under…

  20. Disclosure: The New Faces of House Music Talk About Creating Their 'Settle' Album

    June 05, 2013 1:12 PM EDT The Disclosure brothers discuss the origins of the beyond-their-years sounds of debut album. A few days before the release of their debut “Settle” – an album which is already being hailed as the EDM generation’s conversion experience to “real” house music, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence…

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