1. CODE Picks of the Week: Katy B, Gorgon City, Acharné and More

    January 10, 2014 3:58 PM EST This week the CODE crew look at some of its favorite dance tracks that have started 2014 on the right note. Katy B, “Crying For No Reason” (MORRI$ remix) [Sony] MORRI$ Breaks up the dance-pop party of the original for a surprisingly epic jam, unabashedly featuring Katy B’s vocal chops.…

  2. Carlos Santana Reunites With Former Bandmate, Now Homeless

    December 23, 2013 2:51 AM EST A news reporter for a San Francisco television station has reunited rock guitarist Carlos Santana with a former bandmate he hadn't seen in decades and who now lives on the streets of Oakland. Reporter Stanley Roberts ran into percussionist Marcus "The Magnificent" Malone while…

  3. Gabriella Cilmi Takes The Indie Route on 'The Sting'

    December 20, 2013 10:30 AM EST Gabriella Cilmi has undergone a world of change. The Australian singer still has that earthy, deceptively powerful voice. But much else in her life has been tweaked or shunted. After two albums recorded for one of the world’s most powerful music companies, Cilmi has independently released her…

  4. Grammys 2014: EDM Acts Get Lucky With Dance Category Nominations

    December 07, 2013 1:01 PM EST For the first time in memory, the Grammy dance nomination field didn't only honor the worthy (which it's had a tendency of doing these past few years, Al Walser drama notwithstanding): It reflected what America actually grooved to in 2013. Every song in the "Best Dance…

  5. Gene Kelly's 'Singin' in the Rain' Suit Up For Sale

    December 03, 2013 2:44 AM EST A memorabilia collector is selling the gray wool suit Gene Kelly wore as he joyously danced in a downpour in the Hollywood musical "Singin' in the Rain." The suit is expected to sell for more than $20,000 when Heritage Auctions offers it up Friday in Dallas. Memorabilia…

  6. Dick Dodd, Drummer for the Standells, Dies at 68

    December 02, 2013 5:07 AM EST Dick Dodd, a Mouseketeer who went on to become a member of the Standells, the garage rock pioneers who recorded the Boston sports anthem "Dirty Water," has died. He was 68. Dodd, who also sang and played drums with the surf band the Bel-Airs (the 1961 instrumental "Mr. Moto…

  7. Lady Gaga's Volantis: 7 Things She Said About Her Flying Machine

    November 11, 2013 1:05 PM EST Mother Monster took flight last night and had some inspirational words about how and why it all came together. So before we begin, know this: Lady Gaga believes in every word she says and move she makes. You may not. Last night (Nov. 10), prior to her Jeff Koons-highlighted artRave exhibit,…

  8. Austin Brown Discusses Debut Album & Uncle Michael Jackson's Influence

    November 08, 2013 1:43 PM EST Austin Brown took dance tips from his uncle Michael - but not his last name. Between Michael, Janet and the Jackson 5, pop music’s first family casts a long shadow. But that hasn’t stopped Austin Brown, son of eldest Jackson sister Rebbie Jackson, from shining. Since releasing his debut, …

  9. Mat Zo Makes a Playlist of Music That Moves Him

    November 05, 2013 1:06 PM EST Mat Zo drops his debut album, “Damage Control,” today (Nov. 5) on Astralwerks. We asked him to share with us the key tracks that have inspired his new album as well as his DJ career thus far. Check out his Top 10 (plus one) for a tour through dance music history – from Chemical Brothers to…

  10. The Best of CMJ 2013: 10 Bands to Watch

    October 21, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Flung across a few hundred disparate bars, clubs and basements every October, over 1,000 bands from around the world descend on New York City for CMJ, the five-day music-industry and media conference that condenses and intensifies the city's usual atmosphere of convergence and…

  11. Flume Wins Four At Australia's Independent Music Awards

    October 09, 2013 10:01 AM EDT With four trophies, electronic music producer Harley Streten -- aka Flume -- was the big winner at Australia’s eighth annual Independent Music Awards on Wednesday night. Flume’s self-titled debut won for best independent album and best independent dance/electronica album. He also went on to…

  12. Third Man Records Announce New Dead Weather, Raconteurs Releases

    October 02, 2013 9:43 PM EDT Two of Jack White's bands are back with new releases coming down the line. White's Third Man Records announced today the newest of its Third Man Vault packages, including material from The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, two bands of which the alt-rocker claims membership. The…

  13. Drake Leads Debut-Filled Top Four On Billboard 200

    October 02, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon, Cher and Elton John all stride into the Top 5 in their first weeks of release. The Billboard 200's top four albums are all debuts this week, led by Drake's "Nothing Was the Same," which launches at No. 1 with 658,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  14. Nick Moss Band Return With 'I Want the World To Know': Exclusive Listen

    September 26, 2013 6:50 AM EDT Bluesman Nick Moss is back with new music, an extensive national tour and the promise of a fresh, full-length album early next year. The former Chicago blues purist’s Nick Moss Band has released “I Want the World To Know,” lifted from his upcoming album “Time Ain't Free.” The…

  15. Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Goes on the Market

    September 26, 2013 1:18 AM EDT This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They also can buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress. Cobain's…

  16. Glasser Talks New 'Interiors' Opus, Getting Inspired By Skyscrapers

    September 25, 2013 5:30 PM EDT "Desire is such a fickle friend," says the indie-pop artist, who returns three years after her 2010 debut. "Ultimately, what sort of artist do you want to become?" It's a simple question, but Cameron Mesirow, the singer-songwriter better known as Glasser, isn'…

  17. CBGB Film Festival Lineup Announced

    September 18, 2013 6:45 PM EDT This year's CBGB Music & Film Festival will travel from the Bowery to Broadway with "CBGB" and "Broadway Idiot," the documentary on Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of the musical "American Idiot."  Taking place Oct. 8-13, about 60…

  18. 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…

  19. 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 …

  20. 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…

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