1. Exclusive: Sasha Premieres 'Vapourspace (Intro Mix),' First Solo Material In 4 Years

    March 06, 2015 8:33 PM EST Sasha knows how to make an entrance. The Welsh legend's recent DJ sets have begun with a slowly shifting soundscape marked by panned bass drones and distant percolating arpeggiators. As it turns out, the atmospheric introduction is the second track on his first EP of solo material…

  2. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift reared its head in the debate following…

  3. Michelle Obama Endorses Heavy D & Chubb Rock; Sings 'We Got Our Own Thang'

    September 19, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Beyoncé isn't the only artist on First Lady Michelle Obama's playlist. During her appearance on Orlando's 102 Jamz' Back In the Day Buffet yesterday (Sept. 18), Michelle Obama shared her love for old-school hip-hop by co-signing Heavy D & the Boyz' and Chubb Rock …

  4. Jay-Z, Beyonce Event Raises $4 Million for Obama

    September 19, 2012 8:50 AM EDT After an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman in New York on Tuesday, President Barack Obama picked up a cool $4 million at a fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the 40/40 Club. One hundred donors in suits and dresses sat on sofas in a large, dark glassy room at Jay-Z's…

  5. Nicki Minaj Pledges Support for Obama

    September 10, 2012 9:55 PM EDT No, Nicki Minaj did not endorse Mitt Romney last week. Yes, she rapped in a Lil Wayne track that, "I'm a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney," however it turns out she was just playing a character. Obama called it during an interview with Orlando, Florida radio station, Power 95…

  6. May 1, 2009

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – 1,581 guitarists break a Guinness World Record when they simultaneously play Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe” in the town square of Wrocław, Poland. 2006 – Rapper Big Hawk (born John Edward Hawkins) of Screwed Up Click dies of gunshot wounds in Houston at the age of 36. 2001 – Huey Lewis and…

  7. Basement Jaxx, Tiësto Top Creamfields Lineup

    April 06, 2009 9:31 AM EDT Basement Jaxx, Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk and Dizzee Rascal have been confirmed as the headline acts for the 2009 U.K. Creamfields Festival. The two-day event will be held at Daresbury, Cheshire on Aug. 29 to 30. Other live acts confirmed to appear at the long-running dance event, which celebrated…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. A 2005 - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. A 2005 - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands…

  10. Digweed, MSTRKRFT Make Touring Tag Team

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST DJ John Digweed and dance rock outfit MSTRKRFT will team up for the first Diamonds 07 tour this spring, Billboard.com can reveal. The trek begins March in Portland, Ore., and will run through March 31 DJ John Digweed and dance rock outfit MSTRKRFT will team up for the first Diamonds 07 tour…

  11. Lily Allen Plots U.S. Invasion With EP, Shows

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -year-old U.K. rapper Lily Allen will release her debut album, "Alright, Still," Jan. 30 in the United States via Capitol. It will be preceded on Sept. 26 by the four-song digital EP "Smile." 21-year-old U.K. rapper Lily Allen will release her debut album, "Alright,…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Singer/actress Vanessa L. Williams gives birth to a daughter in New York. The child, Sasha, is the first for Williams and her husband, L.A. Lakers forward Rick Fox.<br clear="none"/><br 2005 - Performances from some of the world's most popular…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>A record 50,000 fans turn out for the fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., headlined by Radiohead and the Cure. 2004 - A record 50,000 fans turn out for the fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., headlined by…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD…

  15. Half A Million Crowd Berlin's Love Parade

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Berlin's main park was transformed Saturday into a sea of gyrating techno fans, blowing whistles and dancing ecstatically to booming beats as the German capital's Love Parade hit the streets Downtown Berlin's main park was transformed Saturday into a sea of gyrating…

  16. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

  17. New Year's Eve Dance Events Mount

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dance music revelers in Los Angeles will be torn between two massive raves this New Year's Eve, with Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT leading an.. Dance music revelers in Los Angeles will be torn between two massive raves this New Year's Eve, with Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT…