1. Coachella 2012: 10 Best Performances of Both Weekends

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT This year, Southern California got two Coachellas for the price of one. The unprecedented model of having identical festivals on consecutive weekends not only meant that more fans got to have fun in the blazing sun, it also gave the artists two chances to bring their A-game to the desert. Set…

  2. Cosmic Opera Combines Rave, Classical and Acrobatics at Premiere NYC Gig

    February 24, 2012 12:42 PM EST Axwell of Swedish House Mafia Headlined the Party at Hammerstein Ballroom Rave with a Classical theme was on tap at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan last night (Feb. 23). Cosmic Opera, a new show aiming to combine the symphonies and arias of centuries past with modern-day house music,…

  3. The Beat Generation: Electronic Dance Music Emerges as the Sound of Young America

    December 11, 2011 10:00 AM EST How Electric Daisy Carnival, Skrillex, Deadmau5 & More Ignited Music in 2011 It happened in concert venues and arenas, where crowds of thousands sang along to beats instead of words . It happened in parks and open fields, where young people wore fuzzy animal ears and talked about peace,…

  4. Swedish House Mafia Announce Massive Headlining Gigs in New York, London

    September 23, 2011 4:15 PM EDT Swedish House Mafia 's Masquerade Motel event in March 2011 practically shut down Miami Beach, with thousands of partiers dancing on the sand. Now, the DJ/producer trio is ready to go even bigger. The Swedish dance collective announced today that it will play a couple of historic…

  5. Electric Daisy Carnival: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    June 27, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Now in its 15th year, west coast dance music festival Electric Daisy Carnival has been the subject of raised eyebrows in the public and in the industry for its enormous popularity and boundary-pushing events. In a recent move from the Los Angeles Coliseum to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway,…

  6. Electric Daisy Carnival Kicks Off: Is Las Vegas America's Answer to Ibiza?

    June 25, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Las Vegas is known internationally for its casinos and hotels, but the city is fast becoming Mecca for 35-and-under dance music fans hell-bent on hedonistic thrills set to a pulsing soundtrack -- day and night. Look no further than this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival, where headliners…

  7. Swedish House Mafia Turns International Dance Music Biz On Its Head

    June 11, 2011 8:00 AM EDT In the fall of 2010, the international dance music industry was locked in a bitter custody dispute. At risk: ownership of the month of March in Miami. On Nov. 16, the industry confab Winter Music Conference announced that it was splintering from the Ultra Music Festival, a three-day all-ages…

  8. Ultra Music Festival 2011: Top 10 Performances

    March 29, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The days were hot and long; the crowds were big and young. But the 13th annual Ultra Music Festival filled its purpose: Stating in no uncertain terms that electronic dance music has found its biggest audience since its inception in the youth of America. Seen & Heard Friday | Seen &…

  9. Swedish House Mafia, "Until One"

    October 29, 2010 2:36 PM EDT This Stockholm-based DJ outfit scored a dance hit earlier this year with "One (Your Name)," its hard-hitting collaboration with Pharrell Williams of N*E*R*D . But separately, the men of Swedish House Mafia - Axwell , Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello -have been rocking…

  10. Maxwell and Erykah Badu / June 26, 2010 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    June 28, 2010 3:05 PM EDT M axwell's Saturday night (June 26) concert at Madison Square Garden was also a homecoming for the R&B star, who held back tears while thanking loyal fans for making his childhood dream come true. "I came from a very simple background," said the East New York native, who…

  11. Maxwell, Jill Scott Gear Up for 'Summer' Tour

    May 07, 2010 9:37 AM EDT M axwell says that his upcoming tour with Jill Scott is "my dream come true, basically." The two R&B singers kick off a 20-show run on May 21 in Cleveland. Maxwell will close each night, but he tells Billboard.com that he's hoping he and Scott will collaborate at some point…

  12. 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…

  13. Elvis, Kanye West Share Top Honors On U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the week of the 30th anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 19) with RCA's new two-CD compilation "The King." In the week of the 30th anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley returned to the top of the U.K. album…

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