1. Skylar Grey Will Join Kaskade on 'Atmosphere' Arena Tour, Perform 'Happiness' Collab: Exclusive

    September 24, 2013 1:33 PM EDT After making a surprise appearance during the Miami stop at American Airlines Arena last weekend, Skylar Grey will join Kaskade on the remaining five dates of his “Atmosphere” arena tour, Billboard has learned. She’ll perform their 2011 collaboration “Room For Happiness,” a favorite of…

  2. Zedd and Hayley Williams, 'Stay the Night': Exclusive Behind the Scenes Footage

    September 24, 2013 10:45 AM EDT Zedd released the video for his latest single “Stay The Night” yesterday, and it already has over 750,000 views. Now CODE takes you on-set with an exclusive first look at this behind-the-scenes video, featuring the track’s singer Hayley Williams from Paramore, director Daniel “Cloud”…

  3. Claude Von Stroke on Unleashing 'Urban Animal,' Label-Running, and EDM Pop

    September 23, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The day before tragedy struck Electric Zoo (September 1), cutting short the festival and launching a debate about the future of EDM, Claude Von Stroke put on a DJ-ing clinic inspired by its past. That’s not to say that the music the DJ/producer/label boss, born Barclay Crenshaw, played in…

  4. Dancing With Molly: The EDM Community Has an Honest Conversation About Drugs

    September 20, 2013 1:06 PM EDT In the wake of the Electric Zoo tragedies, artists and industry insiders speak out on the problems and possible solutions. The New York City Medical Examiner has determined that one of the two deaths at New York’s Electric Zoo Festival (August 30 - September 1) was caused by a chemical…

  5. Diplo & Skrillex Debut Jack U Project, New AlunaGeorge Track: Watch Clip Here

    September 17, 2013 4:07 PM EDT Diplo and Skrillex debuted their Jack U side project at the Mad Decent Block Party in San Diego this Sunday (September 15), and premiered a bunch of new music, including a heavy new dubstep anthem with electronic duo AlunaGeorge. Check out the fan-shot video below: "If you're an…

  6. Avicii: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT With "Wake Me Up!" a million-selling Hot 100 No. 5, he's climbing the rock charts, getting CMT play and delivering EDM's biggest moment yet This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. The night sky flashes white with a Zeus…

  7. 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…

  8. Electric Zoo Festival Canceled After Two Deaths

    September 01, 2013 11:01 AM EDT The third day of the Electric Zoo Festival today (September 1) has been canceled due to “serious health risks,” a statement from the New York City government announced and a posting from the festival confirmed. The release on NYC.gov states that two fans had died and at least four…

  9. Avicii, ‘True’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 2:24 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 17 Label: PRMD/Island Def Jam That comely Swedish mug doesn’t imply it, but Avicii’s got the soul of a disruptor. When he trotted out a bluegrass band on Ultra Music Festival’s main stage in March, the crowd cleared and the entire Internet seemed to point and laugh. “I…

  10. Kaskade, ‘Atmosphere’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 2:12 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 10        Label: Ultra Music Dance veteran Kaskade, born Ryan Raddon, settled in to record his eighth studio album, Atmosphere, after a 55-plus-date mega-tour in 2012 that included a Staples Center sellout. “I was just burned out, I guess,” the DJ/producer says. “If I…

  11. Nine Inch Nails, ‘Hesitation Marks’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 1:43 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 3 Label: Columbia The return of Nine Inch Nails from retirement was not inevitable. Since the band signed off in 2009, leader Trent Reznor has done just fine as a husband, father and Academy Award-winning film scorer. Where did NIN’s self-obsessed, sadistic indulgences…

  12. 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 …

  13. Hardstyle: Get To Know the Genre with an Exclusive Psyko Punkz Mix

    August 22, 2013 3:03 PM EDT Dutch brand Q Dance brings the high-octane genre to America. One fan at a time. Warped, distorted synths. A gut-punching, constant, turbo-powered kickdrum -- immediately followed by more bass on the offbeat. Voiceovers from monsters, alien gods and nasty little punks. No need for a drop.…

  14. 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…

  15. CODE Picks of the Week: Dog Blood, Felix Cartal, Ellie Goulding and More

    August 09, 2013 2:45 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. A$AP Rocky: Wild for the Night (Dog Blood Remix) [OWSLA] Dog Blood (aka Skrillex and Boys Noize) caused a stir this week by going all…

  16. Ultra and Flywheel Link Up for 'Dance Your Ass Off (Salsoul Remixes)': Exclusive

    August 08, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Spin parties mark the release of Salsoul remix compilation. Disco’s love affair with roller skates is well-documented (thanks, Heather Graham). Now, the grooviest genre is getting some bigger wheels -- and bigger beats. Ultra Music is partnering with premium spin studio Flywheel to host a…

  17. Tiësto Launches New Radio Show Dedicated to House: Exclusive

    August 02, 2013 2:02 PM EDT “Club Life After Hours” will run every Sunday on the DJ/producer’s Sirius XM channel. After a week that saw him drop a trap-styled remix EP, and promise to release a “full trance album,” Tiësto is adding another genre to his list: house. This Sunday (August 4), the superstar DJ/producer…

  18. John Waite Talks New Live Album, Co-Writing Love and Theft's 'If You Ever Get Lonely'

    August 02, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Rock veteran John Waite has his eye on two different projects -- in two different formats these days. On the recording front, the English musician has just released a new live album entitled "Live All Access." The singer tells Billboard that the decision to record a live album…

  19. Top 6 Tomorrowland Moments You Can Watch Right Now

    July 30, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Recap videos capture the best bits of sets from Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Chuckie and more. If you didn’t make it over to Belgium this weekend for Tomorrowland, don’t fret: The festival is recorded from all angles, thanks to a partnership with YouTube, and it’s not stingy or slow with its…

  20. Tomorrowland, the World Cup of Dance Music: Review

    July 30, 2013 11:59 AM EDT Rain showers and cake, courtesy of Steve Aoki, don’t dampen the spirit of the world’s most international EDM festival. Steve Aoki is standing on a narrow platform, slowly rising above the crowd of over 20,000 before him, a cake in each hand. He goes up and up and up, seemingly unafraid of…

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