1. CODE First Play: Audien & Matthew Koma, 'Serotonin'

    May 29, 2014 2:00 PM EDT What do you get when you combine one of America’s most underrated progressive house producers with the songwriter of the moment? Apparently an infectious neuro-chemical confessional that showcases both Audien’s studio strengths and Matthew Koma’s proven ear for radio-ready refrains. The 22…

  2. Vance Joy, Birds of Tokyo Top APRA Awards Nominations

    May 29, 2014 7:06 AM EDT With four nods each, Vance Joy and Birds of Tokyo lead the nominations for this year’s APRA Music Awards. Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) is up for breakthrough songwriter of the year, and his international hit “Riptide” is in the hunt for most played Australian work, pop work of the year,…

  3. Electric Zoo Unveils Second Phase Artist Lineup: The Chainsmokers, Hot Since 82 & More

    May 28, 2014 2:40 PM EDT Made Event’s Electric Zoo festival today announced the second phase of its sprawling artist lineup, revealing more than sixty new acts joining those already announced . Electric Zoo First Phase Lineup Announced: David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade Headlining Friday’s new additions include…

  4. First Pitch Disasters: 50 Cent, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey & More

    May 28, 2014 12:31 PM EDT Juuust a bit outside! Yesterday (May 27), 50 Cent showed up at the New York Mets' Citi Field and threw one of the worst ceremonial first pitches in recent memory. While 50 looked like he could hold his own on the mound – wearing a personalized Mets jersey with "Jackson"…

  5. Blessthefall Ready Tour, Release 'Off The Record' (Exclusive Video Premiere)

    May 28, 2014 10:45 AM EDT Weeks out from a substantial U.S. tour, Blessthefall has gone back to where it all began. The post-hardcore act has shot “Off The Record,” a two-part series that maps the paths that brought the Phoenix, AZ quintet together. In it, frontman Beau Bokan talks of his early predilection for…

  6. Electric Daisy Carnival Reveals Las Vegas Lineup: Avicii, Calvin Harris, Chromeo and More

    May 28, 2014 9:18 AM EDT Late last night (May 27) Live Nation’s Insomniac released the full lineup for its flagship Electric Daisy Carnival event in Las Vegas next month. The sold-out three-day event’s headliners will include such main stage mainstays as Avicii, Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren and Hardwell. Notable…

  7. Tyler, the Creator and the Ironic(ish) Style of His Golf Wang Line

    May 27, 2014 12:30 PM EDT “I mean, that’s my least favorite sport, to be honest,” says 23-year-old Tyler, The Creator, referring to the name of his clothing company, Golf Wang , a play on Wolf Gang, which is short for the hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. “I don’t know, the word just looks sick…

  8. CODE First Play: Basement Jaxx, 'Never Say Never' (Mark Knight Remix)

    May 26, 2014 11:51 AM EDT Mark Knight’s forthcoming remix for Basement Jaxx finds its origins in a time-tested DJ hotspot: Miami’s International Airport. Plans for the track came together during a two-hour chat between the British artists after they arrived on the same flight from London. CODE Picks of the Week:…

  9. CODE Picks of the Week: deadmau5, Bassnectar and More

    May 23, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. deadmau5, "Avaritia" [Astralwerks] Pete Tong this week teased the first single off deadmau5’s highly-anticipated double album, which…

  10. 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…

  11. Mysteryland USA vs. Electric Daisy NYC: EDM Festival Previews

    May 22, 2014 2:30 PM EDT It’s a good weekend to be a New York dance fan. This Memorial Day, top dance acts will descend on the Empire State where two marquee dance music festivals are squaring off in serious fashion. CODE breaks down all the necessary details and differences between ID&T’s Mysteryland USA and…

  12. Code First Play: Third Party, 'Everyday of My Life'

    May 22, 2014 1:05 PM EDT British big room duo Third Party is back with their first solo single on Steve Angello’s SIZE imprint in three years. Following well-received 2012 collaborations with Angello on “Lights” and Cicada on breakout summer festival staple “Feel,” the duo’s latest original is a radio-ready melodic…

  13. CODE Guest Playlist: Yogi

    May 21, 2014 1:45 PM EDT CODE caught up with Yogi last week to discuss the outfit’s new production deal with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, as well as provide a glimpse into the music they’re currently listening to. Here’s the hybrid hip-hop-dance playlist they delivered. Hit Boy ft. Nipsey Hussie, "Alert…

  14. Candy Hearts' Mariel Loveland Talks New Album, Feminism & New Found Glory Tattoos

    May 21, 2014 11:45 AM EDT About a decade ago, Mariel Loveland fell in love with a pop-punk band on the radio, although she wasn't sure which one it was. Internet research told her it was New Found Glory, and soon after, 2002's "Sticks and Stones" became the first album she ever purchased.  Fast…

  15. Eric Prydz Announces Record-Setting EPIC 3.0 Show at New York City's Madison Square Garden

    May 19, 2014 4:33 PM EDT Eric Prydz has always been a pioneer in live performance. This fall, he’ll get a chance to take his trailblazing to one of America’s largest stages. The Swedish progressive house artist today announced he would be bringing his EPIC 3.0 show to New York’s Madison Square Garden on September 27.…

  16. Code Picks of the Week: Porter Robinson, Nero and More

    May 16, 2014 1:47 PM EDT Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Nero, "Satisfy" [MTA Records] British trio Nero are back in stunning fashion with “Satisfy,” a dark techno-inspired track whose…

  17. Jamiroquai's 'Canned Heat' Jams on Dance Charts Thanks To Viral Video

    May 16, 2014 1:15 PM EDT Jamiroquai returns with a 15-year-old song following YouTube action. Plus, Disclosure hits the top five on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Cascada is back and Avicii adds another Dance Club Songs No. 1 Jamiroquai jams its way onto Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (No. 10) and…

  18. Guess Who's Behind This Disco-Fueled Track

    May 16, 2014 1:07 PM EDT We've been sworn to secrecy, but the music speaks for itself Due in no small part to the success of a couple of Parisian robots,  disco is fully back in vogue these days. With its buoyant analog chords, filtered funk synths, and vocoded hook, this blistering tune by a shape-shifting…

  19. Comedy Issue: Podcasters Marc Maron, Jimmy Pardo & Aisha Tyler Bring Laughs Home

    May 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT A comedian craving intimacy might want to consider becoming a podcaster. “[The audience knows] you a lot better,” says Marc Maron, 50, who has helmed the twice-weekly WTF since September 2009 and announced in December it had topped 100 million downloads. Each show averages about 80 minutes in…

  20. Code First Play: NERVO 'Inspired' Mini-Mix

    May 15, 2014 1:02 PM EDT After inspiring others to pursue careers in dance music, NERVO are now paying homage to those that inspired them. The Australian songwriting sisters have taken the reins for the second edition of Ministry of Sound’s “Inspired” compilation series, providing a glimpse into the tracks that have…

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