1. Race, Drugs, Bottle Service Among EDM Issues Discussed at IMS Engage Conference

    April 15, 2015 11:30 PM EDT The Hollywood confab featured conversations with Lyor Cohen, Chuck D and Kaskade, among others. Is Nashville the next Las Vegas?  Who’s to blame for driving up astronomical DJ fees? And what does "future house" even mean?  Those were some of the topics tackled Wednesday at the…

  2. Pete Tong Op-Ed: Where Is EDM's 'Saturday Night Fever'?

    April 10, 2015 4:00 PM EDT Ahead of the April 15 IMS Engage conference, a veteran DJ asks why contemporary dance music has no signature film. Electronic dance music is having a watershed moment in the United States. It's the undisputed musical youth movement of the millennial generation -- an exponentially growing…

  3. Exclusive: Gorgon City Premieres 'The Terminal' Off Pete Tong's Miami Compilation

    March 16, 2015 2:40 PM EDT When Gorgon City got the opportunity to mix Pete Tong 's latest All Gone compilation, they decided to make it memorable. "We wanted to write two exclusive tracks for the album to ensure it stands out from the usual 'great hits' compilations," the U.K. duo explains.…

  4. HARD Day of the Dead: 10 Standout Performances

    November 03, 2014 6:26 PM EST Over the weekend, some of the most talented emissaries from all corners of the dance-music world descended on Pomona, Calif., for HARD's annual Day of the Dead festival. Live Nation's HARD has made its name on curation, consistently showcasing credible talents while excavating and…

  5. Exclusive Video Premiere: Watch the Trailer for Dirty South's Dramatic New Short Film 'With You'

    July 29, 2014 11:24 AM EDT The house DJ, who recently signed to Astralwerks, is bolstering his fall album release by pairing it with a movie he wrote, shot and directed. Dirty South, a lauded house DJ whose remixes have been nominated for two Grammy awards, is gearing up to release his second studio album, With You ,…

  6. Diddy, Guy Gerber, Steve Aoki, Chad Hurley at IMS Engage: Where Worlds Collide and Gates Open

    April 17, 2014 5:34 AM EDT When asked about the origins of 11:11, the name for the much-ballyhooed collaboration between Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Israeli DJ/producer Guy Gerber, the ordinarily loquacious entrepreneur was uncharacteristically reticent. “Some things are better left a mystery,” he said, though his…

  7. Nile Rodgers To Be Honored With IMS Legends Award

    April 04, 2014 3:12 AM EDT Nile Rodgers will next month receive the International Music Summit’s top honor – the Legends Award. The multi-Grammy winning disco pioneer will be feted at the IMS Legends Dinner, to be held May 21 at the Sessions restaurant within Ibiza’s Hard Rock Hotel. Rodgers will need to find room in…

  8. Daft Punk Get Luckier With Extended Mix: Listen

    June 28, 2013 2:40 AM EDT What could be better than Daft Punk’s monster summer hit “Get Lucky”? Try a 10 minute version of “Get Lucky” The French electronic music masters have dished out an extended version of their crowd-pleasing hit, which clocks in at 10 minutes – some six minutes longer than the original. The…

  9. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    March 24, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Kraftwerk, Tiesto, Afrojack and... Paris Hilton? Here's the Day 1 Scene From Miami After six years having the Ultra Music Festival at the larger-capacity Bicentennial Park, construction at that site sent the annual party back at its original downtown Miami home, Bayfront Park, this year.…

  10. 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…

  11. Ultra Music Fest 2011: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Friday

    March 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Cloudless skies and a balmy 80 degrees made Day 2 of Miami Music Week ideal for a giant outdoor party. Thankfully, there were two to choose from: The Beatport Beach Party at the swanky Gansevoort -- a three-day, free daytime shindig hosted by the dance e-tailer -- and the Ultra Music Festival…

  12. Spain's Sonar Fest Headed To Chicago

    June 15, 2010 11:29 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's experimental and electronic music festival, is to hold its first event in Chicago between Sept. 9-11. Sonar was founded in 1994, but since 2002 has held parallel events outside Spain. Its first excursion into the United States was last year, with two events held in…

  13. Virgin Mobile FreeFest: 2009 CM&P Award Finalist

    September 08, 2009 4:32 PM EDT Tapping into the economic realities of the country, Virgin Mobile USA teamed with Washington D.C. promoter I.M.P. to offer the third annual Virgin Mobile Festival for free, creating Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Sunday, August 30, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. The move to a…

  14. Blink-182, Weezer To Headline Free Virgin Fest

    June 24, 2009 12:03 AM EDT After months of speculation about the fate of the 2009 Virgin Mobile Festival, organizers have made an announcement that should please music fans who've felt the economic pinch of the recession: this year's event is free. With headliners Weezer and Blink-182, organizers say 35,000…

  15. 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…

  16. Ibiza Plots 2008 Party Island Comeback

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the island's original house music explosion, dance music insiders are predicting a return to clubbing mecca Ibiza's glory days. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the island's original house music explosion, dance music insiders are…

  17. Juliet Bringing 'Order' To Debut CD

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST With ears on both sides of the Atlantic piqued for her single "Avalon," Philadelphia-based artist Juliet is readying her debut solo album for a summer release. With ears on both sides of the Atlantic piqued for her single "Avalon," Philadelphia-based artist Juliet is…

  18. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, 'Sesame Street'

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, 'Sesame Street' Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will perform his first dance track, "Let's Get Ill," in tandem with vocalist Kelis on March 19 at the second DanceStar awards, to be handed out at Miami Beach's Lummus Park. Diddy'…

  19. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  20. FLA/Delerium's Fulber Conjures New Music

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial act Front Line Assembly, will release his first solo project under the moniker "Conjure One." Due Aug. 27 from Nettwerk, Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial…

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