1. Amsterdam Dance Event 2016 Announces Full Lineup, SLEEP/OVER Pop-Up Campsite

    July 28, 2016 11:17 AM EDT The Amsterdam Dance Event turns 21, this year. It's time for something special, so the world's largest club-based festival just announced a whopping 76 additional artists representing every corner of the groovin' world. Alesso , Crystal Castles , Hot Since 82, Nicki Romero, The…

  2. Maya Jane Coles, Martin Garrix, Richie Hawtin & More to Play Amsterdam Dance Event 2016

    June 30, 2016 1:29 PM EDT The 21st edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event will return to the Netherlands' capital this fall. This affair claims to be "the world's largest club-based festival," so even the first section of the lineup contains a large number of artists. Among the big names are Joris…

  3. Richie Hawtin and Seth Troxler Debate Over LA Club's Laptop Ban

    June 02, 2016 5:56 PM EDT The battle between dance music's old and new school continues after Cure And The Cause, a Los Angeles nightclub, banned laptops from their DJ booth. The Glendale based club feels technological advancements are detracting from the art of DJing. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground:…

  4. Electronic Music Legends Abound at Movement Detroit's 10-Year Anniversary Festival

    June 02, 2016 4:13 PM EDT It’s 11 p.m. on Monday (May 30), the final night of Detroit’s Movement Festival, and Modeselektor is weaving from breakbeat to electro seemingly without a hitch. On the bowl-shaped mainstage, the German pair have somehow managed to draw every last bit of energy from the wearied crowd. Paxahau…

  5. Paxahau's Jason Huvaere Talks Kraftwerk & Techno Tourism for Movement Festival's 10-Year Anniversary

    May 24, 2016 12:28 PM EDT “Detroit has a history that has to be preserved, because it’s unique to any other city in the country.” This is Jason Huvaere, founder of Paxahau Events: the team behind Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival, which returns to Hart Plaza for its 10-year anniversary on May 28-30.…

  6. Richie Hawtin Unveils MODEL 1 Mixer From His PLAYdifferently Line

    May 03, 2016 5:56 PM EDT Richie Hawtin  and product developer Andy Rigby-Jones have teamed up to launch PLAYdifferently, a line of instruments for the DJ and electronic music market. Their first announcement is the MODEL 1 Mixer, a six channel, purely analog professional mixer fit for both megaclubs and small studios…

  7. Ultra Music Festival 2016 Day 2 Highlights: deadmau5, Nero, AlunaGeorge & More

    March 20, 2016 10:41 AM EDT Day two of Ultra Music Festival wasn't without its hitches, but it went over easy like slow-cooked eggs. Billboard Dance was there to catch the surprises and the dependable mainstays. Here's the 12-hour play-by-play. Ultra Music Festival 2016 Day 1 Highlights: DJ Snake, Martin…

  8. Richie Hawtin's Prototypes Tour to Showcase Mysterious PLAYdifferently Tech Project

    February 23, 2016 5:35 PM EST Though ENTER. will not return to Ibiza in 2016, Richie Hawtin is hardly exiting his role as a dance music visionary. The Canadian techno artist has collaborated with Andy Ribgy-Jones, Allen & Heath and parent company Audiotonix to launch PLAYdifferently, a mysterious project that aims to…

  9. Ultra Music Festival Reveals Phase 2 Lineup, deadmau5 to Play ASOT Stage

    February 18, 2016 3:51 PM EST After announcing a star-studded cast for Ultra Miami’s 2016 edition in mid-December, the festival juggernaut now reveals phase 2 of their lineup. Avicii, Kaskade, Pendulum & More Announced for Ultra Music Festival Noteworthy additions to the billing include Steve Angello , Richie Hawtin…

  10. Techno Legend Richie Hawtin Smashes the Essential Mix Live Debut in Los Angeles: Live Review

    January 23, 2016 7:13 PM EST Pete Tong broke new ground on Friday (Jan. 22) by hosting his first-ever BBC Radio 1 broadcast live from Los Angeles. The afternoon affair, which took place on the rooftop deck of E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood, featured a star-studded cast of dance music titans including Eric Prydz ,…

  11. Movement Detroit Announces 10-Year Anniversary Lineup: Kraftwerk, Richie Hawtin, Caribou & More

    January 20, 2016 3:52 PM EST Paxahau Events announced the phase-one lineup for Movement Electronic Music Festival‘s 10-year anniversary on Wednesday (Jan. 20), with legendary electronic act Kraftwerk at the helm of the Detroit fest. The seminal German group, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2014,…

  12. Richie Hawtin's ENTER. Party Will Not Return to Ibiza This Year

    January 07, 2016 9:22 PM EST After four seasons as one of Ibiza's most popular parties, Richie Hawtin' s ENTER. will not return to the Spanish island party destination this summer.  Richie Hawtin Celebrates Plus 8 Records' 25th Anniversary With 'From My Mind to Yours' Hawtin announced the news on…

  13. Richie Hawtin Celebrates Plus 8 Records' 25th Anniversary With 'From My Mind to Yours'

    December 17, 2015 5:55 PM EST Plus 8 Records founders Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva have more to celebrate than just the holidays. In honor of their label’s 25th anniversary, Hawtin is paying tribute to their inaugural compilation in 1991 with an album called From My Mind to Yours . "In keeping with the original…

  14. Richie Hawtin Awarded an Honorary Doctorate

    July 14, 2015 1:22 AM EDT Veteran DJ, producer, label owner and tech enthusiast Richie Hawtin has been bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of music technology. If that wasn’t enough of a trip for the Canada-born artist, he…

  15. Movement Festival Highlights Detroit's Techno Roots, Slips With Snoop Dogg DJ Set

    May 26, 2015 7:00 PM EDT Now in its 16th year, Detroit's Movement Festival showcases electronic music's thriving underground. Memorial Day weekend has turned into a field day for EDM fans and a nightmare for promoters, with six major dance music festivals competing for the same big-name DJs. But the…

  16. Richie Hawtin's CNTRL Campus Tour Returns for Spring, to Feature Grimes, Matthew Dear

    March 17, 2015 2:08 PM EDT Three years after inviting a new generation of US dance fans to go "Beyond EDM,"  Richie Hawtin will resurrect his CNTRL college campus tour this April. Set to hit eight markets, CNTRL's second edition will mirror the first's approach in pairing daytime lectures on the…

  17. Movement Detroit 2015 Lineup: Richie Hawtin, DJ Snoopadelic, Dog Blood & More

    January 28, 2015 5:40 PM EST On Wednesday (Jan. 28), Paxahau Events announced the phase-one lineup for Movement Electronic Music Festival's tenth edition, bringing a diverse roster of dance talents to Detroit this spring. Richie Hawtin , DJ Snoopadelic and Dog Blood, the collaborative project between Skrillex and…

  18. Bridges for Music: How Nonprofit is Harnessing EDM’s Power for Positive Change

    October 17, 2014 6:31 AM EDT When twenty-five cyclists arrived in Amsterdam this week, their focus was not on the long trek from London, but what it would mean for the township of Langa. At time of press, the riders had raised more than £95,000 ($152,000) to build a music school in the impoverished South African…

  19. Liz Miller Joins SFX Music Group as VP of Artists and Labels

    September 17, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Miller was most recently the general manager of Atlantic's Big Beat Records. SFX Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live EDM events and digital content, is continuing to staff up. The newest in a string of noteworthy hires is Liz Miller , who joined the company’s music…

  20. Arctic Monkeys, Domino Records Take Home High Honors at AIM Independent Music Awards

    September 02, 2014 6:55 PM EDT At this year's Association of Independent Music's Independent Music Awards held Tuesday in London, Arctic Monkeys walked away with the Independent Album of the Year honor, while Domino Records earned the Independent Label of the Year award.  Arctic Monkeys Conquer America: Alex…

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