1. Wavefront Festival Reveals Lineup With Diplo, Jus†ice and Others

    April 02, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Chicago music festival also announces a partnership with Citibank Private Pass Wavefront Music Festival, a three-day electronic music event on Chicago's Montrose Beach July 5-7, will feature diverse headliners like Jus†ice, Diplo, and Nicolas Jaar, Billboard has learned. The music…

  2. Electric Zoo 2012: 14 Things Seen & Heard

    September 06, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Electric Zoo (August 31-September 2) might not be the country's largest, splashiest, or most hyped electronic dance music festival. But we're going to go on record and say that it's the best. Electric Zoo 2012 PHOTOS: DANCE PARTY There are basic, tangible reasons for this…

  3. Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    June 12, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Electric Daisy Carnival , Insomniac Events' three-day rave experience at the massive Las Vegas Motor Raceway, featured extended firework shows; art installations plucked directly from Burning Man; a team of 500 "performers" (read: stilt walkers dressed like honey bees);…

  4. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  5. Album Review: Rusko, 'Songs'

    April 05, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Rusko "Songs" Producer: Christopher Mercer Mad Decent Release Date: March 26 Like Harry Potter, Mr. Bean and the original version of "The Office," Rusko's references are dominantly British. Take his 2009 track "Cockney Thug," which contains samples of a…

  6. Skrillex, Diplo & A-Trak: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 03, 2012 12:15 PM EST The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all, modeled for a GQ magazine spread, making…

  7. TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX

    December 06, 2011 11:48 AM EST TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX TEST TEST 22222 The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all,…

  8. Electric Zoo Fest: 16 Things Seen & Heard

    September 08, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Capping off a summer that saw the biggest electronic music events in U.S. history, Electric Zoo marked its third and biggest year yet this weekend, Sept 2-4. Comparatively smaller than the country's other three-day dance fests - Ultra Music Festival in Miami (150,000 estimated attendees)…

  9. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  10. Billboard Bits: Chris Brown Reveals More Collabs, M.I.A. Drops 'Vicki Leekx' Mixtape

    December 31, 2010 5:16 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Chris Brown Reveals Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne Collabs Chris Brown isn't just recording with Justin Bieber these days. The beleaguered R&B/pop star is also laying down tracks with Bruno Mars , Pitbull , Busta…

  11. Billboard Bits: Britney Working on 'Big' New Song, Coldplay Playing Hidden Gigs For Charity

    November 09, 2010 7:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Recording 'Big Song' with Dr. Luke, Demos Lost in Fire Britney Spears ' manager wrote on her Twitter yesterday that the singer is "recording a big big BIG new song on Friday" with…

  12. Lollapalooza 2010: See This, Not That

    August 04, 2010 8:32 PM EDT It's what they call a good problem: too much at one festival going on at the same time. Some tough choices are in order. So if you're headed to the not-so-wilds of downtown Chicago's Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2010, we've got some advice on which path to take when…

  13. M.I.A., LCD, Pavement, T.I. Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Lineup

    July 20, 2010 12:56 PM EDT M.I.A . , LCD Soundsystem , Pavement , T.I. , and Ludacris are among the acts booked at this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the bill are Joan Jett , Thievery Corporation , Matt & Kim ,…

  14. Diplo Talks M.I.A.'s Ideal Sound, 'Lazers Never Die'

    July 19, 2010 11:45 AM EDT To say Diplo is a busy man is quite an understatement. When he's not recording as Major Lazer with producer Switch or producing acts like La Roux and ex-flame M.I.A ., the Philadelphia beatmaker (born Thomas Wesley Pentz) is running his own label (Mad Decent) and working on a documentary…

  15. Hard Summer Tour: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 24, 2010 5:44 PM EDT Headliner: Crystal Castles Dates: August Support: Rusko , Sinden , Destructo Ticket prices: $25-$35 (Purchase tickets here ) Official event page: www.hardfest.com Los Angeles-based DJ/promoter Gary Richards founded the Hard music brand in 2007 and annually organizes about 30 electronic music…

  16. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  17. LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation to Play Camp Bisco

    March 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST LCD Soundsystem , Ween , Thievery Corporation and Girl Talk are among the first round of acts confirmed for Camp Bisco 9, the Disco Biscuits' three-day festival to be held July 15-17 at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. As usual, the Biscuits will headline all three nights;…

  18. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Specials . Other bands and DJs confirmed for the…

  19. Will.i.Am, Tiesto, Diplo, Passion Pit To Headline Ultra Music Festival

    January 08, 2010 6:03 PM EST B lack Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am , Tiësto , Passion Pit , Groove Armada and Major Lazer are among the first acts confirmed to headline the 2010 Ultra Music Festival, the top outdoor festival for electronic music fans. This year's fest will close out the 25th annual Winter Music…