As traditional career paths become ever-more elusive for newly-minted grads, a group of young entrepreneurs are using a traveling EDM festival called Recess to help college students find gainful employment--with help from the likes Calvln Harris, Kaskade and an angel investor or two...
The first night after hurricane Sandy made landfall, Parag Bhandari, CEO of UG Strategies walked from his Brooklyn home to the Park Slope Armory to help with the relief efforts. Shocked by the hundreds of Hurricane victims, it hit him that he could do more for the relief efforts. That's when he called DJ/producer Tommie Sunshine with an idea...
Now that EDM has settled comfortably into America cultural landscape -- the Hot 100, Madison Avenue, Live Nation festivals and beyond -- techno innovator Richie Hawtin and German DJ/producer Loco Dice are doing their part to make sure the trend isn't just a flash in the pan t with their "CNTRL: Beyond EDM" tour and lecture series -- and with some help from the likes of Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson Josh Wink and others.
As a tropical breeze made its way through the city, thousands were gathered at Central Park’s Summerstage for the start of Brasil Summerfest, a week-long showcase of Brazilian talent ranging from big names to up-and-coming artists who will play samba, MPB, bossa nova, forró, hip-hop, and baile funk in various venues across New York City until July 28.
Fool’s Gold, the Brooklyn-based indie label, just launched The Goldmine, a premium digital subscription service. Here, label co-founder Nick Catchdubs explains the service's genesis; the challenge of translating the label's physical retail experience to digital ("you're not going to see A-Trak"), and how the Holy Ship! cruise inspired the first release.
The astronomical global success of Michel Teló, a Brazilian country singer, is an example of the diverse new talents emerging from Brazil's thriving pop scene and the multitude of ways even the most obscure artists can shine brightly on the world stage. Here superstars like Pitbull cover his hit song "Ai Se Te Pego," Perez Hilton sings its praises and soccer stars like Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring goals roll around on the pitch to it.
Camp Bisco announced on Wednesday (March 21) that Electronic Dance Music (EDM) heavyweights Skrillex and Bassnectar will co-headline their 11th edition, taking place from July 10 to 14 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York.