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    Laidback Luke pens an op-ed about how payola is stunting dance music

    Laidback Luke pens an op-ed about how payola is stunting dance music

    Industry heavyweights in their respective fields have recently been harnessing the power of the pen. President Barack Obama submitted a letter to the editor of the New York Times, for instance, and superstar DJ Laidback Luke published an op-ed in Billboardaddressing payola’s

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    August 20th, 2015

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    UK Garage History & Family Tree: 20 Years of UKG!

    UK Garage History & Family Tree: 20 Years of UKG!

    I have always been a huge fan of Garage music and believe that it has been critical in the development of the modern club sound. I came across this fantastic history of the genre on the Music Is My Sanctuary blog by Lexis & Dr. Love that I thought would be great to ...

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    July 27th, 2015

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    Incredible microscope view of a vinyl record playing in slow motion

    Incredible microscope view of a vinyl record playing in slow motion

    I don’t care that I supposedly understand how vinyl records work because I still totally think they’re the work of at least some low level sorcery. Trapping sound and music and voices? Come on! Anyways, my disbelief aside of analog technology aside, here’s a cool microscope ...

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    July 14th, 2015

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    A Look Under the Hood of Apple Music

    A Look Under the Hood of Apple Music

    In general, the Apple Music unveiling received a ho-hum reception from the music biz rank and file. But those who have had a chance to drill down on the guts of this intricate but elegant creation are more optimistic. Indeed, some feel that it could be an epic sea change in ...

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    June 22nd, 2015

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    Mat Zo + The FPIA Take Aim At DJs Using Ghost Producers

    Mat Zo + The FPIA Take Aim At DJs Using Ghost Producers

    Over the last week, we’ve seen Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Mat Zo begin highlighting what he feels like is one of the biggest issues in the electronic dance music scene right now: the use of ghost producers. With the help of a few other Twitter sleuths, the Fake ...

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    June 8th, 2015

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    7 Secrets Of Good Music Organization For Digital DJs

    7 Secrets Of Good Music Organization For Digital DJs

    I came across this helpful article from Phil Morse over at Digital DJ Tips on organizing your digital music. I hope you find it helpful. Here it is presented in its entirety: Today’s post is inspired by Digital DJ Tips member Jason Nappier, who writes: “I’d

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    May 18th, 2015

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    Video: Shazam’s Data Predicts Hit Songs, Identifies Popular Parts Of Tracks

    Video: Shazam’s Data Predicts Hit Songs, Identifies Popular Parts Of Tracks

    Shazam has been an integral part of the music discovery landscape over the last 15 years, with the smartphone revolution fueling the adoption of the service as the ubiquitous solution to the question “What is the song playing right now?” In the DJ world we’ve watched as the ...

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    May 11th, 2015

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    Legendary Producer/DJ Armin van Buuren on the Power of UAD Plug-Ins

    Legendary Producer/DJ Armin van Buuren on the Power of UAD Plug-Ins

    In the world of dance music, few have amassed as stellar a resume — or rocked as many clubs and festivals around the globe — as Dutch superstar and trance pioneer Armin van Buuren. The globetrotting producer and DJ has been crowned with the coveted number-one ranking by DJ ...

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    April 24th, 2015

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    Moby talks Hotel:Ambient, creative freedom, and making a living in the EDM age

    Moby talks Hotel:Ambient, creative freedom, and making a living in the EDM age

    “It’s just music that I’ve always loved and I wanted it to be out in the world.” The following article by Andrew Spada has been reposted from Dancing Astronaut: The hold music clicks off and a soft-spoken “Hello” rings through the receiver. On the other end of the line is ...

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    March 23rd, 2015

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    The trailer for Daft Punk film Eden will make you want to be a DJ

    The trailer for Daft Punk film Eden will make you want to be a DJ

    If you haven’t got your fill of cinematic robots from Ex Machina, take a look at the new trailer for Eden – a film portraying the human-after-all origins of electronic music’s premier android duo, Daft Punk. From award-winning French filmmaker Mia ...

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    March 10th, 2015

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