I love electronic music. I love the sound, the artists, the parties, the people, the scene -- in fact, I'm into pretty much everything about this particular genre of music. But there's one thing about electronica that I'm really, really not into. At all. It's the term "EDM." I hate it.
Broadly speaking, if you're an electronic music fan over 40, you probably dig Danny Tenaglia more than Skrillex. And chances are, if you're a Skrillex fan under the age of 30, you're like, "Who the hell is Danny Tenaglia?" Coachella 2013 exemplified the generation gap in the world of dance music. ... More >>
Ferry Corsten has achieved what many musicians strive for: longevity. The Dutch producer and DJ has a career dating back to 1991 yet remains at the forefront of electronic dance music. When he's not touring the world or releasing albums, Corsten heads up "Ferry's Fix," a monthly DJ mix broadcasted w ... More >>
In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music. On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, February 27. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Mention Steve Aoki in a crowded room and watch the reactions; some will cross themselves in reverence, most will nod their recognition at the name, and the rest will know him only as "a DJ." But Steve Aoki has never been just a DJ; he's a modern auteur with his finger rammed in the proverbial sphinc ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, January 29. Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio Avenue.
Jon ScorfinaOut of the genres that would seem adaptable to the digital transition away from vinyl, electronic seems to be the most obvious choice. Yet the culture of trainspotting, or having the knowledge to pick out samples of electronic music playing at a club, was explicitly linked to reco ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, October 18. Europe Night Club, 710 North 15th Street.
8:30 p.m. Monday, June 7. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Just received a press release stating that Brown & White Productions -- who have brought acts such as MSTRKRFT, Carl Cox, Sasha and Digweed, Josh Wink to town -- is moving its show headquarters from Dante's to HOME Nightclub. I'm hoping to catch up with B&W's Amin Mohabbat tomorrow for more ... More >>
Asa Breed (Ghostly International)
10 p.m. Friday, June 2. Upstairs Lounge (3131 South Grand Boulevard)
Saturday, May 6, at 9 p.m. Dante's (3221 Olive Boulevard)
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
Just Be (Nettwerk)
Sweet Jones (Ninja Tune)
Friday, June 6; Lo
26 Mixes for Cash (Warp)
Saturday, March 27 / Thursday, March 29; Lo
Everything But the Girl's Ben Watt used to be half of a soft-pop duo; these days, he's manning the decks and pumping the bass
Tuesday, Dec. 18; Pageant
Faith in the Future (Astralwerks)
With three new reissues, the Krautrock innovators finally get the exposure they deserve
Miami welcomes the Winter Music Conference and, with it, a whole new culture
Thursday, March 1; Lo.
Thursday, Feb. 1; Lo.
Let's All Make Mistakes (Tresor)
From hip-hop to house, from techno to rock, from country to dub, the resident music geek picks his favorites
Saturday, Dec. 9; Velvet
Trainer (Warp Records)
Friday, Oct. 20; Somewhere in the city
Friday, Aug. 25; Liquid
Saturday, Aug. 19; Black River Amphitheater (Lesterville, Mo.)
American BT builds a new house, to rave reviews from both sides of the pond
Friday, March 31; Cheetah
Thursday, March 30; Velvet
Decks, EFX & 909 (Novamute)
Warp Remixes (Warp/Matador)
Carl Craig delivers sci-fi jazz to the techno cognoscenti
The Chemical Brothers achieve combustion on their new album, Surrender
Presents Maximum Priest E.P. (Nothing/Interscope)