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Top 5 Moments of Decibel Festival

Seattle’s Decibel Festival is an impressive five-night dance music marathon, run almost entirely by dedicated volunteers and fueled by a genuine love for electronic music (and a whole lot of Red Bull). In its 11-year history, Decibel has earned a reputation as one of the best electronic music festivals in the United States and is therefore a respected authority […]

Max Cooper’s ‘Human’ Is a Journey Into Emotion

My favorite review of Max Cooper’s Human, released March 10, came in the form of a bite-size tweet: If I were to have some sex while afloat in a sea of stars circling saturn, I'm pretty sure the new Max Cooper album would be my soundtrack. — GrilledCheeseSamurai (@GrCheeseSamurai) March 16, 2014 Mr. Samurai has […]

No.19 Social Experiment Announces Residency at Output and New Comp

Brooklyn’s Output is still a young’un at just over one year old, but it has already established itself as one the NYC area’s favorite spots to dance away the late night hours. The Williamsburg club will soon add an esteemed deep house label to its roster: No.19 Social Experiment will kick off a new DJ residency March 21 with Art […]

Brooklyn’s Verboten Announces Grand Opening this Friday with Rebel Rave

Brooklyn is quickly becoming the club-goer’s dance music destination. With the opening of Output last year and now Verboten, a brand new venue set to open this weekend, Brooklyn’s late-night offerings are formidable rivals for those across the bridge. Verboten has been throwing parties within the New York underground dance music scene for the past decade and is […]

“It’s Album Time” for Todd Terje

Norwegian producer Todd Terje‘s nu disco tracks are renowned for enlivening dancefloors since his first single, the now-classic “Eurodans in 2004. Though he has traditionally stuck to EPs and remixes, Terje has decided it’s time for a full length. Terje will release his appropriately titled It’s Album Time on his own Olsen Records April 8. The album will include his euphoric […]

MANIK’S “Man x Woman” Remix Brings a Sexy Track Deeper

Producer/DJ and NYC house ambassador MANIK has cooked up a sizzling remix of Man x Woman by Mar. The original, a sexy garage and R&B bedroom jam, is transformed into a club staple with MANIK’s deep house touch. He dials up the sex appeal by bringing the track deeper and adding a thumping 4/4 beat, and the result begs for […]

Guy Gerber to Release Dixon Collab on New Label

We’re not even one month into the new year and 2014 has already blessed house and techno fans with a mega announcement: Guy Gerber (pictured) and Dixon, RA’s #4 and #1 live acts of 2013, respectively, have collaborated on a track to be released on Gerber’s new label Rumors. There are few details surrounding the release of No Distance, but […]

Movement Announces Phase 1 Lineup

The legendary Movement Electronic Music Festival has announced the first segment of its lineup for 2014. Held on Memorial Day weekend from May 24-26 in Detroit, Michigan, Movement is known for hosting some of the best talent in electronic music, including the original pioneers of house and techno as well as rising new artists ushering in fresh […]

Highlights from BEMF 2013

Fresh out of the car from Boston, I jumped in line at Output in Brooklyn and waited impatiently to start my weekend at the sixth annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival with the Skreamizm kick-off party. With three nights plus the Thursday pre-party featuring an intriguing lineup of underground artists at six of Williamsburg’s favorite music venues, you […]

Skream, Tong & More to Heat Up Brooklyn This Weekend at BEMF 2013

Are you planning on being around Brooklyn this weekend? If not, maybe you should consider grabbing some last-minute plane/train/bus tickets right now, because the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is hosting some serious underground talent. In addition to a special kickoff party at Output this Thursday, BEMF spans three nights from Friday, Nov. 8, to Sunday, Nov. 10, with multiple […]

BPM Festival Releases Phase 1 Lineup for the Perfect Party in Paradise

Imagine: ten blissful days spent dancing to the best house and techno artists in the world and relaxing along the serene turquoise waters of the Caribbean. It sounds too good to be true, but the BPM Festival provides exactly this. BPM’s jaw-dropping lineup and idyllic scenery attracts electronic music fans, artists, and industry heads alike each year. […]

Mount Kimbie Delivers Poignant, Multi-Sensory Live Show

London duo Mount Kimbie has spent much of 2013 touring in support of their latest album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, which was released on Warp Records this May. Often classified as post-dubstep alongside their close friend and collaborator James Blake, Mount Kimbie have expanded upon the strictly electronic sound present in their first release, Crooks & Lovers, to include a more […]

Brodinski Shows Us His Chops in ‘Gimme Back the Night’

Brodinski released the music video for his latest single, Gimme Back the Night featuring Theophilus London, today. Directed by HELMI at DIVISION, the video is filmed through a camera attached to the inside of his mouth. We see flashes of him brushing his teeth, partying with strippers, recording with Theophilus London, smoking, and performing at this year’s HARD Summer Festival. Our […]

Claude VonStroke’s ‘Urban Animal’ Dissected

This week, dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke released his third full album, Urban Animal. The release is well-timed, with VonStroke and the rest of his dirtybird compadres currently riding an enormous wave of success after a prolific summer of festival tours and hit releases. The dirtybird name has become widely recognizable and synonymous with their own brand of unique house music […]

Rachel Row’s ‘Follow the Step’ Remixed Thrice

If you’ve found yourself on a dancefloor a few times this summer, chances are you’ve heard Rachel Row’s hit track Follow The Step or one of its many remixes (we’re quite partial to Justin Martin’s take). Now, Defected has released a package of remixes by FCL, Breach, and KiNK, who each bring Row’s vocals to new depths. Belgian duo FCL begin their “Gentil Remix” with […]

Hot Natured Releases Debut Album ‘Different Sides Of The Sun’

Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C, and Ali Love have each already made a name for themselves within the house music world. Jamie Jones and Lee Foss both founded the influential label Hot Creations and are also highly respected DJs on their own. Luca C and Ali Love are together the UK duo Infinity Ink, who have released their club-friendly house hits […]

Five Up-And-Coming Electronic Acts to Catch at Made in America

The two-day Made In America Festival kicks off this weekend in Philadelphia for the second year. The eclectic lineup features a variety of genre-spanning acts to appeal to a wide audience. Noting the importance of electronic music in America’s popular music landscape, curator Jay-Z has made a point to include a number of electronic artists among the other rock, […]

Beats Antique Announce New Album & Performance Art Project

World fusion and electronica hybrid trio Beats Antique have announced their seventh studio album and supporting tour, set to be unleashed this October. You may already be aware of the genre-bending group’s creative life performances, which incorporate Zoe Jakes’ belly dancing routine with elaborate costumes and decorations. This time, however, the group has taken it to the […]

Venue Spotlight: The Sinclair

Together is excited to partner with Cambridge’s newest music venue, The Sinclair. Located in Harvard Square, The Sinclair has an eye for booking up-and-comers from a variety of genres. It has already hosted an impressive roster of artists since opening in December, including Jessie Ware, Shlohmo, and Sasha. It’s safe to say this new venue is heating up the […]