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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. […]

Interview: Max Cooper Creates Multi-Sensory Musical Experiences

Appearing on a number of best-of lists, including RA’s top 20 live acts of 2012 and Beatport’s top 10 artists of 2012, Max Cooper’s experimental approach to electronic music has earned him the respect of both producers and listeners alike. Cooper is one of today’s most innovative electronic musicians, pushing both himself as an artist and us as listeners to […]

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 […]

Interview: Mighty Mouse Gives New Life to Nu-Disco

Disco: a glitter-coated pop music cheese-fest that hit its prime in the ‘70s… right? Maybe not, as in the past decade several notable artists have lead the disco revival with a modern upgrade in the form of nu-disco. The London-based Mighty Mouse is one such DJ helping to introduce this generation of club-goers to the genre with his own […]

Interview: Supernova Bring Heart & Soul to House Music

Emiliano Nencioni and Giacomo Godi, otherwise known as Italian duo Supernova, have been a considerable force in the house music world with the library of original productions and remixes of classic tracks that they’ve amassed since they began working together in 2002. They have brought their dynamic DJ sets to venues large and small across the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interview: Mastermind Savant Reminds Us Music is Art

EDM naysayers beware: Twenty-six-year-old Aleksander Vinter from Norway, known as Savant, is here to remind us that electronic music is indeed an art form that provides us with endless possibilities for creative expression. At an age when most of us were still playing with bugs and Legos, four-year-old Savant was discovering electronic music by playing around […]

Interview: Z of SectionZ Records – Pushing the Boundaries of Genre

In the commercial world of top 40 tracks and Billboard charts, much of the popular music is built on a static formula designed to produce the biggest financial return with the least amount of effort. With little room for creativity and innovation, the result is a landscape of music that all sounds the same. There […]

Interview: Drop Goblin’s Black Magic Entices on ‘Voodoo’

Deep in the darkest realm of electronic dance music dwells a producer and DJ from New Hampshire, USA known as Drop Goblin. Goblin’s signature sound exists at the cross between metal and dubstep, combining deep bass and heavy wobbles with shrieking electric guitar to create metalstep. There is but one word to describe it: angry. […]

New Track “Extremophile” from Sole and Together’s Gold Panda

Together artist Gold Panda recently released a new track and accompanying video in collaboration with politically conscious rapper Sole and video producer Big Pauper. The track, titled “Extremophile,” represents Sole’s philosophical and apocalyptic-themed poetic style. He says that the song is “a Keroac-ian poem about about science and civilization using ‘space’ as the canvas … An extremophile is an organism […]

Mathew Jonson to Release New Album on Crosstown Rebels

Together artist Mathew Jonson has been a minimal house and techno heavyweight for over a decade, turning out some of the biggest techno tracks and keeping plenty busy with both solo work and various collaborations. 2013 will be another productive year for the Canadian producer. Crosstown Rebels (also home to Together artists Art Department) recently announced that they will release Jonson’s second full-length solo […]

Art Department at the BPM Festival

Together artists Art Department have been making waves this year. At the start of 2013, the house/techno duo spent some time in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico for the world-class BPM Festival. If exceptional house and techno beats alongside beaches, sunshine, tequila and tacos sounds like a good time to you, then BPM might be your heaven on earth. […]

Flying Lotus Explores New Musical Territory

Highlighting the intersection of music, art, and technology, the Together Festival celebrates how each of these spheres connect to inspire creative innovation and a deeper sense of community. As an artist who understands the value of free creative exploration, Flying Lotus fits in seamlessly with our philosophy and we are excited to host him this year. In a January interview […]

New RA Film Series: Between the Beats

Imagine life as a successful, sought-after DJ, performing gigs all over the world. You might envision trendy clubs, exotic locales, endless parties, adoring fans, lovers, money, and constant ego gratification – an alluring fantasy to us common folk on the outside. With their new mini documentary series “Between the Beats,” Resident Advisor aims to give viewers a […]

The Importance of Attendee Feedback at Conferences and Events

We recently partnered with the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2012 team to provide our mobile surveys to attendees at this week’s conference held in San Diego, which was a great learning experience for both teams! We’re not only providers of mobile feedback surveys to conferences but also are attendees of many conferences and tradeshows ourselves. We’re taking […]

Using the Company Score Report

What use is a customer survey if it is too difficult to organize and report the data for accurate analysis? Survey On The Spot features streamlined reporting tools that allow you to view your survey data in a simple and user-friendly format, giving you the control to customize the report displays so they are most […]

Client Highlight:

NexDine, a company that provides cafeteria and dining services for businesses, schools, colleges and more, has proven its commitment to superior service and hospitality by implementing the Survey On The Spot customer survey system. Survey On The Spot will help NexDine determine what they can do to continually improve business operations, ensuring the highest level […]

Understanding Trends in Your Restaurant Locations

What use is a customer survey if it is too difficult to organize and display the data for accurate analysis? Survey On The Spot features streamlined reporting tools that allow you to view your survey data in a simple and user-friendly format, giving you the control to customize the report displays so they are most […]

More New Mobile Survey Features

Survey On The Spot has announced several new features to help streamline the mobile survey client’s experience. Customers are more responsive to user-friendly surveys, leading to more data for analysis to improve business operations. The following features help to make this possible. Ranking: Surveys now allow ranking functionality. For example, survey-takers can rank their favorite things […]

Introducing New Features for Survey on the Spot

Survey On The Spot has introduced new features that will improve data collection for businesses utilizing the survey system to gain feedback from their customers. The following features make it easier for businesses to collect, manage, and analyze guest satisfaction survey information by maximizing user control. CSV files: The Survey On The Spot system now […]

Healthcare Waiting Rooms

In the current competitive healthcare market, providers must strive to meet the highest patient satisfaction standards in order to earn their business. One of the most important factors in the patient’s perception of the quality of care is the healthcare environment. The physical setting – especially the waiting room – is the patient’s first impression […]