Tag Archives: dance music

CRSSD Announces Initial Line-Up for its March 2016 Return

CRSSD made waves in the US dance music community in 2015 launching with not one but two festivals across the calendar year. After a strong debut in March, the San Diego festival repeated its two-day music extravaganza in fall with a diverse line-up that blended alternative rock, techno, house music and other strands of electronica. The 21+ festival […]

A Camping Weekend with the Dirtybird Fam

As larger music festivals become more popular, set-ups and line-ups have been changing to appeal to the masses. On the other side of the spectrum, mini-festivals are starting to grow and gain momentum through originality and offering a different vibe opposed to large-scale productions. This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending what I […]

Claude vonStroke brings the Dirtybird BBQ to the Windy City

In summer, Chicago transforms itself into the host of hundreds of day festivals, parties and BBQs. From major festivals to block parties, you will not find one weekend without an event that brings people together through music and food. Because of this and Dirtybird’s meteoric rise in popularity amongst dance music aficionados, it perhaps seemed strange that […]

Electric Forest 2015 Experience and Festival Review

For 4 years, Electric Forest has been a festival season staple featuring a unique blend of jam bands, electronic music, art, and mystery. This year marked its milestone fifth anniversary. The four day event took festival goers on a wild ride deep into the night in the magical Sherwood Forest. For one weekend a year, […]

Oliver Dollar on Movement Detroit and the launch of his new label: Industry Standard

It has been a week since I came back from Movement Electronic Music Festival and the PMD (Post Movement Depression) is still very real. One of Sunday’s highlights was Oliver Dollar’s set at the Movement Main Stage smack in the middle of that sunny afternoon – the perfect dose of house to get the day started. Featuring […]

Festival Review – Movement Detroit 2015

As it is now tradition for tens of thousands  in the U.S. and beyond, this past Memorial Day Weekend we made the pilgrimage to the birth place of techno for Movement Electronic Music Festival – a three day homage to the city of Detroit and the music it founded and helped shape throughout the years. Before […]

How To Survive WMC Without Breaking The Bank

Every year dance music fans weigh in on the pros and cons of attending Winter Music Conference in Miami, paying particular attention to how costly the trip can be. After making the trek to Miami for 8 separate WMCs over the span of 12 years, we decided to skip the usual recap and instead give […]

Max Graham talkes Cycles 6, the importance of hearing protection and Chicago

If you’re into dance music, and more specifically trance, progressive house and yes even techno, there’s a strong chance you’ve heard of Max Graham. An extremely talented producer and composer, Max is as well known for his production as his skills behind the decks. What sets him apart, however, is his versatility and ever-evolving music […]

Time Warp USA – A Techno Pilgrimage

See the end of the article for 11/07 UPDATE on location and line-up! With this summer’s festival season coming to an end, techno fans all over North America are rejoicing at the news that world-famous Time Warp is to celebrate its 20th Anniversary by setting foot in America for the first time ever. Scheduled to take […]