Tag Archives: house music

Movement Detroit 2017: Festival Review

Movement Electronic Music Festival has been and remains one of our favorite festivals. The music is always on point, the after parties are plentiful, the crowd is one of the more experienced groups of concert-goers around, plus we get to see more friends on the dance floor in one place than any other. This weekend was […]

“The Future of Electronic Music in Guam” – An Interview with Electric Island Festival Co-Founder Jia Wang

  In our effort to spread hearing protection awareness throughout the world of dance music we have decided to team up with Electric Island Festival (EIF) in Guam to provide DownBeats hi-fidelity ear filters on the island throughout the festival weekend. VIP ticket holders will be receiving complimentary custom-branded ear plugs while General Admission attendees will find them available at […]

CRSSD Returned In 2016 With Sold Out Weekend

Last year Southern California, and the entire United States, saw the emergence of a brand-new festival in San Diego: CRSSD Festival. Characterized by a lineup devoid of EDM but instead largely centered on house music and indie electronica, it held two editions in 2015 thanks to the year-round warm weather its home city of San Diego provides. […]

DownBeats’ Movement Detroit 2016 Phase I Playlist

Last week, Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit released their 2016 Phase I line-up to the great excitement of the many who will be making the trek to Detroit on Memorial Day Weekend. Paxahau, the festival’s promoter, put together a roster filled with world-renowned acts, Movement debutants and surprises alike. In order to ready you for the weekend, […]

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 […]

Minimal Effort LA Releases Massive NYE Line-up

  Over the years, LA promoters Minimal Effort have grown by leaps and bounds through well-curated line-ups featuring heavy-hitters and talented newcomers of the underground house and techno scenes. I was in town for their 2014 Supernature Halloween party at Lot 613 with Audiofly, Luca Bacchetti, Bedouin and Droog and have since seen them expand that […]

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 […]

The Dirtybird Crew Invades Chicago

In the last few years we have witnessed the meteoric rise of Dirtybird, a label and artist collective born just over 10 years ago in San Francisco. Despite the incessant tours and label showcases that have hit the Windy City since, this coming Saturday marks the first time Dirtybird brings their signature BBQ party to […]