Opinion

You Don’t Need PLUR To Be A Decent Human Being

Let me preface this by saying: I love P.L.U.R and everything that it stands for (peace, love, unity, respect). I am not knocking what it has helped us achieve in our community. It is one of the many qualities that attracted me to the electronic dance music community (#plurlife). Because […]

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Why Your Local Music Scene Is So Important

(Photo credit: Charlie Abbott Photography) Being a frequent traveler, I have noticed that there is one thing that will always remind me of (or take me back to) Buffalo, regardless of where I am: the electronic music scene and the people associated with it–the Buffalo Rage Community (BRC). When my […]

2014’s Best Electronic Music Albums

2014’s Best Electronic Music Albums

As the electronic music industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, and with the development of the internet, we see more and more music put out each and every year. This past year was HUGE for artists across the board as we saw a lot of very, very well […]

Electric Zoo: Transformed? Or Electric Zoo: Terminated?

Electric Zoo: Transformed? Or Electric Zoo: Terminated?

A week ago, Electric Zoo Festival announced that it would indeed be returning to Randall’s Island Park for its seventh year in New York City. This announcement comes with a new darker logo and the word “Transformed” underneath its name. Electric Zoo has become one of the most hated festivals […]

Look, Tickets! And I’m Poor Again…

It’s no secret that electronic dance music has been on a rapid rise of popularity in the last several years. With this extreme growth has come a plethora of opportunities for DJ’s, promoters, and venues to make a hefty sum of money as well. It really is basic economics of […]

Drugs Are Not Synonymous With Electronic Dance Music

Drugs Are Not Synonymous With Electronic Dance Music

It’s a shame that when I wake up in the morning and look for any new stories and updates in the electronic dance music community, a good percentage of those stories are usually negative and drug-related. I rarely hear of anything music-related or positive going on in this community anymore. I could […]

EDM: The Social [Media] Child

EDM: The Social [Media] Child

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, Pinterest, Soundcloud and more. Pick your poison. It’s no secret that social media has taken over our lives as a generation. More often than we’d like to admit, we are guilty of interacting with our friends online more than in person. Social media as a […]

DJs, Let’s Mix it Up a Bit, Shall We?

As I have attended many electronic music events over the past 1 1/2 – 2 years I have noticed a common, yet upsetting, trend amongst the more popular DJ’s/producers. That is the delivery of almost identical performances throughout each of their sets. I speak only from my experience but I […]

Why Do You Rave? Mainstream vs Underground Music

One of the most talked about topics today regarding the electronic music scene is the notion of mainstream vs. underground music. At some point, everyone is going to experience music that is underground to them because there is always more music to be discovered. However, people today are quick to […]