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Dance Music (genre)

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  • Electronic Dance Music conference: How to break an artist

     
    This post has been updated, as indicated below. Andrew Dreskin, the CEO of the online-ticketing firm Ticketfly and an old-guard rave supporter, remembers a time in the sepia-toned days of the early aughts when dance acts were a tough sell......
  • Chuck Brown dies: King of D.C. go-go music, influential sample source

     
    Chuck Brown, the "king of go-go music," has died in Washington D.C. The musician, whose work with big band funk in the 1970s and '80s was influential both as a bandleader and as inspiration on early electronic dance music. Times pop music critic Randall...
  • Founders of A Club Called Rhonda remember Donna Summer

     
    Donna Summer's music blended the sexual and the spiritual with sonic invention that forever changed the way we party. That contribution is perhaps nowhere more evident than at A Club Called Rhonda....
  • Giorgio Moroder offers proto-disco gems on Soundcloud for free

    Giorgio Moroder offers proto-disco gems on Soundcloud for free
    Fans of classic disco and early electronic dance music have reason to rejoice: The respected and innovative Italian producer Giorgio Moroder has started offering classic rarities via his new Soundcloud page. Moroder, 72, is best known for his work with...
  • Live review: HARD's Day of the Dead

    Live review: HARD's Day of the Dead
    It’s probably no coincidence that Maya Jane Coles, the 24-year-old British-Japanese producer and one of very few female artists on the bill at Saturday’s HARD Day of the Dead, helmed the best set of the night. On a bill devoted to skull-...
  • Ozomatli's new 'Ozokidz' album isn't just child's play

    Ozomatli's new 'Ozokidz' album isn't just child's play
    If you've ever attended an Ozomatli concert, you know it's sort of like being swept up in a Disneyland parade for adults. The unclassifiable L.A. band -- OK, call its members Latino-hip-hop-reggae-rockers, if you must -- is known for a kinetically feel-...
  • Rethinking raves in the aftermath of the Electric Daisy Carnival

    Rethinking raves in the aftermath of the Electric Daisy Carnival
    In the troubled aftermath of last week's mega electronic music festival at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, artists and local promoters are confronting a dauntingly familiar question: what to do about the "R" word and the "E" word. "R" stands for "rave," as...
  • Review: Nicolas Jaar makes electronica musical at the Echoplex

     
    Young electronica artist Nicolas Jaar played the Echoplex in a sold-out show Monday night, and the best part of his set was the way he approached the perennial problems of computer-based dance music. So writes August Brown in his review....
  • !!!'s Nic Offer says band is testing new songs on the West Coast

     
    !!! (a.k.a. "Chk Chk Chk"): Before today's show at the Echoplex, Nic Offer spoke with Pop & Hiss about their forthcoming record steeped in a mixture of unapologetic electro, rough-and-tumble rock guitars and a newfound work ethic inspired by Prince....
  • Brandt Brauer Frick defies electronic-music conventions

     
    “Mr. Machine" manipulates classical instruments to arrive at a sound meant for late-night raving....
  • Madonna's new demo track and the case for aging gracefully

     
    A demo version of Madonna's peppy new single, "Give Me All Your Love," leaked Tuesday on the Internet, prompting speculation about what her new album will be like, set for release in spring 2012....