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Electronica (genre)

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  • Exclusive: Usher explores his back catalog

     
    Before a recent rehearsal at Burbank's CenterStaging, Usher let us dig deep in his back catalog from a career that stretches back two decades where we asked him to offer snap judgements on a handful of tracks....
  • Jay Electronica involved in breakup of U.K. banking-dynasty marriage

     
    Banking family heirs Ben Goldsmith and Kate Rothschild are divorcing after it was discovered the Rothschild was having an affair with American rapper Jay Electronica. Rothschild described her relationship: "'As for Jay Electronica... he saved my life in...
  • Electronic dance business moving from field to arenas

     
    The logistics of EDM present their own set of problems -- how do you move music meant for fields of body-painted teenagers and trippy installation art into seated sports arenas? The Times' August Brown reports from the EDMBiz conference in Las Vegas....
  • EDMBiz 2012: Atlantic's Craig Kallman on reviving Big Beat imprint

     
    Giving the keynote address at the inaugural EDMBiz conference in Las Vegas, a confab about electronic dance music, Craig Kallman of Big Beat Records said it was a thrill to see the music business come back around to the artistry......
  • Donna Summer: The sonic seduction lives on in today's beats

     
    Donna Summer died Thursday at age 63. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts remembers the singer for her influence -- including her work on “I Feel Love,” which created a blueprint that remains central to dance music today....
  • Live music for your Memorial Day weekend

     
    The Pop & Hiss run-down of the weekend's top shows has returned. Included this week is the Lightning In a Bottle Festival, the JazzReggae Festival and Silver Lake's Jubilee....
  • 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......
  • Charli XCX and Nite Jewel go back to the future

     
    The last few years have been a bull market for young women exploring the outer orbits of synth-driven dance music. Tonight in L.A., two of the best make a case that this trend has no signs of slowing....
  • 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...
  • Spain's Sonar electronic music fest visits L.A.

    Spain's Sonar electronic music fest visits L.A.
    Coachella is taking its show on a boat this year, but it’s not the only major music festival testing new waters. Sonar, the long-running Spanish music fest in Barcelona known for ambitious multimedia design work and electronica acts, is taking an...
  • Milton Babbitt dies at 94; composer developed first electronic synthesizer

    Milton Babbitt dies at 94; composer developed first electronic synthesizer
    Composer Milton Babbitt, who was known for his complex orchestral compositions and credited with developing the first electronic synthesizer in the 1950s, has died. He was 94. Babbitt died Saturday of natural causes at University Medical Center at...