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Electronica (genre)

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  • Rave's revival: Dance music spreads across L.A. this summer

     
    On a recent afternoon, Gary Richards was standing in his Hollywood office in front of a detailed map of the Los Angeles State Historic Park, the 36-acre plot just east of Chinatown. Richards, who has promoted dozens of gatherings under the moniker Hard...
  • Rethinking raves in aftermath of Electric Daisy Carnival

     
    After teen's death at the Electric Daisy festival, artists and L.A. promoters seek to distance events like the upcoming Hard L.A. fest from the stigma attached to such massive dance party shows. In the troubled aftermath of last week's mega......
  • County officials establish rave task force in wake of Electric Daisy Carnival

     
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to establish a task force to examine and "enhance rave safety" after last month's Electric Daisy Carnival led to more than 100 hospitalizations. A 15-year-old girl died last week of a......
  • Top L.A. County health official questions why parents would allow children to attend raves

     
    Los Angeles County’s top public health officer questioned why minors should be allowed to attend raves – massive dance parties featuring electronic music that have been closely associated with use of Ecstasy, an illegal drug. “I don’t know why a.....
  • Citing increased security requirements, HARD L.A. canceled [UPDATED]*

     
    In the wake of a teenager's death at the Electric Daisy Carnival last month, the electronic-centric HARD L.A. concert at downtown's Los Angeles State Historic Park has been canceled due to security concerns. James Valdez, a state park ranger and......
  • Security not a factor in Hard L.A. cancellation, promoter says

     
    In deciding to merge the July event with an August concert instead, Hard Events’ Gary Richards cites extra rules and costs created in the wake of a death after the Electric Daisy Carnival. In the wake of controversy after the......
  • Flying Lotus is the king of L.A. electronic music, but he wants more

     
    In October 2008, while Steven Ellison's mother lay dying in a hospital bed, he was at her side recording her. The L.A.-based musician, who records abstract electronic music as Flying Lotus, brought in a mobile recording rig and gathered audio samples: the...
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto marries ambient sounds to music

    Ryuichi Sakamoto marries ambient sounds to music
    Music and noise, art and politics, sound and vision: Composer, musician, occasional actor and environmental activist Ryuichi Sakamoto says we're living in a world in dire need of reconciliation. Sakamoto, who performs at El Rey on Friday, is best known...
  • L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach

    L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach
    Part of a series of occasional articles. Two weeks ago, rock band Arcade Fire landed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts with its third album, "The Suburbs." For the band's devoted fans as well as some online music prognosticators, hitting the top...
  • Coachella preview: The revival of Duran Duran

    Coachella preview: The revival of Duran Duran
    Duran Duran — the seminal 1980s music outfit that emerged from Birmingham, England, to dominate the global pop scene with cinematic music videos for a catalog of catchy, guitar-inflected, groove-laden synth pop hit singles — has endured. It's...
  • DJ Tiesto is a rock star for the digital age

    DJ Tiesto is a rock star for the digital age
    Standing onstage Sunday night at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center, the DJ Tiesto twisted some knobs on his Pioneer CDJ-1000 turntable as 6,500 screaming fans formed a sea of waving hands, flashing cellphone cameras and wide-eyed faces. Jets of...