John 00 Fleming is among the few elder statesmen in trance who has remained a faithful and outspoken champion of the genre. And while dance music has gone through so many evolutions since he first stepped up to the decks 30 years ago, his passion and excitement to share music with the masses has only grown stronger.
According to , the notorious white mask that the enigmatic producer wears arose from his need for comfort on the stage. He's a self-professed "studio mouse," and donning the frighteningly eerie Friday the 13th -inspired mask helped him create an onstage persona that matched the raging intensity of the hardest of the hard beats.
Tommie Sunshine is among the few in dance music fortunate enough to have lived through it all. He started going to clubs in Chicago in 1986 as house music emerged.
When Noisecontrollers , née Bas Oskam, burst onto the scene in 2005, he did so amid a waning hardstyle movement. At the time, the still-growing genre had been around for a few years and was in need of a fresh, new sound to keep things moving forward.
Insomniac's Metronome series features mixes from some of today's fastest-rising electronic stars, as well as championed legends. It takes listeners deep across a wide range of genres, movements, cultures, producers, artists and sounds that make up the diverse world of electronic music.
Maybe the first time you heard of Motez was when he dropped his massive remix of Madison Avenue's classic record "Don't Call Me Baby." Along with his contemporaries like Disclosure, Motez has helped bring the sexy back into house music. In doing so, he has reminded some and helped introduce others to the groovier side of electronic dance music.
Whether you know it or not, you owe the best nights of your life to Frankie Bones . When he was 23, Bones traveled to England for the first time to play his first "rave" party. Back then, that word meant almost nothing here in the States.
Over the last 20 years, the term 'electronic dance music' and the name 'Paul van Dyk' have become all but synonymous.
Sixteen years in dance music, and Dahlbäck is at the top of his game. We had the chance to chat with him about his journey, his new album Saga, and what he thinks the music industry can do to ensure new artists get the exposure they deserve.
Already a well-established artist as a result of his collaboration with studio partner Cord on their Robosonic project, Sacha Robotti broke from their more disco-influenced house sound a few years ago to concentrate on developing his solo career. Leaving a successful act behind was a risk, but it paid off, and over the past few years Robotti's star has risen quickly.
"DJs just push play" has become the resounding misunderstanding when discussing today's DJ culture. While digital technology has given way to huge creative strides in DJing, it has also opened up a world plagued with knob-twiddling and button-pushing accusations against DJs.
The story of how BlackGummy harnessed the dark energy behind his music reads like a modern piece of folklore-if you believe in such things. While on a journey through Asia and the Middle East, he came into contact with an ancient talisman.
Insomniac's series features mixes from some of today's fastest-rising electronic stars, as well as championed legends. It takes listeners deep across a wide range of genres, movements, cultures, producers, artists and sounds that make up the diverse world of electronic music.
Many artists made their debut on the stages of EDC Las Vegas last year. In the EDC Debut series, we relive the stories of their first time Under the Electric Sky. Danny Howard knows how to set the tone.
Many artists made their debut on the stages of EDC Las Vegas last year. In the EDC Debut series, we relive the stories of their first time Under the Electric Sky. It's hard to believe it was only Jauz 's first time playing EDC Las Vegas last year, considering that in 2015, there likely wasn't a festival where his badass beats didn't bless the stage.
The Head to Head series explores the minds of two genre greats in one in-depth and personal interview together. A steady shift is happening as fans who were brought up on EDM begin to discover the more well-established sounds of the underground.
The Head to Head series explores the minds of two genre greats in one in-depth and personal interview together. Billy Kenny and Maximono didn't set out to be cultural influencers when they launched their This Ain't Bristol imprint.