September 27, 2013 |
So there's one pretty big show of goth-tinged electronica happening Saturday night at Staples Center. But a second, and arguably more evil, bill is on tap at Complex in Glendale that same night. Actress and Evian Christ are two of the most inventive acts in experimental electronica right now. They don't share much genre-wise. Actress' fragmented noise suites are nominally rooted in minimal dance music, while Evian Christ's foggy, jittery samples come from hip-hop. But while they've planted flags on the fringes of their genres, they're pleasing high-profile ears.
September 26, 2013 |
Warner Music Group Corp. has tapped Bart Cools to lead its electronic dance music strategy as it pushes to take advantage of the growing EDM genre. Cools, a key architect of EDM star David Guetta's dramatic rise, will hold the newly created position of executive vice president for global A&R and marketing for dance music at Warner Recorded Music. Cools, who will report to Atlantic Records Chairman and Chief Executive Craig Kallman, came to Warner when the record company closed its acquisition of Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group in July.
June 26, 2013 |
SFX Entertainment Inc., the electronic dance music promoter founded by Robert F.X. Sillerman, on Tuesday filed for an initial public offering to raise up to $175 million. The New York company represents festivals and events including Tomorrowland, Sensation and Mysteryland. In another sign of the growing business of electronic dance music , or EDM, the company plans to use the money raised in the IPO for acquiring companies and expanding...
June 6, 2013 |
One of the blessings of listening to music for a living is the bounty of unexpected sounds that arrives from around the world, seemingly out of nowhere, on a daily basis. Yes, the inbox is filled with download links, .zip files and streams -- more than any human can possibly experience. But an object received in the mailbox still has more weight. For example, to hold in one's hand the rhythmic heaviness of "Daora: Underground Sounds of Urban Brasil," a forthcoming double-disc collection of "hip-hop, beats, afro & dub" being issued by Mais Um Discos, is to know that something substantial is within.
May 24, 2013 |
The last time local government took a close interest in electronic dance music around downtown L.A., the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission banned raves at the facility after a teenage girl's drug death at Electric Daisy Carnival in 2010. The ban was eventually lifted, yet the incident was a dark cloud over dance music's future on public property in the heart of L.A. But that tune will soon change. Starting Sunday, a new monthly series produced by the owners of the Fashion District's Pattern Bar will bring sophisticated underground dance artists to Grand Park, one of the city's most significant and idyllic new public spaces.
May 1, 2013 |
If you've listened to any music in the last 48 years, chances are you're familiar with the Moog Ladder Filter, whether you know it or not. Idiot savants might know the invention by its government identifier: Patent No. 3475623. But to the majority of Americans, the Moog Ladder Filter is known for the electronic tones it generates -- warm, humming, quivering sounds that have been ubiquitous in rock, pop, disco, hip-hop, electronic dance music and more since the invention was introduced to the public in 1965.