SoundCloud adds Top 50 charts for over 30 genres

SoundCloud adds Top 50 charts for over 30 genres SoundCloud has been a vital tool for dance music music discovery over the past few years. Despite an initial long list of lawsuits, the German streaming platform has successfully struck licensing deals with labels and publishers to help keep the site afloat. To continue fostering discovery…

Spotify is introducing video content for mobile

Spotify is introducing video content for mobile Spotify is finally ready to introduce the video feature that the company first announced last May. The mobile-only video content will first be available on Android devices, but will expand to iOS devices in the U.S., U.K., Sweden, and Germany a week later. Over the past several months,…

2000 PEOPLE ARE GOING ON A “FREEDOM TO PARTY” MARCH IN LONDON TOMORROW

2000 PEOPLE ARE GOING ON A “FREEDOM TO PARTY” MARCH IN LONDON TOMORROW Organisers are fighting against the UK government’s continued crackdown on free parties There’s a “freedom to party” march going down in East London tomorrow (Saturday), protesting against the UK government’s crackdown on raves (the proper, field-based type). An organisation called Acid City…

Ultra reveals Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as newest destination

Ultra reveals Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as newest destination Ultra Music Festival is officially heading to Brazil this year. As part of the international brand’s latest move to expand, Ultra has chosen Rio, Brazil, to be its newest destination among the Ultra Worldwide family. Joining the likes of Japan, South Africa, Croatia, and many more, Ultra…

What’s Happening to Above and Beyond?

What’s Happening to Above and Beyond? I hate that I have to write this post, but I’m eminently disappointed with the newest Above and Beyond single. Call me an intolerable snob, but their newest single, “A.I.”, sounds exactly like every other song coming from Anjunabeats and I’m starting to quickly lose interest in their label….

Rihanna’s ‘Work’ Was Radio’s Most-Heard Song in Its First Day

Rihanna’s ‘Work’ Was Radio’s Most-Heard Song in Its First Day Radio has gotten right to “Work,” Rihanna’s new single from her new album,Anti. In its first day (Jan. 27), “Work” (featuringDrake) was the most-heard song on the more than 1,200 stations monitored by Nielsen Music for the Billboard Hot 100. It drew the largest audience…

Super Bowl weekend in San Francisco

Super Bowl weekend in San Francisco San Francisco has become a hot bed of electronic music. Nowhere is this more evident than the city’s burgeoning club culture. With the Super Bowl taking place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, February 7, the city is gearing up for one of its busiest weekends of the…

Bob Moses Performs on The Ellen Degeneres Show

Bob Moses Performs on The Ellen Degeneres Show As electronic music continues to spread across the world in popularity, many TV networks are taking notice. Earlier today, FOX announced that they will be airing the first ever electronic music awards show. Now the deep house duo Bob Moses has taken to the national television airwaves…

Baauer Just Played The Late Show, And His Album Is Almost Here

Baauer Just Played The Late Show, And His Album Is Almost Here Baauer is an undeniable legend in the trap realm, what with ‘shaking Harlem’ and all that – though we haven’t heard too much from him lately. But all that is about to change with his debut album. He’s been dripping a few tracks here and there, and mostly keeping…

Cloud 9 Holland Music Publishing signs Fedde Le Grand

Cloud 9 Holland Music Publishing signs Fedde Le Grand   Cloud 9 Holland Music Publishing and DJ/producer Fedde Le Grand have joined forces with a publishing deal. The global publishing deal with Cloud 9 Music was signed with managing director Raymond Van Vliet and general creative & marketing consultant Pieter van Bodegraven. Van Vliet said: “We are extremely excited to represent Fedde worldwide and…

Beatport Launches First Localized Expansion in The Netherlands

Beatport Launches First Localized Expansion in The Netherlands Hallo, Beatport! Electronic music’s digital mecca may be available in more than 220 countries, but Beatport today (Jan. 28) announced the launch of a completely localized version of its music service in the Netherlands. Focusing on a specific country is a first for Beatport, which will launch…

THE BIGGEST TRACKS IN HIP HOP FROM 1995

THE BIGGEST TRACKS IN HIP HOP FROM 1995 Billboard and Polygraph link up to deliver an interesting tool for re-discovering the classics What a time the 90’s were. Hip Hop was in the golden era, the internet started to flourish and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Now, I know when albums like Illmatic and…

ARMIN ONLY EMBRACE – ANNOUNCEMENT ZIGGO DOME

ARMIN ONLY EMBRACE – ANNOUNCEMENT ZIGGO DOME Armin van Buuren has been in the game for a long time, so he has gotten into a predictable rhythym with his releases and touring schedules. After he released his latest studio album,Embrace, this fall it was only a matter of time before Armin Only would return to…

CHRIS PRICE NAMED HEAD OF MUSIC AT BBC RADIO 1 AND 1XTRA

CHRIS PRICE NAMED HEAD OF MUSIC AT BBC RADIO 1 AND 1XTRA BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra have appointed Chris Price as the Head of Music for Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Price replaces George Ergatoudis, who is leaving the Beeb to join Spotify in March. BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Controller Ben Cooper said: “Chris…

BIKINIS, BEACHES, AND BANANAS: GROOVE CRUISE MIAMI 2016 IN PHOTOS

BIKINIS, BEACHES, AND BANANAS: GROOVE CRUISE MIAMI 2016 IN PHOTOS The true OG of the dance music cruise world, The Groove Cruise has been setting sail for the past 12 years. The party, which lifts off from both LA and Miami each year, cruised from Florida to Jamaica this past January 22-26 for four nights of music…

HOW “SHOW ME LOVE” BECAME AN UNEXPECTED HOUSE CLASSIC

HOW “SHOW ME LOVE” BECAME AN UNEXPECTED HOUSE CLASSIC Robin S and StoneBridge share their sides of the story. There are very few records in dance music history that can match the durability of “Show Me Love,” the early 90s house anthem that propelled little-known singer Robin S into the charts. In the 23 years since…