MY CITY: LOS ANGELES with Doc Martin

Doc Martin brings Mixmag and WAV to Los Angeles to share the city’s rich history and his upbringing as an artist in its growing scene. Advertising

Interactive scatter plot of 1387 music genres

Interactive scatter plot of 1387 music genres If there’s one thing dance music fans love, it’s inventing new genres. And as journalists, we’re just as guilty of it (if not more). In fact, we’ve been classifying and re-classifying music for decades, spawning hundreds of subgenres in the process. Now, however, the brilliant minds at The Echo Nest have created…

“ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC WILL NEVER DIE”

“ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC WILL NEVER DIE” Stoney Roads recently caught up with Australian duo Slumberjack for a short interview, preceding their performance at SoSueMe’s Xmas bash. Responding to a question about “EDM” dying, they had this to say: We think “EDM” as a genre itself (i.e. super pop mainstream house stuff) may be on the…

History of Electronic Music

History of Electronic Music You all thought I was dead, didn’t you? Anyway, here’s what the title promises – samples of electronically produced music from 1970 to 2013. This was based off of one of Tinnitis’s videos on the history of recorded music. I apologize for some audio problems near the beginning. I also apologize…

NINJA TUNE: “THE MAIN REASON WE’RE STILL HERE IS THAT WE DIDN’T STOP.”

NINJA TUNE: “THE MAIN REASON WE’RE STILL HERE IS THAT WE DIDN’T STOP.” Trailblazing Indie Label Celebrates 25 Years of Cold Cuts In the mid-1980s, as New York’s Hip-Hop culture and egalitarian approach to making music drifted overseas, Matt Black and Jonathan Moore, two nerdy British blokes, worked as part time DJs, spinning rare grooves…

ARE YOU READY FOR DAFT PUNK UNCHAINED?

ARE YOU READY FOR DAFT PUNK UNCHAINED? Fans of the robot rock rejoice – the documentary Daft Punk Unchained will premier on Showtime on December 10th. From Beatport: “Daft Punk Unchained is directed by documentarian Hervé Martin Delpierre, and tracks the evolution of Daft Punk from 1996 through to that triumphant performance at the 2014…

FEATURE INTERVIEW : Steve Lawler

FEATURE INTERVIEW : Steve Lawler A child of the acid house generation, Steve Lawler has been busy with the beats long before genres were but a twinkle in clubland’s eye. Steve Lawler needs no introduction, but he certainly warrants one. You would be hard pushed to find a more in-form, in-demand, exceptionally talented artist, regarded…

THIS BLUEPRINT IS LIKE A CHEAT SHEET FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC HISTORY

THIS BLUEPRINT IS LIKE A CHEAT SHEET FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC HISTORY It all began with Robert Moog‘s 1964 synthesizers. It wasn’t until after groups like The Doors and The Byrds began using this technology that dance and disco could later be born. But the technology that Moog used dates back to the earliest days of…