| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Avicii is part of the first generation of EDM artists who grew up in their careers viewing Coachella as a major international destination....
| Jan 1, 2012
| 9:36 PM
The Oregon act gives 2011 an existential send-off with its magnetic electronic music -- much to the enjoyment of the bedazzled groovers packing the new Sunset club. This post has been updated. See below for details. 2011 will be remembered......
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Last week LMFAO had the No. 1 song in America. Again. This time it was for the L.A. rap/dance/pop duo's ode to self-infatuation, "Sexy and I Know It" — an infectiously simple dance-floor ditty with a relentless rhythm and a video that has been...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:36 PM
New York by way of Iowa composer Arthur Russell, who died in 1992, worked in an odd intersection of sounds when he started making music in the mid-1970s. A classically trained violinist who ran with Allen Ginsberg, Russell became obsessed with the nascent...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Before America embraced Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta, there was Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, the 48-year-old British DJ and producer who won over fans with quirky music videos (who could forget Christopher Walken prancing around an...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The electronic dance music, or EDM, revolution has officially reached the Peninsula. Staff at Hampton Coliseum announced Wednesday that Pretty Lights and Bassnectar, two of the genre's big names, will perform there Dec. 28 & 29.
Tickets go on sale 10 a....
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Fans of classic disco and early electronic dance music have reason to rejoice: The respected and innovative Italian producer Giorgio Moroder has started offering classic rarities via his new Soundcloud page.
Moroder, 72, is best known for his work with...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:40 AM
The hour is 11:30 on this Saturday night aboard the American Queen, somewhere south of Natchez, Miss. The dance floor in the Grand Saloon is deserted, and a lone man sits in the 24-hour Front Porch lounge, reading a paperback novel. The evening's...
| May 18, 2012
In 1975, Donna Summer released a pop single unlike any before it.
The singer, then an unknown in the U.S., was living in Germany and working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder and lyricist Pete Bellotte. Together they came up with a breathy,...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 1:14 PM
It’s probably no coincidence that Maya Jane Coles, the 24-year-old British-Japanese producer and one of very few female artists on the bill at Saturday’s HARD Day of the Dead, helmed the best set of the night.
On a bill devoted to skull-...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:45 PM
If you've ever attended an Ozomatli concert, you know it's sort of like being swept up in a Disneyland parade for adults. The unclassifiable L.A. band -- OK, call its members Latino-hip-hop-reggae-rockers, if you must -- is known for a kinetically feel-...