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What's F'n Next? Disclosure

FM radio ruins everything.
Surrey, England
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 15, 2013

Prime time for Eric Prydz

This month, Eric Prydz launches the dark, atmospheric party Black Dice, his first American residency, at Vegas's Wynn — and he's still finding time to hit Boston's PRIME Nightclub at Umbria Prime on Saturday, February 16.
By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  February 15, 2013

Jeffrey Tonnesen’s Night — and Day

Raised on '90s raves, Jeffrey Tonnesen started out by spinning bands like the Clash and the Kinks at hipster rock bars on the Lower East Side; now he plays international fashion shows for Prada and DVF.

By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  January 18, 2013

Cloudy with a chance of Skrillex

Anything that can go wrong at Camp Bisco, will go wrong. I've been attending the annual festival in upstate New York since 2007, and every year there seems to be a hitch: torrential rain begetting knee-deep mud, eight-hour traffic backups, and even thos
Summer camp
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  July 20, 2012

Mosart212 declares himself PASSIVE/AGGRESSIVE

It's been hard to miss this whole EDM push lately.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 17, 2012

Hot Chip | One Life Stand

Four albums into a career that appeared to begin as an art-school goof, Hot Chip look more likely than any of their peers to ascend one day to the intellectual electro-pop heights of Pet Shop Boys or Scritti Politti.
Astralwerks (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 19, 2010


Four Tet | There Is Love In You

In the five years since Kieran Hebden a/k/a Four Tet last dropped a full-length, the playing field has been seriously leveled for sample-based electronic music.
Domino (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 05, 2010

Gus Gus | 24-7

Letting the music take control is a primary tenet of the dance-floor ethos — but that's only because dance music is by nature submissive. Even at its most sonically rich, dance music remains a utility, and even when it demands your attention, it does so
Kompact (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 18, 2009

Photos: DJ Kon's fundraiser

Photos from DJ Kon's fundraiser at Middlesex Lounge
DJ Kon's fundraiser at Middlesex Lounge on August 24, 2009
By MELISSA OSTROW  |  August 28, 2009

The other river rave

When heads deserted the Chinatown-warehouse rave scene in the late '90s, the house loyalists from Soul Clap and Marz Entertainment were still cracking glow sticks.
Soul Clap and Marz bring life to the banks
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 19, 2009

Slideshow: Breakonomics 2009 at MIT's student center

Breakers, popper, and housers get on the good foot at MIT's student center
Dancers battle it out for cash prizes at Breakonomics 2009, at the MIT La Sala de Puerto Rico, April 25, 2009
By ALEXANDER HSU  |  May 01, 2009


Taking the B-boys to School

You may have noticed, hip-hop dance has gone legit — or at least slightly commercial.
The Other MIT Crew
By LISA SPINELLI  |  April 24, 2009

Dance, dance, evolution

They've been working together for a long time, since the late 1990s in Florida and the nascent Slowing Room, which came to Maine to become early innovators of the Portland electronic music scene.
The secret weekend start the party with Energy Broadcast System
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2009

Various Artists | Money Will Ruin Everything

Asked to describe his label Rune Grammofon's output, Rune Kristoffersen uncomfortably offers, "It's typically somewhere between improvised, electronic, contemporary . . . ," before fading off.
Rune Grammofon (2009)
By DEVIN KING  |  February 03, 2009

Review: Humcrush | Rest at World's End

Replete with bands who weave jazz, modern composition, and electronic music, the Rune Grammofon label captures a thriving scene of Norwegian improvisers and composers.
Rune Grammofon (2009)
By DEVIN KING  |  January 13, 2009

This old house

You wouldn't know it, but throbbing away in the upper two floors of that tiny wedge of a building splitting Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue is Rise: Boston's only after-hours nightclub.
Rise celebrates 10 years on the edge
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 12, 2009

Lows and highs

Although he lives in suburban DC — a few thousand miles and an ocean away from dubstep ground zero in London — producer Martijn Deykers (a/k/a MARTYN) was one of the genre's pivotal figures of 2008.
Martyn at Good Life; Infinity Window at Butcher Shoppe
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 06, 2009