To get to the headquarters of one of America’s most successful dance music labels, you need to head into the suburban tracts of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. There, amid the ranch houses and “drive like your kids live here” signs, husband and wife duo Barclay and Aundy Crenshaw run Dirtybird Records out of a nondescript building behind their home.
“Even without being sure of ‘history’, it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time—and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened…”
This line, Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear
As part of a recent career training program, I undertook a personality assessment. It wasn’t a typical shabby online personality quiz, but instead specifically measured for the “big five personality traits.” The test shed a great deal of light on my own character traits. What I found most interesting was reading a bit deeper –
The game features deadmau5 as you take on five DJ bosses.
Ever wanted to fight the fake DJs in electronic music? Maybe not physically fight, but fight it in other ways? Now there is a computer game that lets you take on Devil Goata, Paul Douchebag, Paris Sheraton, Steve Karaoki and Pete Bullshit.
.On February 23, 2010, 20,000 music lovers took to Melbourne’s streets to protest policies forcing the closure of live music programs and venues. Led by musicians including Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, Dan Sultan, Dobe Newton and Paul Dempsey, the SLAM (Save Live Australia’s Music) Rally was the largest cultural protest in Australia’s history.
On Thursday 6th February, a devastating fire burned the Apollo Masters factory in California to the ground. Luckily, none of the staff were harmed in the fire, but the incident meant that the world’s largest supplier of blank lacquers for cutting vinyl was completely destroyed. Since, a lot of different opinions and conclusions have been
The Beat Hotel
Marrakech, MoroccoMarch 19 – March 22
In the past few years, Morocco has become a new destination for dance music festivals. Beat Hotel, which launched in 2019, is primed to become one of the key events in the country’s calendar. A big part of that is down to pedigree: Beat Hotel
While it’s no secret that the DJ industry is mostly male-dominated, the number of talented female artists in the world of electronic music and hip hop continues to grow and change the scene. Today we are pleased to introduce you to some top female DJs you should get to know.
Coming from diverse horizons, either geographically
Scammers created a fake website to masquerade as the organizers of Burning Man and to trick people into buying non-existent tickets for the arts event.
Kaspersky Lab discovered a fraudulent website that attempted to capitalize on people’s interest in attending the event. The site leveraged the same colors, fonts and design as “burningman.org,” the official
The coronavirus, technically an umbrella term for a large group of respiratory infections including the common cold, was officially renamed by the World Health Organization as COVID-19 last week. Like influenza, the coronavirus spreads among people in close contact, leading Asian health officials to recommend the cancellation of large-scale events. This has dealt huge financial
One thing successful musicians have to do a lot of is travel, and when you travel with an instrument, you increase its chances of getting damaged. Early this month, the Malian musician Ballaké Sissoko’s kora was taken apart by US border agents when he left New York, something Sissoko only discovered when he picked it up
The DISTRIKT crew, famed for their shenanigan filled theme camp on the playa, are headed to Melbourne for a day of phat beats and general tomfoolery.
But who, or what, are they? Often mistaken as the love children of celestial beings and Keith Richards, they’re apparently just normal (albeit ridonculously awesome) burners who work hard