GQ profiles Daft Punk

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Nearly a decade ago, two helmet-clad production geniuses set a standard for electronic dance music that has been replicated again and again in the years that followed. Eight years later, the pioneers are back with a brand new album. At first, our excitement was partnered with a sense of skepticism—many years had passed since the […]

Defected Records label reborn


It’s a new year and a new look for Defected Records. After 15 years of music, the label is partnering up acclaimed designer and producer Trevor Jackson and photographer Nick Griffiths to reemerge with a revamped identity. From brand new release artwork and merchandise to an updated website and logo, Defected plans to take its […]

elektro exclusive interview with Dubfire


What’s the story behind your stage name, Dubfire? Ali: We had a huge diplomatic community in the DC scene; a lot of DJs and people who were part of the scene used their first names, and they were all from middle-eastern backgrounds. Their names were very ethnic and I didn’t want to be one of […]

Verboten StageONE Brooklyn Waterfront Event Series kicks off July 4th


Aside from fireworks and long, hot, lazy days, New York City residents have one more thing to look forward to this summer: StageONE, a new event series on Brooklyn’s Williamsburg waterfront. Brought to us by Verboten, NYC’s go-to for underground parties, the series kicks off July 4th with music pioneer and legend Sasha’s Never Say […]

elektro exclusive interview with Bingo Players

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I read you two met in a bar over an incident involving accidentally swapped jackets. Did you ever guess it would lead to performing together? I don’t think we thought that far ahead. It’s funny, sometimes you connect with people in life for whatever reason and that initial interaction turns into something much bigger. Thankfully […]

Above & Beyond “Walter White” Out Now

Above & Beyond received wild reviews for their Anjunabeats Volume 10 collection, but then again, we could hardly expect anything less from the legendary UK trio. Right now, we love “Walter White” off the two-disc compilation. Inspired by the ‘Breaking Bad’ character from which it takes its name, the track is an intense thrill-ride of […]

Armin van Buuren ft. Trevor Guthrie “This Is What It Feels Like” Official Video

Armin Van Buuren’s stunning release, “This Is What It Feel Like,” gets a beautiful visual companion. The official music video for the track takes place in a desert on a golden afternoon, and features Armin and vocalist Trevor Guthrie going head to head in a good-natured car race. The video brings to life child-like reckless […]

Skrillrex ft. Damian Marley “Make It Bun Dem” MONSTA Bootleg


What happens when you mix Skrillex, Damian Marley and MONSTA together? You get the electrifying “Make it Bun Dem” bootleg. This track gives you the best of THREE worlds. You get Skrillex’s dubstep sound, Damian Marley’s vocals and MONSTA’s bootleg that turns up the BPM just a notch. If “summer-dubstep” was a genre, this track […]



Since we got wind of its inception, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the newest addition to North America’s family of electronic music festivals. Pre-sale tickets, reserved exclusively for American ticket-buyers, sold out in two hours – that’s half the festival’s capacity, ladies and gents. If you missed out on the pre-sale, take heart – remaining tickets […]

Aly & Fila “Running Out Of Time”

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We’ve heard a lot of talk about an upcoming album by Egyptian powerhouse duo Aly & Fila. Finally, the first-released track from the highly anticipated follow-up LP to ‘Rising Sun’ comes to us from the trance titans after months spent working in the studio. Titled “Running Out Of Time,” the track is a pulsating whirlwind […]

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