Atlanta-based rapper Waka Flocka plans on introducing a heavy ‘EDM influence’ in his upcoming album. He has confirmed Skrillex, Flosstradamus, and Diplo as collaborators, all of whom have been involved in cross-genre work. This is yet another indication of the integration between electronic music with other genres in America. Stay tuned for further details on [...]
Part I: A-Trak & Chrome Sparks House Party During SXSW this past March, Fader and Sonos Studio threw five days of parties and asked a handful of artists to create playlists each night. The artists were able to DJ wirelessly from anywhere in the venue thanks to Sonos technology, which also allowed the ability to [...]
For those making the trip to weekend one of Coachella and seeking to get their dance music fix on top of the revelry already at the festival, four events have been announced at the Renaissance Esmeralda Report, sponsored by Las Vegas based neighbors Wynn and LA-based SBE Nightlife. The venue is a quick 15 minute [...]
The Ibiza-based International Music Summit (IMS) is a leading industry event bringing together individuals to discuss music, technology, art, business, and more. IMS will be holding its first event in the US, IMS Engage, on April 17th at W Hollywood in Los Angeles. Joining an already impressive list of influential and prominent individuals in electronic [...]
Returning for its 5th year, The Bounce Festival has expanded its festival grounds to Twain, CA with the hopes of creating an even more unique music event. The festival has established itself as an intimate affair (attendees generally camp for the festival) that offers not only electronic and live music, but art displays, various programs, [...]
Chicago has become a festival hub in North America, boasting Lollapalooza, North Coast, Pitchfork, a satellite EDC, and Spring Awakening among others. The latter festival, to be held June 14-16th in Soldier Field, has expanded to three days this year and has released its complete lineup. The electronic music acts included Bassnectar and Calvin Harris [...]
Nicole Moudaber, one of the few female artists in the industry, has made a name for herself due to her technical (one of her residencies includes Space Ibiza) and production successes in house and techno. Nicole is now set to release her debut LP ‘Believe’ May 6th via Drumcode. The album is comprised of nine [...]
For use with higher-end headphones, Meridian Explorer has released a portable DAC and headphone amp. The device promises better sound quality and time precision. It supports analog and mini Toslink connections. Read more HERE.
The Maple Q Speaker is a high-end stereo system ($1500) from Q, the producer of hand-crafted, 100% wood audio devices. The Maple Q is made entirely from American Maple, which accentuates its simple and stylish design. It arrives with a 90 watts amp and boasts 360 degree audio coverage. Purchase HERE.
The Boombot1 is a portable speaker with a battery life of 6 hours (takes an hour to recharge). It measures approx 3.6in x 3.6in x 2.1in, which certainly makes it ultraportable, although the loudness and crispness at such a size is questionable (it arrives with 50mm drivers). The exterior can be customized via different face [...]