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Diplo Reflects On Rise As EDM Superstar Producer And DJ

Worth nearly $7 billion, electronic dance music continues to revolutionize the music industry, and DJ and producer Diplo is at the center of it all. Ranked in this year’s Forbes list for highest-paid DJs, the Grammy-nominated producer stretches across all genres, collaborating with music’s biggest names like MIA, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg and Justin Bieber. He is also recognized internationally, with ...

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PLUR for Kidz Gives Kandi For Sick Kids

If you’ve been to an EDM festival like Electric Daisy Carnival or Spring Awakening, you’ve probably seen people trading kandi (the pony bead bracelets). You don’t make kandi for yourself; you make it to give to others. EDM music-lover Nancy Reyes took that belief and turned it into PLUR for Kidz, an organization that has made it their mission to ...

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Kaskade Pisses Off “Some Old Guy” Named (Ex-Beatle) Paul McCartney

As night fell, Paul McCartney graced the main stage at Lollapalooza and treated the crowd to his 1982 tribute to John Lennon, “Here Today”. He started to play, but his acoustics were overpowered by an act next door, playing 128 beats per minute- the pounding beats and bass drops from Kaskade. Paul McCartney stopped playing and joked, “I intended this. ...

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Avicii Shines on New Album “Stories”

Tim Berling, more famously known as Avicii, just dropped his new album “Stories” that barely is confined within the EDM genre. On this album, the Swedish producer is making beautiful songs with meaning full lyrics (but little dance music influence) and it’s amazing. While some may grumble about the “old Avicii”, but musicality trumps all here! Avicii has taken massive ...

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Could Possible Downfall Of SFX Entertainment Burst US EDM Bubble?

In the aftermath of TomorrowWorld debacle, the already-troubled stateside festival giant SFX Entertainment seems doomed for liquidation. The rain-soaked event made headlines when exhausted attendees were stranded due to inaccessible roads at the remote location on the outskirts of Atlanta, GA. This may just be the straw that will break the back of the US electronic music conglomerate.After recent murmurs ...

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