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Pop Songs You Didn’t Know Were Produced by DJs

These days, it seems like all sorts of people have a hand in producing music. Stars like Britney Spears and Adele have lots of producers and others who collaborate with one another to write and produce their next hit song. Here are a few pop songs you probably didn’t know were produced by famous DJs! Diplo co-produced “Look At Me ...

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EDC New York 2015

Just announced- Insomniac revealed the new dates for Electric Daisy Carnival New York! Still taking place over two days, EDC New York 2016 will have some changes from last year. They have swapped out MetLife Stadium in New Jersey with CitiField in New York, a strategic call that lands the whimsical festival in a more central location. Furthermore, organizers have ...

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The Most Ridiculously Over-Played Festival Songs Of Summer ’15

Some songs just don’t know when to quit. Whenever you go to a festival, these are the songs you can almost guarantee will be played at least once throughout the night (or day). Most of the time, songs fad in popularity over time. Unfortunately, there are certain songs that get played over and over again; here are some of the ...

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Say My Name: How The Biggest DJ’s Got Their Monikers

It’s a question that crosses our minds every time we first hear of a new artist with a weird name – “what kind of name is that?” Below is a list of a few of the most interesting DJ names and their origins! Hardwell This DJ’s dad came up with his name when his son was 12 years old, “My original ...

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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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Torrential Rains Leave TomorrowWorld Concert Goers Stranded Overnight

On Saturday night, steady driving rains turned the dirt roads and fields of TomorrowWorld to mud stranding concert goers. Festival organizers decided to close the roads and cancel all shuttles traveling to and from the venue. Thousands of exhausted festival guests, trying to leave after Hardwell’s closing set, were left deserted. Reports state that the parking lots and drop off ...

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Zedd ‘True Colors’ Tour Showcases Stunning Visual Performance And Massive Stage

Zedd, the German-born DJ and producer, has embarked on his new fall tour showcasing his True Colors album. Tickets for the tour went on sale in July, so fans have been waiting patiently almost all summer for his performances. The True Colors Tour features a production that is 82 feet wide, larger than any festival mainstage. The stunning 4K visual ...

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Review: Chicago’s 7th Annual North Coast Music Festival Features Chemical Brothers, Steve Aoki And More

Electronic goddess Nicole Swanberg lives in Chicago and is regular EDM In Stereo contributor.  Thousands of music lovers streamed into Union Park in Chicago last weekend for the city’s 6th annual North Coast Music Festival. With stacked lineups all three days and genres to satisfy almost every musical taste, my hopes for North Coast were set pretty high! Over the next three ...

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