Music Industry Erupts: Deadmau5 Challenges Spotify’s Content Cost Claims
Electronic Dance Magazine
by Michelle Acosta
3w ago
In the wake of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek’s contentious remarks about the minimal cost of content creation, famed DJ and producer Deadmau5 has threatened to remove his music from the platform. Ek’s assertion that creating content costs “close to zero” has sparked a significant backlash among artists, with Deadmau5 among the most vocal critics. Today, with the cost of creating content being close to zero, people can share an incredible amount of content. This has sparked my curiosity about the concept of long shelf life versus short shelf life. While much of what we see and hear quickly becomes ob ..read more
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Beats of Faith: Navigating Spirituality at Electronic Music Festivals
Electronic Dance Magazine
by Yoel Brrs
1M ago
I know this is a controversial topic, but hear me out. As someone who has spent time both in the pews and on the dance floor, I’ve seen the divide between the worlds of faith and electronic dance music (EDM) festivals. On the surface, these two realms might seem irreconcilable, but for many devoted Christians, the pulsating beats and neon lights of raves offer a unique form of spiritual expression and community. Understanding the Stigma: For many Christians, the idea of attending a rave or EDM festival conjures images of hedonistic behavior, rampant drug use, and a lifestyle far removed from ..read more
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The Fascinating World of Electronic Music and the Brain: A Symphony of Emotion and Thought
Electronic Dance Magazine
by Mariana Bustillos
1M ago
The Magical Interplay of Sound and Mind: The captivating world of psychoacoustics in electronic music, where every beat and melody is a journey through our emotional and mental landscapes. This exploration isn’t just about enjoying tunes – it’s about understanding how electronic music touches our hearts and activates our brains, offering exciting possibilities for therapy and well-being. The Emotional Brain under the Spell of Electronic Beats: Discover how brain-imaging studies reveal the magic of electronic music. It’s more than sound – it’s a key that unlocks our emotional worlds, stirring a ..read more
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Electronic Dance Magazine’s Unsung Heroes: Rhythm of the Night: The Legacy of Swedish Egil 
Electronic Dance Magazine
by Yoel Brrs
1M ago
It was the mid-90s, a time when the world felt vast and the future stretched out in infinite possibilities. I was just a middle school kid, navigating the awkwardness of adolescence and seeking solace in the rhythm of the night. It was during this time that I first encountered the enigmatic figure who would become a cornerstone of my musical landscape: Swedish Egil. I remember the first time I stumbled upon Groove Radio 10.31 FM. It was a late, insomniac night, the kind that seemed to stretch on forever, with the quiet hum of my small bedroom the only companion. The airwaves crackled to life ..read more
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Experience the Ultimate Psytrance Journey: Dreamstate’s “Into The Sequence”
Electronic Dance Magazine
by Matthew Gilmore
1M ago
Step into a world where music and visuals collide in a mesmerizing display of creativity and innovation. The stage design and decorations promise to be a feast for the eyes, featuring mind-bending, psychedelic elements that will fully immerse festival-goers in an unforgettable experience. Get ready for an electrifying adventure as Insomniac, the masterminds behind Dreamstate , unveil their latest venture, “Into The Sequence.” Promising a sensory overload that will transport attendees to a psychedelic wonderland, this event is set to redefine the psytrance festival scene. Mark your calendars fo ..read more
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The Hidden Costs of Being a Musician: Surviving in a Brutal Economy
Electronic Dance Magazine
by Matthew Gilmore
1M ago
As a professional musician navigating the current economic landscape, it’s impossible to ignore the severe financial pressures that come with the territory. Inflation is hitting everyone hard, but for those of us in the music industry, the strain is particularly acute. A recent study by the charity Help Musicians revealed that 91% of us are facing what is being termed a ‘cost of working’ crisis. This is not just about rising costs; it’s about the very viability of our careers. Imagine not being able to afford the equipment you need to perform and create. That’s the reality for many musicians t ..read more
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“Miami’s Ultra Music Festival Opening Day Halted by Severe Weather, Fans Rally for Weekend Recovery”
Electronic Dance Magazine
by STAFF
4M ago
Miami, FL – The Ultra Music Festival, Miami’s highly anticipated electronic dance music event, faced an unexpected and early end to its opening day on Friday due to severe weather conditions. The event, which takes place at the picturesque Bayfront Park, saw its festivities cut short as lightning storms and strong winds took the city by storm, leading to the cancellation of headline performances by renowned artists such as Hardwell, Fisher X Chris Lake Present Under Construction, and Armin Van Buuren. ULTRA ALERT SEVERE WEATHER – LIGHTNING & STRONG WINDS. For your safety, Ultra Friday is ..read more
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“Beats of Resistance: The Day Music and Unity Challenged Racism on the Prime Minister’s Doorstep”
Electronic Dance Magazine
by Olivia Hylton
4M ago
In the heart of London, a city known as much for its historic landmarks as for its vibrant culture, a different kind of history was made. I stood amidst a sea of 5,000 souls outside 10 Downing Street, the residence of the UK Prime Minister, where the rhythm of resistance pulsed through the air. This wasn’t just any gathering; it was the protest rave “House Against Hate,” an event that united us in a chorus against racism and hate in all its forms. Orchestrated by R3 Soundsystem and Black Artist Database, in partnership with love-fueled initiatives like Stand Up To Racism UK and Love Music Hate ..read more
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Devastating Precision: Meat Katie & Elite Force’s “Lazer” Hits Digital in a Stellar Remaster
Electronic Dance Magazine
by STAFF
5M ago
In an era where electronic music continually evolves, certain tracks stand the test of time and emerge, years later, reborn and ready to reclaim dancefloors. Such is the case with “Lazer,” the monumental collaboration between breakbeat pioneers Meat Katie and Elite Force. Originally released in 2006 as a vinyl-exclusive b-side, “Lazer” carved its niche as a club-destroying behemoth, now reinvigorated in a digital remaster that promises to pack even more punch. A Fresh Lease on Life for a Breakbeat Behemoth Released under the label Lowering The Tone, “Lazer Remastered” marks a significant momen ..read more
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“Spawn: The Album” Vinyl Reissue: A Nostalgic Trip Back to ’90s Collaborative Genius
Electronic Dance Magazine
by STAFF
5M ago
In a move that’s set to thrill vinyl enthusiasts and ’90s music aficionados alike, Record Store Day has announced a double-LP vinyl reissue of the iconic “Spawn: The Album.” This announcement is part of the exclusive titles list for Record Store Day 2024, and it’s an offering that promises to bring back a wave of nostalgia for those who remember the groundbreaking collaborations that defined the late ’90s music scene. “Spawn: The Album” originally served as the soundtrack for the 1997 film adaptation of the Image comic series “Spawn.” What set this soundtrack apart was its visionary pairing of ..read more
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