An EDM Promoter's Manifesto
Yes, America, many of our attendees use drugs, and no, they are not from the margins of society. They are your children, and your friends, and your coworkers. They might be less risk-averse than you are, and more into visceral experiences. They might not be entirely sure of what they are just yet. But like that safe ride you took home from the bar on New Year’s Eve, or the 7th inning beer cut-off...
"Is that Aretha Franklin?" -Skrillex
Don’t wait for Monsta’s first EP to come out on Owsla this Fall. “Holdin’ On” is already the song of my summer. Skrillex told me in Billboard (full article here)… “I was at South by Southwest with my manager Tim [Smith] and a few friends,” says Skrillex. “Tim says, ‘I got something,’ and pulls up [Monsta’s “Holdin’ On”]. I said, ‘That’s a sick track and a cool vocal sample. Where’d they get that...
"Press Play, Hit Start": A Viral Timeline →
How my first Tumblr post went the v-word, via Storify.
Press Play? Hit Start
There’s been a lot of noise over the past few weeks, from various people and places, about the quality of the current electronic dance music experience. On June 23 – enjoying the afterburn of a Rolling Stone cover story in which he called out everyone from Skrillex to David Guetta for dialing in their sets – Deadmau5 used a Tumblr post to piss on the importance of technical DJ-ing skills,...