MTV, Save the Music launch grant named after J Dilla
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV and the Save the Music nonprofit organization have launched a grant named after the J Dilla, the highly influential rapper-producer who died in 2006.
MIAMI (AP) — One of the world's top electronic music festivals is returning to downtown Miami.
The Miami Herald reports that city commissioners voted 3-2 Thursday to approve an agreement...
Founder of warehouse living space testifies on deadly fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The founder of a communal living space in a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where a fire killed 36 people more than two years ago took to the stand in his trial Monday,...
MIAMI (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a company working with Miami police to jam signals to prevent drones from flying over the recent Ultra electronic music festival may have been...
Neon Future: DJ Steve Aoki’s comic book sees techno-optimism
MIAMI (AP) — Forget the dystopian future of science fiction stories, where Skynet endoskeletons stomp on dry human bones or people slumbering in fluid-filled pods serve as living...
Miami votes against electronic music festival
MIAMI (AP) — One of the world's top electronic music festivals is getting the boot from Miami's waterfront.
The Miami City Commission on Thursday voted down renewing the Ultra Music Festival's contract to use the city's Bayfront Park.
The two-decade-old festival draws tens of thousands of electronic music fans and performers from all over the world.
BERLIN (AP) — Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.
Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst "dropping in" for a live performance from the International Space Station.
Using a tablet computer with a virtual synthesizer, Gerst played a duet of Kraftwerk's 1978 song "Spacelab" with the band Friday night to cheers from the audience.
PARIS (AP) — The courtyard of the French presidential palace was converted into a giant dance floor for one evening on the country's Music Day.
The Elysee Palace hosted an unprecedented electronic music show on Thursday that 1,500 people who registered on the presidency's website got to attend for free.
PARIS (AP) — The French presidency is going to host an unprecedented electronic music show in the elegant courtyard of the Elysee palace on the country's Music Day on Thursday.
The presidency said Saturday that the "free and festive event" will take place with five French DJs in front of the 18th-century building as part of a popular evening of street concerts.
Among performers are music artist Kavinsky and DJ Busy P, both seen as worldwide ambassadors of the genre known as French Touch.
DETROIT (AP) — Red Bull Radio is partnering with the Movement Music Festival to hold a week of Detroit-centered programming.
Live from Detroit will run from May 21-28 and feature livestream performances from the Red Bull Music Stage at the popular electronic festival. Programming also will celebrate Detroit's music legacy and future, and feature interviews with artists and guest DJs.
Sul Ross musician in electronic music competition
ALPINE Max Ferguson wants your vote.
Ferguson, Presidio, a Sul Ross State University music major and professional musician, seeks to broaden his electronic music resume by winning the Untz Challenge. The two winners, grand prize by fan vote and second place chosen by the staff of TheUntz.com, will be awarded performance slots in seven participating music festivals from late May through late September.
Rendez-Vous again: Electronic music pioneer Jarre returns to Houston after 30 years
Jean-Michel Jarre was already an international music star when he became a Houston legend. In the 1970s, Jarre was a pioneering figure in electronic music, but the French composer’s renown was a little more muted in the States. When he showed up for one of his epic “son et lumiere” shows here, tagged Rendez-Vous Houston, in April 1986, an estimated 1.3 million people showed.
Meet the southern Minnesota electronic music guru earning rave reviews nationally
The credentials on John Maus probably belie his whereabouts. He’s an innovative synthesizer/electronic musician, has a record deal with the label behind Franz Ferdinand and Animal Collective, is playing the Coachella festival (April 13-22) and has earned rave write-ups from NPR, Pitchfork and other trendsetter music blogs.
So if we tell you he calls Austin home, you might assume we mean the cool music mecca of Austin, Texas.
Olly Wilson, 80, composer meshed African and Western music
Olly Wilson, an adventurous composer who integrated African, African-American and electronic rhythms, riffs and sounds into Western classical music conventions, died March 12 in Oakland, California. He was 80.
His daughter, Dawn Wilson, said the cause was complications of dementia.
Beck wants to make an album of electronic music.
The 47-year-old American alternative rocker has indulged his love of the genre by collaborating with artists such as Danger Mouse, Flume and The Chemical Brothers, but he admits he's been reluctant to put out synth and sample heavy songs under his own guise as he's worried it would alienate his fan base.
Pet Shop Boys will return to London's Royal Opera House for four 'Inner Sanctum' shows this summer.
The synthpop duo - comprised of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe - previously completed a residency at the iconic venue in 2016 and, due to demand, they will back playing their biggest hits between July 25 and July 28.
Odesza pick their best electronic act of all-time
Pitchfork declares Gary artist Jlin had one of year’s best albums
The Gary electronic musician Jlin has been racking up acclaim, getting written up in Spin magazine, the Washington Post and many other national publications.
Her latest album, "Black Origami," which the British electronica label Planet Mu released early last year, was ranked by Pitchfork as one of the top 10 albums of 2017.
Gathering marks 1 year since deadly Oakland warehouse fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The first anniversary of a fire that killed 36 people during an electronic music party in an Oakland, California, warehouse has been marked with a gathering outside the gutted building known as the "Ghost Ship."
A weekly showcase featuring local musicians.
Name: Bale Defoe
Sound: Bale Defoe is the DJ alias of Ryan Thomas, who produces groove-filled electronic music that is laid back and danceable.
Oklahoma correctional officer pleads guilty to bribery
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former correctional officer accused of accepting a bribe and conspiring to commit wire fraud at a private prison for federal inmates in Oklahoma has pleaded guilty.
U.S. Attorney Mark Yancey says 34-year-old Charles Daniel Lynn of El Reno entered guilty pleas Monday in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City.
Electronic music icon Gary Numan returns to the spotlight
NEW YORK (AP) — While working on his new album, electronic music pioneer Gary Numan found himself stuck. He'd been working on a song all day in his Los Angeles home studio and his dark waves of industrial synth weren't crashing quite right.
That's when his 11-year-old daughter, Persia, came home from school and poked her head around the door to offer a friendly "Hello, dad." Numan seized the opportunity.
Gary Numan: The music pendulum has made synthesizers and EDM OK now
20,000 fans flee huge fire at music festival in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A huge fire at a music festival in Spain forced the evacuation of over 20,000 concertgoers and incinerated the event's stage in Barcelona, the regional government said Sunday.
The fire Saturday night consumed the large outdoor stage at the "Tomorrowland" electronic music festival held at Barcelona's Parc de Can Zam. Twelve firefighting units needed around an hour to extinguish the flames just before midnight.
Student by day, DJ by night: DJ Tickles tells all
When it comes to school choice, Jasper Lipscomb is undecided. Heading into his junior year, he has a choice between returning to Desert Academy or home schooling. When it comes to his other life, as DJ Tickles, he knows what he wants. He has been DJing for about seven years and, in collaboration with Warehouse 21, hosts an electronic-music radio show called DAW Days on Ground Zero Radio broadcasting KSFR 101.1.
Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.
In San Francisco, revelers wearing rainbow tutus and boas held signs that read "No Ban, No Wall, Welcome Sisters and Brothers" while they danced to electronic music at a rally outside City Hall.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on pride marches (all times local):
Thousands of revelers wrapped in rainbow flags and wearing rainbow tutus and boas are marching in San Francisco to celebrate diversity but also to protest prejudice and exclusion.
Some partygoers celebrating gay pride held signs Sunday that read "No Ban, No Wall, Welcome Sisters and Brothers" while they danced to electronic music at a stage near San Francisco's City Hall.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival that took place outside Las Vegas over the weekend (all times local):
A 34-year-old man died at the venue of the Electric Daisy Carnival over the weekend.
The Clark County coroner's office on Monday said 34-year-old Michael Adam Morse died Saturday morning at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His cause and manner of death have not been determined.
Kraftwerk founder Ralf Hutter bored by ‘banal’ Twitter
Kraftwerk founder Ralf Hutter considers Twitter to be a "very banal" platform.
The electronic music band was formed by Ralf and Florian Schneider in 1969 in Germany and they changed the face of pop music with their unique sound and visuals.
Although always pioneers of new technology in their music, Ralf is not a pioneer of new internet trends and he finds the social media platform to be a boring pursuit.
Young Turks star John Talabot to headline Belgium’s Paradise City Festival
John Talabot and Omar S will headline Belgium's award-winning Paradise City Festival later this month.
The 'So Will Be Now' hitmaker - who is also label mates with The xx, FKA Twigs, Sampha and Jamie xx on Young Turks records - and the Detroit house music legend are set to lead the three day music extravaganza when it kicks off in the magical setting of Ribaucourt Castle June 23-25.
Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix and more wow at World Club Dome
Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix and Zedd performed at World Club Dome - dubbed "the world's biggest nightclub"- in Frankfurt, Germany last weekend (June 4 to June 6).
Over 140,000 EDM fanatics descended on the Commerzbank-Arena for the dance music extravaganza, which for anyone who is not aware of the vast amount of genres within electronic music from techno, house, trance and hardstyle, was a real education.
Gotye, Animal Collective among Moogfest music lineup
Gotye, Animal Collective and Flying Lotus will take the stage at this year's Moogfest, organizers announced Tuesday.
Moogfest, an annual festival devoted to art, music and technology, returns to Durham May 18-21 at various downtown venues.
This year's lineup also includes Suzanne Ciani, Derrick May, 808 State, Simian Mobile Disco, Syrinx, Jessy Lanza and Function.
The Weeknd set to perform with Daft Punk at Grammys
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd will team up with Daft Punk for a performance at the Grammy Awards.
The collaboration between the singer and the electronic music duo is one of a number of pairings announced Tuesday. Anderson .Paak will take the stage with A Tribe Called Quest and Dave Grohl. Maren Morris is set to perform with Alicia Keys.
The Grammys previously announced that Adele, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban would perform.
Denver woman died during shooting at Mexico music festival
DENVER (AP) — A Denver woman is among five people who died during a shooting at a Caribbean resort town, her brother said Tuesday.
Robert Aaron Martinez told KMGH-TV that his sister, Alejandra Villanueva Ibarra, 18, died while attending an electronic music festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico early Monday morning.
"She was very lovable. Very artistic. She loved art," Martinez told the television station.
Music festival in Mexico turns tragic as gunman leaves at least 5 dead, 15 injured
MEXICO CITY — It was supposed to be the celebratory finale of a 10-day international electronic music festival known as BPM, for Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians.
Ticket prices reached $900 or more for a 10-day pass to what promoters lauded on the internet as “the ultimate festival experience for underground dance music fans, industry professionals and artists from around the globe.”
Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort.
At least one person died in the crush to escape and some of the 15 people wounded or injured were hurt in the rush out, authorities said.
Musicians play Oakland benefit concert for fire victims
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozen local music acts paid their respects to the 36 people killed in an Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month while raising money for the victims of the blaze.
The East Bay Times reports (http://bit.ly/2gNvdrj ) the bands represented everything from indie-pop and hip-hop to rock and electronic music during the show that brought in a crowd of about 2,800 people at the Fox Theater.
What we know now about the deadly Oakland warehouse fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The deadliest building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade ripped through a warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party on the night of Dec. 2, killing 36 people. The warehouse had been turned into artists' studios and illegal living spaces. Here's what is known about the blaze, the victims, the warehouse and the investigation.
Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a late-night electronic music party, killing at least 9 people and making the charred structure unsafe for emergency crews to enter. Officials said at least two dozen more were missing in the rubble of the building.
Electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey dies at 87
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jean-Jacques Perrey, the French composer and pioneer of electronic pop music who was best known for co-writing "Baroque Hoedown" used as the music for the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disney theme parks, has died at age 87.
Perrey died in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Friday "from a very quick and violent lung cancer," his daughter, Patricia Leroy, said.
The Latest: Bill Clinton stumps for Hillary at Vegas concert
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):
Former President Bill Clinton praised his wife's policies on college debt relief in Las Vegas Thursday before kicking off a campaign concert featuring attendees wearing glow sticks and jumping up and down to throbbing electronic music.
GROUNDWATER festival to debut at Park at Petco Park
FGNRS CRSSD, the San Diego-based producers of the popular electronic music fete CRSSD Festival at Waterfront Park, is expanding its reach.
On Oct. 29 and 30, the homegrown company will debut a new electronic music festival, GROUNDWATER, at Petco Park’s three-acre the Park at the Park. The two-day fete, a showcase for :modern house music,” will be headlined by UK duo Disclosure. The event’s proximity to Halloween could inspire some attendees to don colorful costumes.
It’s good-news, bad-new for electronic music king Calvin Harris.
The Scottish DJ, producer and songwriter has topped Forbes magazine’s annual “electronic cash kings” list of the top-earning performers in EDM (Electronic Dance Music) for the fourth consecutive time, bringing in an estimated $63 million over the past year.
The lineup for this fall’s fourth edition of CRSSD Festival, the twice-yearly electronic music fete held at San Diego’s Waterfront Park, has expanded.
The latest additions to the bill for the Oct. 1 and 2 fete include Detroit house music DJ and producer MK (real name: Marc Kinchen) and Haitian-Canadian DJ, producer and electronic musician Kaytranada (real name: Louis Kevin Celestin). Kaytranada’s highly percussive aural fusion mixes soul, funk, hip-hop and...