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Hollertronix #10

This week marks the release of the final installment in what has been one of the most consistent and interesting remix series of the decade. Flipping the brand that he and Low Budget had built off of their legendary parties at the Ukie in Philadelphia, Diplo’s vinyl (and now digi-) releases have featured an eye-popping […]

Lee Mortimer

Choosing a DJ name can be hard. While first starting out as a DJ, selecting a name that will represent you while still sounding “cool” can seem of far greater import than learning anything related to the mixing of two songs. Many choose to assign themselves a name based on some abstract concept, a la […]

Hook N Sling

Sydney-born DJ Hook N Sling — having held residency at Ibiza’s legendary club Space and released mixes commissioned by Ministry of Sound — is probably better known to the big room, festival crowd than to the average music blog reader. But despite these apparent knocks against his hipster cred, he seems to have a taste […]

DJ Zinc

Hey remember Drum N Bass? That was awesome. And even the most casual Drum n Bass listener will remember DJ Zinc’s DNB anthem “Super Sharp Shooter.” Well now after taking a year off from producing, the former DNB icon has followed pretty much everyone else in abandoning the genre and is reinventing himself with a […]

Mike the 2600 King

Friends are always surprised when I tell them that hip-hop actually began in Minnesota. And even more surprised when I tell that that’s not true and I just made it up. One man very familiar with hip-hop’s alleged birthplace is Land O’ Lakes resident, Mike the 2600 King. Coming off the success of the first […]

Maluca x Toadally Krossed Out

Today we look at two new artists on the Mad Decent label. First, New York native Maluca should be making waves in 2010 with her unique blend of cumbia, juke, rap and club music. Her first single “Tigeraso” created a lot of excitement when it debuted this past summer and she has since been remixed […]

Tiga Interview Tiga: Ciao! Means Forever

So much in electronic music takes it’s self so seriously. Blah blah detroit, this one time at Berghain newest upand comingwhatever. Going to the club should make you laugh like the first time you got through the door with a fake id. Tiga knows this and has found in himself the douchiest character that comes […]

U-Tern

So, last night I was hired to play the Christmas party for the local office of a major corporation and was happy to discover that traditional Christmas music in their company culture is the alternation of the Black Eyed Peas with Lady Gaga. Here was a conversation that repeated itself throughout the night: “So what […]

Laptops and Your Rights: Founder Meeting Tonight!

Tonight, join hundreds of San Francisco industry professionals as we not only celebrate the retrieval of Justin Martin and Matthew Higgins property, but take a serious look at we can do regain power, fight the police, and unite as one community in the San Francisco entertainment industry. The California Music and Culture Association is holding […]