If you call yourself a fan of deep dubstep and yet missed Truth destroy the Wreckage at Paradiso 2014, now is your chance to redeem yourself. Thanks to the collaboration of Tom Kha and Brinkage, Truth returns to the Northwest this Saturday, September 12 at Re-Bar
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Seattle’s newest nightclub Stage will be officially opening its doors next weekend on Saturday, September 12 after much anticipation. Located in Pioneer Square at the former location of the defunct Volume Nightclub, Stage promises to usher in a new era in the Seattle nightlife experience.
“Dubstep is dead.” Every once and a while, we hear an artist express this sentiment, which evidently follows major discussion throughout the dance music world. Lorin Ashton, better known as Bassnectar, is the latest artist to express disenchanted views over the current state of the
Since 1997, the streets of Broadway and 12th Avenue to East Pine Street and East Union are shutdown each year for one weekend: Capitol Hill Block Party. This year’s CHBP is now officially underway with a stacked lineup, including dance music acts like Ratatat, Jamie XX,
A few weeks ago, Marble Productions invited us out to Studio Seven to celebrate the decade anniversary of Bubble Bobble, one of the longest-running rave event series in the Northwest. Double-headlined by bass heavyweights Helicopter Showdown and Dodge & Fuski, Marble Productions pulled off a top-notch
There must be something in the water. The emerging pool of electronic dance music artists from the Pacific Northwest is, for lack of a better word, mind-blowing. We’re seeing a growing number of talented NW artists taking center stage. From big room giants BL3R to festival favorites
The beauty of music festivals is getting to explore a variety of genres you may not have listened to before. Festivals provide an avenue to step out of your comfort zone and listen to artists outside your normal repertoire. With roughly two months until Shambhala Music
The beauty of music festivals is getting to explore a variety of genres you may not have listened to before. Festivals provide an avenue to step out of your comfort zone and listen to artists outside your normal repertoire. With roughly more than two months until
For those attending Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2015, you can all rejoice now that the ridiculously massive lineup has been dropped on us like a pile of bricks. With June 19th-21st fast approaching, it’s time to start prepping for the annual rave pilgrimage to the Motor Speedway. The
The topic of sexism is an important issue here at Dance Music Northwest. We have previously discussed the disparity between gender roles in the music and technology. We’ve also profiled Tatiana Alvarez, a female DJ who went undercover as a man to understand the reality of sexism in
Undoubtedly, one of the darkest times in our Northwest dance music history occurred nine years ago on this day – the Capitol Hill Massacre. Following a rave at the former Capitol Hill Arts Center or the “Shack”, a gunman fatally shot six people at a late-night afterparty, before
Richie Hawtin and friends will be reviving the CNTRL College Campus Tour this spring – a unique dance music experience featuring workshops and guest speakers, followed by performances later that evening. The CNTRL Tour will be visiting eight college campuses around North America, hitting up the University of
The conglomeration of the electronic dance music industry continues as Live Nation announced it has acquired the majority stake of Stureplansgruppen Live, or SPG Live for all us non-Swedes. Live Nation’s acquisition strengthens its global prowess into the European EDM market. SPG Live is responsible for a
Dubloadz and Midnight Tyrannosaurus will headline the fifth installment of Brinkage’s FilthFest on Saturday, April 4th, hosted two hours north of the Emerald City in Bellingham. For all of the Northwest dubstep fans out there, we know this lineup is not only rare, but HUGE.
HARD Events has officially announced the newest addition to their event series. Joining the list alongside Hard Summer, Day of the Dead, and HOLY SHIP! will be the Go HARD Tour. HARD is hitting the road this spring, kicking off their five-city tour at our very
Freshly departed off of their voyage on Holy Ship!, Galantis gifted fans with treasures beyond jewels or gems the other day: Beautiful music. They recently dropped their Gold Dust Mixtape, 57 minutes of melodic and synth-driven electro, typical of what you would expect from the Swedish duo.
While there’s a seemingly infinite number of reasons why festival season is our favorite time of year, one of the great things about it is that there’s a festival for everyone. For the electronic dance music fans here in the Northwest, a weekend at the
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation recently aired a report confirming what many of us involved with the electronic dance music scene already knew: a zero-tolerance drug approach puts event attendees’ lives at risk. Medical experts from down under declare that pill-testing programs should be made available
Shake the dust off those flower crowns and break out the perlers kits, because the much-anticipated festival season of 2015 is fast approaching. Whether you’re prepping for a trip to Vancouver B.C. for Seasons Festival or planning the annual pilgrimage to the Gorge for Paradiso, our team here at
With the much-awaited festival season around the corner, we know that every dance music lover is out there, marking their calenders in anticipation. From the yearly favorite Paradiso Festival to the first ever Cascadia NW Arts and Music Festival, the Northwest is blessed with impressive lineups
Northwest native duo BL3R recently released their latest track Jumpoff, edited by the one and only Carnage, in collaboration with Miami-based DJ and producer Andres Fresko. The tune is BL3R and Fresko’s debut release on Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s prestigious label, Smash The House, joining the
Canadian bass mastermind Excision and Scandinavian duo Pegboard Nerds join forces for the first time ever to release Bring The Madness, a high-voltage and bass-heavy collaboration, fitting of what you would expect from Nerdcision. Their latest track combines brutal vocals from Mayor Apeshit and strong elements
Video streaming platform Twitch.tv announced they will be adding music to their repertoire of services, introducing the Twitch Music Library and the beta Music category. Twitch is largely popular among the gaming community for live streaming gameplay. Recently acquired by Amazon in September 2014, the initial launch into
We were heartbroken last November when the second day of Freaknight was cancelled, causing some of the Northwest to miss the highly anticipated Zeds Dead (unless you were lucky enough to be at Q Nightclub, of course!) But as quick as a strike from Cupid’s
Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, the second most beautiful music venue in the world (the first being the Gorge, of course), is undergoing stricter regulations for 2015 as a result of noise complaints from the local community. Residents of the nearby town of Morrison single out electronic dance
Seattle’s one and only Marble Productions is hosting Uniting Hearts on January 31st at Studio 7. Uniting Hearts is a benefit event in support of Luella Claire Hale, who was recently born and diagnosed with the rare Zellweger Syndrome. Luella is the daughter of Lacey Weaver and Rick Hale.
Everyone’s favorite dance music superstar Skrillex had an extremely productive 2014 to the say the least. Perhaps still high from the success of his first studio album Recess, his 27-city Mothership tour, and the debut of his powerhouse partnership with Diplo as Jack Ü, Skrillex gave
Dubstep fans rejoice! Midnight Tyrannosaurus recently dropped a massive 25-track album, entitled Midnight Snacks Vol 1. But heed our warning, this album is not for the faint of heart. A dinosaur-sized collection of tunes by the up-and-coming DJ and producer, Midnight Snacks caters to heavy dubstep and
Excision’s commonly used sample of rapper DMX’s X Gon’ Give It to Ya is the perfect way to the sum up his latest tune. The bass master gives us the gift of music for Christmas, with the free release of Go Low featuring Downlink and Mark The
Bored, with no plans on a Friday night? There’s a new mobile application that hopes to change that for all the live music junkies. Launched earlier this week, BeatMaps is a free app that allows users to find local dance music events near them through GPS location. It promises that
Although it may seem like light years away, it’s not too early to start thinking about what events you’ll be hitting up this upcoming festival season. Sasquatch! Festival is a Memorial Day Weekend tradition and the perfect way to kick off the summer. Dance music fans reunite
We’re only a few weeks away from a new year and that calls for a crazy night on the town to wrap up 2014. If you plan to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Seattle, you’ve got a great selection of party options to choose from. For fans of
With New Year’s Eve only a couple of weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll be partying into 2015. Luckily for us, it is perhaps the biggest night for dance music fans. If you’re looking to travel out of the Northwest, there are
‘Tis the season for hot chocolate, cozy fires, and presents, of course. ATL dubstep artist and Seattle fan MUST DIE! has a gift for us all and that is the release of his track Mystic, featuring Descender. The festival bass-heavy song plays on MUST DIE!’s experimental side,
A UK live music fan has launched an online petition to support local venues from being closed due to noise complaints. Currently with over 21,000 signatures, the goal of Aidan James Stevens’ petition is to introduce mandatory noise complaint waivers for residents who rent or purchase property near
Porter Robinson’s Worlds was arguably one of the most beautiful albums released this year. An expertly composed collection, inspired by Japanese culture and nostalgic video games, Worlds takes listeners on an otherworldly journey. Porter has said that Sad Machine is one of his favorites on the album. If you
Earlier this week, Insomniac Events announced that their flagship Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas has generated nearly $1 billion since 2011 for Clark County. The exact figure is a staggering $959 million. Last year alone, the three-day mega festival produced an estimated $377.8 million. From all fifty states and
Rain Man, formerly the third member of Krewella, is starting a new chapter in his musical career with former Kill Hannah frontman Mat Devine. The two are teaming up to form a electronic duo called Hunter Square. Rain Man stirred up controversy last September by suing the Yousaf sisters for
From Diplo to Wolfgang Gartner to ASAP Rocky, every Skrillex collaboration is guaranteed to be gold. His recent partnership with emerging dubstep artist Trollphace for the remix of Burial by Yogi is no exception. The recently released track is already sitting pretty at No.9 on Beatport’s
After cancelling his performance at the 2014 MTV European Music Awards due to health concerns, Calvin Harris won the Best Electronic Artist award from the EMA’s this last Sunday. He beat out tough contenders Afrojack, Avicii, David Guetta and Hardwell in fan votes for the top prize.
Insomniac Events ringleader Pasquale Rotella is penning a tell-all book, chronicling the rise of his company from its humble beginnings in the Los Angeles rave scene to the influential dance empire that it is today. He also dishes on rival promoter SFX in the upcoming book.
For the rave-baby boomers who are newer adherents to dance music, you may be unfamiliar with the Northwest scene of days past. Back when ticket prices were cheap, NWTekno was the place to find upcoming parties and you could always count on there being a smoking section out
Perhaps one of the worsts things you could do at a music festival is lose your belongings. You might as well say RIP to your PLUR vibes. Luckily, for people who have a hard time keeping their things secured in pockets or fluffies, the dance
Ultra Music Festival is facing a $10 million dollar lawsuit filed by security guard Erica Mack, who was trampled by festival-goers on opening day at last year’s event. Mack sustained a skull fracture, several broken bones and continues to undergo rehab for her injuries since March.
Are your Halloween plans still up in the air? Well, break out that costume that’s been sitting in the closet because Dance Music Northwest has got you covered. In anticipation for the Northwest’s biggest Halloween event, Freaknight, we’re giving you the chance to win the Ultimate
Every time the DJ Mag Top 100 list rolls around, the electronic dance music community is set ablaze with debate and controversy. Glorified popularity contest? Perhaps. With often times interesting and rather questionable results, DJ Mag Top 100 at the very least gives us a semi-accurate
From dropping his tenth studio album Noise vs. Beauty to the 18-city stop NVBS tour in fall, Lorin Ashton, better known as Bassnectar, continues to make headlines in 2014! Lorin just announced today that voting has begun on his 2014 Dollar Per Basshead initiative that donates $1 for every Bassnectar ticket sold to five organizations.
Never Say Die’s resident mastermind Michael Bella a.k.a Eptic has released the previews for his upcoming EP entitled, The End. Almost a year since the release of his Doom EP, Eptic is back at it again to top the charts. Marking his fifth release under SKiSM’s
What an exciting time to be a basshead. In the past year, there has been an upsurge of underground dubstep making its way into mainstream festival sets. We’re seeing established producers like 12th Planet and Getter embracing a deep and wonky, UK-inspired dubstep sound known as Riddim.
Dutch-born superstar Robbert van de Corput, best known by stage name Hardwell, is hyping up fans for the North American leg of the I AM Hardwell tour with the release of a new promotional mix. The 30-minute compilation showcases original songs and special edits of popular tracks, a very