Posts byThe DMNW Team

New Era of Dubstep Takes Over Seattle: Introducing Seattle Sub Sessions

Contour brings us back to the roots of dubstep

Guest article written by Angela Nguyen While the true origin of this electronic music genre is often debated, dubstep grew from the underground basements and pirate radio stations in the UK during late 90’s through the early 2000’s. A bastardized combination of drum and bass, two-step,
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Foundation Nightclub and Mafi Events Present: Outré

It's time to push the boundaries of dance music once more

Continuing our city’s proud tradition of boundary-pushing theatrical club nights, Mafi Events will be hosting their own new event at Foundation Nightclub, simply titled Outré. Seattle has always been a city that fully embraces the wild and weird side of electronic music. We saw that firsthand with
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DMNW & Upper Left Present: The Exclusive Shadows Pre-Sale Giveaway

Win tickets to Shadows before they even go on sale!

Upper Left has a history of delivering on groundbreaking events that completely shatter the musical mold in our fair corner of the Pacific Northwest. Shadows promises to continue that trend, featuring a stacked lineup, a killer venue, and a whole lot more. We’re partnering up
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Your Comprehensive Guide to EDC Vegas 2016

There are many advice columns online regarding Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) 2016 and how to be best prepared for what’s sure to be an amazing experience. We noticed that some advice constantly showing up on online forums from user experiences doesn’t make it on many
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Introducing: DMNW’s Biggest and Best Paradiso Giveaway Ever

Your ultimate VIP Paradiso experience awaits.

Here at Dance Music Northwest, we pride ourselves on bringing you the best in every sense of the word: The best content, the best local coverage, and more than that, the best giveaways. Paradiso has traditionally been our leading platform for that philosophy, and this
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DMNW’s Lucky 2016 Pot of Gold: Enter to Win 4 VIP Tickets

Here's your chance to win big this St. Paddy's Day.

Well, it’s finally official: The Lucky 2016 lineup has landed, and soon we’ll get to see the likes of Dada Life, Steve Aoki, Rain Man, and plenty more grace the Tacoma Dome. Kicking off March 12th, Lucky is sure to live up to the lofty
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The Full Lucky 2016 Lineup Has Finally Arrived

USC adds Rain Man and more to the already stacked lineup

Lucky is an interestingly placed massive. Many are already looking ahead to festival season, but here in Seattle we get an early taste of festival season over St. Patrick’s Day. Past Lucky lineups have featured artists like Porter Robinson, Calvin Harris, and Pretty Lights. Today, USC Events
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Lucky 2016 Tickets Are on Sale Right Now!

Get yours before they're gone!

Lucky 2016 is right around the corner, as the hype starts to build for USC Events’ yearly St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza. We already had the thrill of watching our favorite locals unveil the lineup artist by artist at Foundation last weekend, and now tickets are
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The Best EDM Albums of 2015

Our picks for the best dance music releases this year.

Dance music has had a banner year in 2015, with an unprecedented flood of albums releasing from a variety of artists. We had everything from “collections of radio-worthy singles” to “high-minded concept albums,” and just about everything in between. The culmination was a year of
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Ring in NYE in Style: Enter to Win (4) VIP Resolution Tickets!

We can't think of a better way to celebrate another great year!

You and 3 friends could win the classic VIP treatment and ring in the new year with Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis, Benny Benassi, and more! Enter below, winner will be announced Monday December 28th! It’s almost time to flip the calendar, meaning one
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DMNW’s Seattle City Council 2015 Voting Guide

Vote harm reduction. Please share!

It is officially election season. You have probably seen the yard signs scattered across Seattle, and for the love of god hopefully received your ballot in the mail because your voter registration is up to date. Whether you’re a first-time or long-time voter, we’re about
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Decibel Festival: The Anti-Festival (Review)

As we dug into Decibel Festival this year we were a staff divided by those who felt unfamiliar, yet enthralled with all the unique artists in the lineup, and those who were giddy with excitement at what lesser-known extraordinary talent Decibel was bringing to our
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Win 4 VIP Passes to FreakNight 2015 at the Tacoma Dome!

The FreakNight headliners have officially arrived, and that means it’s time for our annual giveaway! With Deadmau5, Tiesto, Nero, Diplo, Carnage, Adventure Club, Nicky Romero, and the All Gone Pete Tong Arena gracing this year’s initial lineup, it’s hard not to be excited. In the spirit
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How To Really, Truly Prevent Deaths At EDM Festivals

“What a senseless tragedy.” “If only this could have been avoided.” “Nobody saw this coming.” These are the things we hear in the wake of death following a festival or rave. The loss of a life affects us all differently; we all mourn differently. Some of us
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Strap in For the Paradiso 2015 Official Trailer

It’s been a big week for the Northwest scene. Yesterday, the official lineup for Paradiso 2015 went wide, chock full of favorites like Arty, ilan Bluestone, Yellow Claw, Galantis, and so much more. Proving that festival season really is the gift that keeps on giving,
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Beatport’s New Streaming App Free To All!

Earlier today Beatport launched their new music streaming app for Android and iOS. This very user-friendly app allows clients to access one of the largest electronic music libraries available. Beatport even goes a step further, offering a ticketing service through Bandsintown, as well as live-streaming
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The Dance Music Diaries, Episode 10: Michael Manahan

It almost seems like a foregone conclusion that we’ll be impressed upon listening to every new episode of The Dance Music Diaries. On a weekly basis, they’re churning out spectacularly interesting interviews with some of our regions greatest luminaries. It’s easy to forget where came from when
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The Room is Too Big Tuesday 002: The Colosseum

So. You’re back. Last week, you saw us kick off a feature seres about one of the most unapologetically ridiculous genres of dance music, and thought to yourself “finally, someone gets me.” Well, you’re right to feel that way. We all have our moments of thinking
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The Room is Too Big Tuesday 001: The Miao Room

Let’s face it: Big room is a ridiculous fucking genre. So why not revel in that a little bit? Every Tuesday, our Editor-In-Chief Nick Cannata-Bowman and Financial Director Ted Spealman will be taking you on a journey through only its most shamelessly gigantic offerings, with The
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