Gender bias, discrimination, and disparities in lineups for shows and festivals are hotly debated in the nightlife world. While many reputable outlets have examined lineup disparities at a high level, historically these examinations have only targeted the world’s biggest festivals, creating an incomplete picture and
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After three years of anticipation, we are proud to announce that Dance Music Northwest’s Elevate Dance Music tank tops have returned for a two-week limited run! These unisex tank tops are produced locally by Choke Print Shop, and are sporting two brand new colorways: “Sonic” Green and
After news broke yesterday that Foundation Nightclub had been raided and its liquor license suspended, information, opinions, and accounts began flooding the web and social media. Dance Music Northwest has spent the last 24 hours sifting through reports, monitoring social media, communicating with sources throughout
Dance Music Northwest invites you to Kremwerk this Saturday, April 21st, for Thicker Than Thieves: A Fundraiser for Timbre Room. The event features performances from local luminaries like HYDEF, Jaderade, Julia Planet Disco, Mike Devlin, Sean Majors, And Tollefson. The event is only a $10 minimum donation
By Alex Killian and Kyra Thompson There’s not much that compares to the feeling of seeing a live show in what seems to be the absolute perfect venue. When light, space, and sound combine correctly, it can be magical. So, what are the criteria for
Showtek, one of our favorite Dutch EDM duos, is returning to Seattle, and we want you to meet the guys, see the show, and win a fabulous swag package! Sjoerd and Wouter will be invading Foundation Nightclub for the Seattle stop of their “Amen” North American Tour,
By Landon Groves and Jack Hardmeyer The Pretty Lights Live band will take on one of the most iconic venues in the country for two nights this summer. The Gorge is already home to top notch festivals this summer including Paradiso and ABGT250, but this newest announcement
Paradiso has come and gone, but we definitely haven’t forgotten about it. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, love dance music and are always looking for a great time, then hopefully you made it. Of course, Dance Music Northwest took part in the biggest
Fvded In The Park, the two-day sell out in Surrey, B.C., crowded with 40,000 attendees at Holland Park on July 7&8. The hip-hop and dance music festival got international acts and headliners Wiz Khalifa and The Chainsmokers. If you missed the two-day event, DMNW is
Main stage at Paradiso 2017 had many first-time Paradiso performers. One of them was Slander, an LA duo who met through their college fraternity (Kappa Sigma at UC Irvine) and became EDM sensations. DMNW had the opportunity to chat with Slander for their first time at
Doing right by your fans even in the face of adversity
The Wreckage stage at Paradiso was packed to the brim with headbangers early in the day to see the one and only, Boombox Cartel. With hit songs Supernatural, B2U and Jefe, it hasn’t been an easy ride for the duo. This year, the duo experienced
The sixth annual Paradiso Festival is coming up quickly, and many of us have already purchased tickets and camping passes. We’re planning outfits, creating tailored playlists, and gushing over the lineup as we plan which sets you wish to catch. USC Events has once again
The best Paradiso giveaway in existence is back!
We’ve always prided ourselves on giving our fans the complete package when it comes to Paradiso. Sure, we could just sit back and let you guys duke it out for the normal two-ticket giveaway. But this is also a prime occasion to show you just
With the weather warming up and the rain starting to dissipate, every day we are one day closer to the most anticipated dance music festival in the Pacific Northwest: Paradiso! With the big weekend on the horizon, it is never too early to start planning
Written by Emma Holmberg and Amanda Kennedy Lucky is back at it again for their 5th year, which means a lot of dance music fans are gearing up for an amazing St. Patrick Day’s Weekend. The festival, decorated with enchanting green and gold, has several familiar
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,
New Year’s Eve is in TWO WEEKS?! What ever will we wear?? If you’re like some of us at DMNW and still haven’t decided where you’re going to party to the NYE gods to please, please take 2016 away, never fear! We’ve compiled a list
It’s that time of year to share the holiday spirit and give back, so DMNW is teaming up with Foundation Nightclub’s SUBstance Wednesdays, Midnight Raver Clothing, and Seattle Children’s Hospital to bring you The Bass Family Toy Drive featuring Dirtyphonics! Donate toys or cash and you’ll be
Q Nightclub has played host to a cadre of exciting artists over this last year, bringing in everyone from Alan Fitzpatrick to Ginuwine. It’s often been a home for the wild and weird side of our local music scene, and we’ve been better off for
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
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
Your perfect Magnifique awaits.
We pride ourselves on bringing you the best in every sense of the word: The best content, the best local coverage, and the best ways to give back to you, our readers. That brings us to our giveaways, where our goal is to reach way beyond
It’s been one hell of a summer for the folks over at Q Nightclub. We’ve already seen a run of massive bookings grace the iconic club, having brought in a steady stream of the best house, breaks, and techno DJs the scene has to offer. Not
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
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
Prevent getting pinched with these easy costume ideas
One of the best parts of attending an EDM festival is the opportunity to express yourself in a supportive and loving environment. It’s a great time to get weird! Themed festivals make it easy for entry-level ravers and veterans alike to experiment. With Lucky coming
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
There is so much noise out there about EDM. In the mainstream media, it’s viewed as a disastrous trend of our youth, reminiscent of the days when rock n’ roll was labeled as rebellious music. It’s also been labeled as a bubble just waiting to burst and
Dance Music Northwest was created with one, singular purpose: To elevate our local scene. This journey has taken us to all parts of the Northwest, from weekends in Vancouver, to Mad Decent Block Party in Eugene and beyond. We’ve done our best to highlight the events
Daan Romers has come a long way since DJing in local bars at the age of 17. You probably know him as Dannic, currently ranked #30 on the DJ Mag Top 100 and famous friend of Hardwell. But he’s a whole lot more than that.
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
Halloween is a big night in any region, but few celebrate it quite like we do here in the Northwest. It’s why FreakNight has become a must-see every year, with each year’s lineup topping the one before. This year, things will be a little different:
Whatever you may thoughts are concerning Zac Efron playing a DJ in We Are Your Friends, there’s no denying that this movie is important. It’ll mark Hollywood’s first foray into the world of electronic dance music, set to a soundtrack done by some of the scene’s most
“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
We’ve been through a lot over the last two years here at Dance Music Northwest. In that time, we’ve redesigned our site (twice), revamped our message, and watched as our local scene has blossomed into a full-on musical movement. For DMNW’s second birthday celebration though,
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,
Tragedy can do a lot of things for a community. It can bring people together, or it can drive them apart. It could raze the landscape to rubble, or build it up to be stronger than ever. So let’s address the elephant in the room: There
Well, it was only a matter of time. 7 weeks to be exact. We were always going to approach episode “007” of The Room is Too Big Tuesday, making a James Bond reference practically an inevitability. If you really think about it too, few other
With things ramping up for the summer season, DJs are rolling through the Northwest to get in their final tuneups before all the festivals begins in earnest. Spokane is no exception to this, with three massive shows coming up at Swaxx, hosted by local favorites
Infected Mushroom have long been a Pacific Northwest favorite. We here at DMNW have had the pleasure of speaking with them not once, but twice, having come away impressed both times. Over just the last two years, we’ve seen just about every possible tour setup
In celebration of Madeon‘s new album, Adventure, the young and very talented producer has developed a beat generator that gives fans the chance to mix and mash some of Madeon’s biggest hits. This 6×6 grid allows you to launch drum beats, bass lines, vocal samples, and
As we all know festival season is upon us. The world-renowned Ultra Music Festival in Miami is the first in line for all edm lovers and festival goers. This festival kicks off the season with three days of music and the world’s most famous Dj’s and
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
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