Posts byGlen Sears

BREAKING: USC Announces 2017 Dates for Paradiso!

The dates are here! Paradiso 2017 will be held, as always, at The Gorge Amphitheater Friday and Saturday, June 23rd and 24th. Ravers throughout the Northwest and the country wait patiently to mark this date on their calendars, and now we have our answer. While

DMNW Presents: The 2017 Resolution All-Inclusive VIP Giveaway

Featuring prizes from USC Events, Unity Travel, and Delta Heavy!

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and that means one thing: Resolution is right around the corner. And while that always guarantees a night of amazing music, this time around, it also comes with a whole lot more. We teamed up with Unity Travel and

Resolution 2017: Lineup, Tickets, Lodging, Info, and More!

It's the Above & Beyond homecoming we've all been waiting for.

At around 5pm today, we stumbled across a little New Year secret: USC Events had spun up a Resolution 2017 event page on Facebook. As dogged music journalists, we’ve been wise to USC’s surprise Resolution lineup announcements in the past. Soon after, USC released the below

DMNW and USC Events Present: The All-Inclusive FreakNight VIP Giveaway

Looking for the ultimate FreakNight experience? We got you.

Halloween is fast-approaching and for ravers here in the Northwest, that means one thing: FreakNight is almost here. Celebrating the event’s 20th anniversary, USC Events has unveiled a massive lineup, packed with both new faces and popular headliners. It’s safe to say that there’s something

Shambhala Releases All The 2017 20th Anniversary Ticket Info

Pricing, U.S. shipping changes, outlets, and more!

While we’re happily reminiscing about the memories made just a few short weeks ago at Shambhala Music Festival, it is time to plan for next year. It may seem soon, but Shambhala-veterans know that planning for a trek to the Farm is a year-round task,

The Native Instruments Komplete 11 Buyer’s Guide

Huge wins if you sequence orchestral or beat slice

The time we’ve all been waiting for has arrived: Native Instruments is releasing the next version of their seminal music production suite, Komplete 11. The gigantic suite comes along every few years, adding new players to the mix and updating stalwart offerings like Massive, FM8,

7 Essential EDM Compressors You Can’t Live Without

Squeeze and slam your mix right

Compression is many things. Pivotal. Necessary. Underused. Overused. Misunderstood. Ignored. But at the end, compression is one thing above all else: essential. It can be tempting to think that in EDM, with all it’s mechanical parts, you wouldn’t need compressors. It is, however, just as

Upper Left Reveals The Secret Location of ‘Outlines’

It’s no secret that our scene has arrived as something of a turning point. While larger festivals with massive stage production certainly have their place within in, there’s immense value in alternatives that take us back to basics. Enter Outlines, Upper Left’s upcoming warehouse show

Relive the Spirit of Burning Man With ATISH at LeftJet Studios

“What if we only played dance music that we thought *wasn’t* appropriate for a typical club night?”

Burning Man occupies a special place in the hearts of many EDM lovers as the true mecca of electronic music, togetherness, and free expression. Even the most mainstream artists can find bliss there, with artists like Above & Beyond finding a path all the way

4 of the Northwest’s Trance Icons Speak Out on The State of Trance

"We're at a critical point, and we have the power to truly turn things around."

No matter how you feel about the Trance genre, it’s hard to deny the signs of its rapid growth. Large-scale events like Dreamstate and Bliss are quickly becoming commercially viable as mainstream EDM begins to age, and with them comes a whole new generation of

What Dubset’s (Re)Mix Partnership With Apple Music Means for EDM

Millions of bootlegs and club mixes are about to go live—yours might be next.

This week Apple and a company called Dubset announced a partnership that will bring an onslaught of unofficial remixes and DJ mixes to Apple Music. Thousands and thousands of mash-ups, bootlegs, club mixes, and more are set to launch on Apple’s streaming service. It’s a

Filthfest 6: Everything You Need To Know [Full Lineup & Ticket Info]

The best in underground dubstep, coming April 1st to Studio 7.

We know you’ve been looking for the best underground dubstep and bass music this year. Since 2010 one of your best bets has been FilthFest. Known for its grimy late-night action, as well as incredible lights and visuals, this year the bass festival is moving to Seattle! DMNW

NY Resolution: Actually Understand Soundcloud Takedowns

You hate Soundcloud, but it's not Soundcloud you should hate.

We get it, EDM world. Everybody hates Soundcloud. The interface is outdated, tracks often don’t play, and artists routinely get their own music taken down by the Copyright Police. Just a couple days ago artist Maor Levi was the latest victim of Soundcloud’s insane copyright

Shaun Frank: Learn, Win, Meet, Watch (@ Foundation)

Win (2) tickets and a Meet & Greet with Shaun!

Enter below to win 2 tickets to meet Shaun Frank and see him perform at Foundation on Saturday, December 19th! Today we’re picking two separate winners. #DMNWDiscover As seasoned as he is a talented musician, the Toronto-based producer & songwriter, Shaun Frank, puts quality music

BT Unleashes a Twitter Storm…on Producing Sick Risers

They even sync up with your chord progression

Most often when artists (looking at you Skrillex and deadmau5) publish a storm of Tweets, it’s some kind of drama. Our favorite trance artist and possibly EDM’s best sound designer BT brought the storm to Twitter this morning for a different reason. “If you’re ‘getting

Wesley Holmes & FooFou Release Anticipated ‘Daybreak’ Mix

Sometimes you have to wait a while for a good thing.

Almost half a year ago, Seattle house DJs Wesley Holmes and FooFou (Fouad Masoud) spun a memorable set. Yesterday, they released their collab “Daybreak” mix. According to the guys, “This mix captures the range and feel of the original set and features favorites of both