Posts byHolly Chapman

Iranian Woman Arrested Over Dancing Video

A young Iranian woman currently faces charges by the government for the content of her Instagram videos. Maedeh Hajabri posted a video dancing to pop and rap music without donning a hijab in her bedroom, which is a requirement for all women who appear in

Sky High Events Is Bringing Davi to Seattle

Local production company Sky High Events has been quietly growing in the Seattle dance music scene since 2016. Founder Jameson Dill started the company while working as one of the original bartenders at Smith Tower in Pioneer square. Jameson was actively DJing in the duo

Afro-EDM Takes Center Stage in Europe

Afrobeat has been dominating African pop charts since its inception, spurred by Fela Kuti in the 1970’s. The Afrobeat genre originates in Highlife, a Ghanian musical style that adapted traditional musical elements for performance on foreign instruments, such as electric guitar. Recently, a new genre

Dash Berlin Blocked From Performing Under His Own Moniker

Speculations have been flying since Dash Berlin recently cancelled a slew of performances worldwide, including A State of Trance and Spring Awakening. A recent statement from frontman Jeffrey Sutorius confirms that health concerns did play a factor in the cancellations, but further details complicate the

Are You Ready to Jump on the K-Pop Bandwagon?

Korean pop music (known colloquially as K-pop) is an industry that’s been growing immensely in South Korea over the last few years. Despite its overwhelming popularity in its home country, the genre has yet to gain mainstream popularity in the U.S. In 2012, PSY made

Global Dub Lineup Announcement Leaves Us Guessing

Global Dub Festival finally announced the lineup for the 2018 stop at the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene. As always, the show promises to be a headbanger’s paradise. Trollphace and Must Die are the supporting acts for this year’s tour, and are sure to hold down

Illenium Takes Eugene by Storm [Review]

This weekend has been huge for Oregon ravers. Illenium and Foam Wonderland at the Cuthbert amphitheater mark a strong start for the summer festival season. The crowd showed up to Friday’s show in full force, ready to spend the night vibing and kick off the

Is Dillon Francis’ Latin Shift a Good Move?

Dillon Francis is gearing up for the release of his new Latin influenced album. All of the tracks released so far are a perfect combination of his own distinct style and reggaeton flair. With no release date yet, we’re left anticipating the full album, and

HARD Summer Announces Stacked 2018 Lineup

Last week, HARD Summer released the lineup for their annual festival, set to return to The Speedway in Fontana on Friday and Saturday, August 4-5. This year’s lineup is stacked, running the gambit from chart-topping producers to major names in hip-hop. In addition to promised improvements