Posts byJosh Smythe

Inside Re:New, Portland’s Premier Underground NYE Celebration

Living Prism brings live art and funky beats to Portland this New Year's Eve

Re:New has been in the works for some time. But, when Đår teasingly asked Living Prism patrons whether or not they would be interested in a New Year’s Eve event, the response clearly indicated this would be a celebration to remember. Living Prism, and its

Living Prism Takes Us Down the Rabbit Hole

Magnificent madness mattered most

As we approached the Crystal Ballroom, it did not take long to realize what we were in for. Droves of costume-clad party-goers gathered outside, awaiting entrance to Wonderland. We were all there for Living Prism’s 3rd annual Down the Rabbit Hole. Taking to heart the

Savory Events is Going Beyond the Bacon

Building community and creativity in Portland

Dance Music Northwest was fortunate enough to spend some quality time with the Savory Events team recently. We’ve talked to them before but this time, we really got to know them through an extensive interview, attending Bacon Ball X – Deep Space Swine, and volunteering

BT & tyDi Storm the Whiskey Bar in PDX

It’s no secret that we love these two. BT is one of the most innovative and prolific producers in electronic dance music. And tyDi consistently reminds us – in both his words and performance – that it’s all about the love.  No doubt, the PNW

Trance Icons Lange & Andy Moor Team Up for STADIUM4

As of last Friday, Andy Moor and Lange have officially started playing as STADIUM4. If the name sounds familiar, you’re probably acquainted with their track of the same name – Stadium Four – released back in 2009. If not, check it out! The track plays

Will the IDMAs Tell Us Who Rules EDM?

Come one, come all, to the Miami Winter Music Conference! Alright, well not all of you. OK, probably none of you. Unless you happen to be in Miami on March 24th, I don’t think anyone here in the PNW is going to make it to

The Rave Dynamics: Front, Middle, Or Back?

A good rave crew is made up of a wide variety of personalities all coming together to boogie down to some kickin’ tunes. Or maybe you’re just there to get weird with a bunch of strangers. That’s at least half the fun, right? It’s certainly what some

5 Psychedelic Festivals Worth Flying For

As the holidays come to a close, we know you’re starting to think of the joys summer may bring. And while there is no shortage of fantastic events stateside, we thought you may like a look into some world-class psychedelic parties across the globe. Yoga by

Disposable Camera + Deadmau5 = Gold

Notorious EDM bad boy Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 – yeah, we know he would hate being associated with the term EDM – delivered a surprising holiday gift to one eager fan. Deadmau5 supporter, known only as Ryan, ingeniously sent an unused disposable camera to Zimmerman’s address at

Get To Know A Genre: Trance

We here at Dance Music Northwest want our readers to be well informed, in order to enhance our community’s appreciation for electronic dance music. For us, that means providing you with the most current news on the scene, informing you of upcoming releases and shows,

Giuseppe’s Live-ly Magenta Companion

A little more than a year after its initial release, Giuseppe Ottaviani is here to deliver us a live companion to his stunning Magenta album. Spread across 2 discs, Magenta Live packs the power of Giuseppe’s live shows into this set. The first disc will be a

Lane 8 Delivers Us Hypnotic Depth Of ‘Every Night’

Taking a chilled-out, beach vibe to his latest track, Lane 8 delivers us into deep house heaven with Every Night. Filled with his trademark soulful electronic sounds and vintage vocal samples to boot, this track fills the space that few others can. With ambient noises that

Modus Renders Festiva’s Latin House Into The Deep

The newest track from Festiva, Two Bongos, comes with a fantastic remix by the talented Modus. While the original gives us a warm and fuzzy deep house feeling, the rework by Modus throws us into a beautifully stripped down, hypnotic, deep-tech house vibe. We would even

WTF Is EDM?

EDM is just dance music that’s electronic, right? You might think so! But then you would be offending hordes of people who “hate EDM” but love techno and house. So here we are to hopefully provide some clarification of terms and put in a voice