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5 Best EDM Albums of 2018

In 2018 I challenged myself as a music fan to really think about which albums I thought were the best of the best. Ranked from favorite to most favorite, below is a list of EDM albums that I felt demonstrated true artistry and left me listening to them on repeat. Read more

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Top 5 EDM Song Releases This Week (1/6 – 1/12)

This is a round-up of EDM songs released over the past week that in my opinion are worthy of spotlighting! Read more

Top 5 EDM Song Releases This Week [12/30 – 1/5]

This is a round-up of EDM songs released over the past week that in my opinion are worthy of spotlighting! Read more

Review: SWARM – This Is The End (EP)

Winter is in full swing, the holidays are over, and a new year has begun. What better way to enter the cold, dark weeks ahead than to immerse yourself in the hellish heat of SWARM’s newest EP, This Is The End. Brandon Carroll, the mind behind SWARM, has a track record of uber dark mid-tempo productions set in nightmarish sonic environments. This Is The End represents a culmination of his dark vision into a cinematic and thematic body of work. Read more

Top 5 EDM Releases This Week [12/23 – 12/29]

This is a round-up of EDM songs released over the past week that in my opinion are worthy of spotlighting! Read more

Music Video: ‘Happier (ft. Bastille)’ – Marshmello

Marshmello is on a roll this month! Two weeks ago he released a video for ‘Flashback’, a song off his 2018 album Joytime II. Just last week he released a video for another Joytime II track, ‘Stars’. Today he released a video for the popular single featuring singer-songwriter Bastille titled, ‘Happier’.

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Top 5 Song Releases This Week: [9/16 – 9/21]

This is a round-up of songs released over the past week that in my opinion are worthy of spotlighting!

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New Music Video: ‘Stars’ – Marshmello

Currently trending at #8 on YouTube, Marshmello is back with a video for ‘Stars’, the first song to appear on his Sophomore album Joytime II.

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Live Show Review: Virtual Self – Utopia Tour

By now, many electronic music fans are probably aware of Porter Robinson’s latest project, Virtual Self. After shattering the foundation of EDM with the ‘Worlds’ tour, Porter Robinson is taking us further into his digital imaginings with his Virtual Self ‘Utopia’ tour. Virtual Self is a nostalgia-filled take on early 2000’s rave and Dance Dance Revolution music. He released a self-titled EP for Virtual Self at the end of November 2017. Porter Robinson continues with Japanese-style themes and animation that featured so prominently in ‘Worlds’.

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Female EDM Vocalists You Need To Know

During the dawn of rave music, it was common for producers to sample vocalists from popular songs and integrate them into their own beat in creative ways. The rave scene of the late 80’s – early 90’s put more focus on the beat, and any vocals were intentionally blended into the background so as not to stand out as much. But the rave scene has since matured and Electronic Dance Music has reached levels of popularity and production unheard of in the earlier days. While glitchy vocal samples and fully instrumental tracks are still common, these days have seen the rise of talented vocalists who specialize in offering their voices over EDM tracks. Some vocalists are extremely prolific and feature on some of the biggest EDM anthems of the decade. Unfortunately, it often seems that these prominent voices don’t always receive the spotlight they deserve. More importantly, since EDM is a male-dominated scene (which is definitely changing) it seems as though females, in particular, have had a harder time receiving recognition for their work. Below is a list of some of the most prevalent female vocalists who have most likely featured on a song you love.

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