July 27, 2014

RA: Splash House Returns in August

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Splash House, a festival that takes advantage of Palm Springs’ sprawling poolside bars, will take place August 8th through 10th. The festival has found a growing audience, returning for a second act after its initial mid-June run. The event will be held across three venues—The Hard Rock, The Saguaro Hotel and the Hacienda Cantina. General […]

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July 23, 2014

Refinery 29 Names Splash House as One of The Best Pools to Cool Off in This Summer

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What: A pool and music festival featuring acts like Cut Copy, Flume, Chromeo, and A-Trak. When: Friday, August 8, to Sunday, August 10 Where: The Saguaro, the Hard Rock Hotel, and the Hacienda Beach Club in Palm Springs; click here for more info. Cost: Tickets start at $99. Read more here.

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July 23, 2014

Resident Advisor: Crosstown Rebels’ Get Lost Comes Back to LA

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Get Lost will hit LA on Saturday, August 23rd. Though its roots are in Miami, 2014 sees the Crosstown Rebels event touch down in Los Angeles for the fourth year in a row. This year’s 20-hour day-into-night session kicks off at The Egyptian Theatre, a venue that seems perfectly suited to Get Lost’s mystical vibe. […]

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July 23, 2014

THUMP and Example discuss the relationship between US and UK music scenes

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No individual typifies the essential-but-complex relationship between the UK and US music scenes more than Example. The West London born rapper-turned-singer-turned-pop star-turned-producer has had four albums in a row hit #1 on the UK Dance Charts, a list of collaborators that spans from Calvin Harris to Nero, and a recent marriage to Ms. Australia – […]

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July 21, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter Premieres SIZE’s ‘Totem’

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Ex-Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello’s Stockholm-based Size label was established in 2003, representing such artists as Tiesto, Deadmau5, Avicii and Junior Sanchez, among others. The influential label, which just celebrated its 10-year anniversary last March by giving away 100 releases for free via Google Play, has just put out its latest single, “Totem,” a […]

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July 21, 2014

Entertainment Weekly Premieres Claude VonStroke’s ‘CaliFuture’ EP

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Claude VonStroke has spent the decade pushing dance music’s boundaries while maintaining a strong link to the style’s roots, something a lot of bigger EDM acts just don’t have. On his latest, he fuses the gnarly, squelching synths of vintage Chicago acid house with a funky vocal line that sounds like it could have been […]

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July 18, 2014

Billboard CODE Guest Playlist with Michael Brun

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Billboard CODE featured rising Haitian star Michael Brun last week and gave him a shot at compiling his influences into a compelling guest playlist. Brun did not disappoint, showcasing the unique blend of modern dance music and Caribbean sounds that will characterize his new Kid Coconut imprint. Take a listen below. Read more here.

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July 18, 2014

LessThan3 Premieres Chris Lake’s New Single ‘Squeak’

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Squeak opens conversely boisterous with a gradually onsetting, brassy synth and accent pops that release into a simple, effective beat that seems to hold no secrets at first. However, in a Hollywood-caliber twist, Lake completely vacates the landing area of the second drop and cuts out nearly all the elements of the one that precedes […]

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July 17, 2014

LA Weekly picks OVERWERK as a top concert of the week

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In a mere two years since releasing his first EP, 24-year-old Canadian producer Edmond “Overwerk” Huszar has taken the EDM world by storm with a sound that’s two parts Justice and one part Hans Zimmer. Mixing dramatic, orchestral passages with the usual serrated synths and dive-bombing basslines, Overwerk tracks such as “Daybreak” and the aptly […]

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July 17, 2014

THUMP chronicles the creation and growth of Desert Hearts

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In less than two years, Desert Hearts has gone from an upstart renegade desert party crew to a bonafide player on the alternative festival circuit. They keep the concept simple: One stage, non-stop house and techno, somewhere out in the boonies of Southern California. Even more remarkable is that the crew is an indicative of […]

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