Architects & Waves: Om Records’ Solution for the Intelligent Raver

  • Om Records' solution for the intelligent raver

  • Oh, that's your favorite scene too? Shocking.

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Do you consider yourself to be an electronic music lover with more to offer than a mindless fist pump? Do you unconsciously squint your eyes and scowl in judgment when someone tells you that they don’t get your music because it “all sounds the same”? Congratulations, you are an intelligent raver and you deserve to…

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How To Support your Local Artist

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It only takes 1,000 true fans to live a modest life as a musician. Every artist that has ever achieved a fair amount of success has done so because of a myriad of factors, one of the most important of which is support. While talent, hard work, and a certain amount of luck are always also involved,…

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EDM Artist of the Week: Alexander Robotnick, Electronic Music O.G. Extraordinaire

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To some, it might be considered simple, even rude, to classify Alexander Robotnick as an “EDM” artist because he is so much more than that…but let’s remember that EDM stands for “electronic dance music” and, at its most basic of definitions, Mr. Robotnick’s music certainly classifies as such.   Plus, I have to justify it…

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Breaking Now: X5IGHT Releases “Make It Rain” Mega-Remix

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Anyone in the EDM world that has heard Travis Porter’s popular hip-hop anthem “Make It Rain” knows this track was begging for an electronic remix. What you didn’t realize is that one DJ duo, X5IGHT, was able to combine elements of trap, electro, and dirty dutch music in to one remix! Once you hear the…

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The Many Shades of EDM

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Hello everybody! I was reading an article on another site I love perusing and they were talking how wide of an umbrella EDM really covers. So I decided to break it down myself. AMBIENT Form of “background music”, is intended to enhance acoustic and atmospheric idiosyncracies in the sound environment. Whereas conventional background music is…

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Tune in Tonight for a Live Cocktail Party with Dirty Vegas!

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No matter where you are in the world, you can tune into www.Synergize.com this evening from 9:00-9:30 p.m. PST to be a part of a private cocktail party with Dirty Vegas, sponsored by Broken Shed Vodka.  The private affair will take place at the intimate Synergize Studios in San Francisco’s SOMA district, where the artists…

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Burning Man: A Musical Message to First-Timers, Old-Timers, and Myself

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  What is Burning Man?  It is a magical collection of unforeseen mini-adventures, people dressed in fur (and, sometimes, nothing at all) and, of course, glorious music.  But what is this spectacle of modern societal defiance all about?  Is it about community?  Self-acceptance?  Music and art appreciation?  Yes, yes and yes.  These are all correct,…

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What We Learned from Lightning in a Bottle

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This past weekend, the annual Lightning in A Bottle festival returned to Southern California at a brand new location. After the raving success of EDC in June, Lightning in A Bottle and it’s creators The Do Lab have been attracting more attention than ever. Festivalgoers from across the state (and even the country) flocked to Lake Skinner Campground…

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Rob Garza Remixes LP + free download

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Just released is Rob Garza‘s Remixes LP on his newly-formed label Smashpad Records. In case you’ve been living in North Korea, Rob Garza is one half of Thievery Corporation, the Washington DC-based electronica DJ/producers who have been pioneering the electronic soundscape for almost 2 decades. On this self-described “labor of love” solo album, Garza remixes…

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Conspiring with Conspirator

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Just before Conspirator’s second San Diego appearance (at the Belly Up Tavern, March 14th) I had the opportunity to talk with the group’s bassist and front man Marc Brownstein, who fans endearingly call “Brownie.” (His voicemail also says “Hey it’s Brownie, leave a message” I was interested to discover.)  While I am biased toward Marc’s…

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