EDM Artist of the Week: Shwann

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John Bergerud, aka Shwann, is a rising talent in the EDM scene that is truly garnering quite the name for himself. While relatively new to the scene in regards to DJing and producing, the 44-year-old Austin, Texas resident has been a fan of the genre for most of his life. Listening to the likes of…

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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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BPM: Spring Break for the Sophisticated Raver

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  Bringing in the new year often means a fresh start, new beginnings and a rejuvenated sense of life purpose.  But to a dance music lover, it means one thing: it’s time for BPM. The Playa Del Carmen festival has become (what many consider) WMC with a hefty dose of artfully placed Botox that has…

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The Underground, Above Ground – Celestial Bodies

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The Underground, Above Ground – Celestial Bodies by Nathanael Mulder aka DJ Ethereal On Saturday, November 16th, the underground scene of San Diego will host another event, although one unlike almost any other that has happened in recent memory. Big Unicorn Events and Digital Nicotine are putting together a three stage, all-night concert complete with…

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Stretch Sunday: SF’s Spandex Spectacular for Fabulous People

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What is better than a really great party?  The answer is a really great party where you can wear 80’s workout gear and simultaneously get in your cardio for the week.  Welcome to Stretch, an event brand begun at the beloved Monarch in San Francisco where attendees can enjoy top-tier DJs in an environment that…

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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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Will Kaskade’s New Rival Win the Next Competition for Best DJ?

Emerging artist, Catskade, with his pussy posse.
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  With all of the Neon Vision hype around Kaskade being voted #1 DJ, you must surely know him by now. But not many people have heard of his up-and-coming rival, the world’s first feline DJ, Catskade. Although the vocals in his productions have proven to be naturally limited (due to the fact that he’s…

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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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