Top 10 Tropical House Tracks: Week 38

Top 10 Tropical House Tracks: Week 38 There’s this beautiful moment I experience every time I’m driving back from a show in Los Angeles. The city glows in neons and ambers looking like the embers of the once burning fire of the day. I coast around these empty streets and highways, soaking in a tranquil calmness that is rarely experienced in this ferocious, funky city. The lights blur, the music drips from my speakers and it just feels serene and surreal all at once. This freedom of flying around the empty carnival of LA is our soundtrack for the week. Whether it be finding...

San Diego Gets The Mad Decent Treatment At The 2014 Block Party

San Diego Gets The Mad Decent Treatment At The 2014 Block Party Mad Decent Block Party San Diego 2014 Recap Summer is slowly coming to a end, and so are the events that come with the season. Before it's done though, Mad Decent Block Party made sure to stop in the sunny skies of San Diego. This year's line up consisted of a variety of sounds from hip hop to house, and Melbourne bounce to filthy trap. We had no idea what the crowd would be like, but there is only one way to find out. Along with this beautiful city comes some beautiful people. Ladies and gentlemen from all over united together,...

Spotlight: 12 ‘Don’t Miss’ DJ Sets On The 2014 Groove Cruise LA

Spotlight: 12 'Don't Miss' DJ Sets On The 2014 Groove Cruise LA Summer may be over, but that just means that Groove Cruise LA is just around the corner!  That's right, in just a few short weeks dance music fans from all over are gathering in LA and setting sail to Catalina and Ensenada, Mexico.  It already sounds like a blast, but the best part is, world class DJs will be spinning various parties the entire trip - both on board and on the shore. And when we say world class DJs, we mean world class DJs.  This is my list of who I definitely want to see.  Sure it's a bit of mashup of more...

Eric Prydz On Epic 3.0: “This Is Not A Money Making Venture…”

Eric Prydz Epic 3.0 Here's some refreshing news amongst all the "F' you, PAY ME!" multi-million dollar figures I hear getting tossed around - Eric Prydz' Epic 3.0 spectacular is not for the money. In actuality, he may be in the red after all is said and done, and that's alright by him. Here is an excerpt from a recent interview in the Wall Street Journal: "Eric Prydz, a longtime Swedish DJ and producer who also goes by the stage names Pryda and Cirez D is gearing up for a once-in-a-lifetime performance at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on...

New House: Smith & Westin – My Heart

Smith & Westin - My Heart Not too hot. Not too chill. But jussst righhht. The new house tune by Smith & Westin is floating on cloud nine. "My Heart" balances bright chords with a deep vocal loop, making it both breezy and warm. Not to mention memorable. You're not gonna be able to shake that vocal loop for a while. Though it's scheduled to be released September 29th on Spinnin' Deep, it's only deep by Spinnin' standards, sitting comfortably in the middle of the emerging house spectrum. There isn't much to be found about Smith & Westin, but "My Heart"...

The FreshLIST 012: New Electronic Music You’ve Never Heard [YouTube]

Capture Magnetic Magazine's FreshLIST has been sourced from the digital ether and curated into a weekly video series for your listening pleasure. With the FreshLIST, you’ll find the five latest highlights uploaded to our YouTube channel: the selection is diverse, the quality is high, and the music is certified fresh. View Previous Chart Vanilla Ace & Lee M Kelsall feat. Shane Blackshaw - Content A sultry vocal intertwines with top notch production for yet another masterpiece of nu-disco with this collaboration from Vanilla Ace & Lee M...

HEMQADE: A Q-Dance Reunion

Hemqade2014-announcement Not for the lighthearted or the senseless, and no hipsters allowed (sorry we're not sorry.) If the one of the only things you can recall about the 90's dance music scene is HouseQlassics and Qlubtempo -- please, read on. This is just for you. At the forefront of the hard dance music industry, Q-Dance is proving their presidential seat with the reunion of the century... HEMQADE. From 1991-1992, the sounds of Hard Dance music crept through the valleys and streets of Holland -- summoning the ears and minds of those who craved something...

Chart: Top Drum & Bass and Drumstep Songs 2014 – Week 37

Shpongle & Gunslinger - Dreamcatcher (Khurt Remix) This has been an incredible week for Drum & Bass in Los Angeles. This past Sunday saw the Nocturnal Afterparty at Project Los Angeles with High Contrast & Kove; this past Wednesday saw the beginning of Hospital Records' new HospitalityLA residency in Glendale with Fred V & Grafix and a very special performance from MRSA, also known as Mat Zo. In the same vein, a lot of great music has been released this week and it was difficult narrowing it down to just ten tracks, but I managed. Here you have the top 10 tracks of the week....

New Electronic Music: Top Techno Chart [Week #37]

ENTER Vonce there vas darkness and zen there vas techno. So you vanted ze techno? Vell, you iz going to get ze techno. Hear me now, and hear me forever, this Top Techno Chart iz going to knock your socks off this veek, yes? Ve vill not act like ve care though, because ve are ze techno. Ze beats are deep, they vill friend you on facebook and then unfriend you because zey are so hot. I do not know vhy things vere so crazy and so many good choons vere released, but ze techno gods are benevolent and very cool, uber party type, ja? So, you should...

A Few Reasons Why the 90s Rave Scene Sucked Compared To Today’s

A Few Reasons Why the 90s Rave Scene Sucked Compared To Today's Come out ye 'EDM sucks' geriatric/hipster trolls! Matt Chittock, a writer for Mixmag, is saying that the 90s rave scene was pretty much shit compared to today's. OK maybe he doesn't go that far, but he does make some valid points. It's all in his piece called "(Un)Accecptable In The 90s", where he gives 12 reasons why EDM culture back then was not as tight as it is today. The best part is, he was present during that era, so it's not just some rook' trying to put on big boy pants. Yeah, it's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but a lot of it is...

Bay Area! Here are MSA Productions Event Picks!

10653839_1532285443668258_1142366320440191792_n Our friends over at MSA Productions really know how to pick the perfect parties this weekend in the Bay! MSA Production's Best in the Bay: This Weekend’s Top 4 Events in the City As with every weekend in San Francisco, there is a lot to do to have great time no matter what you’re into. But this weekend looks especially nice for house and techno heads. Not only will the music be a world-class standard, but the parties don’t stop until Sunday evening. 1.) Night Moves : Phonique, J. Boogie, Deejay Theory & Papa...

Megan Sutherland’s Electronic Music Event Picks In Los Angeles

megan sutherland, los angeles, sound hollywood, diplo, the standard On the fence about the weekend that lies ahead? Let me springboard you to the future that could possibly be all yours if you glance at these party premonitions closely. Take some notes, take a nap, take a Xanax if that’s your thing. Whatever you do, take care and enjoy this tail end of a summer in your glorious city basked in world class beats. Some daytime destinations for you to add to your repertoire, along with ammo for the night owl individuals as well. “FIN.” Above photo credit: Alexander Jacob and...