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EDM: Etiquette to Dull the Masses
EDM bounds styles too astute for its vapid pursuits
"...I have about as much respect for the term EDM as a head cold. The initialism condenses decades of..."

July 30, 2014 Music Post by Conor Walker

New York’s electronic dance music fest outs Molly
"...died in drug-related incidents. This Friday through Sunday, the EDM gathering crusades to keep the genre’s hallmark drug, MDMA,..."

Aug. 28, 2014 Music Post by Abby Johnston

SXSW Music: Must-See EDM
Dance your ass off to these 11 EDM acts

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by Abby Johnston

11 EDM Artists to Help You Find the Beat at SXSW

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Christina Garcia

Playback: Experiencing a Broadened Euphoria
EDM breaks out, Agony Column returns
" our equivalent of Miami's Ultra Music Festival: an EDM utopia where DJs are gods, ostentatious light shows provoke..."

April 10, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin's House Music Scene Clings to the African-American Community That Birthed It
House music rose to prominence from Chicago’s black music community and hangs on here in its original form
"...reflects that in mechanical tech house, Burning Man-style hippie EDM bangers, and dungeon techno. By contrast, the visiting Windy..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

Playback: Greetings From Euphoria
Austin’s best spring festival – correction, “experience” – faces competition after idyllic sixth year
"...electronics to brilliant fruition in transcending the festival's defining EDM. Verification of Euphoria's transformative nature occurred all weekend at..."

April 14, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: C3 in Talks to Co-Produce Levitation Fest
ACL Fest promoters partner with psych fest?
"...This month also brought news that C3 and mega EDM promoters Insomniac have joined forces for what appears to..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: I'm in Love! What's That Song?
Weekend one ACL Fest wrap
"...consecrated on the main stage, the cultural divide between EDM and rock, and news breaking that ACL Fest promoters..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The New Vulcan Gas Company
Owners acquire rights to historical venue’s name
" full time in April, concentrating on DJs and EDM music in the roomy, 600-capacity space...."

Feb. 22, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Austin Man’s Suicide in Jail After Seeking Medical Care Raises Question: Why Was He There?
Suffering from criminal depression
"...JJ "Joker" Bell, a widely loved figure in Austin's EDM scene, would have turned 33 in March. He was..."

April 1, 2022 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

SXSW Music Announces Panel Lineup
Forty-four day sessions, March 11-16
"...(Night of the Living Dead: the Grateful Dead & EDM and Stronger than a Seance: Resurrecting Jerry Garcia), and..."

Oct. 31, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Your Field Guide to the 101 Essential Acts at SXSW
Scroll eternal through the best and buzziest artists at the fest
"...Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" into postmodern urban soul with EDM, the crossover R&Bist and bandleader walks the talk. "We're..."

March 11, 2022 Music Feature by The Chronicle Music Staff

The Concourse Project Brings the Raver Spirit Back to Austin
High-capacity event space looks to diversify their sound
" hats embroidered with the word "techno" and other EDM-centric apparel, plus wire wrap jewelry and other hippie-inflected treasure...."

Nov. 5, 2021 Music Feature by Christina Garcia

How Did Legendary DJ and Londoner Paul Oakenfold Land in Bastrop?
The Londoner finds his way to a Texas ranch
"...and Mount Everest, but principally, he helped usher in EDM as a mainstream force worldwide, beginning with the tide-turning..."

July 30, 2021 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Buddy cop action-comedy isn’t making many friends
"...some terrific comedies on his CV, among them 2004’s EDM DJ satire It’s All Gone Pete Tong and the..."

July 12, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...before SXSW. The most contentious club closings came simultaneously: EDM hotbeds Kingdom and Ethics Music Lounge both got locked..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

I Heart K-Pop
Korean DJ nights choreograph a local niche
"...Think candy pop, but with a trap backbone and EDM pulse that's attracted producers including Skrillex, Steve Aoki, and..."

May 25, 2018 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

Bassboss Speaker Systems Take Charge of Austin's Low End
These go to 11
"...When Lee cues up a contemporary EDM track and the tectonic bass drops, everything begins vibrating...."

Jan. 26, 2018 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

God's Own Country
Love and lambing on the cruel, cold hills of England
"...of coming-out movie where repressed characters suddenly end up EDM club kids. John and Gheorghe are drawn to each..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Is Austin's Growing Dance Music Scene in Need of Its Own HQ?
We talk to a dozen members of ATX’s electronic music community
"...penthouse condo. C3 and Disco Donnie Presents book 85% EDM...."

Nov. 10, 2017 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

ACL Fest 2017 Lineup: Chance, Chilis, Gorillaz
Lineup sticks to the formula
" rapper, a rock outfit from the Aughts, and EDM’s reigning hotness – which this year comes represented by..."

May 4, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Music Lover's Guide to Austin
The essential sounds, sights, and settings of Austin music
"...brings in great bands of local and international provenance. EDM is an increasingly relevant genre on the party strip,..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

Playback – ACL Fest: Dad Rock Is Dead
Wrapping weekend one of ACL Fest on the eve of the second iteration
" their 20s performing for audiences even younger. Hip-hop, EDM, and pop dominate, with rock and Americana now minorities...."

Oct. 7, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Happy Birthday James Blake
UK crooner gifts the Moody Theater
"...bizarre and beautiful mix of piano chops, crooning, and EDM to awkwardly address the sizable audience were the only..."

Sept. 26, 2016 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Retro-Futurists Reshape Austin Music
Half-a-dozen rising stars of local electro
"...only hard-lined connection. Found here is a staggering stratification: EDM, beat/bass, punk- and metal-influenced synth waves, electro, house, and..."

July 1, 2016 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

ACL Fest 2016 Lineup
Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, LCD Soundsystem
"...Sons and Brooklyn alternative dance rockers LCD Soundsytem, plus EDM superheroes Major Lazer, and Norwegian DJ Kygo...."

May 5, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Boan, Black Taffy, Missions
"...time when even Justin Bieber could fit the bill, EDM is at radio capacity. Mohawk's Tuesday night set revisited..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Music Review by Abby Johnston

Bird Peterson
"...after a suspenseful piano prelude winds into a cliffhanger EDM drop. And when Minneapolis poet Astronautalis grabs the mic..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Music Review by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Behold! The Austin Music Awards
Announcing the 2014/15 Austin Music Awards bill, the 13th Floor Elevators reunite for Levitation, and King Coffey recovers after being struck by a car
"...with over 40 acts including trap superstar R.L. Grime, hippie-EDM gods EOTO, and young Aussie producer Thomas Jack. The..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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