Do you have what it takes to make it in the EDM industry?

About 91 percent of artists trying to become successful in the music industry are categorized as undiscovered, according to Next Big Sound's Year in Rewind industry report. Personally, I know a number of young people who are currently trying to make it in the EDM industry. They're in the throes of finding their unique sound, practicing … Continue reading Do you have what it takes to make it in the EDM industry?

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SLO’s infrequent EDM show schedule, explained

San Luis Obispo is a college town like any other, offering many places and activities for students to partake in. Cafés are stuffed with caffeine-riddled students studying, bars and pubs come to life on the weekends and The Graduate hosts line dancing on Thursdays. But sometimes The Grad transforms from hoedown to throwdown and SLO's EDM … Continue reading SLO’s infrequent EDM show schedule, explained

Sensory Overload Empire aims to create ultimate rave utopia

“People don’t really realize this, but the reason we are who we are so boldly out in the open is so that other like-minded people can find us,” said Nick Abarca, creator of Sensory Overload Empire. “If we all pretended to be like everyone else, we wouldn’t be able to find each other.” Finding a … Continue reading Sensory Overload Empire aims to create ultimate rave utopia

How record stores are faring in the digital age of music

When was the last time you ventured into a record store? The answer to this could go two different ways: You've been to one, or possibly a few, because you like the experience of seeing and holding physical forms of music such as CDs and vinyls. or  You've never been to one because you know you … Continue reading How record stores are faring in the digital age of music

How a music festival is basically a spiritual experience

You’ve been in line for an hour. You’re anxious. You’ve already met dozens of people and smiled at triple that amount. Your I.D. has been checked, ticket scanned and you’ve been patted down by security. You walk through the gate. You’re overwhelmed with excitement. You see lights, art, people. People laughing, singing, dancing and having … Continue reading How a music festival is basically a spiritual experience

Electronic dance is the trend that refuses to end

EDM lovers and rave fans are in luck because it doesn't seem like the popularity of the EDM scene is slowing down anytime soon, in fact, it's growing globally. There's always new talent, their music, tours and festivals premiering not only here in the United States, but all over the world. The industry seems to be … Continue reading Electronic dance is the trend that refuses to end