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    Festival Nation, Part I: New Age Hippies
    by: Heather Engel, Mickey Weems , Posted on January 31, 2016 | 2 views | comments
    Beachmonkey is running a three-part series on different tribes within the EDM festival collective. The first tribe is one that is a mystery to their fellow revelers and a throwback to the days of Gr...
    What's in a Nam3?
    by: Mcky Wms, Bchmnky 3dtr , Posted on January 27, 2016 | 8 views | comments
    Move over, R3HAB and Deadmau5 - the new generation of DJs is making the use of numbers for letters a trend of the past. The British band XTC was way ahead of its time. There is a whole slew of arti...
    Coachella and Real-Time Earbuds During the Festival
    by: Jamie Lamberski, edm.com , Posted on January 20, 2016 | 4 views | comments
    For the first time ever, Coachella will be offering a personalized audio experience through the Here Active Listening System™, revolutionary wireless ear buds that sync to a smart phone app and allo...
    Mick's Picks: Tribute to David Bowie in 4 Videos
    by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey editor , Posted on January 11, 2016 | 8 views | comments
    As with many others, I'm still reeling from the news of David Bowie's passing. Here's a little something for his fans: 3 videos from his new album, Black Star (the first, an epic 9-minute dream; the...
    Beachmonkey Exclusive! WMC Update With Lauren Braid
    by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey editor , Posted on December 28, 2015 | 17 views | comments
    WMC 2016 is just around the corner. Beachmonkey contacted WMC Project Manager Lauren Braid for the latest on the conference and associated festivities. So there are 10 days of non-stop parties. Whe...
    A Tribe Called Red
    by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey editor , Posted on December 26, 2015 | 14 views | comments
    Starting in 2010, A Tribe Called Red has been putting together EDM with a heavy First Nations/Native American vibe. The group is made up of three Native DJs from Ottawa, Canada: DJ NDN, Bear Witness...
    2016 Country Music Festivals Guide
    by: Billy Dukes , Posted on December 25, 2015 | 4 views | comments
    Over a dozen well-known festivals begin early in the year and run through September, featuring A-list artists like Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan. Scroll thro...
    Thinking Outside the Laptop: The Most Unique Instruments in EDM
    by: Megan Venzin, edm.com , Posted on December 24, 2015 | 4 views | comments
    There are so many artists out there who are taking it to the next level and integrating creative sounds into their beats, as well as their live performances... there is something visceral about watc...
    Tuna Beheading Raves are the Hot New Thing in Tokyo
    by: Max Pearl , Posted on December 20, 2015 | 4 views | comments
    Afromance—the crew that founded the Japanese version of Burning Man and created a 1,000-foot water slide—are behind the event, called Maguro House (Tuna House). Ravers at Club Asia in the Shibuya ne...
    Mick's Deep House Pics: Disclosure
    by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey editor , Posted on December 20, 2015 | 13 views | comments
    Every once in a while, I do a house music show with my good buddy Mark on KTUH, the campus radio station for the University of Hawaii‘i Manoa. In prepping for my show (which I christened "Groovitas"...
    LETTUCE - FUTURE ROCK - TURBO SUIT - NYE PARTY BASH
    by: Joe Chung Photography , Posted on December 16, 2015 | 23 views | comments
    LETTUCE - FUTURE ROCK - TURBO SUIT NYE PARTY BASH This amazing trio group act welcomes Chicago for an incredible night of good vibes, good music and an excellent way to recal 2015! Held at the River...
    Permanent Neurological Damage From One Pill of Ecstasy?
    by: Chris Cox, edm.com , Posted on December 14, 2015 | 10 views | comments
    A video has recently gone viral on Facebook, of Australian man Jordy Hurdes speaking into the camera warning against the dangers of ecstasy use. He suffers from a severe tremor and has difficulty sp...
    Daft Punk Unchained: See the Trailer, Watch the Documentary
    by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey editor , Posted on December 12, 2015 | 16 views | comments
    Showtime has the documentary, Daft Punk Unchained, available online for free for people who sign up for their 30-day trial program. It includes interviews with some of their collaborators such as Ph...
    Claude VonStroke & Green Velvet on Underground Dance Music
    by: Jordan Diaz, Billboard , Posted on December 9, 2015 | 4 views | comments
    Claude VonStroke & Green Velvet 'Get Real' About Super-Duo and Shifts in Underground Dance Music VonStroke and Velvet are ready to focus on a new assignment as they embark on their recently announc...
    Welcome to Miami: No Bras, No Panties.
    by: Kat Bein, Miami New Times , Posted on December 1, 2015 | 12 views | comments
    Basil's New Single Is the Most Miami Thing We've Seen In a While “Welcome to Miami, no bras, no panties.” That must have been the line Carolina Villalba, dressed loudly in a tiny neon-green...
    The best Art Basel Miami 2015 parties
    by: Liz Tracy, TimeOut Miami , Posted on December 1, 2015 | 5 views | comments
    Every December the entire international art world touches down at Miami International Airport for Art Basel Miami Beach. It asks itself: art or party? Party always wins out. For one week, the whole ...
    The ABCs of African Dance (Video)
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on November 28, 2015 | 8 views | comments
    This video, made be The Dance Hall center for urban dance in Dakar, Senegal in West Africa, gives viewers an a to Z perspective on the variety of contemporary dance moves happening in the African cl...
    Diary of an Addict Part 2: End Stigma Through Music
    by: Erik Mahal , Posted on November 25, 2015 | 6 views | comments
    [in this article] you will find some accounts of how people have overcome their mental illnesses, addictions and traumatic events through the common bond of dance music. You will see that each one o...
    Guests: David Guetta’s Thanksgiving Dinner Totally “Pre-Cooked”
    by: Stu (Wunderground) , Posted on November 25, 2015 | 6 views | comments
    French DJ, David Guetta, has been on the receiving end of some harsh criticism from his Thanksgiving dinner guests who claim that the meal that the DJ “cooked by himself” for them was in fact entire...
    Pacha New York Closing Its Doors in January
    by: David Rishty , Posted on November 23, 2015 | 3 views | comments
    Ten years later, New York City loses a vital piece of dance music history. Legendary New York venue Pacha New York is officially closing its doors after an incredible decade-long run. The dance clu...