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    Bang Bang Bang Bang: The Song That Got a DJ Killed
    by: Beach Monkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 28, 2015 | 5 views | comments
    On June 20, "Tamanche Pe Disco," a song from the Bollywood movie Bullett Raja, was requested by a guest at a wedding in Uttar Pradesh, India. The DJ, Arun Kumar Valmiki, refused to play it, so the a...
    Going to EDC in Vegas? Please Tell Us About It a Thousand Times
    by: Shaun Coon , Posted on June 16, 2015 | 15 views | comments
    For those going to Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, remember: It's not official unless you do the following: 1. Post three to five times a day about how you're excited to go 2. Post twice abo...
    Disco Is Back... No, Wait, It Never Really Left
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 15, 2015 | 9 views | comments
    Chic, a disco group back in the 1970s whose songs are still played today, recently released a new song, "I'll Be There," the first in over a decade (To read the article on it by Keith Caulfield, cli...
    Love Dance Music? You'll Adore Baltimore. Interview With Ultra Naté
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 14, 2015 | 15 views | comments
    People have been talking about Baltimore recently, but not in a good way. The city was beset with problems resulting from the death of Freddie Gray, a resident who died from injuries sustained afte...
    Move Over, Mozart: The Mothership Has Landed - In DC
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 10, 2015 | 18 views | comments
    The Mothership, a massive interstellar stage prop used by George Clinton's iconic musical collective, Parliament Funkadelic, is going to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. (To read the art...
    Face the Music: Worshipping the DJ and Other Options
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 9, 2015 | 30 views | comments
    "Dance music" is becoming "stand and gawp music" - so says Angus Harrison, author of the superb article, "If You're Facing the Music You're Doing Dance Music Wrong." (Click here to see the full arti...
    Spring Awakening Music Festival preview
    by: Joe Chung Photography , Posted on June 2, 2015 | 5 views | comments
    Packed inside Soldier field, is the awakening of a life time. Spring Awakening is just around the corner. Next week the 3 day Chicago fest begins, descending upon the Mid West with headliners such as...
    Life In Color, Summer 2015: Big Banging in Ibiza
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 2, 2015 | 12 views | comments
    It's not just a theory anymore. Taking recreation to the moment of our universe's creation, Life In Color will bring its new festival concept to Ibiza this summer. LIC Big Bang will explode all ov...
    You Too Can Be a DJ: Just Follow Instructions on This Cereal Box
    by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey Editor , Posted on May 29, 2015 | 41 views | comments
    My destiny appeared to me when I took out the rubbish the other day. I noticed a Reese’s Puffs cereal box atop some full trash bags. At first, I paid it no mind and went back inside. Then I realize...
    Spotify in Financial Distress
    by: Paulina Pachel , Posted on May 11, 2015 | 8 views | comments
    SPOTIFY, THE MUSIC LOVER’S DREAM, IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS The coming months will prove challenging to the streaming service which, even though it is leaps ahead of other streaming competitors, contin...
    When Do We Stop Keeping Up With Popular Music?
    by: ajaymkalia , Posted on May 10, 2015 | 2 views | comments
    “Music was better back then”: When do we stop keeping up with popular music? Personified, “music was better in my day” is a battle being fought between 35-year old fathers and teen girls — with sin...
    SHAZAM! The Art of Predicting #1 Songs
    by: Lizzie Renck , Posted on May 7, 2015 | 5 views | comments
    Shazam toots its own horn: ‘We can predict 33 days out what song will go to #1 in the Billboard charts in the US’ Lizzie Renck Shazam VP Cait O’Riordan made the grandiose claim that the company “Ca...
    AC Slater: "Between Crazy EDM Festivals & Purist House Music"
    by: Megan Buerger , Posted on May 6, 2015 | 4 views | comments
    The L.A. producer's Night Bass Tour is for those bored of EDM shows that put lasers and mic-happy DJs ahead of the music. “Sometimes you don’t want someone screaming at you to throw your hands up ev...
    On Your Game, Part III: Kissy Sell Out
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on May 5, 2015 | 13 views | comments
    He has a tattoo on his ankle that says "Geezer," a strange thing for a man who is not even in his mid-thirties. ("Geezer" is slang for "gangster" where he's from.) While we were sitting in the lob...
    Interview with Maurizio Colella aka EDX
    by: Nick Blasing beachmonkey.com , Posted on May 3, 2015 | 13 views | 1 comments
    Interview with Maurizio Colella aka EDX. Maurizio was performing in Austin Texas at Euphoria music festival. Enjoy! Special thanks to Beachmonkey.com for lining up the interview.
    Kaskade Hospitalised After Attempting To Play Marathon Two Hour Set
    by: WonderGround , Posted on April 29, 2015 | 6 views | comments
    “He seemed to be enjoying the first hour and was really energetic, jumping up and down with his arms outstretched and smiling,” claimed one witness who didn’t want to be named lest people know he went...
    On Your Game, Part I: Rod Carrillo and Carrillo Music
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on April 26, 2015 | 20 views | comments
    This is Part I of a three-part Beachmonkey series on Rod Carrillo, owner of Carrillo Music, and two of his clients, singer Eric Redd and DJ/producer Kissy. It is based upon a sit-down interview I di...
    On Your Game, Part II: Eric Redd
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on April 22, 2015 | 11 views | comments
    Singer Eric Redd cuts an imposing figure: tall, impeccably dressed, dreads. Five minutes of conversation, and it's clear the man has depth. And if you've ever seen him dance, you know he can cut a r...
    Interview With DJ Stryke
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on April 21, 2015 | 25 views | comments
    It was the first official night of the Winter Music Conference (WMC). We walked into Haven, a decent-sized club in SOBE, for the Typ3 Records Showcase. The walls on three sides were wrapped in video...
    Europe's First Techno Museum to Open in Frankfurt
    by: Thomas Gorton , Posted on April 20, 2015 | 5 views | comments
    Calling all ravers! Europe's first techno museum is opening in Frankfurt, meaning that soon you'll be able to combine clubbing with a cultural day out. The Museum of Modern Electronic Music (MOMEM) ...