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    The Truth About EDM Culture Beyond All Those Drug Use Statistics
    by: Lauren Duca , Posted on April 13, 2015 | 3 views | comments
    Electronic dance music (EDM) culture is stigmatized by substance abuse and escapism. The festivals around which it is centered -- like Electric Zoo, Ultra or Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) -- are les...
    Fearless: DJ Alex Ariete
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on April 12, 2015 | 21 views | comments
    "He brought us into this world." Rose Popovics was sitting with her husband, Viktor and her future EDM superstar son, twelve-year-old Alex. This was their first time experiencing the glam and hustl...
    DJs Who Werq: Hip-Swaying Versus Fist-Pumping
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on April 8, 2015 | 39 views | comments
    In an interview that Starkillers did for Beachmonkey, Nick Terranova said he would rather make hips sway side-to-side than fists pump in the air. He made an interesting point: some DJs make a crowd ...
    EDM and Fashion: Interview with DJ Xenia Ghali
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on April 6, 2015 | 16 views | comments
    From the Dance Floor to the Runway: Fashion & Music was one of the forums during Winter Music Conference 2015. Ria Michelle and Xenia Ghali led a lively conversation on the importance of style for E...
    Beachmonkey's Best of WMC
    by: Beachmonkey's Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on April 4, 2015 | 25 views | comments
    There is nothing like heading to Miami for the Winter Music Conference every March. This year was the thirtieth anniversary, and the WMC staff outdid themselves to commemorate the milestone. Here ar...
    Seth Troxler: Food for Thought
    by: Paul Clarke , Posted on April 3, 2015 | 9 views | comments
    With his recent outspoken comments on everything from the state of electronic music to climate change and race relations, Seth has become a polarising figure. There are those cheering him on as he s...
    Gigonomics: What DJs Really Earn
    by: Peter Walker , Posted on April 2, 2015 | 7 views | comments
    As dance music’s worldwide popularity soars, being a DJ is fast becoming an attractive career choice. Play your records right and you could be working your way up the greasy pole to stardom – though...
    World, Put Your Hands Up! Interview With DJ Serafin
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on April 2, 2015 | 40 views | comments
    Jésus Jeremy Ponciano Serafin Jimenez (a.k.a. DJ Serafin) is all about mixing it up. Beachmonkey.com spent time with him at Winter Music Conference 2015 in Miami. We sat down for a chat in the lobby...
    Life In Color 2015: NEW PAINT
    by: Eric Fuller , Posted on April 1, 2015 | 10 views | comments
    Life In Color, Denver 2/07/15 Photo: Beachmonkey LIC Family: we are proud to announce our NEW & IMPROVED Life In Color Paint! After 8 months of Research & Development our team is excited to introdu...
    The Problem With Mainstream EDM Festivals
    by: emilee lindner , Posted on March 31, 2015 | 3 views | comments
    John Digweed, AC Slater and Paul Van Dyk discuss the issue with modern dance shows with MTV News... “I’m not part of that EDM culture — I’m not playing these pre-programmed sets and I’m not throwing ...
    IDMA 2015: Nominees and Winners
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on March 27, 2015 | 32 views | comments
    The Thirtieth Anniversary of WMC was a grand affair. Held on the pool deck of the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, the Music Gods protected the event from the torrential rains that fell twenty-four hou...
    WMC 2015: Chicks With Decks
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on March 25, 2015 | 36 views | comments
    Women are so emotional. DJ Kat, blogger Kiera Miller, music industry executive Stacey Taylor, DJ Tracy Young, recording artist Jei, DJ Miss Nine, and producer Tiffany Miranda got a little misty w...
    Funkadelic's George Clinton on WMC 2015 And The Funk in Techno
    by: Jacob Katel , Posted on March 19, 2015 | 12 views | comments
    Photo: Napoleon Wakefield George Clinton has a long and wild history with Miami. Not only did he snort giant mountains of coke in Brickell's Four Ambassadors Hotel while George H.W. Bush declared hi...
    20 Best Club Parties During Winter Music Conference And MMW
    by: S. Pajot , Posted on March 18, 2015 | 8 views | comments
    The only rules are look good, don’t sleep, and never allow that booty to stop bouncing. The marathon begins March 24, and it ends six days later — or whenever you lose consciousness while trying to sc...
    Watch These Attendees Of SXSW Pretend To Know Fake DJs
    by: EDM Sauce , Posted on March 18, 2015 | 4 views | comments
    Jimmy Kimmel Live and Lie Witness News took to the streets of South by Southwest once again to ask people their opinions on a bunch of fake bands and DJs that they made up on the spot. Do you think ...
    The Best Universities for Electronic Dance Music
    by: THUMP Staff , Posted on March 18, 2015 | 5 views | comments
    Photo: University of Southern California College. That beautiful time between the awkward optimism of high school and the crushing defeat of adulthood. It's four years of finding yourself (or destro...
    WMC 2015, Part III: Top Panels and Forums for DJs
    by: WMC Staff, Mickey Weems , Posted on March 12, 2015 | 9 views | comments
    WMC’s panels give attendees the chance to meet the top people in the EDM world. Topics run from technical to the cultural, but many panels deal with issues of importance to recording artists and DJs...
    Study determines how much an average night out costs for an EDM fan
    by: Dancing Astronaut Staff , Posted on March 11, 2015 | 6 views | comments
    Image: Eventbrite EDM fans the world over understand have the effect that rising ticket prices have on their wallet. But how much are we actually spending when we go see our favorite artists? Eventb...
    Moby Offers To Play Party For ‘Dancing Man’ Mocked Online
    by: EDM Sauce , Posted on March 10, 2015 | 5 views | comments
    Celebrities across the internet are planning to turn an instance of online bullying into a giant dance party featuring Moby and Pharrell to combat body shaming. It all started out when a user on 4c...
    The 10 Worst People You'll Meet at Ultra
    by: Lauren Zupkus , Posted on March 9, 2015 | 6 views | comments
    Photo: Diverse Images/UIG via Getty Images From March 28 to March 30, the biggest names in EDM and their devoted fans will flock to Miami for Ultra Music Festival. The legendary dance fest is a bree...