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AfrikaBurn to the 1%: Keep Your VIP-ness In Your Pants
by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey editor, Posted on February 26, 2016 | comments
Burning Man has spread to South Africa, and with it have also come problems of privilege. Much has been said about how rich fans of Nevada's Burning Man buy exclusive comforts that set them apart from the commoners. Granted, nobody who can afford to attend a Burn is impoverished - either they hav...
Euphoria Gets BIGGER & LOUDER with 5th Annual Lineup Announcement
by: JOE CHUNG PHOTOGRAPHY, Posted on February 19, 2016 | comments
With an incredible lineup announced for Euphoria's 5th annual lineup announcement, things are going to get even more juicier as this year holds a glorious surprise as this Texas festival will shake up the ground....literally!! Phenomenal acts feature Bassnectar, Above & Beyond, Dillon Francis, STS9 ...
Year of the Beachmonkey
by: Michael Luczaj, Posted on February 8, 2016 | comments
In the twelve-year animal rotation for the Chinese Zodiac, we have just entered the Year of the Monkey, the Fire Monkey to be exact. It is a year with great potential for those who are willing to innovate, venture forth, and create new networks for mutual benefit. The symbol of the monkey has ...
Festival Nation, Part I: New Age Hippies
by: Heather Engel, Mickey Weems, Posted on January 31, 2016 | 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 Grateful Dead groupies: the New Age Hippies. They are fairly easy to spot: tie-dye, loose clothing, no...
What's in a Nam3?
by: Mcky Wms, Bchmnky 3dtr, Posted on January 27, 2016 | 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 artists who are doing what Arabic and Hebrew have been doing for thousands of years. They are severely r...
Coachella and Real-Time Earbuds During the Festival
by: Jamie Lamberski, edm.com, Posted on January 20, 2016 | 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 allow users to control and customize what they hear and how it sounds in real-time... To read the rest ...
Mick's Picks: Tribute to David Bowie in 4 Videos
by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey editor, Posted on January 11, 2016 | 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 second, a rocker; and the third, an EDM mix about halfway into it), and 1 video from 1980. Photo: ...
Beachmonkey Exclusive! WMC Update With Lauren Braid
by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey editor, Posted on December 28, 2015 | 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. When are the 10 days? Do they include Easter Weekend? WMC Week is March 18, 2016 through March 27, 201...
A Tribe Called Red
by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey editor, Posted on December 26, 2015 | 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 and 2oolman. They sample traditional pow wow vocals, drumming, and racist movies in an EDM format, ...
2016 Country Music Festivals Guide
by: Billy Dukes, Posted on December 25, 2015 | 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 through to learn all about the country festivals near you, and then click any of the links to stay updat...