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Interview: Nicole Moudaber

January 7, 2017 | Amsterdam

Since the very beginning of her career in music as a club promoter in London, Nicole Moudaber has been a force to be reckoned with in the underground dance music community. Her ambition and tenacity...

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Party Report: Minimal Effort NYE

January 5, 2017 | Amsterdam

2016 is finally over, and for us techno and house music fans in LA what better way to ring in 2017 than in a dark club, surrounded by music lovers, dancing to a lineup curated...

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Interview: Justin Jay

December 16, 2016 | Amsterdam

Justin Jay has had a quick rise to underground fame since being discovered by Claude Von Stroke a few years ago and descending the ladder into the world of underground music. His style incorporates a...

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Los Angeles DJs Stand Up For Standing Rock

November 24, 2016 | Amsterdam

This week marks the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving. It has roots in sharing food and gratitude with family and loved ones; but, in many ways has become merely another opportunity to consume. We eat...

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No matter what city you live in Halloweekend is always one of the biggest party weekends of the year. Los Angeles is a popular destination for partygoers throughout the US and also abroad not only...

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Dirtybird Campout 2016: Becoming A Dirtybird

October 14, 2016 | Amsterdam

This past weekend, a small group of Dirtybird superfans gathered in Orange County for a weekend of summer camp filled fun led by none other than tech house music legend Claude Von Stroke. For years...

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I believe in magic again. I wrote that in capitol letters in the bottom of my journal entry my last morning at Burning Man. My heart was full of joy in a way I have...

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Review: Splash House

August 19, 2016 | Amsterdam

This past weekend 5,000 attendee’s donned inflatable alligators and sailor hats to celebrate the end of summer in Palm Springs, a California oasis in the middle of Palm Desert. Despite the blistering 43 (110 F)...

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About a year ago I fell fully down the rabbit hole that is house music after stalking a group of friends who had spent a week in Ibiza. One of the reposted a mix on...

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Growing up in Maine one of my favorite parts of the summer every year was the week when I got to go away to camp. It meant meeting a bunch of new friends with common...

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The Artisans Of Festival Fashion

July 6, 2016 | Amsterdam

In the last few years the rise of popularity of electronic music has brought festival culture into everyday life. This year #festivalfashion has been blowing up the internet and huge corporations like H&M have hopped...

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This past weekend in Bradley, California festival culture had its annual family gathering at Lightning in a Bottle (LIB). This festival in its seventh official year has grown into a movement with roots in many...

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Editorial: Are Computers Instruments?

May 13, 2016 | Amsterdam

How many times have you had to defend your music taste in a bar to people who just do not understand dance music? I certainly have. I’ve heard people argue that DJ’s are not playing...

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Last year I attended Lighting in a Bottle Festival in Bradley California for the very first time. I was a Coachella veteran and thought I knew everything about festivals and what they could offer. Truth:...

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Further Future: A Millennial Utopia

May 7, 2016 | Amsterdam

Last weekend just deep enough with the native lands of the Paiute Tribe in the desert of Nevada a cultural shift took place which has redefined what a “festival” has the potential to be: the...

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