Nile Rodgers will curate the 2019 version of Meltdown competition

Nile Rodgers will curate this yr’s Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will hand-pick artists for the 2019 version, which runs from August Three-11. While no names have been introduced up to now, Rodgers has hinted at what’s to return. The Chic …

Goldenvoice Separates From FYF Founder Sean Carlson

The LA-based concert promoter Goldenvoice has decided to end its relationship with Sean Carlson. Goldenvoice is the promoter behind festivals like Coachella and FYF, the latter being an event that Carlson founded. An email came from Goldenvoice CEO Paul Tollett reading: Carlson started FYF as a punk rock-oriented festival in 2004. …

Buygore Releases New Q3 Merch Collection

is dropping some new end–summer gear and it’s hot. They recently launched the new Q3 merchandise collection, inspired by the definitive Buygore style. The Q3 Collection, featuring the innovative designs Cody Diodato, successfully blends the roots punk rock, dubstep and a cutting-edge flair badassery. With new hats, tees, tanks, hoodies …

Dexter's Beat Laboratory Vol. 13 – Dancing Astronaut

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. …

NGHTMRE experiments with punk rock in genre-blending new track 'On The Run' – Dancing Astronaut

masterfully blends smooth vocals, electronic music, and, most surprisingly, punk rock  in his new release “On the Run” with Passeport. A tribal flair interweaves between the punching electric guitar and synthesized notes that pull the track together. “On The Run” is the first single f the LA-based producer’s upcoming EP, which is set …

Becko releases punk-infused EP, 'Reborn' – Dancing Astronaut

Becko’s latest EP, Reborn, is immediately ear-catching with nostalgia-inducing pop-punk vocals and a well-pieced signature sound. Many  dance music’s fans grew up on punk rock, and singer/producer Becko — having previously been in metal band Hopes Die Hard — modernizes those punk roots in an electronic manner. With grungy vocals reminiscent I …

Beyond the Booth 002: Louisahhh opens up on addiction, her love of horses and more – Dancing Astronaut

is a feature dedicated to the hidden side artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some self-introspection, each participant then …

Marshmello – Alone (Gammer Flip) – Dancing Astronaut

In the ever-changing world dance music, many mass musical tastes go in and out style. However, a seemingly passé style electronic music known as hardcore, is making a subtle, yet noisy, comeback. With rampant four-to-the-floor kick drums, and tempos pushing upwards 160 to 200 beats per minute, some the foundational hardcore electronic …

Coachella accused of underpaying workers in Downtown Boys open letter

The punk band also slam the festival’s “unacceptable” links to anti-LGBTQ organisations. Rhode Island punk rockers Downtown Boys have called for fellow artists to help them “shift the power dynamic” away from festival behemoth Coachella. In an open letter in Spark, the band – who performed at Coachella this month …

Music Biz Reacts As U.K. Formally Begins Brexit Negotiations: 'It's Hard To Think Of Any Positives'

‘The process is likely to be fraught with uncertainty, in particular for the live music business,’ said one exec. Britain has ficially begun the process exiting the European Union (EU), ushering in a new period upheaval and uncertainty throughout Europe that carries potentially huge ramifications for the music business. On …

World's Best Festivals According to Fest300 and Everfest

Two global digital festival discovery communities, and merged together in 2016 under the Everfest brand. Today is been revealed its annual Fest300 list top 300 most apprised festivals from around the world. Nominated by Fest300 co-founder, Airbnb Strategic Advisor, and Burning Man board member Chip Conley and as voted on …

Pro-Trump Singer Joy Villa Talks 'Overwhelming Support,' Hitting Top 10 Thanks to Grammys Dress

She says her three-year-old ‘I Make the Static’ EP now hitting the Billboard 200 is pro “people like to support those who support their beliefs.” The relatively unknown singer Joy Villa is getting something out being associated with President Donald Trump that inauguration performer Jackie Evancho didn’t — a top 10 …

Tupac Shakur, Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan and Chic Among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Interscope / Francois Nel / Aaron Davidson / Gary Gershf, Getty s Tupac Shakur has a shot at becoming the sixth hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Fame in April 2017. Other nominees for induction into the Rock Hall include R&B icons Janet Jackson and …

Vince Staples & Tyler, The Creator Put Tyga Trolls In Check

Tyga already gets it tough from the media for his personal life, finances, and relationship with Kylie Jenner, but when news broke last week that he was the newest signee to G.O.O.D. Music, the internet was not here for it. Many fans the Kanye West label voiced their opinion about Tyga joining …

Blank Face: Rare Album Covers That Don’t Feature the Artist’s Face – DJBooth Article

The way her eyes ballooned to the size of a Major League baseball told me that she was surprised by my purchase. Not the purchase itself, it was just an album, but the album cover. One glance at the expressionless face wearing a beanie mask and bucket hat had the Target …