Mixing It Up With Scotland's DJ Rankin

James Mahon | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
James Mahon

Almost 16 years ago Limewire, a file-sharing site launched and took the UK by storm. Thousands of illegally distributed songs made their way through t...

Can There Be Any Defence of EDM?

Jess Melia | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jess Melia

EDM itself has taken hold of America and turned itself into a £4billion global industry. This is not sustainable. No genre is. The difference with EDM compared to dubstep, breaks or electric house though is that even the main players are calling out its death. Tiesto, Steve Aoki and others have openly said it can't survive.

Is Electronic Dance Music Inherently Sexist?

Carl Loben | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carl Loben

Women are under-represented in lots of professions, but music and the arts are generally thought to be areas where there is at least a modicum of equality. In rock music, for instance, the battles have been fought -- and largely won -- over gender parity, a plethora of female musicians (guitarists, drummers etc) proving that women can rock just as well as men.

EDM : Constantly on the Lookout for Newer Possibilities in the Music World

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Two and a half decades ago, when heavy metal began to gain a beer-belly, and rap started to get faster and restless, people decided to flock to the ga...

A One Woman World in the Music Industry

Sophie Hall | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Hall

Unusually we do actually have a fair split of male and female employees, something I don't often see within equivalent sized indie labels. It definitely wasn't like this in the beginning and I clearly remember multiple assumptions that I was the director's personal assistant in early meetings rather than the label manager.

Who Is The Highest-Earning DJ In The World (Hint: It's Not Paris Hilton)?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Calvin Harris has been named the highest-paid DJ in the world for the second year in a row. The Scottish star, who has produced tracks for the like...

Going to Ibiza for the First Time...

DJ Monki | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
DJ Monki

Today I joined Grimmy, Annie Mac, Pete Tong and MistaJam on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show to kick off the weekend... Ibiza is the world's most iconic dance music location and to be a part of Radio 1's infamous dance line-up on one of the biggest weekends on the island is crazy.

Wasted Man Makes Stunning Re-entry Into Dance Tent

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Comedy

We've all been there. You give it everything all night in the dance tent, emerging the following morning for air and a bit of perspective... only to f...

Dance Gets the X Factor

Jez Nelson | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jez Nelson

So Simon Cowell is on the hunt for the world's next super star DJ. No surprise there. What modern day impresario wouldn't want a piece of the EDM action? That's Electronic Dance Music for those of you who thought House music was all the rage.

Is the EDM Bubble Good for Dance Music?

Nick Sabine | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nick Sabine

Let's start by clarifying something. EDM and dance music, as many of us know them, are two different beasts. There are parallels between them, but for the most part they are separate worlds.

An English DJ in America

DJ Fresh | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
DJ Fresh

The EDM parties I play are like American culture on steroids (or 'Molly' as Madonna apparently calls it). American youth is out in its untamed force... in the wild! A sea of happy faces swimming in an ocean of bright neon fabric under an LED sky.

Do Elephants Deserve Foreign Aid?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Zac Goldsmith MP is calling on the UK government to release some of its billions of 'Foreign Aid' money to help stop the decimation of wildlife in developing nations. We at Care for the Wild helped to draft the wording of Zac's Early Day Motion (EDM) and fully support it, but why?

Is Guitar Music Dead?

Greg Stevenson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Greg Stevenson

We look back at ten years ago, when we were in our teens, and see the mainstream success of Franz Ferdinand, The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs and Razorlight amongst others and wonder where their contemporary equivalents are hiding.

A DJ's Survival Guide to Ibiza

Chuckie | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Everyone knows that Ibiza is one of the best places to party on the planet. There's world famous clubs on every corner and every summer the most respected DJs and performers flood the island every night. It's just a given that you have got the night time sorted, but here is my guide to making the most out of your Ibiza days.

Feedback Luke

Laidback Luke | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Laidback Luke

Followers who don't see the bigger picture, get worried. It's a discussion I have with my older following every two to three years. It seems that when you're in between 18 and 23 years old, you cling onto certain songs for life. Those will be yours forever and occasionally something new will come through. It's a very common human trait.

Galloway Tables Motion To Reinstate Sacked Oxford Harlem Shake Librarian

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

George Galloway MP has tabled an early day motion urging Oxford University to reinstate a librarian after she was sacked over students filming a Harle...

European Vs American Music: Closing the Gaps With Ericka Hunter

James Walden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Walden

To talk about the rapid success of EDM (electronic dance music) we spoke with Ericka Hunter, who many may know as the star of Broadway's "Rock of Ages" in New York City.

DWP Offshoring U-Turn a Pyrrhic Victory for British IT Workers

Mark Hillary | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

It's a week now since technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP) tore up their plan to send 200 IT support jobs for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offshore to India. Faced with the target of a 40 per cent cut in department costs it seems the DWP was willing to 'offshore' the jobs to a lower cost location, but as the celebrations die down have any jobs really been saved?