DJ Hodor Lives On: The Secret Musical Life of ?Game of Thrones? Star Kristian Nairn – Daily Beast

DJ Hodor Lives On: The Secret Musical Life of ?Game of Thrones? Star Kristian Nairn – Daily Beast
05/24/2016
Daily BeastDJ Hodor Lives On: The Secret Musical Life of ?Game of Thrones? Star Kristian NairnDaily Beast“It's been a long time coming, and I think 'Up' and the material yet to come is a really good reflection of how I feel about house music,” he said. Nairn is currently set to perform across the UK and the Philippines through October, once again …and more »
It Wasn't In a Church, But RBMA's Gospel House Party Still Had Us Born Again – THUMP
05/23/2016
THUMPIt Wasn't In a Church, But RBMA's Gospel House Party Still Had Us Born AgainTHUMPReportedly inspired by RBMA's longread on the connection between gospel and house music, in which author Aaron Gonsher talked to DJs Robert Hood and Terrence Parker (who are both also licensed ministers) about sneaking spiritual messages into their …and more »

DJs the heartbeat of Toledo nightlife – Toledo Blade

DJs the heartbeat of Toledo nightlife – Toledo Blade
05/22/2016
Toledo BladeDJs the heartbeat of Toledo nightlifeToledo BladeFEA DJSIMPLICITY14p Rocky Granados, Rocky Granados, known as Simplicity, samples house music at. Rocky Granados, known as Simplicity, samples house music at Allied Record Exchange in Toledo. THE BLADE/LORI KING Enlarge | Buy This Image.

This Sunday in live music: AlunaGeorge, Jovino Santos Neto, Millencolin + more – Creative Loafing Tampa

This Sunday in live music: AlunaGeorge, Jovino Santos Neto, Millencolin + more – Creative Loafing Tampa
05/22/2016
Creative Loafing TampaThis Sunday in live music: AlunaGeorge, Jovino Santos Neto, Millencolin + moreCreative Loafing TampaAlunaGeorge with Kiiara London-spawned electronic music duo AlunaGeorge (vocalist/songwriter Aluna Francis and producer/instrumentalist George Reid) crafts dance music with synthpop, house music, hip hop, UK garage, reggae and R&B, with …
Sofia Coppola's La Traviata opens at Rome opera house – The Guardian
05/20/2016
The GuardianSofia Coppola's La Traviata opens at Rome opera houseThe GuardianSofia Coppola with the Italian minister of culture, Dario Franceschini, during a rehearsal for La Traviata. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA. Ruth McKee. Friday 20 May 2016 14.49 EDT Last modified on Friday 20 May 2016 17.57 EDT. Share on Facebook …and more »

Across the country – The Hindu

Across the country – The Hindu
05/21/2016
Across the countryThe HinduPal-E, whose real name is Arpit Paliwal, has been making progressive house music in Jaipur for years, and has two EPs that have made it to the Beatport top 100 chart. He's been an integral part of building the electronica scene in Rajasthan. Hyderabad …and more »
Riva Starr Talks About "Refreshing" House Music "For The New Generations" – Magnetic Magazine (blog)
05/20/2016
Magnetic Magazine (blog)Riva Starr Talks About "Refreshing" House Music "For The New Generations"Magnetic Magazine (blog)For about the past ten years or so, Italian-born producer Riva Starr has been pumping out playfully upbeat, unadulterated house music that seems to perfectly walk the line between the underground and the accessible. It's with this formula, along with …

House Music Pioneer CeCe Rogers to Perform at MAAHF Celebration, June 4

House Music Pioneer CeCe Rogers to Perform at MAAHF Celebration, June 4
05/20/2016
TAPinto.netHouse Music Pioneer CeCe Rogers to Perform at MAAHF Celebration, June 4TAPinto.netThe international singer, musician, and producer best known as one of the artists who helped establish house music, will perform from 3-4pm, according to the singer's website. A native of Cleveland Ohio, Rogers can move effortlessly from playing piano …and more »
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman – slantmagazine
05/20/2016
BillboardAriana Grande Dangerous WomanslantmagazineOn the minimalist deep-house banger “Be Alright,” the modern technique is cleverly used to approximate a retro sound, simulating the black male background singers of early-'90s house music. Conversely, despite the track's de rigueur chopped-up vocals …Ranked: Every song on Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman'USA TODAYall 91 news articles »

Azealia Banks: The Music Behind the Madness – Verge Campus (blog)

Azealia Banks: The Music Behind the Madness – Verge Campus (blog)
05/18/2016
Azealia Banks: The Music Behind the MadnessVerge Campus (blog)Her latest release, “The Big Big Beat,” features an obvious house-music inspiration, juxtaposed with Banks' harshly rapped verses. The accompanying video features none other than New York City, and Banks makes sure to show the less glamorous side of …and more »
Friends of Noise Includes and Empowers Portland's Youth – The Portland Mercury
05/18/2016
Friends of Noise Includes and Empowers Portland's YouthThe Portland MercuryThe situation has spurred the revival of house shows in local DIY scenes, with bands repurposing basements and living rooms into makeshift venues ["This One's on the House," Music, July 8, 2015]. But house shows have their own limitations, like noise …

Various – Mixmag

Various – Mixmag
05/18/2016
MixmagVariousMixmag… steamy, neck-snapping, fluid techno in the form of Nicole Moudaber's 'Can I Get Some' and their own twisted, witching hour groove, Stevie Latenight. Nothing outstays its welcome, with quick-fire transitions between tracks. Sometimes sweaty house …
Secret Guest frontman Brett Nash bonds and laughs with Styx's Lawrence Gowan – Charleston City Paper
05/18/2016
Charleston City PaperSecret Guest frontman Brett Nash bonds and laughs with Styx's Lawrence GowanCharleston City PaperThis is where the house music saves me. Just when I couldn't take any more of the angry rednecks that couldn't be pleased, I'd hear that opening piano ballad and Dennis DeYoung singing to me about sailing way, setting an open course for that virgin sea.

ARTIST OF THE DAY – (registration) (blog)

ARTIST OF THE DAY – (registration) (blog)
05/17/2016
myspace.com (registration) (blog)ARTIST OF THE DAYmyspace.com (registration) (blog)If Florian Picasso has one thing going for him, it is name recognition. Pablo Picasso's great-grandson composes and performs progressive house music as his chosen mode of expression. Outside of the French Mediterranean and the Swiss Alps where he …and more »
WILL K's "Hakai" Makes A Strong Case For Big Room House – We Got This Covered
05/16/2016
We Got This CoveredWILL K's "Hakai" Makes A Strong Case For Big Room HouseWe Got This CoveredThe arrangement scraps the typical buildup-drop scheme in favor of a delightfully nuanced progression, making for a track that hints at the sensibility of more underground house music. In this case, though, WILL K successfully applies it to the kind of …

It's Janet Jackson's 50th Birthday! Watch Her Best Music Videos – InStyle

It's Janet Jackson's 50th Birthday! Watch Her Best Music Videos – InStyle
05/16/2016
InStyleIt's Janet Jackson's 50th Birthday! Watch Her Best Music VideosInStyleHappy 50th birthday, Janet Jackson! It's been four decades since the pop star started her career on the variety TV show, The Jacksons, and this Grammy winner is still making headlines. The 50-year-old kicked off her Unbreakable World Tour in August of …and more »
Kygo, interview: Remixes, rivalries and moving on from tropical house – Evening Standard
05/16/2016
Evening StandardKygo, interview: Remixes, rivalries and moving on from tropical houseEvening StandardSeeing a video of Kygo playing piano, the 35-year-old house music DJ tweeted 'if i had half the playing talent you had, i wouldn't be making f****** EDM.' deadmaus5-kygo.jpg. (@deadmau5 / Twitter). The slight hasn't gone deep: “I'm not the person who …Album Review: 'Cloud Nine' by KygoInternational Business Times, India Editionall 3 news articles »

'Imagine Me Gone' review: Adam Haslett novel a heartbreaking portrait of mental illness – The Keene Sentinel

'Imagine Me Gone' review: Adam Haslett novel a heartbreaking portrait of mental illness – The Keene Sentinel
05/15/2016
'Imagine Me Gone' review: Adam Haslett novel a heartbreaking portrait of mental illnessThe Keene SentinelMichael is the center of the novel and certainly Haslett's most original character: An inconsolable baby, a precocious and verbal teenager, a disco and house-music fanatic who is rigidly politically correct and falls hopelessly in love with black women …and more »
EDC New York 2016 Review: 10 Best Things From Day 1, Zedd, Green Velvet, Gouryella & More – Music Times
05/15/2016
Music TimesEDC New York 2016 Review: 10 Best Things From Day 1, Zedd, Green Velvet, Gouryella & MoreMusic TimesThey started out with some dubby house music and some of their own house rhythms, but then by the end started to loosen up with some straight rap. They tossed in odes to New York City from Biggie and Frank Sinatra with "New York, New York." They knew …