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James Arena “Stars of 21st Century Dance Pop and EDM” Excerpt Series Part 7: Darude

Finland’s Ville Virtanen (better known as Darude, a moniker that first evolved in his youth after playing Leila K.’s 1996 hit “Rude Boy” numerous times at a friend’s party) set the success bar almost impossibly high at the dawn of the ...

James Arena “Stars of 21st Century Dance Pop and EDM” Excerpt Series Part 6: Ferry Corsten

The trance-fused hit dance tracks of Moonman, System F and Gouryella, released in the late ’90s and throughout the 2000s, share one thing in common—the progressive, creative vision of Dutch producer and DJ Ferry Corsten. His early worldwide ...

James Arena “Stars of 21st Century Dance Pop and EDM” Excerpt Series Part 5: Harrison

It all started with his self-penned track, “Take Me Home,” a song elevated by the artist’s stirring vocals, thoughtful lyrics and an inspiriting EDM beat. It cleared the way for him to be acknowledged by such notables as David Guetta, Avicii, ...

James Arena “Stars of 21st Century Dance Pop and EDM” Excerpt Series Part 4: Paul Oakenfold

It’s extremely difficult to summarize the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold’s career and influence upon dance music. He is considered a true icon and pioneer of DJ culture. Following early work as a promoter in the ’80s for the Beastie Boys and ...

James Arena “Stars of 21st Century Dance Pop and EDM” Excerpt Series Part 3: Gryffin

Whether serving as a producer, musician or DJ, Gryffin (a classically trained pianist from New York) says he is determined to produce music that, first and foremost, touches his own heart. That focus has led to a string of universally popular hits, ...

James Arena “Stars of 21st Century Dance Pop and EDM” Excerpt Series Part 2: Xenia Ghali

Aside from being one of today’s few prominent female DJs (playing parties, clubs and festivals from Athens to Miami), Xenia Ghali’s ability to deftly produce and remix an electronic dance track to pulsating perfection became crystal clear with ...

T.H.E Music Essentials Podcast Continues its Rise with Episode 218

T.H.E Music Essentials has quickly established itself as a reputable, week after week, source of great sets featuring the todays hottest Progressive and Electro House tracks. With previous weeks’ podcasts picking up momentum with fans ...

Behind The Decks with DJ NIKA

Back in March 2017, we introduced you to DJ NIKA via a Music Production 101 piece. The NYC resident lives and breathes house music, creating his own distinctive style and versatile mixes and he easily connects with the audience taking them to a ...

James Arena “Stars of 21st Century Dance Pop and EDM” Excerpt Series Part 1: Dave Audé

Producer and remixer Dave Audé has reached the top of the Billboard dance chart well over a dozen times, and in 2016 he earned a Grammy for his remix of the megahit “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. James Arena: Take a song ...

Arthur Galestian: Beatselector Magazine ‘Guest Mix’

Arthur Galestian’s roots in electronic dance music stretch back to his discovery and proliferation of the genre in Los Angeles’ underground music scene of the 1990s. He began making a name for himself on KUCI 88.9FM beginning in 2003, where he ...