a.k.a. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the rot in the electronic music industry. Let's tear it out.
a.k.a. Why I passed on reviewing the new Skrillex album.
a.k.a. Inflation blues, post-pandemic problems and an overdue examination of contemporary nightlife models.
a.k.a. The press is in bad shape, so why does the industry routinely pretend otherwise?
a.k.a. What music a DJ plays has become far less important than who they are, and more importantly, what they represent.
a.k.a. The pressure to constantly project success in dance music.
a.k.a. Why post-pandemic dance music feels fundamentally different.
a.k.a. An interview with electronic music publicist Chanel Kadir, who lays out not only what her job entails, but the fraught media landscape in which…
a.k.a. The trouble with big projects in a time of short attention spans.
a.k.a. Musicians aren't magicians, and what they do is work.
a.k.a. Spotify and the rest obviously have other priorities, and it's far from clear that consumers have any appetite for price hikes.
a.k.a. A closer look at electronic music's current fascination with Latin sounds.