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Two seemingly contradictory reports from Billboard this week: Bro-country is over and Luke Bryan has another #1 album. Bro-country, as coined by Jody Rosen (then of New York Magazine), indicates “music by and of the tatted, gym-toned, party-hearty young American white dude.” Bryan has long been one of that scene’s dominant figures, the Alan Jackso… More »

“Tom’s Diner” is one of those songs you know even if you don’t realize it. Suzanne Vega’s signature song — written about the same NYC diner they used for exterior shots in Seinfeld — has been remixed, covered, and sampled so many times by so many musicians that its melody is basically imprinted on our… More »

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

I did some… More »

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No Surprises Among Forbes’ Highest Paid DJs 2015

Forbes released its list of the world's highest-paid DJs this morning, and it looks mightily similar to the ones from the last two years. A…
James Rettig | August 24, 2015 - 4:27 pm
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Steve Aoki Sued For Breaking Audience Member’s Neck During Concert

ABC 10 reports that popular DJ Steve Aoki is being sued for accidentally breaking an audience member's neck during a concert at the Hard Rock…
James Rettig | May 18, 2015 - 7:39 pm
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Watch Ryan Hemsworth, Moby, Nile Rodgers, & Some EDM Guys We Don’t Recognize In NCIS: Ibiza

Funny Or Die rounded up a few notable people for a parody of NCIS located in the rave hotspot of Ibiza. Ryan Hemsworth is a…
James Rettig | May 14, 2015 - 6:10 pm

Sorry Festival-Goers, Steve Aoki Is Only Throwing Cake At His Real Fans Now

We've previously chronicled much-impersonated celebrity DJ Steve Aoki's cherished and/or controversial tradition of throwing cake at his fans. Now it looks like Aoki i…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2015 - 1:07 pm
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Watch This Guy Impersonate Steve Aoki At An EDM Festival And Become A Magnet For Selfies

Superstar DJ and notorious cake-thrower Steve Aoki is a music festival all-star. So when YouTube user Jarrad Seng dressed up as Aoki and walked around…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2014 - 1:51 pm
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Forbes’ Highest Paid DJs 2014 Is Pretty Similar To 2013

Last summer Forbes released a list of the world's highest-paid DJs topped off by Calvin Harris, Tiesto, and David Guetta. This year's list is out,…
Chris DeVille | August 19, 2014 - 4:38 pm
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Steve Aoki Defends Throwing Cake At His Fans

DJ Steve Aoki is well-known for throwing cake at the audience during his shows, well-known here meaning that it's notable enough to warrant a mentio…
James Rettig | August 10, 2014 - 6:37 pm
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Diplo, Steve Aoki, & Deorro – “Freak” (Feat. Steve Bays) Video (NSFW)

Next month, Diplo will release a new compilation of recent tracks called Random White Dude Be Everywhere. One of those tracks is "Freak," a full-o…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2014 - 3:18 pm
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Sasquatch! 2013 Monday: The Postal Service, Ariel Pink, Death Grips, & More

If there was one constant during the Monday at Sasquatch! it might as well have been "failure." The rainy final day, riddled with many sound…
Miles Bowe | May 28, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Coachella 2009: Moz, Macca, Cohen Lead Friday’s Nostalgia Parade

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Our trek into Indio went so smoothly this year that we've both become paranoid about something going incredibly wrong…
brandon | April 18, 2009 - 1:33 pm
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The ‘Gum Drop Volume XXIV: Hear New Telephone Jim Jesus, Win Paul Frank And Steve Aoki Swag

In this week's 'Gum Drop, we premiered a tune from Oakland's George Chadwick, aka Telephone Jim Jesus. The folks at anticon call his birthplace of…
brandon | February 13, 2008 - 1:11 pm

‘Gum Drop Giveaway #24

Win a Paul Frank bicycle, watch, and poster, plus an autographed copy of the new Steve Aoki CD.
brandon | February 12, 2008 - 10:21 am

Santogold @ MSG & Rebel, NYC 9/22/07 (& Afterparty Pics, Starring Spank Rock, Diplo, Amanda Blank & … Andrew WK?)

Expected to be blown away, by Björk on Monday at MSG, and of course we were blown away by Björk on Monday at…
Stereogum | September 27, 2007 - 5:11 pm
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