Electronic Dance Music

Lights: Making Waves in Electro-Pop

Photo Credit: Matt Barnes Valerie Anne Poxleitne, known by her stage name Lights, was born on April 11, 1987 in Timmins, Ontario. Growing up her family moved to different countries across the globe. Valerie learned how to play the guitar from her dad. In high school, Valerie joined the metal band Shovel Face. As she… Read more

Becky Hill: UK’s Popstar Powerhouse

Photo Credit: Facebook @Beckyhillofficial Rebecca Claire Hill was born on February 14, 1994, in the small town of Dudley, England. She started making music when she was 14-years-old. Becky joined a band called Shaking Trees and they were noticed by BBC Music Introducing as a band to “watch out for.” Rebecca gained fame after she… Read more

Kygo – ‘Golden Hour’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Johannes Lovund Kygo, Norwegian DJ, songwriter, and producer, has returned to the playing field with his third full-length LP, titled Golden Hour. Building on the tropical house-lite vibes that have catapulted him to the upper echelons of the EDM stratosphere, Golden Hour finds itself getting comfortable with simply being comfortable – nothing here… Read more

The Chainsmokers – ‘World War Joy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danilo Lewis The Chainsmokers consists of two guys, Alexander Pall and Andrew Taggart. Attending different universities, Alexander and Andrew met with the help of manager Adam Alpert. Andrew started the group with DJ Rhett Bixler. Bixler left the group and Andrew decided to join as he pursued his interest in DJing. In April… Read more

Loud Luxury: The Canadian Duo Taking Over EDM

Photo Credit: NDK Images Loud Luxury is a Canadian EDM duo comprised of Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace. This Canadian duo is generating a huge buzz in the music industry with increasingly popular electronic music anthems. Loud Luxury creates music from passion and persistence. The two met in 2012 while attending university in London, Ontario…. Read more

Illenium: Immersing the World in Electronic Music

Photo Credit: Alexandra Gavillet Nicholas Miller, also known as the electronic musician Illenium is on an upward arc to stardom. He was born on December 26, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. His family moved and he grew up in San Francisco, California. Illenium started making music in 2008. After an influential concert, Illenium placed greater emphasis… Read more

Remembering Avicii: The Legacy of an EDM Icon

Photo Credit: Sean Eriksson Born as Tim Bergling, Avicii was a Swedish musician that specialized in remixing music and record producing. His style of EDM, otherwise known as electronic dance music, crossed the genres of pop, country, reggae, and rock. Bergling became interested in the music since he was a child, and at the age… Read more