House

Kygo – ‘The Thrill of the Chase’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Johannes Lovund EDM, perhaps more than any other genre, defined the commercial music of the 2010s. When you think about the biggest, most inescapable hits of the decade, you realize a majority of them belong to this genre – the late Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and MØ’s “Lean On”… Read more

Gryffin – ‘Alive’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Savanna Ruedy There’s one track tucked in the middle of Gryffin’s 2019 debut Gravity that suggested the then 31-year-old could be EDM’s next great hope. “If I Left The World” begins, seemingly, as a traditional song about lost love, but in its second verse evolves into one about crushing isolation and even suicide… Read more

Calvin Harris – ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Press via Calvin Harris Calvin Harris first broke out in the UK a little over 15 years ago, with the now-Gold certified “Acceptable in the 80s” – an intriguing and singular, if anachronistic, cut of electro-funk. Four years later, he broke out worldwide as a featured artist on Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” The… Read more

Beyoncé – ‘Renaissance’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mason Poole for Parkwood Entertainment The story of house music is one of liberation; of marginalized communities carving out a space where they could unapologetically be themselves. As a genre, its roots are radical – its formation can be credited to Black and Queer individuals who refused to conform to a society that… Read more

Drake – ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Republic Records The best Drake songs captivate people as soon as they first hear them – it’s why he’s responsible for some of the biggest hits of the 2010s. A trio of acclaimed albums and mixtapes from 2011-2015 – Take Care, Nothing Was the Same & If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late… Read more

Swedish House Mafia – ‘Paradise Again’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alexander Wessely Being a teenager in Sweden ten years ago, I saw native household names like Avicii (may he rest in peace) and Swedish House Mafia take the EDM (Electric Dance Music) sound to global arenas. Dismissed at first by many – myself included – as “not real music,” I would soon find… Read more

Diplo – ‘Diplo’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Maria José Govea Something important happened in the last 2-3 years – well, besides the pandemic, climate change, and never-ending political turmoil -: the standard for mainstream music increased exponentially. Chalk it up to “Bad Guy” or “Old Town Road” – songs that paved a weirder and wilder path for Top 40 music… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 EDM Artists You Should be Listening to in 2021

EDM has seen a lot of changes over the last years. With the inclusion of sub-genres and the blending of styles, there are so many types of electronic music for fans across the world to fall in love with. The music industry is shifting with new releases, projects, and artists entering the arena. However, below… Read more

ZHU: Electronic Music of the Future

Photo Credit: Joey Vitalari ZHU caught the attention of people with the release of his smash hit “Faded.” Since the release, the artist has built a catalog of dance songs that combine his vocals with dark, pop production. ZHU has captured audiences with his love of heavy bass lines and spacey vocals. Steven Zhu was… Read more