Datsik Kicks Off Ninja Nation in Chicago
Jan17

Datsik Kicks Off Ninja Nation in Chicago

Photo Credit: Nicole Graham Once upon a time, there lived a Canadian ninja master who sought to create something unique. He dreamed teaching the next generation how to embody the ninja spirit and rip their sanity to shreads with ‘sik’ sounds. The ninja master rallied a squad elite ninjas to join him on his quest for world greatness. Just last Friday, the Ninja Squad assembled again in the Windy City to begin their third...

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Behind the Beat: Minnesota
Jan16

Behind the Beat: Minnesota

Only The Beat had the pleasure sitting down and chatting with legendary, bass music producer Minnesota in Atlanta. While he’s been in the scene for years, he’s still one the most humble producers we’ve had a chance to chat with. Only The Beat: How has your fall tour been so far? Minnesota: It’s been really good and fun. It’s been awhile since I’ve put out a good amount music and I just put out a few...

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Behind the Beat: Kura
Jan12

Behind the Beat: Kura

Rúben de Almeida or Kura the Portuguese electro house music DJ and producer is no stranger at the top festivals across the world including Tomorrowland and Ultra. Kura closed out 2017 strong with the release his track ‘Skank’ on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings and ranked 48 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll. He also notably premiered two music master classes as part Amsterdam Dance Event 2017, as well as playing...

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Tulum In Lieu: January in Quintana Roo Parties On Despite BPM Festival Absence
Jan09

Tulum In Lieu: January in Quintana Roo Parties On Despite BPM Festival Absence

After a event a little less than a year ago made headlines and shook techno tourists and townspeople, it was announced that  have Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, as a home.  I attended the fifth BPM festival in 2013, which had about 40,000 people in attendance. By 2017, it had grown to 70,000 people, and had enough attention that the cartels claimed responsibility for the shooting. These claims were never substantiated and the shooting was...

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Kicking off 2018 at Reaction NYE
Jan08

Kicking off 2018 at Reaction NYE

Photo Credit: Niki Graham React Presents brought four fantastic EDM acts to kick f 2018 at the Official Aragon Ballroom: Adventure Club, Bear Grillz, Ookay, and Gammer. While it wasn’t as highly anticipated as previous Reaction NYE nights, over a thousand fans made the trek to Uptown. The 0-degree weather didn’t stop Chicago’s best from donning their sequins, glitter, and winter accessories to come ring in 2018 with...

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Behind the Beat: Mako
Jan05

Behind the Beat: Mako

Mako, the Los Angeles-based electronic act led by producer/songwriter Alex Seaver, is getting ready for a jam packed 2018 with a 33 city full band live beginning this January and going into March. Mako also recently released “Breathe” on Ultra records. This track is the first ficial single with Seaver as the sole member behind Mako. Previously a duo, (with DJ and band mate Logan Light), Mako now takes on a new life as a...

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