RL Grime Explores Bass Music's Softer Side

Categories: EDM

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Courtesy of Mixed Management and Andi Elloway
Come see the softer side of Grime.
RL Grime is no stranger to bangers, but he's also got a soft side.

The 23-year-old LA native says he's always wanted to produce songs that are more mellow, which is what he's done on Void -- his first full-length album, due out this month on LA label WeDidIt.

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The 13 Richest DJs of 2014

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By: Carolina de Busto

It's been a few years since EDM became big business. But the bubble hasn't burst. And those folks who wear bulky headsets and press play (i.e., celebrity DJs) are still laughing all the way to the bank.

The giddiest jock is once again Calvin Harris. The scruffy-faced Scotsman topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid DJs of 2013 with a total of $46 million. One year later, Harris is raking in a staggering $66 million. But the second highest-earner collected a mere $30 million. And Avicii only made $28 million. Pshhh, pocket change.

Check the cut for the thirteen richest DJs of 2014.

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The Twenty Most Beautiful People at EDC

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Christopher Victorio
You thought only homely people went to Electric Daisy Carnival this past weekend? Think again! This year, per usual, the bold and the beautiful made their way to Las Vegas for parties that lasted all night long.

Here are the concertgoers, shot by Christopher Victorio, whom we found particularly enchanting.

See also: EDC Vegas 2014: The Best and Worst

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EDC Vegas 2014: The Best and Worst

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Dennis Romero
What's it like partying with 134,000 of your closest friends?

After a fourth year covering Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, the size and scope of America's largest electronic dance music festival (and, really, one of the country's largest music events, period) still just leaves us breathless.

This is the definition of massive. That this culture has gone from warehouse raves with one laser and a few hundred people to a 1,500-acre event so large that the only way to avoid an hour-plus worth of traffic is to arrive by helicopter is astonishing, especially if you were part of the scene in its early days:

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EDC Vegas 2014: The Best and Worst

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Dennis Romero
What's it like partying with 134,000 of your closest friends?

After a fourth year covering Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, the size and scope of America's largest electronic dance music festival (and, really, one of the country's largest music events, period) still just leaves us breathless.

This is the definition of massive. That this culture has gone from warehouse raves with one laser and a few hundred people to a 1,500-acre event so large that the only way to avoid an hour-plus worth of traffic is to arrive by helicopter is astonishing, especially if you were part of the scene in its early days:

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EDC Raver's Death Under Investigation

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Christopher Victorio

The Clark County Coroner is investigating the death of a 24-year-old who collapsed outside Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas Saturday morning.

An autopsy was being conducted this weekend, but results aren't yet available to the media, an official at the coroner's office told us. If drug use is suspected, it's likely that a cause-of-death determination will be put off until investigators get their hands on toxicology test results.

The raver, who collapsed outside the three-day festival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, was identified as Montgomery Tsang of San Leandro, California.


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The Headliners at EDC This Year Are Just Awful

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Dennis Romero

Big isn't always better. The fourth installment of Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas is drawing a hundred thousand people per night.

The challenge facing its L.A.-based promoter, Insomniac, is how to balance what has now become radio pop, with electronic dance music's underground roots.

In order to live so large, with one of the biggest festival stages in North America, the music has to be over-the-top. We're talking Steve Angello, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Afrojack. Unfortunately this is often  ...


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Why I Can't Take "EDM" Seriously

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Eric Gruneisen
I love electronic music. I love the sound, the artists, the parties, the people, the scene -- in fact, I'm into pretty much everything about this particular genre of music. But there's one thing about electronica that I'm really, really not into. At all.

It's the term "EDM." I hate it.

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Rave in the Bass Cave: Photos of this Weekend's Epic Party in Crystal City

Categories: EDM, Snapshots

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Jon Gitchoff
Dancers felt the vibrations when Boogie Knights presented One Knight Underground: Light Up the Knight at Crystal City Underground on April 5, 2014. Thousands of party people danced to dubstep, EDM, techno and all manner of electronica in a cave and on the "Boogie Barge."

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Ultra 2014 Superlatives: Grumpiest Cat, Most Revealing Raver, and More!

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Marta Xochilt Perez

Grumpiest Cat
For a festival plump with PLUR, it was certainly odd to see a Grumpy Cat prowling amid the bubblegum-colored tutus. He was testing the saccharine smiles of kandi ravers. But nothing, not even this guy, could bring the party down with a frown. Well, maybe the stench lurking under that rubber mask might.


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