Deltron 3030 with Kid Koala First Avenue, Minneapolis Sunday, October 20, 2013 After seven years of teasers, small leaks, and label delays, it's two-thousand-thirteen, and the new Deltron 3030 record finally dropped. Like a long awaited sequel to a beloved cult film, Event II provoked a whole spect ... More >>
DJ Sidereal has opened for Macklemore and B.O.B., played Paid Dues and the Vans Warped Tour and beaten brain cancer all before being legally old enough to buy a scratch-off. The 17-year-old is spending his last summer before his final year of high school releasing new music and building his buzz the ... More >>
Much like Nickelback performing in arenas while "real" rock bands grind it out in much smaller clubs, a new crop of more-mainstream producers and DJs have sprung up and exploded. Acts like the Swedish House Mafia and Avicii create endless amounts of interchangeable, formulaic EDM music that is devoi ... More >>
All things being equal, DJ Shadow is better as his job than you are at yours. Thursday at Mill City Nights, the former Joshua Davis drove that point home tenfold with a 90-minute set of songs that were largely unrecognizable to the vast majority of the crowd, but held everyone rapt for the duration ... More >>
The DJ crew that taught local hip-hop heads to love club bangers celebrates half a decade
Some artists only have enough creative juices for one medium, but Mike Davis can tap a keg of creativity spilling out into art, music and even the beef jerky industry. By day, Davis sits at his computer creating posters for bands for Burlesque of North America, as well as stickers with classic And ... More >>
Montreal-based sonic experimenter comes out with a new album and tour plan
Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>
Wade Boggs' Wicked Boston Baked Bash with Marijuana Deathsquads, Weird Boggs, Plain Ole Bill, Baby Boys Turf Club, St. Paul Friday, April 20, 2012 When the details were posted no one could've been fully prepared for this gig. The bizarre promo video didn't exactly clarify things either. The lineup ... More >>
DJ Shortee keeping things rawThe other day we were hipped to a pretty shameless new campaign MTV and Dove created where they're exploiti--er, promoting 'fresh' new female DJ talent around the country. One look at the hilarious "Look! I'm a lady DJ!" poses by the inductees on the site and it's pai ... More >>
Photo by Sam AllenWhen your grandmother has taken up spinning BeeGees classics in her spare time and the convenient store clerk down the street hands you a flier for his gigs with every purchase, it's become a bit difficult to decipher who's best behind the booth these days. But Atlanta's DJ Klev ... More >>
Johnson (left) at First Avenue with promoter Nick GunzFor legendary house DJ Paul Johnson, December started bad and got worse. The Chicago native, who has been DJing in a wheelchair for the better part of his career, was involved in a major accident that broke several of his bones and led to the ... More >>
Photo by Jen Boyles Beastie Boys DJ and and mad professor of all things turntablism Mix Master Mike is coming to Epic next month for a headlining show celebrating Mardi Gras. The show, scheduled for March 4, was just announced Thursday afternoon. Mike was last in the Twin Cities stumping for Bara ... More >>
DJ Rap and her angry slipmats Imagine showing up to work every day and each of your coworkers are drunk and shouting demands in your face. Hopefully this is not commonplace for you, but it happens nearly every night to those who claim DJing as a profession. I know what you're thinking -- someth ... More >>
As part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations, First Avenue is giving its dance-heavy VIP Room a makeover and renaming it the Record Room. To celebrate, they are throwing a launch party this Sunday night, featuring local DJs the Moon Goons, Famuel, and Ricky Biggs and the Upgrayde, along with a ... More >>
DJ Spree, the number one happy hardcore DJ in the US, plays his final Minneapolis DJ set at Bassgasm tonight.
Local artist's debut features funky, ambient instrumentals
The local dancefloor don offers up his new track and DJ mix for download exclusively on Gimme Noise.
Local house music expert Nick Gunz talks about his most elated and embarrassing moments as a promoter and about becoming a dad.