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Two years ago, the Phoenix asked me to write a weekly column about Boston’s growing electronic music and DJ scene.
Joe Bermudez, DJ to the stars
“I really haven’t had to deal with any crazy paparazzi, since we usually keep a low profile and sneak in the back door of places.”
The new scene emerges; Halloween preparations
If 2006 was the year Boston germinated, 2007 is the year it grows up.
DJ Lupe Loop and Paul Dailey
Weekend Warriors, or WKND WRYRZ, is the Sunday-night lounge party at ZuZu in Central Square.
Our magnificent seven speak out
The proliferation of dance parties in Boston has led not only to a rise in the number of DJs but also to a growth in the ranks of dancers.
Boston’s Baltimoroder fires up his laptop
If there’s one producer or DJ who represents the new style of Basstown, it’s Baltimoroder.
San Serac’s Somerville sanctuary
Any electronic musician who chooses to live in Boston has made a conscious decision to remove him or herself from nerve centers like New York, Montreal, and Berlin.
3 new hot producers talk tracks
Here at Up All Day, I’ve done my damndest to tell you about the local history of dance sounds.
Finding the finest of Basstown on line
Remixes are proliferating like benign viruses through the Web.
Booka Shade bring the synths
“We are musicians, we are not DJs,” says Arno Kammermeier, one half of the electronic music duo Booka Shade.
Bidding farewell to DJ Bruno at Boston Rocks
"The place is over, but the movement is not over, the movement continues," says Evans Thesee (a/k/a DJ E2-E4).
Central Square leaves techno to the purists
“I have to run to Dunkin’ Donuts,” says Eric McLaughlin (a/k/a DJ Eric Grey) late on a Wednesday night.
Slanted House gets a boost from Beatport
Over the past few years, Beatport, the Web site of choice for dance-music heads, has grown at such a rate, it’s practically the homepage for DJs worldwide.
French pop, hip-hop, and Ryan Durkin
DJ nights aren’t all for wylin’ out, sweaty dance floors, and scandal. The Masters, "Wednesday Night Live featuring Talib Kewli" (mp3)
Spank Rock’s Chris Rockswell and Brazil’s DJ Dolores
CHRIS ROCKSWELL, the official DJ for the club-rap phenom SPANK ROCK, says people are always asking him, “What does your neighborhood sound like?” DJ Dolores & Isaar "De Dar Dó (remix)" (mp3)
Golden Pollen | Anti-
This is a gloriously glassy album brimming with Hispanic sounds and surfer-boy harmonies.
The Mission Control story + Raster-Noton at the Middlesex
The history of the New England rave community is a tremendous story. Coh, "Path #02" (Raster-Noton)
Kajak | Morr Music
The language of twee-dom knows no borders.
Motor get to the brutal heart of industrial minimalism
Electronic music always seems to get a bad rap for being inhuman.
Matt Johnson’s three-headed beast
“I’m getting really tired of this food court here,” says Matt Johnson (a/k/a Emjae) over the phone from the Cambridgeside Galleria. Emjae, "April 07 Promo Mix" (mp3)
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