Zel McCarthy

Best of 2016

Best Vocalist: Kai Proved 2016 Belonged to Female Voices

Unlikely pop hits sung and propelled by women this year testify to how powerful EDM still is for launching stars.
Zel McCarthy
12.27.16
thump news

Detroit Police Target Street Artist Shepard Fairey

One would think the blighted city had better things to do than charge artists with felonies.
Zel McCarthy
6.25.15
deep dives

There is No Place for Hate in Dance Music

Tanner Ross, Ten Walls, and more have us looking closely at our community.
Zel McCarthy
6.19.15
Twitter

A Bad Review of Jamie xx Prompts DJ Tanner Ross to Send Homophobic Tweets to a Resident Advisor Writer

Has this guy heard what happened to Ten Walls?
Zel McCarthy
6.18.15
Los Angeles

Underworld’s Karl Hyde Loves That America Loves Dance Music

The band continues its 'dubnobasswithmyheadman' anniversary tour this week.
Zel McCarthy
6.17.15
Trending Now

From Girl Group to the Club, Dawn Richard is now D∆WN

The former Danity Kane singer drops a new tune with a new alias tailor-made for the dancefloor.
Zel McCarthy
6.8.15
disclosure

Disclosure Announces Sophomore Album Named for a Wild Cat, ‘Caracal’

Confirming the news during their own Wild Life Festival in Brighton, England, the duo also unveils two major US shows this fall.
Zel McCarthy
6.7.15
miike snow

Galantis is Ready for a Power Move with Debut Album

'Pharmacy' could be the tipping point for the duo of hitmakers.
Zel McCarthy
6.5.15
Festival Season!

Mutek Montreal 2015: The Island of Art, Intellectualism, and Techno

The wonder of a festival like this is that it exists at all.
Zel McCarthy
6.1.15
IBIZA

Electronic Music Industry Now Worth Close to $7 Billion Amid Slowing Growth

The annual report from IMS shows flatlining record sales and moderate gains in streaming while the live sector holds steady.
Zel McCarthy
5.25.15
Festival Season!

Take a First Look at a Very Colorful Mysteryland 2015

It's more than just hippie vibes this weekend at the site of the original Woodstock.
Zel McCarthy
5.22.15
Festival Season!

That Study About Festivals and Drug Use Is Bullshit (But the Media Still Bought It)

Bad science and shady motives are behind a study that perpetuates age-old stereotypes about festivals and drugs.
Zel McCarthy
5.21.15
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