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UTG PHOTOS: Bassnectar At Madison Square Garden (10/4/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Derek Scancarelli to Madison Square Garden in New York City to photograph Bassnectar on October 4, 2014.

Ahhhh, The Garden. The internationally renowned arena over New York’s Pennsylvania Station. It’s home to the New York Rangers, New York Knicks, and is the only venue to ever have a residency by Billy Joel. You can see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus or a New York Liberty Game. As of last weekend, Bassnectar will be added to the list of iconic performances to grace the stage at MSG, making for one hell of a check-off …

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Rusko Abandons Dubstep On New Single, “Sunshower”

They say all good things must eventually come to an end, and it seems we may have finally reached the point where Rusko and dubstep go their separate ways.

Rolling Stone premiered a new single from Rusko this morning titled “Sunshower.” The track marks a clear departure from the world of dubstep that first launched Rusko into the national spotlight, but that in no way means it is a bad song. In fact, I would wager the opposite is true. The playful synth and laid back groove allows Rusko to showcase a whole new set of skills, each better than …

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The Word ‘Dubstep’ Has Been Added To The American Dictionary

The shark has been jumped.

After years on the tip of every pop culture connoisseur’s tongue, the word ‘dubstep’ has been approved for addition to America’s Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The term, which is used to describe a type of dance music, is among 150 new words being added to the dictionary for its upcoming 2014 edition. Other words added with relevancy to music include ‘auto-tune,’ ‘crowdfunding,’ and – believe it or not – ‘fangirl.’

The dictionary defines the term ‘dubstep’ as follows:

“dubstep (n., 2002): a type of electronic dance music having prominent bass lines and syncopated drum patterns”

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Here Is The Reason Why Everyone Is Suddenly Interested In Avril Lavigne Again

Avril Lavigne – aka Mrs. Chad Kroeger – has gone through many musical evolutions since the days when she hung out with Sk8r Bois at the local mall, but her latest transformation may baffle even longtime supporters (if those even exist at this point).

“Hello Kitty” is the latest single and video to be release from Lavigne as a means to promote her 2013 self-titled album. It’s a wildly chaotic clip, which finds Avril and a team of Japanese dancers attempting to spark viral video trendiness with over-the-top visuals, weird costumes, and all the bright colors you can possibly imagine. …

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REVIEW: Skrillex – ‘Recess’

Artist: Skrillex
Album: Recess
Genre: Bass music
Label: Big Beat / OWSLA / Atlantic

After Skrillex’s popularity eclipsed the entirety of the electronic music scene, the star producer seemed to slip into the shadows. Yes, he released a Burial-esque EP along with the fact his explosive side project, Dog Blood, performed well within the dedicated electronic community, but neither achieved the crossover success Sonny Moore found with his main project. Regardless of popularity or sales, though, it was refreshing to hear Moore experiment with new styles as his shtick began to feel rather overdone throughout the majority of his third …

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THE DROP: Featuring Heroes x Villains, Barron, Rekoil and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact Michael …

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THE DROP: Featuring Dr. Ozi, HeRobust, Kai Wachi and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact us …

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THE DROP: Featuring Jay Cosmic, Kastle, Twofold and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact us …

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UTG PHOTOS: Superheroes Anonymous Tour (12/14/13)

Under The Gun photographer, Corbin Alvae, attended the Superheroes Anonymous tour at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI.

Well, here we are again! I decided to go back and do yet another Electronic Dance Music event that came through Michigan. What a day and night this was! I have a few stories to share with you all before I get into how the tour was.

First off, to anyone that lives in the Midwest states, you probably got hit with a giant snow storm. Well, Michigan got hit pretty hard, which led me to wondering: should I drive in this? My …

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UTG PHOTOS: Krewella’s ‘Get Wet Live Tour’ (10/20/13)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Corbin Alvae, to the Get Wet Live Tour at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, MI.

My ears are currently still ringing while I write this. So I decided to go and enter the world of EDM. With this being my first time covering one of these events, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I did some research beforehand to look and see what I was about to get myself into, and let me tell you, I’ve never seen so many bodies jump and move all at once, minus being at …

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LISTEN: Borgore – “Wild Out” (Feat. Waka Flocka Flame & Paige)

Electronic musician Borgore is best known for his wonky dubstep, but he’s teamed up with Rolling Stone to premiere a massive new collaboration that diverges away from what one would expect the producer to create. Featuring rapper Waka Flocka Flame and pop vocalist Paige, “Wild Out” finds Flocka laying down a truly hyped-up verse before Paige’s gorgeous singing leads the track into a barrage of festival house courtesy of Borgore that is sure to become a main-stage staple.

Click here to give “Wild Out” a listen and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the song in the …

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STREAM: Fall Out Boy – “Alone Together” (Krewella Remix)

Well, we knew this was bound to happen sooner or later.

Fall Out Boy has been remixed by EDM crush pair, Krewella (there is a guy in there too). There is dub, there is wub, and there is synth-a-plenty. There are mighty builds and mighty falls. (see what I did there?)

We talked to Krewella about collaborating with Fall Out Boy back in June.

The Krewella girls sings a few verses then leave room for Patrick Stump to scream from the top of his lungs, like he does. Actually turned what was the chorus into the pre-chorus and turn the …