Features

Exclusive Artist Interview: Shapeshifter

One of the most renowned live acts in the electronic music scene is Shapeshifter, the 5-piece drum n bass outfit who calls Christchurch, New Zealand home. Since 1999 they have redefined the sound of live drum n bass with global tours and 8 LP releases. Their recent ’Stars’ album was received extremely well with allContinue Reading…

April 3, 2017 Drum N Bass, Features, Trending

Exclusive Artist Interview: Snails

When you think of bass music acts one of the world’s most sough-after artists would have to be the Montreal-based Snails, a producer/DJ who has made a name for himself by combining hip-hop beats and off-kilter sound design into a new style he affectionately calls ‘vomitstep’. This fresh new sound has introduced the producer toContinue Reading…

March 29, 2017 Dubstep, Features, Trending

10 Acts You Can’t Miss At Ultra Miami 2017

With Ultra Music Festival rapidly approaching, travelers from across the globe will descend into Downtown Miami for three days of incredible music and experiences. Ultra Miami’s 2017 lineup provides more artist variety than ever, but with so many great artists performing, trying to decide who you should see can be an absolute headache. To assistContinue Reading…

March 25, 2017 Features, Trending

Exclusive Artist Interview: LDRU

The inaugural Touch Bass tour will hit Australia across the major cities in April featuring a selection of huge bass acts like Jauz, Slushii and Snails. Alongside this esteemed selection of international acts is local ’trap-ical’ lord LDRU, who is definitely on par with the international acts when it comes to production prowess. We caughtContinue Reading…

March 21, 2017 Electro, Features, Trap, Trending

10 Artists To Watch In 2017

As we kick off another year, the OZ EDM team has compiled a list of 10 artists you need to watch in 2017. With thousands of artists pushing the envelope of music creativity, we have chosen 10 artists that have caught our attention in 2016. We encourage all fans of electronic music to attend theirContinue Reading…

January 6, 2017 Features, Trending

Exclusive Artist Interview: Delta Heavy

Renowned as the most exciting duo to hit drum n bass dancefloors since Chase & Status and Nero, UK bass act Delta Heavy have had a stellar 2016. With a stacked year ahead, Ben and Simon took five minutes to chat with OZ EDM to reflect back on this past year and discuss their AustralianContinue Reading…

January 6, 2017 Drum N Bass, Features, Trending

Exclusive Artist Interview: Teddy Cream

One of the buzz acts in Melbourne at the moment is the exciting duo of Teddy Cream. Signed to That Sound Agency, they’ve managed to rise to the top in no time. Their fun and infectious sets are comparable to their very entertaining and active social media pages which have garnered them many followers. Production-wiseContinue Reading…

March 7, 2016 Electro, Features, Trending

Exclusive Artist Interview: Datsik

With numerous #1 Beatport releases, sell-out tours and a rapidly growing fan base, Canadian producer/DJ and Firepower label boss is heading to Australia and New Zealand next week for a string of headline club shows. The purveyor of new bass hip-hop, Dasik recently took time out of his busy schedule to chat with our editorContinue Reading…

February 11, 2016 Dubstep, Features, Trending

Exclusive Artist Interview: Brynny

The Melbourne Bounce scene has grown exponentially over the last couple of years, becoming a home grown Melbourne sound that has expanded into the international arena. All this international attention has made Melbourne an hotbed for artists, and the scene has nurtured a whole host of new talent. Leading the pack is local boy Brynny,Continue Reading…

December 30, 2015 Features, Trending

OZ EDM’s Complete Guide To NYE 2015

It’s crazy to think that 2016 is only a day away, so if you’re still looking for something BIG to do this Thursday, OZ EDM has you covered. Whether you’re into house and techno, electro, trap, dubstep, rnb, trance or even hardstyle; we have compiled our list of all the best DJs coming to aContinue Reading…

December 30, 2015 Features, Trending

10 Artists To Watch In 2016

Each year, the pool of rising talents grow larger than the previous year. With electronic music production and DJing gaining popularity and new recruits with every passing year, standing out from the crowd is becoming more and more difficult. With countless artists pushing the envelope of music creativity, we have chosen 10 artists that haveContinue Reading…

December 27, 2015 Features, Trending

5 Local Festivals You Need To Attend This Summer

The summer festival season is upon us and OZ EDM has compiled our list of 5 local festival you need to attend this summer. With the number of festival fans continuing to grow, every year there are new music extravaganzas tailor-made to suit all types of musical tastes. Whether you’re looking to get lost inContinue Reading…

November 10, 2015 Features, Trending

Exclusive Artist Interview: Noisia

Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger, better known as Noisia are at the forefront of the bass music revolution. Since their inception in early 2003, Noisia have grown to become one of electronic music’s most loved acts and the Dutch trio don’t show any signs of slowing things down. Their high octaneContinue Reading…

September 17, 2015 Drum N Bass, Features

Buying & Selling Festival Tickets (The Smart Way)

Festival season is fast approaching and we know things don’t always go as planned. You may may have that manager/parent that doesn’t remember what it’s like to be young, or you may have found yourself stuck on a tight budget. Whatever the reason is, you need to sell that extra ticket and we’re here toContinue Reading…

September 4, 2015 Features

10 Acts You Need To See At Stereosonic 2015

Axwell /\ Ingrosso Previously of the infamous Swedish House Mafia alongside Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso have carved out even more monumental musical success in this new chapter of their careers. 2015 has been huge for Axwell and Sebastian thus far, with impressive performances at Coachella, Ultra Miami, South Africa and Buenos Aires, soldContinue Reading…

August 5, 2015 Features

The Most Shazamed Tracks Of Belgium’s Tomorrowland 2015

With fans flocking to Belgium’s Tomorrowland music festival in 2015, it’s fair to say there would have been a fair share of ‘shazaming’ going down. From the most anticipated main stage performances, through to your techno and trance favourites; Tomorrowland once again delivered a platter of electronic artists for all dance music lovers. Music discoveryContinue Reading…

August 2, 2015 Features

What does it mean to be a DJ Mag “Top 100 DJ”?

The DJ Mag Top 100 list has finally been announced and Hardwell has claimed the #1 spot for second time. Coming in second is big room power-force Dimitr Vegas & Like Mike while five-time winner Armin Van Buuren drops to third spot. The list features talents old and new. Daft Punk maintain their legendary statusContinue Reading…

October 20, 2014 Features

The Moments Leading Up To Festival Season, Described In GIFs

The first big announcement doesn’t include a lineup…. We’re going to move heaven and earth to fit your festival into our schedule so do the dates and city locations really even matter? When festivals announce the dates and prices, it’s very much an announcement about an announcement. There’s some psychology going on because even thoughContinue Reading…

September 24, 2014 Features, Trending

10 Acts You Can’t Miss At Stereosonic 2014

With the annual Stereosonic festival fast approaching, we have assembled a list of 10 acts you can’t afford to miss. Whether you consider headliners a no-brainer or a no-go, we’ve sifted through the mammoth lineup to not only help ease the strains of decision-making, but make sure you’ll be dancing in your shoes too. RLContinue Reading…

September 11, 2014 Features

What Are Diffraction Glasses And How Do They Work?

Looking back over 300 years ago, Sir Isaac Newton discovered light was made of seven distinct colours, when he viewed the sun light shining though a glass prism. This is the same reason as to why rainbows are visible during or after rain showers, because the light is diffracted. Diffraction glasses feature diffracting lens thatContinue Reading…

August 12, 2014 Features

Exclusive Artist Interview: Monoverse

At the age of 23, Santos Torres is a young and promising musician, better known to the trance and progressive communities as Monoverse. Starting out in a collaborative project known as “Adastra”, Santos was able to fine tune his skills as both a producer and DJ. Moving forward as a solo artist, Santos took onContinue Reading…

July 30, 2014 Features, Trance, Trending

Exclusive Artist Interview: tyDi

Leading Australian DJ, producer and songwriter, tyDi, is back in Australia this July / August as part of his Homecoming Tour. After relocating to the USA, the classically trained musical mastermind and SOL REPUBLIC Savior of Sound is set to embark on an explosive run of shows across the east coast. We had the luckyContinue Reading…

July 17, 2014 Features

OZ EDM’s Best Of Instagram: Ultra Europe

OZ EDM is bringing you the ‘Best of Instagram’ feature that showcases our favorite posts from our favorite DJs on Instagram; this edition is from the Ultra Europe festival. Scroll through the best shots, selected by our team and take a look at some behind-the-scenes iPhone shots from the stage headliners. “Before the RAMPAGE!!! #edcukContinue Reading…

July 14, 2014 Features, Trending

15 Must See Acts At Splendour In The Grass 2014

If you’ve looked at the lineup for this year’s Splednour in The Grass, you may be a bit overwhelmed at the sheer amount of great acts the festival has to offer. We have sifted through the lineup to bring you our 15 must see acts, from heavyweights Outkast and London Grammar through to newcomers likeContinue Reading…

June 11, 2014 Features

EDMX App Will Change Your Festival Experience

As the use of mobile devices are than ever, festival apps are becoming somewhat the norm and essential facilitators to the festival experience. Each app comprises of the basics: lineup, schedule, artist profile maps, videos etc. While each app is usually well designed, it generally lacks efficiency and limits the potential of what a festivalContinue Reading…

June 4, 2014 Features

10 Ways to Discover New Music In 2014

Only a few years ago, dance music blogs were focused on discovery and promotion for new artists. Now many have evolved into “online magazines” covering the entire scene and culture surrounding it. We post a healthy mix of news, features, editorials and music here on OZ EDM, but for those looking for more music thanContinue Reading…

May 29, 2014 Features

How Music Festivals Have Changed The Industry

With music festivals most notorious inception in 1969, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair changed the course of live music events. In terms of crowd, artists and production, it was the first of its kind and paved the way for many future music festivals to come. Glastonbury was founded in 1970, Lollapalooza in 1991, Big DayContinue Reading…

May 15, 2014 Features

Why DJs Wear Masks

In the growing industry of Electronic Dance Music, it seems that more and more artists are using masks to not only enhance their stage show but add some type of branding to their name. When a DJ steps up onstage, they’re ready to give a performance. They’re prepared to become someone else and put onContinue Reading…

May 12, 2014 Features

10 Albums To Hear In 2014

The Prodigy It’s been six years since rave kings The Prodigy release the chart-topping Invaders Must Die. For nearly two years now, Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim Reality have been working hard on their sixth studio album How to Steal a Jet Fighter. After debuting a a new track titled ‘The Day’ at Warrior’sContinue Reading…

April 18, 2014 Features

5 Vegas Clubs You Need To Attend

With more and more people heading to Las Vegas to experience an over-the-top holiday escape, OZ EDM has compiled a list of the clubs you should visit during your stay. These days, what happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas. With large numbers of west-coast residents heading to Vegas for wild weekends, the riseContinue Reading…

April 14, 2014 Features

10 Best Moments Of Ultra Miami 2014

Ultra Music Festival 2014 is officially over, but the memories are still alive. With the UMF live stream breaking records and the event and its performers trending worldwide on Twitter and Facebook, picking the ten best moments of the festival seems impossible but we have managed to compile our list based upon our favorites andContinue Reading…

April 14, 2014 Features

15 Songs to Ease You Into EDM

As the most highly criticized genre in music today, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is often the choice of music discussion which usually ends in an argument. These arguments usually run along the lines of ‘electronic artists do not play traditional instruments, therefore they do not deserve to be labeled as real musicians’. Converting an EDMContinue Reading…

April 14, 2014 Features

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