Audio Artist Spotlight: Chris Malinchak and Grum

Dive into September with a weekend of house music here at Audio. On Friday, 9/1 deep house all-star Chris Malinchak returns to the club, followed by progressive house icon Grum on Saturday, 9/2. Both artists, unique in sound and style in their own respective ways, have made names for themselves within the house music community through their impressive, enchanting productions.

Need a quick reminder on their sound or a debrief on how they’ve come so far? We’ve got you covered.

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Time Are Shifting, Revenue Streams Are Changing: Streaming Platforms Are Barely Paying Artists For Their Plays

Plain and simple, let’s admit one thing that many of us familiar with the production world as already – sadly – aware of: that artists are not paid enough for their work.

This seems a bit contradictory, in a sense, since music streaming platforms have played a significant role in bringing the music industry back to revenue-making life. As major labels continue to increase their profit due to the platforms – for example, WMG reported that streaming revenue “pushed the company over the $1 billion mark for the 2016 calendar year” (Digital Music News) – artists are still overlooked.

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Audio Artist Spotlight: Bhaskar, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy Mantzur and Fehrplay

The weekend is arriving, and we have an incredible treat for you all: a total of four headliners are performing at Audio over the course of the next three days. First up, Brazilian DJ and producer Bhaskar performs on Thursday, 8/24, followed by a double-headliner evening with Hernan Cattaneo and Guy Mantzur on the decks on Friday, 8/25. Lastly, an extremely unique opportunity is here for you on Saturday, 8/26: a chance to see Fehrplay perform his first-ever live show right here.

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Audio Artist Spotlight: Nora En Pure and Michael Calfan

This weekend’s musical adventures at Audio bring two artists from across the globe to the decks at Audio. On Friday, August 18th, the South African-born, Swiss-bred Nora En Pure takes over for a sold-out show, followed by French artist Michael Calfan on Saturday, August 19th.

Both musicians are incredibly talented in the creation and performance of their own unique styles of house music. You’re in for a treat…

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Embarking On Your Annual Burning Man Endeavor? Here Are Five Of Our Favorite Sets From The Playa

As we make our way through the month of August and Burning Man – the legendary event that seems to take away much of San Francisco’s population for a few weeks, also known as “That Thing In The Desert” – is fast approaching. Though the gathering is not music-centric like many “music festivals” are, it is important to recognize that some of the most notable house, techno and other electronic music legends have made their way to the dust to perform for crowds on the playa.

In honor of this fast approaching date, we’re taking today to recognize a few of our favorite sets that have been performed amidst the dust.

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Audio Artist Spotlight: Luca Bacchetti, Fred Falke and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

It’s a huge weekend for music here at Audio, as we have three nights of music joining us from around the globe. On Friday, Italian artist Luca Bacchetti takes over the decks, followed by Fred Falke on Saturday, August 12 and a DJ set from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on Sunday evening at the official Outside Lands and Heineken House afterparty.

Itching to hear the sounds that’ll be coming from the club this weekend? We have you covered in this week’s installment of our artist spotlight.

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A Taste of 10 Of The Most Influential Artists in House Music

Let’s start with a simple disclaimer: there is no possible way that we, or anyone, could truly narrow down the many legends of house music into a list of 10 artists that have shaped the genre into what it is today. There are too many artists that have put their unique touch on the genre to be able to name them all in one place.

But let’s consider this: when you think of the phrase “house music”, what artists come to mind? We’ll take a look – and give a listen – to a few here that we believe have had a massive influence on the musical style we all know and love.

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