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Artist of the week: Hayden Duncan

Hayden Duncan is a 23-year-old recording arts student. He refers to gear as his console. Photo credit: Sean Martens
February 28, 2018

How did you get started?I went to a bunch of EDM music festivals when I was 18, around 2012 or 2013, when the EDM bubble was kinda at its biggest, and I went to a few festivals and thought “this...

Odesza’s ‘A Moment Apart’ caters to euphoric electronic daydreams

The art for
September 20, 2017

A journey through that which cannot be seen but rather felt, Odesza's release of "A Moment Apart" belongs to those otherworldly, ineffable moments. Utilizing radiant synth lines, similar to that of Flume...

‘Memories… Do Not Open’ is already open

'Memories... Do Not Open' is already open
September 15, 2017

From 2014 releases “#SELFIE” and “Kanye” to 2016 releases “All We Know” and “Closer,” The Chainsmokers continue to create songs that rise to the top of the...

Behind the scenes of ‘Chico Plugged In’

DJ iMullinati spinning at a show. Photo courtesy of Ryan Mullin via Fish Photography and KqumSquad.
November 25, 2016

Chico Plugged In is a hip hop & EDM show co-hosted by SOTA Productions and 1078 Gallery. The event brought together some of Chico's biggest talent featuring performances by iMullinati, Yandi, Subfer,...

Fun in the Aves

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won
September 23, 2016

It’s 5 p.m. on a Friday and the streets of Chico are quiet but not for long. Students often rushing home to get things done and still be able to make it to the pregame they just got a text about.One...

Coachella is not worth it

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey
April 6, 2016

Coachella kicks off April 15 in Indio, California, and the stress of not being able to attend this music-powered, euphoric drug-fest starts to set in. It may seem as though not going to Coachella is the...

Madeon too relaxed, security not so much

Madeon pumps up the crowd on Saturday, Sept. 19 in an eery green light shroud. Photo credit: Dana Muensterman
September 23, 2015

It is sad to see “rave culture” turn into something that is solely based on drugs or becoming as intoxicated as possible. It should be more about the experience you have with the people in the...

BassMint: Underground club in downtown

BassMint: Underground club in downtown
January 28, 2015

[metaslider id=40589] BassMint, located adjacent to Peking Chinese Restaurant in downtown Chico, was packed with students and locals the first Friday of the spring semester. The owners of the restaurant,...

A reputation ravers can’t shake

Illustration by Miles Huffman
January 26, 2015

Ravers do not have the greatest reputation. The Los Angeles Times ran an article in February 2013 titled “A fatal toll on concert goers as raves boost cities’ income.” Rolling Stone ran...

HAUS party cancelled

The party was canceled.Photo credit: Salahadin Albutti
February 4, 2014

EDM enthusiasts wanting to go to Saturday night's HAUS Party featuring artists Boots N’ Pants, Charity Strike, Bais Haus and Sex Panther would have found an empty auditorium and "Show Cancelled"...

Dance music showcase shuffles onto campus

Dance music showcase shuffles onto campus
January 20, 2014

Progressive house dance beats will reverberate throughout the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium while the audience dances away the back-to-school blues at Haus Party, a special electronic dance music,...

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