Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Musicality

For lovers of music, gifts that span genres and activities

Whether listening at home or while talking a stroll, singing in the shower or composing your own tunes, music is a way of life for many. It inspires, thrills, soothes and moves us—and possesses the power to unite and heal. From making personal playlists to sharing new songs, searching for records, playing instruments and reading about a particular scene or style, there’s no limit to …

Farewell Matt Dike, Producer and Co-Founder of Delicious Vinyl

Producer, DJ and co-founder of Delicious Vinyl, Matt Dike has passed away at 55 years old. Behind the scenes, Dike produced the Beastie Boys’ 1989 record Paul’s Boutique (along with the Dust Brothers), as well as frat rap including Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina,” and Young MC’s “Bust A Move.” Delicious Vinyl (founded in 1987) was respected for signing left-of-center artists like …

Dekmantel Celebrates 10 Years

The Amsterdam-based record label talks about reaching a decade of selectors

Dekmantel has become a household name within the festival circuit, thanks to a line-up that skips fillers and customary headliner hierarchy and instead works hard to ply dance music lovers with a mix of fan favorites and need-to-know emerging artists. The friends and family atmosphere of the Amsterdam weekender has been preserved—despite its growing reputation—since the inaugural festival in 2013, thanks to years of hard …