MUSEUM MONTHLY: Live Indie – A DJ’s Journey Away From Top 40

MUSEUM MONTHLY: Live Indie – A DJ’s Journey Away From Top 40

by VIVI DIAMOND of WAX MUSEUM

For many commercial DJs I know, the new Top 40 being released has become unbearable and even non-existent. After the explosion of EDM in the mainstream, music has seen a massive separation…



MUSEUM MONTHLY: HOW THE INTERNET SAVED DJING (IN TORONTO)

This monthly blog has become basically an outlet for me to complain about how everything has had a negative effect on music & djs, how people generally suck, how advertising has a terrible impact on the music industry, and how everything has become disposable, etc. etc. Today’s edition started out in a very similar way…

 

So…



Musuem Mondays: How Avicii Made Me Respect Him…And Subsequently Hate Him.

Its June of 2013, and I have had a long and tumultuous relationship with Avicii’s music. For two years we’ve all been stuck in the post ‘Levels’ phenomena, trying to accept how the song that DJs, from across genres applauded, became the theme song for the worst social movement of our time: the fist pumping…



Museum Monday: Calvin Harris – Self Made Legend

WAX MUSEUM HAS COMPILED A MASSIVE CALVIN HARRIS ZIP FOLDER FOR YOU OF A 25 OF HIS TUNES/REMIXES. HEAD OVER TO thewaxmuseum.net TO GET IT.

This blog was created with one idea in mind – to document EDM’s journey as it infiltrated the Top…



MUSEUM MONDAYS: ICELANDIC INDIE MUSIC

Have you ever fallen asleep on a plane and woken up in a fairy tale? A inexplicable landscape, blanketed in breathtaking sights that seem extraterrestrial. Wax Museum had a once in a lifetime chance to experience this in Iceland in June of 2013 armed with a tiny rental car, a tent, and an opportunity to…



MUSEUM MONDAYS: THE INFLUENCE OF PHARRELL WILLIAMS ON TOP 40

What do Britney Spears, The Strokes, Wreckx-N-Effects, Nelly, Azealia Banks, Waka Flocka Flame and Daft Punk have in common? The answer is surprisingly,

 Pharrell Williams.

 

The multi-talented 13-time grammy nominated singer-songwriter, rapper and producer has…



HOW EDM AFFECTED THE DISPOSABLILITY OF TOP 40 MUSIC

Rewind to the 60’s, a time when the Beatles and the Beach Boy’s innocent anthems flooded the airways. A time when bands were still iconic based on the music they released, and fans lived or…



MUSEUM MONDAYS: CLASSIC GENRE MIXUP WITH DAVID GUETTA by Wax Museum

For this month’s instalment of Museum Mondays, Wax Museum decided to profile one of the DJ/Producers responsible for the surge in electronic influenced Top 40, David Guetta.

 

For a little history on Guetta, we can…



MUSEUM MONDAYS: THE INFLUENCE OF DUBSTEP IN TOP 40 by Wax Museum

The Influence of Dubstep in Top 40

Now, a few year after the dubstep craze has come and almost gone, we’re going to assume you know what we’re talking about. When we first heard it we thought; no way is this going to make it…



MUSEUM MONDAYS: TOP 40’S BASTARDIZATION OF HOUSE MUSIC

This month’s topic is the introduction of Top 40 artists sampling house songs and rapping over them. While ViVi was certain the 2008 Mims remix of Enur’s ‘Calabria’ had spurred this phenomenon, of course, Pitbull…