Melbourne's Pleasure Planet electronic party finishes with a bang this weekend

And more electronic news this week.

Melbourne-based producer Roza Terenzi continues her rampant productivity with two new EPs coming out over the coming we

Without The Prodigy's Keith Flint, punk and electronic music may never have seen eye to eye

He was an incredibly influential figure in the music landscape.

The world mourned in early March as the news of Keith Flint’s passing broke across the planet.

Hip hop this week: Eminem continues lawsuit against New Zealand National Party

While DMX returns to the studio and B Wise joins Jay Rock on his Australian tour.


An ode to Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous nine years after his death

He was a music luminary that paved the way for so much creativity.

Known to work with what he had, finding cheap instruments at thrift stores and his favourite microphone at the tip, Mark Linkous

Study shows the music soundtrack is crucial to the success of advertising

The young generation have a greater appetite for music than ever before.

As younger Australian music fans increasingly flex their buying power, they’re sending a message to the advertising and marketing worlds – we want

Is smashed peas the new smashed avo?

It's the new foodie phenom taking over Melbourne.

Avocado on toast. Smavo. Smashed avocado. The millennial mash.

Hip hop this week: Anderson .Paak to release new album and Hilltop Hoods break ARIA record

While Solange has just dropped her latest effort.


A licencing nightmare: Why the ethical and legal debate over music holograms continues

Who owns what? Is the estate entitled to their share?

Holograms at concerts are becoming more commonplace.

Electronic this week: Golden Plains and Pitch Music & Arts are finally here

Welcoming plenty of electronic luminaries to their grassy territories.

It’s Labour Day weekend, and that means it’s Pitch Music & Arts Festival time, one of Australia’s biggest electronic music festivals

New Zealand's Wax Chattels play noise rock of the most glorious kind

They roared through Northcote Social Club's Monday Night Mass is lionlike fashion.

Occasionally I will completely pass on a band because of the name.

Karaoke rooms, mezzanines and more: Beat's Guide to Melbourne's best hidden gems

All the hidden function rooms you 100 per cent won't know about.

You know Melbourne’s gastronomy scene like the back of your hand.

How SoundCloud, Apple Music and Spotify are helping kickstart music careers

The streaming services are becoming more and more catered for burgeoning artists.

The battle among music streaming services is not confined to increasing subscription, but to brand themselves as a place where artists – and the mo

Electronic this week: stalwart of Melbourne clubbing scene Phil K diagnosed with cancer

British producer Ross From Friends aka Felix Clary Weatherall has announced a run of live gigs around the country.

Hip hop this week: Eminem breaks MCG attendance record with whopping 80,708 crowd

While Kehlani recruits a few big names for her new mixtape and is Miley Cyrus giving hip hop another go?


The ongoing, influential legacy of Robyn Hitchcock

The Soft Boys frontman has led quite a life, releasing a bunch of influential solo albums in addition to the music produced by his iconic band.

UK musician Robyn Hitchcock gained popularity in the '70s and '80s with his band The Soft Boys.

An expert's guide to Tokyo's sprawling coffee scene

The coffee scene in Japan's capital city is quite a treat.

Koffee Mameya

Is Ja Rule planning Fyre Festival's next trainwreck and other hip hop news

Drake's celebrated mixtape So Far Gone hits ten years old while 21 Savage has been released from custody.


Are The Garbage & The Flowers music's most mysterious rock band?

Haiing from New Zealand, these guys are the definition of underground.

A name derived from lyrics of ‘Suzanne’ by Leonard Cohen, The Garbage & The Flowers are an obscure

Wax'o Paradiso are throwing one last party for summer and more electronic music news

Amon Tobin is back while Bunker reveal their final party lineup at Lounge.

It’s the last weekend of summer (yes already), so why not see it out with one last hurrah of day-party madness?

Holograms, VR and more: the new technologies revolutionising the concert experience

The influence of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) is set to transfigure our traditional gig experience.

As fans demand greater audio and visual thrills at concerts, tech companies are falling over themselves delving into Augmented Reality (

Is New South Wales' crackdown on festival deaths over the top?

The new rules haven't even come into effect yet but they're already causing chaos.

The new rules for NSW music festivals in the wake of drug overdose deaths don’t come into effect until Friday March 1, but they’re alrea

Three metal albums that defined the first month of 2019

Bring Me The Horizon strayed further from their metal bedrock on amo.

Here are three metal albums that have defined the first month of 2019, and why you should – or perhaps shouldn’t – listen to them.

Hip Hop this week: Hilltop Hoods are touring with Eminem and all the wash-up from the Grammys

While rappers such as T.I. and Waka Flocka Flame are boycotting Gucci.

In a move that might surprise some, Australian hip hop kings – the Hilltop Hoods – are heading on tour with Mar

Electronic this week: lauded producing goddess Nina Kraviz is in town while Lounge details its final party

Babylon Festival is also set to explode.

This weekend it’s time to visit hedonistic Babylon – no, not the ancient city ruins lying in modern-day Iraq – the four-day rave in the

One month out: why we're so excited to see Shannon and the Clams at Golden Plains

The Californian outfit are going to take the 'Sup to another level.

Fresh into 2019, and we’re only a month away from a highly anticipated visit from Shannon and the Clams.

2019 is already shaping up to be an exciting year in gaming

Games, goals and good deeds — let's talk about the start of 2019.

January ('The Practice Month’™) has officially passed us by.

Will VLTIMAS' new album breathe life back into the work of metal personality David Vincent?

The reactions to VLTIMAS debut single have been glowing to say the least.

Legendary, and now former Morbid Angel frontman David Vincent has had his fair share of swings and misses, and perhaps just career

How are we challenging gender bias in music technology and design?

Action is in place but there is still a ways to go.

Over 200 artists, record companies and artist managers have launched a new initiative to boost the number of female producers, engineers and mixers

Friendliness, food quality or X factor: what is a restaurant's most important attribute

Amarillo wins for cosiness while Cookie has all the X factor.

What constitutes a good feast? Is it the venue, the vibe, the people that serve you or simply the food?