Photograph from Wakaan festival

The Women of WAKAAN Festival 2022

The lack of representation for women DJs and producers in the EDM community has long been a topic of discussion, but it’s never been much of a debate. It’s a fact — the EDM genre is dominated by male musicians.  It’s more important than ever that our industry makes a conscious effort to shine a […]

Deadbeats Releases Stacked Label Compilation, We Are Deadbeats Vol. 5

In today’s electronic bass scene, there are numerous different collectives, labels, and groups that are all striving to make their mark in the music world. For those who know Deadbeats, the renowned record label headed by Zeds Dead, know that they release nothing short of bangers from established and up-and-coming artists for us all to […]

9 Memorable Sets From Electric Forest 2022

If you thought Disney World was the happiest place on Earth, you’re mistaken. That honor goes to Electric Forest. This year’s Electric Forest Festival was a healing, mind-blowing adventure. After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, it felt great to be back in Sherwood Forest (or go there for the first time). More than […]

VEIL and Notlö Talk B2B’s, Inclusivity & Life on the Road [Interview]

When bass music queens VEIL and NotLö first came together, they found an untapped potential to their creativity. The up-and-coming bass artists caught up with MP3 MAG to discuss what more representation and opportunity could mean to women artists throughout the scene. Deep Dark & Dangerous alumni Alex Mantekas—a.k.a. Notlö—and industry veteran Becca Drylie-Perkins, better […]

Wild, Weird & Wonderful: How Sound Haven 2021 Electrified the Underground

All the best things in life are worth waiting for. In the case of Sound Haven Festival, the best thing was the ability to finally (and safely!) gather with friends to vibe out to mind-melting bass music. Sound Haven Festival 2021 absolutely slapped. The sold-out event brought 3,000 people to the Tennessee hills for four […]

NotLö Finds Her Groove, Magic Through Bass Music [Interview]

As it is for most of us, the magic of music is an escape for Alex Mantekas. Discovering her connection to music was to find an avenue to solace during the hardships of life. This connection sprouted years ago when she started regularly attending electronic shows as a fan. Mantekas was most attracted to the eclectic ambiences and experimental beats that filled the atmosphere. Having seen inspirational performances, especially by female artists such as Clozee, she felt called to begin her own inventive endeavor as an electronic artist.