Why All Music is Unoriginal (Yours Too)

Here’s something that people who aren’t musicians don’t understand about music: music is inherently unoriginal. You can say this about all art. If you changed out the music concepts and replaced them with techniques of painting, mechanics of writing, or even the structuring of businesses, the concept would ring true the same: originality is dead. [...]

By | May 14th, 2017|Editorial|0 Comments

Paradiso Drops Full Lineup – Porter Robinson, Flux Pavilion B2B Doctor P +More

Photo credit: AJAPUYA Photos via Facebook USC Event's Paradiso Festival--the largest electronic music festival in the Northwest--just dropped a massive lineup earlier today. The festival is returning for its sixth year, bigger and better than ever. Must-sees of this year include Porter Robinson, Marshmello, Joyryde, Bleep Bloop (with B2b Alix Perez), Chris Lake, Troyboi, Space [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Event Reviews|0 Comments

Pariah Local Spotlight: EvoluShawn

Today we’re featuring EvoluShawn, a Boise producer. EvoluShawn’s style is bassy, jazzy, hip-hoppy, funky–unique. Imagine Mr. Carmack shaking hands with Miles Davis and the Neptunes, and that’s the music that EvoluShawn pumps out on the reg. Check out how he got into music and what he has coming up next. Enter: EvoluShawn Full Name: Shawn Grove Age: [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Boise, Local Spotlight|0 Comments

Pariah Local Spotlight: Mamm0th

Photo Cred: Miguel Mendoza Today we’re featuring Mamm0th, a Boise-local and one of my brothers growing up in the Idaho electronic music scene. Mamm0th's an innovative producer and DJ setting forth a precedence for local talent in the area. From his roots as a hardcore drummer, to producing big room in 2014 (sorry bro, had to [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Boise, Local Spotlight|0 Comments

Pariah Local Spotlight: Jakzon

Photo credit: Bobby T Photography Hello! Welcome to the first of many local spotlight posts highlighting the talent within Pariah's hometown, Boise, Idaho. These spotlights are short interviews that give you the lowdown on Boise's up-and-coming talent. Today we're featuring Jakzon, a Boise bass (and house?) producer. In his performance career, he's shared the stage [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Boise, Local Spotlight|0 Comments

Should You DJ for Free? A Pragmatic Guide to Performing

When you're starting out as a musician, it is incredibly tough to figure out when to perform for free. Music is work, and takes time, money, and talent to put together a good set. While on one hand you feel like you should be paid for your art, there are dozens of other similarly talented musicians [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Booking/Events, Career Development|0 Comments

Music Industry: Get Serious About Your Health

Ah, yes. 2017. A new year, new me--right? While cynics downplay the idea of New Year's resolutions, there is something to a fresh start in a new calendar year that's resonates psychologically, even if it doesn't make sense rationally. Yes, we are emotional creatures and most make decisions on how we feel, not how we [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Health and Fitness, Personal Development|0 Comments

Valentine on Mixdowns, Networking, Upcoming 2017 Plans

Don't let the name Valentine throw you off: this dude is killing it. The young producer has already made a name for himself releasing beautifully written and masterfully constructed tracks one after the other. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Valentine and chat about pretty much everything. We go all over the place [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments

Slay the Story: 8 Snapchat Takeover Tips

If you're an artist or personality, doing Snapchat takeovers on other Snapchat accounts is a wicked way to get yourself into the world. When you're building your own audience, you want to take every advantage you can to borrow someone else's audience to add into your own. Snapchat takeovers are free (minus any geofilters or [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Snapchat, Social Media|0 Comments

Pariah Plays Vol. 009

Welcome back to another week of Pariah Plays! This selection showcases 5 experimental sounds that provide a dark contrast to the typical Yuletide atmosphere and a great way for bassheads and audiophiles to kick off the holiday weekend. Merry Christmas and get ready to enjoy Vol. 009! Listen to the entire playlist: 1. [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Pariah Plays|0 Comments