Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Student majors in EDM DJing

By Kristin LaFratta

October 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, Profiles

Sweat drips from his jet-black hair past his temples as his fingers glide over the controllers to crossfade into the last song of the night. After a night of playing for over 200 people at Diva’s Nightclub, a venue in Northampton, the lights turn on. He wears headphones and a beaming smile as he shout...

Letters to the Editor

October 2, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Daily Collegian, I write this as someone who is in no way involved in electronic dance music culture or even likes to consider it music. I am constantly annoyed by the drunken buffoons who invade the bus at night after...

UMass administrators watch ‘Footloose,’ cancel more EDM concerts

By Brandon Sides

October 2, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

We all can learn from the lessons of the 1984 film “Footloose” – administrators included. A few weeks ago, University of Massachusetts administrators pulled the plug on Fantazia. The other day, they did the same for two...

SGA discusses class lengths, EDM concert cancellations at meeting

By Katrina Borofski

October 2, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

As the semester begins, so does student government; the University of Massachusetts Student Government’s 1665th regular meeting was held on Monday, covering topics from length of classes to the recently cancelled electronic...

UMass decision to cancel concerts is ignorant

By Daniel Franc

October 1, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Sept. 11, the University of Massachusetts administration announced the cancellation of the highly anticipated Return to Fantazia electronic dance music (EDM) concert, citing recent deadly overdoses of MDMA at such events. This was followed on Sept. 26 by the cancelation of two more on...

SGA discusses class lengths, EDM concert cancellations at meeting

By Katrina Borofski

October 1, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, SGA

As the semester begins, so does student government; the University of Massachusetts Student Government’s 1665th regular meeting was held on Monday, covering topics from length of classes to the recently cancelled electronic dance music concerts. Guest speaker Charles J. DiMare...

Wolfgang Gartner brings down the house in Northampton

By Gabe Scarbrough

October 9, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Wolfgang Gartner delivered a solid DJ set at Pearl Street Ballroom Wednesday night, keeping the energy up and making the crowd forget it was, in fact, a weekday. Standing atop a giant DJ booth, that was part sculpture and part set piece, Gartner showed his virtuosity with the tools o...

Wolfgang Gartner to bring ‘Love & War’ and lasers to Northampton

By Gabe Scarbrough

October 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Grammy-nominated house music producer and DJ Wolfgang Gartner is set to bring his unique brand of electronic dance music to Northampton’s Pearl Street Ballroom this Wednesday night. Part of his “Love and War Tour,” the show will feature the California-based producer spinning t...