Matt Reynolds is a music enthusiast on a mission to share his musical knowledge with the masses. Born and raised on the hard streets of suburban North Jersey, Matt was diagnosed with an irreversible addiction to electronic music in 2009. Since then, he’s pledged to discover and share his experiences with clubs, festivals, and the world of electronic music. Situated minutes from NYC, Matt has traveled from Massachusetts to Miami and everywhere between chasing music and making memories. When he isn’t writing for MASS EDMC, he’s either reading, writing fiction, or (most likely) booty-shaking on the dance floor.

Recent Posts By: Matt Reynolds

Elements Lakewood Festival: A One-Of-A-Kind East Coast Cultural Immersion

All across the world, tiny festivals pop up that feature local talent. A few hundred people show up, mostly regulars who frequent the underground circuit in their city, and they enjoy themselves for a weekend. In reality, few of these small gatherings take off, spread wings, and become something far larger than what it originally set out to be. But - and this is strictly hypothetical[...] Read more >>

Osheaga Festival Strikes Again with a Strong 2016 Lineup

Canada’s Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts is coming back for its 11th edition, closing out July from the 29th to 31st. One of the country's most notable festivals, Osheaga takes place in downtown Montreal at the beautiful Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year, Osheaga looks to continue its success with yet another multi-genre billing filled with global megastars of all shapes and sizes. With[...] Read more >>

Stratton Mountain Drops To Minus Zero This April

A new festival, recently announced, is coming to the Northeast for the first time. Stratton Mountain in South Londonderry, Vermont will host the Minus Zero Winter Sports and Music Festival on April 9th and 10th. The festival is small in comparison to other multi-day festivals with only 19 artists scheduled to play, but the artists the organizers have compiled a cohesive cast.[...] Read more >>

The US is Finally Awake: A Review of Awakenings NYC

Not too long ago, I wrote about the New York techno environment and its continuous rise to the top of electronic significance in the U.S. The last few years in particular have been especially meaningful for techno; NYC has received global recognition by the likes of the best DJs in the world, as well as the stamp of approval from foreign promotional companies. Space Ibiza’s New[...] Read more >>

Characters Let Loose at Buku Festival This March

The Buku Music & Arts Project is approaching yet again, and yet again, it demands your attention. Entering its fifth year in New Orleans, Louisiana, Buku has developed a reputation as a thriving cultural hub of modern music. Past lineups have featured top level lineups encompassing all genres, from rock to rap to all things electronic, and this year is no exception. Kid Cudi and[...] Read more >>

CRSSD Festival Approaches, So Does Warm Weather

While the brutal winter chugging along, spring gets closer and closer - in other words, festival season is almost here. The turn of the calendar brings fresh editions of our favorite festivals but every year, some new events pop up that make us consider switching up from the “same old” festivals that occur every year.   Enter CRSSD Festival. Last year, CRSSD threw their first[...] Read more >>

Coachella Announces Their Comprehensive 2016 Lineup

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival released their 2016 festival lineup, and it’s impressive - to put it mildly. Clear your schedules; April 15th through the 24th is officially lit. Historically known for their diverse and thorough lineups, Coachella did not disappoint with this year’s announcement. Electronic royalty LCD Soundsystem and rock icons Guns N’ Roses will[...] Read more >>

Above & Beyond Strip Down for an Orchestral Acoustic Tour

Recognizing a unique opportunity is the key to success. Original ideas don’t come often in the music industry, especially in a genre without “real instruments” (a conversation for another day). The entire music industry has undergone a shift from live instrumentation to electronic sound composing, with a drastic migration towards EDM. But one group is stripping dance music down[...] Read more >>

Peace, Love, and Music Return to Woodstock for Mysteryland 2016

Over the years, music festivals have expanded, evolved, upgraded, transformed, and undergone a dozen other changes to stay alive. They’ve booked more acts, added more days, doubled up on how many weekends it goes; if you can think of it, somebody has probably done it. But the true draw of a festival is beyond that - it’s about the atmosphere. Few American festivals have that[...] Read more >>

Savoy Launches Light Years Into The Future With Winter Tour

Hot on the heels of their 2015 EP “1000 Years,” the three members of Savoy are starting 2016 quickly with an immediate U.S. tour. Over the last year, Savoy has been relatively quiet on a global level, playing fewer festivals and releasing singles and remixes sporadically. But the wait is over - the trio are back at it, and they’re still light years ahead of any other live,[...] Read more >>

Techno Is King: The State Of The Underground In NYC

About five years ago, there was an outbreak of dancing in the music world. EDM flooded pop airwaves of top 40 radio stations and dubstep was the coolest genre since metal. Frat brothers and sorority sisters, who saw club nights as a chance to party, herded themselves into concert halls by the thousands and blasted dance music at house parties. With the vast commercialization of[...] Read more >>

Alison Wonderland Runs Down The Rabbit Hole This February

Famous for both her stellar productions and her unparalleled enthusiasm for partying, Australian superstar Alison Wonderland is coming back to the states this February. Paying homage to her 2014 album of the same name, the Run Tour will bring the same swagger that Alison Wonderland has exhibited every time she steps on stage. She’s solidified her position among her peers as a[...] Read more >>

Anjunabeats Announces Biggest Ever North American Tour For 2016

This winter, the DJs at Anjunabeats are teaming up for their biggest Anjunatour ever - seriously. Andrew Bayer, Ilan Bluestone, Jason Ross, Myon & Shane 54, Grum, and longtime Anjunafriend Seven Lions are all teaming up to bring the US the best in progressive trance. The label has gone on multiple “Anjunabeats” tours in the past few years, usually bringing two or three artists[...] Read more >>

The Gospel According to Trap: Keys n Krates Announce 2016 Midnite Mass Tour

As 2015 comes to a close, we look back on our year of long, crazy nights and the sin and debauchery that came with it. For those looking to start the new year with a clean slate and even cleaner 808s, there’s only one solution - go to church. Luckily, trap trio Keys N Krates can cleanse these sins on their Midnite Mass tour. Keys N Krates are starting 2016 with an ungodly 33-stop[...] Read more >>

Gorgon City Brings Their Live Experience To North America In Fall 2015

Over the last year or two, house music has experienced a fierce resurgence. Few sounds have taken root more strongly than that of UK Garage. Acts like Disclosure, AlunaGeorge, and Wookie helped the garage takeover with huge tracks that experienced massive support in clubs and festivals. But one of the most successful acts to come out of the genre in the last three years is English[...] Read more >>

Techno Is Back: Brooklyn Earns Second Edition of Time Warp USA

The legendary Time Warp Festival is coming back to Brooklyn for a second edition this November. The festival, which originated in Mannheim, Germany in 1994, broke U.S. ground for the first time last year with an unbelievable production in Brooklyn and a lineup that would make any devout techno fan salivate. This year’s edition proves to match (if not out-do) last year’s talent.[...] Read more >>

Lane 8 Tour Shows Deep House Is Still A Force

After gaining popularity last year with the explosion of house artists like Tchami and Oliver Heldens, the deep house genre has taken off. Lane 8, one of the talented young artists on the Anjunadeep label, has been a large part of this uprising by going on multiple tours, releasing fantastic remixes, and now, dropping a new album with an accompanying North American headline tour. His[...] Read more >>

When Darkness Falls, Adventure Club Goes On Tour

Ladies and gentlemen, sound the alarm and assemble the party crew - Adventure Club is going on tour again. Christian and Leighton, the lovable boys behind Adventure Club, are making their mandatory stops in the Northeast on their newest tour, When Darkness Falls, which will dim the lights on 16 US cities.   The Northeast is a staple region for any Adventure Club tour;[...] Read more >>

Tensnake Slithers Across The US This Fall

Without a doubt, house music is coming back to the spotlight. There has been a growing fascination with “future” house and G-house, thanks to artists like Disclosure, Tchami, and and labels like Dirtybird Records and All Gone Pete Tong are developing strong followings, spawning an abnormally high demand for groovy house beats. Those who once spent their time at the main stage are[...] Read more >>

Zimmer’s Coming of Age Tour Approaches 2015 North American Dates

French House act Zimmer is well into his very own headlining world tour, which spans eight countries on three continents and is giving new listeners an opportunity to experience his assorted mixture of sounds. Starting during the last days of July, Zimmer hit a San Francisco show before heading to multiple French dates. With upcoming shows in Bangladesh, India, Belarus, and Holland,[...] Read more >>

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