News | Billboard Dance Senior Editor Matt Medved Discusses The Global Growth of Dance Music

Posted by on October 5, 2016

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Recently, Senior Editor of Billboard Dance Matt Medved met up with the people at Billboard Radio China to sit down and talk all things relevant in today’s rapidly growing dance music scene. Medved’s reputation in the industry alone is astounding; he reveals that becoming a DJ in 2008 has helped him with his extensive music discovery, eventually leading him to becoming one of the most reputable music news reporters in dance music. His interview also touches on the recent closing of the notorious London club Fabric and its impact on the dance community, as well at the developing expansion of music on various digital platforms.

“There’s never been another time where so much music was being made and music was so accessible,” he says. “With streaming and all these platforms, you are a click away from hearing different worlds of music. I think that’s really inspiring.”

See more about the interview here and stream it below.

Albums | Billboard Dance’s Matt Medved Spilled the Beans on Reddit, and We’ve Got the Highlights

Posted by on January 21, 2016


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Last week, Matt Medved, Billboard Dance editor-in-chief and the DJ / producer, Sicarii, hosted a special “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit’s r/electronicmusic subreddit, where he was able to share his experiences as a dance music journalist and building Billboard Dance into the respected publication it is today. Medved began as a Berlin-based freelancer in 2014, but quickly established himself as one of Billboard Dance’s most important assets before joining the Billboard team for good in March of 2015. Since then, he has penned pieces with an eye towards ending the fight between the underground and the mainstream once and for all, in addition to trying to help keep cell phones in your pocket and off the dance floor. In addition to Medved’s work with Billboard, he recently unveiled his DJ / producer persona, Sicarii – and he’s already played Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival and remixed Maroon 5’s “Sugar.”

On his AMA, Matt Medved answered questions on a plethora of topics ranging from the role of ghost producers in dance music, to his favorite genre at the moment, to his favorite artist to see live. It’s not often that casual fans get a first-hand look at the experiences of someone as integrated in the scene as Matt Medved, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite moments from his AMA below the jump. You can check out Matt Medved’s full AMA here.


House | Sicarii Delivers Outstanding Remix of Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” Along With Billboard Hot 100 Live Set

Posted by on November 10, 2015

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Matt Medved, a Senior Editor at Billboard also has a side gig producing music under the name Sicarii. His latest release, a remix of Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” is a breath of fresh air for the original. Calling on some unique influences, Sicarii brings together the calming sounds of a reverberating steel drum and steady kick for this standout, Maroon 5-supported remix of the pop anthem. The remix was originally debuted live during his Billboard Hot 100 Festival set, where he played alongside some of the biggest names in music. Check out the his live set and remix, and download the remix below.

Free Download: Maroon 5 – Sugar (Sicarii Remix)