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Korey Dane: Artist You Should Know (+ Free Download!)

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 601 views]
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A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend Jamie Strong who is one of the label heads of Innovative Leisure (Hanni El Khatib, Rhye, Classixx).
He said, “I wanted to hip you to a new artist of ours by the name of Korey Dane. He’s a local kid and we haven’t announced anything yet, but his album will come out in October …

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Pan Caliente: Sexy and Groovy Sounds from Astro

Posted July 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 721 views]
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Astro is back!
Today, these Chilean, musica indie pioneers, and one of my favorite bands, release their third album, Chicos de la Luz.
It’s been about 3 years since I’ve heard anything new from these guys, and I was scared when I heard their lead singer, Andres, had a side project he’d been working on… but then the announcement came to my inbox about this new album …

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Taste the Rainbow: A Solo Spectral Excursion from Cosmic Kids’ Daniel T

Posted July 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 558 views]
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LA’s Cosmic Kids are Los Angeles Dance music scene stalwarts.
Since the early 2000′s electroclash nights at Cinespace through the early days of Rhonda to Funkmosphere and beyond, Kids’ Ron & Dan have put in their time on the dancefloor and behind the decks. They are truly about it.
And they will undoubtedly, forever be Cosmic Kids…but all kids also eventually grown up. And Cosmic Dan is doing …

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Artist You Should Know: Pearls Negras

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 797 views]
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Pearls Negras are a badass trio of teenage rappers hailing from the Vidigal favela of Rio de Janeiro.

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Artist You Should Know: Heathers

Posted July 16, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,135 views]
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Heathers are a local trio currently producing some of the most crackling, exciting guitar pop around. The band has been on my radar for a few years now, but I’ve become increasingly adamant about getting the word out on them since they more than held their own playing to a sold out crowd of anxious Viet Cong fans at the Echoplex a few months …

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Video Premiere from the International Collaboration, Favored Nations

Posted July 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,019 views]
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The world runs on collaborations.
From the ensemble cast of your favorite movie to arms control deals brokered by an international committee – heck, even baby-makin’ can’t be done alone! Music can be the ultimate artistic collaboration, where multiple members of a band get together to play their individual instrumentals to combine into something magically greater than its parts. In the case of the new …

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Artist You Should Know (Song Premiere): Imaginary People

Posted July 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,940 views]
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New York-based vocalist Dylan Von Wagner has been bowling people over with his distinctive sound since his days in the band Linfinity.
Combining Bryan Ferry’s sultry vibrato with Interpol lead singer Paul Bank’s dark, dramatic baritone, Von Wagner commands attention from the get-go.
He’s got a new band called Imaginary People that he is leading these days, who make their full-length debut (Dead Letter Box) this …

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Friday Free for All: Lolawolf, Big Black Delta, London O’Connor, Nicolas Jaar, GZA

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,748 views]
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Lolawolf – everyfuckinday EP
Lolawolf is back!
After a stellar 2014 marked with the release of an EP and a heavily slept on full length, entitled Calm Down, the Brooklyn based trio led by Zoe Kravitz (that’s right – Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s kid) just put out a free five track EP called everyfuckinday.
On the whole, the EP is a bit edgier than the pop/R&B …

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The Orb Returns to Show Us How to Rave

Posted July 9, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,259 views]
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In a banner year for dance music’s elder statesmen, Ambient pioneers The Orb have returned (after a number of dub inflected works) to show the younguns how to rave.
Their new album, Moonbuilding 2073 revisits the pure moods that made their 1991 epic Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld a seminal dance music classic.
The all too brief set of brilliantly sprawling tracks, Moonbuilding finds the good Dr. Alex Paterson & Thomas …

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Blah Blah Blah: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,273 views]
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Chicago based band Blah Blah Blah have cultivated a modest, devoted following in the last few years since releasing two albums and touring, all independently.
Pioneers of what they call Ballroom Rock, the band produces beautiful harmonic music that echoes soulful moments of The Smiths with lead singer Solomon David taking after Morrissey’s vocal tone and arrangement style.
Preparing for the release of a new full …

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