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Summertime Dance-Floor Heat: Volume I

June is exhausting. The hot, sultry air sticks to your clothing like glue. And, while late-night dancing doesn’t necessarily provide relief from the month’s brazen heat, it certainly counts as exercise. June is for romantics, star-crossed lovers, devils. June is hot. You may find yourself locked in an embrace with an unlikely partner, sweat dripping and flying […]

Coachella Weekend 2: Fleeting Moments In Brazen Heat

Coachella‘s prominence goes untested. The ultimate spectacle. Critiqued by many and understood by few. The festival has built a reputation around the flash and allure of larger than life bookings, prime-time selfie moments and fleeting moments of shock and awe (Tupac hologram, anyone?) Ask any of the festival’s attendees and they’ll tell you it’s the […]

Primavera Sound Festival Unveils Extensive ‘Primavera Bits’ Electronic Programming

Barcelona massive — Primavera Sound Festival — recently unveiled one of the most impressive lineups of 2018. Featuring such gargantuan headliners as Arctic Monkeys, Björk, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, A$AP Rocky and Lorde, the festival offers up some of the biggest critical pop stars of the current musical zeitgeist. Other acts announced within […]

Ultra Music Festival: 2018’s Must See ‘Resistance’ Acts

//RESISTANCE// Resistance (n.) /rəˈzistəns/ The refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument. Ahead of their 20th anniversary, Ultra Music Festival has released a massive first wave of artists slated for performance. The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, Marshmello, Tiësto, and Eric Prydz all appeared on the bill, to […]

Booty&TheKidd release ‘Thursday’ live music video

Columbus hip hop/jazz collective Booty&TheKidd have released a live music video of their newest single “Thursday.” The jazzed out vibrato of their full piece band meets the vivacious energy of the group’s frontmen — Nick Reinmann and Tyler Butts — in what is best described as a soulful glimpse into the coalition between the two […]