[DARK INDIETRONICA] Bad Suns- Transpose (Nicita Remix)

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So he listened. And no one ever listens. And we’re sitting there, my head on his chest and I’m spewing words, uncovering layers of my mind that’d got buried in the rubble. See, my head, its been smacked around figuratively, and, well, not so figuratively, and so it tends to keep its head down. But […]

[MONTHLY] Love Is A Bloodsport: Best of 07.2014 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Love is a bloodsport. And I’m not going to devolve into some boxing cliche, but if you’re not getting knocked out in the ring–figuratively, that is–by its power, well, then you’re way too good at manipulating the situation to stay afloat, out of the fray of emotions.  It’s a bruising affair, but hopefully in one […]

[ELECTROFUNK/SYNTHROCK] One T – “Funk Mind” (Free Download)

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What happens when you combine some of the best genres in musical existence with some of the most interesting electronic and sampling elements into one song? THIS. FUNK MIND. This fresh new track from LA-based Producer/DJ Bret Loehr, otherwise known as One T, is an elegant adventure for your ears and maybe for your eyes, […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Lykke Li- Gunshot (San Zhi & The Shoes Remix)

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Bang. Bang. The sound of life went ‘Bang Bang’ in my head. My mouth lobs out the words at lightning speed. Those words are meant to fucking hurt. And they ricochet like scattershot off your armor, landing a graze wound in your knee, but bursting through my spine, up my brain. Explosive in my brain, […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] See You In The Pit: A Black And White Journey Into The Photo Pit of Mayhem Festival 2014

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Rockstar Mayhem Festival certainly lived up to its name. Circle head-banging, moshing, and sweat can comfortably sum up the standard Mayhem Experience for me when it hit Tinley Park, Illinois at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. On top of that, the bands I got to shoot certainly left it all on the stage. So let’s go […]

[DEEP HOUSE] Three Bar – “Groove On” EP

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Released a couple of weeks back on Huxley’s ‘Saints & Sonnets’ label, Three Bar has officially dropped his debut EP, “Groove On.” As an up and coming producer who has already received support from the likes of Skream and Route 94, this creatively minded young talent certainly displays his talent with the three-track collection. Adding […]

[FUTURE POP/BASS] Sophie – Lemonade

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You open up a can of your favorite soda and pour it into a glass. You watch as it fizzes with bubbles shooting to the top, aching to escape. Upon that first sip, it’s immediately sweet and refreshing – the perfect antidote to the thirst that has been plaguing you. But, imagine if you could […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Riverwest Music Festival Brings The Soul Back To Chicago House Music

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Riverwest Music Festival

Chicago, the original birthplace of house music, has always been home to some of the best sounds in the genre. Over the course of the last two summer seasons it’s been blessed with the wonders of Wavefront Music Festival, a beachside party gathering some of the best globally recognized names in underground house music. As […]

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Beacons Festival: New Bands Not To Miss

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Beacons Festival 2014 in the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales, is less than two weeks away and here at The Sights and Sounds not only are we excited about the likes of Darkside, Jon Hopkins, Neneh Cherry with Rocketnumbernine, Charli XCX and Action Bronson, but we are also extremely excited about the wealth of talent on the undercard. Here are […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] The Hudson Project: Bringing Together Music, Culture, And Rain

[FESTIVAL RECAP] The Hudson Music Project: Bringing Together Music, Culture, And Rain

The Hudson Project 2014 was informally billed as the “East Coast Answer” to Coachella. Like its Western “step-sister”, The Hudson Music Project was set to feature a multi-genre assortment of musical acts, artisanal food-cart offerings, and the idea that good vibes were to be in full supply. Held at the Winston Farms in Saugerties, NY, […]