[Dubstep] Steve Aoki (Ft. Waka Flocka Flame) – Rage The Night Away (Barely Alive & Getter Remix)

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Part of me felt like I was dreaming when I first noticed this Barely Alive & Getter collaboration. Even more surprisingly, a Barely Alive & Getter remix of Steve Aoki & Waka Flocka Flame’s popular “Rage The Night Away.” No, how could this be? I refused to believe it. But regardless of whether or not […]

[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #5: Retro Culture, Scholar, SOS, Carmella

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STATE OF SOUND is a feature on The Sights and Sounds where we select new electronically focused bands/artists (Either Soundcloud/Facebook followers < 3000) and bring their best songs to light. Getting traction on blogs can be a pain in the ass if you don’t already have a connection in, but we happen to think there’s […]

[DUBSTEP] Habstrakt & Megalodon – “The Storm” EP

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Next Monday sees the release of the collaborative EP between dubstep heavyweights Megalodon and Habstrakt. The Never Say Die label family have brought together their extraordinary creative flair and eye for a bass line together for these four tracks, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Both of these guys have remained on our radar for quite […]

[INDIETRONICA/LP] ODESZA – In Return

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When it comes to musical, chilled out electronica it’s usually names like Phaeleh and the ever-reliable Bonobo who instantly spring to mind. Time to add another name to that list: ODESZA. The Seattle, Washington based pairing of Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills have been making a wondrous noise since joining forces in 2012 and now […]

[SHORT SHOTS OF SOUND/MUSIC VIDEO] FKA Twigs: tw-ache

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Short Shots of Sound is a new series on the Sights and Sounds seeking the way music videos shock our mind, shoving us out of the safe spaces that we shield ourselves in. We will explore the deeper emotional threads of truly critically curious, artistic videos by stellar artists. Periodically check in for a new […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Lana Del Rey: Ultraviolence (Datsik Remix)

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Generally,  I can do without drunk Nancy Sinatra: I get enough of those hanging around on my shoulder any night out.  I hang, well, with a rather mercurial crowd.  They look at me longingly and dish dark days of their diaries, because I listen.  I’m never going to deny your attempt to be human in […]

[DARK POP] Daft Punk- Something About Us (Spazzkid Cover)

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There’s something about us, and it’s turned me into a pulpy mess. This energy we whipped into a monsoon of mawkish emotion slinks through my hands like liquefied love in a rain storm; and I grab my heart out of my chest and I try to use it as a bucket to carry us out […]

[DARK POP] London Grammar- Hey Now (J’Adore Dior Remix by The Shoes)

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Parisian air slaps your thighs, the river Seine ripples down your chest hair as you pull yourself up out of the water—just for a moment–to beckon me in. But my head is covered by a mask, with only the slits for eyes that your kisses opened like slashes to my face earlier. You said, “Jump […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] North Coast Closes Out The 2014 Chicago Festival Season With a Bang!

[FESTIVAL RECAP] North Coast Closes Out The 2014 Chicago Festival Season With a Bang!

Labor Day weekend is most often associated with end of summer, but for the fifth year in a row Chicago’s best consolation has been North Coast Music Festival located in the west loop’s Union Park. Characterized by veteran hip-hop acts, EDM superstars and a plethora of indie acts and jam bands this year has not […]

[ELECTRO/HOUSE] Benny Benassi ft. Serj Tankian – “Shooting Helicopters”

[ELECTRO/HOUSE] Benny Benassi ft. Serj Tankian - "Shooting Helicopters"

The world is fucked. Everywhere you look, shit is popping off. And if it’s not one perceived threat, it’s another. It’s the world we live in and it’s an unfortunate one. Lucky for us, there are still those out there who will rise above the challenges and do the right thing above all else. And […]