[HIP-HOP] OSKA FARO – SHOES

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  As this is my first entry of the year in the Hip-Hop arena, I’m feeling a bit vulnerable. My Top Hip-Hop of 2014 list was my first true voyage into the depths and subtleties of this expansive, ever-evolving genre. It was a challenge, but one that I feel I took a great deal of […]

[TROPICAL HOUSE] Hedegaard ft Lukas Graham – Happy Home (Sam Feldt Remix)

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  My biggest fear in life and maybe the only one, is inevitable. The loss of one of my parents. Hedegaard and Lukas Graham brought us Happy Home in 2014 taking us through an emotional roller coaster of memoirs and in my life activating the subconscious knowledge that the day would come when I wouldn’t have […]

[DARK R&B] Matthew Young – Love Blind

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  Hands flat against the wall behind our bed frame.. Absolutely no inhibition; vision censorship. All I needed was one night; but I want them all. The heightened sensation of your breath against my skin, the way my toes curl when you say my name, repeatedly. The patterned friction between our hips moving to the […]

[THE DAILY SWIM] Imagined Herbal Flows – “Clouds”

[THE DAILY SWIM] Imagined Herbal Flows - "Clouds"

  Welcome to The Daily Swim, a running series on The Sights and Sounds. As a daily swimmer, water has always served as a dichotomy to my psyche – wholly and unswervingly calming in it’s vast simplicity yet at the same time able to harness and create massive amounts of energy. Which is exactly the […]

[R&B/ALTERNATIVE] RITUAL – ‘THE FALL’ EP

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  Ritual has given me overly-attached stalker syndrome. Having searched for the band’s details and some input on their creative process, Google has for the very first time let me down. No need to panic though, after hearing The Fall EP these guys are bound to start receiving the attention they deserve. My first affair on […]

[END OF YEAR] SEX,LOVE & PAIN: BEST R&B AND R&B REMIXES 2014

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  Truth is, I’m a romantic. Yeah, I said it. I grew up in a household full of love, the parental units have been married over 30 years and still find ways to go away on the weekends, surprise each other with gifts and often ignore my ranting due to a constant texting of each […]

[THE DAILY SWIM] Max Cooper ft. Quentin Collins, Kathrin deBoer and Jack Stevens – “Chronology” (Free Download)

[THE DAILY SWIM]  Max Cooper ft. Quentin Collins, Kathrin deBoer and Jack Stevens  - "Chronology" (Free Download)

  Welcome to The Daily Swim, a running series on The Sights and Sounds. As a daily swimmer, water has always served as a dichotomy to my psyche – wholly and unswervingly calming in it’s vast simplicity yet at the same time able to harness and create massive amounts of energy. Which is exactly the […]

[TROPICAL HOUSE] Kygo (Ft. Conrad) – “Firestone”

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  Tropical house has been forming its own niche in the dance music community this year, adding yet another subgenre to the already crowded and unquestionably murky list under the giant ‘EDM’ moniker. I’m generally in favor of ditching the pretentious confines of subgenres and just calling good music “good music.” However, unlike many others, […]

[QUICK MIX] degrade.LA Color Series: On Planets [.green]

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  We’re excited to share the third edition of the new Color Series from Los Angeles collective degrade.LA. We introduced you to the degrade movement a few weeks ago with their past releases, with their first two from Colour Vision and Wilks (blue and orange). This time we’re treated to the wonderfully smooth musical prowess of […]

[TROPICAL HOUSE] Eastside – “Ellie” (Win & Woo Remix) [Free Download]

[TROPICAL HOUSE] Eastside - "Ellie" (Win & Woo Remix)

  I love my late nights. It’s the time when the world calms down, the city goes to sleep, and I get time to catch up on all the day’s activities. It’s when I get to really catch up on music, see what my social life is up to, and generally kick back. It’s no […]