[CHILL/ELECTRONICA] Inventions – “Escapers”

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  Like ocean waves, that kind of pulsing, thrumming, rushing, dull roar that fills your brain as much as your ears. It drowns out thought like it drowns out all other sound – peace. This track, like the rest of the Inventions album, allows you to either tune in or tune out. It can be […]

[INDIE/PSYCH/SURF] The New Investors – “Atun”

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  It’s getting warmer and the mood is changing. It can be felt all around. As the seasons change and people spend more time outdoors, there is a certain energy outside and between people. The perfect backdrop for such a picture can only be done by blasting some of The New Investors, one of my […]

[ELECTRONIC/TROPICAL] Autograf – “Dream”

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  Chasing your dream is hard as shit. Don’t let anyone fool you, going off on your own and working to create something in this world is not easy – if it were then no one would hate waking up and going to their 9-5. This sentiment is extremely poignant for me today, as I […]

[AMBIENT/EXPERIMENTAL] Benoît Pioulard – ‘Sonnet’ Album Review

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  Sometimes the cliche “got what it takes” doesn’t even approach your doubts: what if you have no idea what it takes in the first place? What if your target was wrong altogether, and all this invested time has now been squandered? You throw back a few bourbons, if you’re me, decide you’re a multifaceted […]

[ELECTRO POP] For Esme – Just Yet

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  It’s not pretty a damsel in distress, don’t let me, romanticize the mess. Detached says the rustling of the voice behind me as I struggle with last nights inventory, it’s not the first time I hear that accusation. I feel the burning of his eyes on the curve beneath my back begging me to stay, […]

[INDIE ELECTRONICA] Kat Vinter – Sooner or Later

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  I am a million pieces, I don’t know. How to put them back together; even though, I tried every combination, but never got it right. The azure name tag around my neck burns from 8 to 5 telling me to focus on my mission, Colgate didn’t win the morning war against Grey Goose and […]

[THE DAILY SWIM] The xx – “Intro” (stereoGO remix) [Free Download]

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  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 […]

[INDIE ELECTRONICA] Missio – I Run to You

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  There’s condensation on my vodka. I promised that yesterday would be my last drink and yet here we are, me with my glass and you somewhere else oblivious to the pain you caused. The bartender looks at me like I’m an acceptable mess to take home and yet I wonder in the end what’s […]

[HIP-HOP/DANCE] Towkio ft. Vic Mensa – “Involved” (Prod. Kaytranada)

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  Collaboration is defined as working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals. With the advent of the internet, it’s clear that this seems to be happening more and more lately. It’s not that people weren’t working together or achieving shared successes before the internet, plenty of that happened I’m sure. […]

[CHILL/ELECTRONIC] SOHN – “Lessons” (Moglebaum Remix)

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  I read a quote a while back that I once in a while return to when life gets challenging and obstacles seem to obstruct my view. That quote was simple but profound: “Life is the hardest teacher, it gives the test first and the lesson after.” I sort of fell in love with that […]