[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #9: Heart On The Mend Edition

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  STATE OF SOUND is a Sights and Sounds feature where I select new electronically focused bands of stratospheric level quality that’ve been hanging around the periphery of the blogopshere’s vision (just waiting to be discovered). I select only on quality, but try to shoot for Soundcloud/Facebook followers of <3000. If you’d like to be […]

[HOUSE/INDIETRONICA] – LEO ISLO – FEELINGS

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  We’re no stranger to sharing the amazing, genre-bending dance tracks that come out of Los Angeles Music Project, known to locals and aliens-alike as L.A.M.P. They’ve really been bringing the heat this year. With weekly mixes, DJ sets, and exclusive premieres from emerging producers and DJs in the game, there’s no stopping this train. […]

[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #8: Supercharged Experimental Pop Edition

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  STATE OF SOUND is coming out of a long hiatus. Months, if you will, while the writer was spending time literally trying not to die of cancer. Success, motherfuckers. STATE OF SOUND is a really special (to me!) Sights and Sounds feature where I select new electronically focused bands of stratospheric level quality that’ve […]

[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 […]

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] 10 Must See Acts At CRSSD Festival This Weekend

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  The premier CRSSD Festival will bring some of the best and most forward-thinking names in dance music to San Diego March 14th & 15th. Here are my top picks for what is sure to be a sun-soaked, action-packed weekend of tunes: _________________________________________________________ 10. NINA LAS VEGAS Despite her name, Aussie radio host Nina Las […]

[INDIE/ELECTRONICA] Who The Hell Is Karma Fields?

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  Debuting an artist can take months of build up and Internet buzz. It’s always a risk and there’s always a chance it will fail. What Monstercat has done with Karma Fields is really impressive, and it seems the label has been able to build this buzz over night, but…who the hell IS Karma Fields? […]

[INDIE HOUSE] Tove Lo – Talking Body (Gryffin Remix)

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  If you love me right, we fuck for life There is absolutely no transcendental reason for me to have quoted that other than I love me some trashy. Tove Lo’s original Talking Body is a fun track to enjoy with your friends if you haven’t yet developed boobs and want to feel the danger […]

[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 […]

[ELECTRONICA/EXPERIMENTAL] BJÖRK – ‘Vulnicura’ Album Review

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  Fuck your calling Vulnicura a “breakup album”. Actually, fuck your use of that phrase at all. A “break-up” used in that way is something you do in high school and early years of college before you figure out who you are. Vulnicura is a “break-up album” about as much as the Donner Party was […]

[Electronica] Haywyre – Insight (Live Performance)

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  Operating on a different wavelength than 99% of artists in the electronic dance music industry, Haywyre has meticulously molded his sound into something much more meaningful than your usual run-of-the-mill producers. Whether he is goofing around with glitch-hop or elevating electronica to heights it has never previously seen, very few names in this business […]