[END OF YEAR] Hipster Had A Mainstream Baby: Best Pop 2014 (James Kabat and Kavi’s Pop Powers Unite)

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  The bones of a song are good. Sometimes, even, no matter whose mental vagina it crawled out of. Mainstream does not equal low quality, just so long as all the accouterments of the modern studio  are put to use carving a track to its heart. Not acting like child proofing, saving us from anything […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA/VERSUS] Purity Ring – “Push Pull” (Kavi vs Saam Idelji-Tehrani Dual Review)

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  Here at The Sights and Sounds we don’t always agree on music. Just like you and your friends. Yeah, sometimes we fight, sometimes it’s a whole world of Marvel vs. Capcom in our crew page forum as we go at it over music. Lovingly, of course. We feel strongly about music and we know […]

[ELECTRONIC] Smile On Impact – “In Space…” LP

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  Out now  on Drumb is the insane new album from innovative producer Smile On Impact. Titled “In Space, No One Can Hear Your Boring Stories”, as a listener you will be transported through a variety of moods as the tempos and energy levels sway along throughout the journey. With a splash of exclusive tracks like “Sex On […]

[HOUSE] THE POOL HOUSE – “ALONE TOGETHER, VOL. 1″

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  Every Sunday night, in the depths of Chicago’s Near North Side underground house haven, Primary, something magical happens. Characterized by high quality underground house, techno, minimal, and deep house, amongst other genres, The Pool House has become one of the hottest club nights in Chicago, for those searching for something a little less mainstream […]

[QUICK MIX] L.A.M.P. Weekly Mix #41 ft. Mr Puzl [FREE DOWNLOAD]

 Click play and kick back as MR PUZL takes us on a ride through wide open spaces rich with deep house, low end jazz melodies, growling bass, soulful vocal samples, and subtle tech house tracks that have been some of the recent favorites of MR PUZL. He selected an interesting and diverse collection of songs that […]

[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 […]

[PROGRESSIVE HOUSE] Ryn Weaver – Stay Low (Maor Levi Remix)

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  You might know the deal–the clock is edging toward that time of  night when your bed seems extra empty, and you’ve had just enough whiskey and lemons to give you the courage to call that person who keeps invading your slightly buzzed thoughts to come over and remedy the solitude. No matter the gratification […]

[NUDISCO/ELECTROPOP] POOM – LES VOILES (DIM SUM REMIX) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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  The sun is out. The sky is clear. It’s a dream, but you can feel the warmth of the light and the cool wind in your face. You’re driving along the coastline and though you’re not sure how you got there, you can’t help but notice everything is in slow motion. The past is […]

[PLAYLIST] – NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 PREVIEW

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  Crafted by James Kabat and Kavi S. Still nursing hangovers from Lolla, Chicago is about descend in droves upon West Loop’s Union Park. Well, maybe descend is too strong a verb. They’ll slink their way on the L, shushing teenagers for the temerity to raise their voice an octave above a whisper. That is […]

[EVENT RECAP] You Take Xanax? I Take Trance: Future Sounds of Egypt 350 takes over New York City at historic Hammerstein Ballroom

[EVENT RECAP] You take Xanax? I take Trance: Future Sounds of Egypt 350 takes over New York City at historic Hammerstein Ballroom

  What do you do when you have a bad week? Maybe you work out like a fiend, or perhaps you find your solace in the nearest pint of Häagen-Dazs. Or, maybe you just go straight for the vodka and call it a day. But if you’re on this site I’m guessing you are like […]