[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[PHOTO RECAP] Lost In the Moment: The Photo Story Of Burning Man 2014

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Not to be cliche, but they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, if that’s true, than it would still be impossible to tell the story of what it’s like to experience Burning Man for the first time. To try and put it simply, Burning Man is insanity on every level, both […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] TomorrowLand 2014 Brings The World Together Through Music

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“It’s not about where you’re from it’s about having a good time and listening to awesome music.” “When a moment becomes a memory, it can last for an eternity.” “The unity experienced here will radiate around the globe.” “ALAN!?” “STEVE!?” All of the above are words I heard spoken around me during the fantasy that […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Seven Reasons Why Electric Zoo Was Still Awesome

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Seven Reasons Why Electric Zoo Was Still Awesome

Despite the third day cancellation, here are Seven Things that were still awesome about Electric Zoo 2014. 1. Nicky Romero’s Set Lately there’s been a bit of a creative lull in main stage sets from many major artists. Not Nicky Romero. Not at EZoo. He’s always been good, but Friday night, he murdered it, taking […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] There’s Nothing Like Electronic Family: Amsterdam – From The Star Of The 2014 After Movie

One Life, One Passion, One Family When you attend a mainstream “EDM” music festival you get every kind of human imaginable in attendance: people who have been recently introduced to the scene, veterans, people who go for the experience, people who are there solely to do drugs and party, people that go to feel apart […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] How To Have The Best Time Of Your Life At Summer Set Music Festival

[FESTIVAL RECAP] How To Have The Best Time Of Your Life At Summer Set Music Festival

ARTISTS Summer Set went hard. The weather was good, the vibes were great, and the artists were on their A game. A couple shows are still solidly glued to my memories – Bassnectar, The Floozies, Chromeo, Flux Pavilion, RL Grime, and Captain Murphy, better known as Flying Lotus. It’s hard to pick a favorite act […]

[EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD] DangerWayne – The Sights And Sounds 4K Mix

[EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD] DangerWayne - The Sights And Sounds 4K Mix

It’s been a long time coming, friends, but The Sights and Sounds has finally done it. We’ve gotten over the hump and have finally broken 4,000 followers on Facebook! WOOT! And we couldn’t have done it without all of you. One of the best things about having created The Sights and Sounds is the ability […]

[DARK POP/PREMIERE] M.A.U.- Epic Start

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I have this recurring nightmare. It terrifies me to lose my loneliness, to think that meeting someone might cause me to ‘embrace old stories’ and erase them for the sake of love. as this mercurial, tortured bit of hopeful pop by MAU advocates. Fresh starts are stellar and all, but it’s a ‘thin line’ between loving […]