[MONTHLY] Love Is A Bloodsport: Best of 07.2014 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Love is a bloodsport. And I’m not going to devolve into some boxing cliche, but if you’re not getting knocked out in the ring–figuratively, that is–by its power, well, then you’re way too good at manipulating the situation to stay afloat, out of the fray of emotions.  It’s a bruising affair, but hopefully in one […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Riverwest Music Festival Brings The Soul Back To Chicago House Music

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Riverwest Music Festival

Chicago, the original birthplace of house music, has always been home to some of the best sounds in the genre. Over the course of the last two summer seasons it’s been blessed with the wonders of Wavefront Music Festival, a beachside party gathering some of the best globally recognized names in underground house music. As […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] The Hudson Project: Bringing Together Music, Culture, And Rain

[FESTIVAL RECAP] The Hudson Music Project: Bringing Together Music, Culture, And Rain

The Hudson Project 2014 was informally billed as the “East Coast Answer” to Coachella. Like its Western “step-sister”, The Hudson Music Project was set to feature a multi-genre assortment of musical acts, artisanal food-cart offerings, and the idea that good vibes were to be in full supply. Held at the Winston Farms in Saugerties, NY, […]

[ELECTRONIC/HOUSE] FWS – The Sights And Sounds’ Summer Guest Mix [Free Download]

[ELECTRONIC/HOUSE] FWS - The Sights And Sounds Summer Guest Mix [Free Download]

Take a break from whatever it is you’re doing right now. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Ok, good. Now just look out the window, take a deep breathe and revel in the beauty that is summer. MmmmmmMMmmm… summer, I fucking love this time of year. The concepts of freedom, beauty, and youth still ring true, however […]

[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #3: White Hex, Yeo//Fossils, ObeyHim

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STATE OF SOUND is a feature on The Sights and Sounds where we select new electronically focused bands/artists (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 traction in, but we happen to think there’s a whole sea of bands […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Our 10 Most Enlightening Moments of Electric Forest 2014

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Going into Electric Forest for the first time, with virgin eyes, I only knew one thing: people fucking love this place. Having been around the festival scene a while, you usually catch gripes about this fest or that, for one reason or another. But as I was about to experience the forest for the first […]

[FESTIVAL PLAYLIST] Hand Curated And Foon Sped: The Sounds Of The Hudson Project Music Festival

[FESTIVAL PLAYLIST] Hand Curated And Foon Sped: The Sounds Of The Hudson Project Music Festival

If there has been any festival lineup that I’ve been looking forward to all summer as much as The Hudson Project, I haven’t seen it yet. Don’t get me wrong, I love the all EDM events such as TomorrowWorld or the all-rock events like Riot Fest, but sometimes I just want some fucking diversity at […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Total Warr- Feels Like Home [Music Video Review]

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It feels like most of our life is spent denying the various ways we come to be.    The world fills the cavernous space around you, left vacant post-womb, and it feeds you and it shapes you and it pacifies you like a papi into believing you’re part of it.  And we think the world’s […]

[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #2: YNGCULT, Papertwin, and Wonderful Humans

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STATE OF SOUND is a feature on The Sights and Sounds where we select new electronically focused bands/artists (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 traction in, but we happen to think there’s a whole sea of bands […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] I Went To EDC Completely Sober And Had The Best Time Of My Life

[FESTIVAL RECAP] I Went To EDC Completely Sober And Had The Best Time Of My Life

Photo by: Masked Media Sitting in the middle of my bedroom floor, I’m surrounded by an ocean of costumes, make-up, shoes and everything anyone could ever need for a rave. I can’t help but feel a tingling in the pit of my stomach—the anxiety teenagers get the night before their first day of high school, […]