[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 […]

[END OF YEAR] SEX,LOVE & PAIN: BEST R&B AND R&B REMIXES 2014

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  Truth is, I’m a romantic. Yeah, I said it. I grew up in a household full of love, the parental units have been married over 30 years and still find ways to go away on the weekends, surprise each other with gifts and often ignore my ranting due to a constant texting of each […]

[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 […]

[END OF YEAR] Cos I’m a Foreigner To You: Best Dark Indietronica 2014

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  Dark indietronica is my voice. Sometimes it’s the only way I talk. An amalgamation of dark pop, dark r&B, chill trap, and chillstep–dark indietronica is one of the most diverse genres musically. But what makes dark indietrpnica is the feeling. It’s music that carries you on a journey. It abandons you in its world […]

[MONTHLY] Keep Me Alive: Best of 11.2014 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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  Keep me alive. I regularly search for the answer to that one. I wrack my brain, I walk countless midnight miles looking for a reason to keep going. I’m a bit temptuous, more than mercurial. But I’m also someone with high standards for my life. In tandem, I’m someone that holds a sycthe to […]

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] On The Phone With Indie Pop Icon RAC

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  André Allen Anjos, the mastermind behind RAC, is ready for a break. After touring almost non-stop for 5 years, releasing some of the biggest remixes of the last couple years, as well as writing and recording his debut album, Strangers, this year, he could use some R&R. But don’t worry fans, André isn’t going […]

[DARK DANCE] Ben Howard does Kiesza’s “Hideaway” + Gryffin Reimagines Maroon 5’s “Animals”

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  So we were sober.  And I was swimming away from you in the Indian Ocean, because you’d asked me to meet your soft lips without shouting into the end of a bottle first.  And we raced  around those tides, until you caught up to my hand like a shark and held it, asking me to […]

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] In Conversation With: Investo

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  Progressive house producer Investo has just unleashed the wonderfully charismatic “A Place To Go”, featuring the huge talent that is Tara McDonald on vocal duties. As an artist who is only just starting to transition into the genre, he is in a great place to establish a signature sound. We caught up with Investo […]

[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 […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] – HARD Day of the Dead Delivers on Music, Lacks on Logistics

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 Photo: Rolling Stone Magazine Saturday, November 1st – Day 1 3:00 p.m.   Our cab drops us off at the bustling taxi area of the Pomona Fairplex, which is a massive fairground that the HARD team transformed into the venue for their Day of the Dead Halloween festival. I have those damn pre-festival jitters the […]