[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 […]

[R&B/ALTERNATIVE] RITUAL – ‘THE FALL’ EP

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  Ritual has given me overly-attached stalker syndrome. Having searched for the band’s details and some input on their creative process, Google has for the very first time let me down. No need to panic though, after hearing The Fall EP these guys are bound to start receiving the attention they deserve. My first affair on […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[HOUSE] THE SOUNDMEN FEAT. AVAN LAVA – BERMUDA (TEMPLETON REMIX)

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  Check out the newest release from L.A. electronic dance label L.A.M.P. (Los Angeles Music Project). The last time we featured something from them, it was a dope mix from MR PUZL. This time, we’ve got something just as fresh and deep as the ocean floor in Bermuda. Hailing from the Bay Area, now based […]

[ELECTRONIC/HIP-HOP] FEKI – SAFE RETURN

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  Slow motion is something that has always fascinated me. For one thing, it is mostly restricted to being used within the realm of the commercial visual medium, whether that be on TV, in a film, or in a music video. There is a special vibe and notion that it always brings to the creative […]

[MIX SERIES] ALAYA – ALAYA. ISSUE 01 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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  A distant land where the rivers of rhythm never run dry and the melodies in the wind are only the most soulful and powerful. That’s where I want to be. Where the combination of noises are vibrant with life, with tone, with volume. Luckily, this place exists and we’re going to take a sonic […]

[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 […]

[DEEP HOUSE] Whitney Houston – I Learned From The Best (Gryffin Remix)

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  We are all a spectrum of traits picked up from our best and worst experiences. The Queen of R&B herself couldn’t escape that reality, I picture us all with the comical angel and devil on our shoulders. So grab a seat, pour yourself some wine, turn the volume up on Gryffin’s Remix of ‘I […]

[DARK R&B/BASS] Ty Dolla $ign – Or Nah (K Theory Remix) [Free Download]

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  Shit. It’s a pretty big pot. Your back tenses you’ve got a decent hand, but is it enough? The other guy just went all-in doubling the pot. You know losing what you’ve already lost will cut you out of the game. Feeling the heat, you do your best to hide it— don’t give anything […]