[ DARK TECHNO ] MATIAS BUSATO – “La Oscuridad”

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  In my opinion, there’s nothing like some deep, dark techno. It’s trance’s evil twin, in a way; techno feels slightly sinister and decadent when compared to trance’s uplifting melodies, yet both of them share the same musical DNA. Techno is pure energy throughout, whilst trance has a story, but techno should never be without […]

[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 […]

[TROPICAL HOUSE] Kygo (Ft. Conrad) – “Firestone”

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  Tropical house has been forming its own niche in the dance music community this year, adding yet another subgenre to the already crowded and unquestionably murky list under the giant ‘EDM’ moniker. I’m generally in favor of ditching the pretentious confines of subgenres and just calling good music “good music.” However, unlike many others, […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #7: Ex-Boyfriend, Mating Ritual, Raeko, Panda, NZCA Lines

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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 […]

[TOP SOUNDS] Best of RAC- We Count Down Our Top 7 Sounds

[TOP SOUNDS] Best of RAC- We Count Down Our Top 7 Sounds

  Throw some RAC fans at a pile of his tracks and tell them to ‘grab, grab, grab motherfuckers’ what of his they’d consider best of the best and, surely, you’re going to get as many different lists as there are minds involved. André Allen Anjos, aka RAC of today, is prolific as fuck. That […]