[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

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  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 […]

[DEEP HOUSE] July Child – “When You Call” (Deepend remix)

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  I’ll never quite understand the intrinsic pull that one human being can feel toward another. Science has attributed it to genetic chemistry and pheromones, those of a more spiritual orientation call it finding a soulmate, and people like me…don’t even try to explain it. Some things, in my opinion, are not meant to be […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Born Gold- Until You Heal

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  I was to start this year at war.  I swore I needed it. Really.  It’s been Baghdad inside me, at least since the year genocide donned a cocktail mask and rode bombs into the downtown core cooing ‘Don’t mind me, I’m freeeedom!’. 2003. Fuck.  A whole generation of baby memories grew up in that time […]

[DARK POP] Real Lies – North Circular (Local Hero Remix)

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  Solitude sinks its teeth into my stomach. It’s got me twisted up in knots, shooting glances at my gut–not trusting it knows how to get me back to humanity.  So, I pacify it with whiskey.  Shot after shot across every bar stool I can find in Thailand.  And I sit in silence and stare […]

[TROPICAL HOUSE] Mynga feat. Cosmo Klein – “Back Home” (Thomas Jack remix)

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  I’ve never been much for astrology because every Cancer profile I’ve ever read has confidently pronounced that I must be an introverted homebody, an ugly little ball of emotion who seeks shelter beneath her own thick skin. Anyone who knows me well would tell you quite the opposite; I returned from a solo trip […]

[PREMIERE/LP REVIEW] MAU- Safari Entrepeneur + FREE DOWNLOAD OF 1 Track

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  A muted disaffection, a cold affair with the world where we whisper sounds of our discontentment into tumblers of scotch–that’s the sound of our generation. We are a disconnected generation. We look at the world and it stares back placidly as it shrugs–it’s forgotten who we even are. And we sit in our bedrooms and […]