[DARK INDIE/SLOWCORE] The Antlers – Familiars (Album Review)

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The Antlers surprise us with every release, showing above all how much devastatingly beautiful diversity is possible within a relatively constrained stylistic range. Their break from 2009′s lo-fi dark-indie Hospice to 2011′s orchestral, atmospheric Burst Apart was greater than their latest shift to Familiars, but departs lyrically, instrumentally, and sonically in ways that expand the […]

[ELECTRONIC / DEEP HOUSE] EDX – Breathin’ (Extended Vocal Mix)

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You’re riding shotgun in the imaginary convertible driven by the boyfriend you don’t have. The breeze is swiftly flying through your hair like it does in the movies (not making birds nests and not tying bugs into it) but beautifully parallel to the cars direction. The setting is perfect. Driving down a speed road alongside […]

[CHILL/ELECTRONIC] London Grammar – “Hey Now” (Arty Remix)

[CHILL/ELECTRONIC] London Grammar - "Hey Now" (Arty Remix)

If you’re a night owl such as myself, you’ll find you spend a lot of time alone at your computer during the twilight hours. I find it quite peaceful, the lack of any outside distractions allowing me to focus and concentrate on the task at hand. As the hours progress, I tend to find myself […]

[QUICK MIX - CHILLED] Mightyfools – ‘Built For The Chill Vol. 21′ Presented by Thump

[QUICK MIX - CHILLED] Mightyfools - 'Built For The Chill Vol. 21' Presented by Thump

“DJs are specialized in moving dance floors. But what happens when they come home after a long weekend, kick back and chill out? Listen to our Built for the Chill Mix Series to find out. Every week on Sunday, when you need it the most.” This week’s session comes from Dutch producer duo Mightyfools. Hit […]

[CHILL/ELECTRONIC] Coldplay – “Midnight” (Kygo Remix)

[CHILL/ELECTRONIC] Coldplay - "Midnight" (Kygo Remix)

Some artists take years developing a sound they can call their own, often spending endless hours and countless all nighters in front of their work space pouring over every detail of their craft. Live bands, too, have a seemingly endless tour schedule, opening in front of meager crowds in a continual effort to spread their […]

[ELECTRONIC] William Arcane – “Reflected” & “Fade”

[ELECTRONIC] William Arcane – "Reflected" & "Fade"

Euphoria and introspection. Nights out clubbing are seemingly always marked by those two states. There are those crystallizing moments that even in our most inebriated states, we never forget. At the height of the evening, you feel like everything has fallen into place and you forget the world around you. But after the house lights […]

[QUICK MIX - DANCE/HOUSE] Autograf – ‘MIXED BY’

[QUICK MIX - DANCE/HOUSE] Autograf - 'MIXED BY'

Windy City production trio Autograf will be making a stop through renowned Chicago nightclub, The MID, tonight for a show with Lane 8. To get ready for the get down, we’re featuring Autograf’s newest mix for THUMP; brandishing a blend of future house, dance and disco for a groove that’s impossible not to move to. […]

[CHILL/TRAP] Duke Dumont – “Need U (100%)” (Black Boots Remix) [Free Download]

[CHILL/TRAP] Duke Dumont - "Need U (100%)" (Black Boots Remix) [Free Download]

British producer/DJ Duke Dumont will be making a much anticipated stop in Chicago this weekend as he rounds out the rest of his North American tour. Probably best known for his hit single “Need U (100%)” featuring A*M*E – which was released more than a year ago, but which just peaked at the top of […]

[ELECTRONIC/MINIMAL] Hauschka – ‘Abandoned City’ Album Review

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I’m going to go out on a limb and trust that you, The Sights and Sounds reader, are going to be more than a little into Hauschka’s Abandoned City. Its scratchy, muted piano keys and barely-detectable production are probably not what your senses are accustomed to confronting. And musically Hauschka takes as much from classical-cum-experimental […]

[CHILLED] Owl Eyes -”Something About Us” (Daft Punk Cover) [Free Download]

[CHILLED] Owl Eyes -"Something About Us" (Daft Punk Cover)

Sometimes you just want to tell another person how madly you burn for them, craving their words and needing their affection so bad that it literally keeps you up at night, knawing at your grey matter until it turns to mush. You long for this person and constantly crave their company – and perhaps you’re […]

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