[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 […]

[ELECTRONIC] The Knife – ‘Shaken Up Versions’ Album Review

[ELECTRONIC] The Knife - 'Shaken Up Versions' Album Review

  The ‘Club Silencio’ scene in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive featured the line: “the song a tape-recording…no hay banda…but yet we hear a band”. Upon re-watching Mulholland Drive several months ago, I was immediately transported back to two evenings in May 2013 where I saw The Knife perform ‘The Shaking the Habitual Show’. ‘Networking’ from […]

[ELECTRONICA] Jungle – “Time”

[ELECTRONICA] Jungle - "Time"

  2014 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the mysterious London duo Jungle – having released two killer singles, playing to sold out shows across the world, and signing to the prestigious XL records for the release of their debut eponymous record on July 14th. For those of you paying attention, I […]

[ELECTRONICA] Night Cruise – “Sunsets” + “Mah Body (Say My Wat)” [Free Download]

[ELECTRONICA] Night Cruise - "Sunsets" + "Mah Body (Say My Wat)"

  Chicago’s weather is a cruel bitch. With temperatures reaching near 60 degrees over the last couple days, it seems only rational that it should snow 17 inches tomorrow, right? Such is the schizophrenic psycho attitude of the Windy City. With sun and warmth drenching the city, Monday’s beautiful weather not only brought out the […]

[HOUSE] Mr. Probz – “Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)”

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  Sometimes, for some unknown reason, a wonderful thing happens and amongst all of the generic and tired hooks, riffs, and drops that is the current state of progressive house, a real gem rises like a phoenix and manages to breach the upper reaches of the Beatport Top 10. This month, that gem is undoubtedly […]

[ELECTRONIC] American Authors – “Best Day Of My Life” (Just A Gent Remix) [Free Download]

[ELECTRONIC] American Authors - "Best Day Of My Life" (Just A Gent Remix)

  Current temperature reading on my phone at the moment, -1 degree Fahrenheit. No joke, its damn cold in Chicago tonight. But my speakers are singing a different tune, and it’s breezy, summery and full of electronic optimism coming from 16 year old Australian producer Jacob Grant, aka Just A Gent. Indie-rock troupe American Authors […]

[ELECTRONIC/BASS] The Human Experience ft. Lila Rose – “Dusted Compass” (Phutureprimitive Remix)

[ELECTRONIC/BASS] The Human Experience ft. Lila Rose - "Dusted Compass" (Phutureprimitive Remix)

  I just recently came upon the chilled out body of work by David Block, aka The Human Experience, while searching for new sounds to fill out the soundtrack for a personal travel documentary I’ve been a part of. Pulling from multiple genres, The Human Experience’s textured tracks are brimming and layered with human emotion, […]

[ELECTRONICA] Jaymes Young – “Moondust” (Sound Remedy Remix)

[ELECTRONICA] Jaymes Young - "Moondust" (Sound Remedy Remix)

  It feels like forever since we’ve heard Sound Remedy‘s name on this blog, but the Chicago born producer is back with bouncy synths in his remix of Jaymes Young‘s “Moondust”. Making a splash on the blogosphere last year with a slew of fantastic singles as well as his Dark Star EP, Jaymes Young has […]

[INDIETRONICA] Say Lou Lou – “Better in the Dark” (Joywave Remix)

[INDIETRONICA] Say Lou Lou - "Better in the Dark" (Joywave Remix)

  Swedish/Australian sister duo Miranda and Elektra Kilbey, better known as Say Lou Lou are prepping to release their debut full-length album in mid-2014 after a year of successful sounds that began with the 2012 track “Maybe You” (You’ll find it under their original name, Saint Lou Lou). Singing about a secret romance that takes […]

[END OF YEAR] Best Of Experimental & Ambient

[END OF YEAR] Best Of Experimental & Ambient

  With outstanding releases from both veterans and newcomers, 2013 was a rewarding year in experimental and minimalist music for both long-time fans and complete strangers. The genre seems to be fragmenting into a number of different trends – avante-jazz is back (was it ever really gone?); analog synths are back as well as experimentation […]

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