[DUBSTEP/TRANCE] Seven Lions – ‘Worlds Apart’ EP

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  It was less than a couple weeks ago that I drove up to Milwaukee from Chicago just so I could watch Seven Lions (and T-Mass) bust out tons of unreleased material from his forthcoming EP. Well, that material is no longer unreleased, and his Worlds Apart EP has been incredibly well-received by the EDM community […]

[ELECTRONIC] Ellie Goulding – “Hanging On” (I See MONSTAS Remix)

[ELECTRONIC] Ellie Goulding - "Hanging On" (I See MONSTAS Remix)

  Imagine a world in the not so distant future, a dystopian future in which you are separated not by the amount of wealth you have, the color of your skin, or the language you speak; but by your personality. Now imagine that this future also has some kick ass music. So is the premise […]

[ELECTRONIC/HIP HOP] Ellie Goulding ft. Angel Haze – “Life Round Here” (James Blake Cover)

[ELECTRONIC/HIP HOP]  Ellie Goulding ft. Angel Haze - "Life Round Here" (James Blake Cover)

  The B’s come together as British and Brooklyn bad bitches Ellie Goulding and Angel Haze join forces and tackle James Blake‘s “Life Round Here.” Mr. Blake has been getting a lot of attention from the femmes recently as Lorde previously covered his single “Retrograde.” Produced by Noah Breakfast and originally debuted on BBC Radio […]

[END OF YEAR] Best Photos of 2013

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  We’ve had an amazing year going around and getting to know so many amazing people while traveling the music festival and concert circuit. There is so much love to share and artists to see and we’ve tried to capture the best of the best from 2013 below. If you want to see more, make […]

[ELECTRO/TRAP] Ellie Goulding – “Burn” (At Dawn We Rage Light It Up Remix)

Ellie Goulding - Burn (At Dawn We Rage Light It Up Remix)

  Ellie Goulding has been all over the sound waves with the recent successes of her two stand alone singles “You, My Everything” and “Burn.” Now west coast group At Dawn We Rage has taken the latter and injected the pop hit with bouncy electro synths and a driving percussive beat. The trio does a […]

[MONTHLY] Not a Fool, Not a Follower: Best Sounds of 07.2013


  Photos courtesy of edited screenshots from Austra’s video for “The Beat and The Pulse”. ‘Little hope, sing a song of fire': that lyric from the Joe Goddard remix to iamamiwhoami’s seminal hit ‘y’ is the focus of our first installment of the revamped monthly best of list here at The Sights and Sounds. Featuring […]

[ELECTRO/POP] Ellie Goulding – “You, My Everything”


  Ah, Skins, my musical landscape would be so barren without it. The E4 based teen drama taught me everything I need to know about pairing the emotionality of music with the daily moments of momentous drama in life. The musical director for that show has an insane ear for deciphering the rhythm of an […]

[POP] Ellie Goulding – “Burn”

[POP]  Ellie Goulding - "Burn"

  Happy 4th of July readers! I hope your long weekend is off to an amazing start. Just in time for the celebrations comes the release of a new single from Ellie Goulding in the form of the upbeat pop track “Burn.” Co-written with OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and produced by Greg Kurstin, this is […]

[INDIE/POP] Alt-J – “Tessellate” (Ellie Goulding Cover)

[INDIE/POP] Alt-J - "Tessellate" (Ellie Goulding Cover)

  As if I wasn’t in love with Ellie Goulding already, now she’s trying to seduce me, slowly taking my off clothes with her sonic vibrations. Damn, her new cover is sensual. Infused with some sexy sax, Ellie takes down Alt-J‘s indie rock single “Tessellate” into a bedroom inspired slow jam. With the smooth production […]

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] Hangout Music Festival 2013 Recap

[Festival Coverage] Hangout Music Festival 2013 recap

  We rolled up on Gulf Shores, Alabama at 4 am after driving 15 hours through the night. We have to pick a friend up at the airport in 4 hours, we haven’t yet slept, and so we park the car and try to catch a couple zzz’s with the ocean as our playlist. How […]

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