Author Archives: Colby Reis

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With the coming of 2016 brought fantastic news that the famed Berlin supergroup, Moderat, consisting of Modeselektor and Apparat, would release their third studio album, aptly titled “III.” Known for their haunting post rave electronic masterpieces, “Reminder” serves as, well, a reminder of what three talented musicians are capable of producing in the currently watered down musical landscape. Emotions flare as synths swell and sirens sound the alarm inside your mind that this is what music is supposed to feel like. April 1st is when you can expect “III” to hit the shelves, you best believe we will be waiting.

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It’s not very often I come across a song that makes my jaw hit the floor, but this monster from Billy Kenny & Wongo hits all the right spots. The sound design is to be rivaled by none as swirling sub bass envelops your ears and airy synth pads tantalize the mind. Minimal vocals scattered throughout tie a nice little bow on the formidable package that is sure to be one of the stand out house tunes of Winter 2016. So whatcha waitin’ for…head on over to BeatPort and cop this bad boy right this moment! Purchase HERE.

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Fred Falke‘s latest release is getting a proper remix package and we’ve got a taste of what’s to come with the premiere of Amtrac‘s take on the iconic producer’s latest original. Featuring LA indie mainstays, Elohim and Mansions On The Moon, the remix from Amtrac channels their ebullient vocals and haunts them with his brooding synth lines. Ripe for the late night, this essential tech house tune will be available on February 26th via Pantheon Musique and will include remixes from Chrome Sparks, Oliver, Ferdinand Weber, FDVM and Wielki.

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2016 is shaping up to be the year of Jack Novak. With seminal plays at Lollapalooza, Firefly Festival, and residencies in Las Vegas and Cancun, it’s getting increasingly more clear that little can stand in her way. Hailing from Chicago but residing in Los Angeles, Novak spent two years holed up in her studio honing her craft and expanding her catalogue before touring with Pharrell as his DJ in 2013. Fast forward to the present and she has her own label, Power and Light Records, and a gaze that will not ease up as she sets her eyes on the prize in 2016.

Her latest podcast features a hearty playlist of tech and deep house cuts along with Jack’s unreleased track with tyDi, “Oceans” featuring Greyson Chance. Stream it below and connect with her on tour after the jump!

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I don’t know what it is about this song, but ever since I heard it I can’t stop playing it. It’s infectious in all the right ways. The energy is optimistic with guitar driven melodies living in coordination with warm synth chords as the effervescent four on the floor brings the tune home. With early support from Matthias Tanzmann, Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Claude Vonstroke, and Davide Squillace, it’s safe to say this is not one to sleep on.

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The summer season is heating up for the boys of RÜFÜS with a new album on the way and a looming Coachella play to kick the season off! The forth single off their Sophomore album features their classic lazy day house vibes and sultry melodies, rounding out their already loaded catalogue for Bloom, set to be released on January 22nd. If there’s one thing that’s clear, the RÜFÜS boys need no prayer, the future is already looking bright as can be! Stream the new track below and catch them when you can.

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With the return of the famed HARD Haunted Mansion at this years Day Of The Dead Music Festival in Pomona, the stage was set for a massively monster evening of music, and now the tunes are coming back to life. Wax Motif‘s set from the Mansion has been released for a free download from the good folks at HARD Events and it’s sure to bring those spooky vibes back from the grave. With plenty of unreleased material mixed in with some of the finest g-house and hip-hop, this set ain’t nothin’ to sleep on.

It was the coldest dance floor that ever was at the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation as 96 hours of House, Techno, and Love warmed you from the inside out. What the weather lacked in warmth was more than made up for with supernova sets from some of the biggest names in underground. Now, the energy is focused on the 13 date City Hearts tour to keep the Desert Hearts vibe alive and it’s sure to warm your winter spirits. Watch the recap above and find out where to catch a groove at a city near you after the jump! Continue Reading

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The latest promoters to hit the boulevard aren’t your average Hollywood main stays. With foot holds in both the Portland and Los Angeles dance communities, Infinite Vision have set out to unite the West Coast. Their two most recent bills featured Gessafelstein and Skream, respectively, with Alex Metric on deck for a fine evening at Sound Nightclub this Saturday including our very own Bones, as well as Neo Fresco and Jedi Jackson to suit. Get your tickets and discover the Infinite Vision way of celebrating another work week in the books.

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It would appear there is no stopping Tame Impala. After having just received their 2nd ARIA award for Best Rock Album, the boys re-acquaint themselves with legends like AC/DC, Jett, and Wolfmother and become the winningest band in the category since the awards inception in 1999. When they are not cementing their place in rock history, one band member finds time for his solo psych-rock side project, GUM.
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