Author Archives: Colby Reis

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Usher in the new week with good vibrations and get lost in the groove as we assign 10 tracks to ensure a positively sublime listening experience. Rich with break beat, disco, funk, and house, you’ll find a glowing lineup of recent releases to help you set the tone for the week ahead. Highlights include the latest and greatest from Admin, a sultry sax vibe from O’Flynn, and new Al Kent for the famed Razor-N-Tape label.

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House purists and electronic Renaissance men, Lars Dales and Marteen Smeets (Detroit Swindle), are relatively new to the house community but have risen to the top through impeccable curation at their label, Heist Recordings, their finely tuned 2014 freshmen LP, and a live show that has audiences all over the globe clamoring. This Friday, they are set to make their LA debut at Couture Nightclub alongside Dig Deeper’s Masha and Alison Swing for what is set to be a tasteful affair in the heart of Hollywood. Be sure to get your tickets to see what it’s all about! Their live setup includes an extensive setup of analog and digital instruments and Outspoken has rented a Rhodes piano for the boys to jam out on.

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The famed Desert Hearts Festival is returning April 1st-4th to Los Coyotes Indian Reservation after the wildly successful three year celebration that took place last Winter. We were fortunate enough to catch a minute of co-founder/DJ, Porkchop‘s time to talk shop and find out what has him revved up for the upcoming festivities. After wrapping up a 2.0 version of their City Hearts Tour, he regales us with the highlights while offering up some inspiring words on how to make the most of the impending weekend. Tune in to his Gotta Dance Dirty certified playlist and let the House, Techno, and Love take hold. Continue Reading

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In the midst of another massive Miami Music Week, the compilations are a-bounty, but none pack the kind of heat you can find in the Miami Noize 7 comp from the Boys Noize family. GDD™ Favorite Craig Williams pairs with GunRose for one of the stand out selections from the heavy hitting EP in their “My Answer Revise.” It’s the kind of techno that’ll help keep you up all night, for those in search of the venerable WMC sunrise, with enough industrial 909 kick to keep the night alive just few bars longer.

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Producer, DJ, and A&R extraordinaire Richy Ahmed announced his first release in over a year today and it’s with none other than the Foss/Jones imprint, Hot Creations. This marks his third release with the international house label and it would appear he’s found his groove. Side one brings the Summer vibes as lush percussion pair nicely with a soulful vocal rip crooning the song’s title, “So Good” as side 2’s aptly titled “Ruff & Raw” showcases a little more bang for your buck. Be on the lookout for this two track 1, 2 punch when it hits the Hot Creations shelves on April 29th and enjoy a preview of both below in advance.

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Lucidity Festival has made quite the name for itself, tucked away in the Santa Barbara mountains and bubbling over with up and coming talent, it’s become a can’t miss in the Spring time for fans of Symbiosis, Lightning In A Bottle, and Desert Hearts. With talent like Mark Farina, J Phlip, Eprom, Sage Armstrong, Wood Holly, and our very own, The Interns, it’s time for a good old fashioned galactic get down. To better understand the spirit of the festival, here’s a few words from the promoters themselves about the ‘Crossroads’ addition of this year’s gathering: Continue Reading

The duo behind Coast Modern met whilst finding their way as songwriters in the bustling jungle that is the Los Angeles music scene. But after empty attempts at making music for other people, Coleman Trapp took matters into his own hands… He relocated to Denver, Colorado and started anew with band mate Luke Atlas holding down the fort in LA and found his voice and direction once again. Communicating with acoustic demos and e-mail servers, the two struck a chord and Coleman was coerced to mosey on back to sunny Southern California. With a renewed sense of vigor and optimism the two hit the ground running and have been known as Coast Modern ever since. Their latest, “Animals,” is an indie-pop primer that blends the bubbly pop vibes with the laid back LA lifestyle. Have a listen after the jump and stream the single that started it all, “Hollow Life.”

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The LA based collective Gotta Dance Dirty is taking over Harlot once again! To celebrate, The Interns, have released their live set from last October featuring plenty of house party vibes to carry you through this weekend. Join us Friday, February 19th for dancing, debauchery and house music all night long with Bones, Shae B, aRod, and The Interns!

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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.