Author Archives: Colby Reis

On the mellower side of house music, Free N Losh comes through with a wavy marimba filled jam to fill all your poolside needs. Off the new LA Imprint, Next Wave Records, the track features dreamy beach drenched vocals from Cat Lewis and a beat thrown in reverse for an intergalactic breakdown that tugs at the beat like the moon’s gravitational effect on the sea.

Black_Logo

The all encompassing music discovery platform, Boomrat, saw it’s launch earlier this week, and it’s already starting to make major waves in the realm of how you sync your social networks and stay in tune with your favorite artists. I think the thing that makes it most readily accessible is that it’s already setup to pick up where you, the online musical connoisseur, have left off. It finds the artists you like on Facebook and Soundcloud and puts their newest material right at your fingertips with an extremely savvy algorithm. No starting over, no hours of curating a following, Boomrat finds you, and puts your world at the forefront. Continue Reading

2h4hm

So EDC now stands for Extremely Defeated Currently, as is my current state post Vegas vibes.. Which means a much needed Too Hot For House Music is in order with some major pysch rock vibes to turn down to. Big tunes this week as a demo for “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” sees the light of the internet, some Toro Y Moi, Jungle, and new Alt-J, assemble for a big vibe to tune out to. Beach it, drive to it, or sleep in til’ 3 pm to it, whatever you do, stay chill.

It’s like Chet Faker meets Justin Vernon, SOHN’s sound, making his music quite the enchanting experience. Above you’ll see 20 minutes of so of what it takes to create his music on the spot. Live keyboards, guitar, vocals, sampling, it’s no easy feat, yet SOHN blends it all together seamlessly and melodically in true transcendent fashion. Click play, tune out, and escape for a bit to the sounds of Vienna’s rising creative talent.

avatars-000079160876-gvckdz-t500x500

It doesn’t seem like long ago the veiled producer Zhu surfaced on the web (4 months ago to be exact) and had the net buzzing about his “Moves Like Ms. Jackson” remix, but a lot has been accomplished since then. With four more originals added to his roster, including his recent hit (named Essential New Tune by Pete Tong) titled, “ Faded.” Now, though, the time has come for others to take on the fruits of his labor as official remixes begin to take shape on SoundCloud. Continue Reading

artworks-000079305529-ygc2f7-t500x500

Fresh off a MASSIVE essential mix where he played around with analog synths for the last 20 minutes, KiNK’s remix to Daniel Avery’s, “Knowing We’ll Be Here,” finally meets it’s release day. Prime for that 6 am sunrise set in Barcelona as the morning light peaks it’s pretty little head out to the shimmering xylophone synth line KiNK lays down, or a sick pair of headphones and your eyes closed, this tune is most definitely one of the more majestic to grace the likes of SoundCloud as of late. Out on Phonica Records currently as Vinyl only, a digital release is promised to follow, but with a B Side like, “New Energy (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve’s Reanimation,” a vinyl purchase just might be in order!

As the tail end of the week graciously gives way to another weekend, the time has come to catch some different feels in the music realm. Too Hot For House Music is back with a moon oriented roster of tunes to kick back and stare at the heavens to. A little bit of blues, some rock n’ roll, a smidgen of folk, it’s eclectic but not hectic. So rest your weary head and let the music set the mood as another weekend washes over in Los Angeles!

artworks-000081112376-4hjkvz-t500x500

Over the weekend Pete Tong and his worldwide broadcast on BBC Radio 1 debuted a massive remix from the Toolroom Records head honcho, Mark Knight. The Basement Jaxx and their new tune, “Never Say Never,” was the poison of choice for Knight as he induces a whirlpool in the deep end with a bass synth medley thats dance floor ready at first chord. Get familiar, dance a bit, and cop it HERE.

2H4HM

It’s about to be my first summer in Los Angeles and I’ve quickly come to realize that four on the floor all day long can get a little toasty. I’ve been digging through the SoundCloud archives to find some indie tunes that tickle my fancy and I’ve started to see a different side of the musical spectrum again. I’ve put together a playlist with some rock and alternative vibes that’ve left me quite tantalized as of late. From California locals, to Auzzie jam bands, and various talents that have cooled me off for the first couple heat waves that hit LA County, the goal is to feature new talent that’s ripe for the Summer season, so check back weekly and consider this your musical A/C unit for the coming months!

Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 1.45.10 PM

Nick Dow IS a young, up and coming producer from Scotland. I was a good two hours into Hot Since 82′s last set at The Avalon when he purposefully dropped a techno anthem that Shazaam was kind enough to bring to my attention. One can only hope to be in a room large enough, at a time late enough, and with a crowd rowdy enough to be able to unleash the progressive techno vehemoth Nick Dow calls, “Living Shadow,” and as months pass by I still can’t get the track out of my recently played playlist. Continue Reading