Author Archives: Tōks

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If you’re in the need for something outside of the typical dance music monotony, this new tune from a promising, emerging vocalist, Janelle Kroll, should do the trick. Her latest single, “Numb,” hypnotizes with its shadowy textures, gentle guitar strums, trip-hop-esque vibe, and downtempo rhythm that’s just the right speed for Kroll’s expressive and emotive vocals to shine through to the fullest extent. Enjoy/download the tune below and don’t miss Janelle Kroll opening for Marian Hill at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on 4/22, and at Lollapalooza.

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The Chemical Brothers return with first album in five years
Matrixxman is Homesick on new LP for Ghostly International
• Mysteryland USA Announces Food Lineup (Ft. New York’s Smorgasburg Food Fest + Eats ‘N Beats Options), Releases 2015 Trailer
• Stream a Track From Terranova‘s Forthcoming New LP for Kompakt

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Shadow Child and T.Williams Announce 2×5 North American Tour
Machinedrum Drops DJ Rashad Collaboration, “Understand”
Robag Wruhme Returns to Pampa With His New EP, Shares Previews
Jayceeoh Releases New Single, “Jit Going Ham”

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• Kenny Glasgow leaves Art Department
Nicolas Jaar Preps His First Solo 12″ in Four Years
Lightning in a Bottle Presents The Lucent Temple of Consciousness Pre-Event on May 3rd
Kill Paris Showcases Yet Another Single, “Operate” ft. Royal, From His Debut Album, Galaxies Between Us

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One of the most exciting acts in dance music, Porter Robinson, has undoubtedly made strides in his career ever since he dropped his Worlds album. Now after an outstanding performance at Coachella over the weekend, he’s quick to the draw with a truly stunning remix of “The Thrill” by Nero, his fellow Coachella counterparts that also played a fantastic set out in the desert. For the remix, Porter traded the gritty bass-driven sounds for something more suitable for his own vibe – an intricate arrangement of ethereal atmospheres, mid-tempo rhythms, and striking, bubbly synths that break through like a bull through the hall.

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Miami seems to have a promising indie-electronic artist on its hands. The mysterious ØRKA has emerged with a handful of outstanding productions, but this vocal-laden song, “Tell Me,” is a favorite. This James Blake-esque producer opens up the track with chilling, airy atmospheres and gentle piano chords, before bringing in baritone vocals that lead you to dreamy saxophone melodies from Brian Bibb. As a whole, “Tell Me” is a melancholic, thought-provoking song that’ll keep you coming back for more. Stay tuned for more from ØRKA and pick up the free download for safe keeping.