In an attempt to “Derail The Reptile Revolution,” Clarian has slung together scintillating mini-album set to be released November 21st on LA imprint, Culprit. Featuring intergalactic tech and warp speed acid undertones, the project serves as a lethal reminder of our lurking lizard overlords. We premiere “Acid Moon” for you today in advance of the release, a hearty chunk of lunar goodness with an acid flair for the dark side of the moon. Enter Clarian’s universe with the below stream and keep your eyes peeled for the project’s release later this month.
The five songs, each with distinct personality, are inspired by California desert mirages, neon Hollywood glow and faded sunsets over the Pacific. Neo-Future meets vivid Retro Analogue dreams…David Lynch’s “Dune” with the ghost of Hunter S. Thompson fully present.
Cosmic post-disco joins slow-burn techno, adorned with bits of New Wave, futuristic acid house and layers of celestial melodies that make for one-of-a-kind journey through space and time.
The famed Culprit parties are back in proper form for their first underground affair of 2016. Together with Transmit, the well-respected LA-based label and event company is bringing us a night of house and techno with an all-star lineup featuring Ripperton, Sandrino, and residents Droog. Each of these artists hold their own, and have carved out their own places amongst a crowded artist landscape to cut through the noise and push quality, forward-thinking dance music. For tickets and more information, visit here. It’s bound to be a fantastic way to kick off the holiday weekend.
Recognize the name Ulf Bonde? You may remember him from a track, “Brother Piña,” that Justin Jay featured in his Desert Hearts Spring Festival live set (@ 1:29:45), but if you don’t, now is a great time to get familiar. Sweden’s Ulf is a brand new LA-based producer/DJ whose musical background consists of classical piano and choir singing. After moving to LA to go to USC a few years ago, and eventually becoming roommates with Justin Jay, he grew a strong affinity for underground dance music. In the midst of school and late weekend nights, Ulf took some time to carefully perfect his craft, but he’s now set for his debut release on September 28th, which happens to be on the trusted label, Culprit.
The first taste of his forthcoming EP, Blossom for Me, is the the title track. Soulful, deep, melodic, and groovy, the track has all of the key ingredients to mesmerize both casual listeners and a difficult dance floor, while also incorporating bits of acoustic guitar, trumpet and harp for a sophisticated touch. Check out the preview here, and stay tuned for the rest of the EP, along with a remix from Justin Jay.
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After providing a √+ closing set on the GDD™ x Insomniac WIDE AWAKE Art Car last Friday night at Electric Daisy Carnival in New York, MANIK has teamed up with Culprit newcomer, Burnski for the YJG EP — a solid package from the LA-based imprint featuring remixes from Laura Jones and Maxxi Soundsystem (my personal fav), which the collaborators handpicked themselves for the May 27th release. Preview the set below.
As summer winds down once again, we reflect on the sunny, daytime soirees that we attended over the past few months. Here in Los Angeles, one venue really stands out among the rest as the go-to spot for good music, beautiful babes, and a killer view — The Standard Hotel Rooftop in Downtown LA. Veterans of the 12th Floor, the LA-based label Culprit reigns supreme on Sundays from June to August, and they’ve put together 8 tracks from the label’s emerging talent to showcase and illuminate the overall vibe of their Summer Sessions events. Preview all 8 tracks below and pick up the release on October 8th. Continue Reading
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* Track of the Day: jozif – The Guitar Player (Dub Mix)
On July 30th, the spectacular Mexican duo, Climbers, released their most recent EP, 2 Come Back— the second release put out on the Los Angeles label, Culprit, after debuting their first EP back in May. “2 Come Back” is a great Deep House track and a product of an obvious industriousness in the studio from Jay Blakk and Kiko Deal. The EP features the original as well as 2 remixes from fellow South American up and comers, Fur Coat, and Hot Creations legend, Miguel Campbell, providing for one hell of a release. Today, the guys have put together a promo mix to accompany 2 Come Back, and it’s just the right temperature to get you through this Wednesday. Don’t sleep on these guys, folks. √+