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The picturesque and often sleepy city of Santa Barbara has recently produced some prominent acts in the likes of Seven Lions and Traveler. Shying away from the typical 4×4 house pattern, they’ve carved out their own unique styles of electronica. Justin Kleiner, another rising producer from Santa Barbara, has just released his Along The Way EP, and the ambient package is an impressive mixture of dramatic soundscapes and thematic drums that were prevalent in early M83 or Sigur Ros tracks. Kleiner has also drawn up a fine collection of artwork that’s tied in with the release that can be found on his site called Auxin. Grab the entire EP for free download below.

As part of his 5 city US tour, Vitalic will be stopping by the El Rey Theatre on March 25th for a very special DJ Set. The French producer brings a unique emotional component to electronic music, which other artists are unable to reproduce. Flashmob, his most recent release in 2009, represents his interpretation of disco, as well as a transition away from early sounds. Vitalic’s music is full of robotic synthesizers, as he prefers to use a vocoder on most tracks, to create a sound which “achieve[s] something strange, between reality and synthetic.” Don’t miss out on one of the most influential artists in electronic music today.

Ticket info + tunes after the jump!

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