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!
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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
It’s heating up which means it’s extremely important to be able to cool down. Beat the heat with these aquatic speakers from AT&T that shoot water and light to the beat of your favorite tunes. We’ve got a punchtab setup below where we want to know which song you would bump on these bad boys…should you win!! Best answer will get shipped this box set after we announce the winner this Sunday at 5 PM. So what are you waiting for! Brainstorm away and choose wisely…
We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Do LaB to bring you a special edition of our guest mix series featuring San Francisco’s Giraffage! As a bedroom producer-turned-touring act, he has established a strong online presence to cultivate a respected reputation for his dreamy future bass beats. Now with Giraffage‘s fantastic guest mix featuring everything from Canblaster to Kaytranada and some unreleased tunes of his own, you can enjoy a proper preview for his show at the KING KING this Friday, January 17th (Tickets).
This year, The Do LaB has made a commitment to feature more new and diverse music and artists for their fans at their shows. With bookings like Giraffage, Darkside, Blockhead, Teen Daze, and Papadosio, amongst others, they’re already on their way to making 2014 one of their best years yet.
The Do LaB Presents Giraffage (1/17) info and GDD™ Guest Mix tracklist after the jump…
Winter is a strangely curious season. The sun retreats to the southern hemisphere more frequently, the darkness consumes you much earlier than you are prepared to accept, and the emotionally numbing temperatures lead you on a search for things that make you feel something more. Someone to share these dark times with, something potent to spark up, or sounds that reach out to your inner being in ways that vivacious summer anthems can not. Tropicool has come to be known for his sensational summer motif but instead steps into his winter onesie to bring you a compilation mix of sounds that are meant to be shared, be it with good company or something rolled up, to help guide you through the winter season. The warm crackle of a fire, a stiff glass of whiskey, the stench of fresh pine, your favorite pair of wool socks, and Long Drags & Winter Shags Vol. 2.
For those looking to reminisce, Volume 1 is also available to stream.
As if Halloweekend couldn’t get any more action packed, Day of the Dead as presented by HARD is a mere day away. Returning this year in two day fashion with even more heavy hitters on the bill than years past, this years festival will be another ground breaking year for its patrons. With Day Two completely sold out, your opportunity to be apart of this years history is rapidly fading away! Saturday single day, as well as two day passes, are moving quick as the window of opportunity narrows. Check out our top 5 reasons for attending and join us as we burn Los Angeles to the ground at LA State Historic Park this weekend. Continue Reading
Remix Artist Collective began with the best intentions, to combine multiple musical minds in order to create the best possible sound but rapidly became focused on the Remix, as one Artist rapidly established his name in the industry. André Allen Anjos’ paved the way for the premiere of his debut EP, “Don’t Talk To,” with an internet trail of popular remixes, but boldly presents a sound to call his own in the first original work to bear his name. With the release of the EP on Cherrytree Records we got the chance to sit down with the artist known as RAC in their office’s over at Interscope. Continue Reading
We begin September with a very special edition of our guest mix series featuring the virtuosic producer known as Max Cooper. As one of Resident Advisor’s top live acts of 2012, he is known for his all-original sets that span from sublime melody-driven soundscapes to glitchy techno. His guest mix embodies this diverse, fine-tuned style that is both emotive and ethereal on a fundamental level. Max has included tons of unreleased tracks, so have a listen for an inside look on his future material. (tracklist after the jump)
In addition to the mix, we were able to catch up with him about his experience making music while getting his PhD in genetics, the best advice he has received, what he likes to drink and more. Read his responses and check out his upcoming tour dates after the jump.
This has been a strong summer for UK based Alex Metric, who’s spent his time touring all over the world playing out the biggest festivals in the industry to collaborating with some of the biggest names in the game for his new hit single. His unpredictable and insatiable sets at HARD Summer were some of our staff favorites and quite the musical expeditions. With roots and influences spread throughout the early days of the electronic industry, his eclectic taste and style surely shines through in his music. For those who haven’t had a chance to catch Alex this summer be sure to checkout his latest August DJ Mix and without further adieu:
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On a promising ascent in the underground, the UK duo known as Psychemagik has built a name around sensational disco and psychedelic edits, obscenely vast record collections, beautiful production work and transcendent mixtape journeys. After the release their recent, critically acclaimed, Magik Sunrise compilation in May and a host of remixes for the likes of Haim, Boy George, Bryan Ferry and Mirror People, they are back this Summer with 12 shows and festival dates booked across the USA and Canada. In celebration of their tour, Psychemagik has delivered an astounding GDD™ Guest Mix packed with infectious grooves and peak-time energy that will leave you searching for track IDs as the tracklist has been kept secret. Listen/download the mix below and see if they’re playing in a city near you after the jump.