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Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys Remixes

14 Nov

;”>Death Cab For Cutie has been releasing remixes off their upcoming remix EP of Codes and Keys, due out November 21nd. The first was the Cut Copy remix of Doors Unlocked and Open, which is just phenomenal in my opinion.

Death Cab For Cutie – Doors Unlocked and Open (Cut Copy Remix)

RAC has a knack for taking indie songs and pumping them up to sound a little more dancey, so it is no suprise Death Cab for Cutie looked to the Remix Artist Collective to remix the song Boys.

Death Cab For Cutie – Boys (RAC Remix)

Everything Dillon Francis touches turns to pure gold. This remix is no different. Dillon put his moombah-electro “Nu Jump Up” feel on the indie soon to be hit and the outcome is calmness and bliss into party and bass.

Death Cab For Cutie – Underneath the Sycamore (Dillon Francis Remix)

Keep an eye out for Death Cab‘s new album to be released on November 22nd, and keep up with the artist in the meanwhile follow them on Facebook & SoundCloud




19 Oct

The duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel of Saratoga Springs, NY make up PHANTOGRAM. PHANTOGRAM has a chillwave sound with spaced out synths, chopped up samples, and resounding vocals. Their new LP entitled Nightlife, which is really a mini LP of 6 songs, isn’t released until next week on iTunes, but going along with the latest trend of music they are streaming their new LP online for free. 

If you havent heard of PHANTOGRAM before I have a couple of suggestions for you to listen to before you listen to their new songs.

PHANTOGRAM Mouthful of Diamonds

PHANTOGRAM – When I’m Small



Lightning In A Bottle 2011

23 May

Los Angeles is home to a plethora of excellent music companies, but The Do LaB is certainly one that stands out amongst the rest. For more than a decade, their creative minds have been providing Southern California with a very unique service: creating an experience as an art form. Driven by a desire to challenge people’s preconceived notions of reality and what is 
possible, the countless hours of work and dedication of The Do LaB, has led to the gathering of thousands in celebration of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability and Life.

The Lightning In A Bottle Festival has found it’s home in the beautiful and inspiring environment of the Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado, CA (an hour South of LA), which is surrounded by rolling hills, lush Oak Trees, and reservoirs. Taking into account all that the festival has to offer in this natural setting is just one of the things that makes it a truly unique experience.

Music and Art are certainly the main attractions of the festival, but The Do LaB wanted to create a more worthwhile and beneficial opportunity for anyone who is willing to take the time to learn through their educational offerings such as speakers and workshops. If you are more musically inclined (as I am), you are set for a very memorable weekend with a vast array of artists including Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, MiM0SA, and the Lucent Dossier Experience, to name a few. I’ve also been dying to see some smaller acts such as Gladkill, Stephan Jacobs, and Love & Light.

As for Art, there will be a number of beautiful works ranging from large installations to paintings to crafts from vendors. There will also be a silent auction held for the benefit of The Do LaB’s non-profit organization, The Do ArT Foundation. I can’t wait to explore and discover all of the art featured at the festival!

These next few days will be painstakingly slow, as I am ecstatic to attend my first Lightning In A Bottle with WEST LA CNCT‘s own: Allione and Nathan Podshadley. Since the beginning of the festival over 10 years ago with only 200 attendees, it has definitely come a long way, and I am looking forward to watching it grow and develop further!

I want to wish everyone a safe and incredible weekend, we will see you there!


Check out the set times here and if you want to listen to something to get you ready for the dancing and shenanigans that will take place, the Sex Pixels have just the mix for you. They were the winners of a mix contest which got them an opening slot at the Bamboo stage Friday afternoon. Enjoy!


For more information and updates, check the Lightning In A Bottle website, facebook, and twitter!





Chill: Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross- Blacks

17 Mar

So, maybe you are not partaking in any St. Patrick’s Day festivities and you want to just chill. Well this would be the song for you. Mad Decent brought Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross aboard and they are definitely a good find. This song has some unique sounds and mellow vocals to make for a laid-back tune ready for some lovin’ through the speakers.

Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross- Blacks





8 Feb

I have recently been turned on to the music of Los Angeles based producer Will Wiesenfeld, also known under the moniker Baths. His music is an excellent combination of acoustic instruments and their electronic counterparts. It falls into no genre, yet incorporates the Los Angeles experimental/glitch/open-for-interpretation sound I love so much. Props to my buddy Alan for this discovery!

Baths- Lovely Bloodflow

Baths- Animals

Baths- ♥ (Daedelus’ Snorelaxed Remix)



Chillwave: Blackbird Blackbird

5 Feb

So maybe you’re not in the mood for house music today? Well, I have some chillwave to share. Mikey ‘Sanders’ Maramagis, aka Blackbird Blackbird, is a San Francisco native who makes some very unique and “chill” music. His sound is difficult to describe so I’ll leave it up to you to judge for yourself!

Blackbird Blackbird- Float On

Blackbird Blackbird- Pure


Check out this video!