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Thom Yorke DJ Set @ Low End Theory L.A.

16 Mar

Check out this video of Thom Yorke’s DJ set at the Los Angeles Low End Theory from last Wednesday, March 9th!

 

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Flying Lotus- Caravan of Delight (Original Mix)

28 Feb

Toks just threw up an awesomely funky Breakbot beat off the latest Ed Banger compilation.  Although the compilation features fresh tracks by many French heavy hitters, it closes with a brand new production by Los Angeles’ very own surrealist and visionary, Flying Lotus.  “Caravan of Delight” slides the listener into a dream-like world of odd chords and shifting rhythm.  Steven Ellison is developing a sound that no one, perhaps other than Thom Yorke, has been able to replicate.  (Give “Cosmogramma” and “King of Limbs” a listen and judge for yourself).

Flying Lotus- Caravan of Delight (Original Mix)

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Baths

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

Bonus:
Baths- ♥ (Daedelus’ Snorelaxed Remix)

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Friday Bangers! (Breakdown, Porter Robinson, Benny Benassi)

5 Nov

Breakdown is a duo of brothers represent lovely Los Angeles. They are relatively new to the electronic scene and are definitely making a name for themselves with some new releases! As for the video, I wish I could have witnessed the astronauts and robot walking down Hollywood Boulevard haha. Here’s the song to the video!

Breakdown- Pet Monster (Original Mix)***

I have two more bangers for you all! The first is a new one from the up and coming Porter Robinson that you might remember from a post a couple of weeks back. The second is a brand new remix from the great Benny Benassi with his signature crunchy synths!

Porter Robinson & Lazy Rich Ft. Sue Cho- Hello (Original Mix)***

Nicki Minaj ft. Will.I.Am- Check It Out (Benny Benassi Remix)

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Mansions On The Moon

3 Nov

Mansions On The Moon is a new up and coming group of three artists, Lane Shaw and Ben Hazlegrove (of Pnuma Trio), along with singer/songwriter, Ted Wendler. Currently, they are working on a debut album in Los Angeles and are announcing its release, along with tour dates, early next year. They released a remix album, Paradise Falls, presented by Diplo and DJ Benzi, which can be streamed and downloaded here. Mansions On The Moon’s musical capabilities have a lot of potential with their electronic sound, unique from any other, combined with aesthetically pleasing atmospheric vocals. They are certainly a group to look out for in the future! Here’s a taste of their remix album…

Mansions On The Moon- Satellite (MotM x Deadmau5)

Mansions On The Moon- Glimpse of the Future (Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang Remix)

Here’s a cool music video of theirs’, definitely worth watching…

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Indie Rock: Young The Giant, The Holidays

27 Oct

Young The Giant, formerly known as the Jakes, just released their first self-titled album. Although this blog is based primarily in Los Angeles, my hometown is Newport Beach, California, and that just happens to be where Young The Giant wrote their first and latest effort. All five members of the band had gotten together and lived in a house by the ocean. Their “beachy” environment seems to have had great influence on the album in that, “A lot of the ideas on the record spawned from our time there—that concept of eternal summer, of youthfulness,” said Gadhia, the lead vocalist. Their sound definitely resonates with a summer vibe similar to Jack Johnson. These guys definitely deserve a listen! (downloads below video)

Young The Giant- Strings***

Young The Giant- My Body

From a much farther place than Newport Beach from Los Angeles (a 45 minute drive away), a band called, The Holidays, are from a place thousands of miles away: Australia. The land from down under has been putting out some great artists along with The Holidays such as The Temper Trap who have made quite a buzz in the States this past year. The Holidays have been around since 2006, but are only recently gaining international notoriety with their newest release, Post Paradise, which came out last month. Much like Young The Giant, The Holidays have an up-beat summer vibe but with an added tropical twist. I’ve listened to their latest album multiple times through and I have a couple notable songs to share with all of you!

The Holidays- Golden Sun***

The Holidays- 6AM

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Anthems! (Laidback Luke, Nervo)

20 Oct

Swedish House Mafia’s “One” was definitely one of the biggest, if not the biggest, anthems of the summer. The unique melody and epic organ-like sounds used in it make it easily distinguishable from any other song. The famous Laidback Luke has taken those same sounds, mixed them with another classic anthem, resulting in “Show Me One”. I’m sure you can tell by the title what that song might be…

Swedish House Mafia- Show Me One (Laidback Luke Bootleg)

Also, here’s a newly released remix of a vocal house anthem by a female duo, from London, called Nervo. I could easily see the crowd erupting if this was dropped in the Coliseum at the massive Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles!

Nervo ft. Ollie James- Irresistible (TV Rock Vocal Mix) (wait for 2nd vocal part)

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