A Dark, Moody, and Better Steve Angello

Last April, when I was on my way to Coachella, I received an email from Steve Angello's PR people recommending I catch his set, promising a drastically changed sound and a much darker tone. Despite that promise, I held onto the formula of Steve Angello = Big Room, which does...

New Bicep Will Make You Want to Glue Your Headphones to Your Ears

The boys of Bicep are back with the second single titled "Glue" off their upcoming self-title debut LP, a tight breakbeat loop that layers a perfect balance of stuttered and swooning synths, followed by a heavenly vocal line. The track serves to illustrate their understanding of the history of their...

filous will get you in Knots

The young Austrian producer filous is back with another perfectly sublime summer track along with an announcement of more new music.  'Knots' fits right in with the rest of his catalog with trop-ish synths and rounded but heavier beats, and features the equally pretty vocals of newcomer klei. Again, this...

Electric Forest 2017 Preview

It's that time again, Forest Fam. Time to shine yer dancin shoes, gather your prancing friends, and get yourself advancing to Electric Forest. It's two weekends before, and whether you're weekend one, weekend two, or weekend both, there's a lot to keep you busy throughout your four days of adventure....

Summer is Here Because Lane 8

The passing of time can be measured in minutes or minutes, sure, but all the cool kids know each season doesn't start until we have a Lane 8 mix to soundtrack it. Daniel Goldstein, aka Lane 8, has been on a tear since the 2015 release of his debut LP, 'Rise,'...

Floor It: Danger Mouse “Chase Me” feat Run the Jewels & Big Boi

Danger Mouse just dropped the best worst driving song, possibly ever. It's at least on par with Ministry's 'Jesus Built My Hotrod.' Best because you will want to drive in the way you've always wanted to, fast as hell, shredding around corners, like it's stolen and on fire and you've...

Coachella 2017: Music, Jedi, and a Sad Potato Chip

Rather than a self-serving play by play of my weekend bouncing around Empire Polo Fields from show to show, "I saw DJ Shadow and he killed it, and then we went to see Little Dragon, and she looked and sounded amazing, etc." For the record, he did kill it and she...

“I’m Juiced” by Adam Vida Will Cure What Ails You

I owe a huge amount of gratitude to Big Wild for including Adam Vida's "I'm Juiced" in one of his playlists on Spotify. Without him, I wouldn't have this strangely infectious, potently motivational track to get me through a shitty, inundated by minutia Monday morning. If you're familiar with Mr....

Find a New You at Lightning in a Bottle 2017

Direction and Distance and Degrees Every unit of measure has a reference built into it, a degree or distance, for example, from a certain arbitrary point. The point of reference for a ruler is zero, so an inch is not just the distance between two points, but the distance from...

Hudson Mohawke Epicifies Lo Moon’s Loveless

If you’re ever in the market for an epic soundtrack to your life, look no further than Hudson Mohawke’s catalog. He can make climbing a flight of stairs feel like you’re on top of the world and throw your hands up like Rocky once you take that last step. His...