Spring Awakening 2019 Headliners

Spring Awakening’s 2019 Headliners and Location Released

Chicagoland readers be aware, the Spring Awakening 2019 lineup is finally here. Well, some of it, anyway. Some would argue the best parts. In a new move as of this year, the lineup will be released in two parts. Today’s list of headliners, then another announcement with the remainder of...

L&T Records

New label L&T Recordings is run by Thom Carruthers. L&T has a lot to give to the electronic scene, I listened to a number of tracks from Probe 1 by LeWmk to the single Phase O matic by  Jules van Daniken, and one noticeable and clever production style it has...

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Get Bright and Shiny with Y-DAPT on Rock the Crowd

Happy Friday, everybody! If you're looking for something to get you hyped for the weekend ahead, you've come to the right place. This is Y-DAPT, who appears to be part-human, part...frog, maybe? This humanoid frog's been producing for about a year, who also dropped a brand new track recently, "Rock...

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The Funk Hunters and jackLNDN Got Minneapolis Dancing

The unlikely tour partners The Funk Hunters and jackLNDN descended on Minneapolis’ 7th Street Entry for an intimate and enthusiastic (especially for a Wednesday night) show this past week, and it was just the influx of love and dancing that I needed. Looking around throughout the show, it was obvious...

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Elderbrook had MK remix ‘Old Friend’ and it’s Fire

It's always a good day when we get a new MK remix. This time around, Elderbrook gets the full of heart and soul house rework of his most recent release, "Old Friend." (link to original) What was a kind of slow, marching, and dark affair is reborn at the hands...

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Lost My Mind with Alison and Dillon at The Armory

When Alison Wonderland and Dillon Francis announced a new song and joint tour, I thought, "That's going to be rowdy." When I showed up at the Armory for their stop in Minneapolis last weekend, the crowd proved me quite right. The Armory is Minneapolis' newest venue, a welcome addition, and...

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Kayzo Doesn’t Want You to be “Alone”

If you ever wondered how long it would take for somebody to bridge the gap between electronic music and metal's guitar-driven power, Kayzo is here to tell you that the wait is over. On his new track "Alone" released yesterday on Welcome Records, Kayzo teams up with New Hampshire's Our...

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Paul Blackford

This is one of those times where listening to a producer who has such a diverse range of influences is so satisfying. Paul Blackford manages to tie it all together with such precision that listening to his Deploy Strategic Reinforcement is totally pure and a fresh change. When you hear...

Electric Forest 2019

Electric Forest Reveals The 2019 Lineup

Once again, Christmas came early courtesy of the fine folks at Madison House: The 2019 Electric Forest lineup is here! Before we delve into that, allow me to remind those of you with loyalty codes from previous Forests that the presale starts TOMORROW, December 5th at 12 pm ET. Be...

GESAFFELSTEIN RESET

Clear My Schedule, There’s New Gesaffelstein

In his first original release in six years, Gesaffelstein appears to be in the same foreboding, dark place as he was when he left us with Aleph. Which is precisely where we need and want him to be. It's not as if he's been idle this whole time; he collaborated...