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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...

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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...

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Rufus Du Sol Live at First Avenue

On a chilly Tuesday in November, Rufus Du Sol brought the warmth of Sydney and feels-a-plenty of their music to First Avenue’s mainroom in Minneapolis. They also brought a fantastic billing of support to open for them. (Photo gallery for those who prefer) I got tied up at will call...

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Prepare for Hypnosis: Marley Carroll’s Flight Patterns Out Today

There's a new album out today by a music producer you're unfamiliar with, which you will happily remedy by the time you're done reading this article. That producer, Marley Carroll, has built a nice little nest at the intersection of Bonobo and Tycho, in a more upbeat neighborhood of Ulrich Schnauss. It’s quite...

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Gorgon City Tears It Up at First Avenue

If I were to ask you to come up with the makings of a party atmosphere, you probably wouldn’t respond with ‘Minneapolis on a Wednesday night’ in your first thousand answers. It might impress you, then, to know that Wednesday in Minneapolis is exactly where Gorgon City’s party played out....