Fire: Odesza Live

Odesza has been a regular part of my life for the past four years, cultivating a kind of slick mystique with unorthodox samples and syncopated rhythms while providing a sonic background for quite a few ups and downs. They’ve shifted from producing mostly remixes to mostly original material and from a live duo into a […]

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Pretty Lights Spins Up Rainbows and Waterfalls

…But it’s not a Lisa Frank title or even an underhanded reference to the pastel rainbow unicorn maestro. No, it’s actually a reference to the source material for the a new Pretty Lights tracks, a sample pulled from Shuggie Otis’ 1971 classic soul track ‘Strawberry Letter 23.’ If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Derek […]

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Electric Forest Drops 2018 Dates and a Wish Machine

Electric Forest dropped a couple announcements today, including dates for 2018 which will repeat the two distinct weekend approach that they introduced in 2017, as well as a little something extra. The festival will take place on the third and fourth weekend of the month, on June 21-24 and June 28-July 1, 2018. Just as in 2017, some artists […]

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Phantogram plays the State Fair

I feel compelled to post a warning ahead of this that warns the reader about the content and how it will be outside of the norm in terms of concert reviews and this blog. But these things need to be covered, so I’ll just leave this here… If you’re just here for the pretty pictures: […]

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filous will get you in Knots

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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 track couldn’t get any more […]

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