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Philco’s latest track has it all: compelling percussion, a bouncy bassline, and both a vocal and melodic synthesized hook that won’t leave you hanging. But perhaps the DC-based DJ/Producer’s greatest stroke of artistic genius is his track arrangement — Philco transitions between sections in the track seamlessly. One of the most considerable challenges producers face is retaining the listener’s attention for the duration of the track, and Philco fares well in this regard. Listen to

Citizen Boy
The excellent Gqom Oh! label returned in July with its third release titled Gqom Oh! X Crudo Volta Mixtape.  The Durban, South Africa based label specializes the emerging Gqom genre, combining slow motion house with intricate polyrhythms and stark, undulating synth pads.  One of many highlights from their latest mixtape is “Indaba Ka Bani Besibenuza” from Mafia Boyz member Citizen Boy.  The track dives deep, propelled by a crumpled kick

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Nothing amps my week more than to premiere THE WARHORSE’s glorious redux of the 2011 The Weeknd’s hit, “High for This.” For this Los Angeles based synthwave/electroclash band, it is nothing short of courageous to successfully make a banger rendition of one of the top pop songs of this decade. Their rendition sounds completely fresh and different from the original: wrangling in their influences of 80s party pop, thrashy garage

Night Bass
Out on the West Coast, the Night Bass sound is taking over.  The Los Angeles party and record label have gained a strong reputation through their dependably solid release schedule and high profile events.  Their sound, one that mixes the swing of UK garage with the bombast of big room house with an additional injection of heavy low end, has proven to be an infectious party starter all around the

Manatee Commune
Grant Eadie, aka Manatee Commune, is a multi-instrumentalist and a one-man band extraordinaire, featured on the likes of KEXP and NPR’s All Songs Considered. His style emcompasses whimsical and pleasant, chill out electronic music that captivates audiences around the world. I had the chance to catch up with him before he commenced his “Sink or Swim” tour of the United States. His upcoming album, Manatee Commune, will be released on