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
As part of 2013 Forward Festival in DC, PAN label head Bill Kouligas sat down for a Q&A session before his set at Tropicalia; about a dozen people were in attendance to hear Kouligas speak. In the time since 2013, Kouligas and PAN have widened the scope of their sound and broadened their fan base with cutting edge, critically acclaimed albums from Objekt, Lee Gamble, and M.E.S.H. among others. The
Future bass, future R&B, future trap. New genres that promise the world some kind of glimpse into what the future will look like in dance music keep popping up. It’s a strange notion because one would argue that these are the current waves of pop; what was once “future” is our “now.” So while we comb through the sea of newer producers who follow in the footsteps of this aesthetic
Hotel Garuda, the duo who’s been blowing up the house scene between their high profile remixes and placements at festivals like Splash House and Electric Daisy Carnival, is once again staking their claim. This time, it’s on your Best of Summer 2016 playlist on Spotify with their take on Kaskade and Felix Cartal‘s “Fakin’ It.” The remix, which showcases many of the elements found in past Hotel Garuda productions like
Nina Las Vegas has been on a tear in 2016. Last year the tastemaking Australian DJ left the powerhouse radio station Triple J to concentrate on her new label, NLV Records, and her own production work. This year will see NLV put out music from fellow Australian producers Swick, Strict Face, and Air Max ’97 in addition to Nina Las Vegas’s own Ezy Or Never EP released this past April.