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

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

KASIM’s futuristic single, “Veil,” is abstract art featuring downtempo synthscapes, and minimalist, despondent vocals. KASIM is self-described as, “Art from robots with fractal souls.” Their music is recommended for fans of Trentemøller and Apparat. The music video for “Veil,” produced by AG Film Corp, is an inexplicable music video riddled with more questions than answers. Even more cryptic is the puzzling description of their music video, “Shot in 2042 inside

Sky H1
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