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Machinedrum’s (a.k.a. Travis Stewart) most recent project is a joyful reflection of the composer’s emotional state. According to Stewart, Human Energy reflects “a period of great change in my life. I moved across the country to a new city, I proposed to the girl of my dreams, I moved into a new house, bought a brand new computer and set off to write a new album.” The album also echoes

In an age of relentless copycats, it has become increasingly rare to find an artist who stays true to their craft while still improving with every release. Nicolas Jaar began his musical career being lauded as a wunderkind of sorts; the critical darling of dance and indie publications alike, at the age of 17, with the release of The Student EP on Wolf + Lamb Records in 2008. Since then,

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