LA-based Alt-Pop band Madyx is headed-up by singer/songwriter/guitarist Michelle Blanchard with Pablo Martins on guitar and Dakota Issacson on drums. Madyx’s “Girl Boy” is an undeniably catchy track featuring strong vocals, compelling drums and instrumentals, and substantive lyrics that have a deeper meaning than the lyrics you typically hear on the radio. In an email exchange, Blanchard told me that “Girl Boy” started with one line: “I never had a girlfriend

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When we heard Auckland, New Zealand artist RQ’s “Roof Jumping” track off of his debut album, Solid Ground LP, on Blu Mar Ten Music, we were immediately overcome by the chill vibes. The track starts with peaceful audio samples and lush pads. The breakbeat drums are introduced very tastefully and when the meat of the drums are in the track, they aren’t overwhelming. The arrangement over the course of the track

When I received this promo from Brooklyn’s Big Voyage (aka Elias Ravin) and his sound was compared to Warp Records artists Luke Vibert, Plaid, Clark, and Autechre, my curiosity was piqued. I’m currently undertaking a project to listen through Warp Records’ entire discography, so I’ve become well-acquainted with the previously mentioned artists and the Warp sound is carving a special place in my mind. Big Voyage’s “Jellyfish Bloom (Part 3)”

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LA-based artist Kan Wakan (aka Gueorgui Linev) put out “Indigo” a little over a week ago. “Indigo” reminds me of a Thundercat–Moon Boots hybrid track with several other flavor notes in there. Elle Olsun’s vocals fit well in this track. If this is where electronic jazz is going in the future, I would be pleased.

Blisspop is giving away two (2) pairs of tickets to see Cold Cave with Black Marble and Choir Boy at Black Cat on Saturday, June 16! You can participate by emailing your favorite Cold Cave track to info [at] blisspop [dot] com and two winners will be selected randomly. We’ll pick winners at 12 pm on Saturday, June 16, announcing them shortly thereafter. Show info: Saturday, June 16 – Cold Cave, Black Marble, Choir Boy: $15 Adv/ $18