Things I Don't Smoke Artwork
Melbourne-based artist Gobblebit meshed together several different genres in his new track, “Things I Don’t Smoke.” The track starts off with an 80s-style bassline that reminds the listener of “Blue Monday.” At the 0:26 mark, Gobblebit brings in a French-touch / Daft Punkesque lead synth that warms the listener up for the massive old school-rave style acid synth that comes in at 0:52. Over the course of the track, Gobblebit develops

Confused John Travolta in a record store
In April 2017, the German company Fraunhofer IIS announced that it was terminating patents related to the MP3 file format. The news was incorrectly reported as the “Death of the MP3,” as if all MP3s will stop working once Fraunhofer pulls a giant lever in their office building. Obviously, this was not the case — a year later MP3s are easily still the most downloaded digital music consumed. The story

Chris Kelly and Casey Embert at the Writer's Roundtable
On Friday, March 30 2018, we held a Writer’s Roundtable with our guest music writer panelists Chris Kelly (The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Fact Magazine) and Casey Embert (Washington City Paper). In a little under an hour, Chris and Casey covered music journalism topics including: How to balance positive and negative reviews Ethical standards in writing Appropriate ways to reach out to artists as members of the media What goes into

The Italian-born, Los Angeles based DJ and producer Marcello De Angellis, better known under his stage name Birdee, has slowly been gaining traction over the past couple of years in the nu-disco world for his soul and boogie-infused tracks. His newest release, “Why Don’t You,” is being released as part of the second volume of LAMP/PUZL Records’ “SPECTRUMS” compilation series, which is advertised in the label’s words as a series

On March 21st, DC became the center stage of two big events – one of the worst snow storms of the season and a DJ set by Mura Masa. The Grammy-nominated Mura Masa took the Flash stage with his friends Brooklyn-based “The Range” and DC-based “Indiginis.” Despite the weather conditions, promoter Nü Androids saw one of its largest crowds at Flash yet. Alex Crossan, better known as “Mura Masa,” hails from