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Panel Releases Their First Compilation LP Featuring the Best of London’s Underground Producers

After the closing of London’s Fabric nightclub, I momentarily questioned the city’s dance music scene. Was this the first domino to fall? Scandals relating to drug abuse are sadly not rare, though shutting the venue down abruptly wasn’t the answer. Of course, looking back I was foolish to react with such pessimism; thanks to the […]

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Kaytranada closes the year at The Novo with exhilarating dance party

Los Angeles ended the year with many bangs. Kaytranada‘s sold out show at The Novo was a breath of fresh sounds easing the commotions of the year about to end. The young Montreal-based Hatian Canadian producer has a unique way to blend hits and beats, quickly growing from Soundcloud to live superstar. Hip Hop producer Lou […]

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Cruel Youth at The Echo
Cruel Youth shone up at The Echo, steals night with exquisite performance — KIIARA headlines with a lot of audio magic

Teddy Sinclair (fka Natalia Kills) is killing it with her new project Cruel Youth. The all-female three-piece band fronted by Sinclair and co-produced by her husband, Willy Moon, was a smash hit last Thursday at The Echo in Los Angeles. The show was sold-out, with rising pop star KIIARA headlining the evening — but Cruel […]

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Photos: Fool’s Gold Day Off jumps off at Shrine LA with A$AP Rocky, Pusha-T, A-Trak and more

Fool’s Gold Records began Fool’s Gold Day Off as a simple parking lot party in Soho, New York several years ago and it has since blown up to be one of the most badass hip-hop and electronic music festivals on the map. The annual music extravaganza went off this past weekend is coming to  at Shrine LA (Outdoors) with unbeatable performances […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
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Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo” Video for the Win! A Must-See

Seriously, Bomba Estéreo for the win! Colombia’s Bomba Estéreo’s new video for “Soy Yo” is easily one of the best videos we’ve seen in 2016. Featuring a sassy and fiercely confident young little Latina, who kind of reminds us of “Yo soy Betty, la fea” (aka Ugly Betty). Despite her quirky style (Crocs and all), […]

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Boots — Aquaria
Watch Boots’ animated video for “C.U.R.E.” — LA date at The Echo Nov. 19

From underground club beats, to hip hop, r&b and more, Boots has primed us with a most pleasing selection of teasers from his forthcoming full-length album, AQUARIA. After sharing enticing tracks “C.U.RE.”, “I Run Roulette”, “Bombs Away”, and a short film (Motorcycle Jesus) which featured five of his songs, Boots has now revealed the animated […]

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Hot Artist Alert: LA’s Ghost Loft soothes and grooves, listen to new single “The Otherside”

Straight out of  Koreatown, Los Angeles comes the dynamic artist known as Ghost Loft. Spreading those feel-good electronic chill vibes, Ghost Loft (aka Danny Choi) delivers a sound that is both smooth and sensual, as well as bold and anthemic. Weaving electronic beats with vibrant synths over his soft-spoken vocals, Ghost Loft’s sound will take you […]

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Alice Russell and The Seshen serve a powerful dose of soul at the Skirball

Bringing that sultry soul to the Skirball Cultural Center, British soul singer Alice Russell put on a grooving performance this past Friday at the Skirball. Despite the many technical issues that occurred during Russell’s performance (sound going out), the songbird kept her cool by laughing it off which was pleasant and reassuring to her audience. Commanding the attention […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
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MØ, De Lux and Holychild get the party started for Culture Collide at Echoplex

Getting the party started right for Culture Collide weekend, the Echoplex hosted three incredible performances this past Thursday. MØ, De Lux and Holychild all took the stage and absolutely killed it. Headlining the evening was the sultry Danish song-bird, MØ (aka Karen Marie Ørsted). With a powerful performance, the crowd was treated to songs from […]

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Massive Attack at Greek Theatre: Masterfully blending mood with multi-media

The lights in the house went down as the lights on the complex network of LED screens on the stage became illuminated. Messages and suggestions were delivered to us in a music induced awakening of the senses in an attempt by the band to jolt our consciousness. There is a sudden chill in the air […]

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Win tickets to MØ with De Lux at the Echoplex

The sultry Danish singer-songwriter MØ (aka Karen Marie Ørsted) returns to Los Angeles with a headlining performance at the Echoplex on Thursday, Oct 16. This highly anticipated performance was originally scheduled to be held at the brand new Regent Theatre (that latest music venture from the Mitchell Frank / Spaceland Presents family), but while the new […]

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Flying Lotus teams up with Kendrick Lamar for new track “Never Catch Me”

Flying Lotus has shared the first single from his upcoming new album, You’re Dead, due October 7 on Warp Records. The new single titled “Never Catch Me” features Flying Lotus’ signature psychedelic beats, along with the vocals of Kendrick Lamar. Fly Lo has always been a part of the underground / indie scene, but it […]

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Pea Soup and silly music making with Beardyman at the Roxy

Last night, Beardyman, aka Darren Foreman, took over the The Roxy Theater in West Hollywood with a crowded room and an enthusiastic audience. He did well bringing a bit of a dance party to the venue. Beardyman performed in his own crazy or self described “silly” way. I spoke with him earlier last week over […]

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