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Zeds Dead‘s ‘WE ARE DEADBEATS VOL. 4’ is an Auditory Extravaganza
1 week ago

Zeds Dead‘s ‘WE ARE DEADBEATS VOL. 4’ is an Auditory Extravaganza

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It should come as no surprise that Zeds Dead have their fingers on the pulse of electronic music’s budding talent, and WE ARE DEADBEATS VOL. 4 is a 15-track, 55-minute indicator. This …
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Crywolf Breathes Life Into Latest Lullaby “beauty is not a need, it is an ecstasy [respirate]”
1 week ago

Crywolf Breathes Life Into Latest Lullaby “beauty is not a need, it is an ecstasy [respirate]”

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Crywolf‘s latest tryst with songstress Charity, “beauty is not a need, she is an ecstasy [respirate],” is an angelic ode to heartbreak: a regular motif found in his …
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Zeds Dead Debuts REZZ Collab at Deadbeats Chicago + More
2 weeks ago

Zeds Dead Debuts REZZ Collab at Deadbeats Chicago + More

John Smith, the security guard, cocked his head to the right — decoding the chicken scratch legitimizing my press credentials. “OZ,” he said. “They must be tonight’s opener or maybe …
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Mau5trap Manifests ‘We Are Friends, Vol. 9’ With HVDES, C.H.A.Y. + More
1 month ago

Mau5trap Manifests ‘We Are Friends, Vol. 9’ With HVDES, C.H.A.Y. + More

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On Friday the 13th, mau5trap blew the lid off its elusive, 23-track compilation: We Are Friends, Vol. 9. Since 2013, deadmau5‘s curated collection has been a catalyst for electro dynamos …
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GRiZ’s Ride Waves Tour Season Two [Event Recap]
2 months ago

GRiZ’s Ride Waves Tour Season Two [Event Recap]

A generous serving of drummers lined the stage at Chicago’s Navy Pier Festival Hall. Trumpeter Billy Aukstik, stage right. GRiZ‘s Grant Kwiecinski with his beloved sax, aloft. Kwiecinski’s psychedelic …
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UZ Brings the Heat With ‘Trapadelic Mix Vol. 2’
2 months ago

UZ Brings the Heat With ‘Trapadelic Mix Vol. 2’

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Quality Goods Records top dawg UZ unleashed the second installment of Trapadelic—a curated mix with sugar, spice and everything trap/future bass nice; the 60-minute Trapadelic Mix Vol. 2 is comprised of 45 songs that …
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Noizu Prescribes Tech House Candy “For Your Soul”
3 months ago

Noizu Prescribes Tech House Candy “For Your Soul”

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Los Angeles trailblazer Noizu—#HeatersOnly—finally trick-or-treated us to his 2019 EDC Las Vegas ID and Insomniac Records debut ditty “For Your Soul.” The single emanates the spirit animal of i_o‘s “Possession,” but …
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Ardalan’s ‘Mr. Good’ LP Turns the Tables on Tech House
3 months ago

Ardalan’s ‘Mr. Good’ LP Turns the Tables on Tech House

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San Francisco and Tehran tunesmith Ardalan dropped his 11-track debut LP, Mr. Good, via Dirtybird. Mr. Good subsumes visionary tech house, minimal/deep tech and drum and bass; simultaneously, …
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The Alchemy Tour Charms Chicago Ft. NGHTMRE, SLANDER, The Glitch Mob + More
4 months ago

The Alchemy Tour Charms Chicago Ft. NGHTMRE, SLANDER, The Glitch Mob + More

Sans The Blade 2.0, The Glitch Mob‘s edIT, Boreta and Ooah transported me to an abstruse abyss. They executed “Mind of a Beast” from 2014’s Love Death Immortality in the front …
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NGHTMRE and Grabbitz Go Ham on New Banger “Bruises”
4 months ago

NGHTMRE and Grabbitz Go Ham on New Banger “Bruises”

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Gud Vibrations co-founder NGHTMRE and Monstercat regular Grabbitz cast loose their electro-house/electro-funk track “Bruises” on Ultra Music. The introduction’s piano-driven melody overlays Grabbitz’s falsetto, which weeps affliction. Subsequently, its kick drum ramp-up …
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