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Loud Luxury X Shoffy – Villians

Loud Luxury and Shoffy’s “Villains” is right up my alley when it comes to deep house; the ultra-smooth vibes are right for a neon-drenched festival stage as much as they are for a black-tie cocktail party. I mean, I’ve never been to a black-tie cocktail party per-se, but I imagine “Villains” would fit right in […]

Midoca – Never Coming Down (feat. Lost Boy Crow)

Midoca’s music is all about mood and emotion, and he nails it once again with this one. Not wanting to come down, from anything, is probably one of the greatest desires of mankind throughout all of human history right? Think about it, just the concept of “never coming down” touches on the great fact that […]

A-Trak (feat. Phantogram) – Parallel Lines (BLU J Remix)

The resurgence of 80s music tropes has coincided perfectly with my recent transition to life on the coast. Something about the combination of modern synths and stripped-down drum machines taps into the opposition of dry heat and cool breeze during the summer. In the past month, ABRA’s “CRYBABY” and Autumn In June’s “HEROin KIDZ” in […]

Virtual Riot (feat. Madi) – Flutter

Take note, children; Moving Castle are on a serious roll and it’s not totally due to their music. Sure, the posi future-bass tunes as of late have struck a chord with listeners (100k SoundCloud plays is the worst-case scenario around these parts), but this LA-based label has managed to create a culture with p u […]

Fjord – Hey Hey My My (Neil Young cover)

On the surface, a cover song seems like a slam dunk concept. You release an (presumably) already well written and nicely arranged song by an artist with an (presumably) established fan base, sit back, and watch your followers skyrocket. It’s just that simple! But nope. Most bands will tell you, it’s mostly a challenge not […]