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Gramatik Live in Urbana, IL on 3/3

Gramatik Live in Urbana, IL on 3/3

The last time EDM sensation Gramatik performed in Champaign-Urbana, he was tearing up Oregon Street at the 2015 ILL Rock Block Party. The 31-year-old Slovenian artist is slated for his return to The Canopy Club this Thursday, March 3. Known for his mixture of electro thumps and hip-hop beats, Gramatik recently finished his new album Epigram and will...
Goldlink - The Gold Complex (Album)

Goldlink – The Gold Complex (Album)

DMV rapper Goldlink prefaces his debut with a single quote: “The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God.” Breaking down conventional boundaries between EDM and hip-hop on The Gold Complex, he calls his music “future bounce,” a unique cacophony of bounces, jumps, and high-tempo flows....
Model Melt - Fuzzbox

Model Melt – Fuzzbox

Model Melt is an 18 year old up-coming artist in the electronic music scene. While you may not have heard of him, his talents in combination of funk, glitch and disco are to be marveled at. His new release “Fuzzbox” is the newest addition to his already impressive library of tracks and is sure to get...
Ratchet - Love Freq

Ratchet – Love Freq

Andrew C, also known as Ratchet, is a musical virtuoso and his varied musical background shines through his productions. “Love Freq” is no exception. This bass-driven glitch-hop track maintains a funky rhythm with eclectic samples and perfectly matched drumbeats. Like Ratchet’s Facebook page so you can access his releases for free and stay in touch. Expect more...
Minnesota - Equinox Mix

Minnesota – Equinox Mix

Never failing to please his fans, Minnesota was generous enough to unleash a promotional “Equinox” mix just before the release of his new EP. This rad blend contains seven original and remixed tracks, including two off his EP, “Bloom” and “Totem.” He’s known for taking his listeners on a melodic journey rather than just blasting...
Keys n Krates - Treat Me Right

Keys n Krates – Treat Me Right

In 2008, Adam Tune, David Matisse, and Flowinksy formed the hip-hop influenced electronic trio known as Keys n Krates. Their latest track “Treat Me Right” is an awesome blending of trap music and groovier electronic sounds. The track juxtaposes the standard noisy trap music setup, but maintains sexy synth samples over it all. This is their...
Kill Paris - To A New World EP

Kill Paris – To A New World EP

Having just finished a nationwide tour with Big Gigantic, the Los Angeles producer Kill Paris, né Corey Baker, is continuing his year with much promise today, as he’s released his newest EP via Skrillex’s OWSLA. The masterpiece, To A New World has several KP originals, along with an extremely eclectic set of remixes to those originals....
Gramatik - Bluestep (2012 Recap Video)

Gramatik – Bluestep (2012 Recap Video)

Fresh off the news that  he’s severed ties with Pretty Lights Music, Gramatik releases a back-to-basics, funky electronic bombshell. “Bluestep” is the first release off his upcoming EP The Age of Reason, and is an exciting return to Gramatik’s original style. The video is a well-made, chronicling the absurd extent to which Gramatik toured this past year....