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Ryan Hemsworth - Still Awake EP

Ryan Hemsworth – Still Awake EP

Who’s Ryan Hemsworth? He is a Canadian-born DJ and producer whose successful 2012 EP’s Kitsch Genius and Last Words have been progressively gaining more and more attention. Originally a member of the WEDIDIT collective, Hemsworth’s young solo career stands out as both vibrant and refreshing in the current electronic market that seems to produce repetitive track structures and...
The Jet Age of Tomorrow - The Jellyfish Mentality (Mixtape)

The Jet Age of Tomorrow – The Jellyfish Mentality (Mixtape)

Odd Future affiliates Matt Martian and Hal Williams, known better by the cognomen The Jet Age of Tomorrow, released their first mixtape since 2011 entitled The Jellyfish Mentality. As described in our post on the single “On!” the duo clearly approaches this sophomore album with a more sinister undercurrent than their first album The Journey to the 5th...
The Jet Age of Tomorrow - On!

The Jet Age of Tomorrow – On!

The Jet Age of Tomorrow, comprised of Hal Williams and The Internet’s Matt Martian are a subgroup of Odd Future that originally sparked fan interest in 2011 with their second album The Journey to the 5th Echelon. Before Frank Ocean and The Internet, the duo was the outlying soul of Wolf Gang, treating listeners to expressive jives and easy-listening melodies. The band’s first...
Contest: Win Tickets to Infected Mushroom in Chicago, IL on 3/09

Contest: Win Tickets to Infected Mushroom in Chicago, IL on 3/09

This Saturday, March 9th, Infected Mushroom‘s Fungus Amongus Tour will be invading the House of Blues in Chicago, IL. Also performing will be Nordjs and Randy Seidman. The 17+ event opens its doors at 8pm. Electronic dance music mega-legends, Infected Mushroom, are best known as the sonic innovators of the “Psychedelic (Psy) Trance” genre. Twice ranked amongst the world’s “10 Best...
Avicii - Three Million (Your Love Is So Amazing) ft. Negin

Avicii – Three Million (Your Love Is So Amazing) ft. Negin

Having just hit 3 million likes on his Facebook page, Avicii released this free track to thank fans for all of their support. Combining his instrumental genius with the vocals of Swedish singer Negin, the appropriately-titled “Three Million (Your Love Is So Amazing)” glides from a trance feel to happy house. The smooth bassline exemplifies...
Infected Mushroom - Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1

Infected Mushroom – Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1

Israeli power group, Infected Mushroom, released Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1, a four track EP released through Dim Mak Records. The duo team have no problem experimenting with genres and always evolving their sound. From psytrance to dubstep, the artists are able to captivate their fans, creating a psychedelic listening experience. With heavy bass lines,...
Mat Zo & Porter Robinson - Easy

Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy

Porter Robinson and Mat Zo have finally released their long-awaited track “Easy.” Beautifully combining the unique artistic talents of electo-house guru Porter Robinson and master of trance Mat Zo, this track is truly a progressive masterpiece and a testament to the fluidity of both artists’ abilities. The melody synthesizes trance and electro with a high...