• Lost Kings – Bad ft Jessame

    Lost Kings – Bad ft Jessame

    by • on Sep 25, 15 • in Dance, Electronic • with No Comments

    LA production duo/DJ’s Lost Kings were constantly in my summer music rotation (see Sunset Flow, NITE 2015) and with sunny remixes that balanced the dance floor with laid back sunset vibes. Reworks of Echosmith, Gorgon City, Krewella and Saint Motel were just a few examples of the sound Dr. No and Robert Gainey made a Hype Machine staple in 2015. “Bad”, the first original single off Lost Kings’ new EP on Spinnin’ Records should continue that trend through the warm fall we’ve been experiencing. Singer Jessame expertly glides across the dance-ready, funk, disco and R&#

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  • Great Good Fine OK – Take It Or Leave It

    Great Good Fine OK – Take It Or Leave It

    by • on Sep 25, 15 • in Indie Pop • with No Comments

    Brooklyn-based duo Great Good Fine Ok is no stranger to retro-influenced synth, but new single “Take It Or Leave It” finds the duo at their most nostalgic moment. The glossy track bursts with singer/songwriter Jon Sandler’s enthusiasm, while Luke Moellman’s soundscape is reminiscent of 1980’s soundtracks from John Hughes movies. Stream Great Good Fine Ok’s “Take It Or Leave It” below and catch GGFO on tour acros the US this fall. BONUS: Carried Away great good fine ok Tour Dates

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  • The Chainsmokers & Tritonal – Until You Were Gone ft. Emily Warren

    The Chainsmokers & Tritonal – Until You Were Gone ft. Emily Warren

    by • on Sep 18, 15 • in Dance, Electronic, House • with No Comments

    Production duo The Chainsmokers have already had a massive 2015 with plenty of remixes and festival appearances, but their consistency in hit original tracks has been most impressive. From “Let You Go” to “Roses”, each release expanded their portfolio of beats and garnered new fans along the way. “Until You Were Gone” continues that trend with progressive house tones (and assistance from Tritonal), escalating hook from vocalist Emily Warren and festival-ready drops that will surely shake the grounds at Tomorrow World next weekend. If you don’t like the sounds of that, as some might say,

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  • Flint Eastwood – Find What You’re Looking For

    Flint Eastwood – Find What You’re Looking For

    by • on Sep 18, 15 • in Detroit, Indie Pop • with No Comments

    credit Nicole Shackelford Following up on JR JR’s latest single, more great Detroit music is on the way from Flint Eastwood. Jax Anderson has been holed up in Assemble Sound in Corktown crafting her next EP, Small Victories (out 10/9). Anderson described the EP as: “Small Victories comes from the idea that doing anything creative in life takes a lot of persistence, struggle, and hustle. It’s easy to expect that the spoils will come easily and be immediately fruitful. But if you focus on the little things, the ‘small victories’, you realize that it’s those

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  • JR JR – As Time Goes

    JR JR – As Time Goes

    by • on Sep 10, 15 • in Detroit, Indie • with No Comments

    Band name changes can be a tricky task to pull off (see The Morning Benders, Killer Mike, Saint Pepsi), but the artists formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr haven’t lost a step with their new name. Now known as JR JR, the Detroit band already unleashed a strong slice of indie pop in “Gone” and reach even higher heights on new single “As Time Goes”. The three and a half minute cut amps up the band’s penchant for synth with even spacier electronic sound and showcases one of JR JR’s catchiest tracks to date

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  • MIXTAPE: Sunset Flow Volume One

    MIXTAPE: Sunset Flow Volume One

    by • on Sep 4, 15 • in Dance, Electronic, House, JayeL Audio, Mixtape, remix • with No Comments

    As I said with my introduction of the latest JayeL Audio mixtape, just because I did not share everything promptly, does not mean I wasn’t stockpiling music for the masses. I do not have a lengthy preamble for this mix, but these were a sampling of the more electronic/dance-oriented jams I listened to all summer. If you are a fan of my Remix Friday series, you will no doubt recognize the likes of Solidisco, The Hood Internet, Gryffin and ODESZA. However, original productions were strong with GRiZ, Rustie and Giraffage/Slow Magic all offering pulsing beats

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  • MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-3-15 ft JR Jr, RAC, Grace Potter, Lane 8 & more

    MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-3-15 ft JR Jr, RAC, Grace Potter, Lane 8 & more

    by • on Sep 2, 15 • in Dance, Electronic, Indie, Indie Pop, JayeL Audio, Mixtape, Rock • with No Comments

    This summer has been a hectic one for new music (Apple Music! Wayhome! Dr. Dre!), but also for myself. Amid job changes and a wild semester, I listened to a lot of music but regrettably was not able to distribute it to the masses. Let’s hope those wrongs can be corrected with a mixtape (or maybe 2?) and a return to the original format. The summer music returns from artists we haven’t heard from recently were a pleasant surprise. Aside from Dr. Dre (for the record, I’d give Compton a B+), Dan Auerbach charmed on

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