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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2013 – Honorable Mention

I’ve started each year’s top albums list when a preface about how people don’t listen to albums anymore. That statement is still true, but if the big names of 2013 didn’t make you immerse yourself in at least one artist’s vision for a full length album then you might have an issue. Just look at […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Pretty Lights – Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI – 11/7/13

Having only witnessed part of a Pretty Lights performance at a Hangout Music Fest after party, I knew I had to see more. While I’m sure there was much more going on behind the blinding glow of the stage, Derek Smith seemed to glide from deck to deck with an entire tent full of revelers […]

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Dance Electronic remix Remix Friday

Remix Friday: Maya Jane Coles, Saint Pepsi, Armeria & more

Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI – Nov. 2013 I’d be perfectly fine with Kaytranada releasing a remix every week. His penchant for crafting head-nodding production is unbelievable. The Magician compiled another excellent Magic Tape and thanks to trusty commenters, I was able to find Armeria’s intoxicating remix of Joel Compass’s “Run”. Elsewhere, Maya Jane Coles […]

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Nov. Detroit Show Tracker: DEJJ, Jessie Ware, Sleigh Bells, Kanye West & more

Another great month of shows in Metro Detroit is rapidly approaching and there is a lot to like in November (Seriously, how is it November already?). The biggest name to grace the state this month is certainly Kanye West (all hail Yeezus?) with Kendrick Lamar in tow, but indie names like City and Colour, Holy […]

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New Mixtape: 4th of July 2011 – DAY

Who doesn’t love 4th of July? Friends, family, burgers, beer, sunshine, beach, margaritas? Hopefully, these tunes are apt to keep you satisfied in the sand. CSS is the winner of this mix (in my opinion), but Fair Ohs, Josh Rouse and the Knocks put up a fight as well? Let me know your favorite in […]

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MP3: Pretty Lights – Radiohead + Nirvana + NIN

If you didn’t already hear Pretty Lights‘ remix to Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” earlier this year, you may not know how dope this guy is. Not to mention his fiery originals and amazing live performances. Now comes a remix that merges Pretty Lights’ original production with Nirvana’s “All Apologies”, Radiohead’s “Everything Is In […]

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Festivalist ’11: Hangout Out Music Festival Preview

Now that the duplex (with a pool!) has been secured, tickets have been purchased, vacation days approved and most of the artists have been announced, its time to breakdown this year’s Hangout Music Fest. Not only is it the 2nd year for this unique festival, its even bigger than 2010’s inagural event. An air conditioned […]