Beatport’s Summer Sol by Sol Selectas

Sol Selectas Records, the NYC electronic label specializing in tribal dance music, deep house, and folkloric rhythms, released the ultimate summer movement & chill playlist on June 21. Featuring multi-cultural sounds and samples from producers all around the world, Summer Sol runs over 2 hours through the dives of foreign, melodic soundscape, inviting us to sizzle … Continue reading

Sonic Week 12.24: Shuffle & Nog

Boozy egg nog and happily bumping speakers, this Christmas is for shuffling around an empty house to some of the biggest tech-house music from this year. Celebrate with silk pajama piano pieces and your brand new pair of giftwrapped Sennheisers. Gifted with love for only you. Robot Needs Oil goes vogue with its hyperindie name, … Continue reading

Sonic Week 11.7: Friday Inspira/fuck

A journey into your Friday night, beginning with an old but clever track from Clown and Sunset’s 20 year old Soul Keita, following suit with a swarming fresh catch by Axel Bowman that doesn’t fully climax until the fabulously giant fifth minute. Booka Shade’s big tune techno takes a turn towards hotel parties on it’s … Continue reading

Update // Lighting in a Bottle adds PURITY RING to Incredible Electronic Lineup!

* UPDATE * Read live coverage from the festival here * Purity Ring: Fineshrine Just over one month until Temecula, CA hosts Lighting in a Bottle, Southern California’s purest and most enlightening music & culture fest this summer! Dance to electronic musicians who exist in your space to open your ears and shake your groove … Continue reading

Daft Punk- Random Access Memories

Not the same Daft Punk you knew in 2005. Funky tangent or new leaf? Read on Pop ‘stache and below: Mastered by production legend Bob Ludwig (Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, Rolling Stones, The Who), Random Access Memories is Daft Punk’s fourth studio album—the French duo’s deepest and most anticipated dive into the big leagues. It was recorded using … Continue reading

DJ Koze- Amygdala

Read about why DJ Koze is catching the attention of ears worldwide below, originally published on Pop ‘stache: German producer DJ Koze (Stephan Kozalla) delivers an extraordinary self-reinvention with Amygdala, the March 2013 release named after the part of the brain where memory, learning, and fear develop. In Kozalla’s first solo release in nine years (2009’s … Continue reading

Modeselektor Live at Metro

This was a happy night… read my Pop ‘stache review below: Modeselektor is two electro-house DJs from Germany; one wears a fedora and the other a beret. Music like theirs falls—among the annoyingly confusing surplus of genre labels for electronic music—under the title Intelligent Dance Music (IDM): Beats, progressions and experimentations that don’t follow a … Continue reading

RJD2 Live at Lincoln Hall

BEATS BEATS BEATS GIVE ME HIP HOP BEATS, TECHNO BEATS, SLEEPY BEATS. Read my live review of DJ legend RJD2 on Pop ‘stache and below: RJD2 played to a sold-out crowd in Chicago’s Lincoln Hall this past Wednesday, April 18th. As the second in their two-night LH stint, outside crowds were large and scattered with … Continue reading