Interview With Drenge

Brothers talk writing, recording and dance classes

September 8th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Interview
Drenge Featured

“Can I have a minute of your time? I’d like to waste it. I wanna meet you in the middle of the night. I want you to hate it.”

There’s nothing pretty or polished about Drenge’s debut LP. It’s gritty, it’s reckless, it’s full of angst, and it’s damn-near-perfect in its own right.
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Interview With Mike Einziger

Guitarist talks Incubus, saying “yes,” and more!

September 5th, 2014
Alice Carson
Mike Einziger

The luckiest of musicians enjoy a career blessed with longevity, but many can grow comfortable within their respective bands, neglecting to realize the potential that lies outside of their successful projects. For the past few years, Mike Einziger, perhaps best known as the guitarist for Incubus, has been transitioning from successful band member to legendary musician and producer, expanding his creative reach to previously untapped arenas.
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Interview with Pasquale Rotella

Insomniac CEO and founder talks festivals and more

August 22nd, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Interview
Beyond Wonderland, Bay Area CuriousJosh-4 Day 1

With Insomniac producing three huge festivals this fall — Nocturnal Wonderland at San Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds on September 5th & 6th, Beyond Wonderland Bay Area at Shoreline Amphitheater & Grounds on September 20th & 21st, and Escape All Hallows’ Eve in  Southern California (location TBA) from October 31st & November 1st — the LA-based company’s founder Pasquale Rotella is a busy man.
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Get Lost LA: 10 Questions With Damian Lazarus

Crosstown Rebels headman talks weekend’s event

August 20th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Interview

Get Lost LA is coming this weekend for all the deep house and techno fans of Los Angeles. The event is an all-day affair with two actual parties scheduled in sequence. Frankly? Not a bad idea. The day party at the Egyptian Theater is great for people who need to sleep eventually, while the night event, “Wizardry,” will keep the crowd bumping until morning.
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Interview With How To Dress Well

Tom Krell talks touring, freestyling, and cynicism

August 15th, 2014
Winnie Fan
How To Dress Well lead

Tom Krell, aka How to Dress Well, makes music that combines pop and R&B production value with a sincerity and emotionality that transcends both genres. He’s been known to hide in murky beats and distorted vocals, but with his newest album, “What Is This Heart?”, he opens up both sonically and lyrically.
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Backstage at Dada Life’s Dada Land: The Voyage

Words from the de facto Dada Land leaders and more

July 22nd, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Interview, Review
dada life

Held in 2010, the final iteration of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles — considered by many to be the incendiary spark that kickstarted the popularity of electronic dance music in the US — marked the EDC debut of a then-relatively unknown act: Dada Life. The duo swiftly went on to set themselves apart from the rest by delivering incomprehensibly energetic sets and generating some the most enthusiastic crowds you’d ever see at a dance music festival with a little help from their calling cards, bananas and champagne. Continue reading…

Interview with SomeKindaWonderful’s Jordy Towers

Band on the rise plays The Bootleg Bar tonight!

June 26th, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Interview

SomeKindaWonderful is on fire right now. Their track “Reverse” is being played consistently on the local radio, and their self-titled album debuted in the iTunes Alternative Chart Top 10 this week, and get this: it only came out a couple of days ago!
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Interview With SKATERS

Chat with NYC punk act prior to Satellite set

June 24th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Interview

Upon first listen, you might think SKATERS’ debut full length is a pretty good album. It spans multiple genres, narratives, and moods, and all in all, it’s a fun sound. However, those who are wise enough to take a second listen might just start to agree with me that Manhattan is one of the best albums of 2014.
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Interview with MANIK

Catch the DJ/producer at Splash House on June 13!

June 4th, 2014
Twila Grissom

With releases on multiple respected labels (Anjunadeep, Hot Creations, Culprit, etc.), New York City-born-and-raised music producer/songwriter/DJ MANIK (aka Chris Manik) is definitely one to watch. He just released his Get It Together EP via Nurvous Records, and this month SoCal fans can catch MANIK in San Diego and at Palm Springs’ poolside festival Splash House. Whether heard in a live setting or through headphones, MANIK’s funky, progressive-electro beats are sure to keep your feet moving and your booty shaking.
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