LA Music Blogcast: Jamie Coletta of SideOneDummy

Publicist chats up the awesome bands on the label!

March 6th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s hard to believe that Hollywood’s SideOneDummy Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. With a roster that boasts both established talent and refreshing up-and-coming acts, the label continues to thrive, which is why we at the Blogcast were excited to hear what they have in store for us in the future right from the source: SideOneDummy’s own Director of Publicity & Promotion (and self-proclaimed radio guru) Jamie Coletta!
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Show Review: Giraffage @ El Rey Theatre

Spazzkid and StarRo support a night of fresh beats

March 4th, 2015
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, Review
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Giraffage has come a long way. He started off the same way that a lot of electronic producers have been in recent years — by doing (really fun) remixes — but that all changed when he released Needs, which put a cohesive, wavy, futuristic spin on the mid-90s to early-00s R&B sound. Sure, that’s a popular thing to do now, but you can bet the producers who came after Charlie Yin were influenced by his sound. As far as I’m concerned, “Close 2 Me” and “Feels” will go down as two of the best chill beats ever. They’re iconic.
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LA Music Blogcast: GRAMMY Talk, Kendrick, & Drake

If you’re reading this, it’s too late (but OK)

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s been a few weeks since this year’s GRAMMY Awards were handed out, and much has been said about the winners and losers (as well as the sore losers — Kanye), so if you’re reading this, it’s too late (see what I did there?). But hey, better late than never, right?
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New Album Releases: March 3, 2015

Indie, pop, the return of Cannibal Ox, and more!

March 3rd, 2015
Winnie Fan
Category: Lead Story, News
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Several established artists are choosing to release their latest albums this week, but don’t worry; there’s some fresh blood in the mix, too! There is also some solid variation in the types of music being released, and we all know that variety is the spice of life, right?
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LA Music Blogcast: Pono & The Late-Night Influence

The Blogcast crew discovers who’s the audiophile

February 27th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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I’m sure a lot of you do the bulk of your music listening through earbuds or computer speakers, and that is perfectly acceptable. You are in the majority of music listeners these days, but a select few (myself included) hear our music through these means with some disgust, and that, too, is perfectly acceptable. How the public listens to music is just one variable amongst many that must be considered when trying to produce the right quality of sound, and we explore them all for a big chunk of this latest Blogcast.
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Review: The Lucent Dossier Experience @ Club Nokia

Pushing the boundaries of music & performance art

February 26th, 2015
Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, Review
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When a group that has its roots in burner culture is performing at the achingly swank Club Nokia in downtown’s LA Live, you best believe the crowd that’s coming out to witness it all unfold will be an eclectic bunch — Saturday’s set included a mishmash of micro miniskirts and stilettos, plaid-shirted hipsters, and playa-dusted, furry-coat-donning neo-hippies — but when The Lucent Dossier Experience’s troupe of highly skilled fire spinners took the stage, each person in the incredibly diverse crowd had the same enchanted look on his or her face.
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LA Music Blogcast: Peking Duk

The Aussie EDM duo gets “High” on our podcast!

February 25th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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Australia can be a funny place, but it can also be pretty damn serious in regards to its music scene, which reaches from major cities to the tiniest villages. EDM duo Peking Duk sort of sits squarely in the middle, and while they are just about ready to explode into popularity with some huge support from big names and festivals, their earnestness keeps them cool and grounded.
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New Album Releases: February 24, 2015

Big Sean, Emile Haynie, Gang of Four, and more!

February 24th, 2015
Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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Now that the Oscars are over, the red carpets are rolled up and the traffic has been upgraded from “don’t bother leaving your house” to “normal hour-long commute.” The movies have had their moment in the spotlight, and now it’s time to shine a light on the musicians with albums coming out this week!
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New Music: Ta-Ku x Jaden Smith – “Beast Mode”

The force is strong with this one…

Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
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Mark your calendars, folks. February 23rd is the day the world learned to take Jaden Smith as a rapper seriously.

At least I will from this day forward.
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Kill/Hurt Records Launches Kill/Hurt/Live

The Diamond Light kicks off label’s new series

February 23rd, 2015
Anthony Marks
Category: Lead Story, News
The Diamond Light

Kill/Hurt Records is gaining momentum and quickly. It’s no surprise, though. In a world where throwbacks seem restricted to Thursdays, Kill/Hurt’s entire approach is a throwback as they focus primarily on releasing cassettes and vinyl records instead of CDs and digital streams, taking a truly authentic, DIY approach that is needed in our current world of instant gratification.
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