The Tech Behind The Beat

The evolution of DJ technology

October 8th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
Beatport

To say that DJs are reliant on technology isn’t a bold statement. After all, people have been creating music for roughly 50,000 years, but the art of DJing didn’t emerge until just over a century ago, when the first audio radio broadcasts came on air.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets To See SBTRKT At The Belasco!

Catch the UK producer in LA on October 16th!

October 7th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: News
SBTRKT lead

In addition to releasing a litany of singles, several EPs, and two full-length albums, Aaron Jerome, better known as SBTRKT, has remixed songs by the likes of M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, and Underworld, so whether you realize it or not, you’ve likely heard his work.
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Adventure Club Releases Another Hypnotizing Track

Duo headlining the Safe In Sound festival in LA

Alice Carson
Category: News
Adventure Club

On October 16th and October 18th, the first ever Safe In Sound touring festival will take over the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The tour boasts a killer lineup only made better by the fact that Adventure Club will be headlining the incredible music extravaganza’s stops in LA.
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New Album Releases: October 7, 2014

Albums from Flying Lotus, Weezer, Hozier, & more!

Kristin Houser
Category: News
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Narrowing this week’s list of notable new album releases down to just ten was no easy task. As David mentioned on last week’s episode of the LA Music Blogcast, everyone and their musically talented mother decided October 7th was the day to drop a new album this year, so check out the ten most promising LPs below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today!
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Can Artists Navigate Music Streaming?

Industry split over streaming technology

October 6th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: News
Music Streaming Tech

Between the downward trend in traditional music sales and the increasing number of available streaming services, one thing is clear in the currently murky waters of the music industry: fans no longer feel a need to own music to enjoy it.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets To See The Slackers At El Rey!

Don’t miss them with Blood or Whiskey 10/18!

October 3rd, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: News
The Slackers

NY-natives The Slackers transcend the scope of ska music, blending the foundation of reggae with extra layers of soul, jazz, and garage rock. Each genre grows out of the others, and all will be on display when The Slackers bring their uptempo dub to the West Coast on their fall tour. After almost two decades of making music, the veterans’ return to LA is sure to be a treat.
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Childish Gambino Releases New Mixtape

New EP, KAUAI, to follow!

Mary Bonney
Category: News
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I’d like to think Beyonce started the surprise album drop trend with the unannounced release of her album BEYONCE. Manchester Orchestra followed suit last month. U2 soon after. Then yesterday Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) released a brand new mixtape, STN MTN, with very little promotion.
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Rise Records Gets Female Edge With PVRIS

An unstoppable three-piece takes the spotlight

Alice Carson
Category: News
Pvris

Earlier this summer, Rise Records signed the band PVRIS (pronounced “Paris”), making them the only female-fronted band on the label’s current roster. Knowing that countless eyes and ears patiently wait to judge them, the group wasted no time in proving how unarguably they deserved the label deal. Since the June announcement, the shockingly young three piece from Massachusetts has released two singles, each with a music video and an acoustic counterpart, and they show no signs of slowing down.
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CLOSED: Win Tickets To See Rubblebucket At El Rey!

Dance-rockers hitting LA on October 16th!

Angelica Corona
Category: News
RubbleBucket

Brooklyn-based quintet Rubblebucket is a self-described visual-genre band; the dance-rockers are bright both in sound and on stage where they employ colorful ribbons and expressive light shows. In support of the release of their third album, Survival Sounds, the band is bringing their radiance and dazzling harmonies to Los Angeles.
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Throwback Thursday: Memories of Weezer

The Blue Album, why cassettes suck, and solos

October 2nd, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: News
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In the middle of a particularly heavy album release lineup for Tuesday, October 7th, sits Weezer, a band whose album title is the dripping-with-irony Everything Will Be Alright In The End. It may well be a long-awaited return to form as opposed to the latest in a line of albums that elicit the reaction “What happened to these guys?” but either way, it’s a chance to recollect the heady days of their debut album and Pinkerton and to recall my particularly mean description of Weezer as the worst band ever to record two great albums.
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