Play This Playlist: Trance Classics – Part 2

Throwback to the last two decades of trance music

October 6th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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On this lovely fall morning, I’ve been enjoying going through my old playlists of tracks from the last 20 years of trance. Hearing how the genre has changed from then until now is pretty amazing, but it’s also great to hear that many newer tracks maintain the genre’s original sound.
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Top Five OK Go Music Videos

Celebrating the 10/17 release of Hungry Ghosts!

October 3rd, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Staff Pick, Video
OK Go The Writings On The Wall

OK Go’s music is underrated. The production on their albums is pretty amazing, the writing is quirky while still featuring smart, pop-based melodies, and the lyrics are cutting and thoughtful. The group’s live show is great, too. Their set at The Echo in July featured great screen projections and more confetti than the Super Bowl. But none of those things are what OK Go is known for.
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LA Music Blogcast: October 2, 2014

With musical guests Raw Fabrics!

Kristin Houser
Category: Video
LA Music Blogcast Raw Fabrics

Just about the time Green Bay was sending in their second stringers to finish off the Vikings last night, David Fisch, Marcus Slater, and Naomi Robin were teaming up at the TradioV studio for a brand new episode of the LA Music Blogcast!
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Tinashe Premieres New Track & Video For “Pretend”

Will Tinashe blow you away? Bet on it.

September 30th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Video
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Tinashe is on a roll. First, she released “Bet,” a new song from her forthcoming album Aquarius that features Devonte Hynes of Blood Orange. A few hours later, she premiered the music video for her track “Pretend,” which features a verse and an appearance from A$AP Rocky.
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Play This Playlist: Life is Beautiful 2014

One of the best festival lineups of all time

September 29th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Life Is Beautiful 2014

Yo, Life is Beautiful 2013, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish, but the Life is Beautiful 2014 lineup is one of the best lineups of all time.
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Top Five Music Videos From Film Soundtracks

In case you forgot how great the late-90s were

September 26th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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Think about how many soundtracks have stuck out to you after seeing a movie. Forrest Gump (1994), for instance, has one of the best soundtracks of all time because the songs so appropriately aid the storytelling. Film series like The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter feature musical scores that are so unique, they’re recognizable after hearing only a few measures of the title song. Music can help take an audience to a tangibly more emotional place, and the power of music in film should never be underestimated.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 25, 2014

The crew talks music news, releases, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Video
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After a couple months packed with guests, the LA Music Blogcast hosting crew got together at the TradioV studio last night for a full hour of music news, reviews, and more!
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SBTRKT Premieres Video for “New Dorp. New York”

A mysterious adventure through a dark city

September 23rd, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Video
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SBTRKT has always been eccentric, and “New Dorp. New York,” the first single from his upcoming album, Wonder Where We Land, reflects that aesthetic perfectly. The track features Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend half-singing, half-rapping over a thumping beat, and if you’re a fan, you’ll appreciate its uniqueness.
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Hip Hop Meets House: Six Rap Songs That Sample

“You remind me of something…I know what it is.”

September 22nd, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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“Oh man, did you hear that new Drake? HE TOTALLY RIPPED OFF MAYA JANE COLES! How dare he. How. Dare. He.”

This is an excerpt from a heated conversation I had over this new tack from The K.I.D Heat and Mall Mall and Drake and (deep breath) Tyga.
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