Archives: April 2018

WATCH — Sango’s “Khlorine” + Tour Dates

April 19th, 2018

Following the release of his new album In The Comfort Of, Seattle-based producer Sango is back today to share a new video. “Khlorine,” taken from the new project, features Smino and is accompanied by a new visual shot by Russ Fraser, directed by Glassface, and featuring VFX by Glassface and UnkleLuc. The video finds Sango traveling the world, from lush forests to dense urban environments to tropical islands.

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Tour Dates:
5/1 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
5/2 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
5/3 – Miami, FL @ Ground
5/4 – Queens, NY @ Knockdown Center
5/6 – Cambridge, MA @ Paradise
5/8 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre
5/10 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
5/11 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
5/12 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
5/13 – Oakland, CA @ Blurry Vision Festival
5/15 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
5/16 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
5/18 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
5/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
5/23 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory N. Park
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
5/25 – Bradley, CA @ Lighting in a Bottle Festival
5/26 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival

WATCH — Hop Along’s “How Simple” + Tour Dates

April 19th, 2018

“Dance like nobody’s watching” is the mood for “How Simple,” the newest video from Hop Along off their album Bark Your Head Off, Dog. Lead singer Frances Quinlan is kinetic and untethered as she dances with a flashlight amongst the shadows of a darkened home, matching the peppiness and zen spirit of the lyrics. The video, directed by Derrick Belcham, follows Quinlan throughout the home, dancing in glee and wearing her emotions openly, passing by bandmates and eventually ending up in a strobed party amongst other women chanting along to the chorus in intoxicating fashion.”

— via Spin

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Tour Dates:
5/1: Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
5/2: Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
5/3: Boston, MA @ Royale
5/5: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
5/6: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
5/7: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
5/8: Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
5/10: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
5/11: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
5/12: Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
5/14: Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
5/15: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
5/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
5/30: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
6/1: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
6/2: Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
6/3: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
6/5: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
6/8: Toronto, ON @The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
6/9: Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
6/10: Chicago, IL @ Metro
6/12: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
6/13: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
6/16: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/18: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
6/19: Austin, TX @ Barracuda
6/20:Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
6/22: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
6/23: Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

Watch — Daniel Avery’s Visual Version of “Song For Alpha”

April 13th, 2018

In celebration of the release of his new album Song For Alpha, Daniel Avery has also brought forth a enveloping visual album to accompany his mind-melting follow-up to 2013’s critically heralded debut, Drone Logic.

The arresting visual components of the Song For Alpha release were created by London-based design house Flat-e. Prior to the album’s release, fans were treated to a preview of the full visual offering via videos for album tracks “Slow Fade” and “Projector.” During the creation of these videos,
Flat-e melded the analog and digital worlds by layering animations of crystalline structures and then manipulating them digitally to make them appear fluid. Watch below.

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Listen — DJ Eclipse and Brownout’s ‘Fear of a Brown Planet’ Mixtape

April 13th, 2018

On the 28th anniversary of Public Enemy‘s seminal 1990 album Fear of a Black Planet, the Austin-based band Brownout (best known for their popular Black Sabbath tribute albums) has decided to pay homage to the rap classic by announcing their own project, Fear of a Brown Planet. The record, which will be out May 25 on Fat Beats, will consist of “heavy psych-funk covers of Public Enemy classics in instrumental form,” according to the group.

To celebrate the project’s impending release, Brownout has teamed with DJ Eclipse for the Fear of a Brown Planet Mixtape, which mixes PE acapellas over Brownout instrumentals.

— via Complex

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Listen — Dan The Automator’s Solid Steel Mix

April 12th, 2018

Celebrating the release of the new Dr Octagon album ‘Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation‘, Solid Steel welcomed back Dan The Automator, who first appeared on Solid Steel in 2000 and is one third of the trio behind Dr Octagon alongside Kool Keith and DJ QBert. The first Dr Octagon album dropped over 20 years ago to great acclaim and two tracks from that album ‘Blue Flowers‘ and ‘Earth People‘ feature in the mix. We also hear ‘Black Hole Son‘ from the brand new album which is out now, plus a whole host of tracks produced by Dan The Automator and Prince doing his incredible cover of ‘Creep‘ by Radiohead. Listen below.

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Listen – Daniel Avery’s Midnight in a Perfect World Mix

April 12th, 2018

“London-based producer Daniel Avery has carved his own distinctive path in the cutting-edge electronic music community over the past 6 years. He debuted back in 2012 and has unleashed an array of head-turning EPs on labels such as Optimo Music, Gomma Dance Tracks, Fabric, and Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound. His debut album ‘Drone of Logic‘ arrived in 2013 and showcased an intoxicating mixture of techno, acid house, and big beat rhythms. His guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World arrive a month after the release of his new EP ‘Slow Fade‘ and one week before the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore album, ‘Song For Alpha,’ due out April 6th on Mute Records. In anticipation of his new album, he’s pieced together an exclusive new mix showcasing a handful of his own songs — both older selections and forthcoming joints — alongside a cerebral blend of immersive underground techno tracks that yield an ideal soundtrack for headphone sessions and dimly-lit dancefloors worldwide.”

— via KEXP

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READ — Kasbo One To Watch By Billboard + Tour Dates

April 5th, 2018

“Miami March madness is officially behind us and festival season brightly approaches.

You’re well-versed on the season’s headliners, but what about the mid-range and lower bill names? Who among them do you need to pay close attention to? Sounds like a job for Billboard Dance’s April 2018 edition of Ones to Watch.”

“This 22-year-old has uncovered the keys to the world from his studio in Sweden. He built his career with notable releases on trending labels Family Foreign Collective, bitbird and Monstercat. His luscious compositions paint sunset sounds that tickle the senses. His 13-track manifesto, Places We Don’t Know, dropped on Foreign Family via Counter Records earlier this year and peaked at No. 11 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums. It’s a head-boppin’ collection of easy grooves and soulful vocal features that he’s currently taking on a North American tour – but look alive, cities are selling out left and right. With more than three million monthly listeners on Spotify, he’ll soon be a bright light on the established stage.” — KAT BEIN

See the full list HERE.

Tour Dates:
APR 06
Amsterdam
Saint Paul, MN

APR 07
1st Ward at Chop Shop
Chicago, IL

APR 08
Phoenix Lights 2018
Phoenix, AZ

APR 13
Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO

APR 19
Baby’s All Right
New York, NY

APR 20
Sonia’s
Cambridge, MA

APR 21
Velvet Underground
Toronto, Canada

APR 26
Holocene
Portland, OR

APR 27
Celebrities
Vancouver, Canada

APR 28
Neumos
Seattle, WA

MAY 04
The Independent
San Francisco, CA

MAY 05
Teragram
Los Angeles, CA

MAY 09
Red Hot Amphitheater
Raleigh, NC

MAY 10
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Charlotte, NC

MAY 11
Iroquois Amphitheater
Louisville, KY

MAY 16
Daily’s Place
Jacksonville, FL

MAY 17
CFE Arena
Orlando, FL

MAY 18
Bayfront Park Miami
Miami, FL

MAY 19
Hangout Music Festival
Gulf Shores, AL

JUN 14
Firefly Music Festival
Dover, DE

JUN 16
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO

JUN 21
Electric Forest
Rothbury, MI

JUN 28
Electric Forest
Rothbury, MI