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  • Joseph Baura

    Photos: Röyksopp are dynamic at The Novo in Los Angeles

    The build up and release of tension is central to the appeal of electronic music. Although you won’t find any drops in their songs, the Swedish duo of Röyksopp are masters at navigating the dynamics of electronic music, which is a big part of why they’ve enjoyed such a long and successful career in...
  • Will Pankey

    Photos: Whitney plays sold out show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles

    This week in Los Angeles has been a busy week for music. The time in between Coachella weekends has brought a ton of bands to the city, one of those being the duo Whitney, who debuted at the festival during weekend one. Last night, Whitney played a sold out show at the El Rey Theatre with Dent May...
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    The Avalanches translate sampling into live music magic at the Fonda

    The Avalanches don’t really write songs in the traditional sense. On both of their albums -- 2001’s brilliant, genre-smashing Since I Left You and last year’s long-awaited Wildflower -- the Australian group assembled thousands of samples into album-length mosaics that tumbled forward with the...
  • Brian Feinzimer

    Future Islands open up and get down at KCRW's Apogee Session

    Samuel Herring of Future Islands could have been the greatest black metal singer of all time. Every so often, his frightening, full throated growl comes roaring out and even in his calmest moments, Herring prowls the stage like a caged jungle cat. The metal world’s loss is a boon for the rest of us...
  • British duo HONNE make Coachella debut, talk about performance

    British duo HONNE make Coachella debut, talk about performance

    HONNE, the British electro-soul duo made up of James Hatcher and Andy Clutterback are getting ready for a summer full of festivals—including the mother of all festivals—Coachella—which they played for the first time this past weekend. They hit the Mojave stage on the last day of weekend one at 5:3...
  • Photo by @_josenegrete for @goldenvoice

    Jamie xx, Four Tet, Sampha and more take flight at Young Turks in Palm Springs

    The Palm Springs area is absolutely filthy with live music over the next few weeks, whether or not you’re going to Coachella or Stagecoach. The bonus shows got off to a tremendous start on Thurs. April 13, when Ben UFO, Four Tet, Jamie xx, Sampha, Francis and the Lights and Kamaiyah rocked the Palm...
  • Interview: Galantis on songwriting, Sea Fox and adding 'danger' to their live shows

    Interview: Galantis on songwriting, Sea Fox and adding 'danger' to their live shows

    Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw, the musicians, songwriters and producers behind the dance music powerhouse Galantis, have been around long enough to know how to this works. Prior to forming Galantis in 2013, both artists enjoyed successful careers on their own, with Eklöw winning an ASCAP award...
  • From Little Dragon to Future Islands, your complete guide to Goldenvoice Presents April

    From Little Dragon to Future Islands, your complete guide to Goldenvoice Presents April

    Attending a music festival is all about negotiating a series of difficult choices. If there are multiple stages, it’s impossible to see every band playing, so you have to prioritize which artists you want to see. So it goes with Goldenvoice Presents April, a series of intimate club shows taking...
  • Whitney to play at the El Rey Theatre in LA April 20

    Whitney to play at the El Rey Theatre in LA April 20

    This month in Los Angeles is a busy one. Every artist that is someone is stopping in the city of angels this month, mostly because one of the world's most popular music festivals, Coachella, is happening just a few hours away. If you can't make it to the desert to the music festival, there's no need...
  • Kaytranada is linking up with GoldLink at the Fox Pomona

    Five times Kaytranada and GoldLink made sweet music together

    To borrow a familiar aphorism, Kaytranada and GoldLink are two great tastemakers whose tastes go great together. Thanks in part to his sensational debut album 99.9%, Kaytranada has recently emerged as one of the most in-demand and versatile producers in the game. And versatile certainly describes...
  • From music to neuroscience, Floating Points is an artist of many interests

    From music to neuroscience, Floating Points is an artist of many interests

    Nothing conveys expertise quite like the letters P.H.D. Attached to your name, the title immediately lets people you can be trusted because you know what you’re doing. Sam Shepherd, aka Floating Points, knows what he’s doing. And though his P.H.D. is in neuroscience, you can trust him behind the...
  • Banks & Steelz and five other indie and hip-hop collaborations

    Banks & Steelz and five other indie and hip-hop collaborations

    Most of us like both hip-hop and indie music, but for different reasons. In general, most hip-hop will get you up, whereas a lot of indie brings you down. But every so often, you can find a song or even a full album that finds common ground between the two. Enter Banks & Steelz. A collaboration...
  • Moderat 'Live' and 5 other classic live electronic albums

    Moderat 'Live' and 5 other classic live electronic albums

    Compared to other genres, there’s not as much motivation to see an electronic artist live in concert. Unlike seeing the live instrumentation of a rock act or the exhilarating improvisation of a jam band, the mechanics of DJing aren’t nearly as flashy, and the digital elements of electronic music can...
  • Top 10 best Four Tet songs

    Top 10 best Four Tet songs

    In the world of electronic music, where DJs are always hunting for songs to stitch together in a continuous mix, it’s not always an asset to have an original sound. But don’t cry for Four Tet. Over the years, Kieran Hebden has developed a passionate, dedicated following courtesy of a diverse yet...
  • Survive will play the El Rey Theatre on April 19

    5 things you didn't know about S U R V I V E

    Let’s just get the obvious out of the way: Yes, Survive (stylized S U R V I V E) are the dudes who did the “Stranger Things” soundtrack. To drill that down further, only two of the dudes in Survive actually did the “Stranger Things” score, Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon. This is an important point to...
  • Interview: Empire of the Sun talks gearing up for Coachella, evolving style

    Interview: Empire of the Sun talks gearing up for Coachella, evolving style

    Empire Of The Sun, the alt-electro Australian duo that is made up of Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson) and Nick Littlemore (Pnau) are getting ready to play two weekends at Coachella (for the second time) and embark on a U.S. tour in support of their latest album Two Vines which was released last year...
  • The five best Jamie xx remixes

    The five best Jamie xx remixes

    Very few artists have been able to enjoy success across multiple genres. So credit goes to Jamie xx, who traffics in hushed, spartan indie rock in his day job with The xx, while stepping out at night as an acclaimed dance music producer. His 2015 album In Colour was one of the best releases of the...
  • The five best Francis and the Lights collaborations

    The five best Francis and the Lights collaborations

    It’s fitting that the breakout single from Francis and the Lights’ 2016 debut LP was titled “Friends.” Since the beginning of his career, Francis Farewell Starlite -- the singer, songwriter and producer behind the project -- has collaborated with an impressive range of big names on both his own...
  • Listen: Skepta seizes his moment on Drake’s ‘More Life’

    Listen: Skepta seizes his moment on Drake’s ‘More Life’

    Drake has always been something of a cultural tourist, sampling sounds from all corners of the globe and integrating them into his distinct brand of hip-hop and R&B. Nowhere in his catalog is this more evident than on his new “playlist” More Life, which includes a buffet of styles from Jamaica...
  • New Kamaiyah mixtape 'Don't Ever Get It Twisted' due out April 21

    New Kamaiyah mixtape 'Don't Ever Get It Twisted' due out April 21

    Almost exactly one year ago, Kamaiyah dropped her debut mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto, which set car audio systems afire throughout the summer and introduced the world to one of hip-hop’s most promising new voices. Now, the Oakland rapper has announced the release of another tape for the warm...
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