Nicky Blitz – Alex (Amtrac Remix)

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It was only a couple of months ago that ATG Records alum Nicky Blitz made his return with a brand new single — “Alex.” Now the bicoastal artist is keeping things going by enlisting the remix assistance of none other than Amtrac. The Louisville producer makes an electronic dreamscape out of Scapa’s latest, luring the listener in some with twinkling synths before launching into a driving beat made for midnight city drives. Stream the remix below, and make sure to catch Nicky Blitz live when he hits up this year’s sweetlife festival in DC on Saturday, May 10th.

STREAM: Nicky Blitz – “Alex (Amtrac Remix)”

Ticket Giveaway: sweetlife 2014

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So you’re familiar with that sweetlife festival thing that’s happening at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, May 10th? Yeah, the sold out one featuring live sets from Foster The People, Lana Del Rey, Bombay Bicycle Club, St. Lucia and more. Cool, well just so happens we have a bunch of general admission tickets to give away — ten, to be exact. So naturally, we’re going to give ten lucky winners the chance to attend the festival for FREE.

To enter to win, hit the jump and complete all the steps in the widget below. We’ll pick the winners on Wednesday, April 30th. Sound good? Get to it!

STREAM: St. Lucia – “Elevate”

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Premiere: Hey Champ – Dominoes

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Sometimes missed opportunities work out for the better. Hey Champ had originally written the beat behind “Dominoes” for Lupe Fiasco years ago. He ended up passing on it. Several years later, the Chicago production duo is releasing the track — now padded with some extra hooks — as their own single. Imagine Simian Mobile Disco meets LCD Soundsystem with some extra synth-pop flair and you’ll get an idea of what you’re in for.

Stream “Dominoes” below, and make sure to grab a copy of Hey Champ’s Dominoes EP when it drops April 22nd.

STREAM: Hey Champ – “Dominoes”

Mix: Danger Village

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In need of a mix for your ride to Coachella tomorrow? Danger Village‘s Beth Martinez has got you covered. Head below for some top-down festival road tunes — featuring ATG favorites Magic Man, Fickle Friends, Khushi and more — and some words on each one. And make sure to stay in the know on all the rad artists Beth and co. work with by visiting Danger Village online.

STREAM: Danger Village Springtime Flingtime Mix

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The Good Times Are Killing Me

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For the longest time, “indie” meant exactly what it was supposed to: “independent.” That changed in 2004. Enter Modest Mouse’s Good News For People Who Love Bad News, a shining beacon of weird pop that charted the course for the vague but mass-consumed object that “indie” is today. Chances are this site would not exist without Isaac Brock’s pièce de résistance, and we think it’s a safe bet to say the same about our readers’ music tastes. So we thought it only fitting to devote a track-by-track retrospective to the album on the week of its ten year anniversary. Hit the jump and take a stroll down memory lane.

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Premiere: Safia – Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Young Franco Remix)

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Some of Australia’s finest music minds meet on Young Franco‘s remix of SAFIA‘s “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds.” The 19-year-old Brisbane producer proved himself a certified party starter a month ago with “Brooklyn,” an extra-funky sample-heavy house original. The magic continues on this remix, a driving tropical take on his compatriots’ 2014 breakout track. Give it a listen below.

STREAM: SAFIA – “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Young Franco Rmx)” [PREMIERE]

Premiere: Young Liars – Night Window (Great Good Fine OK Remix)

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Meet Young Liars. Hot off a record deal with Nettwerk, these Vancouver indie-poppers are getting ready to take over with their upcoming Night Window EP. Leading the charge on this release is the title track, an uplifting ode to teenage romance. In case you’re still not hooked, the band has also packaged it with an explosive synth-filled remix from ATG favorites Great Good Fine OK. Check it out below, and make sure to grab Young Liars Night Window EP when it drops April 29th. In the meantime, grab a copy of the original “Night Window” on iTunes.

STREAM: Young Liars – “Night Window (Great Good Fine OK Remix)” [PREMIERE]

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Festival Fever: Surfer Blood

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With SXSW in our rearview mirrors, Festival Fever rages on towards Coachella. The mega-festival kicks off its first week on Friday. One act that will be playing in Indio this weekend are indie-rock mainstays Surfer Blood. Diffuser.fm recently caught up with the West Palm Beach outfit to talk about the upcoming, their influences and more. Hit the jump for the interview along with performances of “Demon Dance” and “Drinking Problem.”

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All Things Go Presents: Big Data @ Baby’s All Right

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NYC: All Things Go returns to Baby’s All Right on Thursday, May 8th for an extra special show you won’t want to miss. You may have heard of Big Data. We’ve featured them a number of times here and their latest single “Dangerous” just happens to be destroying the AltNation countdown for the second month running. So you could say we are considerably excited to be putting on their first live show EVER next month. Supporting Alan Wilkis and co. will be electro-pop visionaries My Body and Tiny Victories. Be a part of history and grab your advance tickets now for $10 via the link below.

TICKETS: Ticketfly
RSVP: Facebook

STREAM: Big Data – “Dangerous”

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Introducing: Siren

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Siren prove themselves deserving of their namesake with debut single “I Think I Like You.” Comprised of longtime friends Kat Ostenberg and Skyler Stonestreet, the L.A. duo operates with the same vocal affinity that makes contemporaries like Say Lou Lou so damn good. If this alluring pop masterpiece is a sign of things to come, consider ourselves very excited for new music from these two. Stream “I Think I Like You” below.

STREAM: Siren – “I Think I Like You”