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As summer winds down, the nights grow longer and the days grow colder, and your music listening shifts from breezy poolside tunes to gloomier melodies. With that, Bixel Boys introduce a new mixtape series for the months of October, November and December entitled The Fall. These selections are meant for night drives, overcast mornings, windshield […]

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After missing them time and time again, I finally had the chance to see The Temper Trap at the Hollywood Palladium here in LA a few weeks back, and it was well worth the wait.  I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of the audience but in retrospect, it made sense — there were a LOT of […]

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There is very little information about both the band (Charleston) and the producer (Chamboché) who joined forces to create “Red Hearts Of Gold” around the interwebs, but through some clever googling, I’ve learned that Chamboché, aka Juno Chamboché, is a London-based producer and DJ, and has spun alongside the likes of Jamie Jones, Erol Alkan, […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve listened to much hip-hop, and even longer since I’ve put trap music on, but Flosstradamus’ new track is breaking the streak.  J2K and Curt have been building a nice little comeback after their successes of what feels like forever ago, and they’re doing so by riding the trap wave.  […]

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Late last year, I heard a remix of Lovebirds‘ “Want You In My Soul” and instantly fell in love. Normally, listeners hear the original and hunger for more, seeking out every remix they can get their hands on. I had the reverse experience with the German producer/DJ, and I am now further smitten. The original […]

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Australia’s been on a hot streak of talent export as of late. Its newest product — Sydney house producer Light Year and his track “Moderation” — is no exception. Initially released on the famous Bang Gang 12″, “Moderation” is a brooding track with an incredible bassline and dirty synths. The whole dF office has been […]

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We break from our scheduling programming today to present you a true Summer anthem, courtesy of Guadalajaran DJ duo Salon Acapulco. The Mexican producers recently released a new original track, “Astronauta,” which is a frenzied tropical-house-disco smoothie and it is the perfect excuse to put on some board shorts and flip flops. This Saturday will […]

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There isn’t much information out there on the internets about Nora En Pure, other than that they’re from Zurich, and that they’ve created a song that manages to take Aaliyah’s “Rock The Boat” and make it even sexier and smoother than the original. “You Make Me Float” is so intricate and sensual that listening to […]

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I’m kicking myself for not having discovered Disclosure until just recently.  The UK duo has gotten some serious playtime with their two new singles, “Flow” and “Tenderly.”  The tracks have the perfect balance of heavy bass, bouncy rhythms, and baby-bottom-smooth vocals that get those two left feet moving.  Go “Like” their Facebook page to download […]

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What recipe do you use to make a positively effervescent song even more happy-go-lucky?  Add one part Gigamesh, easy peasy. The Minnesotan DJ–who we interviewed last week–transforms Grouplove’s iconic “Tongue Tied” (yes, the song from the Apple commercial) from a youthful sing-along to a downright dirty dance party. Make sure to catch Gigamesh this Thursday […]

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