While I didn’t catch the entirety of the three acts I saw perform at the Santa Monica Pier for All Hands on Deck, I thoroughly enjoyed this show as it was outdoors with the Pacific Ocean in the backdrop and I got to take an awesome chick to enjoy these upcoming acts with myself. Anyways here’s my review of Kisses, YACHT and Poolside at All Bands On Deck.
First off, I love The Knocks! Secondly, I’m increasingly becoming a big fan of St. Lucia the more I hear their music. Thirdly, I love this collaboration and if you don’t, maybe you don’t like dancing, which is understandable because if you don’t like dancing, that’s probably because you don’t think you know how to dance…. hey dum dum, everybody knows how to dance, just freaking move to the beat of the song!
Anyways, stream this infectious dance/electro pop track below, it’s quite the jam!
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Last Friday night I saw indie dance pop band Capital Cities perform their last LA show for a long time as they prepare to hit the studio to record their next album. It was a packed audience with lots of passionate fans who sang along to most of Capital Cities releases and while this was my 3rd time seeing them live, they continued to impress with a more upbeat slightly improved set list, more dancing on stage among the founding duo of the band with a uniform clothing style of all band members wearing gold/yellow jackets.
It felt almost magical seeing them live as most of the audience and I knew this would be Capital Cities last Los Angeles show for the year and maybe the next several months. I loved the show because it was the fans way of getting to celebrate Capital Cities recent signing under the Capital Records imprint.
Big things continue to happen for Capital Cities and if you haven’t seen them live, I suggest you try to do so soon before they start selling out arenas all over the world.
Here’s a great why you should see them live: “Safe & Sound”.
Last Wednesday, I experienced the funky sounds of Go Go Bizkitt! and The Phantom’s Revenge at The Central SAPC in Santa Monica, CA. Both DJs were awesome with Go Go Bizkitt spinning that funky disco house vibes all night while The Phantom’s Revenge played mostly disco house with some trap music and some electro vibes. One of my favorite parts of this dance party show was hearing both of the acts remix Daft Punk.
Stream some of my favorite songs from the two rising DJs below.
Viceroy might be my favorite up-and-coming producer/DJ right now and Ghost Beach one of my favorite up-and-coming acts of 2012; so this is a dream collaboration for me to find out about. Shouts to @Freedzybaby for letting me know about this song. “While We’re In Love” has this upbeat summertime feel that makes you want to dance in the street with sunny weather as the backdrop for a great beautiful day.
Stream “While We’re In Love” and the two remixes that have been released with it so far.
Here’s two remixes to “While We’re In Love”. Stream below and look out for the official music video on December 3. (more…)
New FREE download from house duo Solidisco, one of my favorite up-and-coming DJ duos in the EDM game. “Turn Around” has this retro disco-house feel that is a funk-filled reworking of the George Benson classic. A nu-disco vibe drives the track to a new place as “Turn Around” just makes you feel good and want to dance or sing along
Stream and download “Turn Around” below.
Krisp is a 4-piece indie/dance/chillwave/dance rock band from Miami. @FreedzyBaby sent me their stuff after seeing them open for Reptar recently. I listened to all their soundcloud stuff and I got to say, I’m impressed with the fun upbeat catchy electronic rock vibes.
Stream and download Krisp‘s 4-track EP below.
Last Sunday on October 7, I attended the last day of Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide 2012 Festival. I saw many acts which included: Icona Pop, Colorfeels, Class Actress, The Royal Teeth, Niki & The Dove, Poolside, The Moog and Of Montreal. Read my full review of these acts below and shout out to Filter Magazine for giving me press access and distributing most of the pictures you see below. (more…)