Story of the Running Wolf is an electro duo based out of Los Angeles, CA. A little bit retro, a little bit future, they blend 80′s influences like Depeche Mode and Duran Duran with modern electro-dance elements, creating an infectious sound that’s all their own. After playing their first show at a rooftop party in early 2012, the band began developing a live show experience which has been described as a “John Hughes party on Neptune”, replete with neon lasers, make-up, fog and feathers. Their new self-titled EP is available for free download at www.sotrw.com.
They just dropped their first song/video from their debut EP, “Stratospheric”. Stream and download their EP below.
Watch the video to “Stratospheric” below. (more…)
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.
I’ve been following Kids at The Bar since seeing them live in late 2011 in which they opened for disco house DJ Treasure Fingers at Avalon Hollywood. Since then, they released some massive remixes and in the last month released tow electro bangesr you need to hear!
The latest is an original they released with Whiiite that you can get on beatport. It’s called Tormet and has an electro-house vibe that builds real smoothly into a high energy EDM banger.
Then a few weeks back, Kids at the Bar released a remix to one of their all-time favorite tracks, Justice‘s “DVNO”. It’s a massive banger and been getting positive feedback everywhere they’ve played it.
So MiMoSA has released a new free song that has trap written all over it. At first I really hated trap music but after listening to it enough, I guess you just realize that it’s just DJs making fun of the horrible, dull lyrics and simple beats that mainstream hip-hop/rap radio stations are playing today. It seems all the music that becomes popular today has an electronic base which I enjoy but the lyrics have definitely become more dull for today’s technology-driven and socially-numb generation. Anyways I’m probably not hitting it exactly on the head so I will stick to providing you fun free music.
Get crunk, scream “YEA” more than Lil Jon and Stream and download “SWRV” below.
The next upcoming indie dance band you need to follow is Oregon indie dance rock band Adventure Galley. I first heard “Weekend Lovers” sometime over the summer but somehow got lost in the shuffle of dance music that I love moving to.
However @BenOprstu contacted me about Adventure Galley doing a show at my favorite Santa Monica music venue next Monday. I watched the “Weekend Lovers” video and realized why I dig their upbeat electro-synth indie rock vibes so he asked me if @BeforeBigs wanted to co-produce the show with From The Hip LA. After watching “Weekend Lovers” and listening to “Marooned” and “Addict”, I knew this was a special band making music they like to call Glow Wave.
So I know I’m a few weeks late on the latest from Keith Masters but no fear, good music is here! A few weeks back, our boy Keith dropped a couple new electromajic songs that will get you dancing and singing along. Electromajic is Keith Masters style, upbeat electronic infused hip-hop/pop that gets you moving and/or singing along with catchy hooks and beats.
“I Can’t Go Now” featuring Sarah Leichtenberg is catchy but also might be typified into an electronic pop hop song that can be forgettable. Don’t get me wrong, it’s catchy and fun, but is this a song we will remember if it isn’t being played everywhere like the crap on mainstream radio? I’m afraid not.
“Desoto” featuring BASHtone has this fun unique sound. It’s upbeat enough that I would welcome it into the club plus he references one of the best dunkers in the NBA, Blake Griffin, so I can’t hate on this track.
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