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Haywyre unleashes his creativity in six-part ‘Panorama’ series [Interview]

For two decades, the piano has been Martin Vogt’s forte. He’s been tickling the ivories for the majority of his 26 years and has been releasing under the name Haywyre for a decade this year, incorporating elements of jazz, funk, electronica, dubstep, and more across a wide catalog of music. In recent years, the classically trained pianist… Continue reading Haywyre unleashes his creativity in six-part ‘Panorama’ series [Interview]

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Varien weaves a dark and vulnerable web in ‘Death Asked A Question’ [EP Premiere + Interview]

In his seven years producing as Varien, Nick Kaelar has consistently surpassed genre constructs and proven himself a true mastermind of the electronic music realm. Having always fostered an affinity for music and composing, Kaelar made a name for himself with notable works such as his Skrillex orchestral suite and innovative originals like "Valkyrie" with… Continue reading Varien weaves a dark and vulnerable web in ‘Death Asked A Question’ [EP Premiere + Interview]

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Soak up some synthwave nostalgia in The Midnight’s new album, ‘Kids’

Long gone are the carefree days of our youth. The breezy, blissful moments of our childhood have faded away into adulthood, and The Midnight take time to reflect on those times gone by in their new album. Though vocalist Tyler Lyle insists that “we are not a sentimental age,” the duo’s latest venture may suggest otherwise. The nine-track Kids contrasts… Continue reading Soak up some synthwave nostalgia in The Midnight’s new album, ‘Kids’

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Xan Griffin unveils the story behind his conceptual ‘Zodiac’ album [Interview]

Xan Griffin has been producing music for nine years — half of his life.  When he was just 9 years old, the young music enthusiast being creating his own compositions. He loved the idea of concept-style arrangements and swore to himself that when he honed his craft, he’d work on a large-scale project based around… Continue reading Xan Griffin unveils the story behind his conceptual ‘Zodiac’ album [Interview]

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Dancing Astronaut proudly presents the 2017 label of the year

Monstercat Breaking barriers and pushing the dance music envelope since its inception in 2011, Canadian independent label Monstercat is Dancing Astronaut’s Label of the Year. For the past six years, Monstercat has paved the way for listeners to discover dozens of new artists, garnering a massive following along the way. Led by a boundary-pushing team, 2017 proved to be… Continue reading Dancing Astronaut proudly presents the 2017 label of the year

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Kove goes back to his roots with new EP, shares exclusive ‘Dig It’ [Interview]

James Rockhill, known to the music world as Kove, has been taking the drum & bass world by storm since his beginnings as an artist in 2012. In the five years since his debut, Rockhill's sound has morphed and transformed as he's honed his sound. He's toyed with house music for singles like "Jericho" and "Comin' On… Continue reading Kove goes back to his roots with new EP, shares exclusive ‘Dig It’ [Interview]

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Krayysh releases stunning debut EP, ‘Talk To Me’

Since his debut earlier this year, mysterious producer Krayysh has consistently hypnotized listeners with his dark, experimental style. All of his hard work has led him to the release of a thrilling inaugural EP, Talk To Me, which came out on Nov. 17. The EP consists of four originals, wrapped up by Mat Zo’s remix of “Talk To Me.” The… Continue reading Krayysh releases stunning debut EP, ‘Talk To Me’

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Just A Gent talks style evolution, creative process [Interview]

Australian artist Just A Gent has been producing since his pre-teen years, evidenced by his compellingly composed pieces of music that transcend genre classifications. His diverse musical interests have led him to flip songs of all genres over the years — from Illenium to Whitney Houston — all while sporting a spiffing suit and top hat. Just last month, he released a wistful melodic dubstep… Continue reading Just A Gent talks style evolution, creative process [Interview]

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Slander discuss new EP with Kayzo, ‘Dilapidation Celebration’ [Interview]

The relationship between Slander and Kayzo goes back many years. A simple Google search reveals that while their two-track Monstercat EP is out in full on Oct. 27, their first musical collaborations date back to 2012, when all three of them were just getting started in the dance music scene. Derek Anderson and Scott Land, who make up Slander, were local DJs… Continue reading Slander discuss new EP with Kayzo, ‘Dilapidation Celebration’ [Interview]

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Gammer releases fiery new dubstep track, ‘Let’s Get Crunk’ [+ Interview]

Make no mistake: Gammer’s love of hardcore music is here to stay, as is his production of the genre. But like with any form of artistry, the multi-faceted producer is working to expand his sound and has been dabbling in other types of music production this year. His latest, “Let’s Get Crunk,” steps boldly into the… Continue reading Gammer releases fiery new dubstep track, ‘Let’s Get Crunk’ [+ Interview]