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Photocred: Anna Mascarenhas via thump Brazil

Electronic music in Brazil is coming of age. The electronic label Domina has just released Manara‘s debut album IHNTERACTIONS, and if you like experimental electronica this might be just your thing.
They say: House and techno are vague words that may come to your mind while listening to the album with its 12 tracks including vocal samples from Björk, Little Dragon and Mary J. Blige, creating an eerie mood (thump). read more >

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Kwabs defines new age soul with his gut wrenching vocals and intricately constructed instrumentals. It’s amazing how Kwabs is able to feel so relevant and timeless bridging genres while staying true to quintessential R and B. Camberwell,UK based Kwabs is bigger than love ballads and finds his rightful seat amongst The Weeknd, and Banks of this day and age.
Listen below or head over to his soundcloud to hear more.

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I don’t know what the fuck these guys are doing but it’s awesome. In their video for Cold Steps they are wearing great clothing and dancing all over suburbia like they don’t care. They are from LA and I don’t know anything about them but I am on the hunt to see them live and do a follow up feature where we do an interview so stay tuned. Check out more from their soundcloud here.

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Tim Sweeney brings forth another epic set as he hosts John Talabot and Jamie XX (from the XX) in playing a non-stop 2 hour set, playing 2 and 2. The soundscape provided by these two breaks away from any pre-conceived notions I had on what their sound would be. It’s glorious in the way it leads you through a schizophrenic tempo forest without being harsh or unsettling and the fact that they are able to combine read more >

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When I die,
I want to fall in my bed exhausted,
covered in scars,
stories buzzing in my head,
of memories and inside jokes,
from a lifetime of misadventure.
My broken bones barely healed,
my weathered skin and matted hair,
A body running on fumes.
And I will lay there,a room full of grand children,
minds alive with curiosity,
for a world waiting to be explored.
And a beautiful wife, with soft hands in mine,
smiling because she knows me best,
and then she would look at me,
and see the read more >

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We haven’t posted many music videos as of lately, but this one caught my eye and ear. It’s more poppy than I usually post but I can’t hate what puts me in a good mood, and although light and fluffy, Adam Castilla and Maya Tuttle’s chorus’s had me smiling and humming, so fuck it, I’m in! The Colourist is Adam Castilla and Maya Tuttle of Paper Thin Walls along with friends Kollin Johannsen and Justin Wagner. They read more >

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They Say: New Zealand’s Shocking Pinks, AKA Nick Harte, burst onto the scene in 2004 with the seminal dance pop record Dance the Dance Electric, which shared with the world Harte’s peculiar brand of uncomfortable dance punk intimacy. With dirty lo-fi production, sweet melodies, and unexpected aggression, Harte channels the demons of obsession and emptiness into darkly lyrical art.
We Say: A genre bridging album that breaks any confines of stereotypical low-fi. Tracks like What’s Up With That Girl read more >

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words by Dersu Rhodes photos by Dean Bradshaw
I saw Miami Horror as a bunch of Aussie’s that lived to get loose and specialized in fueling the best dance parties on earth. After meeting up with them in Silverlake, Los Angeles for an afternoon photo shoot, I quickly realized that there was much more to these guys then summer festivals, dream synth, and skinny jeans.
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Words & interview by Philipp Vogt.
Image courtesy of Shot By Andres.

Do you know those nights? Those nights that, like a rare butterfly, you can catch maybe once every five years if you are lucky?
When you walk into that party… and you hear the first beats of the music. You look into the first couple of smiling faces. You can almost TOUCH the vibes and the connection. And there is this one moment when you know (you read more >

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Stemming from and residing in a place of presence and connectivity with others, this mixtape is meant for the morning after the best times are had in a collective group environment. The remnants of last evenings festivities fresh on the brain, but the focus of the present days adventures on the heart. Residual Glitter is delivered to you by the boys formerly known as Fresh + Sunny, now Room Service. So put out the ‘Do Not read more >

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