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Portland, Oregon’s Emancipator is a trip-hop sensation. His ethereal productions are usually accompanied by orchestral and tribal instruments when he plays live. Lucky for us, his SnowGlobe performance will feature the ensemble! It’s the type of music that was literally made to be heard in a woodsy environment like that of Tahoe. This kind of music under the stars is going to be hard to beat.

 

Emancipator – Diamonds

 

Emancipator – Minor Cause

 

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11 Days

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Music moves in cycles. When the waves collide they tend to form something spectacular. This installment of Latest and Greatest features remixes and collaborations whose parts influenced a greater whole. What better way to end a fabulous year of music than by reflecting back on those who helped create it? And perhaps these new friendships and methods will help spur an ever better year of music in 2015.

 

 

Porter Robinson – Years of War (Golden Features Remix)

 

Worlds was one of the best albums of 2014, hands down. Golden Features was one of Australia’s blow out acts; his self-titled EP was an eerily awesome trip. His remix of ‘Years of War’ retains the emotive vocalizations but replaces the instrumentals with his signature industrial darkness.

Porter Robinson – Years of War (Golden Features Remix)

 

Corbin – Worn

 

Corbin, formerly Spooky Black, and thestand4rd came together with the fellas at Wedidit to release this melancholic winter burnout. Both collectives had, to say the least, an extremely productive year pushing the limits of hip-hop. Here’s to hoping for more from this powerhouse team up.

Corbin – Worn

 

Luca Lush x Josh Pan – Get It On

 

Luca Lush and Josh Pan took Marvin Gaye’s classic ‘Let’s Get it On’ and added some future style to this baby-maker staple. The two have been coming in hot all year on their own to much success. This collab sees lush bass met with dancefloor excitability and makes for one really cool flip.

Luca Lush x Josh Pan – Get It On

 

Ryan Hemsworth ft. Dawn Golden – Snow in Newark (XXYYXX Remix)

 

Ryan’s journey into ‘sad boy’ reached a pinnacle when he teamed up with Dawn Golden for ‘Snow in Newark’. Hearing it float on the breeze at TIMF was a highlight of the year. The video is a breathtaking exploration in being alone. XXYYXX took it one step deeper by drowning it in slow-moving beats and fleeting pianos.

Ryan Hemsworth ft. Dawn Golden – Snow in Newark (XXYYXX Remix)

 

ZHU – Paradise Awaits pt.2 ft. Goldlink

 

Everyone already knows ZHU was this year’s “#1 must-hear”. Nowhere near finished, he paired the sultry ‘Paradise Awaits’ with GoldLink and some added lyricism with a special shout to Usher. It doesn’t look like the faceless mob is slowing down anytime soon.

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Holiday party! This season’s finale has us swooning to the smooth and soothing sounds of Anjunadeep’s Lane 8. We’re so proud to see how he’s grown since he opened for SHOOK at our first show ever. His deep and heartfelt style took the world by storm those many moons ago. Lane 8’s classics like ‘Every Night’ are still regular plays. Wear some festive gear and come flow with us.

 

Lane 8 + Bipolar Sunshine – I Got What You Need (Every Night)

Lane 8 – Diamonds // Without You

Le Youth – C O O L (Lane 8 Remix)

 

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Back when summer was starting, Norway’s Anna of the North and their single ‘Sway’ had us locked on warm, lazy nights dancing with the universe. A few days ago, their followup ‘Oslo’ came to lead us into winter. It’s a wonderful rainy day track designed to warm the hopes and instill some lovely daydreams.

 

We’re patiently impatiently awaiting more. Support ‘Sway’ here.

 

Anna of the North – Oslo

Donna Lewis – ILYAF 1996 (AotN cover)

Anna of the North – Sway

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2014 has been a breakout year for TeamSupreme’s Djemba Djemba. He threw one of the hardest sets we saw at HARD Summer. If you’re looking for a high energy, sporadic, and all-around ridiculously fun party, then we suggest you share his energy on Tuesday night.

 

He sticks mostly to an 808 foundation of heavy trap, high-hats, jersey club, and jungle. As a precursor, you should expect a mosh here and there. Or you can come join the one we’ll be starting.

 

Banks – Fall Over (Djemba Djemba Remix)

 

RL Grime – Core (Djemba Djemba Remix)

 

Destructo – Dare You 2 Move (Djemba Djemba Remix)

 

SnowGlobe Spotlight brings attention to special artists that will be featured at SnowGlobe Fest 2014.
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20 Days

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There’s no denying the growing influence of ‘kawaii’ in the electronic scene. The musical translation of this Japanese term is video-gamey and emotionally driven by a sense of nostalgia. The style has gained widespread traction thanks to Porter Robinson’s Worlds.

 

NΣΣT is an artist who adds his own special touch to ‘kawaii’. His most recent release, A Kinda NΣΣT Christmas, captures the holiday spirit in style. It is a lighthearted and funky expression of cold weather, foggy nights, cuddling, and hot chocolate. Catch us chilling out by a warm fire with NΣΣT on repeat.

 

A Kinda NΣΣT Christmas

 

NΣΣT – Infinity

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There’s not much to say about that needs to be said about this track that the title doesn’t already cover. The song itself almost seems like more of an edit then a remix. I don’t want that to take anything away from it. It’s beautiful.

 

Tycho puts his signature touch with dreamy arpeggios and floaty synths on top of Spoons “Inside Out.” Britt Daniel’s voice complements Tycho’s ethereal vibe so perfecly. I can totally see Tycho playing this out live as he’s been performing with a full band lately. Takes me back to his set at Outside Lands. On a hill in San Francisco. Lying on a blanket. Empanada in hand. Beer and jay at the ready. Just the absolutely perfect situation. I’m not trying to brag…just see him. Enjoy the tune below.

 

[Indie] Spoon – Inside Out (Tycho Remix)