Darius | Soundcloud
This morning, Majestic Casual got premiering rights for Darius’s new remix of Bondax. Lucky bastards. Ever since Terence put Cherokee on the backburner, he’s consistently given French House aficionados music to drool over. His productions always manage to mentally take you away from where you are; they just simply put you at ease. This release is no different. Combine the textbook Darius funk with Bondax’s soulful vocal choice, and you got yourself a song of the summer. Check it out below along with some extra essentials after the jump.
Slow Magic | Soundcloud | PreOrder Album
The fusing of genres becoming even more common place in electronic music nowadays brings many new sounds to the game. That’s not to say this is easy to do. Some more electronic; more indie. Others a little too experimental; or the sounds just don’t mesh. Slow Magic has found a happy medium between catchy beats, creative sampling, soulful pianos, and uplifting synths, all wrapped into a glorious package of new music.
With his debut album How To Run Away (set to release on September 9th via Downtown Records), comes two singles that show a lot of promise. His range of dreamy vibes to groovy, powerful rhythms can’t go unmentioned. The dude has got some serious remix value as well. Check the tunes below and his tour dates after the jump.
Deers | Soundcloud
Madrid duo Deers solidify our love for girl bands. And lo-fi. A quartet on stage, these ladies pull off that laid back, apathetic, and muddy attitude of surf punks. That’s not to say there’s a lack of energy though. The playfulness in the tracks they have out now are a testament to their estilo fresco.
2-track EP, DEMO, comes out July 28th. These girls have got something special here and we can’t wait to see how far they take it.
Mansions on the Moon | Soundcloud
Since they were featured in Benzi and Diplo‘s Paradise Falls mixtape, MOTM has held a special place in my heart for one of my favourite late night driving tracks: ‘Satellite’. I still get goosebumps cruising empty highways to it.
The good news is they’re coming out with a self-titled LP on October 22nd. The first single, ‘Don’t Tell’, is just as perfect as I’d hoped it to be. It’s a blend of indie-electronic dance pop that elicits nothing but a lighthearted wave of summery dreams about that night you can’t quite remember but will never forget. Download it free and take it for a test drive (literally).
Take 2 Entertainment | Tickets
It was seemingly yesterday that we celebrated USA…and now we’re already upon Christmas. Or so it would seem. There might not be snow falling from the sky (like there ever is in Long Beach anyway), but that doesn’t mean you can’t break out your Santa hats for another round of themed triple-decker boat fun and sunset sprays this coming July 26th.
The jolly tunes this time will be provided by Summertime staple Viceroy, the always lovely Jessie Andrews, GDD residents Bones and Troy Kurtz, Wilks and more primo talent we’ve seen making waves in the LA scene. One special addition (it’s quite a present indeed) to this installment is the after party aboard the Queen Mary. From past experience, nobody is quite ready for the night to end once docked. This time around there won’t be silly drivers doing silly things. Stay afloat awhile longer with tunes curated by our friends in GDD, Take2En, and a Super Duper Secret Special Guest. Still can’t muster the courage to take to the streets? Hang out for the sleepover; just call 877.342.0742 for rooms!
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