Leland | Soundcloud
LA based Leland is diligently working on his debut EP, and he’s already released his first splashy single. With lapping basslines and mesmerizing vocals, ‘Aware’ radiates those warm summer vibes that we all love. Excited to see what else this kid whips up.
Honne | Soundcloud
Smooth R’n'B soul matched with skilled beat progression from British duo Honne looks to be the upper hemisphere’s answer to the Chet Faker and Flume combo – they’ve even got a beard of their own. Affectionate single, ‘Warm on a Cold Night’, has us clutching at passions of our own.
Their remix of Shura’s ‘Just Once’ shows a similarly intoxicating side of their production. We might be addicted and are most certainly warmed by the funky undertones.
Lucian Blomkamp | Soundcloud | Buy Post Nature
Australia’s LUCIANBLOMKAMP got our attention last year with his self-titled EP. It was eerie & ambient looping that gave us a good preview of his methods. His full-length, Post Nature, came out recently and has most certainly kicked our expectations to the curb. The way the album pulls together seems to be a ‘digital criticism’ of music’s conflicted progression towards an electronic era. This anomaly drives the album and can easily be gathered from the hard electronic pulse, haunting and inquisitive thoughts, random pairings of acoustic blues, and overall ambient expressions. It drags you exploratively inward and then piques the senses just when you think you’ve figured it out.
By ‘Shook’ the album has touched so many bases that there’s no point left in trying. And you shouldn’t. In the end, it is clear that the will of Post-Nature is to make you flirt with all-and-other-worldly examinations through an existential kaleidoscope. LUCIANBLOMKAMP’s debut adds a much needed layer of flow for your stream-of-consciousness.
Event Info | Get Lost *DAY* | Wizardry *NIGHT*
The summer festival circuit is drawing to a close and we’ve just a few adventures left ahead of us [Burning Man, anyone?]. This Saturday’s festivities present themselves as exotic locales in preparation for the playa. The Crosstown Rebels will be helping us gather our senses. Or rather, get lost in them. Known for their worldly, hypnotic, tech house, the Rebel crew will be joined live by the famed Below‘s underground resident Subb-an to transform the courtyard at LA’s Egyptian Theatre into a revelation of sound for the sun and spirits.
All of this shapes to be a gathering for anybody interested in a glimpse of the wildly expressive Black Rock Community. Luckily for you, we’ve got two  free tickets to give away. Come help us verify our claims and lets send some burners off with a fresh spark.
HOW TO ENTER
Standard procedure: The contest ends at 10PM Thursday August 21st! The more ways you enter below, the better your chance is to win. Be sure to be ready to check your e-mail/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!
This month, we’ve got a special treat for you. Our very own Incan Octopus delved deep into the dark. He’s since come back suctioned to tracks that we’ve been hearing all over the underground circuit these past few months. To make it easier for you, he’s thrown them all together for our [free] August 2014 Mix. Enjoy!
21 Questions (SNBRN Remix) – 50 Cent Ft. Nate Dogg
Your Love (Original Mix) – Friendless
Want You (Phlegmatic Dogs Remix) – Martin Accorsi
MTC 100 (Original Mix) – Craig Williams
Feel Good (Oliver Heldens Remix) – Robin Thicke
Real Love (Original Mix) – Rootkit
When You Need Me (Original Mix) – Twenty Feet Down
OKAY (Claude Vonstroke’s Mix) – Shiba San
Why Can’t You Say So (Wongo Remix) – Emoh Instead
Move On Out (Original Mix) – Bontan
9TS – Redlight UK
Know My Name (Low Steppa Tuff Remix) – Carnao Beats
Those Days (Original Mix) – Amtrac
Burial (Riddim Commission Remix) – Yogi Ft. Pusha T
Honey Dip (Sluggers Remix) – Treasure Fingers