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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Odesza | Soundcloud | Free Downloads
ODESZA continues their meteoric rise into our hearts eternally with the announcement of their second album since 2012 In Return. After their My Friends Never Die EP launched them into worldwide acclaim, garnering a tour as support for Pretty Lights and select shows with Bonobo, they’ve been unstoppable. With seemingly endless tour dates, they’ve managed to continue to put out consistent releases across the board. ODESZA’s single “Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren)” is a good sign that this album will be their claim to fame and continued sold out headline dates for years to come. Excited for these dudes. Check out tour dates and more tracks after the jump!
The Do Lab | Tickets
The Do Lab has been taking over the LA underground scene this year and we’re all about it. They’ve consistently brought out big names of the underground. Tomorrow night, they’ll be hosting two artists that have been keeping our ears happy for the past year. They come from somewhat opposite sides of the sound spectrum; but that just means it’ll be a great ride of a night. And there’s going to be a Super moon highlighting the fun!
Disco house by Mighty Mouse and deeper tech selections from Option4 will be blasting all night at King King. You should be there, especially cause tickets are super cheap for this kind of quality. Be sure to catch that big orb in the night sky too!
Pepa Knight | Soundcloud
Jinja Safari‘s Pepa Knight went solo and wowed me a few months back with ‘Rahh!’. Since then he’s released ‘Clams’ which is equally impressive and expressive. His self brand of tipi pop/jam makes absolute sense when you listen to it. It’s got essences of ethnic instruments combined with indie-pop layering to create some downright feel-good free-spirit, triumphant soul, child-of-the-sun type stuff. My favourite.
A self-searching sabbatical to India is the inspiration for his upcoming album and the lyrics you hear in these two singles are evident of how life-changing it was. A tipi in his back yard: the studio.
What are you waiting for? What are you living for?