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 wordly, 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
Faces. | Soundcloud
UK newcomer Faces. dropped 2 remixes in the past week and they are summer sun soulful. Not much is known about this producer yet, but if this is any indicator of what he’s capable of then we’re definitely gluing our ears to the digital ground.
Get at Eton Messy for the free Dee-El.
Pacific Festival | Tickets
Next weekend – August 16th – marks the return of Pacific Festival. Hosted inside the Back Bay Dunes of Newport Beach, this festival is a single day of ‘hip’ culture and sound that signifies summer in Southern California. Indie dance pop, sunshine tinged electronics, craft brews, and culinary skill on wheels are brought together to provide you with a day’s respite. There will be returning summer staples with new material (Poolside, Bag Raiders, Miami Horror[LIVE!]) as well as more acts that have been making quite a name for themselves (De Lux, Painted Palms, Cherry Glazerr, among many others).
Don’t think we forgot special guests and in-house favourite Holy Ghost! who are, arguably, at the helm of the post-punk, indie-dance scene. We’ve seen them quite a few times and have yet to be disappointed. Every one of their sets is packed with synth-heavy, melodic, and utterly cool vibes that we wish never end. They’re undoubtedly one of our favorite acts to see live and they’re coming to our home town! More details and contest below!!
HOW TO ENTER
Standard procedure: The contest ends at 12PM Monday August 11th! 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!