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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.

Leland – Aware

20syl | Soundcloud

French producer 20syl (of C2C) has quickly become one of the most prodigious producers of the year by combining an eclectic mix of modern hip-hop & heavy electronic styling. With a 5-track EP, music video, and a chain of quality releases, (including remixes for Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q), 20syl’s futuristic sound seems unstoppable. Browse his Soundcloud, it’s all gold.

 


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20syl | Soundcloud

French producer 20syl (of C2C) has quickly become one of the most prodigious producers of the year by combining an eclectic mix of modern hip-hop & heavy electronic styling. With a 5-track EP, music video, and a chain of quality releases, (including remixes for Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q), 20syl’s futuristic sound seems unstoppable. Browse his Soundcloud, it’s all gold.

 


DARKSIDE | Soundcloud

DARKSIDE – Heart
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/best%20of%202013/03%20Heart.mp3]

10 minutes of ambient intro.

This massive mirror hung overhead; it was essentially a portal to another dimension.

Awe-inspiring lights flooded the stage. Sometimes calm, blue, peaceful. Other times bright, red, intense. At one point the entire platform was drowning in a sea of flames. Thankfully our protagonists, unscathed.

Then there were sounds, lots of them…

The amount of instruments & electronics was stupefying.

Dave Herrington jammed on the guitar, bass, organ, piano, and clarinet. All while Nicolas Jaar wrestled with a Wurlitzer and another goofy contraption called the Mellotron. I dunno what they do, but they sounded really cool.

The set progression was flawless, the crowd was into it, and the place was packed. Everyone I interacted with was super genuine & nice. Props to The Do LaB for throwing a quality show.

 

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DARKSIDE | Soundcloud

DARKSIDE – Heart
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/best%20of%202013/03%20Heart.mp3]

10 minutes of ambient intro.

This massive mirror hung overhead; it was essentially a portal to another dimension.

Awe-inspiring lights flooded the stage. Sometimes calm, blue, peaceful. Other times bright, red, intense. At one point the entire platform was drowning in a sea of flames. Thankfully our protagonists, unscathed.

Then there were sounds, lots of them…

The amount of instruments & electronics was stupefying.

Dave Herrington jammed on the guitar, bass, organ, piano, and clarinet. All while Nicolas Jaar wrestled with a Wurlitzer and another goofy contraption called the Mellotron. I dunno what they do, but they sounded really cool.

The set progression was flawless, the crowd was into it, and the place was packed. Everyone I interacted with was super genuine & nice. Props to The Do LaB for throwing a quality show.

 

‘10 : Skrillex : Dubstep
‘11 : Dillon Francis : Moombahton
‘12 : Flosstradamus : Trap Musik
‘13 : Disclosure : Deep House

2013 was unquestionably the year of Deep House; Disclosure, captains of the ship. These two brothers from the UK literally became superstars overnight. Suddenly everyone wants to go “vun deeper.” Aside from that, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys, Classixx, Hot Natured, Gesaffelstein and tons of others released quality albums. Flume pioneered an Australian scene. DirtyBird forged Booty Bass. LMFAO quit music, Daft Punk returned. Beyonce was Beyonce. Deadmau5 was depressed. Kanye West released stuff; nobody liked it. Miley Cyrus twerked; most people loved it. Linsday Lohan became a DJ. Everyone is a DJ.

A lot happened. Anyways, onwards!

This ISN’T a compilation of [THE MOST POPULAR UNDERGROUND MUSIC of 2013].
This IS a romantic list of my [MY PERSONAL FAVORITES].

After the jump:

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‘10 : Skrillex : Dubstep
‘11 : Dillon Francis : Moombahton
‘12 : Flosstradamus : Trap Musik
‘13 : Disclosure : Deep House

2013 was unquestionably the year of Deep House; Disclosure, captains of the ship. These two brothers from the UK literally became superstars overnight. Suddenly everyone wants to go “vun deeper.” Aside from that, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys, Classixx, Hot Natured, Gesaffelstein and tons of others released quality albums. Flume pioneered an Australian scene. DirtyBird forged Booty Bass. LMFAO quit music, Daft Punk returned. Beyonce was Beyonce. Deadmau5 was depressed. Kanye West released stuff; nobody liked it. Miley Cyrus twerked; most people loved it. Linsday Lohan became a DJ. Everyone is a DJ.

A lot happened. Anyways, onwards!

This ISN’T a compilation of [THE MOST POPULAR UNDERGROUND MUSIC of 2013].
This IS a romantic list of my [MY PERSONAL FAVORITES].

After the jump:

(more…)


Cherokee can do no wrong. After releasing their brilliant original “Don’t Matter” just last month, the French duo show no signs of slowing down. This new stuff is fun, it’s fresh, it’s disco. Oscillating synths glide through the chromatic scale, transporting us to a far away galaxy of dance and rhythm. If you like a pu pu platter of house and disco, then get ready to chow down.

 

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Cherokee can do no wrong. After releasing their brilliant original “Don’t Matter” just last month, the French duo show no signs of slowing down. This new stuff is fun, it’s fresh, it’s disco. Oscillating synths glide through the chromatic scale, transporting us to a far away galaxy of dance and rhythm. If you like a pu pu platter of house and disco, then get ready to chow down.

 

Pleasurekraft is the vanguard of the tech house scene; their dark twisted rhythms are infectious. Two years ago they won two Beatport awards for Top Track of the Year and Top Tech House Track for their catchy banger, “Tarantula.” Since then, the duo continued to crank out quality tunes with big support from artists like Green Velvet and Sneaky Sound System. Well Pleasurkraft is performing this Tuesday at Focus OC! If you like house music or think you like house music, you best be making your way over to OC’s nightclub pride & joy.

Pleasurekraft – Tarantula
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/Beck/Pleasurekraft%20-%20Tarantula%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3]

Pleasurekraft – Satyr Song
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Satyr%20Song%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3]

How To Enter

Standard procedure: The contest ends at 5PM Tuesday October 29th! 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 people who respond when the winner is chosen. See you guys there!

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Pleasurekraft is the vanguard of the tech house scene; their dark twisted rhythms are infectious. Two years ago they won two Beatport awards for Top Track of the Year and Top Tech House Track for their catchy banger, “Tarantula.” Since then, the duo continued to crank out quality tunes with big support from artists like Green Velvet and Sneaky Sound System. Well Pleasurkraft is performing this Tuesday at Focus OC! If you like house music or think you like house music, you best be making your way over to OC’s nightclub pride & joy.

Pleasurekraft – Tarantula
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/Beck/Pleasurekraft%20-%20Tarantula%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3]

Pleasurekraft – Satyr Song
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Satyr%20Song%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3]

How To Enter

Standard procedure: The contest ends at 5PM Tuesday October 29th! 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 people who respond when the winner is chosen. See you guys there!

Hot Since 82 | Buy Little Black Book

It’s a snowy afternoon in the dark woods. The sky is like a television, tuned to a static channel. I’m seeking shelter from the bitter cold and a warm place to sleep. I stumble onto the outskirts of a town and shout a greeting, but the only sound that returns are my snowshoes crunching through the icy frost. ‘Things You Do To Me’ is a dark mysterious track, and one of the most interesting on Hot Since 82’s new LP, Little Black Book. Daley Padley is the mastermind behind the moniker, and one of the quickest rising names in the deep house scene. Two months ago, Padley’s Essential Mix made big waves and now, just this week, his 12-track LP hit the deck like a fresh caribou. With simple, yet polished grooves, Little Black Book’s dark touch has me venturing into the frozen abyss.

Last monday, Hot Since 82 performed at Sound Nightclub in LA, and I’d probably describe his set as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Buy the album HERE

1. Hot Since 82: Shadows (feat. Alex Mills)
2. Hot Since 82: Planes & Trains
3. Hot Since 82: Chords
4. Rudimental: Right Here (Hot Since 82 Remix)
5. Green Velvet: Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
6. Hot Since 82: Hot’s Groove
7. Shadow Child: So High (Hot Since 82 Remix)
8. Hot Since 82: Hurt You (Lee Curtiss Remix)
9. Hot Since 82: Insane I Know
10. Hot Since 82: Transitions
11. Hot Since 82: Things You Do To Me (feat. Thomas Gandey)
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/c2c/Things%20You%20Do%20To%20Me%20%28feat.%20Thomas%20Gandey%29.mp3]
12. Hot Since 82: Cry Mumbai
13. Hot Since 82 vs. Joe T Vannelli: The End

 

 

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Hot Since 82 | Buy Little Black Book

It’s a snowy afternoon in the dark woods. The sky is like a television, tuned to a static channel. I’m seeking shelter from the bitter cold and a warm place to sleep. I stumble onto the outskirts of a town and shout a greeting, but the only sound that returns are my snowshoes crunching through the icy frost. ‘Things You Do To Me’ is a dark mysterious track, and one of the most interesting on Hot Since 82’s new LP, Little Black Book. Daley Padley is the mastermind behind the moniker, and one of the quickest rising names in the deep house scene. Two months ago, Padley’s Essential Mix made big waves and now, just this week, his 12-track LP hit the deck like a fresh caribou. With simple, yet polished grooves, Little Black Book’s dark touch has me venturing into the frozen abyss.

Last monday, Hot Since 82 performed at Sound Nightclub in LA, and I’d probably describe his set as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Buy the album HERE

1. Hot Since 82: Shadows (feat. Alex Mills)
2. Hot Since 82: Planes & Trains
3. Hot Since 82: Chords
4. Rudimental: Right Here (Hot Since 82 Remix)
5. Green Velvet: Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
6. Hot Since 82: Hot’s Groove
7. Shadow Child: So High (Hot Since 82 Remix)
8. Hot Since 82: Hurt You (Lee Curtiss Remix)
9. Hot Since 82: Insane I Know
10. Hot Since 82: Transitions
11. Hot Since 82: Things You Do To Me (feat. Thomas Gandey)
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/c2c/Things%20You%20Do%20To%20Me%20%28feat.%20Thomas%20Gandey%29.mp3]
12. Hot Since 82: Cry Mumbai
13. Hot Since 82 vs. Joe T Vannelli: The End