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When I moved away from southern California, I thought the thing I would miss most (other than my family) was the consistent music scene in LA. But thanks to event producers like Lights Down Low, I’ve pretty much forgot about it. Although, I do miss the bigger LA venues, but I digress.


Lights Down Low have been at it for over a decade, bringing the most well respected underground acts to California for their entire tenure. Seeing as how they’ve booked heavy-hitters SKREAM & Jamie Jones for this Friday, their ten year anniversary will be no different. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll open up your schedule for this unforgettable night at arguably San Francisco’s best venue.


Jamie Jones b2b Seth Troxler @ CRSSD Festival 2015


SKREAM March Mix



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San Francisco! Being in one of the best cities in the country comes with its NYE decisions…With so many options, it puts us, the fans, in charge of exactly how to bring in 2016. Another Planet Entertainment made this a no brainer. With a lineup that’s full of artists that could be headlining their own NYE show, we have THE BIG ONE!



We finally got to go see Bill Graham Civic Auditorium a couple weeks ago when Odesza sold out back-to-back nights at the venue. For such a large venue, it’s surprisingly intimate. There is no bad seat in the whole house. Whether you want to be in a wicked dance circle in the pit, or on the balcony dancing comfortable between the seats, you’re guaranteed to get an eye opening view of the city’s most grandiose venues! Sixteen artists. Three stages. One absolutely unforgettable night. Enjoy the playlist as you get hyped for the best NYE party in the country.





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Leave it to OC to get a worthwhile New Year’s event when I’m not going to be there…All the heavy hitters of the Orange County scene (Modern Disco Ambassadors, FOCUS, and White Rabbit Group) have banded together to bring HAVOC NYE; complete with an eclectic, all encompassing lineup. From deep house, to future beats, to disco and trap, there is something on here for everyone.


With two venues, 10+ DJs, multiple genres, and a measly price of $40 (for a limited time), you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal in SoCal. But alas, we also have an opportunity for you to win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets! Check out below.



Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Sunday, December 27th!
1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets from @CtrlAltDelight to #HAVOCnye! Ft. @DestructoHARD @sweaterbeats & more! @follow_mda @Focus_OC”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page


Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over.



Galantis – Runaway (Sweater Beats & Hoodboi Remix)

Destructo – Higher (Original Mix)

Josh Billings – Perspective (Original Mix)





Sometimes I wish “Lightning In A Bottle” classified as its own sub-genre. It’s a style of music I can’t get enough of…I’m talking the tribal, experimental-yet-dancy types of songs that teleport you to another world. Yppah fits right along with this vibe, supplementing smooth guitars on airy, ethereal synths that induce closed eye visuals of their own. Could just be the album art that’s burned into my brain. Either way, it works!


Yppah – Occasional Magic





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Hermitude have spent the entirety of the 2000s shaping the underground electronic scene of Australia. These two come together with drum machines and keyboards hung around their necks and recreate their beats LIVE on stage. This makes their performances not only high energy, but unique and constantly evolving. Anyone who’s been a fan of the Australian sound should make sure to come out to this, and we have a chance for you to go for free!



Standard procedure. The contest ends at 7PM Thursday, November 11th!
1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets from @CtrlAltDelight to see @hermitudemusic LIVE @1015sf this Thursday!”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this post.


Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!


Hermitude – Searchlight ft. Yeo

Hermitude – HyperParadise

Hermitude – The Buzz ft. Mataya & Young Tapz





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San Francisco! RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL wasn’t about to skip out on NorCal while on the west coast. You’d be hard pressed to find an artist not take an advantage of coming to this amazing city…in our favorite venue of the area, no less. Not to mention they’re bringing Cassian for support! Honestly, what this band brings to the table combining dancy, smooth electronic with a full live band is everything we ask for in a show. Simply cannot wait for this.


RÜFÜS DU SOL – Sundream

RÜFÜS DU SOL – Take Me (Cassian Remix)

Skream Mix





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One of the most exciting things as a writer and fan is to see an artist come into their own greatness. In this case we have two rising stars that are showing a glimpse of just how great they will be. The passionately soulful and rhythmic vocals were so gently laid down by Skela that seems effortless. They come together with Jacobson’s flowy, ethereal production in such a way that oozes the feeling of crushing freshly fallen leaves in the fall. I expect to see a lot more coming from these two in the near future.


Josh Jacobson – Not Alone (ft. Skela)