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Northern Nights Spotlight brings attention to artists that will be featured at

♦ Northern Nights Music Festival 2015 ♦
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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Starship Connection creates funk that is intergalactic planetary. This duo (B.Bravo and Teeko) is well known in many circles as revivalists of West-Coast funk. B-boys love their breaks. Beat mashers praise their jazzy soul. And space cadets explore their dimensional grooves.

 

Their LA Boiler Room appearance a while back hints at how space-funky their live sets can get. Join us as their smooth sounds transport us through the world of electro-funk.

 

Starship Connection – Heartbreaker

Starship Connection – We Can Go All Night

 

 

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The summery sounds have been blooming since the weather turned. Yet as June settles in, the gloom begets touching upon the more emotional side of sound. Here are a few tracks to manage those moods.

 

Hayden James – Something About You (Ben Pearce Remix)

One of the best tracks of the past year, Hayden James’ ‘Something About You’ meets tech and bass stimulations thanks to Ben Pearce. The vocal cuts, as expected, add the feeling and flavour.

 

Hudson Mohawke – Scud Books

With Lantern, we hear Hudson Mohawke experimenting with his typically beat driven style. ‘Scud Books’ is a prime example of his take on a rousing and anthemic approach.

 

Bag Raiders – Vapour Trails

The Australian feel-good duo are back on the radar. After almost a year of silence, Bag Raiders release ‘Vapour Trails’ and its a perfect summer chiller that brings out sweeping emotion.

 

LEISURE – Hot Love

LEISURE‘s psychedelic love-soul sound has had us bad for the past few months. Newest heater ‘Hot Love’ only brings us deeper into their clutch.

 

Favored Nations – Always

Funky disco-pop from Favored Nations‘ newest track is poetically passionate. The catchy instrumentalism adds a nice level of grooves to ramp up the moves.

 

Chet Faker – Bend

Left off Built on Glass, Chet Faker‘s ‘Bend’ is a experiment in clamor and mixed emotions. The internal dialogue fits perfectly as a single release jam-track.

 

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars (Thero Remix)

This classic graduation tear jerker gets a summery spin from Thero. He adds modern electronics and smooth acoustics that bring the lyrics into the spotlight as truly timeless.

 

The Acid – RA (David August Remix)

David August adds his subtle and cerebral electronica style to this already heady track. The effect is a late night kicker suitable for those candid brain games.

 

 

Mansions on the Moon – The Truth (Eric Sharp and Tenova Remix)

Eric Sharp of RIS Labs and Tenova take Mansion on the Moon‘s hopelessly romantic single and lay on a house twist for those alone-on-the-dancefloor needs.

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Australian duo Hermitude have spent the last 14 years shaping what has more recently been dubbed the future beats scene. Though somewhat overshadowed by Flume‘s quick rise, these two have established themselves as definite influencers of the sound. Their fourth release, HyperParadise, received much acclaim from those in the know. We expect their forthcoming album, Dark Night, Sweet Light (out today!), will only bring them further into the public eye.

 

Hermitude – HyperParadise

Hermitude – The Buzz ft. Mataya & Young Tapz

Hermitude – Speak of the Devil

The Kite String Tangle – Stone Cold (Hermitude Remix)

 

 

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LIB Pre-party | Tickets

 

Lightning in a Bottle draws ever closer. And with it comes pre-parties featuring former and future Do Lab acts as well as a preview of the musical vibes you’ll be exposed to in Bradley, CA. Los Angeles’ leg of the pre-party circuit is stacked. There will be vibey beats a la Astronautica and Coyote Kisses; house-ier inclinations from Autograf and Justin Jay; glitchy bass thanks to Dimond Saints, G Jones, and Nominus; and deep playa leanings via Hoj and KMLN.

 

All in all, it’ll be an awesome dance party. For those of you who aren’t making it out to LIB, let this be your evening escape.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Thursday, May 7th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets to party with @thedolab @LIBfestival @CtrlAltDelight and friends”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page

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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!

 

Coyote Kisses – Sunny Day

Justin Jay – Mind Games

G Jones – Into the Digital Abyss

KMLN – Steady as She Goes

 

 

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The lead-in to summer often sees new music wiggling its way out of the woodwork as show season reaches full bloom. Here’s a mixed bag of recent sounds and styles for your travels to-and-from said gatherings.

 

Towkio – .Wav Theory

Towkio gathers talent from all over the beat and hip-hop game for this fiery first release. Get it free then catch him at Soulection this Saturday.

 

Ambassadeurs – Can’t You See

Dreamy basslines by Ambassadeurs show us that his skill is in crossing through genres with ease. Trust us, you don’t want to miss him at LIB.

 

Taste Nasa – Time Goes By

The sounds get silky smooth on Taste Nasa‘s latest release off Vitalic Noise. Time Goes By has us swooning to sun-kissed indie-psych-funk.

 

Thomston – Backbone

New Zealand’s Thomston brings on the emotions with his third EP. The R&B tempos and clouded vocals have a certain listless romanticism to them.

 

La Décadance – Subway

Swedish duo La Décadance sprinkle some Scandinavian pop flavor on top of minimal deep house with this latest EP. Take these wide-ranging tracks exploring.

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Moony Habits is a new crew setting up shop in the LA scene. While they’ve a basis in beats, the Moony crew has already set plans to offer so much more in the realm of spacey and romantic. Their very first show features the genre hopping FaltyDL and experimental beat makers Mono/Poly and Mike Gao. The venue: the very intimate Complex in Glendale.

 

FaltyDL just dropped a diamond new record. Mono/Poly had a killer release on Brainfeeder last year. And Mike Gao has had quite the career that he started out of famed Low End Theory. It’s going to be a wild first show and we’re betting future parties will be just as far out.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 5PM Friday, May 8th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets to see @faltydl @monoxpoly @MIKEGAO on May 9th! with @CtrlAltDelight @moonyhabits”
2. Tag two friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this post.

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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!

 

FaltyDL – Some Jazz Shit

 

Daedelus – Onward (Mono/Poly remix)

 

Mike Gao – Just Do You

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Take 2 Entertainment begins its 2015 round of flagship Concert Cruise Boatylicious on Saturday, 5|2. Just as with all the others, this first installment provides us with an eclectic mix of seaworthy sounds. The double decker port party will be headlined by the summery disco-house of Gigamesh, the silky-smooth beats of Pomo, and that Long Beach Harbor sunset.

 

Paradise Unlimited‘s pineapple king Colour Vision, GDD‘s Troy Kurtz, GRYN, VenessaMichaels, and the homies Best Ghost, Templeton, and Mister Blaqk will be leading out what promises to be quite the cruise. Show up early cause embarkation isn’t waiting (bring a raft if you’re worried) and get them sea legs ready for some good ol’ boogie.

 

If you can’t make it out to sea, consider the landlocked Official Boatylicious Pre-Party on Friday, May 1st at V Lounge in Santa Monica, CA with Jai Wolf, Lonely Boy, Sleepy Cat, The Interns, and Lee K.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 8PM Tuesday, April 28th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets to see @Gigamesh @pomobeats on a boat on May 2nd! @CtrlAltDelight @take2entertain”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this post.

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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!

 

Darius – Helios (Pomo Remix)

 

Gigamesh – Back 2 Life

 

Colour Vision – Sur Chic

 

The Notorious B.I.G. – Mo Money Mo Problems (GRYN Remix)

 

VenessaMichaels – Touch Me ft. Kiana Brown

 

Templeton – Better Represent