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Irvine grown duo Starfari‘s newest EP is a step above their first release Clear the Clouds. This time, they’re shooting for space with Total Solar. Whereas their first EP featured more tropical and cinematic sounds, their newest EP is an ode to the Great American Eclipse, and the wonders found in exploring the shadows. To that effect, the EP has a much higher energy influence with dashes of world and hip hop.

 

Hanuman is the heaviest hitting track on the upcoming EP. It features Niko Brahman and Jules telling a story of passion, distraction, the rat race, and being the judge of your own journey. It’s clear to see there’s a level of sophistication and sound experimentation that the homies Ali and Alex have taken on with their Total Solar EP. A few words about “Hanuman” from STARFARI themselves:

 

“The main thing we’ll vividly remember from this song is that we were writing and finishing it as we were shielding ourselves from the election results coming in back in November. This song is coincidentally about not letting ulterior distractions get in the way of your focus and being the hero of your mind; realizing the courage and strength within you like the Lord Hanuman.”

 

 

 

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Northern Nights

 

 

Nestled in NorCal’s Redwood expanse sits the boutique music festival that is Northern Nights. Part campers’ picturesque escape, part music aficionados’ river-dance party, and part earth-conscious permie gathering, this festival stands out in its efforts to impact positive change. With non-profits involved in almost all the inner workings of NNMF, it’s clear to see a greater purpose at play. That energy permeates as attendees can be seen picking up random trash and having meaningful conversations. While the fest-MC’s rather disingenuous comment of “at the end of the day, it’s just music” did little to share the message in a well-deserved light, the five-thousand present made it pretty clear that leaving the world a better place is the onus probandi.

 

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LA’s premier music festival, HARD, is coming up this weekend and it boasts one of the better lineups we’ve seen this season. (Sunday Funday anyone?) To help kick off the party early, we’ll be hosting a HSMF pre-party. Headlining the night will be Light Year whose genre blending style still holds a place in our hearts; his HARD 2012 set was something else.

 

The homie Bones, RYME, and Graff will be providing support for the night. Special guests will be rolling through as well to help keep the moods going. It’s going to be a big night. See you there and again at HARD!

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Friday, July 31st!
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1. Tweet: “I want 3 tickets to see @LightYear_ at @wayfarercm on 7/31! @CtrlAltDelight @follow_mda”
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!

 

Light Year – Slow Burn ft. Jas Shaw

Light Year – Bell Trax EP

Lindstrøm – Home Tonight (Graff Remix)

 

 

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Santa Monica based vocalist and producer (and golfer and student) Leven Kali’s recent release, 4102, pulls together all that is right with soul, funk, hip-hop, and R&B. Then it throws in modern styles to send extra sexy chills down the spine for good measure. We’re so down with this free and timely 9-tracker. Suffice it to say, this guy has got a bright future ahead of him.

 

Leven Kali – 4102

 

 

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While his solo work tends to veer a bit more into ambient and experimental house, Fort Romeau’s remixes and mixed sets are chock full of groovier dancefloor house rhythms. This installment of WAVS will highlight his skill in skirting those lines. His mixing is always done live and flows to the mood of the crowd, so don’t expect any cookie cutter stylizations. Locals PrettyBoyPaul and Torosbros will lead off this foray into house music.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Friday, July 24th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 3 tickets to see @FortRomeau at @wayfarercm on 7/24! @CtrlAltDelight @follow_mda”
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!

 

Fort Romeau – Saku

Fort Romeau & New Jackson – Not a Word

Andreya Triana – Gold (Fort Romeau Remix)

 

 

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Northern Nights | Lineup | Tickets

 

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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One of the fastest rising lyricists in the future beats/bounce scene, GoldLink has been getting major attention this past year. His 2014 mixtape The God Complex was the definitive marker of his skill with flow and social commentary. He blends the two together into energetic and sporadic rap that is no less than impressive. And with a voice as unique as his, it’s hard not to pay attention.

 

GoldLink – Dance on Me

GoldLink – Bedtime Story

GoldLink – Creep

 

 

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Peanut Butter Wolf is one of the most respected DJs of the past 20 years. His knowledge of all things music has allowed him to lead the famous Stones Throw Records – responsible for some of the better releases of our age. With his coffer as thick as it is, his performances become extended adventures through some of the best underground sounds new and old. Expect to hear some rare and funky tunes.

 

MDA regular Torosbros will help warm us up to the experience.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Friday, July 17th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 3 tickets to see @pbwolf at @wayfarercm on 7/17! @CtrlAltDelight @follow_mda”
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!

 

Peanut Butter Wolf – Boiler Room 12/12/12 – 12 Hour Special Part 1