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There’s no denying the growing influence of ‘kawaii’ in the electronic scene. The musical translation of this Japanese term is video-gamey and emotionally driven by a sense of nostalgia. The style has gained widespread traction thanks to Porter Robinson’s Worlds.

 

NΣΣT is an artist who adds his own special touch to ‘kawaii’. His most recent release, A Kinda NΣΣT Christmas, captures the holiday spirit in style. It is a lighthearted and funky expression of cold weather, foggy nights, cuddling, and hot chocolate. Catch us chilling out by a warm fire with NΣΣT on repeat.

 

A Kinda NΣΣT Christmas

 

NΣΣT – Infinity

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Tahoe’s annual NYE festival SnowGlobe sees its return this year with their best lineup yet. Yes, I said it…the BEST. I know it’s a young festival, but just look. From top to bottom, the bill is filled with forward thinking newcomers and established pioneers of future sounds.

 

Of the upcoming talent, I’m probably most excited to see New York’s BRANCHEZ. With influences in Jersey Club, Hip Hop, and Future Beats, this dude has made a name for himself with his thoughtful, feel-good remixes. My favorites are below. Click all three and they’ll pop up in our playlist for easy listening.

 

He plays Saturday at 6PM in the Sierra Tent. Come bounce with us.

 

What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix)

Branchez – Truth

Rihanna – Stay (Branchez Bootleg)

 

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Our bi-monthly series with Modern Disco Ambassadors continues this Friday! Those of you at last week’s show can attest to how fun it was. Free billiards. Great beer selection. Awesome people. Lucky for you, this week’s show promises to be just as, if not more, bouncy.

 

Jazzy and glitchy beats from Free the Robots, sultry and soulful rhythms from StarRo, and MDA’s current listings from Torosbros means this’ll be a night of heavy grooving and swaying.

 

Free the Robots – Soul Control

Free the Robots – The Truth

Chet Faker – Talk is Cheap (StarRo Remix)

Disclosure – Latch (StarRo Remix)

 

HOW TO ENTER

The contest is below after the jump. Standard procedure: The contest ends at 12PM Friday November 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!

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Every year there is a certain producer that really moves me in a special way. Physically, yeah…But emotionally too. Flume in 2012, Kaytranada in 2013, and now Denmark’s Galimatias. The way he produces his tracks so beautifully is instantly captivating. He manages to maintain integrity with everything he touches, while also adding his own style of bouncy energy. I always find listening to his music as an incredibly immersive experience.

 

He recently released a remix of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” that I had been searching for from FKJ’s funky mix. I want to say that I’m surprised it was him, but I’d be lying. It’s so catchy and groovy, AND it rivals Aeroplane’s disco remix from last year. You’ll see just how big of a star Galimatias is when you hear the few tracks he did with the absolutely beautiful voice of Alina Baraz. Scope the tunes below, and keep an eye out for this dude. I’m tellin’ ya!

Galimatias & Alina Baraz – Urban Flora EP

Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie (Galimatias & Joppe Remix)

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Ryn Weaver has been slowly making her way into the hearts of hipsters around the world. She’s cute, got an outspoken personality, an amazing voice, AND she knows how to find the right collaborators. On her debut release “Ocatahate” turned the blogging world on its head as she pretty much, as some would say, “came out of nowhere.” I would say she worked long and hard and was patient enough ’til she had a superior product. And with the help of Passion Pit and Cashmere Cat, she found that product. Cashmere Cat took it on to flip the track to make it more….kitty. Peep it and the original below.

Ryn Weaver – Ocatahate (Original)

Ryn Weaver – Ocatahate (Cashmere Cat Remix)

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Speak of the devil in our last post.. Sweater Beats is coming to our home town! This show is the premier of our partnership with the homies over at Modern Disco Ambassadors. The plan is to bring Orange County a much needed addition to its budding music culture. Sure, I love going to LA. It’s hard to compete. But have I the chance to take an Uber over to an awesome bar with even better music, you can bet your sweet ass I’ll take it. MDA has an awesome forward thinking lineup, and the Wayfarer is a newly renovated venue in Costa Mesa (formerly Detroit Bar). Come hang out, and scope how you can win below. <3

HOW TO ENTER

The contest is below after the jump. Standard procedure: The contest ends at 12PM Friday November 7th! 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!

Snakehips – Days With You (Sweater Beats Remix)

Flume & Chet Faker – Drop the Game (Sweater Beats Remix)

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Sweater Beats | Download Cloud City FREE

Sweater Beats’ [Antonio Cuna] forthcoming EP, Cloud City, is full of high-energy R&B beats we’ve come to love from him. In this EP, he sends us soaring by lifting the dreamy beats with aerated synths and piano riffs. The added vocals from soulstress allie on ‘Dark Matter’ are a welcome bonus. Here’s to hoping this beat-maker’s future reaches new heights as well.

The Free EP comes out via HW&W tomorrow [10|28]. Get it, and then be sure to catch him at Day of the Dead this weekend!

Sweater Beats – Cloud City EP