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On November 20th, RAC‘s ‘Go Your Own Way’ tour stops in LA to show that following the music mold is never the way to go. Seeing Andre’s growth over the years as been a wonderfully heartwarming ride. Seeing his band headline their own tour alongside other rising greats is icing on the cake.

 

Big Data, Geographer, and filous will even out the night of good vibes. If you’ve ever seen any of these bands live, then you know this night is going to be one for the books.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Wednesday, November 18th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets to see @rac with @CtrlAltDelight / @goldenvoice / @follow_mda at @ClubNokia on 11/20 #RACLAX! http://wp.me/p1ttln-5nU”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook 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!

 

RAC – Can’t Forget You (ft. Chelsea Lankes)

Big Data – Get Some Freedom (feat. Dragonette)

filous – Shaded In ft. Jordan Léser

Geographer – The Guest

 

 

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El Niño is underway shaping the months to come. Farther north, the heavens rain soft white on grey peaks. We edge closer and closer to the permanent snuggle of winter. Here are a few tracks to help the blood flow.

 

GEOFFROY – Soaked in Gold

Montreal’s Geoffroy and sauve are one in the same. Undeniably Chet-esque, there’s a romanticism in the electronic-acoustic style that sets him clearly apart. Soaked in Gold is out 11.13.

 

Finch Fetti x Sabrina Claudio – Hotline Bling (Drake Cover)

Finch Fetti and Sabrina Claudio turn this radio hit on its head with this wanting cover. Warm bass, faded synths, and angelic vocals exchange Drake‘s structures for a more late night lovers’ vibe.

 

RAC – 3AM ft. Katie Herzig (filous Remix)

RAC‘s Going Away Tour kicked off last week and the traveling party decided to create this lovely little heart-lifter to set the tone. Filous‘s lofty feel good sound added to Katie Herzig‘s romantic vocals takes it down a totally different road that still serves the hopeful purpose.

 

VIMES – Kyra

This quick mood setter drops in heavy with the mellow space. VIMES is a German duo that has been effectively combining the – lately – deeper musical ideals of the region. ‘Kyra’ is their latest foray into the steady drive of techno coupled with the humanism of heartbreak pop.

 

Charles Murdoch – Privacy ft. Oscar Key Sung

Charles Murdoch‘s soon-to-be debut POINT features the off-kilter rhythm of Oscar Key Sung in this curiously warm yet cautious track. POINT is out 12.11 on Future Classic.

 

World Champion – Shakes

As if it were any surprise, funky kraut-psych via World Champion coming by way of Australia has a lot of soul. Even less of a surprise, Future Classic picked these guys up for their forthcoming EP Avocado Galaxy (12.04).

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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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RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL touches down in Los Angeles this Friday (11|6) for their ‘You Were Right’ tour. The tour title track is the first single off their very much anticipated sophomore release. It hints at everything that we love about Atlas and more – danceable and emotional. Their live show has received much acclaim; expect to hear new tracks as well as classics from this Sydney trio.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Friday, November 6th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets to see @rufussounds with @CtrlAltDelight / @goldenvoice at @FondaTheatre on 11/6!”
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!

 

RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL – You Were Right

RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL – Like an Animal

RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL – Desert Night

 

 

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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)

 

 

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FINALLY! Our favorite record label brings the crew out on a very special US tour that hits California starting tonight! At the top of the list, we got CLASSIXX bringing in their funky, disco DJ sets to run the night. I most recently saw them play live at Outside Lands, followed by a DJ set with STARFUCKER the same night. I personally could never get over their vibe. Both dates will have the odd, but smooth Sophie dropping her otherworldly bangers, and Cyril Hahn laying the cool groove.

 

SF and LA dates will have seperate undercards that I’m almost more excited for than the headliners! I said almost…Check the SF Lineup here and LA lineup here.

 

 

 

Kenton Slash Demon – Harpe

 

CLASSIXX – Holding On

 

Cyril Hahn – Perfect Form ft. Shy Girls

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As festival season, which is seemingly year-round nowadays, draws to a close for 2015, San Francisco sees its annual isolated gathering on Treasure Island this weekend! Every year this lineup invites a wide array of cream-of-the-crop artists and upcoming superstars to get their own window to woo the open minded Bay Area crowd. Though, the party doesn’t start or end at the festival! With preparties and night shows, the entire weekend is jam packed with amazing musical talent, beautiful sunsets, and one breathtaking skyline.

 

Our most anticipated of the night shows is undoubtedly YACHT; kicking off their album release tour at the Independent. They have been on a roll for over ten years now, seeing their 6th studio album I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler release on October 16th, the day before their SF show! Come out after Treasure Island and see how YACHT got their acclaim as incredible live performers.

 

 

YACHT – I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler

YACHT – Ringtone

YACHT – Psychic City (Classixx Remix)