Supercharge Your Music Festival Experience at FestForums

Curating a powerhouse merger of festival and music leadership, FestForums® is the new zero point of music festival culture. November 16-18, experts at the forefront of dominant organizations such as Superfly, Goldenvoice / AEG, Insomniac, SXSW, Ultra, and more converge in Santa Barbara for a synergistic weekend exploring the next wave of festival development.

Defined by live music performances exclusive panels, emmy-nominated film screenings, and cutting-edge technology, this event is a multi-day mastermind group of music, food, beverage, and cinema festival industry thought leadership. With panels revolving around topics like branding your festival and monetizing your event’s social capital, event experts will explore how to sharpen the edge of your event’s experience from the bottom up.

Past FestForums® peak panel curation has featured inspired discussions from the likes of icons such as Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Dern, and The Weinstein Company’s Head of Music Richard Glasser. The talks will also feature a capable-yet-diverse set of hosts ranging from the CEO & Founder of Rhino Media: C R Capers, to leading entertainment lawyer William Hochberg.

FestForums® will also be partnering with Cinetransformer’s mobile theater for a special screening of the Emmy Award Nominated film series American Epic. The film focuses on contemporary music culture and interviews iconic artists from the last several decades over many genres. With Jack White as one of a core group of executive producers, this is for the music enthusiast in everyone.

Anyone interested in being a part of the conversation can find registration for FestForums® here. Be on watch for updates as the November 16th – 18th event date approaches and the next wave of music festival culture!

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[Electronic] Golden Vessel – Right/Side EP

Golden Vessel of Australia has just dropped his sophomore EP Right/Side. Complete with six tracks, this independent release is a pillar to indie artists across the world who can get the success they deserve by doing things their way.

Right/Side contains a few records some of you may already recognize including the singles “Shoulders” and “Less~More” that were previously released. The entire EP showcases a cool, collected indie electronic style that crosses audience barriers. Whether you like dance music, R&B, alternative or otherwise, Right/Side has a sound that you can gravitate towards. It’s something that will bring diverse people together. All in all it’s a great project that you can grab a copy of today.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 265)

Volume 265 of our Friday Party Playlist is here. It’s been a long time, but we’re not stopping anytime soon. Today we continue with another batch of free downloads from some extremely talented producers. You’ll find a dozen in this week’s collection, all available as free downloads if you’re still into that kind of thing. Collect them all or simply stream, no matter what you do we hope you enjoy them and have a fun weekend. Aiding in your fun is LUUDE, Kill Paris, Nathaniel Knows, Sam F, ATLiens, Felmax, Soltan and many more. There’s a good mix of genres/styles this week, so there should be a little something for everyone! There’s some future, house, trap and dubstep, but then we cap things off with a beautiful composition from JETSET to ease you out of the party and into a good night sleep.

’Luude & TWERL – Paradise (feat. Lost Boy)’
’Kill Paris – Red Lights (feat. Dotter)’
’Nathaniel Knows, Scissors – Fly Away Feat. Haley (Original Mix)’
’Sam F – Fuck Wit A G ft. Malcolm Anthony’
’Flux Pavillion – Bass Cannon (Matroda Remix)’
’Dirtyphonics & Bassnectar – Watch Out Ft. Ragga Twins (ATLiens Remix)’
’Felmax & PURGE – Make Love’
’Soltan – The Realm’
’Snails x NGHTMRE – Only Want U (CONVEX Flip)’
’Tre Sera & Sevim – Knuckles Up’
’DMVU – Gucci Banana’
’JETSET – Abyss (The Heavens)’
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SOOHAN – Collective Effervescence LP [TMN Premiere]

If you’re not familiar with SOOHAN, then today you need to dedicate to SOOHAN. As far as unique sounds go, SOOHAN is locked in as not only one of the most iconic, but one of the best. Today we’re very proud to present to you the premiere his album Collective Effervescence in the dojo.

Blending sounds from across the world with electronic music is SOOHAN’s bread and butter, nobody can do it like he. With Collective Effervescence we get his usual international flare with ten tracks total. It’s a massive project, but then again all of his projects run deep. Each is a remix of a track you probably haven’t heard, but that’s totally alright. SOOHAN breathes new life into each with his own signature. Enjoy the LP today and if you haven’t checked out his other works, we highly urge you to do so!

’Im Crazy Over You’
’El Bint El Chalabiya – Traditional / arr Christiane Karam (SOOHAN Remix)’
’Ritual – Adèle & Zalem (SOOHAN Remix)’
’Somos Sur – Ana Tijoux (SOOHAN Remix)’
’Gullygyal – Rainey (SOOHAN Remix)’
’Missy Tribute’
’Jayaho Janatha – Sukhwinder Singh & Vijay Prakash (SOOHAN Remix)’
’Habib Galbi – A
WA (SOOHAN Remix)’
’San Francisco – Scott McKenzie (SOOHAN Remix)’
’I Wanna Go Home (SOOHAN’s Sleepyhead Mash)’
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[Hip-Hop] Kai Mella – Lowkey Alcoholic

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There’s a new emcee in the game that goes by the name Kai Mella. “Lowkey Alcoholic” is the first single from the project and it’s already got us hooked with its catchy hip-hop sound.

First thing that comes to mind is that this could easily be on the radio. It’s got just the right type of sound with lively lyrics and a beat that is to die for. It’s not one of those hip-hop tracks that feels watered down and lifeless, instead Kai delivers a song that’s easy to sing/rap along to while you sway to the instrumental. With this being his first single, only time will tell where he can go. Judging from this, he’s got potential to do some real damage and takeover the game.

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[R&B/Soul] Kendall Morgan – Undertow

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Let Kendall Morgan take you into the weekend with the mega chiller “Undertow” that just came out. The independent Nashville starlet has seduced us with her soulful original and we’ve got this one in repeat in the dojo.

“Undertow” is a smooth mix of soul and contemporary R&B, in a nutshell. However, what makes this song so special is the subtle nuances it has from other genres, mostly taken from electronic music. In utilizing things like subtle wobbles and spacey synths, it juxtaposes and otherworldly feel with a down to Earth sound. The producer Llamabeats really did something unique with the instrumental, but when it comes down to it the highlight is Kendall’s performance. Together they make quite a team and “Undertow” is a magnificent piece of music.

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[Music Video] Una Sand – Wanderlust

The move to create stunning lyric videos that goes beyond simple text is a great one. Una Sand follows suit with the video for her single “Wanderlust” that came out through Universal on September 22nd. As you’d imagine, it’s more music than lyric video.

The video’s concept is quite simple, allowing the viewer some degree of entertainment while still being able to retain the lyrics that pop onto the screen. Una finds herself wandering through the city, allowing us to follow her on her calming adventure. “Wanderlust” as a song is a chilled out poppy piece that is exactly what you need for your Fall playlists. Check out the video below and add it to your Spotify today.

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