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[San Diego Giveaway] Amtrac & Hotel Garuda @ Bang Bang – 2/26

While Amtrac and Hotel Garuda‘s Lost In Motion Tour is coming to your city in full force, we have some GREAT news for all you SD ninjas and ninjettes. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to their show at Bang Bang on Feb 26 to one lucky winner! If you’ve been dying to see your favorite DJs live and haven’t gotten your tickets yet, here’s your chance. To enter the contest, simply fill out this form below with your FIRST and LAST name, as well as your EMAIL address, then click submit. That’s literally all you have to do!

Few rules, of course:

  • You must be 21+ enter
  • TWO tickets will be given to ONE winner
  • Winner will be selected on Thursday night 2/25

Here’s the event page if you want to find out more about their tour. And for those of you who want to purchase tickets, you can do it here. Act fast – they’re going to be sold out VERY soon, considering how many people get down with Amtrac and Hotel Garuda. Make sure to listen to our playlist below to get a sneak peek to what they have in store for us on Friday. Hope to see y’all there!

’Amtrac – DARKEST SOUND’
’Amtrac – LONG NIGHTS’
’Amtrac – ONCE IS ENOUGH’
’kiiara – Feels (Hotel Garuda Remix)’
’Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Make You Feel (Hotel Garuda Remix)’
’Royal – Passenger (Hotel Garuda Remix)’

ENTER GIVEAWAY TO WIN AMTRAC & HOTEL GARUDA TICKETS

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[Festival Preview] CRSSD Festival: Oliver Nelson’s Prep Playlist, San Diego 10/1-2

San Diego isn’t the first locale you think of when talking about big music festivals but that’s changed quickly this year with the help of CRSSD Festival, a collaboration between San Diego’s FNGRS CRSSD & festival heavy weights Goldenvoice. With a stacked bill and idyllic backdrop, the first installment in March proved a huge success (you can read our review here) helping cultivate a fanbase sure to bring their friends along this time around. The fall edition of CRSSD boasts possibly an even stronger lineup than the last promising the perfect place to both see some of your favorite acts and discover new ones. For all you ninjas who will be in Waterfront Park next weekend, nu-disco aficionado Oliver Nelson, who will be playing at the City Steps stage, put together a playlist to help you prepare. If you’re still undecided, it’s not too late–you can grab tickets here.

’Mark Ronson – I Can’t Lose Ft. Keyone Starr (Pomo Remix)’
’TIEKS – Sunshine ft. Dan Harkna (Radio Edit)’
’Julio Bashmore – Holding On feat. Sam Dew’
’Thundercat – ‘Them Changes”
’Miami Horror – Sober feat Queen Magic (Childish Gambino Cover)’
’Benet – Foolture’
’Felon – Isla Feat. Kaleem Taylor (Radio Edit)’
’Tobtok – Shelter ft. Alex Mills’
’Sam Padrul – Why Do I Do (Ft. Jason Gaffner)’
’Years & Years – Desire (Jerry Folk Remix)’
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[Event Review] Kygo – Bang Bang, San Diego

(PC: Lori Luers)

Kygo was nothing short of amazing last Saturday in San Diego. Taking topical house to Bang Bang in downtown SD, Kygo brought down the HOUSE (get it?) and gave a high energy performance on stage. The 22-year-old producer from Norway started off the night with one of his most played remixes, “I See Fire”, which immediately got the crowd pumped up and cheering in excitement. It’s hard to imagine how he managed to channel such positive energy from his music, as you see nothing but smiles across the venue.

Playing banger remix after remix, Kygo’s performance was entertaining throughout his entire set. Some notable highlights include “Cut Your Teeth” by Kyla La Grange, “Stolen Dance” by Milky Chance and “Midnight” by Coldplay. To everyone’s surprise, he even threw in unreleased material in his set, include a BANKS remix that left the crowd in awe. Being comparably slower and more mellow than other deep house music, Kygo’s tropical house showed such distinctiveness and character while being massively appealing. It is amusing to see how his music got everyone dancing their pants off and singing along to all the lyrics, even though tropical house seemed an acquired taste for club music.

To close off his set, Kygo dropped “Sexual Healing” and his remix of Ed Sheeran vs Passenger “No Diggity X Thrift Shop”, ending the night on a high note. You could tell everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music just as much as Kygo did. While his remixes undoubtedly steal everyone’s heart, we would love to see more original material and collaborations.

Following his replacement of the almighty Avicii at TomorrowWorld, Kygo continued to prove that he’s one of the frontrunners of the revival movement of house music. Being able to attract such a large following in just a year’s time says something about Kygo’s talent.

To catch the rest of his Endless Summer Tour with Kygo and friends (Amtrac and Anna Lunoe), check out the following dates:

10/12     The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

10/14     The Beacham – Orlando, FL

10/15     The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

10/16     Society For Arts & Technology – Montreal, QC

10/17     Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

10/18     Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

Ed Sheeran
I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
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[Event Review] Two Nights of Slow Magic

Slow Magic at The Independent in SF. Photo cred: Justin Yee (@yeesus)

Slow Magic at The Independent in San Francisco. Photo cred: Justin Yee (IG: @yeesus)

Gold Panda
Brazil (Slow Magic Remix)

In support of his stellar new album, Slow Magic launched the How to Run Away tour last week with over 20 U.S. dates scheduled between now and mid-October. Two of our ninjas had the pleasure of covering a couple of the tour’s earliest stops and were both blown away by the energy of the performance. Read each of their accounts below and check out the mysterious producer’s upcoming tour dates here. In case you missed it, you can also read our recent interview with Slow Magic here. Continue reading

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