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[Electronic] What So Not feat. LPX – Better

“Better” is more than just a song from What So Not and LPX. It was created to inspire, to pull people out from any dark place they might find themselves in. After listening, it certainly catalyzes a feeling of awe and motivation.

It’s not one of those inspiring tracks that tries to be overly upbeat. Instead its honest with its intent, building a complex soundscape that portrays each emotion involved. Both the dark and light are brought together in a powerful record that happens to be What So Not’s first original release in 2017. It’s nice to hear him back in action putting out great work and we hope more comes soon. For those of you who want “Better” you can get a copy from digital platforms today.

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[Trap] GTA & What So Not – Feel It feat. Tunji (FIGHT CLVB Remix)

GTA & What So Not
Feel It ft. Tunji (FIGHT CLVB Remix)

Mmmmmm, this new remix from FIGHT CLVB is the B’s knees. “Feel It” by GTA, What So Not and Tunji is what got flipped by the duo. Not an easy track to try and remix, but FIGHT CLVB killed it with this one. I don’t mean they just did a good job on it; I mean they really knocked it out of the park without any doubt.

First off, the song starts right into some sweet dembow, throwing some love moombah’s way in the introduction. As much as we wanted to hear moombah, they hit us with something even more ferocious. A twerk-savvy drop got our booties shaking right away and we didn’t stop until the song was over. Then we restarted it and proceeded to do it all over again. FIGHT CLVB continue to put out amazing tunes of different styles, showing over and over that they are underrated. At some point dance music listeners are going to realize what they’ve been missing out on, and the FIGHT CLVB train is going to be packed to the brim.

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[Festival Review] Life on the Incline: Sasquatch!, the Gorge and the Hill’s Eternal Serenity

17496069434_2c6a933028_oThere’s nothing quite like the sensation of sitting sideways atop the slope of the Gorge Amphitheater’s hill at Sasquatch! Music Festival overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. Add entrancing music to a background that no picture or piece of art could ever do justice; and, at that intersection, you’ll find the happy place Squatchers look forward to all year. The so-far-past picturesque backdrop sets the tone for the festival but, with arguably one of its best lineups yet, was a far cry from Sasquatch’s only attraction this year. Rather, the main stage’s slope served as the much-needed anchor after a dance party at the Chupacabra tent or Big Foot stage—a place to lie, head up or down, and absorb the collective consciousness of thousands of equally inspired concertgoers.

Music festivals have become such chaotic events and Sasquatch! is, certainly not an exception, but it’s that same comfort felt on the hill that permeates throughout the entire campground. No matter what you’re going through or how you’re feeling, the hill will take your emotional state to serenity, where it belongs.

18009447496_4d9cd9882f_oWords, photos and songs really can’t do justice to just how incredible the Squatch is but we’ve done our best to recap, from our perspective, the musical highlights from the 4 days. For those of you who were there, we hope this brings you back even if just a little bit and for those who weren’t, well, you’re going to want to be there next year after peeping our recap.

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Coachella 2015 – Must See Acts [TMN EDITORS’ PICKS]

TMNCoachThe spectacle and legend of Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival seems to grow every year and, although it’s certainly reached a critical mass at this point, it proves time and time again to be worth the trip. After breaking box office records for consecutive years, Coachella continues blazing ahead in 2015 with a deep, diverse lineup and some of their most ambitious projects to date including their largest investment in art installations ever. With the first weekend kicking off this Friday, the set times for Coachella were finally let loose yesterday bringing up the regular scheduling conflicts and tough decisions. To make things easier for you all, we’ve decided to lay out our top acts to see every day chronologically. We hope this serves as a useful guide as you prepare for the whirlwind of emotion that is Coachella. Best advice we can give you all: keep good company, don’t sweat (figuratively, of course, perspiration is imminent) and most importantly be safe. Hope to run in to some of you ninjas there!

P.S. We didn’t forget the Do Lab! You can find our Do Lab picks on the final page.

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[Electronic] What So Not – Gemini (feat. George Maple)

What So Not
Gemini Ft. George Maple

Although Flume and Emoh Instead have parted ways as What So Not, their long-anticipated collaborative EP is still on schedule for release and Emoh plans to continue the project, both through shows and new music, under the same name. Today, we finally get the first single, and title track, from their Gemini EP featuring fellow Australian and immensely talented songstress George Maple. In a recent interview with Dancing Astronaut, Emoh Instead suggested that the creative direction on the EP would feature a departure from early What So Not. While “Gemini” certainly fits that description, What So Not’s core elements remain in-tact but with a more chilled-out, atmospheric approach. Maple’s flawless vocals add a unique depth that leads into a minimal synth drop cultivating something that would make for an emotional moment during a live set. Get lost in this intriguing joint above and make sure to catch What So Not live either solo or at your local major music festival–tour dates here.

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