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[Dancehall] Offrami – Kumbaye feat. Rotex

offrami
Kumbaye (feat. Rotex)

Challenging the American perspective on dance music, offrami is the cultured LA producer that enlightening the masses with each release. After exploring his craft professionally for a few years, offrami scored official remixes for notable artists by the likes of Nick Jonas and Bishop Briggs. On a mission to blend world cultures through his humbled creation, the Lebanon-raised artist traveled across the globe to film a music video in Kenya, showcasing daily life in an often misunderstood region.

On a mission to unite music from all over the world, it’s safe to say that offrami is fearless. His latest track “Kumbaye” featuring rapper Rotex is a breezy afro-centric dance joint with a colorful presence. Channeling the sounds of an oceanside vacation “Kumbaye” is as profound as it is lively. Driving hooks and catchy rhythms cascade atop Rotex’s buoyant flow, making “Kumbaye” one of offrami’s finest tracks to date. More than just music and creation, offrami is a mission-driven initiative.  

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[Electro House] Kermode feat. Eagle Child – Sideways

Kermode
Sideways Ft. Eagle Child

Robust and electrifying, Vancouver’s own Kermode strikes gold with his latest release, “Sideways” featuring Eagle Child. The second single to his upcoming “Retro Ghost” album, “Sideways” is a head-banging testimonial to the never-fading genre of electro-bass. At the epicenter of this awe-inspiring track, Kermode manipulates dangerous frequencies that cascade atop rigorous transitions, illuminating his signature dexterity. A vigilante of assertive EDM, it comes as no surprise that Kermode’s latest drop is as phenomenal as his previous releases. Tune into this earth shattering masterpiece to prepare yourself for the glory that will soon come to fruition as “Retro Ghost”.

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FINNEAS – Landmine (Aire Atlantica Remix) [TMN Premiere]

FINNEAS
Landmine (Aire Atlantica Remix)

LA-based singer/songwriter FINNEAS has been reaching incredible heights at such a young age, both in his music and performances. Not to mention that he’s also currently on tour with his multi-talented sister, Billie Eilish. With his success consistently climbing and his fanbase steadily increasing, it’s no surprise that his music – namely his recent single “Landmine“- caught the attention of up and coming producer, Aire Atlantica.

Springing off of the momentum he received from his last release, “Cut You Off,” the NY-native decides to provide his own take on FINNEAS’ upbeat pop original. The remix however, is not for the faint of heart. Aire Atlantica reels listeners in almost instantly with energizing snares that pave the way for a cinematic build up right before he introduces the main course, an amalgamation of electrifying glitches, funk-inspired beats and harmonic layers. His eclectic style of production makes for an unparalleled chemistry with FINNEAS’ modulated voice as it molds effortlessly around every word. Emitting just as much heat as this season’s sun, it goes without saying that Aire’s remix will be one of your go-to plays this Summer.

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VALENTINE Feat. Halpe & Chuck Sutton – Falling

VALENTINE & Halpe
Falling (feat. Chuck Sutton)

Kansas-based producer VALENTINE is taking listeners on a ride through the galaxy with his latest work, “Falling.” Enlisting the help of fellow artist Halpe and vocalist Chuck Sutton, this futuristic single combines a heavy bass line with unparalleled synth work while it tells a personal love story between VALENTINE and his fiancé. The foundation comes together through hard breaks, oscillating notes and layers of glitchy synths. The song comes to complete fruition with the final addition of Sutton’s husky vocals for an unparalleled musical experience that you won’t be able to resist.

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[Event Review] Grooving Through Wonderland

Looking at the NOS Event Center from the outside, you’d never think that Insomniac would be able to transform the traditional fairgrounds into the Alice & Wonderland themed massive event that it is.

It was somewhere between walking into the Queen’s Domain Stage for the first time, with royal banners draped down from a regal dome and the stained-glass windows of a virtual castle dance on the huge Main Stage LED screens; Between fairytale teapot art cars that stood comically 15ft high just outside with their caretakers fresh out of mind-bending tea party with the mad hatter himself; and between watching every rendition of Wonderland’s vibrant characters stream into the venue all around me that I realized I had already I had already tripped and fallen deep into the Rabbit Hole.

The event was outstanding, even through a chilly rain the first day. If anything the stages had even more memorable crowds with everyone dancing and staying in cover to keep warm and dry.

The Mad Hatter’s Castle was the favorite music stage this year, featuring outrageous sets from the likes of R3HAB, Electric Mantis, Black Tiger Sex Machine, & Australian artist Just A Gent. Christofi dropped an awesome, intimate set early on Day 2 at the Queens Domain that went off too. Personal best set of the weekend? Valentino Khan.

With VIP experiences being hit or miss, I was excited to see what this years looked like. The Gypsy Shrine was there in all their glitter & jewels making people fabulous and there was a massive recreated mad hatter tea party table for photo ops. What truly stood out as I explored the space was an explosion of what was referred to as “wellness technology”.

A massive spinning bed that rotated 13 times per minute to balance the body’s equilibrium. Light therapy masks. Vibrating beds known as SoundLounges. Virtual Reality Experiences. Live Art. An Augmented Reality wall. The list goes on, but I was blown away.

The Courtiers were brought in by Insomniac to curate the space known as ‘The Quantum Lounge’ and they partnered with a company in the emerging cryptocurrency space called Swarm Fund to do it. The Virtual Reality was using the game Sound Self, where the object is to fill objects with your voice. Using tones, fractal patterns actually respond to the user’s voice to create intricate, hypnotic patterns. It was a trip watching how people interacted with the game, with one girl singing into the game creating incredible patterns.

After my experience there, I moved onto the SoundLounge. I was given headphones and laid down on a futuristic black bed, choosing a 5 minute audio track called “Abundance” that had been designed by a doctor to facilitate relaxation in the body. Almost instantly after I was placed in the lounge and the track started, I could feel a massive bass wave pulse through the my body and drop all tension away. It was way beyond my expectations, with one guest sitting up saying it was one of the best festival experiences they’d ever had.

I spent more time here engaged than any other VIP space I can remember. The live art was truly outstanding and left plenty of room to lounge around on light-up, fiberglass pods that were essentially art installations and seating at the same time. The Quantum Lounge was a perfect recharge and entertainment experience that every VIP experience could look to for inspiration. Truly the last piece of the puzzle to bring me fully into Wonderland and send me back onto the festival dance floor feeling my best.

All in all Beyond Wonderland was an awesome event, and a perfect introductory experience for me – showcasing how far they’ve come in the event’s 8yr run. With an amazing lineup, art installations, stages, and an outrageous VIP I left remembering why I come to these events. To connect with myself and the other amazing humans that call this otherworldly combination of music and immersive art home.

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[Electronic] MOONZz – Home (Prod. by SACHI)

MOONZz x SACHI
Home

LA-based vocalist MOONZz has impressed us with her first 2017 release “Navigator,” and blown us away with her recently re-imagined version featuring production by New Zealand’s SACHI. “Home” adds the summer, pool-side sparkle to an already strong vocal track with popping synths and an up beat melody. This paired with the sultry feel of MOONZz’s voice has this track slated to be one of the hottest of the summer.

MOONZz shows no sign of slowing down between building a four piece band for her upcoming Summer and Fall tour and working on her 2nd EP, due this Fall. With collaborations including Khamsin, STINT, SRNO, Netsky, Armin Cekin and more to be featured on the upcoming EP, this vocalist is on our top watch list. Avoid missing what MOONZz has to offer by streaming here or purchasing via iTunes here.

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[Electronic] Kllo – Virtue

Kllo
Virtue

On the heels of a lengthy world tour, Australian electronic pop duo Kllo have returned to share new music with us. Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam have a catchy sound characterized by Kaul’s ethereal vocals overlaid on intricate electronic production. They’ve found much success with previous EPs Cusp and Well-Worn, which is why we’re delighted by their announcement for debut LP Backwater, due out later this year on Ghostly.

In anticipation of their album, Kllo have released lead single “Virtue” today. Kaul’s distinctive singing style rings true throughout the song, while the duo’s electronic production talents shine. The cousins claim to draw inspiration from the xx, which is made clear by their conjunction of moody pop vocals and UK garage/techno style beats. If you’re a fan of this tune,  preorder Backwater here or catch them on tour in Europe/Australia at the end of this year.

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