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Mixtape From Mystery Skulls + Tour Dates

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“some of the most addictive, hypnotizing disco-pop jams you’ll hear” –COMPLEX 

Skulls’ tunes are one part electro, another indie-pop, and a whole lotta soul all wrapped into one package”- THUMP

“He sings, he DJs, he produces, he stuns… Tantalizing disco-inspired harmonies will no-doubt get you dancing”. –VIBE

“Every live Mystery Skulls show maintains a juxtaposition between the energy and grittiness of a DIY show with his infectious and dance-worthy productions and vocals. Forever is a disco house and funk-infused album” – DJ MAG USA

Following some time off after two tours with Cherub, spot dates around the globe, and commissioned remixes, sound architect Mystery Skulls will hit the road in August for a 7 day, 7-city tour run that begins Friday August 21st in Brooklyn and ends Friday August 28th in his former stomping grounds of Toronto.

Routing and ticket links are as follows:
DATE               CITY                             VENUE

FRI 8/21            Brooklyn, NY                Baby’s All Night                        TICKETS
SAT 8/22           New York, NY               Mercury Lounge                        TICKETS
SUN 8/23          Baltimore, MD               The Metro Gallery                     TICKETS
TUE 8/25           Philadelphia, PA           Ortlieb’s Lounge                        TICKETS
WED 8/26         Cambridge, MA             Brighton Music Hall                   TICKETS
THU 8/27           Pittsburgh, PA              Brillobox                                   TICKETS
FRI 8/28            Toronto, ON                  Drake Hotel                               TICKETS
To coincide with the tour, Mystery Skulls takes his eclectic ear and genre-bending stylings to produce a specially curated mix to hold over fans while (re)introducing the sounds popularized in his Forever debut last year which featured appearances from Nile Rodgers, Brandy and Snowblood.

Listen: Mystery Skulls Summer 2015 Mixtape

 

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Cut Copy Mixtape

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Listen / download: Cut Copy – A Forest Through The Trees Mixtape

Cut Copy’s live performances are revered by fans and critics alike as an international festival staple that never fails to leave thousands enraptured, but DJing has always been an essential part of their career. No strangers to the decks, the band is thrilled to announce their first-ever proper DJ tour, making stops in LA, SF, Chicago, NYC’s PS1 series and more. Cutters labelmate Knightlife will join Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford & Tim Hoey on the majority of headline shows, and the combination should bring an unstoppable delicious groove through the night.

“We’ve always DJed as long as the band has been around, and club culture is an important part of what Cut Copy is about,” frontman Dan Whitford explains. “From the ‘Fabric Live’ series Cut Copy mixed in 2006, to the underground Melbourne dance compilation ‘Oceans Apart’ that we curated and mixed last year, this has been an important part of our musical makeup. So I guess it’s probably overdue that we’re finally doing proper DJ touring this year.”

In celebration of the upcoming DJ Tour, the band have released a brand new mixtape called A Forest Through The Trees, which effortlessly blends classics from Talking Heads, Chemical Brothers and Durutti Column with contemporary blazers from Jamie XX, John Talabot and Four Tet. It’s a great example of the band’s deep knowledge of dance music history and thirst for the newest grooves, a combination that is sure to set dancefloors alight.

 “Every so often while we’re writing new music I’ll make a mixtape for the other guys in the band, or one of the other guys will put something together for us to get inspired by. It’s our band’s way of staying in tune about music we’re discovering while we’re apart.,” explains Whitford. “I’vebeen doing some low key DJ’ing on my own a little bit over recent months, so I’ve included a lot of tunes I’ve been playing out. But I’ve also weaved in some more esoteric stuff that I’ve been listening to at home. It’s a bit like emptying out musical part of my brain and putting it on tape.”

Cut Copy DJ Tour Dates

7/2: Dallas, TX @ It’ll DO
7/3: Philadelphia, PA @ The Dolphin
7/4: New York, NY @ PS1
7/4: Washington, DC @ U Hall
7/5: San Diego, CA @ FNGRS CRSSD
7/8: Costa Mesa, CA @ La Cave
7/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Called Rhonda
7/11: Toronto, ON @ Studio Bar
7/12: Chicago, IL @ Mambys Festival
7/15: Denver, CO @ 1UP
7/16: Seattle, WA @ Q Nightclub
7/17: Vancouver, BC @ Pemberton
7/18: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

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Slaptop’s New Song “Distraction”

Photo Credit: Valeria Podoynitsyn

Photo Credit: Valeria Podoynitsyn

12/31 – South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Snow Globe Festival

San Francisco’s Slaptop released his highly anticipated second single “Distraction”, following up his debut “Sunrise”.

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Listen: Slaptop – “Distraction”

Earlier Slaptop released an official remix for for Maroon 5’s hit single “Maps” (listen below). This remix followed ZHU “Faded” (Slaptop Remix) and Jaymes Young “Habits Of My Heart” (Slaptop Remix), which went to #1 on the Hype Machine charts.

Listen/download: Maroon 5- Maps (Slaptop Remix)

Listen/download: Zhu – Faded (Slaptop Remix)

Listen: Jaymes Young – Habits Of My Heart (Slaptop Remix)

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Thump ON DECK: Slaptop mixtape HERE

Slaptop’s debut track “Sunrise” immediately shot to the top 5 of iTunes’ electronic charts and top 3 of the Hype Machine charts. It was featured in the FIFA 2015 video game and entered the UK Shazam Charts and even featured in the “15 billion total Shazams” promo video. The music video, which captures an all night adventure until sunrise, can be seen below if you haven’t checked it out. Buzzfeed called it one of the best songs of summer.

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New Mixtape From Escort

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Over the past few months, NYC’s Escort have shared two highly anticipated new singles, “Barbarians” and “Cabaret,” following the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. In celebration of the band’s US tour (and first live gig in Detroit), the band has shared the “Gov’t Shutdown Throwdown” Mixtape. Featuring Italo oddities, forgotten midwest house classics, their favorite Ron Hardy edit and an exclusive preview of “All Night People” by Funn City (1st release on Darshan Jesrani’s brand new Startree imprint!) the “Gov’t Shutdown Throwdown” Mixtape premiered with VICE’s Noisey and is available HERE.

Stream: Escort – Gov’t Shutdown Throwdown Mixtape

Founded by Eugene Cho & Dan Balis and fronted by the powerful vocals of Adeline Michèle, Escort makes music that pays homage to the classics while remaining fresh and modern. The Cabaret & Barbarians singles are out now via Escort Records and fans will have new chances to catch their spectacular live show as they hit the road with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound this fall!

Tour Dates:

* =  w/ JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
11/10: Miami, FL @ Friends of Nature Festival
11/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
11/15: Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag *
11/16: Chicago, IL @ Metro *
11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
11/18: Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre *
11/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *
11/21: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
11/22: Washington, DC @ Black Cat DC *
11/23: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House *
12/4: London, UK @ Queen of Hoxton
12/6: Rennes, FR @ Trans Musicales
12/7: Rennes, FR @ Trans Musicales
12/8: Dublin, IR @ Bodytonic

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MIXTAPE: Bassnectar’s European Vacation!

The California-based DJ, producer and virtuosic maestro of all things bassy, and the man who has singlehandedly sold more hard concert tickets in North America than any other EDM artist this year (Deadmau5, Guetta, Skrillex, Avicii, Tiesto…the lot!) – is about to set off on his most gargantuan European tour yet!
Aptly christened “Bassnectar’s European Vacation” the original long-haired, dubbed-up superstar will play a total of 13 shows throughout Europe this summer, taking on a mixture of mammoth club gigs and eye-watering festival stages. Watch the official tour video below:
In preparation for the colossal occasion he’s also now decided to share a tasty, eclectic, bass-driven MIXTAPE.
 “These are a few insane bangers which I decided to compile for my month long summer vacation in Europe. We will be hitting 13 shows (festivals & clubs) and this is a selection of dirty music which I hope you enjoy when you find yourself in a high-speed chase, or tightrope-walking between skyscrapers in a windy metropolis, or sumo-wrestling someone much larger than you…” – Bassnectar
Enjoy!

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Download: Track and Mixtape from Gemini Club

Indie-electronic dance band, Gemini Club, are pleased to announce their new tour dates for this September.  The three-piece have wowed their hometown of Chicago for the past two years with their unique live shows and now, for the first time, are expanding their live performance to North America’s North East.  The band will be performing songs from the Future Tidings EP as well as their lastest EP release, Here We Sit.

Part of the band’s live allure lies within their tech-savvy nature. Known for their innovative techniques, the band have developed their own “rigs” which allow on-the-fly remixing of the songs, creating one-of-kind performances unlike any other.

In addition, the band will be carrying out a new mixtape series every month.  Pigeons and Planes has just premiered the first of the series which can be heard and downloaded here.  Furthermore, the band has recently released their third single from the Here We Sit EP, “Sparklers”.

Download: Gemini Club – “Sparklers”

Gemini Club Tour Dates:

  • 9/5 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN
  • 9/6 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
  • 9/7 – Pianos (Lounge) – New York, NY
  • 9/9 –  The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY
  • 9/11 – The Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
  • 9/12 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
  • 9/13 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH

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Mixtape: Theophilus London – Rose Island Vol. I

Download the new mixtape Rose Island Vol. I from Theophilus London

Theophilus London is no stranger to the mix tape. After a busy couple years of putting out official releases – Lovers Holiday EP in Feb 2011, Timez Are Weird These Days in July 2011 and Timez Are Weird These Nights in April of this year – TL returns to the internets with his highly anticipated mixtape Rose Island Vol. 1, the follow up to 2010’s I Want You mixtape. Your soundtrack to summer has arrived.

Download: Theophilus London – Rose Island Vol. 1

Theophilus recorded most of Rose Island during Christmas in his NYC studio. In typical TL fashion, there’s something for everyone on Rose Island Vol. 1 which is filled with hip hop bangers, electronic club tracks, sing along anthems and, of course, a couple slow jams. Rose Island is an imaginary place in TL’s head where he goes when he needs to escape reality and time. Some of the mix tape highlights include A$AP Rocky, Big Boi, upcoming Producer Lunice, and many more. He also Covers Pharrell Willams “Take it off’ and reworks Wang Chung’s classic “Dance Hall Days.”

Always striving for the full experience, Theophilus has linked with luxury shoe company on the rise Del Toro to design the official Rose Island Slippers. Now fans can listen in the comfort of a custom TL slipper, the same slippers he rocked while creating Rose Island Vol 1. The Rose Island Slipper are limited in quantity and available for pre-order now at http://lvrs.tl/velvetrose.html

Theophilus London is currently out touring the world and has already begun work on the follow to Timez Are Weird These Days as well as his Rose Island Vol. 2 mix tape.

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Free Mixtape: TV Girl – The Wild, The Innocent, The TV Shuffle

Click image to download indie pop duo TV Girl’s new mixtape: The Wild, The Innocent, The TV Shuffle

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Gordon Voidwell: Whitney Houston Tribute Video

Gordon Voidwell teamed up with NYC’s Kids Table production crew for his new track “XO Boyfriend” to create a music video that draws from Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” video.  The styling, choreography, set design, and photography all take cues from Whitney’s mid-80’s classic.  The homage was filmed in a hot Brooklyn warehouse in the summer of 2011, but GV had been keeping it under wraps until the right moment, which unfortunately arose this week with the untimely passing of the legendary singer.

In regards to the concept of the video, director Steve Pristin says “Gordon Voidwell’s music and style is often compared to artists of the 80’s — rather than fight that notion I wanted to fully embrace it, while paying homage to one of the most iconic musicians and music videos of the 1980’s. Growing up, in my home, Whitney Houston was viewed with a reverence unmatched – she will be deeply missed.”

Gordon Voidwell, who just this past week released his brand new MalcolmXXXMclaren mixtape added, “It’s amazing to think that in 48 short years, Whitney Houston covered the entire range of human emotion through music. From epic love ballads to 808-driven synthpop to gospel music, her voice spoke the complexity and depth of being human. On a selfish level, I’m saddened to think there will never be any new Whitney Houston music. She’s inspired a lot of what i do.”

Free Download: MalcolmXXXMclaren Mixtape

 

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New Video: Outasight – “Tonight is the Night” (+ free mixtape download)

The video for Outasight‘s track “Tonight is the Night” has been released! Check it out! I don’t know about you, but it makes me wanna parrrrrrr-ty…and ride bikes through the city at night.

Things are really taking off for Outasight. He’s just taped a performance for an episode of 90210 that will air in December and appeared on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live yesterday. “Tonight Is The Night” is one of the hottest songs in the country right now as the song has starting burning up the radio charts. In its first week at radio, “Tonight Is The Night” was the #1 most added song on Top 40 radio.

Billboard recently ran a story where Outasight reflects on the sudden exposure. “There are so many ways to distinguish yourself, doing shows, doing mixtapes, or doing videos, and the label has been extremely supportive in all that process,” Outasight says. “Things are really starting to whirl now. It’s been a lot of hard work to get to this point, but it’s fun. It’s real. I’ve enjoyed it and I’m taking it all in.”

Free Download: Outasight and DJ Benzi’s “Get It Together” mixtape

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