Friday, June 20, 2014

Bob Moses releases two-track bundle, First To Cry

Some love for the Canadians in this review! Bob Moses is a Canadian born duo (legally, as they kindly remind us on their bio) made up of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance. They duo has known each other since taking a high school art class together but teamed up to make music several years later after running into each other in a Brooklyn parking lot.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

RE:CREATION Pre-Party at 1015 Folsom on Thursday, June 26

Are all these summer music festivals catching your eye, but are just a tad bit out of your budget? Me too. That’s why I’ll be checking out Booka Shade, Christian Martin, Kalya Scintilla and more at RE:CREATION this June 26, at 1015 Folsom

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

III Points Festival brings music, art & technology back to Miami this October 10-12

III Points returns to Miami this year for a double-dose of electric energy and cosmic good vibes. All I know is, if this year is anything like its inception, it’s sure to be a grand ole time.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hundred Waters releases sophomore album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell

The first indie pop band to join Skrillex's OWSLA label, Hundred Waters, has given us a beautifully imaginative glimpse into the possibilities of a greater folktronica presence in current electronic music.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Top 5 Tracks #5

Photo by Emilia Navarro
Every now and then you can't help but focus on a handful of songs that play on repeat. This week's top five tracks are a proper mix of genres. From alternative to funky to deep house, each one will prepare you for this year's festival season and the sleepless summer nights that await you.

Friday, May 30, 2014

DJ Dan's new album: Nothing But A Party

I started listening to Nothing But A Party in front of my laptop with headphones on. About thirty seconds into the first track, "Shake That," I was so giddy that I had to switch to bigger speakers and get up off my chair. DJ Dan did not name this album in vain; these tracks should definitely be an add-on to your next party.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quixotic and The Human Experience collaboration album, From the Outside Looking In

Although Memorial Day Weekend has come and left, the treasures of Spring can still be savored. One piece of gold in particular, From the Outside Looking in, brought to us by Quixotic and The Human Experience. A six-track wonder, this collaboration between these two complex and space-reaching acts proves to rejuvenate your imagination once and for all.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Top 5 Tracks: Summer Is Coming Edition

Summer is right around the corner and that means a plethora of new music is coming with it. Musicians have started announcing, releasing and previewing some of the hottest tracks you'll hear in the next few months in hopes that their song will be the next hit during the summer festival season. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hundred Waters Bonus Track: Nowhere

Nowhere (Bonus Track)
If you take your synth out to a meadow on a full moon, I can imagine the result will be something like this. The beginning of "Nowhere" dances on a fine line between messy staccato and patterned chaos while Nicole Migli's haunted vocals brush on an element of calm. Towards the middle of the track, Hundred Waters adds some folk into the mix, wrapping the track up in a cloud of "get away from it all" bliss. The experience speeds up a little towards the end and then slowly fades away, thanking us for our attention. After the show, I respond with a standing ovation, and press re-play.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

2nd Annual ARISE Music Festival: Uplifting the world through music

Following its successful debut last summer, ARISE Music Festival will return to the valley landscapes of Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado for its sophomore run this August 8-10. Just an hour outside of Denver, Sunrise Ranch is revered for its 100 acres of open-air red rock topography that grants guests some of the most breathtaking sceneries east of the Rockies.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Top Five Tracks #4: Funk Edition

Funk and soul are back. We are hearing the revival all around us with live brass blowing in all over the EDM scene with live acts like Pretty Lights and Gramatik, electric bass reverberating the jamtronica scene with Lettuce and STS9’s well-acclaimed new bassist, and the euphoric R&B vocalization that's permeated and progressed the synthesizer sound; it's quite indicative of our generation’s fusion of varied musical genres.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings performing at Bear Creek 2012.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Vice's 'Icy Lake' finds a new home in Brooklyn

Photo by Razberry Photography
One week ago today, VICE premiered a short film documentary about a 90's house song titled "Icy Lake." The showing and afterparty was held at a nightclub in Brooklyn called Verboten, meaning forbidden in German. The short documentary, of the same name as the house classic, chronicles a pocket of vogue dancing that took place in the late-night hours of Manhattan's 90s club scene. That night at Verboten the Night Slugs and Fade to Mind crews, who hold regular gatherings in the after-hours clubs of Europe and NYC, sought to revive both the passion and the grime of Manhattan's past dance parties.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Soul Clap All Night Long at Bardot

Ready to get funky, Miami? Prepare yourselves because tomorrow night, May 1, at Bardot, the two kings of funk known known as Soul Clap will be in command of the dance floor all night long. Making their debut appearance at Bardot, one of the best venues for up and coming acts in Miami, these two guys will not disappoint the crowd with their fresh and funky jams. Having not long ago seen their all day long b2b set with the rest of the Crew Love family at DGTL Festival, I can 100% say that it will be one heck of a party.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Top 5 Tracks: DGTL Edition

It's time for our next set of the top 5 tracks of the week, and I cannot think of a better time than the days following DGTL Festival to present them to you. With over 80 exceptional electronic DJs attending the festival on the NDSM Docklands in Amsterdam, there is no list of songs that could accurately portray the full experience of what it is like to attend DGTL. There are however, five songs that give a glimpse into how DGTL manages to bring some of the best of European electronic music to the forefront of the industry.

Friday, April 18, 2014

AURA Music & Arts Festival will be back for a 6th year in 2015!

Following our Wanee high, we’re happy to announce that AURA Music & Arts Festival will be returning to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park for its 6th year! One of our favorite mid-winter festivals at one of our favorite forest-lined venues, AURA has been providing the magic (and the funk!) year after year. The only difference? 2015 will see a new weekend for the festival, which will be moving from mid-February to March 6-8—just in time for Spring break.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Moth Equals releases third album, Sick Puppy

Who is Moth Equals? It seems as though he is a very low-key 24-year-old British music producer. He is not attached to a record label and he is not one who travels the world on tour—for now.  He makes his music available to the world by uploading it onto his Bandcamp, Soundcloud and YouTube accounts. His three full-length albums are available for download on Bandcamp using the "pay as you wish" payment plan. Any updates regarding his musical progress can be followed by reading his Facebook page. What more could you ask from an emerging artist in this day and age?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Top 5 Tracks #2

It's pretty common knowledge that the month of March yields musical madness for the lucky residents and tourists of Miami, which is why April is dedicated to overcoming an insane auditory hangover. Like a good 'ol Bloody, the music world is still there to provide us some respite from the hand that fed us (even though it is, technically, that hand in question). Which is why we feel the need to list some tracks and mixes that have us trickle tripping our way back to reality.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Emissions Music Festival: A Showcase of 2014’s West Coast Bass Culture + Ticket Giveaway

Warm spring weather is swiftly approaching, which means it’s go time for planning which outdoor festivals we’ll be attending for this year's "Festy Season." With lots of options to choose from, it is important to avoid spending exorbitant fees at commercial music festivals. Cheaper, often happier, intimate festivals like Emissions West Coast Bass Festival offer a more fruitful experience altogether.

*See end of post for ticket giveaway details*

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Hudson Project announces initial lineup, tickets on sale now

While we here at Bionic Beatlab have been avid supporters of Camp Bisco throughout the years, and are sad to hear news of its current hiatus status, we are proud to welcome MCP Presents' newest endeavor: The Hudson Project.

Hotel Garuda remixes Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness"

Here's a track we can all agree has been overplayed everywhere from the radio to the club, trashy house parties, and our living room dancefloors. Not that it's a bad song or anything, but every song has its time and this one has clearly struck midnight on itself.

Luckily for us, Hotel Garuda has exercised their talents once more and redressed Lana Del Rey's highest charting Billboard hit, "Summertime Sadness," back into a tune we can't resist playing. The duo has earned a media spotlight in recent months for their disco-infused remixes from Disclosure to Corona and now this pop bombshell beauty.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thee Oh Sees please with news of new album, Drop

Thee Oh Sees know what they are doing; they made us cry when they announced their indefinite hiatus back in December. We were left to sulk in the dry spell void of live performances or mind-melting new music. And now they give us a consolation gift, “Drop,” the title-track teaser from their upcoming album.

Bicycle Day Weekend: Celebrating the Revival of Renaissance

It is a New Age. It is an Age of unprecedented change, an Age of inclusive spirituality without borders, an age of holistic approaches to higher planes of consciousness, an Age of Mind, Body, and Spirit. It is the age of the Visionaries.

Monday, April 7, 2014

DGTL Artist Spotlight: Hot Since 82

In exactly 12 days, the NDSM docklands in Amsterdam will bring some of the best underground electronic music acts together with people from around the globe as part of this year's DGTL Festival.

By day, the waterfront and shipbuilding warehouses will fuse together to create a unique, industrial environment; by night, pretvormers (Dutch for "fun-makers") of dragons and dinosaurs will roam the earth alongside the fire-spitting mechanical dog named LRRY, enticing all festival goers in their paths.

With its eccentric visual artist roster, unconventional landscape and talented lineup, the DGTL experience is going to change people's minds about how far music festivals can go to entertain guests with both art and music.

There is one Leeds based producer whose simple sounding, yet complexly produced house music will be featured on Day two of DGTL— his name is Daley Padley, aka Hot Since 82. Named the UK's new house superstar by Mixmag in March, things are looking up for this DJ. Introduced to clubbing from the ripe age of 14, he has had a whirlwind of a career ever since his 2011 track "Let It Ride" was released on Noir Music.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Top 5 Tracks: WMC Edition

Looking back on this year's Winter Music Conference, it is evident that dance music is still in the process of switching up its game no matter which genre is on the mainstream pipeline. The focus of this year placed a heavy emphasis on a cross section of styles including techno, deep house and, of course, chart-topping big room EDM, leaving a melting pot of musical tastes to be heard and digested.
Max Fesl

Friday, April 4, 2014

Discover New Talents Online and Offline with Emerging Ibiza

Invading the picturesque White Isle of Ibiza this May 27-31 is the brand new festival Emerging Ibiza. This event is unlike any other music show or festival that you will encounter this year. With the stream of summer festival lineups slowly being released, Emerging Ibiza is doing something different. Instead of trying to attract the hottest top DJ acts as headliners, Emerging Ibiza is providing the best platform for aspiring, up and coming artists to get their music out to a worldwide audience. The compilation of the lineup is what makes this one of the most exciting, breakthrough festivals of 2014.