Don’t Miss Thriftworks @ WONDERBAR in Allston, MA Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ethereal, mysterious, psychedelic, and eclectic are some of the words used to describe Thriftworks’ unique sound. Jake Atlas AKA Thriftworks started making music when he was just sixteen, living in his hometown of Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. He moved to the East Bay of CA in the fall of 2008 to attend Ex’pression College for Digital Arts. He now lives with two roommates who he closely collaborates with. Jacob Van Leeuwen, aka Jake Lion creates all of Atlas’ album artwork and Diamond Harris, aka Mythicalifornian is a rapper he has worked with since 2009. Harris’ voice is featured in a few of Thriftworks’ songs, although so distorted it can be hard to recognize as even human. This mutilation of sound is what makes Thriftworks’ music so mythical and intriguing.

His latest album; The Feather and the Sword brings listeners through a unique journey with every song having it’s own special character. A magical foundation of bass, along with multiple bizarre and trippy layers of vocal samples come together to create a sonic adventure. This album has a more tribal feel than his other songs, deeply rooted in percussion and featuring several flute like samples that carry through the album. Each song has a meditative, calming beat that drives and unites the rest of the melodic samples. Bone Roaster’s anthem stood out to me in terms of rhythm and repetition that sends you into a trance like state. Ultimately, this is a meditative album that explores both the recognizable and unrecognizable sounds of nature. The last song of the EP; Vanilla Pea Milker is the most liquid and mesmerizing of them all. The rhythm is much more subtle in this song, with soft vibrations of a distant guitar, bells and synths that later come in to drive the song to a blissful conclusion.

After releasing this album, Thriftworks is touring through the US and is playing at Wonderbar in Allston, on April 16th. Tickets are just $12 – a steal for the incredible experience his live performance will be. Grab your tickets now, this is a concert you don’t want to miss.

Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1448394-thriftworks-allston/

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Get Ready For A Magical Night At DC’s Echostage With Above And Beyond

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All trance lovers out there know about Above and Beyond. The trio has been respected in both the trance and larger EDM family alike for over a decade now since they launched their own label Anjunabeats, in 1999. Their success can be attributed to not only their dreamy music, but the remarkable way it brings people together from all over the world. In fact, they made history on Saturday, Oct. 18 when they became the first British group to sell out a show at Madison Square Garden-in just 12 hours. People travelled miles to come together to hear them broadcast the 100th episode of their weekly radio Group Therapy. Group Therapy draws in roughly 25 million listeners in more than 30 countries. If that’s not impressive, then consider the fact that they are still going stronger than ever since their latest album We Are All We Need. This album received tremendous success, and the first track of the album “We Are All We Need” (a collaboration with singer/songwriter Zoë Johnston) received a Grammy title nomination.

If you haven’t heard this album yet, I highly suggest you take some time to listen to the gorgeous melodies that have you transported into a ethereal trance universe wherever you may be. Furthermore, you should do yourself a favor and buy tickets to see their nearly sold out show at DC’s Echostage on July 1st and 3rd. It is sure to be a night you will never forget!

Get your tickets here today!

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Upcoming Above and Beyond Tour Will Blow Your Mind

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Trance fans out there, listen up. Above and Beyond are touring right now and you don’t want to miss their show! The tour began 28th of April in London and they will soon come to deliver their incredible sound to the US. For those who are unfamiliar, Above and Beyond is a British trio consisting of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki. They are extremely well known and respected in the electronic music world, and also are the creators of the notable Anjunabeats label.

On 19th January, they released their latest album called We Are All We Need, which blew away fans with it’s ethereal quality. With a strong emphasis on angelic vocals and progressive chords, this album spoke to the souls of many and was a huge success. “We’re All We Need” feat Zoë Johnston was a notable gem in the collection that received over 5 million views on Youtube.

They also have a awesome radio show which was recently renamed to Group Therapy. Each new episode full of their favorite trance selections is followed by many trance heads who listen to it religiously; reaching 30 million fans in 35 countries every week. Take a listen to episode 114, which is the We Are All We Need album special (you won’t regret it).

On Saturday the 18th of October, they made history and became the first British DJs to headline New York’s legendary Madison Square GardenAll 13,000 tickets were sold out in several minutes; people did not want to miss the life changing experience of experiencing Above and Beyond’s magic. Recently, they have even been doing entirely acoustic performances with a live orchestra that is apparently mind-blowing. They never stop reaching for the stars by constantly developing their sound and embracing their true potential.

Above and Beyond aren’t just about producing songs, its more than that. They create experiences that unite people from all over the world. Come to their next show and you’ll know exactly what I mean.

Get your tickets and see tour dates here

 

 

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The New What So Not x GANZ Collab You’ve Been Waiting For

 

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Brand new banger alert! Legendary artists GANZ and What So Not have come out with a fresh new tune, and trust me when I say it is fire. New single from What So Not & GANZ ‘Lone’ (feat. JOY.)’ is available on OWSLA this Friday 4/8. Beautiful melodic vocals paired with a mastery of delicious synths make this song a definite keeper. This is the first release by What So Not post-Flume and he certainly did not disappoint. With a huge 2016 tour schedule, we can’t wait to see what he has in store for the future.

Do yourself a favor. Kick back, relax and check out the new release below!

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Have You Heard Yellow Claw’s Epic New EP?

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Yellow Claw released a dope new EP today, showcasing their new style that is noticeably more pop influenced than their previous work. Before you get turned off, you should know that it’s GOOD pop (never thought I would ever say that) but it’s true. Pusha T, Tyga, Naaz and Ty Dolla $ign are just a few of the guest artists on this EP. They use vocals to their advantage, making each song more memorable with a catchy melody to accompany their signature Yellow Claw beat. I really respect these artists for incorporating new styles into their music and making it work (while maintaining the head-banging quality fans love).

Check out the EP below on Soundcloud!

 

Mad Decent Boat Party Shuts Down After A Tragedy Occurs On Deck

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It’s a sad day as the Mad Decent Boat is shut down and forced to return to the dock. A woman apparently voluntarily jumped off the boat at around 7pm last night. The incident happened 22 miles off the coast of Cuba.Two rescue boats were immediately used for search of the person.

Mad Decent released the following official statement after the tragedy:

“On Thursday, Nov. 12, during a chartered cruise on Norwegian Pearl, a female guest was observed intentionally going overboard while the ship was sailing the Yucatan Channel. The ship’s crew immediately initiated rescue measures, including deploying three rescue boats and notifying the Coast Guard and other relevant authorities. The search for the guest is ongoing. Both the ship and charter company teams are providing support to the family and all impacted guests during this difficult time.”

The Mad Decent Boat Party was meant to cruise from Miami to Cozumel (Mexico) from November 11-15. The Coast Guards having been searching for an entire day but the mood is somber as the boat sails back to dock in light of this tragedy.

Must See! Lido Does Amazing Performance in Collaboration with KORK Orchestra.

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Lido has proven to possess powerful musical talent through his imaginative and unique songs. Lido has taken things a step further by performing classical music live with the notable KORK orchestra. He has adapted his electronic tracks to be played with physical instruments, creating the perfect marriage between the two mediums of music making. The result is simply mind blowing—see it for yourself!


 

 

 

DJ Mag Releases Their 101-150 Top DJs, Including Flume, Zomboy and Infected Mushroom.

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DJ Mag recently released a new list of 101-150 top DJs that didn’t make the top 100. Many fans did not agree with their initial list, which listed the usual big names such as Avicci, Martin Garrix, and Hardwell but somehow left out important names such as Flume, Zomboy and Infected Mushroom, who you would think are good enough to make the top 100. Nevermind, at least their names get to grace the latter 50. The top 101-150 are clearly no less gifted in their “skills” or notoriety, they just happened to receive less than enough votes to make the cut. Do you agree with DJ Mag’s list? (I personally think Flume at least belongs somewhere in the top 30.)

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Bassnectar releases 4 impressive new tracks from his new album “Into the Sun”

bassBassnectar is one of the artists most respected by bassheads all over the world, and its easy to see why. He constantly manages to release a plethora of unique tunes that transport listeners into a deep musical trance as they absorb the flow of the bass. He has recently dropped hints to fans about the release of his latest EP “Into the Sun” through his Twitter account and his recent Red Rocks and EDC New York performances. The new album has many dope collabs in store, featuring a wide variety of artists such as; Louis Futon, G Jones, Lafa Taylor and Psymbionic.

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Check out 4 of his new songs recently posted on Soundcloud below!

PRE-ORDER album here!

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Dubstep king Doctor P discusses plans to start a duo with Flux Pavillion and more in his latest interview.

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We recently had the chance to speak with one of the original dubstep godfathers before his set at the DNA lounge in San Francisco. Shaun Brockhurst is a English dubstep producer who goes by the name Doctor P, and is most notable known for his songs “Tetris” and “Flying Spaghetti Monster”. He had much to say about the influences in his career, exciting plans for the future and the origins of his name.  Read on to find out more about this talented and unique artist!

How did you first get into music?

• I didn’t really listen to music until I was about 12. When I started to download a lot of songs, I discovered a world of music didn’t know existed. I started listening to artists like the Chemical Brothers, and lots of dance music from 90s. I was instantly intrigued at how they made it. I only really started making music at 16.

What are some influences apart from electronic music?

• When I was 13 I started having drum lessons. That led my interests to rock, then my musical taste got heavier and heavier, I was listening to bands like Metallica. Then my taste moved into hip hop a little bit in teenage years, I explored many genres.

When did you want to make electronic music?  

• It was never really a decision, it just happened. In my early 20s, my music had guitar and live drums. I guess I just realized I was better at making electronic music.

What does the P stand for in Doctor P? 

• When I was a teenager, my nickname was Picto because my name always autocorrected to Picto. That was my first DJ name then I changed it to Doctor P. Dubstep always had jokey names, and I wanted a name that wasn’t a joke, and sounded more hip hop.

What music did you grow up listening to?

• I mostly listened to the radio, Top 40s. Later influences came from music I listened to as a teen like drum and bass, hip hop and metal.

Where in England did you grow up?

• About an hour from London in Northampton. I also lived a couple years in Birmingham.

What song are you most proud of?

• “Tetris”. It took the smallest amount of effort to make. I actually threw it together as a joke. I made it to play once, in the middle of a set I played. It’s one of my most popular songs, yet the song I put the least effort into. Even the song artwork was a joke.

What makes you different from other dubstep artists?

• I try not to be part of the dubstep scene. Everyone does one thing and then changes to another. I just do my own thing. I don’t try to play up to it, I just make the music I like the most.

Biggest inspirations?

• Knife party. They are so creative. I listen to their tracks and ask myself “how?!”?

How has dubstep changed over time?

• The quality keeps going up and up. In the beginning it was easier to sound good but now the bar is higher and people have had years of practice. A lot more work is needed to make your music stand out. Before anything sounded unique, but now every kind of style has been done a lot of times.

Whats your favorite plug in/ software to use?

• I use Cubase. For plug ins, I try to mix it up. I used to always use Massive for everything, and sort of got set in my ways. Now I like to try new things.

Do you use sausage fattener?

• Ehh not really. Ok maybe once or twice. Can’t really tell what it does though.

Do you prefer producing from scratch or remixing?

• Remixing is a lot easier and quicker, since about 50% is done already.

How do you choose a song to remix?

• People usually email songs asking, and it’s a yes or no. If I listen to it and can envision where it can go it will accept. If I think I can’t make it better I usually won’t do it.

What artists influenced your career?

• Primarily Knife Party and their act Pendulum. They are the main guys I follow in my career. But everything I listen to has influenced me in some way. I would say Drum and Bass has had a large impact on my style.

Favorite artist to collab with?

• Flux Pavillion. He’s really good at making music. He’ll have an idea and can usually make it sound amazing, we have done 3 tracks together. We actually talked about starting a new project together as a pair but haven’t had the time yet…maybe next year.

Dream festival to play at?

• Glastonbury in UK. It’s the biggest festival in England and one of the top in the world. It is THE british festival. I’ve already played a lot of the American ones.

What is a Malaysian Safari?

• No idea…..going out to see some lady boys?

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——Check out more of his awesome music on his soundcloud page below!——

https://soundcloud.com/doctorpcircus  

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