The Dustbowl Revival is a California roots orchestra out of Los Angeles that is really making some noise. In 2013, LA WEEKLY considered this folky ensemble to be the best live band in Los Angeles. Their album, “With a Lampshade On”, was released in July of 2015 and features all the excitement that you can catch at their live shows. The songs on the album range from blues, bluegrass, to hot New Orleans swing and soulful spirituals that really resonate with Americana-Folk fans.
GIRL DON’T FIGHT is Ari Afsar (vocals, tambo, synth), Russell Angelico (vocals, drum pad), Taylor Fugit (vocals, guitar, 12-step) and hailing from Los Angeles, California.
GDF is a band of 3 voices. They have been singing together for over 8 years, starting at UCLA, and now set free. The trio has grouped together electronic, acoustic, soulful and anthemic textures using harmonies, guitar, percussion, and synths, bringing fans of all backgrounds and tastes together.
The Wild Reeds is a Los Angeles based indie folk band that is currently making a lot of noise around town. The band is playing shows all over the west coast and is scheduled to play Newport Folk’s Way Over Yonder music festival at the Santa Monica Pier on September 26th. They recently released their music video, “Blind and Brave”, which is a visual love note to Los Angeles and a clear celebration of the city’s multicultural identity.
Here’s what they had to say about their music video: “Blind and Brave” was inspired by a friend who had relocated to Los Angeles to get into the recording and promotional side of the music industry. I too was a new-comer to Los Angeles, and was immediately captivated by the fervor and guts that he had, at such a young age, to just dive in. The story of the song broadened to try to show the working class’ struggle, and in that, ones contribution to their city. I think that translated well in the video that Ryan Maxey made. He is a strong advocate for Los Angeles and we were thrilled to have his vision for the video. All the moments captured were organic, and many of the shots are of our favorite spots in the city. – The Wild Reeds
Originally released in the latter half of last year, Chasing Kurt’s ‘From The Inside’ quickly became regarded as one of the most anthemic house tracks of the 2013. The track combines soulful piano chords with an overwhelmingly powerful and emotive vocal; an innovative modern deep house classic which possesses genuine originality. Made up of Pascal Blanché, Wojtek Kutschke and vocalist Lukas Polocze, the Polish house group re-release alongside remixes from some of world’s most credible producers.
First up to remix Chasing Kurt’s vocal anthem is legendary German artist Henrik Schwarz who has a knack for making every one of his productions as exciting as the next. His rendition of ‘From The Inside’ is certainly no anomaly.
Konstantin Sibold’s mix is a completely different reworking altogether, as he uses denser kick drums and haunting claps as the bed for reverberating vocals and a bouncy hook.
Hamburg producer Lovebirds provides a classic house twist on the original with his Forte Piano Mix; a remix that combines gentle bongo percussion and soulful piano chords resulting in a funkier and more upbeat cut.
Tying up the release is an energetic remix from Copyright who make use of busy percussion and a catchy lead hook to forge a track capable of setting fire to any dancefloor
YOLANDA BE COOL, the revered Australian production/DJ duo, return with the release of the “Sweat Naked,” a bonus track exclusive to Dim Mak Records off their recently released full-length album Ladies and Mentalmen. The single release will be followed up by the release of the “Sweat Naked” Remix EP on August 13. The EP features remixes from the likes of Étienne de Crécy, The Japanese Popstars, Harris Robotis, Oliver Twizt, and Sub Antix. Check the official video teaser above and download the Japanese Popstars remix below!
Yolanda Be Cool – Sweat Naked (The Japanese Popstars Remix) | DOWNLOAD
Monkey: Journey to the West, the musical theatre collaboration between Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett and internationally renowned director Chen Shi Zheng, is running now through July 28th as part of Lincoln Center Festival. Here’s what people are saying so far…
Today, in celebration, a new remix from Nosaj Thing (Kendrick Lamar, The XX, Chance the Rapper), entitled “Monkey Bee (Nosaj Thing Remix)” and featuring music from the show by Damon Albarn, is available for stream and download.