Events | Pacific Festival OC: Review

Posted by on August 15, 2011

Let me start off by saying, if you haven’t attended a music festival yet, now is the time. Trust me, you don’t want to end up being that parent who lies about going to Woodstock because he or she doesn’t want to seem like an un-hip reject from his or her generation. And you know what? That’s exactly what these events are – our generation’s answer to Woodstock with a few production improvements thrown in the mix.

Some of you stragglers might find these shows intimidating. Not everyone is a die hard music buff nor do they fit the typical bill of an attendee but the beauty is, that doesn’t matter. Treat it like a night out to a club or bar with an act you may know well or not know at all. Everyone is there for one reason, to have fun, not to judge you. Sure, that $75+ ticket is a hefty price to pay for a day of fun, but in the grand scheme of things that money will be inconsequential. The memories, however, will last you a lifetime.

Pacific Festival is the perfect starter event for a weary concert go-er and with a lineup of over 50 artists, encouraging seasoned festival lovers to attend goes without saying. All the little details added up made this a top notch event for me. When I don’t have to wait in a long will call line and when it doesn’t take me an hour to leave the parking lot despite staying till the last breath of Cut Copy, I know the folks behind the scenes are doing something right. The gourmet food trucks, varying sizes and styles of stages, and the beautiful scenery were all things I took note of as well. Added up, these factors made it seem as though I had arrived at a “destination” not just some arbitrary cost-effective venue.

Before diving into the performances, I’d like to give Rebecca, Holly, and the rest of the Pacific Festival crew a special thanks for fueling our generation’s love for music by making this all possible. Click MORE to hear the nitty gritty details of the event (including the only controversy which got Steve Aoki kicked out and placed at the mercy of the general admissions crowd)


Indie | Strange Talk – Eskimo Boy | Indie Electro-Pop

Posted by on June 13, 2011

There’s nothing like quality indie electro-pop during the Summer time – am I right or am I right about that? Since I’m right about that, I went on a long scavenger hunt for new artists with music that could keep my ears full at the beach. With their vibe that seems to combine the likes of Phoenix, Cut Copy, Yeasayers and Scissors Sisters to name a few, this group undoubtedly met my requirements. Although they’re on the shorter side of quantity, they make up for it with diverse quality. Support Strange Talk by purchasing their latest EP on iTunes.

DOWNLOAD: Strange Talk – Eskimo Boy — ill

DOWNLOAD: Strange Talk – Climbing Walls

DOWNLOAD: Strange Talk – We Can Pretend

Albums | Electro and Bonus Rap

Posted by on May 29, 2010

We’ve posted a few filty Grum remixes in the past, but never featured any official Grum tracks. After dropping his mixtape in April, the French Disco-Electro DJ caught more than a few eyes and for good reason. I’m all over the “Heartbeats” song posted below, it’s simple yet powerful.

DOWNLOAD: Grum – Cant Shake This Feeling

How could we not showcase an indie electronic band hailing from one of our hubs? This Dallas, Texas dance rock group draws from artists such as Cut Copy, Justice, MSTRKRFT, and a few other FNT favs to produce a dynamic sound that mixes groovy dance beats with catchy vocals. It would be a sin to pass up their rendition of Rick James’ “Give It To Me Baby”.

MUST DOWNLOAD: Rick James – Give It To Me Baby (Glasnost Remix)
Download: Yeasayer – O.N.E. (Glasnost Remix)

Here are two additional noteworthy Electro tracks:
Download: The Good Natured – Your Body Is A Machine (Baby Monster Remix)
Download: Ellie Goulding – Guns And Horses (Tonka Remix)

Bonus Rap:
Mark Morrison feat. Warren G – B’day FIRE
Young Riot – So Wavy (Main) Remix of Salt n Peppers hit – DOPE
Red Cafe – Seen Money feat Akon

UPDATE: Earlier this week I tried to post the song below, but linked it to the wrong track, sorry. This one is for our dubstep fans.
Deadmau5 – Some Chords (LightoverLA Dubstep Remix)


Uncategorized | New Affiliated Artist: GHOSTWAVES

Posted by on October 27, 2009

Bio: GhostWaves is an electronic music project from musician Tom Weir. Drawing on influences from new wave to disco Tom creates his own brand of danceable electro pop. Big things are on the horizon, look for GhostWaves DJ sets and live shows in the near future.

If you like Passion Pit, Cut Copy, PNAU, etc you’ll love this Idie electro sound.

Check out Tom’s myspace at:

Annie – Two Of Hearts (GhostWaves Club Edit) iiiillllleeeennnn – listen to the entire track
GhostWaves – Takin’ Me
GhostWaves – My Desire (v 2.0)
Ghostwaves – Right Now Doooppppeeee
GhostWaves – Miami to Berlin