Throwbacks | Valentines Slowjams Chapter VII

Posted by on February 14, 2014

I’m gonna go ahead and say this mixtape is either exactly what you’d expect or quite the opposite coming from Hudson Mohawke (probably the former if you’re a regular of this mixtape series), but I can say with certainty it is exactly what you need on this special day. Take a trip back in time and find out what love sounded like when your parents were gettin’ their groove thaang on, complete with all the sexy saxophone and backup singers you could ever ask for. Light the candles, sprinkle some rose petals, run the bath water and let the fun begin…


Hip-Hop | Young Thug – Stoner [Video] (PropaneLv Remix)

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Portland’s very own PropaneLv drops off a remix to Young Thug’s “Stoner” track mixed in with footage from Lv’s first headlining show in Portland on Feb 1st. And yes, it’s local. If you haven’t purchased “Varsity Blues” you should. Shame on you. It’s really good. You can pick it up here.


Albums, Electronic | Cashmere Cat – Wedding Bells EP & Video

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Yes folks, this is the week we have all been waiting for. Just a few days ago, our favorite feline Cashmere Cat dropped his highly anticipated EP, appropriately titled Wedding Bells, and as a follow up, the music video counterpart for the title track.

As a whole, the EP is a musical journey with uplifting builds and cadences of flutes, piano chords, and dew drops that send you soaring like a leaf wistfully falling in the breeze. In accordance with the theme, each track plays out a motif that strikes a different chord of your heart strings, from the early stages of butterflies and passing notes to the all encompassing feeling of true, uninhibited love. *swoon*

And it seems Cashmere Cat has a complete grasp of his artistic vision in every possible sense, as the visual pairing for the leading single compliments the track in the most compassionate of ways.

Now, according to a Pitchfork review by Nate Patrin, the innovative and “fundamental” nature of the EP marks a turning point in the direction of electronic music, and even more importantly Cashmere’s skyrocketing career. But I beg to differ with Patrin’s claim that it is difficult to develop any sort of “emotional connection to the cuts” as instilling that type of emotion in his listeners seems to be at the top of his artistic agenda. While Patrin argues that these melodies create more “agitation than elation,” I think that’s what causes us to enjoy the EP more and more. There are those moments of slight unease that with a second listen, evolve into strong feelings of adoration, like taking yourself of your listening comfort zone and discovering a whole new appreciation for the sound.

If you haven’t already, you can purchase the Wedding Bells EP via iTunes, and consider saving some money on chocolate and roses tomorrow and burn a copy of it for your significant other as well. That’s when the real magic happens =^.^=



Electro | Tune In Crew – Don’t Go Go

Posted by on February 12, 2014


Tune In Crew is back with one whirlwind of a track, an original single titled “Don’t Go Go.” While we normally see a mixture of electronic and Caribbean vibes from this French production duo, this time they seem to be tapping into some of the magic thunder from down under that we just can’t get enough of as of late. And lucky for them – it works! Just after one listen I anticipate this being one of those songs you can’t put on without at least one other person in the room asking for the name. Check it out and see what I mean.

iTunes: Tune In Crew – Don’t Go Go

Mashups, Mix | DOSVEC – “A.D.D.” Radio Episode #12

Posted by on February 11, 2014

Episode has an impressive 4 Live Recordings – DOSVEC is really pushing the Mashup Genre into a a realm of over acceptance and appreciation from Coast to Coast – Peep the 15 total tracks and overall feel of Episode #12 truly makes you think you were part of the night


Deep House, Mashups | DOSVEC – 1 2 Step

Posted by on January 29, 2014

1 2 Gecko

Leave it to DOSVEC to revive an old tune and give it some major SWAG. 1 2 Step is an instant funky classic house tune and what else do you really need during this crazy winter than some serious FUNK.


Mainstream Remix | Collin McLoughlin & Skrux – Castle Walls (Remix)

Posted by on January 7, 2014

Collin McLoughlin
2011 saw a unique collaboration between hip hop icon T.I. And vocal powerhouse Christina Aguilera. While the song went slightly under the radar in the pop charts it sported an emotional chorus with a stirring vocal performance from Cristina Aguilera that lends itself quite well towards a melodic bass rework. Enter Collin Mcloughlin and Skrux, who’s synth heavy interpretation of Castle Walls provides a melancholy take on the hip hop focused original. A soaring trance like arp guides the listener through a wave of heavy bass and glitched vocals, making this interpretation of Castle Walls a perfect balance between subtle beauty and overdriven low end.