Watch: Pressed And- Imbue Up

When the guys in Pressed And were envisioning their collaborative EP Imbue Up, they were determined to have a video for each of the seven tracks on the album.  And while this task would be challenging for anyone, Pressed And pulled through pulling together seven videos from seven different directors.  I have included all seven after the jump in order of the …

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Video: Beat Culture – Midori

With the second single off of his upcoming album Tokyo Dreamer, Beat Culture has created a unique style that is more distinct than ever.  In this slow, ardently euphoric track Beat Culture makes incredible use of Beyonce and Beach Boys vocal samples in a unique way.  Instead of thinking of them as lead vocal tracks, Beat Culture re-purposes the vocals …

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Video: ASAP Rocky- Demons

The entire career of ASAP Rocky was jump-started by the fantastic videos for ‘Peso’ and ‘Purple Swag’ so a new video from the rapper should be a pretty big deal.  Compared to the other videos, the clip for ‘Demons’ isn’t anything very special resorting mostly to shots of Rocky smoking.  Apparently Rocky isn’t incredibly happy with the clip though, going …

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Stream: Ambinate- Cycles EP

Given how much hazy, chilled-out and sample-based electronic music there is today it’s refreshing to hear an artist make reverb-free electronic music.  Ambinate makes music that takes as much influence from modern trance music as it does from the IDM movement of the 90s.  Over the course of the EP’s 4-tracks, Ambinate shows off some serious talent and I’m seriously …

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Mike G – Award Tour EP

Mike G is often written off as being a no-talent member of Odd Future.  I disagree, and I think this EP illustrates why pretty well.  Mike G might not have the most energetic or technical flow, but he has a great ear for beats and features, gathers those beats really well, and put together a hell of an EP.  In …

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Enjoy it While It’s Fresh: Tree

Although he lists Skrillex and Zeds Dead as artists he has played with, the music of San Francisco native Tree could not be farther from the testosterone saturated, brainless music of everyone’s favorite (hipster sarcasm) brostep artist.  Instead, Tree’s brand of acoustically tinged electronic music is lush, deliberate and sometimes stunning. Tree- People (ft. Shelf Nunny & Lena Kuhn): I’m …

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Watch: Real Estate Live on KEXP

Real Estate are a band that are best appreciated live.  They’ve always come across equally as a jam band and a traditional indie rock group and their strengths being both are exactly why they are one of my favorite bands.  As the reporter from KEXP accurately describes “I picture [Real Estate] sitting a midst a plethora of rainbows, eating apple pie and skittles and …

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