• Northern Nights 2014

    Northern Nights 2014 Recap

    August 30, 2014 zac

    Experience At two years old, Northern Nights is one of California’s youngest festivals. While this can be a trying time for some, it was clear to everyone in attendance that this event is bursting with potential. Northern Nights is set in the scenic Cook’s Campground, located directly on the border between Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Although…

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  • Lindsay Lowend Interview: Northern Nights 2014

    July 28, 2014 zac

    Northern Nights 2014 had an impressive lineup that featured eclectic sounds from across the country. One of the acts I was most excited to catch was DC based Tony Mendez who performs as Lindsay Lowend. He has a very distinct style of melody driven, video game inspired, feel-good music that is perfect for that summer…

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  • Emissions 2014 Recap

    July 23, 2014 zac

    It’s been over two months and I’m still asking myself ‘did that really happen???’. After years of failed attempts, I finally made it to my first Emissions festival! Although it was a little different than a most festivals I go to, I found it to be an equally fulfilling adventure in sonic bliss. I had…

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  • SATURATED VOL. 4

    July 8, 2014 zac

    German based label Saturate Records has been bringing us some of the wonkiest forward thinking producers of our time. Previous releases have featured artists such as Boeboe, GANZ, Doshy, G Jones, Bleep Bloop, and Krampfhaft — unique artists who are pushing the boundaries of weird beat driven music. It’s really awesome to have a label so…

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  • Raindance 2014 Celebrates 10 Years Of West Coast Festival Culture

    May 26, 2014 zac

      I think we all have that one special moment where we fell head-over-heel for this beautiful corner of the music scene. For me, it was the summer of 2009 in the Santa Cruz mountains at the Raindance Campout. Raindance was notably smaller than other events I had been to, it had a very intimate feel…

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  • Emissions West Coast Bass Culture 2014 Preview with Staff Picks

    April 25, 2014 zac

    Out here in California we are starting to get the first taste of spring, warm days, clear skies and that fresh smell in the air. This can only mean one thing, festival season is almost upon us! Our whole staff is super excited to be kicking off the season at Emissions West Coast Bass Culture Festival (May…

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  • YuYu – One

    April 17, 2014 zac

    With the rising popularity of electronic music, it seems like everyone is struggling to find a way to make their sound stand out. Some artists are incorporating live instrumentation in attempts to bridge the gap between computer generated music and opening up some really interesting possibilities. One such act is YuYu, a collaboration between Colorado…

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  • BnC Exclusive + Interview: Destiny’s Child- Say My Name (Urple Eeple Microwave Remix)

    March 28, 2014 zac

    Peter Farr is the man behind the sexy aquatic glitch sounds of Urple Eeple. He has recently given fans a peak into daily, hour-long studio sessions through his Microwave Beats Project. These clips will be crowdsourced to determine which should be developed into complete tracks. His venture into remixing Destiny’s Child‘s Say My Name really caught our attention and we…

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  • Envision 2014 Recap

    March 20, 2014 zac

      My first music festival was Earthdance California in the summer of 2008. It was an eye-opening experience, revealing to me a whole culture that I was barely aware of. This dreamlike village of co-creation and interactivity enchanted me. I felt at ease in this environment where people embraced their oddities and learned to channel them in…

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  • Soulacybin – Gratitude

    March 20, 2014 zac

    Colorado producer, Soulacybin takes the listener on a meditational journey through outerspace and alternate dimensions on his latest release, Gratitude. Soulacybin draws on influence from such artists as Bluetech, Kalya Scintilla and Phutureprimitive to create alien atmospheres layered with texture.  Gratitude has a very cohesive feel literally flowing together with the sound of water. Blending traditional dub, psychedelic soundscapes,…

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