Instant Hit

Are you ready for a pillow fight? Are you ready for slow mo images of hipster girls doing things like whipping their hair around and blowing bubblegum? Maybe some shots of sneakers with high socks?  THEN GET READY FOR THIS SONG!!!! OH BOY I WANNA HAVE A SLUMBER PARTY!!!

This song is  upbeat, quirky and addictive as hell.  The playful lyrics work perfectly over that happy trappy beat that could easily make this song a big summer hit.  This duo from Seattle has got a confident grasp on balancing pop flavor with just enough chill feel-good vibe!

It’s Only Machinedrum

If I could pick one word to describe this song it would velvet.

It seems DJ Shadow requested this remix from Machinedrum, and now I feel I owe him my firstborn. This remix actually does the original major justice! I’m addicted to the dramatic intro leading into a tension perfectly created by the drums and soft sirens mingling together.  Machinedrum creates a hypnotic dark beat to mate with those foreboding lyrics we all know and love. Thus, an eerie velvety remix was born!! I think we need to start breeding excellent producers with more songs like that.  There are too many remixes out there that make me want to cry for the future of electronic music, while eating an entire pan of homemade brownies.

Let’s focus on the good, shall we?

Give Us More

OOOHHHH the feeeEEEELZ!  Such beautiful feels for such a beautiful song.  First you got me hooked with that echoey chipmunk voice and melodic dubby feel, then you bust in with this dude’s glorious glorious voice preaching outstanding lyrics to live by? But wait there’s MORE! Now to contrast this glorious man voice we toss in Anna Yvette’s whispery swoons. DONE. I’m done.

This song has similar qualities to Seven Lions but isn’t a direct rip-off like so many other songs I’ve heard.  Skrux has enough of his own flavor to keep me and six thousand (and counting) other people listening.  GIVE US MORE SKRUX!!!!! Have a listen for yourself!

I <3 RoBOTs

I’m a sucker for Robots, Trap and Bass, so RoBOT RoMANCE from Sik VAN DYKE is right up my alley. The Blackmill and Purity Ring remixes are my favorite. SiK has actually enhanced them, which I believe is hard to do because they’re pretty much perfect as is, so it’s an impressive batch of work. I’ve experienced his spinning at several events, including the Gladkill Los Angeles album release party and it’s always satisfying. Go on a sexy trap sizzle, silky galactic bass journey with this mix:


SiK Van DYKE

windshield wipers

I love it when a Drum & Bass track is so bad ass that it’s not afraid to be beautiful. This one, Intersection from Technamatic samples Etta James’ At Last. They took out the strings, my favorite part of the original, but make up for it with a killer bass line that makes me want to drive fast in the rain. Nice Pretty Lights reminiscent piano cords too. Just wish the track was longer, good thing that this whole ep is awesome.


technimatic

Lucent Dossier Experience: Interview

Founder/leader, Dream Rockwell and producer/live percussionist, Frankie Metaphase of Lucent Dossier Experience so generously took the time to answer a few questions for AudioMolly before their last two US tour dates this weekend.

Summer
Are there additional elements you’d like to add to Lucent?

Dream
We are excited to stay still for a moment, so all the dreams we have can be born into reality. We would like to have our own room again, our own space to create inside of.

Metaphase
Musically speaking, we’re always bringing in special elements for different shows. One thing constant is Atla on Guitar and myself on Drums. We tend to bring in guest musicians that inspire us, and we would like to do more of that. More Strings, Brass and Tabla would be nice.

Dream
We would like to deepen our connection with the audience. We want to spiral us all together in a big cuddle puddle. Can we do that?

Summer
That would be amazing, I’m in.
I find some of the subject matter in your songs profoundly moving and cathartic. I view it as what I like to call conscious content; is there any particular message, objective, inspiration?

Metaphase
To me, it’s a feeling of celebration, of our ancient existence in this universe and the realization that we are all one, amidst the chaos and mystery of life. I love connecting people through rhythm, and heavy bass. It has a primal feel to it even though it’s very futuristic sounding. With bass music I feel like you can really loose yourself in the chaos, and realize life is one big celebration.

Dream
The message for us is always coming from the same place… What if we are all much bigger and more glorious then we have been acting, then we have been allowed or allowed ourselves to be? We are all addicted to pain and drama in different ways; it’s part of our culture isn’t it. What if we decided to be addicted to Love and gratitude? Pleasure and joy? Understanding and compassion? What would our earth experience be like then? Let’s try that!

Summer
Agreed. Yes, that sounds like a great plan!
What are three emotions that you wish for your audience to walk away feeling after a show? 

Dream
Love, Joy, Radical Acceptance.

Metaphase
Oneness, Abundance, Joy.

Summer
Who composes your music? A few core members, or is it way more complicated?

Dream
The current music has been created by Atla Gadret, Frankie Metaphase and myself. We also have collaborations with David Block, Stephan Jacobs, Kraddy, Imagika Om, Nikita Sorokin, Maggie Lally [& Sygnal.] On this tour Sarah Llewellyn did a lot of the singing with Linda Borini and Shawn Barry. My mom also joined us on back up vocals for our LIB show. That was special.

Summer
Who has side projects going on? Fill us in, so we can check it out!

Metaphase
I recently launched 2 new projects. Frank Royal, a solo Trap / Bass music project with a recent debut release on Play Me Records; and Bottle Service, a house music project with Stephan Jacobs and Henry Strange. I have a duo with Sygnal called Trowa and I’ve produced Drum ’n Bass and Dubstep as Metaphase since 2004.

Dream
Atla and I are talking about doing a little side project called Love Is A Wild Thing. It’s still pretty conceptual at this point because every time we create something for it, ends up in Lucent! My real and true side project is Cuddle the World.

Summer
Well this interview has certainly left me feeling abundant and joyful. Thank you so much, Dream, Metaphase and to the entire Lucent team. Wishing you the very best on your travels, much love and gratitude to you all.

Lucent will be performing at the House of Blues, Las Vegas this Friday night, July 24th and Club Nokia, L.A. Live this Saturday Night, July 25 th Before they take off to Canada for the Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo, BC!

http://www.lucentdossier.com https://www.facebook.com/LuCentdoSsieR

LDEfyah

 

The Twerking Fox

 

This is a jam right here!!  The bouncy springy sound in this one would be sure to drive a crowd wild at a festival, I know I would absolutely lose my shit.  This would be a perfect song at the Do Lab stage at Coachella getting sprayed down by a hose and stomping in mud up to your thighs.  It requires getting low with a high potential for twerking.

(Don’t hate. Twerking is an art.)

l8r.

Heard this track from the latest Deadmau5 album, while(1<2) at a restaurant last night. Not surprised that I love it of course, being a long time fan, but this one’s different. It’s sporting a funky disco bass line, claps, talk box and sparkling beeps, but not lacking the signature Deadmau5 crunchy distorted fx and wobbles. I love the lyrics and sexy vox. Can’t wait to sink my teeth into the entire album.

Unio Mystica - A. Andrew Gonzalez

Unio Mystica – A. Andrew Gonzalez

Don’t wake me up, I’m winning wars inside my head
And maybe I’m weak but not beneath the covers of this bed
Asleep, I’m undefeated in this world of mine
So let me stay inside this dream and keep me from the light

I’ve built this place behind my eyes you’ll never see
And you can move my body but please keep my mind asleep
Beyond the galaxies where there’s no space or time
I will transform, I am reborn to rule over the skies

I, I feel it in my bones
Escape, the world I know
It’s all in my control
I, I just wanna stay this way
Blood pumping in my veins
I feel it, I feel it

Behind the darkness there’s a sea of neon light
And maybe you think I’m sinking, but you just can’t get inside
Don’t try to save me when my mind is finally free
Cause I’d rather run my own world than face your reality

It’s not enough for me to paint with black and white
Inside my head there are shades of red unknown to waking life
You think you’ve traveled far? You’ve never seen the stars
Cause the only the way is if I say you can follow me that far

Music To Make You Sweat

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