Of all the music I’ve listened to over the years, very few artists have the capability to make a song that’s more than a song. From his earlier Cut The Line EP and Misled single, this new bundle of tracks from DEAD BATTERY comes as a huge change from dubstep and DnB to a much more mellow and refreshing sound. In DEAD BATTERY’s new Recovery LP, every song is an experience, more than just a song to relax to. Listening to these songs gives a feel of breaching the surface of a pool of water after having dove under to look around. It’s a breath of air that calms the mind and soothes the bones. The story behind every track is almost begging to be researched to learn about the life-changing accident behind such moving music. Instead of letting this play in the background, I encourage anyone to take a moment and just listen to one of these tracks, and I’m sure you’ll be lost in recovery.
The Twin Cities get a triple dose of soulful, rock-influenced vibes next Tuesday 6/23 at Turf Club. Red Bull Sound Select & First Avenue present this showcase featuring the intriguing Soul stylings of Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas. Straight out of Detroit Rock City, their recent album Secret Evil has been gaining accolade after accolade, and they’re following up a recent Bonnaroo set with a performance at Lollapalooza later this Summer. Also performing are local Minneapolis artists Southside Desire and the Bowie-influenced band Daniel. Continue reading “Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas @ Red Bull Sound Select MPLS [Event / Video]” »
A multi-instrumentalist at heart (Bass, Drums, & Guitar), DJ White-Owl brings a certain musicianship to his DJ sets. A fact which is compounded by his turntablist tendencies. As part of the crew Rabid Vinyl Monks he embodies the traditional DJ aesthetic of deft cuts, smooth blends, and vinyl vinyl vinyl. But of course, like most working DJs in the world today, White-Owl has embraced technology and combines his old school skills with new school party rock. If you missed him at Spring Awakening be sure to check out his #DANJ mix of the finest in UK Garage. And as always stay tuned to the GLM Soundcloud for the next one!
The next Red Bull Sound Select showcase is right around the corner folks! Curated by Fakeshoredrive, June’s lineup features a slice of Chicago’s up-and-coming Hip Hop scene including Lil Herb’s lyrically dextrous Drill, the endlessly energy of Hurt Everybody, and the one-man band Netherfriends (who recently contributed a track titled “Air Holiday” to Mishka’s W3NDCH3LL compilation series). If you’re in the Chicagoland area on June 11th, be sure to RSVP here for discount entry now! & More information can be found on the flyer below. Continue reading “Red Bull Sound Select June’15. New Track from Netherfriends! [New Music]” »
Behold, Sage Fonte‘s “Mixer Upper.” As the next DJ featured in our #DANJ series, he brings his music production and visual artist sensibilities to this 60 minute mix painting a vivid aural landscape which explores a myriad soulful Organic & Electronic styles, both heady and body-moving. Click play already, and be sure to follow the Ground Lift Media Soundcloud!