Mark the Beast – Covered in Roses Remixes

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The latest music coming from Mark the Beast out of Brooklyn is a real treat for the senses. Check out the remix of Covered in Roses by Mark the Best x Akylla from various artists. Bounce with Wenzday’s dance version and go hard to Nitepunks massive drops while Contrank gives the intro some nice depth and huge deep bass sounds that are his signature sound. The melodic melodies of GLD peak with a sparkly drop that will make you catch some feels. Check out all the versions of Covered in Roses on Soundcloud.

Mark the Beast has continued to make waves and will be playing at the Knitting Factory along with Phiso on July 28th. Get your tickets to that show here.

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Brooklyn Comes Alive: Q&A With Performing Artist Dave Harrington

With only five days to go until Brooklyn Comes Alive, we were able to catch up with performing artist Dave Harrington (you may recognize him from the electronic duo, Darkside) about his Brooklyn roots.  Brooklyn comes alive is going to be full of surprises and a massive list of talent.  Tickets are dwindling; grab ’em here and use code GLNYfam for $20 off 2-day tickets!!

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Q: As a Brooklynite, what does it mean to you to be performing at this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive festival?

My favorite part about being a musician in New York is that events like this happen.  It’s really incredible that such an eclectic 2 nights of programming can happen almost walking distance from my apartment.  It’s one of the great privileges of playing music and living in this city.

Q:  How did Brooklyn influence your start in music, specifically as you were a member of various BK based indie-rock bands?

When I got involved in the DIY scene and started playing in Brooklyn bands the most exciting thing for me was how open-eared and open-minded that scene felt to me. There was a real sense of inclusivity and potential.  Strange experimental rock sharing a night with gentle songs or electronic music, it’s still the best part of the scene as far as I’m concerned. And some of the people I played with then, and the friends I’ve made who run venues and are promoters are still some of my closest collaborators to this day.

Q: Have any artists on this year’s lineup played an influence on your music and your improvisational approach?

YES! In fact, I’m lucky to be playing with one of them — Skerik.  I’ve always loved his playing and his energy and the open and wild diversity of the projects he’s been a part of over the years. His ability to slip into all these different contexts while always remaining true to his own musical identity, and always sounding like no one else, is a real inspiration.

Dave Harrington has also been announced as part of BCA’s “After Midnight” series on Saturday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg (lineup below). General and VIP passes to BCA allow you free entry to the show; however you can purchase separate tickets to the event here.

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Make sure to not miss our conversation with performer KJ Sawka on BCA here.

Foxtail Delivers Storytelling Through EP ‘Kitsune’

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Hitting all ranges of anthropoid feelings and all five senses with a dreamy, emotive sonic palate, Foxtail released his sophisticated EP ‘kitsune‘ through label by audiophiles, The Rust Music on July 9th. Mixes of electronic and conventional instrumentation are flawlessly intermeshed together throughout each track to paint the listener’s mind with a full spectrum of colors. 

Felix Kallin, also known as his alias Foxtail comes from a foundation of knowledge in various instruments such as saxophone, bass clarinet, violin and piano. Thus, classical music left a remarkable stroke on Kallin’s musical influences and creative endeavors in his practice. To illustrate his manipulation of classical composition, you can look at his third track ‘Dussek’s Sonata’ which beings with a  sampled excerpt from a Sonata composed by Sophia Dussek. The track is then fueled and twisted 180 degrees to completely transform the classical piece into a original, glitchy, IDM and ambient soundscape. This is one of the various unique approaches to manipulating sound that Foxtail envisions. You can look at some of his inspirations including classical music, video soundtracks, Japanese culture, and euphoric mountainous landscapes in Utah to get an idea of what brews Foxtail’s creative juice. 

Overall, Kitsune is filled with innovative sonic waves to take you on sublime journey. If you’d like to indulge in the cutting edge of  the electronic music scene, do yourself a favor and keep your eyes and ears peeled for Foxtail and The Rust.

Download EP ‘Kitsune’ in High quality audio on BandcampAddictech

How To Win Free Electric Forest Tickets For Life: Electricology & The Prize Cart

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After the final acts finished up each night of this year’s Electric Forest attendees were not given much time to absorb what they’d just witnessed on stage before an intoxicatingly catchy jingle filled the air. By Sunday night of weekend two, the jubilant, booming singalong had become familiar and quite loved. It was not uncommon for guests to call out Electricology‘s “Priiiizeeee Caaaaart” song, perfectly mimicking the enthusiastic tone in the announcers voice, hoping the crowds moving through the forest would follow suit. Some may even agree the “Prize Cart” jingle was cheered out more often than the iconic “CAAAARL”.

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After Bassnectar’s set the crowd abruptly stopped their mass exodus from the stage to pay full attention to the jingle we’d grown so accustomed to during eight days of forest. But something was different. Someone had flipped the originally mellow tune into a seriously heavy Prize Cart remix. Once again the bass hungry crowd was thrashing their bodies in sporadic dance. Watch it go down in the video below, it was easily one of the most hilarious moments from weekend two.

 So, let’s take a second to talk about the deeper story behind the now infamous Prize Cart.

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The cart was conceptualized by the Electricology team, who ensure Sherwood Forest remains beautiful during and after Electric Forest. Prize Cart called for everyone to participate in a festival-wide competition to keep the forest clean, and of course, came stacked with amazing goodies for hard-working winners.

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With this year’s expansion of Electric Forest into a two weekend festival, the team inspired guests to lend a hand in keeping the forest pristine by offering those with the most “ecopoints” a chance to win rewards like FREE tickets to the forest for life.

Ecopoints were rewarded through impromptu clean up games around the forest (the PRRRRIIIIZZZEEE CAAART), turning in recyclables and trash to campground Ecozones and the Electricology store, carpooling and for composting food vendor plates, cups and utensils… By the way, EVERYTHING received from vendors at Electric Forest is compostable. Keep this in mind for next year!

19679140_1745724295725495_2467393697762362074_oAs for that unforgettable jingle though, we have Kyle Hollingsworth The String Cheese Incident‘s keyboard wizard to thank for that. We can also send big thank yous to the good people at Vibedration, ENO hammocks and Grassroots California for sponsoring the Electricology team and supplying goodies for winners. And of course, keeping the forest beautiful and cared for.

Join the movement! You can sign up to be apart of the Electricology team in 2018 here.

 

 

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Potos contributed by Silky Shots.

kLL sMTH and Esseks Combine Forces On New Track ‘Whale Man’

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Photo via RaverRafting

Brooklyn’s Esseks has teamed up with Colorado producer kLL sMTH to drop the biggest track of the week, Whale Man. Both artist have been busy making a name for themselves in the ever-growing bass music scene. Both artist have secured well deserved spots on line ups such as Sonic BloomCamp Bisco4321 at Astral Valley and UpNorth, but together, the musicians create a fusion of west and east coast bass we haven’t been able to stop bumping.

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The tune just dropped on Wednesday and the reaction from fans has already been massive. We were able to gain a little insight on inspiration from the track from Kristoffer Edland himself (kll sMTH). He explained that the pair recored the percussions themselves on a field recorder because the goal of the track; was to make something together using acoustic instruments.

Wale Man has the quintessential sound of both producers blended together perfectly, which is pretty rare with so many collaborations between artists ending up being one bitting the other producers sound. These two OG’s will undoubtably be playing a festival near you soon, so stream this banger below and peep their socials to stay up-to-date with their latest performances.

Esseks Facebook | kLL sMTH Facebook

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