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XZXSOUND: PODCAST #7

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THIS WEEK'S FAVORITE TRACKS In this podcast, I present some of my favorite tracks I've rediscovered or have recently found that have caught my attention. I play some of my favorite artists such as Zhu, Esta, and Manila Killa. Hope you enjoy this addition to XZXsound's podcast series.  -XZX
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POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #10

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ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCER: DREAMCULTURE
Dreamculture cultivates music for, who I would say, people that simply love music. Influences of R&B and hip-hop are well evident in all of his tracks. As well as personalities of chill-hop and house. Keeping each song smooth and harmonious, Dreamculture has a fresh take on how he interprets his creativity through music. Being at a young age, Dreamculture creates music that sounds like it was produced from older music producers. His style of music reminds me of some of my other favorites like Oshi, also being a younger producer, Esta, and Lakim. With each of Dreamculture’s songs, you can’t help yourself but to tap a foot, nod your head, or maybe even dance. When listening to his music you can tell his inspirations come from what he sees and hears around him. If you don’t know what I exactly mean by that, just take a read at the interview I did with Dreamculture below! No doubt he is on his way to becoming a prodigy producer for the music gene…

XZXSOUND: PODCAST #6

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CHILL 1.0
I decided for the first podcast of the year I would keep it chill and composed of artists that have been broadening my music horizon. Especially with SoundCloud, I've been discovering some new artists with insane musical talent. I've found myself listening onto SoundCloud then Spotify lately due to the infinite amount of independent artists. Podcast #6 would partially explain the reason independent artists have been intriguing me lately. 
Check it out below or on my SoundCloudXZXsound.

COSMO'S MIDNIGHT: MOMENTS EP REVIEW

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THERE'S MORE TO THIS DUO THAN MEETS THE EAR
With an EP like Moments, it is well made out that Cosmo’s Midnight can evolve flawlessly in their musical styling. Ever since Surge, it’s been a while since Cosmo’s Midnight came out with a fully developed compilation of songs. What makes this EP different from their last project is that it incorporates all types of musical elements. For example, songs like “Snare” featuring Wild Eyed Boy and “Walk With Me” with KUČKA have an R&B sway to its vocals with components of funk bits supplemented into both songs. Not only has Cosmo’s Midnight teamed up with talented artists like Wild Eyed Boy and KUČKA, but also with Lido, Wave Racer, Hi Tom, and Sarah Bonito. Speaking of Sarah Bonito, their collaboration, titled “Hurt”, is one of the most interesting songs on the entire EP. “Hurt” composes both, kawaii and future classic genres, with bits of Japanese rhymes together to get a light-hearted song that leaves the mind wondering, “Where has this…

POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #9

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PHOTOGRAPHER: DEMXX From architecture to music artists, Demxx can accomplish the essence of any subject through his lens. The lens is his tool to show people what the world around him looks like in his perspective. Not only are his images captivating, but the editorial of each image endorses the subject’s vital characteristics. From photographing rich landscapes or even the most bare, Demxx’s artistic energy is represented with every shot he takes. Speaking of artistic energy, Demxx has been able to photograph some of the most well known names in the music industry, such as Zedd, Kygo, and Big Sean. Not only that, but as well as at some major music festivals like Coachella and Hard Summer. With each image, it is quite apparent Demxx is climbing his way into becoming an even more accomplished photographer. Keep an eye out for Demxx because who knows what his next project will be or where it might land him! But if you do want to get a hint of the inspiration behind his work, check out th…

MY TOP 11 COACHELLA ATTENDEES FOR 2016

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BECAUSE 10 IS JUST NOT ENOUGH
Last year I did a review on Coachella's 2015 lineup, which was pretty impressive considering the artists on there, have grown immensely as of today. What's different, for me personally, from this year's to last's is that I am actually attending my very first Coachella. Now this is my very first Coachella, but not my first festival, or 3-day festival to narrow it down. For the past 3 years, attending festivals is something I consider special to me. It’s one of the only places where you can be surrounded by different artists with different musical styles at one time and California's Coachella Music Festival is one event that brings those words to justice. After reading the reactions and comments on various social media platforms, many are bittersweet about the lineup. Some say it’s too boring while others say it’s one of the best lineups Coachella has had in a few years. With headliners being Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem, and Calvin Har…

POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #8

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PRODUCERS/DJS: VICES
Music has an infinite amount of ways to be dealt with. If it means mixing different genres together or creating one’s own, music can bring a spectrum of opportunities to many with an ambitious mind. When thinking about artists who specifically take advantage of these endless opportunities, one of the first names that pop into my head is Vices. In the summer of 2015, I first heard Vices’ music at a music festival in Southern California called Hard Summer. In the Pink Tent, Cashmere Cat was throwing one hell of a last minute scheduled show. With all the beats and tracks he was messing around with, I remember specially how the crowd reacted when Vices’ remix of “Hannah Montana” blasted through the speakers. Dancing around and seeing people get blown away with something that they never heard before was priceless. Vices’ music mixes different genres that you wouldn’t think to even mingle together on the same playlist. Dropping low beats and bass with future classic sket…