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POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #29

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DJ/PRODUCER DUO: DJ HAYAI AKA DJ S0UNDC10UD

The super group DJ Hayai, are emerging into the electronic scene with an upbeat and dynamic sound. You might have known them as dj s0undc10ud, but for expanding into other countries, like Japan, it was time for a change in name. With music that is produced by two unique individuals, Lachlan and Lizzy, this Australian/American duo will still retain its hyper house and bro-step style and energy. Remixes like "NEO BETTER" a Vindata and Mija rework of "Better" and a remix of Melanie Martinez's "Soap," DJ Hayai explodes your inner rave soul with bubbling bass and shredding beats. Below check out the interview with DJ Hayai and explore the inspiration and story behind their rising music career!

Follow DJ Hayai on:
SoundCloud: DJ Hayai
Twitter: @djhayai


Question 1: What got you guys into making music? 
It’s funny, Lizzy has been making music for the better half of her entire life, while I’ve always been the one writ…

POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #28

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PRODUCER/DJ: DNZ

From Seattle, Washington, this blissful producer, Brandon Densley, aka DNZ, brings you music that soothes the soul. DNZ, founder of Fanservice Collective and apart of Northern Natives, can inspire anyone through his minimal yet beautiful music he creates. From producing mesmerizing ambient tracks like "Lost" and "Uncertainty" to soft hip-hop jazz tracks like "Winter Loops," DNZ has a collection of wonderful works within his SoundCloud case. He has even premiered music through the popular music sharing channel, MrSuicideSheep. DNZ is an artist who is not afraid to display total emotion and vulnerability in not only his music but his photography as well. Below I had the opportunity to ask DNZ a few questions around his inspiration and music. Hope you enjoy!

Catch DNZ Friday, August 26th preform at the AMPLYFi for Fanservice's LA show! Details here!

Keep up with DNZ on:
SoundCloud: DNZ
Twitter: @brandon325
Bandcamp: DNZ
Photography on VSCO: d-n…

NEW SKINTREST TRACK

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"FRIENDS"
If you want to listen to something that is light and simple, but fun and quirky, skintrest has the song for you! This 3 minute track even represents what you think friendship sounds like! From Leeds, UK, "Friends" will make you smile and appreciate the small things in music creation. Being skintrest's fifth release from SoundCloud, this sweet tune is the perfect addition to his beautiful music portfolio!
Below take a listen to skintrest's "Friends" and enjoy the bubbly beat it has to offer!
Also available for download here!




Follow skintrest on:
SoundCloud: skintrest
Twitter: @skintrest


ARTIST Q&A: KAIVAAN'S FANSERVICE RELEASE

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"ESCAPE" FEAT. HIKARU STATION
From New York, Kaivaan, artist of Fanserivce Collective, released a dance-pop track with Hikaru Stationtitled, “Escape,” that locks in your attention. This future breakbeat original was released via Fanservice, as a part of their Volume 3 compilation. Not only does this song ooze undeniable joy and exhilaration with encouraging lyrics but the lovely and moving vocals of Hikaru just make the track all the better! With a song like this, Kaivaan is an artist you can count on for music that will make your heart race with positive energy. Below, check out the Artist Q&A with Kaivaan all about the inspiration and creation of “Escape.” Enjoy!

Also! On Friday, August 26th catch Kaivaan play for the Fanservice LA show at the AMPLYFi! Tickets here and RSVP here
Follow Kaivaan on: SoundCloud: Kaivaan Twitter: @iKaivaan Facebook: Kaivaan
What brought you and Hikaru Station together to collaborate on "Escape"?
Hikaru is a special friend hailing from…

POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #27

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VISUAL ARTIST: KIDO

It's always a pleasure to feature visual artists who are truly passionate about what they do. From the Valley of California, Kido is a young artist whose sketches and detailed character portraits rise and come to life. He has the skill and talent to tell a story about an individual figure he creates and builds. From black and white illustrations to minimal use in pastel colors, this authentic artist has recently done illustrations for Mark Redito's Likido event series and a collaboration with 2ToneDisco titled, Amity. Displaying emotions of the world's youth, Kido portrays his own personality and thoughts through his visual outlet which resonates with others extremely well. What caught my eye about Kido was that not only can you relate to his characters, but it gives you an itch to want to know the character in a "real life" setting. He plays with various wordings and fonts paired with fine sunken personalities to give an entire piece that di…

FANSERVICE'S NEW COMPLITATION

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VOLUME 2
I think we can all say one word with this new Fanservice compilation that just dropped, and that is "FINALLY"! With much anticipation, Volume 2 brings us 22 tracks, including a mystical intro that sets the mood for your journey into Fanservice's compiled list of unique artists. About a month ago, Fanservice teased us with a few premiers by DNZ, his track "Wanderlust," and Kaivaan's "Escape" featuring Hikaru Station. With a drum and bass track by Cubed3 titled, "Spiral" and smooth Asian inspired tracks like Cold Youth's "Thrown Away," the compilation steps closer to define what Fanservice is as a whole collective. Then you have songs with amazing vocals like "When I'm Gone" by Koi featuring Juunana, a fresh almost trap based track and Ghost Data's upbeat "Celestial Bodies" featuring Jovani Occomy's gliding voice. The compilation also hosts tracks by Metsä, Maxwell, Raiku, and many mo…

ARTIST Q&A: DRAINPUPPET'S NEW TRACK AND UPCOMING EP

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"SOLOMON"

Drainpuppet obtains a sound unlike any other. Always trying to branch out, this unique producer constructed a new track titled, "Solomon," that brings out the peculiar music style she offers. Via Deskpop music label, Drainpuppet's new track makes you sway back and forth, almost as if the song where transporting your mind to her dimension of musical imagination. Drainpuppet's style of music is boundary pushing and experimental in all elements of the electronic music spectrum. Not only is "Solomon" a solid track but it's also the perfect initial release to derive from her upcoming EP, Firewater! Below check out the Q&A I had with Drainpuppet, talking all about the new single and upcoming EP! Enjoy!



Also, check out the mind bending music video for "Solomon"!



Follow Drainpuppet on:
SoundCloud: Drainpuppet
Twitter: @Drainpuppet
Facebook: Drainpuppet
What was the inspiration behind your new track “Solomon”?
The entire idea behind Sol…

ARTIST Q&A: EHIOROBO TRACK

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"HEIR TO THE SUGAR HONEY QUEEN"
If the title of this song isn't sweet enough, Ehiorobo will glide his voice into your soul with his track "Heir to the Sugar Honey Queen." Being a re-mastered release, via Heroic Recordings, the light keyboard notes, catchy drums, various samples of popping noises scattered in place, and narrative lyrics about finding love, this stunning artist is someone who you do not want to sleep on. His style is truly eclectic and undefinable. Below I had the chance to ask Ehiorobo about his fresh song, "Heir to the Sugar Honey Queen." Enjoy!


Check out and download Ehiorobo's "Heir to the Sugar Honey Queen" here!


Follow Ehiorobo on:
SoundCloud: Ehiorobo
Twitter: @mrehiorobo
Facebook: Ehiorobo

Follow Heroic on:
SoundCloud: Heroic
Twitter: @HeroicRec
Facebook: Heroic Recordings

What was the inspiration behind the track, "Heir to The Sugar Honey Queen"?
When I wrote Heir, I was around 18 or 19, and coming off a few romanti…

ANNOUCEMENT: MELTING OF AGE EVENT COVERAGE

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FANSERVICE LA SHOW
With the release of their new compilation, Fanservice Volume 2, Fanservice will be putting on their first LA show Friday, August 26th. Taking place at Hollywood's AMPLYFi music venue, located on Melrose Ave, this SoundCloud collective is hosting a show you and your friends will not want out miss out on! With both DJ and live sets, this lineup consists of diverse electronic artists such as Keii, Metsä, Raiku, and many more! Being our 3rd show of the summer, Melting of Age is happy to announce that the team will be covering Fanservice's very first LA event and we hope to see you there! Below check out all the event and ticketing details.


Buy Tickets HERE and RSVP HERE!

ALL AGES
Where: AMPLYFi 5617 1/2 Melrose Ave, LA
When: Friday, August 26th
Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 at door
Lineup:
Metsä
DNZ
Keii
Kaivaan 
Raiku

Follow Fanservice on:
SoundCloud: Fanservice
Twitter: @fanservicecolle
Facebook: Fanservice

EVENT: PAPER CRANE LA SHOW

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PAPER CRANE COLLECTIVE'S FIRST LA SHOW
The night was filled with nothing but happiness and celebration on Wednesday, August 3rd. It was a mid-week turn up you could say at the Los Globos venue. On Sunset Blvd, Paper Crane threw their very first LA show, and we were more than honored to be a part of this exciting event! With Tofuku warming up the crowd to a 10, her first individual set was an experience you did not want to miss! From Keii's Jersey Club influenced set to Omniboi's sweet vibey performance, the diversity of artists that night had everyone in awe. Then you had Madnap going B2B with Naisu, both complementing each other supremely well, having the crowd dance their feet off to various styles of music. Ducky, closing the night, had everyone sweat in the club, shaking the atmosphere from left to right. She even joined her own mosh pit to close her set! One of the best things that we have ever witnessed! In this intimate setting, it was simple to see that the artist…

POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #26

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PRODUCER/DJ: BOHKEH

How do you describe bliss when you hear it? Bohkeh's casually captivating music merges sweet sounds and inducing vocals that show his youthful artistry in all his tunes. From Los Angeles, California, Bohkeh is doing nothing but thriving in a city where music flourishes and expands. With almost 9,000 followers on SoundCloud, this young producer has dropped two successful EPs, multiple remixes, and singles that are catching the ears of many. Tracks like "Tell Me What" featuring Osmoji and his remix of Mark Redito's "Goodbye" display a chill, almost sugary, sound that he offers. With many projects in store, I had the chance to interview the talented Bohkeh! Check it out below and hope you enjoy!

Follow Bohkeh on:
SoundCloud: Bohkeh
Twitter: @bohkeh
Facebook: Bohkeh

Question 1: What got you into making music? 

It was my 10th Birthday when I got my first instrument. My parents bought me a drum set and within the next couple of years, I picked up an …

POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #25

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PRODUCER/DJ: OMNIBOIWritten by: AREN
Omniboi comes from a home in Arizona and he's been making music for almost his whole life! The way he interprets the keyboard in his music and DJ sets really makes his style very unique. Even more beautiful, in lots of the music he produces, he uses this spectacular instrument in some kind of way, shape, or form. One of his fairly recent songs, “Twinkle Twinkle Bang,” (off of Paper Crane Volume 3) premiered through Nest HQ will really show you how much his music really flourishes. Omniboi does not only make beautiful songs that give you a cutesy feel, but also creates tracks and mixes that'll make the club go wild, like his remix of “Thong Song” by Sisqo. Omniboi is also a part of the group known as 2ToneDisco where him and James (The founder of 2ToneDisco) DJ back to back and also produce music! Below, check out the interview with Omniboi and be sure to definitely check out all his music because it is all amazing pieces of art made from the…