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TOTAL MELTDOWN #2

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PLAYLIST SERIES: SEPTEMBER W/ BRACKETS

For this month's Total Meltdown playlist, MOA had Brackets, co-founder of RORA, curate a list of songs you are bound to love! Check it out below and enjoy!

Follow Brackets on:
SoundCloud: Brackets
Twitter: @bracketsongs

NEW COLLAB BY MADNAP & NAISU

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"JASMINE"
If you want to be drifted away to a blissful oasis of twinkling beats and melodies, this new Madnap and Naisu track will help your soul get there. Premiered on Run the Trapthe oriental inspired track, titled "Jasmine," starts with rich strums of a harp leading into manipulated vocals by Sophie Meiersmaking the chill-trap tune splendidly upbeat and charismatic. Not being their first collab, the two Paper Crane producers always seem to complement each other extremely well!

Below share and take a listen to Madnap and Naisu's "Jasmine."

Also available for download here!

Follow Madnap on:
SoundCloud: Madnap
Twitter: @madnapmusic

Follow Naisu on:
SoundCloud: Naisu
Twitter: @naisuun


POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #32

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FILMMAKER/YOUTUBER: JUSTIN ESCALONA

Being a subscriber to Justin Escalona's YouTube channel, titled, PlayTheGameFilms, for about 2 years now, the growth in his YouTube career is astonishing and exciting. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Justin made the big move to the city of LA straight after high school to start his journey as a student at USC. With help from his friends, Justin creates daily YouTube videos, titled Daily Docs, that document his everyday life. Putting his style and touch in every video he delivers, each doc incorporates cinematic sequences and occasionally hilarious skits that show off the talent of not only himself but the people he is surrounded with as well. Besides his channel obtaining personal vlogs, this creator also carries ingeniously edited short films that display the opportunities he has encountered such as, "This is Ahh," a short film for Coca-Cola and his "2015 Director Reel," a collection of clips that show all that he has ac…

JAMIE HARPER'S NEW TRACK

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"HERE AND NOW"
From Huddersfield, United Kingdom, Jamie Harper's new track titled, "Here and Now," is a soulful future bass tune. Featuring lovely vocals from Isaac, the singer starts with soft dark harmonies to then break into a delightful chorus. It's a simple and light-hearted song that will make your day brighter with every note.

Below check out Jamie's new track "Here and Now" featuring Isaac!

Also available for download here.



Follow Jamie Harper on:
SoundCloud: Jamie Harper
Twitter: @JamieHarper8


EVENT: WHAT SO NOT'S DIVIDE AND CONQUER TOUR: LA

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GOLDENVOICE + TRILLECTRO + LED PRESENT: WHAT SO NOT
Australian producer, What So Not, performed two nights in a row at the beautiful Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. With its echoey sound and renaissance scenery, the Fonda was an unique venue to experience a What So Not show.
With openers, James Earl, TKay Maidza, and Saturday night’s, Graves, the crowd was full of energy and anticipation. Performing for an 18 plus show and an all ages show, it was interesting to witness and compare the reactions of the two separate age groups. During night one of the Divide and Conquer Tour in LA, the crowd was a bit mild due to it being an older audience. With cups of beer and Red Bull vodka being passed around you could say the crowd was under the influence of mostly drinks and not music. Nonetheless, the performances of Tkay Maidz and What So Not blew our minds!

When night two rolled around, you had an age group that varied from almost every kind. The energy was louder and rowdier. Having the most int…

POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #31

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PRODUCER/VISUAL ARTIST: FLOOR BABA

From Youngstown, Ohio, FLOOR BABA, founder of music label DESKPOP, musically and visually entertains us with his unique and eye boggling style. From his 3D artwork to his jazz/hip-hop influenced SoundCloud, FLOOR BABA showcases his talent in a variety of ways. Incorporating high pitched quirky narratives and catchy drums, his new EP, titled, Basement Bumps, rightly soothes and melts your soul. FLOOR BABA is honestly incomparable. His style in both visual art and music can only be described as something wonderfully original and mesmerizing. Below check out Point of View Interview #31 with FLOOR BABA as he answers questions related to the inspiration behind his work. Enjoy!

Follow FLOOR BABA on:
SoundCloud: FLOOR BABA
Twitter: @FLOOR_BABA
Facebook: FLOOR BABA
Bandcamp: FLOOR BABA

Question 1: What got you into making music and graphic art?

Mmmm it's kinda just always been an innate desire for me to create, I think. A common thread in pretty much ever…

ARTIST Q&A: FYTCH'S UPCOMING EP

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SHOW YOU
Fytch's upcoming EP, titled, Show You, will bring you a new perspective on how bass music's sound can be diverse and emotionally driven. With the first release of the EP, the EP title track, "Show You" dropping yesterday, this Parisian producer is wrapping his music in passion and originality. Playing with buzzing synths and bass, each track has a sound of its own displaying Fytch's skill and technique on making electronic music unique. Via Heroic RecordingsShow You will be released on September 23.

Below check out the Q&A I had with Fytch discussing about his unreleased EP and more. Enjoy!



Follow Fytch on:
SoundCloud: Fytch
Facebook: Fytch
YouTube: Fytch
Twitter: @FytchMusic

What was the inspiration behind the EP, Show You?
The inspiration for ‘Show You’ really came out of the timing of things. I made the EP after a year of experimentation in various facets of the electronic music scene during which I completely changed my workflow and focused a lot…

ARTIST Q&A: A L E J A N D R A'S NEW RELEASE

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"SIGNAL"
ALEJANDRA is a producer from Saint Paul, Minnesota, who has incredible music to share to the world. I remember running into her first debut track on SoundCloud, "Keys" and being blown away right from the first listen. With her second release, titled, "Signal," ALEJANDRA displays her talent in producing music that can shake up the music scene. Sampling vocals from a KDrew track, this upcoming electronic artist spins and twists heavy bass and synths to give us a ripping track! Below check out the Q&A with ALEJANDRA talking all about her new song, "Signal." Enjoy!

Share and download "Signal" here!

Follow A L E J A N D R A on:
SoundCloud: A L E J A N D R A
Twitter: @whosALEJANDRARM
Instagram: @whosalejandrarm

What was the inspiration behind your new track “Signal”? Awhile ago I heard the original track by KDrew and right away I fell in love with the vocals and how powerful they are. I knew I wanted to use them but I wanted to m…

NEW VICES TRACK

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"ESSA"
Vices is back with a track that bounces and wonders into a sound that's a bit different than some of their past tracks. You could say at the least that I was immensely excited to see Vices pull up on my SoundCloud feed again. Keeping that signature jersey club sound, the new track titled, "Essa" brings Latin and club flavors that make any listener want to turn up the volume and dance. With an addictive vocal sample on repeat, sweet synths, and bashing drums, Vices are able to prove once again that the creativity in jersey club music is endless!
Below share and listen to Vices' "Essa"!

Also available for download here!

Follow Vices on:
SoundCloud: Vices
Twitter: @vicesclub

ISLAND FOX FICTIONAL EP

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"THE FAVST SAGAS"
Island Fox brings us an EP that gives both musical and written works of a story about a character, named Kifo, who undergoes different phases in his lifetime. With two carefully published songs, "The Foretelling" and "Infinity Temples" features various instrumentals and sounds wrapped around Island Fox's beautiful voice giving us an imaginative and mystifying narrative. She is able to bring storytelling in formats that engages the listeners even further into her music. Creativity like this is something that should be explored among artists today! It pushes the boundaries a bit further and tests the artist's creativity field more into making music that is genuine and experimental.  
Below share and listen to Island Fox's EP "The Favst Savages"!

Story to "The Foretelling"
Story to "Infinity Temples"

Follow Island Fox on:
SoundCloud: Island Fox
Twitter: @IslandFoxUK


MARK REDITO'S NEW TRACK

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"YOU'LL ONLY LOVE ME WHEN I'M GONE"
Mark Redito, founder of Likido, delivers yet another undefinable track to mesmerize your musical soul. Fusing pop and electronic club elements, "You'll Only Love Me When I'm Gone" carries a sound that only Mark himself can obtain. From lovely harp samples to peculiar vocal chops, it contains solemn and honest feelings reflecting the track's title of melancholy and soft resentment. Just like his new creation of the event series, titled Likido, this track holds a diversity of beautiful sounds. It's no doubt that you are bound to have this on a constant repeat!
Below share and listen to Mark Redito's "You'll Only Love Me When I'm Gone"!
Also, you can download the track here!



Follow Mark Redito on:
SoundCloud: Mark Redito
Twitter: @markredito
Website: markredito.com


NEW BELUGA COLLECTIVE RELEASE

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"CRACKED FREE" - BUILT ON WATER X BYSON
This new collaborated release from Built on Water and Byson titled, "Cracked Free" only but escalates its future sounds for your enjoyment. Released via Beluga Collective, a new and upcoming artist collective, "Cracked Free" contains beating drums and soft piano all to lead up into a riveting break. Fusing future and trap  elements, Built on Water and Byson give you track to add to your favorite playlist!


Below share and listen to Built on Water and Byson's "Cracked Free"!




Follow Built on Water on:
SoundCloud: Built on Water

Follow Byson on:
SoundCloud: Byson

Follow Beluga Collective on:
SoundCloud: Beluga Collective
Twitter: @belugacollectiv
Facebook: Beluga Collective

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: WHAT SO NOT LA SHOWS

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GOLDENVOICE + TRILLECTRO + LED PRESENT : WHAT SO NOT w/ Tkay Maidza, Jarreau Vandal, and Graves (Sunday)
Taking place at the famous Fonda Theater in the heart of Hollywood, What So Not will be throwing two killer shows back to back on Friday, 9/16 and Saturday, 9/17. With talented openers such as hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza and Soulection producer Jarreau Vandal, these shows are ones you will not want to miss. If you think that's not enough, Sunday night will take it to another level by Graves  making a special guest appearance.  Below check out all the information for each LA show date and make sure to purchase your tickets before they sellout!

Location:
Fonda Theater
6126 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Friday (9/16):Buy Here
Ages: 18+
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm

Saturday (9/17):Buy Here
ALL AGES
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm

Lineup:
What So Not
Tkay Maidza
Jarreau Vandal
Graves

Follow What So Not on:
Twitter
Website
Spotify
For more tour dates: http://bandsintown.com/whatsonot


POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #30

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VISUAL ARTIST: QUENTIN DERONZIER 

Based in the great city of Amsterdam, Quentin Deronzier publishes artwork that will only intrigue your eyes. He uses intense color and geometric shapes and figures to display his creativity and imagination. Its mystery and fantasy all tied together gives you a visual like no other. From moving pictures to melting images, Quentin's work has enticed the attention of many such as, Jerry Folk, Gryffin, Bearson, and more! Every piece he creates is different from the other, but keeping his signature style imprinted on each one makes this French artist consistently great and inspiring. Below, check out the interview I had with Quentin talking all about the inspiration behind his remarkable visuals.

Follow Quentin Deronzier on:
Website: quentinderonzier.com
Instagram: @quentin.deronzier
Twitter: @quentinderonz
Facebook: Quentin Deronzier
Pintrest: Quentin Deronzier


Question 1: What got you into making graphic design/art?

As far as I can remember, I've …

PVDDLE'S NEW REMIX

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"BYEBYE" - SKINTREST (PVDDLE REMIX)
The Texas based artist, PVDDLE, will take your ears into a melodious space with his new remix of one of my favorite Skintrest tracks, "Byebye". The original has a down-tempo trap vibe, but with PVDDLE's version he carries the track into a more upbeat and high spirited realm. Adding animated chopped vocals and sweet lively samples, this remix is one for a listen!

Below share and listen to PVDDLE's remix of "Byebye"!

Also available for download here!




Follow PVDDLE on:
SoundCloud: PVDDLE
Twitter: @PVDDLEMUSIC

$JAYY'S NEW TRACK

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"AURORA" - RL GRIME ($JAYY VIP REMIX)
This new VIP remix of RL Grime's "Aurora" will have you bobbing your head from start to finish. The bouncy jersey club track from Cartel Music's $JAYY is a classic and uncontrollable remix of sharp vocal cuts and banging drums. Still keeping the original's mystified energy, you could say I was more than excited to see the New Jersey native producer put a spin on an RL Grime track!

Below share and listen to $JAYY's VIP remix of "Aurora"!

Also available for download here!



Follow $JAYY on:
SoundCloud: $JAYY
Twitter: @SensaySyd

NEW POLY PINES TRACK

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"STARDUST"
Poly Pines has a special way of making music that touches all areas of emotion. With his new track titled, "Stardust," he incorporates not only beautiful strings and flute sounds but his unique synths and sound design will blow your mind. Bringing his music to another level of genuineness, this a great follow up from his previous release of "Magnesium Waves". Some could say it's a reminiscence of a San Holo type beat, but in all honesty, Poly Pines has kept his signature sound prominent and stamped all over this one.

Below share and listen to Poly Pines's "Stardust"!

Also, free download available here.


Follow Poly Pines on:
SoundCloud: Poly Pines
Twitter: @polypinesmusic

EVENT: FANSERVICE LA 2016

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FANSERVICE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: FANSERVICE LA 2016
Being Fanservice's first LA show, the collective had an amazing turn out at Amplyfi's underground venue! Located on Melrose Blvd, the venue itself was hidden in a small back alley way, making the scene unique and special for all to enjoy. The walls were covered with vintage photos and miscellaneous furnishings. Just like the venue, the collective created a space that explored all types of music boundaries.With many of the artists making their LA debut, the show was one for the books. From sets like Raiku's dark vibey trap intro to the night to @hikeii's signature jersey club performance, the night had people dancing for one artist after another. DNZ and Kaivaan had immense energy and filled our ears with bouncing beats and heavy bass! Lastly, Metsä closed off the night with a beautiful live performance that wowed the entire crowd. Fanservice definitely showed LA what this collective is all about, bringing people of dif…

TOTAL MELTDOWN #1

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PLAYLIST SERIES: AUGUST

Here's a playlist of all the songs August has brought to my attention and that I've been loving! It's a mixture of old and new music I've discovered and I hope you enjoy!
Also, tweet MOA if you discovered something new!

SoundCloud: MELTING OF AGE


NEW HOME SINGLE: 02

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"ALWAYS ROWDY"- XANDER
Lately, Home has been dishing out incredible mixes as well as an insane bass debut single by Low Poly. Started in late July, Home Recs. was founded by Slow Graffiti, a diverse electronic producer from Los Angeles, California. Releasing its second single titled, "Always Rowdy" by Miami producer Xander, this wild track fuses drum & bass with Jersey Club based beats. This is a track that can surely get any club rowdy! With releases like this, Home is a music label you do not want to sleep on.

Below check out and share Xander's "Get Rowdy"!

Also, available for download here!


Follow Home Recs on:
SoundCloud: Home
Twitter: @home_recs

Follow Xander on:
SoundCloud: DJXANDER305
Twitter: @djxander305