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TOTAL MELTDOWN #8

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PLAYLIST SERIES: APRIL WITH DNZFounder of Fanservice Collective, producer and photographer, DNZ, takes over as curator for our April playlist! Selecting a few amazing tracks, DNZ picked out the music he has been loving and thriving off of as well as a few of his favorite self-produced tracks.

Below we hope you enjoy this month's Total Meltdown playlist!

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NEW JACK LABOZ TRACK

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"RUNNING" - HTPKT [JACK LABOZ VERSION]More of a version than a remix, Brooklyn-based producer/vocalist, Jack Laboz, gave his take on HtPkt's "Running" by adding his vocals and an assembled melodic backdrop. Released today on Laboz's SoundCloud, the track still embed's the original's vocalist, Celestial, but also contains complementing heartfelt vocals by Jack himself. He gives his version a soft breakdown with twinkling piano-like use and pulsing bass.

Below share and listen to Jack Laboz's version of "Running"!

Also available for download here!

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ARTIST Q&A: AIRYNORE'S NEW EP

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GLOWING Entering slowly into a ray of vibrant energy and in the horizon is a sound that evolves seamlessly by the second. You've been listening to Airynore's new EP this whole time but got so caught up in the abyss of beautifully intricate rhythms that you kind of just lost your self...in a good way. Embrace the slow downed beats of Airynore's club inspired EP, Glowing, recently released off of internet label, SIDECHAINS. Consisting of three flawlessly executed tracks, this Bay Area producer introduces to us his new direction of creating club-esqu music. Each track is formulated to bring the new ideas of what he wants to provide, like whimsical drum work, eccentric bass, and bendy vocals.  Below check out the Arist Q&A with Airynore all about his new EP, Glowing! Enjoy!

Available for download here!

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What was the inspiration behind Glowing?

Basically, this EP was inspired by the various styles of "club" music that I've be…

ARTIST Q&A: IVY HOLLIVANA TRACK

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"FAR APART" - IVY HOLLIVANA A modern fairytale with twinkling instrumentals and light, dainty vocals. Ivy hollivana's "Far Apart" takes us on a trip with lovely violins and airy drums along with lyrics that speak of hope and life trials. Released last week on DESKPOP, ivy demonstrates an electronic pop sound that perfectly slows down life's busy and hectic mood. Below take a read of the Artist Q&A with ivy hollivana all about her latest track "Far Apart." Enjoy!

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What was the inspiration behind "Far Apart"?

"Fall Apart" started as a song with Mint Decot and I and was originally much more somber with a simpler, groaning instrumental paired with sadder lyrics. After revisiting it with a fresh heart, I edited the lyrics and made a whole new instrumental that was much brighter and held much more hope.

Can you tell us about how you created the lyrics?

The lyrics …

NEW R3LL REMIX

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"HUMBLE" - KENDRICK LAMAR (R3LL REMIX) [DIRTY] Between the pounding piano and grimey sample use, R3LL dropped a fire jersey club remix of king Kendrick's "Humble"! Released on R3LL (Hidden Gems), this golden remix won't stay sealed forever. Rolling claps and repetitious Kendrick vocals, every "hit that ass" and bed squeak slides this track into a slot of prime jersey music. Let's just say, you might be hearing this fierce number in a festival or club set for quite some time.

Below share and listen to R3LL's remix of "Humble"!

Also available for free download here!

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NEW 2TONEDISCO TRACK

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"BASKETBALL" - 2TONEDISCOWritten by: McTavish Jones The duo 2ToneDisco just released their newest single, "Basketball." The track begins with retro sounding pads along with arpeggiated synths coming in and out and transitioning into an upbeat rhythm and staccato vocal chops. This song is a face paced yet funky dance tune that is great to jam out to. The song also incorporates a vocal sample stating ”We love basketball” giving the track its name and is then accented with a cute mouse squeaky sounding synth. The MOA team definitely suggest checking out this awesome song!
Available for download here!

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POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #52

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PRODUCER/VOCALIST: EHIOROBO
"One in a million." A platitude and cheesy phrase but I use it now because there are just some artists that are truly one in a million.The delicate harmonies and soulful bliss spill from New Jersey's Ehiorobo and it is just what the music scene needs. His voice caresses your soul, and the jazzy sounds lift your emotions to see the brighter side of life. Ehiorobo has been capturing the ears of many with playful projects like his album Limeade, released on DESKPOP, or the multiple releases like "Glideroy Lockhart" or collab with Bohkeh "Happy Place"! The use of lively pianos matched with drums and various ringing instruments give his music diversity in style and an eclectic sound. He glides his voice and smoothly speaks about love, life, youth, and the enjoyment he finds in experiencing it. Just finished wrapping up his latest tour with Moonbounce, we can't wait to see where Ehiorobo will take his exciting musical journe…

NEW MADNAP EP

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SEASONS Artists about combining composition and emotion are the reason as to why music is an artform. This is the calling SoundCloud native producer, Madnap, is born to fulfill. With his new EP Seasons, every track embodies him as a youthful and spirited artist who is capable of bringing elements of electronic, soul, and indie music cohesively exposed in one project. Lover of harp and piano instrumentals, Madnap gives listeners rich sound with every twinkling synth and resounding sultry bass. He features talented artists like LonemoonSakima, and Little Shadows and in each collab, he brings out a different side of his style of production. Seasons is a project that establishes Madnap as an artist who is taking a leap into the right direction of constructing music that offers not only musical beauty, but individuality and passion. Below share and listen to Madnap's Seasons EP!

Also available for stream/purchase here!

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NEW FYTCH TRACK

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"OVER" - FYTCH FT. MIETTE HOPEAnother soulful and daunting composition from Fytch, via Heroic Recs, is towering with emotion and a powerful bass entity. With mystifying vocals from indie pop artist Miette Hope, Fytch infuses trap beats and guitar instrumentals giving the dark melody an alluring persona. The lyrics express broken love and unfortunate separation that can affect a person on multiple levels. If you need a song to abide by or just something brilliant for your ears to enjoy take a listen to Fytch's "Over" featuring Miette Hope!

Also available for download here!

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NEW JILL STRANGE TRACK

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"BACK N FORTH" - JILL STRANGE It will get hot. It will get sweaty. This bouncy new track from Jill Strange is the definition of the perfect spicy club track. The sporty bass entangles with the cheering vocals giving "Back n Forth" a smashing sound for any DJ to drop in a firey set. Strange's version of classic jock jam is what every club needs to get it heated!

Below share and listen to Jill Strange's "Back n Forth"!

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NEW NRMN REMIX

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"PARADISE PLAZA" - BLOODCODE & COSMICOSMO FT. TOFUKU (NRMN REMIX)You start the track. It's soft vocals and a glittery start but then it drifts away, and the bass kicks in and so do the winding synths. You want to know where this is taking you but there's a clue of robust sound. NRMN does not shy away from putting a dubstep and tremor bass wrapping on a sugary treat like this one! In his remix of "Paradise Plaza," NRMN playfully gave a magnetic edge by escalating the original's pop tropical sound. Orbiting around a future bass layout and lucidly adding in a dubstep build and drop, the refreshing take makes this remix one for your listen.

Below share and listen to NRMN's remix of "Paradise Plaza"!

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NEW AIRYNORE RELEASE

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"WITHOUT U" - AIRYNORE Last week we all got a sweet treat from Bay Area's Airynore and it swims in a pool of light drums and ghosty vocals. Being the first single from his upcoming EP, Glowing, this rhythmic producer rumbles together static bass paired with plastic textures. It's an Airynore emotional enzyme that establishes a wave of music we have yet to anticipate for!

Glowing EP drops April 24th!

Below share and listen to Airynore's "Wihtout U"!

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POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #51

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VISUAL ARTIST: MUSHBUH
Geometric figures and testing mediums to give colorful results is what visual artist, Mushbuh delivers. Flat figures and everyday understandings breath through Mushbuh's comic series that are published via Peow Studios. Clay creations also show us a side of Mushbuh that dives into a medium that is slightly untouched today. Archeological concepts, this visual engineer puts imagination into a fictional history and culture. Not only is the art just stills but a video game project is in the works. Established in late 2016, Burrito Galaxy is a video game collaboration with kfaraday and online frog and it digs into the uses of vibrant colors, obscure characters, and galactic adventure. But it doesn't stop there! Abstract patterns and retro use in pigments, you can also find Mushbuh launching special pieces for the online clothing collection. Nothing but versatility flows from Mushbuh! Below check out the interview with this impeccable artist and read all abou…

NEW CRAPFACE EP

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BOSS BATTLE  Sweet yet wicked, Crapface delivers a 2 track EP titled, Boss Battle! Crapface uses oriental textures and PC music rhythm in the track "Destroyer" which offers a new taste of sound from this Canadian producer. In his collaboration with Statues, called, "Luv IS THE ANSWER," the NXC flare is sprinkled with pop influences giving a divide between good and evil. Boss Battle will leave you on fastened with the contrasting sounds of each track! 
Below take a listen to Crapface's Boss Battle and choose which side you will be on.

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POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #50

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PRODUCER: YITAKU
From the state of Minnesota, producer Yitaku is making some of the richest and vibrant music you will hear within this generation's upcoming electronic music scene. Resting within the collectives and labels, Paper Crane and Sola, every release captures an emotional and kindred sound. In 2016 Yitaku released a heart endeavoring EP titled, Ultraviolet, which caught the attention of many with it's radiantly composed and orchestrated tracks. In addition, his remix of k?d's "Discover" and recent release with Holly and K the Infinite, "Rock Bottom," the forward-thinking producer continues to surprise listeners as he branches his talent into diverse styles of electronic music. For our 50th Point of View Interview, we gladly present Yitaku's mind on music and his inspirations! Enjoy!

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Question 1: What got you into making music? 

Okay, so this is gonna be kind of a long rambly story lmao.  Whe…

NEW GANGSIGNS BOOTLEG

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"1 NIGHT" - MURA MASA FT. CHARLI XCX (GANGSIGNS BOOTLEG)Only jersey club is melting out of this new bootleg from GANGSIGNS. The contagious bounce of the bass. The enchanting repeating words "back back back." These ingredients blend together to make an exceptional remix of this new Mura Masa hit. "1 Night," by Mura Masa featuring Charli XCX, has been flipped and renovated into a hot club remix by this Portland producer. You got the perfect combination of vocal re-work and sample use that GANGSIGNS is completely carving out into becoming a necessity in jersey music. Released on his GANGSIGNS VIP SoundCloud account, below share and listen to his bootleg of "1 Night"!

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NEW SO SUS REMIX

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"FTP" - WHIPPED CREAM (SO SUS REMIX) Get ripped apart by So Sus's reconstruction of Whipped Cream's "FTP"! The fusion of dubstep and drum & bass rumbles exquisitely when the track's rising power flows through your ears. The pounding and knobby bass paired with remote robotic synths stretch the original's sneering and powerful ideas. The movement in this textured remix should be a listen for all bass lovers.

Below share and listen to So Sus's remix of "FTP"!

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POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #49 + GUEST MIX

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PRODUCER: HALPE
You can never describe exactly an artist who's music is undeniably unique, and talent is unlimited. Halpe, an Argentinian native producer, has carried his music throughout the years on multiple platforms to express himself in electronic music. The tracks he releases extort a sound that you would say resembles an ethereal yet uncanny identity. Some tracks like "Jewels" or "Hidden" display Halpe's skill in driving emotion and self-expression in every beat and sample used. In collaborating with artists like Sophie Meiers and Verzache or re-imagining tracks of DZZ or VALENTINE, it is always the case this extraordinary artist can wrap any composed idea he has into master-work. With a growing following on SoundCloud, Halpe continues to make music that encases his individuality as an artist and person. Below enjoy a read all about Halpe and his music in this round of Point of View Interview and take a listen to the exclusive MOA Guest Mix!
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NEW MOON BOUNCE X EHIOROBO COLLAB

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"LUNGS" - MOON BOUNCE & EHIOROBO Supremely glossy, "Lungs" is a track where you will find yourself humming continuously on any day. Soulful vocals from Ehiorobo and Moon Bounce offer a unique sound on mixing R&B and electronic pop music. Released via Tuvali, this ultimate collaboration about diving into the emotion of love caters to connecting with listeners by the ear candy synths and ticking beats. Vocal work is perhaps one of the many things that make this track unlike any other.

Below share and take a listen to Moon Bounces and Ehiorobo's "Lungs"!

Also, catch them on their Clean House Tour! Info here!

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NEW NOXINBOX TRACK

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"REALITY" - NOXINBOXMinneapolis producer, NoxInBox, did it again with another spectacular release. This creamy new track, "Reality," he recently dropped revels in sparkly future-like beats with every note. With a mixture of joyful bass and catchy vocal samples, NoxInBox continues to make tracks that release full swings of energy.

Below share and listen to NoxinBox's "Reality"!

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