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TOTAL MELTDOWN #9

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PLAYLIST SERIES: MAY We have some gorgeous tunes in this month's Total Meltdown Playlist! From a club work debut by Cha Cha Chimp to PC Music's endless releases of eccentric sounds, take a listen to this 50+ track playlist we have compiled together. Enjoy!

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POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #55

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PRODUCER/DJ: TÜRKÜMTürküm is a an artist who you can describe as a future trap producer that is thoroughly pursuing to express his unique ideas. Incorporating emotion in every track, song's like "Hurts" and "Things I Do" give you an idea of what style of electronic music he passionately heads toward. With releases with Elysian Records, their are eyes and ears on this fascinating artist that anticipate to see what his next musical piece will be. Apart from connecting with major labels, Türküm is now venturing into evolving with a new family of artists who's music just might excite you. 
Below check out our interview with Türküm and find out more about what this racing producer is up to! Enjoy!

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Question 1: What got you into making music? 

Honestly, it began with a video of a artist playing on the Launchpad, after I got one it was super difficult, so I tossed it away until I kept booting Ableton to play around every day, …

ARTIST Q&A: FLOOR BABA'S NEW ALBUM

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NEON DEATH It's just one of those average ordinary days but, today you decide to walk down the side of the city where the art district lies. Few blocks in you stop. You step closer. Your eyes, ears, and mind draw into an obscure wall filled with all sorts of doodles, sketches, and flamboyant drawings. This big orchestra of art can't be labeled, defined, or accurately described, but what you can say is that it all somehow blends beautifully together. This scenario is exactly how you can picture FLOOR BABA's new album NEON DEATH to sound like. Released via DESKPOP, the self-described jazz fusion artist has, what I believe, brought a whole new game and sound to the table. Tracks like "TURN IT UP" and "HIP TO THE GAME," featuring Dtown, revel in the hip-hop sound but deliver a dirty bass infused 90s funk. Compacted with 16 mind blowing tracks, NEON DEATH is a bouquet of sounds that range from soft catchy melodies like "EVERLASTING" and "SPIDE…

POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #54

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PRODUCER/DJ: UMRUNew York just may be hosting some of the most talented up and coming artists on SoundCloud, but trying to find these artists can be quite a task. What a person can do is scroll through the SoundCloud Discover tab, check out what Spotify is thriving off of, or seek out what the music blogs are picking up. Unlike the common, Twitter gifted me with an unusual individual that swarms under the noses of festival producers today. This fire starter under the covers is named umru. You might know him from his memorable remix of Lido's "Citi Bike" or as the so-called ultimate critic of meme usage, however, this New York-based producer is launching music that trickles with mind-boggling sound design ideas. Whether it's collabing with another producer friend or remixing one of his own inspiration's tracks, umru uses some of the most peculiar beats, and heart-wrenching bass one will find. If the track is horrifically captivating, you know it's a one of a …

POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #53

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PRODUCER/DJ: BLANK
You know the saying, "quality over quantity"? Well, when it comes to music, never more has the phrase been truer when it comes to producer and DJ, Blank's work. From Palm Springs, California, Manny aka Blank expands his style of electronic music to various outcomes of his creativity. Having a reputation for producing unforgettable flips and remixes, when Blank releases a track, he finesses his way to make each one a surging force. Gritty basslines are exposed to dynamic percussion that settles together in an edgy and vibrant groove. You can also find some of Blank's originals residing on Sola compilations; a collective ran by the masterminds of Myrne, Awoltalk, and Enschway. With an ever growing audience and following, this daring producer gifted us a special interview and exclusive mini mix filled with unreleased tunes and inspiring tracks! Check it out below!

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ARTIST Q&A: LITTLE SHADOWS NEW ALBUM

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TWENTYONE
Summer is approaching, and I'd say this new album Little Shadows just dropped is a soundtrack for the season. Titled Twentyone, this East Coast artist contributes pure heartfelt instrumentals with genuine life enduring lyrics. Little Shadows offers us tracks that spell out a hidden message, like "Sad and Dark Rooms - (I[1])," a thrilling melancholy piece and "Clean - (need)," using whispering electric guitar and beautiful echoey vocals that take you away. Being the first album from this moniker, Twentyone obtains a refreshing alternative sound extending a nice twist to what I usually run into. Below check out this wonderful Artist Q&A with Little Shadows all about his new album. Enjoy!


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What was the inspiration behind the album?

This entire album is a gigantic emotional tirade where I basically freak out for 40 minutes. It's selfish, spiteful, and upset - which is how I was feeling in the few m…

MELTING OF AGE PRESENTS: SUMMER MELTDOWN 2017

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SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT It's been one hell of a journey so far. We've covered shows, promoted shows, but haven't ever thrown one of our own...well that is about to change. With the inevitable summer heat, we are going to launch complete heat for our first ever MELTING OF AGE SUMMER MELTDOWN event! For our first MELTDOWN, we invited a number of friends: Gupi from Rora, Warsptr (LA debut), Umru with Frstmait from New York, Madnap from Paper Crane Collective, and Fan Fiction from Los Angeles. We've even invited a few more friends to get this show to another level.

Taking place at the Los Globos on Sunset Blvd, make your summer extra memorable and get tickets now!

RSVP Here!

Ages: 19+
Where: Los Globos 3040 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
When: Thursday, June 29th
Doors: 5:00pm
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 at door
Lineup: Gupi Warpstr Umru Madnap Fan Fiction
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ARTIST Q&A: LUKE HALL'S NEW ALBUM

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PIECE OF MINDReleased yesterday on SoundCloud, Luke Hall took a leap of faith in launching a new project that uses his talents in both producing and vocalizing music. The album titled, Piece of Mind, holds emotion and journey that this East Coast artist has been enduring and floating in. Tracks like "In My Heart" and "From The Ashes," he uses illuminating drums and piano synths creating only but an uplifting sound. Piece of Mind beams with a positive message and pursues to inspire others with his story-telling design. Below check out the Q&A with Luke Hall all about his new album! Enjoy!

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What was the inspiration behind the album?

This album is a message that will hopefully flip around people's values that are stuck in today's music loop -- especially in the electronic scene. Electronic music is all I know professionally, and I've been doing it for about seven years now. I'v…

NEW DROELOE & SAN HOLO TRACK

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"LINES OF THE BROKEN" - DROELOE X SAN HOLO FT. CUT_After completing an eventful US tour together, DROELOE and San Holo gift us with a truly beautiful collaboration. Featuring radiant vocals by CUT_, the striving bass, and the plucking ticking beats wrap beautifully around every element produced. Released via bitbird Records, this long awaited collab perfectly displays how the sides collide together on a mystical musical piece. DROELOE and San Holo construct a twinkling toy track that perfectly mingles together their styles of music.

"This track has been a long-time coming for us, but when we hit the road together back in March we finally got to wrap it up. Over the last year we've learned a lot from working together with Sander and I feel like we've inspired each other a lot in the process. We hope you guys can hear and feel the same inspirations that we did while making this!" - DROELOE
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NEW SUTO COLLAB

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"ATLANTIC" - SUTO FT. SKINTRESTTravel through the clouds and mist of Suto's new collaboration with Skintrest titled, "Atlantic"! A playful and harmonious sound design that trickles down from the minds of these upcoming producers. Suto and Skintrest introduce to us bubbly synths and bouncy drums giving a nice vibrant sound. As we drift into the track's outro, the speed of beats accumulates, and tiny high pitched vocals sparkle in. Inspired by the ocean that separates the two friends, take a dive into this lovely tune and share it with many you know!

Listen to Suto's "Atlantic" featuring Skintrest below!

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UPCOMING LANZ RELEASE

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"FACETIME" - LANZAfter releasing a collab with Zak Downtown last month this LA artist announces a new upcoming release titled, "Facetime"! Dropping May 18th, Lanz is delivering to us a smooth gliding track with feathery vocals and deep sultry bass. "Facetime" delicately breaks it down and surely shows us that Lanz isn't afraid to reveal his melodic R&B side. It remind us of a Tory Lanez, Post Malone sound and it rhythmically moves into a soulful direction Lanz is noticeably pursuing.

Dropping May 18th, keep an eye out for Lanz's new release "Facetime"!


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ARTIST Q&A: SLOW GRAFFITI'S NEW EP

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ANGLES Hell yes! We love discovering new music that is pushing new concepts and that is perfectly club ready. Los Angles producer, Slow Graffiti, just dropped an awaited EP titled, Angles, via Home Recs. Slow Graffiti fires us power stomping beats with 3 tracks, which includes a feature from the one and only TT The Artist, and 2 remixes. Tracks like "Bells" show us a slow downed sound wrapped in a rich piano ballad and hammering bass. Then you have "Busting," the first track on Angles that features TT The Artist. Jumping vocal samples and pounding rings and chimes, "Busting" resembles Slow Graffiti's capability to give character and spark with every vocalist he collabs with. The completion of the EP ends with "Do it," a gun clicking and high-pitched energetic jam that splits into an unexpected aura. With remixes by Vices and Hectic, we are gifted with tunes that give exceptional takes on Slow Graffiti's latest creations. Below check out …

NEW JUDGE REMIX

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"DIAMONDS" - RIHANNA (JUDGE REMIX)Taking a Rihanna classic, this remix by LA producer JUDGE punctuates his version with rhythmic islander beats and obscure trap drums. After releasing a heavy trap remix of "Shoulder Lean" last week, his take on a pop R&B hit encompasses multiple styles of electronic music by accompanying deep bass with a sonic techno sound. An intro with manipulated vocal textures and a spontaneous James Brown vocal sample, JUDGE leads us into an innovative sound design, bringing new ideas to the table.

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NEW BOY SIM COVER

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"1 NIGHT" - MURA MASA FT. CHARLI XCX (BOY SIM COVER) FT. JACK O'CONNOR & BEACHDAY Luring you with every vocal and beat, I'm already addicted, and my repeat button has been on ever since the first listen. BOY SIM and friends no doubt made one of the most striking versions of a Mura Masa track. The pop-influenced sound, conducted by BOY SIM and beachday with Jack O'Connor, sparkles and electrifies feelings of "this sh*t rocks"! This unexpected collab starts the intro with growing bass and leads us into a glamorized synth work giving this gem a mandatory share with everyone you know. 
Below share and listen to BOY SIM's cover featuring beachday and Jack O'Connor, "1 Night"!
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NEW KAZI TRACK

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"OPTIONS" - KAZI Roll down your windows, plug in your aux, and select a fitting tune for your afternoon commute. Need some help choosing? Kazi's latest tune, "Options" has you covered! This dreamy jam, produced by Dolli, extenuates Kazi's silky flow on having life's greatest opportunities. R&B-influenced sound, Kazi brings forth a creamy debut single giving us a look at where he plans to take his musical journey. This is New York native you should positively keep an eye on for a while.

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NEW SMITH COMMA JOHN VOLUME

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WATCH A MAN DIE 3Jump on a thrill seeking adventure with Smith Comma John's latest volume of WATCH A MAN DIE that embraces footwork and club styles. Volume 3 is compiled of nine solid tracks that represent the beauty of sampling everything from nostalgic films to classic hip-hop tracks. From amusing bouncy jersey club pieces like "Curtis Jackson Repeatedly Stubbing His Toe" to "Fight or Flight (Problem Child)," a melodic piano ballad with a club twist, the South Carolinian producer gets his hands on creating a different identity for each song. Clipping and piecing together varied noises and beats, Smith Comma John desires to deliver an exploratory sound that captures the ears of those who seek to discover a new course of electronic music. Below share and listen to Smith Comma John's WATCH A MAN DIE 3!

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HARD SUMMER 2017 LINEUP

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10 YEARS OF HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL (DJ SNAKE, MIGOS, DOG BLOOD, NINA LAS VEGAS, QRION + MORE)This year Hard Summer is coming back...for the 10th year in a row! This incredible summer will be unforgettable. Founded by Gary Richards in 2007, his biggest event of the year has us all excited in many ways. Including a diverse roster, we are most happy to see many influential women such as Anna Lunoe, UNIIQU3, Whipped Cream, and much more. This step in taking music festivals to the next level of uniquity and diversity is a move in the right direction. Hard Fest also booked some of the world's most notable DJs like Justice, Bassnectar, Cashmere Cat, and the long-awaited reunion of DOG BLOOD (Skrillex and Boys Noize). Also, a number of international artists to play this year is mind blowing, such as Skepta, Charli XCX, and Qrion.

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