AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with COUCHERON

Los Angeles-based Norwegian beat-making wunderkind Coucheron began his musical journey in, of all places, the kitchen. “I started out as a kitchen drummer—strictly pots, pans, and the occasional kettle as a kid, until I discovered Iron Maiden,” Coucheron says with a laugh. “My brother and I started playing along to heavy metal songs when we were six … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with COUCHERON

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GUIDANCE

“I think we’re going to revert back to new forms of rock music, but the technology and capabilities of electronic music aren’t going away,” observes Stefan Pruett, who conducts his musical business under the moniker Guidance.  A lifelong lover and maker of electronic music, Pruett feels it has become sadly generic these days, and that … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GUIDANCE

“LOUD” – NEW MUSIC from COUCHERON

Norwegian songwriter/producer Coucheron has been a busy guy since moving to Los Angeles, finding himself featured under spotlights and on lists, producing tracks from Mayer Hawthorne, Charlie Puth and Nick Jonas, to name a few; he also just finished a 20-date US tour this fall with Scandi comrade Lemaire. Now the 22-year-old is working on his own material and recently released a brilliant new A-side single, “Loud,” via Tooth … Read more “LOUD” – NEW MUSIC from COUCHERON

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE BROCKS

Utah has seemingly become a hotbed for nurturing huge pop bands like Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, and soon-to-be-icons like The Moth & The Flame—is there something in water? “I don’t really know for sure,” laughs Christian Darais, drummer of up-and-coming Utah-based electro-pop band The Brocks. “There’s some seriously awesome stuff coming out of here.” The … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE BROCKS

NEW TO ‘ROO: THE FLOOZIES

There are countless ways to combine samples, sounds, and samples of sounds to make music, and few, if any, bands uniquely demonstrate that better than The Floozies.  Comprised of siblings Matt and Mark Hill, who have been jamming together since childhood, The Floozies have been funkafying concert halls and making folks shake what their mamas … Read more NEW TO ‘ROO: THE FLOOZIES

PREVIEW: POLYENSO at THE END on 5/15/16

Experimental indie-electro trio Polyenso, is on tour supporting the release of their latest album, Pure In The Plastic; this summer marks the band’s first foray into the major festival market, with an appearance planned for this weekend at Shaky Knees in Atlanta, and will end the tour’s run with a performance at Bonnaroo in June. … Read more PREVIEW: POLYENSO at THE END on 5/15/16

THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “The Business of Emotion” – Big Data

The next song on the list is from blog favorite Big Data‘s debut album, 2.0, released earlier this year.  Big Data, a.k.a. producer Alan Wilkis, enraptured the  universe with his first big hit, “Dangerous”, a commentary on the dangers of electronic voyeurism.   He is successfully riding the “paranoid electronic music” wave he created, but told me … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “The Business of Emotion” – Big Data

8 QUESTIONS with KENNY VASOLI of VACATIONER

I wouldn’t describe myself as an electronic music enthusiast, and I wasn’t exactly sure how I discovered the soothing sounds of Vacationer, but I was intrigued from the very first moment.  I was beyond excited to learn that they were coming to the Music City to perform at 12th & Porter with (ohmygoodness!) Hellogoodbye.  Vacationer’s lead singer and bassist, Kenny … Read more 8 QUESTIONS with KENNY VASOLI of VACATIONER

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