Author Archives: Magnetic

EDM News: Magnetic Talks With Francios K Before His Los Angeles Show

EDM News: Magnetic Talks With Francios K Before His Los Angeles Show Tomorrow night in Los Angeles marks the return of legendary dub-obsessed producer and DJ, Francois Kevorkian. FK has been holding it down on the decks for over 30 years now – a career span that many in the dance music game rarely maintain. FK got his start in the club scene when he first moved to New York from France, and became the drummer for Walter Gibbons, the man commonly credited for being the inspiration of icons such as Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles. MAGNETIC RECOMMENDS:  DJ Harvey On Bathrooms, His Influences and...

EDM News: Los Angeles Producer Craig Williams Releases “Rawhide” EP Featuring Louisahhh Via Motorik Recordings

EDM News: Los Angeles Producer Craig Williams Releases "Rawhide" EP Featuring Louisahhh Via Motorik Recordings LA’s own Aussie techno maestro Craig Williams just cranked out a new electronic music EP featuring Louisahhh and we cannot get enough. Craig’s been a good friend of ours for a minute and his “Rawhide” EP is set for steady rotation all through the winter season. But hey, you don’t need to take our word for it, just ask the DJs who have been playing the tracks out, such as Riva Starr, Brodinski, Anna Lunoe, The Aston Shuffle, Max Pask, and many others. This release only came out at the end of August and it’s already earned a very...

EDM News: Magnetic Talks With Sonns About Producing Music, Throwing Parties And Running A Label

EDM News: Magnetic Talks With Sonns About Producing Music, Throwing Parties And Running A Label Photo Credit: Dustin Beatty   Almost exactly two years ago today I was getting one of my first true LA underground experiences courtesy of a certain warehouse party where Simian Mobile Disco was billed to play. Not knowing what I was getting myself into, I called up the info line for the secret location and off I went – driving into the night straight to a random neighborhood near downtown where I wouldn’t dare visit on any other occasion. Skinny white kids such as myself don’t really belong in these areas unless we’re...

EDM Interview: Catching Up With Light Year

LY About four years ago, Jordan Feller was teaching himself the ways of Logic, Ableton, and Reason in his bedroom in Sydney, Australia. Flash forward a couple years later, and the DJ-turned-producer was getting props from heroes such as 2ManyDJs and Tiga. After a couple of EPs on Australia's legendary Bang Gang Records, it became clear that Light Year was destined to become something greater than a local heavy-hitter. Around the time of Jordan's first two releases back in 2010, most of his peers were in the midst of the blog-house / nu-disco...

Museum Of Love’s Debut Single “Down South”

museum Welcome to the anti-EDM post for today - the post where hypnotic grooves matter more than obnoxious drops. I'd like to take this moment to introduce the new collaborative project of Pat Mahoney (founding member and drummer of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (aka Jee Day, member of The Juan Maclean and founder of Run-Roc Records). They have come together to form Museum Of Love. Pat and Dennis met 14 years ago, but that doesn’t matter. Born of friendship, 10,000 tallboys, 400 bistro burgers and 10 million cigarettes – here is...

Pool Party Season Officially Begins In LA With Eddie C At Disco Dive

discodive Paradise awaits! Yes, you may have read that before in various forms of promo within the world of parties, but this time we're damn sure that paradise truly awaits. Disco Dive is back for the summer season, The Standard Downtown LA's ongoing rooftop dance party that has previously brought in DJs such as Harvey, Lovefingers, Pillowtalk, DJ Spun, Pharaohs, and many more. Pool parties are a timeless thing, you know. No matter how many years you've lived in LA, pool parties are the ultimate way to tease your friends from back home who live...

Catching Up With Holy Ghost! Before Their Troubadour & Dim Mak Studios Gigs

HG! Fresh off the release of their latest single, “Dumb Disco Ideas,” DFA’s Holy Ghost! are just about to hit the road once again for a live tour across north America, leading up to the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album (titled "Dynamics"). From festivals, small clubs, to supporting New Order on their next tour, the New York duo consisting of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser have quite the schedule ahead of themselves. It’s pretty exciting to know that the album is complete, but it’s even more exciting for us in LA...

Cosmo Vitelli. No Compromise. Against The Grain. Never Look Back

Cosmo Vitelli Developed A No-Compromise, Against-The-Grain Work Ethic And Never Looked Back "I’m a Cliché" is the name of the first single released by British punk band X-Ray Spex back in '77. It's also the name of a record label that was founded in 2004 by French DJ slash producer Cosmo Vitelli. Unlike most punk bands in the late '70s, X-Ray Spex was more about fun, rather than rage (or really anything else). This is something that Cosmo found particularly admirable of the band, which became one of his favorite groups growing up. And much like the punk and new wave bands he looked up to as a teen, Cosmo Vitelli developed a...

It’s Going To Be A Very Busy Summer For Mighty Mouse And His Disco Circus

Mighty Mouse And His Disco Circus He is man and he is mouse, and he runs with the tag of "intergalactic muppet disco." Most folks wouldn't know how to imagine such a genre title, but this purveyor of the feel-good sound has got you covered. It's fun dance music that isn't in your face or overly pretentious, which is a very refreshing thing these days. Although he would classify himself as a DJ first and musician second, Mighty Mouse' productions are what first drew the  diverse attention from the likes of Aeroplane, Classixx, Alex Metric, The Magician, Mylo, and plenty...

A Conversation With Martin Brodin—Debut Full Length Out In Two Days

martin-brodin-by-andreass-nilsson-1024x682 Ahead of his highly anticipated debut album entitled Bla Bla Bla, Sweden's dance music aficionado, Martin Brodin, gave us the chance to pick his brain about everything to do with defining your personality into a trademark sound and what it's like operating a record label in 2013. Brodin has turned heads over the last handful of years for his disco edits, remixes and his MB Disco label's consistent output. And not to mention Martin's own original productions that have won over the support from staple figures such as Aeroplane, The...

Catching Up With American Royalty – Inside “Prismatic” And The Power Of Versatility

American_Royalty-press_photo-prismatic_ep-kaleidoscope-web1000px "Taking your time is important." This is a guideline that the members of American Royalty follow with no exceptions. And with their time, spent right, comes a result unlike anything their peers would have guessed. Some consider their sound a mix psychedelic blues-rock and raw electronic tracks most fit for a festival. I wouldn't know what to call it either, and I think that's the best part. In an era where dance music, and even rock, is disgustingly forced out and people's tastes are compromised in favor of the mainstream market's...

Watch: Red Axes “Silver Bed” Official Video plus EP Out Now

redaxes Ah yes, nothing like waking up to some real music enclosed in an email from one of your favorite labels. Especially when you have to dig through an overwhelming amount of mediocre and uninspired releases all day long, anything from I’m a Cliché is a much needed breath of fresh air. For those who aren't familiar with I’m a Cliché, it's a label located in Paris, run by Cosmo Vitelli. Cosmo is of legendary status to those who have been following him over the years and is definitely one of my favorite DJs to watch in a live setting....