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We here at ATG should be ashamed that we have not featured Tensnake‘s remix of the Friendly Fires’ “Hurting” yet, which is currently featured as the opening track on All Things Gold alum Edwin Van Cleef’s January mix (also fiery-hot).  The German producer takes the almost-too-busy “Hurting” and  strips it down piece by piece to […]

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Plastic Plates is a DJ who has the unique ability to make me dance regardless of the situation–in my chair at work, in my car, on the elliptical–you get the idea.  The LA-via-Australia producer has just put out an original called “Toys,” which is making me all sorts of nostalgic for a west coast summer. […]

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Los Angeles-based American Royalty (not to be confused with D.C.’s US Royalty) have been making waves here on the west coast for the past year or so.  They have been described as “an impossible cross between The Black Keys and Boys Noize,” which does more to demonstrate how unique they are than to actually explain […]

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Gotye has been all over the interwebz with his original songs and countless remixes of “Somebody That I Used To Know,” which made it onto to ATG’s Top Tracks of 2011 list.  It seemed unlikely that someone would dare turn the low-key track into a house masterpiece, but brave JoeySuki has absolutely nailed it. JoeySuki, […]

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Even though her cover was blown, Lana Del Rey is still proof that universal approval isn’t everything. I, for one, don’t care that she has lip injections and previously failed as Lizzy Grant; the girl can flat out sing. She’s like a sexier Fiona Apple.  Having said that, London DJ Joy Orbison has taken her song “Video Games” […]

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Bixel Boys have come together with the downtown Los Angeles-based coffee connoisseurs, Handsome Coffee Roasters, to produce and release a special edition blend of their Don Merdado roast.  The collaboration not only features the customized bag, but also the online lookbook with a soundtrack and scrapbook curated by the DJ duo.  The lookbook has a decidedly more wintery, […]

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Y LUV — four graduates from the University of Southern California (my alma mater) — have been performing around LA for the past two years, and I have had the joy of watching and hearing their sound grow and evolve.  Their latest single, “Keep It Rollin’”‘, is quintessential Y LUV: a blend of uptempo drums, […]

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Black Light Dinner Party‘s remarkable brand of  dream-pop stole my heart last year on “Older Together,” and they’ve done it again with their new video for “Gold Chain.”  Armed with a smooth sound as captivating as their name,  “Gold Chain” transports the viewer to them realm of the disconnected; an ethereal, nostalgic world that’s as […]

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Bag Raiders are the ketchup of the indie music scene: they are delicious and they make everything taste (sound) better. Recently, the Aussie house-pop duo smothered a mediocre Ting Tings track with their trademark synths, drums, and a good dose of cowbell. Enjoy the new “Silence” with a burger and french fries, or maybe a […]

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Plastic Plates is back at it again with his seemingly endless supply of disco-funk beats.  His newest target is Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away,” and he’s accomplished the incredible feat of making the bubble-gum pop queen sound even catchier.  If you’re in LA, catch him tomorrow night opening for Little Boots at School […]

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