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A Day with Astronautalis and Shredders

It takes something special to make a Brooklyn crowd come alive and Astronautalis and Shredders shattered that invisible divider between performer and audience at the Knitting Factory.

Moments 2017

From running around Gotham with Camren Bicondova, exploring with Libe Barer, hitting the studio with Tycho, touring with Computer Magic, crushing on The Regrettes and reuniting with favorites Mourn and Nots. Here’s a look back at 2017, a year both familiar and fresh.

Reentering The Void with Matthew Dear

With his distinctive voice and genre-fusing compositions, Matthew Dear is a modern day electronic crooner who crafts music that is just as well tailored as his own personal sense of style. At Public Arts, Dear stepped out from the Lynchian curtains, extended his hand and slowly pulled the New York crowd back into his world.

A Day With Libe Barer

If Libe Barer’s face looks familiar to you, it’s probably because she seems to be popping up just about everywhere. Libe’s appeared in iCarly, Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, and most recently Amazon’s Sneaky Pete. Follow along while we explore Coney Island as the sun began to set on the final days of Fall in NYC.

A Day With Mammút

Hailing from Iceland, who is known for otherworldly creators such as Múm and Ólafur Arnalds; comes Mammút. Their musical soul sits on the cusp of a picturesque reality slowly giving way to the shadows that lurk within. A sonic collision of beauty and darkness and the frenetic energy of the journey through both worlds.

Outerspace Radio Show: EP 16 (The Rise of AI and Tech)

Chad played tunes, talked how technology affects our daily lives and the rise of artificial intelligence on Computer Magic’s radio show Outerspace.

Introducing… Kite Base

Driven by the rhythmic bass lines of Savages’ Ayse Hassan and Kendra Frost and paired with Alan the drum machine, Kite Base are here to take you down an aural rabbit hole. On the surface, their sound is minimal and spacious but as they start to reveal themselves you’re slowly pushed into the complex and layered underbelly of their world.

A Day With Sylvan Esso

Spending time alongside Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn is like watching two kids play together in their creative sandbox. Within their playfulness is a strength powered by sass, joy, and tenacity. It’s this frenetic energy and expressiveness that not only lays down a strong foundation for their partnership but also a direct connection to capturing peoples musical hearts.

Mixtape: Got a Light? A Summer Mix.

Playlist featuring Maggie Rogers, Young Fathers, Cults, Joris Voorn, and more.

Meet Your New Band Crush, The Regrettes

Lead by Lydia Night, who was part of Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields’ Dead Man’s Bones and flanked by lifelong friends Genessa, Maxx, and Sage; the four-piece’s music possesses the Riot Grrrl spirit while also channeling bands like The Ronettes, Hole and The Crystals.