Friday, February 5, 2016


This video encapsulates what it's like to live in LA, a vast yet compact city that can, at times, feel completely void of authenticity and real connections.  Surface-level encounters and experiences are often at the heart of what it means to dwell here. It's a hard city to love, and even harder to find love within.  It's an anxious city, and we're all just endlessly waiting for the next opportunity that lets us keep pretending.  

Friday, October 30, 2015

CHIC of the Week 10/30/15

Psychedelic Candy Installation by Pip and Pop

I can't stop listening to this explosive collab from Marcus Marr and Chet Faker. "The Trouble With Us" is undeniably one of the funkiest tracks of the moment, which is no surprise coming from Marr and Faker. I feel like I'm dancing and licking my way through one of Pip and Pop's candy installations when I listen to this.  And it gets even sweeter - this track is the first of four on the duo's upcoming EP, Work. Don't miss it!

Next up we have a track from NVOY, a London-based duo. You probably know them by their song "All Night" which exploded into clubs everywhere this summer. Haven't heard much from them lately but they're on tour in Europe, so if you're lucky enough to be over there check out their schedule here.  Could they be the next Gorgon City? They definitely have the production power.

I'll leave you with this free download of Richard Norris's Psychoactive mixx of the title track from Psychemagik's new EP, Mink & Shoes, available on Bandcamp. This EP is so groovy, I love it.  Enjoy and start to unwind into your weekend.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

CHIC of the Week 10/18/15

Shiki I x Glacier, Azuma Makoto, 2015

Azuma Makoto traveled the globe with a bonsai suspended in a cube, juxtaposing the tiny tree with some pretty grand landscapes.  The image above is one of the most visually jarring photos in the series and speaks to the idea, at least to me, of holding on to hope despite desolate circumstances. Although uprooted, the bonsai is a symbol of resilient consistency and can exist anywhere, so long as it's taken there.


I can't get this song out of my head lately. Melancholic vocals are symbiotic within more of an upbeat atmosphere in true DJDS form, but this track in particular really exemplifies the duo's stylistic capabilities for me. Check out the music video here.

I'm very proud to call Nick and Nate of Potatohead People my friends; they've compiled a mix of originals that provides the ideal introduction if you haven't been acquainted yet.  Perfect for easy Sunday listening, just press play and enjoy the rest.

I've always appreciated the effortless nature of Claptone's music.  He's one of those artists that I can put on and just feel content with whatever is happening.  Claptone's latest 13-track release on Exploited, aptly named Charmer, is stacked.  Personal favorites include "Heartbeat" ft. Nathan Nicholson, "Ghost" ft. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and "Write Your Name" ft. Jay-Jay Johanson.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Feeling lonely this Valentine's Day?  Ditch the Tinderella you might see Fifty Shades of Grey with and head over to The Shift at NoFilter instead. Better yet, bring her along. You're in for a saucy night of unabashed dancing and mingling, featuring Prince Fox, Shifty Rhythm's own Neo Fresco, Hex Cougar, DJ Godzilla (GOJ!RA) and some very special guests to spice up the night.


Saturday, February 14th
NoFilter (click for location)
Free before 11pm with RSVP; $10 after

Guarantee your entry: PRESALE TICKETS - $10

Saturday, November 8, 2014

CHIC of the Week 11/8/14

3D-print fail art

A little different from what's usually posted here, this track from Synkro is sure to ease you through the weekend. 

New remix from Kidnap Kid doesn't disappoint; it's melodic and lush and I hope to hear more experimentation with orchestral sounds from him.

Roska's new EP is out Nov. 17th- don't miss these fire tracks.