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Dog Party - Lost Control

*Lost Control* from Sacramento's teen sisters Dog Party starts off strong with 'How Are You Doing', a bouncy song with a very catchy melody reminiscent of early Best Coast's sunny brand of California pop. The album tends a little less "pop" after that, until "I Can't Wait" – another strong, memorable track. "Why Don't You Tell Me" is another highlight, with a sound and lyrics that recall the Ramones. Album closer "Alright" is a ballad again reminiscent of Best Coast. Overall, an impressive de...
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Emika - DVA

I saw Emika's set at Mutek Montreal 2013 and was very impressed. I've been listening to her Nina Tune album, DVA lot as a result. Bombastic; grandiose; pretentious; majestic; sexy; fragile; delicate: this music warrants a lot of adjectives. Both classically and technologically trained in music, Czech-blooded, England raised, Berlin-living 'diva' Emika has what must be a very desirable day job at Native Instruments as a sound designer; by night she's a purveyor of dark dubsteppy electronic po...
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Matias Aguayo - The Visitor

Born in Chile, Matias Aguayo spent many of his formative years in Cologne, and in that time worked with heavy hitters like Kompakt head honcho Michael Mayer. He eventually found himself drawn back to South America and spent time in Buenos Aires, and now splits his time between Paris and Argentina where he's busy in all facets of electronic music and has organized a series of outdoor parties known as bumbumbox in various South American cities. The Visitor illustrates the influence of b...