Artist: Pr0files
Song: Luxury

After catching this synth-pop duo live (with the aid of heavy smog, mannequins, and of course Lauren Pardini’s sensual dance moves) numerous times since their emergence last year, I’m more than excited to share with you Pr0file’s newest single, Luxury. Premiered on Consequence of Sound earlier this month, Pardini describes the track to be “about that rare moment when all-out lust aligns with true love and you end up having the best sex of your life.”

Event: Jon HopkinsDate: 07/26/14Location: EchoplexDespite seeing him three times in the past year, London’s rising producer Jon Hopkins puts on a set that never ceases to blow my mind. The composition he creates seamlessly flows together into this atmospheric musical journey. He opened offstage with a slow minimal sound, not fully giving the audience awareness of his presence, until he finally stepped on stage and everyone cheered. His evolving tracks from his latest release, Immunity, would build up in an unfamiliar format and as that slight hint of what the track is, the crowd would automatically lose it.The Echoplex is easily one of my favorite venues. It’s not too big, it’s not too small, you can still have that intimate show experience and they’re never too scared to pump up the bass. And man, that bass. All the cups on stage we’re literally dancing and hopping, reaching the brink of tipping over. I could feel my entire body shaking as if the vibrations were taking over my pulse and the beating of my heart. There’s clearly a reason why Jon Hopkins is a critically acclaimed artist with a number of accomplishments under his belt. Without a phrase or even a word but merely gesturing signs of thanks, for that brief hour or so Jon Hopkins took Los Angeles and put everyone at the Echoplex in his mind melting trance with his carefully alignment of knob twists and button flicks.
Listen to his We Disappear alt ft. Lulu James: Check out my previous live reviews of Jon Hopkins:@ Echoplex (11/30/13)@ The Fonda (08/28/13) opening for Purity Ring

Event: Jon Hopkins
Date: 07/26/14
Location: Echoplex

Despite seeing him three times in the past year, London’s rising producer Jon Hopkins puts on a set that never ceases to blow my mind. The composition he creates seamlessly flows together into this atmospheric musical journey. He opened offstage with a slow minimal sound, not fully giving the audience awareness of his presence, until he finally stepped on stage and everyone cheered. His evolving tracks from his latest release, Immunity, would build up in an unfamiliar format and as that slight hint of what the track is, the crowd would automatically lose it.

The Echoplex is easily one of my favorite venues. It’s not too big, it’s not too small, you can still have that intimate show experience and they’re never too scared to pump up the bass. And man, that bass. All the cups on stage we’re literally dancing and hopping, reaching the brink of tipping over. I could feel my entire body shaking as if the vibrations were taking over my pulse and the beating of my heart. 

There’s clearly a reason why Jon Hopkins is a critically acclaimed artist with a number of accomplishments under his belt. Without a phrase or even a word but merely gesturing signs of thanks, for that brief hour or so Jon Hopkins took Los Angeles and put everyone at the Echoplex in his mind melting trance with his carefully alignment of knob twists and button flicks.

Listen to his We Disappear alt ft. Lulu James


Check out my previous live reviews of Jon Hopkins:
@ Echoplex (11/30/13)
@ The Fonda (08/28/13) opening for Purity Ring

Artist: Shy Girls
Song: All For Show (produced by Jono Ma)

Portland’s Shy Girls collaborates with Jagwar Ma’s Jono Ma in their new track All For Show via Red Bull Sound Select. Drifting away from the minimalism and delicateness in Shy Girls’ debut EPTimeshare, the single takes frontman’s Dan Vidmar’s soft vocals and implements Jono Ma heavy synths and pulsating bass.

Artist: FKJ
Song: Waiting  (ft. Madelyn Grant)
Album: Take Off

Although new to AC, FKJ (or French Kiwi Juice) has been producing some funk and soul beats for some time now. Earlier this week he unveiled his newest four-track EP, Take Off, this time featuring vocals by Madelyn Grant and others. Check out Waiting for some smooth chilled-out vibes.

Event: Jon HopkinsDate: 07/26/14Location: EchoplexMercury Prize nominated Jon Hopkins returns to the Echoplex tomorrow, Saturday July 26 to produce crisp rhythms and pulsating bass. With the release of his latest album Immunity, among many other projects, the London-based producer has grown to form a name for himself creating rhythmatic ambient journeys and working alongside artists such as Brian Eno and Coldplay.Stream Open Eye Signal taken from his 2013 release Immunity:Tickets

Event: Jon Hopkins
Date: 07/26/14
Location: Echoplex

Mercury Prize nominated Jon Hopkins returns to the Echoplex tomorrow, Saturday July 26 to produce crisp rhythms and pulsating bass. With the release of his latest album Immunity, among many other projects, the London-based producer has grown to form a name for himself creating rhythmatic ambient journeys and working alongside artists such as Brian Eno and Coldplay.

Stream Open Eye Signal taken from his 2013 release Immunity:


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Artist: Slow Magic
Song: Hold Still
Album: How To Run Away

With a forthcoming album in the works, How To Run Away (out September 9 via Downtown Records), Slow Magic drops Hold Still, a delicate and minimal electronic track that slowly stirs together bold synths and jazz inspired piano chords.

Catch Slow Magic live at The Roxy Friday, September 12 - Tickets

Artist: James Vincent McMorrow
Song: Cavalier (Moors remix)

Without much other than a couple of remixes out, Los Angeles-based production duo MOORS adds electronic touches and a rap verse to James Vincent McMorrow’s minimal track, Cavalier, that shifts the tune into a soul/hip-hop/James Blake typ-a vibe.