Last weekend, in typical 4 AM fashion at a warehouse party, I was having a conversation with a guy in a sequined jacket who called himself 2 cent. “No one gives a shit about an $11 album sale anymore. It’s all about the cover charge at the door, and the T-shirts”, he said.

With so much competition, and so many ways to get music for free, artists, especially EDM artists, don’t have the luxury to wait for some big label to turn them into brands. Talent isn’t enough anymore. If you don’t have the social media game down, you’re getting left behind because the kids can’t find you, so the big wigs don’t hear you, and you know what the kids love? Discovering good music for free.

French Express, the self proclaimed protectors of feel good, are my new favorite talent crew, because they do just that. First with Isaac Tichauer’s “Doing What I got”, then Chris Malinchak’s “So Good To Me”, and now with this new track from Moon Boots.

I’m excited to find out who’s next!



Mexico makes a weird baby with South Africa, but it’s the jam! Sip on a pina colada and twerk. I have a feeling this will be a popular summer sound.


Goldroom aka Josh Legg’s nu disco tunes are everywhere right now. The first one I heard was Fifteen, but now he’s killing it with his remix of Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha) and Solé Fixtape Vol. 7. Judge for yourself. This guy’s the real deal.

He’s from LA, and has worked with a bunch of my favorites such as Penguin Prison, Poolside, Gigamesh, Classixx, Oliver, Aeroplane, Mylo and The Magician.




When I first heard Viceroy’s While We’re in Love (Feat. Ghost Beach), I had it on repeat for like a week. Then I discovered his Mixtapes on Soundcloud, then I saw his picture… I mean ladies, if talent isn’t enough, this guy is destined for success! 😉

Austen Afridi, a.k.a Viceroy is originally from the East Coast, but you wouldn’t know it from his refreshing summery sound. He released his Sunburn EP in 2011, and has been staying busy since. His latest, Solé Fixtape Vol. 6 is perfect for everything from pool parties to car rides. He’s worked with amazing artists like Breakbot, YELLE and St. Lucia. If you’ve got your mind right, add him to your list of ones to watch.



Sounds like Steve Angello’s baby brother is about to break out on his own.

People of the Night, let’s get ready!

AN21 & Max Vangeli preview ‘People of the Night’ with 15-minute mini mix | Dancing Astronaut.

Best Coast: The Only Place | California Summer Soundtrack

This was #1 on Entertainment Weekly’s must list last week, so when I saw the great album review on Trendland, I actually listened to it, and ended up going to the falling in love on a summer day happy place. Now I just have to find a boy to go on a drive to Malibu with… My only question is why aren’t they booked in LA on this tour???

Best Coast: The Only Place (Album Review) | Trendland: Fashion Blog & Trend Magazine.

05-25 Aspen, CO – Belly Up *
05-26 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater *
05-27 Lawrence, KS – Granada *
05-29 Omaha, NE – Slowdown *
05-30 St. Louis, MO – Firebird *
06-01 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
06-02 Houston, TX @ Free Press Fest *
06-03 Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas *
06-16 Glasgow, Scotland – Garage
06-17 Manchester, England – HMV Ritz
06-18 Birmingham, England – Academy
06-20 London, England – SBE
06-21 Brighton, England – Coalition
06-22 Isle of Wight, England – Isle of Wight Festival
06-24 Atlantic City, NJ – Metallica’s Orion Festival
07-09 Orlando, FL – The Social
07-10 Miami, FL – Grand Central
07-12 Atlanta, GA – Variety
07-13 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
07-14 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
07-16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
07-17 New York, NY – Terminal 5
07-18 Boston, MA – Royale
07-20 Montreal, Quebec – Le National
07-21 Toronto, Ontario – Pheonix
07-23 Columbus, OH – Newport Theater
07-24 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
07-25 Madison, WI – Majestic
07-27 Chicago, IL – Vic