Juiced Monday Dance Party

I owe a huge amount of gratitude to Big Wild for including Adam Vida‘s “I’m Juiced” in one of his playlists on Spotify. Without him, I wouldn’t have this strangely infectious, potently motivational track to get me through a shitty, inundated by minutia Monday morning. If you’re familiar with Mr. Carmack, this kind of production should come as no surprise, and if you’re new to … Continue reading Juiced Monday Dance Party

All of the Things: Galantis

“One great thing about Galantis’ stage presence is that they seem to be as happy as anybody else at the show. Galantis descended upon the Mayan Theater much like they did for their Sunday show the day before at Hard Day of the Dead: by storm. Even if they’re playing the same material, they plow through it and make sure everybody gets on their feet … Continue reading All of the Things: Galantis

Frankles Monthly Mix #3

Monthly Mix It’s time for a new series of posts on Frankles where I share my running monthly-ish playlists that I build on Spotify (and sometimes SoundCloud) as I find predominantly new music. If you take a look through my profile on either service, you’ll see groups of similarly named playlists. You can see a complete list of 2016 playlists here. For 2017, I’ve opted … Continue reading Frankles Monthly Mix #3

All of the Things: Odesza

“Imagine for a moment that interstellar travel was not only possible, but widely accessible, and you could take a couple days off to explore distant planets. You’d try to find the most beautiful one, right? (Well, after you found the one most resembling Tatooine with it’s double sunsets.) If you found one that was composed of reds, pinks and purples instead of the greens, blues … Continue reading All of the Things: Odesza

Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

When I first heard Childish Gambino, I didn’t know the guy performing was also the guy who played Troy on Community, Donald Glover. Even after I learned that they were the same person when I saw Donald Glover in cutoff jorts belting out “Heartbeat” on the mainstage at Coachella, it was difficult to reconcile these two very different personas. Eventually, I got used to it. … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

2016

2016 Rundown | Best of 2016 | SoundCloud Playlists | Spotify Playlists 2016 Rundown I don’t like to play favorites, and when it comes to bundling a group of artists or songs together at the end of the year, I absolutely hate ordered lists. I’m not going to say Frank Ocean’s Blond is better than Lido’s Everything, but not as good as Lemonade. The list … Continue reading 2016

2017 Festival Wishlist

I’ve been a consistent festival attendee since 2011, logging a yearly visit to Coachella, Electric Forest, and Summer Set. I also found myself at North Coast, Hard Day of the Dead, Lights All Night, Soundtown, Mamby on the Beach, Freaky Deaky, and a few others. In that time, I’ve learned to love the anticipation that accompanies the winter time roll-out of festival lineup releases and … Continue reading 2017 Festival Wishlist