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  • 13691_853424828058091_8174860660507062174_nKillian and Emily are Seattle’s Youryoungbody

    NVR MND brings you an exclusive collision of two of the raddest dark pop electronic groups in the underground. My Gold Mask x Youryoungbody

     


     

    Youryoungbody upcoming live dates:

    June 25th @ Barboza – Seattle, WA

    July 2 @ Kremwerk (w/ Zola Jesus) – Seattle, WA

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  • Just 5 days until Noah 23 drops this massive release he has been hinting toward via his social media, down below we have an unbelievable track listing. Its 33 tracks long, and regardless how ethereal that is alone, its unheard of really for this many artists to be on this tape at once!  Set to release this coming Saturday, the 23rd. Noah 23 along side the onslaught of artists on this monumental feature. Witch may very well break the game. fortunately. Any zag we pull down into the neither world to listen to this may jeopardize the upper crust of mainstream culture, causing a shift into this Void Wave masterpiece.

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    I have got a NVR GIFT for you brought to you by Noah 23, Pictureplane, & Dylan Ross. A track called RUNNING THRU YR HEAD ft. DYLAN ROSS (PROD. BY PICTUREPLANE)

    The newest kids on the block aren’t as “NU” as you’re thinking. When grind long enough zag, everything can feel like forever, in your mental. Just something to consider is the fact that these players have been logging in more hours than lumber jack made of your adolescent meebo instant messenger. Anyone who supports this kind of entertainment I’m sure to be really expecting something that this album actually delivers on. I haven’t heard the entire thing but get ready for this great production – some flows so icy & relentless (even) on a colossus mega deck, & to mention, there will be a physical release. Where we find many a unique flow from artists like the main zag Noah 23 but spanning across the crypt with unlock-able listens

    “So is here the official track list. It is insanely monstrous and also comes with instructions on listening in 2 pieces. Side (B) begins on track 16.” – NOAH 23

    NOAH23 “PEACOCK ANGEL OFFICIAL TRACKLIST

    1. INTRO {FR<>ZE}
    2. YIN YANG PINKY RING {LEDERRICK}
    3. IBOGAINE {YVNG BVCK}
    4. PROMETHAZINE PROMETHEUS ft. SPZ CHAOTE, TRINITI & MACKNED {SPZ CHAOTE}
    5. THUNDER & RAIN ft. DAIMON MILES {FRESH KILS}
    6. BENJAMIN BUTTON {CALIS}
    7. DARK CRY$TAL ft. $UICIDE BOY$ {WAAVE GAWD}
    8. RUNNIN THRU YR HEAD ft. DYLAN ROSS {PICTUREPLANE}
    9. PINK CHUCKS ft. PEPPER BOY {BLVCK HXVRT}
    10. TERENCE MCKENNA ft. LXOR {MOTEM}
    11. DANCE WITCHA ft. STASH MARINA {MAXDADDY}
    12. WOLF ANGEL {DJ COUTZ}
    13. DMT ft. LESS {NOBLONSKI & MORBIDLY O BEATS}
    14. NUCLEAR HEAT ft. BARACUDA {BENDER} SCRATCHES BY DJ SO NICE
    15. WEED CRUMBS ON MY BLACK PANTS ft. TRIPPY THA KID {LEDERRICK}
    16. NOAH MOTION ft. NO EMOTION GOLD MASK {NATTYMARI}
    17. CANT DISGUISE ft. SHADY BLAZE {JAMERSON}
    18. TIDAL WAVE ft. MAIN ATTRAKIONZ {RELLIM}
    19. FALLEN PARADISE ft. YUNGJZAISDEAD & YUNG XELA {YUNG JZA}
    20. SIDEWALK {NOK FROM THE FUTURE}
    21. YOU COULD BE MY WIZ {ELAQUENT}
    22. ON A MISSION ft. DIZZY D {DEBARS}
    23. HOW MANY ft. SWAG TOOF {SPZ CHAOTE}
    24. PHANTASY {KHALIL NOVA}
    25. PLAGUE BOYZ ft. .CULT {YAWNS}
    26. FENG SHUI {SHMX}
    27. ΩMEGA CHIPS ft. WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL {KHRIST KOOPA}
    28. LAVA LAMP ft. SUPA SORTAHUMAN {KEYBOARD KID}
    29. STAY GOLD ft. NXMX GXLDXX {FR<>ZE}
    30. PENDULUM SWINGS {SLAVA MANE}
    31. ELECTRIC JAZZ CIGARETTES {MYSTIC PHONK}
    32. MY DADDY WENT TO PRISON & MY LITTLE BROTHER DIED {THATS CREEP}
    33. CONCERING THE UFO SIGHTING NEAR HIGHLAND {88 ULTRA}


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  • Night Mode

    You may have heard of this event in recent months, its gaining a lot of momentum especially over the past couple of months, with the curation of the new Art Gallery MINT, but Columbus, Ohio is in no way shy to Electronic Dance Events, in the past local promoters put together, some honorable mentions would include;  (Scott Niemet’s) Sweatin’, Heat Wave, & the experimental energies Skylab hosted (some of my favorites from back in 2012 when artists like Pictureplane, traveling all the way from Seattle)… & there were a few others, some friends probably remember more vividly than me.

    Columbus music scene tends to fall short of Ideal in some ways especially if you aren’t familiar with some of the local kids in the area, where at the houses around town host underground events/shows, or aren’t only into top 40’s EDM, or even outlets that offer music you are constantly being forced to bare witness at all hours of the day. If you’re someone whom does find themselves feeling a stronger craving or is just hungrier for a music collectively that far exceeds your own expectations, as well as experiences. Music that will take you to a higher place in your mind, abstractly (in regard to how you enjoy music, or what it “should” sounds like), and make you project it physically on the dance floor.

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    That is not to say Columbus’ womb has grown a lot, and it would have had to in order to harbor such monumental events as this one has certainly been gearing up to be, with its parties and futures events like NIGHT MODE. It definitely garners a new breed of event goer, and night life experience. From the music choices, to the environmental settings. The layout designer alone are having a field day with what they can do to turn a space into a club space that has never existed outside of Columbus’ renowned High Street clubs and bars; Axis, Level, or Union. These are all great places to go out to, and have a good time – but they don’t encapsulate you as much as a night club should, or does, but it is nice have these options – question mark – What I am getting at is Night Mode offers something more, as an artistic staple of Columbus culture, and does not simply cater to a single stereotype of culture.

    CHECK OUT THIS LIVE VIDEO TO SEE WHAT I MEAN…

    IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A BIT MORE HI-TEK, NEW WAY TO LOOK AT NIGHT LIFE, THIS IS UNLIKE ANYTHING IN COLUMBUS. FOR THE FIRST TIME (IN A WHILE, AT LEAST), THERE IS A GREAT DANCE CLUB THAT TOUCHES BASS (NO PUN INTENDED) WITH INTERESTING CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS. THE EVENT HAS BEEN GOING STRONG FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS NOW WITH AN INCREDIBLY UNIQUE SENSE OF VISUAL DESIGN & DIRECTION, WHICH AT THE TIME HAS BEEN HELD IN A MEDIUM-SIZED BAR SETTING, IS BEING MOVED TO A GALLERY SPACE, NAMED MINT (MENTIONED ABOVE). ITS HARD TO FIND SOMETHING RELEVANT/CATERS TO AUDIENCE WHO ARE IN THERE YOUTH, AND ALLOWS THEM TO FEEL FREE MENTALLY TO LET THEM ENJOY THEMSELVES… OF COURSE IT IS 21+, MIND YOU.  BUT AGAIN, IT GIVES COLUMBUS THE CHANCE TO BE A COMMUNITY AGAIN, AND GRANTS THEM THIS PORTAL TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE EXP. THAT IN THE LIKES OF AN ENVIRONMENT THEMATICALLY IDENTICAL TO ONE IN A SCENE SUCH AS THE UK RAVE/DANCE SCENE, IN RELATION TO DRUM AND BASS, & MORE ADVANCED GENRES TYPES LIKE FOOTWERK, OR JUKE. NOT EXCLUDING HIP HOP, AND SOME OTHER VARIATIONS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC.

    THE UPCOMING NIGHT MODE EVENT FLYER

    N.M.S.S.:

    https://soundcloud.com/dustinknell

    https://soundcloud.com/eschelondub

    https://soundcloud.com/thugexotics

    https://soundcloud.com/noelsferatu

    v1984:

    https://soundcloud.com/v1984

    ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

    THERE WILL BE AN INCREDIBLY LIMITED NUMBER OF PRESALES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NIGHT MODE CREW, DON’T SLEEP, THEY’LL BE GONE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!

    BYOB
    10PM-LATE
    $7 PRESALES//$10 DOOR
    18 TO PARTY//21 TO DRINK
    M I N T (42 W. JENKINS AVE)
    IG: NIGHTMODE_OFFICIAL

    *BED SQUEAK*


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  • WITCH HOUSE WEDNESDAY

    This week we are featuring an unfamiliar artist, known as †RIɅLS. Some of you you may be familiar with the Cardiff, UK, others not so much, but what you should be anticipating is an omnipotent stir of venoms waiting to be poured into your ears, eyes and mouth. Sip from this witchy-brew, but don’t say I didn’t warn you…

    I picked four of my favorites, Infect Me was the only track that had two remixes I thought were both truly unique from one another, and still remained within a genre specific confide of its respected influential components

    LUVKER, was another one of the more interesting releases by Trails, and remixed by an additional artist. It follows through with the similar juxtaposition of  erie fizzily-ness, synths skittering & pulsing, all the while being lullabied; “Im not afraid to die, again”.

    There was also Stay With Me, a more minimalist spectrum, in terms of the vapid bass sounds that we find in the  lo-fi distortion(ist)  deathrave(y) synths, followed up by the doomed out synths in the track WASTED


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  • I made a post a couple days ago about Claire Boucher’s new music video, I’m not sure that I was clear enough – I loved it.

    I honestly never ‘ditched an album due to negative fan reaction to go.’

    But it seems, she may have not read what I said exactly, I never said that her collaborative changes made any bit of previous style/sound suffer in comparison, rather I admitted it was different, and that is a good thing, to variate from your “normalcies”. You must fractal from your cycle, that is how you take on new process’ and begin to evolve within your own realm.

    “The album was scrapped cuz it was depressing and I didn’t want to tour it.  I may release it one day.”

    I am happy that she still talks to us, and is listening, but every one of her fans should be continuing to support her, if we expect her to continue making us music! We love you Grimezy baby!

    People’s opinions do not factor into my process.”

    Read From Her Blog Below,

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    Well, she heard someone’s prayers, revealed by STEREOGUM this morning Claire has dropped a new song for us to hear. Another alternative look at the scope of music, leaves me, well… breathless. Such pure lyrics, expose her heart is bright and as vibrant as ever, match these over the top vocal melodies. I cannot wait for more, but if I must…

    “Grimes first linked up with Fun. co-leader Jack Antonoff on “Take It Away,” a 2014 song from Antonoff’s solo side project Bleachers. And now they’ve teamed up once again, this time for an absolutely dazzling pop song called “Entropy.” It’s a power-pop tune, more or less, with the same sort of sparkling production that Antonoff brought to Taylor Swift’s “Out Of The Woods.” But it’s very much a Grimes song, too, with that otherworldly echoing reverb all over Claire Boucher’s voice. The song will appear on tonight’s episode of HBO’sGirls. They’ve shared it a bit early, which is nice, since it’s also a pretty perfect Sunday-morning soundtrack. You can hear it below..
    …“Go” was one idea of what a Grimes pop song might sound like. This is another. It might be better.” – Stereogum

    Check it out here;

    http://www.stereogum.com/1787667/grimes-bleachers-entropy/mp3s/

    Take Me Away – Grimes and Bleachers

    Grimes , Bleachers – Enthropy


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  • What makes ANA LOLA ROMAN amazing, is that she  is a singer/songwriter, producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, choreographer and performance artist. She travels between Brooklyn, New York, London, and Berlin, Germany, but she knows exactly what to do, exactly right, that kinda fearlessness you only find in animals, & the ones that travel in packs. She is alpha, & also omega.

    “Singer/Producer ALR has been pushing the spirit of hard dance, minimal, industrial, and raw, jacking techno forever and always when she’s not performing or producing herself. Emerging in 2009 right in the pocket of Berlin’s heavy DIY/noise scene, ALR demanded a cohesive, hard steady, and energetic audience during her sets. She became a vital player in Hamburg (Golden Pudel Club) and countless cavernous warehouses in Berlin with her London/Barcelona/Madrid hard style of minimal, and lush heavy techno. Two years later, after heavy schooling in all things Berlin and London, ALR returned to NYC and released her KLUTCH EP in 2011. Soon after MIX MAG hailed her as “Kate Bush at Sónar By Day and you’re on your way!”
    In 2013 ALR was featured in Red Bull Music Academy (Rough Around the Edges) and hailed as one of Brooklyn’s foremost creative producers/melody makers.
    Now, with her feet planted firmly on the ground in Brooklyn, her ears on the edge, and taking a break from performing, there’s no doubt that ALR is using this time to record as well as drop heavy sets on all of us in the upcoming year.”

    Furthermore, her beliefs may be a little concrete spiritual endowments that clearly allow her to operate freely in this maze we call a city. She is redefining a culture, and living it at the same time, but how else are you going to conquer the world these days without ever having stepped in the streets, of the city that never sleeps.  

    //ome: Hey Ana, Thanks For Setting Some Time Aside For Us To Get To Know You A Little Better. How are you ?

    Ana Lola Roman: Hungry. Hungry on all fronts.

    //ome: You’re technically a New Yorker, were you born here ?

    Ana Lola Roman: I hail from 1 of the 17 moons of Jupiter, east of IO and a little west of Mare Nubium.

    //ome: Do you find the term Transplant to be offensive ?

    Ana Lola Roman: Nope. We’re all transplants from the moment we’re born. We’re just traveling through.

     

    //ome: Can you describe a day in your life for us ?

    Ana Lola Roman: Music. Hearing music. Eating music. Love. Dark Chocolate. Dance & bringing back the 8 hours of sleep party.

    //ome: How long have you been a musician/DJ ?

    Ana Lola Roman: Musician = Since age 6/Piano
    DJ = Since 2008

    //ome: What are your current DJ sets or performances like? 

    Ana Lola Roman: I just recently did Discwoman Puerto Rico which was huge for me. I don’t have a residency at the moment because I’m interested in honing my production and music-making in the studio and that takes it’s own time, dedication, and a lot of work. The performances are out of body experiences…friends are sometimes like, “was that really you?” DJ sets are on the tipping point of Electronic/IDM/Hard Techno/House. I don’t claim to be a techno head but I know what I like, what I want, and it gets people moving. I’m not a self-conscious DJ, I have the Jeff Mills style of not giving a fuck, maybe I’ll look up and read the crowd, maybe I won’t.But I know I’m doing my job and that’s what matters.

    //ome: You have also been a CHROMAT, PRABAL GURUNG, ICB NYC, & TITANIA INGLIS model, for how long, and what collection(s) were you featured within ?

    Ana Lola Roman: I only modeled in Chromat’s Bionic Bodies Fashion Film, which was a great experience. I didn’t really model, more like creeped or appeared in the distance. I did sound design for Titania and Chromat‘s Fashion Films. I’m honored to have worked with them. Working with Prabal was an amazing experience. He’s humble, has taught me about business, and has taught me how to carry myself. There’s a lost art of elegance that I’m dead set on bringing back and it’s because of him. Only because I’m tired of seeing
    booty girls everywhere. As per ICB, they taught me about minimalist
    aesthetic that somehow seeped into how I listen to music.

    //ome: What was your calling card ?

    Ana Lola Roman: Hard Work. And asking for it. I manifest and ask for everything I have. If someone says no, it’s okay. BUH BYE! On to the next thing!

    //ome: You were featured in a RedBull Documentary on NYC, Music, and Nightlife, alongside some revolutionary artists, Nicholas Jarr, Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), what was that experience like ?

    Ana Lola Roman: It came out of the blue. I usually think no one’s paying attention because I usually go about my business meaning, I don’t give a fuck about any of the trends or useless noise that’s going on around me. I never jump on any bandwagons or strive to get anyone’s approval. I stay very focused, and that makes me an anomaly which both severely attracts and repels people about me—-which is why I’m surprised they even approached me. Of course it’s the people who admire my autonomous and shape-shifting qualities that are going to get somewhere….I keep those very few very, very close to my heart.

    //ome: What genre of music, do you credit yourself being a creator of ?

    Ana Lola Roman: Intergalactic Techno Soul Music, Henna Pop.

    //ome: How are you redefining that ?

    Ana Lola Roman: By astringently learning the tools, techniques, studying, practicing, absorbing, and then once executed breaking all the rules and not caring what anyone else has to say about it. You can take the best qualities of
    techno, electronic, idm, house, pick and choose and synthesize. I’ve been
    listening to so much soul music, revisiting Autechre and Plaid, plus lots
    of U.K. Garage and Grime. I’m taking what I love and stirring it into what
    I love about soul music, industrial music, and Pop and making my own soup.
    If you can’t take that heat then get out of the kitchen, you know?

    //ome: You just released a full length album “Even Assassins Have Lovers and Romances”, available on Synth Records, what was that like finishing something so big, and getting it out the door ?

    Ana Lola Roman: That was in early 2014. I’m looking forward to new releases I’m working on now. I take my time with my own productions, I don’t just rush in and slap something up on soundcloud. I want to make a cannon of music I’m proud of. I think it drives people insane I take so long with things, but at the end
    of the day it’s worth it. As per finishing it, It was like pulling teeth.

    I’m proud of that record. I get daily emails from kids in Belgium, Paris, Bogota, Miami wherever telling me how Klutch, Jigsaw, and No Architect has
    helped them through some hard times. These are the kids that know how to listen, that don’t just jump on a trend or bandwagon. That get tired of hearing a wall of sound. They are hungry to hear someone say something they love my ‘Show me your guts and then let’s dance for chrissakes” aesthetic.

    //ome: What has been the hardest part of your process ?

    Ana Lola Roman: Showing my guts, getting to the truth, knocking down doors, and taking absolutely no prisoners.

    //ome: What is best thing you have ever made, in your opinion ?

    Ana Lola Roman: Daily Life. Getting it done. Breathing in, breathing out. MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE. Those are the best things I can do.

     

    //ome: What projects are you currently working on ?

    Ana Lola Roman: Finishing up my forth coming E.P. with video to title track, remixes for various artists/producers I’m not at liberty to drop names yet, but this summer is going to be exciting!

    //ome: Any shows/tours lines up for spring or summer ?

    Ana Lola Roman: I’m focused on production at the moment. But I’m sure there will be plenty.

     

    //ome: What makes you #NVRMNDCRU / a #NVRMNDKID ? 

    Ana Lola Roman: Wow! Am I? I’m honored. I usually think I’m just a geek…but maybe my geek-dom and unwillingness to see things within 2 dimensional boundaries makes me one….innovation, high def execution, and nothing but future. That’s what makes me part of this crew.


    //ome: Thank you Ana, for taking the time again, its been an honor and a privilege. Lets do it again sometime soon. ::)

     

    THANKS SO MUCH ANA, IT WAS LOVELY TO SPEAK WITH YOU, GOOD LUCK WITH ALL OF YOUR JOURNEYS AND CREATIONS, HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON – NOME

     

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