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Moody and quixotic, “Cold Sweat” is the new single from South London producer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Hobbs that takes cues from the best of ‘80s art-pop, with sonic layers from the likes of Tears For Fears and Kate Bush. The track comes off Ben’s debut EP “Sweet Enough,” out in May.

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Restless Nites is an LA underground institution, continuously bringing some of the most high quality and forward thinking acts to the city of angels. They’re back again this Friday to bring Vito & Druzzi (from The Rapture) here for some late night fun. In anticipation, we’re pleased to share an exclusive mix that will most definitely get you ready for the weekend.

Cop some LIMITED early bird tickets HERE and make sure to catch Vito & Druzzi at one of their upcoming tour dates down below. We’ll see you on the dance floor.

4/8: Los Angeles – Restless Nites’ Club Not Club @ DTLA Warehouse TBA
4/9: San Francisco – Support to Poolside @ Mezzanine
5/21: Mexico City – Festival Marvin

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LA-based songwriter turned indie-pop artist Phoebe Ryan recently released her highly addictive new single “Chronic” and today shares an official remix of the track from The Knocks. Phoebe was recently featured on The Knocks’ debut album on the single “Purple Eyes” and this remix sees the two continuing their music magic.

Be sure to catch Phoebe live while she’s on tour supporting YouTube sensation Charlie Puth.

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Earlier this year SOSUPERSAM (aka Samantha Duenas) released her debut original “Like,” a bass heavy track which features Duenas’s smooth yet powerful vocals and production from JR JARRIS. Now the Soulection DJ is back with a stellar remix compilation which includes reworks from E.DOZA, team supreme’s Mike Penthouse and more. The tracks are all available for download via Soundcloud and make sure to catch SOSUPERSAM at her legendary monthly 143 if you’re in the LA area.

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LA-based trio LANY (comprised of Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss) makes music that aims an arrow at your heart. Writing beautiful songs with swashes of synth, spare percussion, echoes of prime 1980s FM pop, of early-1990s R&B, of new-wave electronica. Combining melody and lyrics to put down roots in your head, and capture your heart. Recorded in a tiny room on an ancient laptop. Creating songs that are devastating and beautiful, in a way that you can’t quite explain.

Today they share a new single “Where The Hell Are My Friends,” a groovy alt-pop anthem about the loneliness of a big city today via Interscope Records. Be sure to catch them on their Make Out tour kicking off on May 1st.

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“On My Own,” the buoyant new single from NY dream pop duo Paperwhite, finds the brother-sister pair in the familiar territory of transcendent synths and soaring, spirited melody. With subtle nods to vintage pop, the plush track is a rally-cry for relief when in despair. And it’s once again frontwoman Katie Marshalls’ exhilarated vocal that shines perfectly through the haze, as she belts out on the resilient chorus “I’m drifting through the waves of emotion, so help me out I’m on my own, I’m clinging to the edge of the ocean, so help me out I’m on my own.”

“On My Own” and “Unstoppable,” released earlier this year, both appear on the duo’s forthcoming second EP Escape, due out later this Spring.

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“Just forget it, I can make it mind over matter, I can make you feel something better”, sings Great Good Fine Ok frontman Jon Sandler to jumpstart the synth pop duo’s slick new single “Already Love,” a confessional of sorts to a new lover. And as the pop-disco cut effortlessly floats into sensual falsetto, it’s impossible not to be entranced by the song’s subtle command. Over soft synths and a bouncing rhythm, the track’s melody serves as a whisper of tender affection, as he confesses “I know you think that I’m crazy, ‘cause I can’t stop calling you baby,” admitting that what he feels is “already love.”