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L.A. duo Poolside’s debut album Pacific Standard Time was a highlight of 2012, soundtracking countless laidback hangouts in sunny spots around the globe. As summer approaches once again, the daytime disco outift return with the first taste of their long-anticipated follow-up LP. “If We Make It” is just as lovely and languid as prior Poolside tracks, but with perhaps a bit more of an emotional thrust. The song plods along on a slow, heavy kick-snare pattern that recalls Sky Ferreira’s recent hit “Everything Is Embarrassing (produced by Dev Hynes, of Blood Orange fame). “If We Make It” demonstrates the duo’s ample pop songwriting chops (Filip Nikolic played bass in the chart-topping Danish electropop group Junior Senior before moving to LA, while bandmate Jeffrey Paradise fronted influential electroclash act The Calculators). At the same time, it also reflects their groove-building experience as DJs and their love of glistening, space age cosmic disco production. The track has a hushed yet euphoric introspective quality that recalls romantic 80s pop ballads from the likes of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and The Thompson Twins – high praise in my book.

“If We Make It” will be featured on the “Scion 10 Series Music Release,” a compilation celebrating the California label’s tenth year of life. A full Poolside album is due out sometime this fall.

Eric Sharp

Feb 7 2013

The San Francisco based moustache clad gentleman known as Eric Sharp graciously sent over his splendid new mix of house jams that he did for the Blu Jemz Night People radio show on Scion A/V. He also just finished a new remix for the Sunshine Jones single “Fall Down” that is both soulful and minimal, perfect for warming us up here in chilly Scandinavia.

Toronto techno/noise pioneering duo Jokers Of The Scene serves up a dark and ominous dj mix for the Dust La Rock and Cody Hudson’s “A Lovely Sort Of Death” exhibition in Los Angeles that opened Friday November 16th and we also get a free download of two new tracks thanks to Scion A/V.

“Canadian electronic duo Jokers of the Scene produce surreal, ambient soundscapes behind spaced out quivering guitar notes that could serve as a soundtrack on an actual trip to the gates of hell.”

Tracklist for the mix after the jump.

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NYC based dj/producer/member of Cubic Zirconia/sake conneisseur and all around genius Nick Hook has worked with some of the hottest artists around and dj’ed pretty much all over the world in the past couple of years. His debut “Without You” EP was done in collaboration with Scion A/V and gives us a glimpse of just how versatile Nick Hook is.

The EP sets out on a number of different styles, textures, and compositions all while still retaining a common thread amongst the tracks, grab the whole thing below and enjoy the exploration of Nick Hook smashing the current dance music scene.

Bruiser Brigade

Sep 22 2012

Rapper Danny Brown leads Detroit collective Bruiser Brigade which also consists of DopeHead, Chip$, Skywlkr and Chavis Chandle, now we get their “Bruiser Brigade EP” – made in cooperation with Scion A/V. It’s a four-track EP that includes the tracks “Errthang” and “Jooky” (with remixes of each track courtesy of Ryan Hemsworth and Lockah).

Stream it below and download for free here.