Global K-Pop Domination Mixtape (#40) Download & Stream

K-Pop pundits love to predict who’s going to be the one star to stick in America, and with the impending debut of 2NE1’s CL, these predictions have reached a fever pitch. These lists never seem to change much: Girls Generation, 2NE1, G-Dragon, CL, BIGBANG, and so forth. Problem is, half those acts have already exhausted large amounts of capital in their American expedition, to limited success. But if we take time to really examine what ephemeral success K-Pop has already had in America, it’s easy to see qualities that separate the Wonder Girls from the PSY’s. A few theories: A) He/She will (most likely) be a solo artist. Easier to digest. Even domestically, groups are harder to sell than individual

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Desert Daze 2015 Mixtape (#39) Download & Stream

On this, the international day of canibus, we bring to you a mixtape courtesy of the creators of Desert Daze, a psychedelically-minded festival held in the deserts east of California. Taking place in the aptly-named Mecca, Desert Daze is what you might traditionally come to expect from an American psychedelic festival (Austin’s Psych Fest comes to mind), but rounded out with more introspective and meditative acts, as well as a night of camping, art installations, and more. Couple this all with amazing neon imagery created by Oliver Hibert (be sure to check out his limited edition tarot deck, by the way), and what one can imagine is, perhaps, a brain-frying good time. Full lineup below, and enjoy this very extended

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XRAY.FM Spring Membership Drive: BLOOM Mixtape (#38) Download & Stream

In support of Portland’s independent radio station, XRAY.FM, Intuitive Navigation DJs (Serious Moonlight and vVv Stardust) have sprung for spring in a soulful and danceable mix that goes from the rainy days into the sunshine.

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DREAMFORCE (#37) Austin SXSW 2015 Unofficial House Party Announcement & Mixtape

REDEFINE magazine and Holocene present their fifth annual SXSW 2015 Unofficial House Party at House of Commons, on Friday, March 20th, 2015, featuring Rome Fortune, Beacon, Yumi Zouma, Ellie Herring, Young Ejecta, J Fernandez, Doomsquad, Phedre, Grandparents, and Golden Spun. Audio-visual delights from Vision System and vVv Stardust.

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