Just a little more than two weeks out from Labor Day weekend’s annual North Coast Music Festival, organizers have announced the official coinciding afterparty list. North Coast afters are a must for those who are keen on keeping the fun flowing past the fest’s prompt 10 p.m. completion each night.
As always, North Coast’s promoters (Silver Wrapper, Metronome, and Cold Grums) have cast an all-encompassing net of talent across some of the most in-demand venues in Chicago. For the electronic enthusiasts, Axwell Λ Ingrosso will succeed their headlining festival performance Friday night at PRYSM, while Cashmere Cat will accompany RL Grime Saturday night at The Mid.
Meanwhile, jam/experimental devotees will be satiated by a Breaking Biscuits (union of members from both Disco Biscuits and Break Science) performance with support from Thriftworks. Synthwave will run rampant Sunday night at The Mid where The Midnight will be accompanied by Maddy O’Neal. To help close out the weekend, the recently incepted and Vulfpeck-allied Fearless Flyers will be funkin’ out at Concord. There’s a North Coast after party for every attendee’s sonic taste buds this year.
Tickets to North Coast Music Festival are still available here, and official afterparty tickets are available here.
Costa Rica’s rising tropical festival, Envision, is just weeks away. In its eighth year, the festival continues its mission to awaken human potential with art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, sustainability and fundamental connection with nature.
From Feb. 21-25, thousands will flock to Uvita to experience a stellar lineup of music, which has been announced in full. In addition to headliners Xavier Rudd, Bob Moses, DJ Tennis and more who were announced in August, Envision has revealed the addition of acts like TroyBoi and The Russ Liquid Test to the lineup.
“We really wanted to bring in best in breed artists from every corner of the globe,” says festival co-founder and music director Josh Wendel. “But we also wanted to create a platform for some of the best emerging talent in Costa Rica and its neighbors. In addition to being our most intentional lineup yet, the artists we’ve got coming for Envision 2018 are both world famous and driven to achieve the same impact we want to make in the world. Through language and culture we’re united by the dream we share, and that just makes the experience of coming together on the same dancefloor so much more special.”
Though Envision 2018 is already 70 percent sold out, four-day general admission tickets can still be purchased here.
We’ve got good news for lovers of all things weird and wonky: the next release from Saturate! Records is only one week away. This time around, they’ve put the spotlight onCRIMES!, a Los Angeles native with a knack for making speakers knock. And while we truly want you to hear how wild Autoraw is, you’ll have to settle for an exclusive freebie for now.
To that end, we’re happy to present you with ‘Don’t Call Me’. It may not be on the EP itself, but you can consider it a bonus track of sorts. It’s also an excellent introduction to the multifaceted sound that CRIMES! has developed over the years. He can do raw and gritty just as well as minimal and melodic, a talent displayed prominently on this tune. It sits at the intersection of what one might call hip-hop inspired halftime, with an undeniable touch of psychedelic flair. Clicks, blips, and subtle vocal samples all mesh together alongside syrupy, thumping bass lines; though there’s quite a few elements at any given point, the arrangement never feels overcrowded or muddy. If you’re into the sounds of Thriftworks or Russ Liquid, you’ll definitely dig ‘Don’t Call Me’.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the full release of Autoraw next week; in the meantime, check out the stream for this track after the jump. If you’re feeling the vibes, don’t hesitate to grab a copy of your own!