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Author: Sydney Grant

Take A Look ‘Inside ODESZA’s Creative Process’

Preluding the release of their new album this fall A Moment Apart, ODESZA offers some insight into the inner workings of their creative process. ODESZA fans rejoiced after German technology company, Native Instruments, released a four-minute-long documentary-type short film that offers an inside look at the duo’s path to making music. Combing sharp camera angles and some b-roll footage taken from their show at Colorado’s famous Red Rocks, this video acts as a virtual-interview of sorts. The project takes a multi-media approach that’s made to feel as though you’re watching a snippet of an after-movie of the group’s latest tour,...

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Major Lazer Releases Music Video For “Know No Better”

Director Philip Andelman helps makes a young boy’s dreams a reality in Major Lazer’s inspiring new music video! I’ve always been a personal fan of narrative-driven music videos, but Major Lazer’s most recent release for their all-star track “Know No Better” is a new favorite of mine. Featuring Travis Scott, Camila Cabelo, and Quavo, the video follows a young boy who copes with the hard knocks of high school with the use of his over-active imagination. By flashing back and forth between what we can assume to be reality and then fantasy, Andelman expertly paints a relatable picture of...

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The Landing || July 2-8, 2017

Welcome to The Landing, EDM Identity’s weekly post highlighting fresh tracks you may have missed! Since the introduction of streaming sites like SoundCloud, YouTube, and Spotify, as well as release mediums like Bandcamp available for artists to release on, new music is hitting us faster than ever. The abundance of releases can almost be overwhelming, as the tools for production and releasing music are easily accessible for anyone around the world. We know that it is a difficult task to keep up with every release from every artist, so we’re here to assist you with some gems that “land”...

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Panorama NYC 2017 || Sydney’s Top Picks

Panorama NYC is a little over a month away and with a lineup this great, the wait is becoming unbearable! New York: home of all of the best television shows, celebrities, food, and essentially everything else. It’s the city where Carrie Bradshaw met Mr. Big (and then proceeded to drive us mad with their off-and-on-again relationship for six seasons and a full-length movie,) where the cast of Friends gathered at Central Perk for coffee paired with Phoebe’s horrendous singing, and where Alexander Hamilton caught his big Broadway break by rapping about revolution and pretty girls. New York is the...

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Featured Interview || Klangstof

Koen of Klangstof elaborates on his plans for the rest of the year, what it was like to be the first Dutch band to ever play at Coachella, and how his hobby became a full-fledged album! Although relatively new, indie-rock band Klangstof is definitely a band to know. Koen van de Wardt is a self-taught musician and producer from Norway who essentially decided to make some songs for fun and ended up with a record deal and a killer album. After moving to Amsterdam, he was joined by bandmates Wannes Salome, Jun Christian Villaneuva, and Jobo Engh, where they released their...

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