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The Women of WAKAAN Festival 2022

The lack of representation for women DJs and producers in the EDM community has long been a topic of discussion, but it’s never been much of a debate. It’s a fact — the EDM genre is dominated by male musicians.  It’s more important than ever that our industry makes a conscious effort to shine a […]

Maddy O’Neal & MOONZz Take a Deep Breath on ‘Change of Pace’

There’s something to be said about artists who exist at the crossroads of musical genres — and Maddy O’Neal says it all on her new track with MOONZz, “Change of Pace.” The creative pair has produced a refreshing, ethereal electronic banger that’s hard to define. It’s an escape from the mundane, cyclical nature of the […]

SunSquabi: The Healing Power of Music, Red Rocks

Whether you enjoy music in the background of mundane responsibilities or it exists at the forefront of your mind at all times, it serves a powerful purpose. This is a fact SunSquabi, a Colorado-based electronica jam band that defines their music as “hydro-funk,” acknowledges with powerful conviction. They didn’t pursue their musical aspirations because it […]

Zeds Dead’s “In My Head” is the Nocturnal Adventure We All Dream About

The legendary Canadian producer duo Zeds Dead has never been boxed in by the limitations of traditional genres or industry expectations. From hard-hitting dubstep bangers like “Gassed Up,” to their most recent single, the wavy, adventurous house track, “I Took A Ride,” they’re known for exploring every corner of the electronic music world. It should […]

TVBOO & GRiZ Go Fishing for ‘Bass Music’

The bass industry is full of big personalities, but few artists have managed to brand themselves the way that TVBOO, the Nascar lovin’ southern hellraiser and wonky producer from Jackson, Mississippi, has. His latest single, “Bass Music” — released on Liquid Stranger’s WAKAAN record label — is a perfect example of the massive personality he’s […]

Sonic Bloom 2022: 5 Surprises From My First Camping Festival

Music festivals have always served as an escape from the daily stress of the real world. They tend to exist outside of time and space, embracing the weirdest, quirkiest elements of our semi-functioning society. I’ve always heard whispers, and sometimes shouts, of festival lore — the crazy pop-up renegade sets, outlandish antics, and ridiculous outfits […]

Kyral x Banko and Mport Release the Comedic “Brad” EP on WAKAAN

The electronic music industry is no stranger to quirky characters and zany antics. From Ganja White Night’s iconic “Mr. Wobbles” to the story behind TVBOO’s hit single “Skrawberries,” artists are always coming up with new ways to express their goofy personalities through ridiculous lyrics and silly animations. Rarely, though, do these ideas form the concept […]

Self Love and Powerful Purpose — Inside Moore Kismet’s Beautiful, Chaotic Universe

The common tropes of adolescence — after-school sports, all-nighters spent studying, hours-long gaming sessions — have a nostalgic sentiment when viewed from the high perch of adulthood. Occasionally, though, dreamers like Omar Davis, also known as Moore Kismet, making some serious waves in the electronic music industry, exchange those core memories with national tours and […]

12 Most Anticipated Acts at Sonic Bloom Festival 2022

The anticipation is gearing up for this year’s Sonic Bloom Festival. Located deep in the Colorado Mountains at Hummingbird Ranch, the four-day experience is packed to the brim with worthy acts across the vast EDM spectrum. Whether you’re getting tipped at Tipper’s headlining performance, celebrating CharlestheFirst’s legacy with Lab Group, or discovering up-and-coming forces in […]

Nikki Nair’s “once upon” is a Celestial Blast-Off to Outer Space

Atlanta’s most exciting underground techno artist, Nikki Nair, has released another banger on his new record label, n goes to infinity. The track, titled “once upon,” is an exciting, forward-thinking experiment in sound design, complete with static frequencies and transcendental vibes. If aliens exist, this is the soundtrack to their extraterrestrial raves. Nair is no […]