Friendship 2024 at sunset.

MP3 PREP: 5 Can’t Miss Activities Onboard The FriendShip 2024

As the festival season charges full steam ahead, the preparation for each event becomes a task in itself. Welcome to MP3 PREP, your ultimate guide to navigating the pulsating world […]

The String Cheese Incident Press Photo featuring the entire band.

The String Cheese Incident: Celebrating 30 Years of Music and Friendship on New Album ‘Lend Me a Hand’

Eight albums. Thirty years. Hundreds of songs. Thousands of smiling faces. These are the accolades that describe the current status of The String Cheese Incident, who have built a devoted […]

Ternion Sound trio standing outside on staircase covered in graffiti

Ternion Sound: Unveiling ‘Digital Artifice’ & the ‘Found Spaces’ Tour

There are a handful of artists that, when they come to mind, make listeners question the emotions behind the sounds we know and love. Meet Ternion Sound: the brilliant bass […]

Recent

Pool party featuring "Green Velvet" DJ playing poolside while people throw inflatable beach balls in the pool.

MP3 PREP: BLNK CNVS is Throwing Miami Music Week’s Wildest Pool Parties — What You Need to Know

As the festival season charges full steam ahead, the preparation for each event becomes a task in itself. Welcome to MP3 PREP, your ultimate guide to navigating the pulsating world […]

MP3 SELECTS : Playlists & New Music From Smoakland, SIPPY, Alan Braxe, & More

In the modern era, distribution services push out over 60,000 new tracks every single day. How do you cut through all the noise, select what to listen to, and boost […]

Crowd of people dancing at a music festival under colorful lights.

MP3 PREP: 4 Acts That Will Blow Your Mind at Lightning in a Bottle 2024

As the festival season charges full steam ahead, the preparation for each event becomes a task in itself. Welcome to MP3 PREP, your ultimate guide to navigating the pulsating world […]

MP3 SELECTS, Night Tales, ZUEZEU, Meduso

MP3 SELECTS : Playlists & New Music From Night Tales, Meduso, & More

In the modern era, distribution services push out over 60,000 new tracks every single day. How do you cut through all the noise, select what to listen to, and boost […]

RELEASES

Freddy Todd, Barclay Crenshaw, Skysia, MP3 SELECTS
MP3 SELECTS : Playlists & New Music from Freddy Todd, Set Mo, & More

In the modern era, distribution services push out over 60,000 new tracks every single day.…

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Eliminate Sheds Light On His Debut Album, ‘Get Off The Internet’

In 2020, as the world paused, the LA-based, multi-faceted artist known as Eliminate embraced the…

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MP3 REVIEWS (October) — New Albums and EPs From Sinego, Mersiv, Ternion Sound and More

As the digital age continues to flourish, an estimated 60,000 new tracks are released daily.…

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EVENTS

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MP3 PREP: 4 Acts That Will Blow Your Mind at Lightning in a Bottle 2024

As the festival season charges full steam ahead, the preparation for each event becomes a…

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Forbidden Kingdom
This Week In Festival News: Forbidden Kingdom’s 2024 Lineup, Body Language Cancelled, Ultra Miami’s Final Lineup, & More

With the live entertainment industry continuing its exponential growth since COVID-19, the music festival scene…

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MP3 TAKES: Gem & Jam 2024 Embodies A Truly Special Experience

Upon arriving in the American southwest, it was easy to tell the Tucson, Arizona region…

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Interviews

Truth Press Photo

TRUTH: Celebrating a Decade of Deep Dark & Dangerous

On May 24th, 2022, the legendary dubstep duo known as TRUTH celebrated an incredible milestone: the 10-year anniversary of announcing the creation of Deep Dark & Dangerous (DDD). What started […]

kLL sMTH performing at Yonderville Music Festival

From the gRLL to the cHLL, kLL sMTH Takes Collaboration to the Next Level

What do you get when you combine a seemingly neverending cast of eager DJs, an array of grills and barbequed foods, and top-tier vibes? The result is the newest endeavor […]

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Mantra Sounds Poetically Brings ‘The 7 Deadly Sins’ to Life

Bass producer Mantra Sounds, aka Giana Rifici, has been blasting venues on the East Coast with her experimental sounds and poetry for the past few years now, sharing stages with […]

Liquid Stranger press photo taken by Jason Siegel

Liquid Stranger on Finding BALANCE in Life & Music

“Music has been a part of my life ever since I was born. I’ve even been told that I was crawling to the piano as a baby, before I could […]

Godlands press photo

Godlands Gives Trap Music a Home in the Land Down Under

For the past decade, trap producer Godlands (aka Annabel Hartlett) has been turning the down-under upside down with her bass-heavy trap music. Now, after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Spencer Brown PRess Photo

Spencer Brown: Leading Diviine Records into the Future

As record labels within the dance music industry continue to seek innovative and exciting new sounds from artists, the call for ingenuity and originality continues to flourish. American DJ and […]

QRTR PRess photo

QRTR’s Fresh, Ethereal Dive Into Dance Music

“Representation is everything. I would have not gotten into dance music if I didn’t see other women DJing and producing dance music.” These words come from electronic artist and soothing […]

Moore Kismet press photo

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 […]

Of The Trees Press Photo taken by Frankie Lee

Of The Trees: Entering the Audio-Visual World of Memory Palace

One of mankind’s greatest accomplishments is discovering the ability to move people through an art form. To express emotion through color, words, and harmony can be difficult, but so rewarding. […]

Kumarion performing live

New Music, Classic Sounds: Kumarion Paves The Way for the Next Wave of Drum and Bass

The COVID-19 pandemic allowed artists to take a break from the norm and experiment with new sounds and ideas, and Seattle-born producer Omar Kadmiri, also known as Kumarion, was no […]

press photo of öon dahl

Disco Fan to Burning Man Sensation: Öona Dahl Chronicles Her Musical Evolution

Öona Dahl grew up enveloped in a cloud of disco. From attending shows in her youth to pleading with her mom to stay awake to listen to more music, the […]

Little Dragon press photo

Little Dragon On Headlining All Day I Dream, Family Dynamics, and Their Latest Album

Known for their diverse, eclectic, and versatile musical prowess along with their chic style, the Swedish band Little Dragon consists of four members: Håkan Wirenstrand, Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin, and […]

HoneyLuv Press Photo

LA-Based HoneyLuv Takes House Music By Storm

It could take years, sometimes a lifetime, for a person to find their true calling. But then there are times where, for lack of better words, the stars align and […]

Press photo of Esseks

How Ableton and Adventure Time Gave Rise to Esseks

What do cartoons, Japan, and a guitar have in common? Each of these elements has shaped the creative journey of producer and visual artist, Sam Eckstein, better known as Esseks. […]

Satori press photo

Satori Finds Perfection in Imperfection

Dutch artist and musician Djordje Petrovic, also known as Satori, is releasing his new album at the end of April called Dreamin Colours, which to him is held close to […]

Press photo of Nikki Nair

Understanding the Culture – Nikki Nair and the Techno Revival

Dance parties are a tried and true tradition among the youth of the Western world. Across the spectrum of dance music, there’s no shortage of sonic variety, each genre providing […]

Manic Focus Press Photo

Manic Focus Talks Finding Magic in Music

From an early age, John “Jmac” McCarten, better known as Manic Focus, has had a love for music. As a child, he learned how to play the piano, which grew […]

EAZYBAKED Press Photo taken by Jason Siegel

EAZYBAKED: How Childhood Friends Are Taking Their Chemistry, Careers to the Next Level

While most people can only dream of going to work every day with their best friend, Eric Ray and Andrew Principe of EAZYBAKED have made it a reality. Known for […]

Black Carl! Press Photo

Black Carl!: Reminiscing on Biggest Inspirations, Overcoming Adversity as a DJ From The South

Carl Bell is a metalhead at heart, frequently reminiscing on days of skateboarding and listening to A Day to Remember. The Birmingham, Alabama native found his introduction to live music […]

VNSSA Press Photo

VNSSA: Tech House Sensation Opens Up About Time Off, New Music for Festival Season

The future of tech house is bright, partially thanks to the efforts of Vanessa Barnes, otherwise known as VNSSA. An artist who excels at meshing elements of synth-pop and disco […]

Nez Press Photo

NEZ: How the Producer Plans to Bring His Creative Edge from Hip-Hop to House Music

NEZ is no stranger to success, but how does one follow up a fruitful career in Hip-Hop and break into House? They make a splash.  The multi-talented artist caught up […]

Daily Bread Press Photo

How Vinyl, Wakeboarding & Electro Soul Yielded the Rise of Daily Bread

The origins of the Daily Bread project started back in 07-08, when Rhett Whatley began collecting vinyl records. At the time, his mother was moving and amidst packing up her […]

Saltus Press Photo

Saltus: How Community Shaped the Producer, Manager & Promoter

Being raised in a musical family is a blessing that few understand. Shaped by this paradigm, a person will look at the world in an expressive light that’s a privilege […]

Fantastic Voyage Family Photo from Gem & Jam festival

A Colorful History of Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage Label

California’s music scene exudes a charm of its own – expelling a wave of artists that create in a unique vein of free expression. Emerging from the West Coast shores […]

merisv press photo

Mersiv Talks Pretty Dark Loud, The Power of Expression Through Music

Music has the ability to exist in its own vacuum – defined by a shade of emotion or thought conceived in the artist’s mind and incepted into the listener’s.  When […]

lettuce press photo

Adam Deitch Reflects on Origin of Lettuce, Getting Back on the Road

As an elite funk outfit and purveyors of good times, it’s no wonder why Lettuce have continued to find success and fandom three decades into their career. MP3 MAG caught […]

MZG Press Photo

Enigmatic Twins MZG Talk Beat Treatment Mix, Picking Up Steam Ahead of Hula [Mix+Q&A]

Taking on the music industry is enough to intimidate anyone, but having someone by your side makes the journey that much easier. For that reason, personable duo MZG are primed […]

Morflo Records Logo

MorFlo Records: How Mersiv Hopes to Utilize Flow, Freeform to Change Bass Music

Colorado’s Mersiv has made a widespread impression on the bass music scene by implementing his own brand of ‘Freeform’ bass music. With his style dubbed ‘Pretty Dark Loud,’ the producer […]

Press photo Ruku

RUKU Reveals How She Took Control of Her Dreams & Creativity

Though difficult to summarize in words, Renee King—code-named RUKU—is a multi-faceted artist and a true-blue creative in the world of flamboyant fashion. She holds the title and reigns of singer-songwriter, […]

Press photo of Night Tales

Australia’s Night Tales Ready to Make Global Impression [Interview]

Kamaliza Salamba and Aaron Bannie longed for the music world, but it took nearly a decade to find the magic and commoderary needed to transcend that vision. MP3 MAG caught […]

NotLö & VEIL Press Photo

VEIL and Notlö Talk B2B’s, Inclusivity & Life on the Road [Interview]

When bass music queens VEIL and NotLö first came together, they found an untapped potential to their creativity. The up-and-coming bass artists caught up with MP3 MAG to discuss what […]

Press photo of LP Giobbi

LP Giobbi: How She Revived the Spirit of House, and Channeled Its Power for Good

LP Giobbi has been called the queen of piano house, but her role in the global dance community is so much more.  She has quickly carved out a unique yet […]

Press photo of Muzzy Bearr

Making Moves: Muzzy Bearr Talks GRiZ, Red Rocks & New Music [Interview]

It’s a rare and extraordinary feeling to know what to want out of this short life. Some take years to figure it out, while some never do.  For Detroit, Michigan-native […]

Press photo of DATA_BYTE.

How DATA_BYTE Conquered His Destiny & The American Bass Scene [Interview]

Few things are as imaginative as the vibrant visuals of DATA_BYTE, except the story that led to him becoming a VJ.  The artist caught up with MP3 MAG to discuss […]

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VAMPA & ZÍA Talk Collab “New Levels” & Getting Back On The Road [Mix+Q&A]

Two is always better than one, so it’s an extra special occasion for VAMPA & ZÍA. The bass music artists and friends both made their Circus Records debut earlier this […]

Photo of KHIVA performing at Sound Haven in July 2020 taken by Trey Sarmento.

Khiva: Getting Deep, Dark, & Dangerous With The Dubstep Diva

The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan once said, “Heavy metal is a universal energy… It’s earth shattering.” With that in mind, it’s no wonder international EDM producer Khiva found her way […]

Press photo of The Jungle Giants

The Jungle Giants Talk ‘Love Signs,’ Making Dance Floor Bangers [Interview]

Hailing from Brisbane, The Jungle Giants have steadily become one of Australia’s favorite indie outfits. As they begin their second decade as a band, the four piece have turned a […]

Benny Bridges Press Photo

Benny Bridges Finds Calm & Confidence on Debut LP, The Duck Tape [Interview]

After co-founding indie electronic group and label Fantastic Voyage, Benny Bridges soon caught the itch to depart on his own sonic expedition. At a time when he was struggling with […]

Lab Group press photo

Lab Group: Inside Bass Music’s Dopest Collab Project

Introspection comes naturally when it can be experienced through unique bonds and friendships. Invoking that sentiment, as well as an ethos of ethereal production, Lab Group is unearthing an unforgettable […]

ASW Press Photo

ASW Finds Identity Through Music, Benefitting Crisis Hotline [Interview]

Some of Alex Wagner’s earliest memories were laying on the ground, listening to his father play the piano. When Wagner got his own piano and learned at the age of 7, […]

Polo & Pan Press Photo

Polo & Pan Create Magic on Long-Awaited LP, Cyclorama [Interview]

The power music can hold is quite astonishing—from the tingling excitement of hearing your favorite song to the tears shed watching a beloved group perform live, front and center. French […]

Mz Worthy Live photo

Rising from 2020’s Ashes, Dirtybird Icon Worthy is Reborn [Interview]

Iconic DJ and Dirtybird Records co-founder, Worthy, is famous for breaking barriers in house music with eclectic mixes and a one-of-a-kind sound. Last year, while many artists channeled 2020’s chaos […]

THRASHA Press Photo

THRASHA Shares Plan to Make Dubstep Until She’s 90 [Interview]

A career in dubstep for Colorado’s THRASHA always seemed like an uphill battle, but these obstacles only drove her further in pursuit of her dreams. In a talk with MP3 […]

Wreckno Press Photo

Wreckno Ready to Blossom into a Star [Interview]

Brandon Wisniski grew up an avid bass music fan from Northern Michigan, yet even through his abundant passion and excitement, it would have been hard for him to envision becoming […]

Tenth Mountain Division Press Photo

Colorado’s Tenth Mountain Division on Putting it All Together for New LP, Butte La Rose [Interview]

If you’re one for jam bands, you likely keep a close eye on Colorado. If you look even closer, you’ll find the treasure that is the Tenth Mountain Division—a young […]

Nala Press Photo

NALA on Manifesting Dream Career, Opportunity with Dirtybird [Interview]

The Toronto-based producer caught up with MP3 MAG while in quarantine to discuss her upcoming projects and joining forces with WAKAAN.

Toadface press photo

Toadface Drops Inventive Tides EP; Shares Immersive New Track, “Buoy” [Premiere]

Brilliant bass producer Toadface continues to impress, evolve and innovate, showcasing his latest brilliance on the brand new Tides EP. Working with NY Times writer Ian Urbina, the producer crafted […]

Sippy Press Photo

Sippy: How 2020 Prepared Her to Take on Adversity & America

The first dubstep tune Sippy ever heard was Zeds Dead’s remix of “Eyes on Fire,” so dropping her debut EP (Hypogeal) on Deadbeats in 2020 should have been nothing less […]

Kyral x Banko Press Photo

Kyral x Banko are Back for More Fun on Latest Banger, “OMG WTF” [Premiere]

The acronyms “OMG” and “WTF” are frequently used to describe the off-the-wall sounds of Kyral x Banko, so the experimental bass duo decided to coin a track that follows suit. […]

Opalyte Press Photo

Opalyte Opens Up About Career, Creativity & Colorado [Interview]

Colorado is home to an immense variety of musical talent. From psychedelic funk to experimental bass, CO’s Front Range has it all, especially when it comes to EDM. While New […]

Freddy Todd Press Photo

Behind the Buzz of Latest EP, Upward Spiral, Freddy Todd Reflects on Detroit, Drums & Diversity [Interview]

If you’re familiar with the wondrous and whimsical, you just might be a fan of bass music star, Freddy Todd. The Detroit-bred act’s fun and free-spirited nature shouts through his […]

Canabliss Press Photo

Taking Her Shot: Canabliss Talks Photography, Tattoos, & WAKAAN [Interview]

The Toronto-based producer caught up with MP3 MAG while in quarantine to discuss her upcoming projects and joining forces with WAKAAN.

KYRAL X BANKO Press Photo

Kyral x Banko Spill the Secrets of the Snoitch [Interview]

The Snoitch universe may have revealed itself in a whirlwind to the masses, but the journey of Kyral x Banko has been nearly a decade in the making. Following a two-night, four show run at Denver’s Black Box in March, we took a moment to sit down with the boys and reflect how they arrived at the biggest moment of their careers.

MAD Pritch

The Eunoia of MAD Pritch, A Glimpse Into the Rapper & Producer’s Beautiful Mind [Interview]

There are certain serendipities in life that reject being reduced to mere coincidences and seem rather like subtle messages from the universe, which remind us that we’re all metaphysically connected and guiding us in the right direction. 

MAD Pritch is the moniker and musical embodiment of the Indiana-based rapper, songwriter, DJ, and producer Madeline Pritchett; a lyrical poet and true aesthete, deeply perceptive to the beauty of art and nature. While listening to her recent single “Contemporary Solutions” in prep for our interview, a dreamy, lo-fi track-turned-ballad, I noticed the first tag word: Eunoia (n.) beautiful thinking; a pure and well balanced mind. 

Smoakland performing live

Oakland Duo Smoakland Talks Love for Bud, Dirty Bass, & Taking it the Next Level [Interview]

As of late, Oakland-grown duo Smoakland has appeared to be destined for the limelight. After four sold-out shows in Denver and back-to-back sets at the Lunar Landing Drive-In shows in AL last Fall, the duo spoke with MP3DU about their recent success, origins and motivations. 

Press photos of Vibe Emissions

Vibe Emissions: Finding Independence & Creativity during COVID-19 [Interview]

While some artists have been feeling the rage of cabin fever through quarantine, others use the time indoors to take a break from the norm, get much-needed rest and focus on future music and projects. Bryce Herlong, a.k.a. Vibe Emissions, is one of them. 

Notö performing live

NotLö Finds Her Groove, Magic Through Bass Music [Interview]

As it is for most of us, the magic of music is an escape for Alex Mantekas. Discovering her connection to music was to find an avenue to solace during the hardships of life. This connection sprouted years ago when she started regularly attending electronic shows as a fan. Mantekas was most attracted to the eclectic ambiences and experimental beats that filled the atmosphere. Having seen inspirational performances, especially by female artists such as Clozee, she felt called to begin her own inventive endeavor as an electronic artist.

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