Dynamic Duo RaeCola Reflect on Their Roots, Future of Ghetto Tech House

Electrifying the city of Chicago in the mid-1980s, the electronic genre “ghetto house” stylized an underground culture of club music that combined disco, synth music, 70s soul, and funk. The genre evolved to combine an impressive array of influences, eventually mixing techno and juke beats with heavy bass drops and the classic upbeat rhythms of […]

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What So Not Reveals Why His New Album ‘Anomaly’ Might Be His Magnum Opus

By the time the internationally loved Australian producer Chris Emerson, better known as What So Not, was touring his 2018 debut album, Not All The Beautiful Things, he was already crafting his second record behind the scenes.  His sophomore album, Anomaly, is set to drop on September 16, and in talking with MP3 MAG, Emerson […]

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A Look Back at the Careers of Tastemakers Walker & Royce

Stemming from a background of widespread styles in dance music and years of evolving their eccentric sound to support it, Walker & Royce have crafted a striking name for themselves within the music industry.  The dynamic duo recently delivered a summer season tune with a heavenly remix of Idris Muhammad’s 1977 disco classic, “Could Heaven […]

MLOTIK: From Humble Beginnings to Playing The Caverns

Polish Chicagoans Michal Mlot and Mariusz “Mario” Wac, better known as MLOTIK, come from a grungy background of underground UK dubstep and heavy metal. Being a part of Mind Warp Mgmt alongside Mersiv and Smoakland, it is evident that this duo is on the rise.  More recently, they have provided support for Liquid Stranger, and […]

Inside the Hide & Seek Tour With PEEKABOO

In just a few short years, Matt Lucas, known by bass music fans and dubstep lovers around the world as PEEKABOO, went from an up and coming producer to a household name. Receiving recognition from influential labels and artists, Lucas reflected with MP3 MAG a half-decade of growth and evolution within the PEEKABOO project. Lucas […]

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 […]

Nostalgix on Building a Universe in Music

Emerging house artist Nostalgix says her moniker chose her before she ever touched a DJ controller.  From a young age, she knew she wanted to sing, rap, and pursue music. In fact, she bases her discography on the nostalgic music she listened to when growing up in Iran. At home, her parents played Persian artists, […]

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 […]

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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. Denver-based artist Of The Trees has learned to do just that in hopes to move people the way music has for him. Tyler Coombs began […]

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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 different. His experiment, the bass-heavy, sultry single, “Want It” came out of left field in 2020 and the results blew the socks off of electronic […]