Smoakland at WAKAAN Music Festival 2022

Welcome to Smoakland: Duo Talks Rise Amidst ‘Smoak Sesh’ Tour

The Oakland-proud duo known as Smoakland has exploded to the forefront of North America’s electronic music scene in 2022 — fueled by multiple national tours and festival appearances across the U.S. In 2020, Smoakland graced the sole cover of MP3DU, our former sister outlet, as their fiery passion and honesty radiated through digital stream-land and […]

Sacred Snow: Building A Safe Space Within The Music Community

While a young Sacred Snow was still in the womb, Jerry Garcia practically sang the song “Cassidy” to her parents. Now, named after the Grateful Dead track, Cassidy Garber, better known as Sacred Snow, has had an overwhelming love for music since she was a child.  She was raised by her parents on all different […]

Super Future at WAKAAN Music Festival

Super Future on Finding the Flow State & Healing Through Music

Sound and movement play a crucial role in the healing process for music fans. In fact, Nick Rowland, better known as Super Future, considers music to be a universal healer.  From his “Ass Throwers Anonymous” mixes with Wreckno to his downtempo sunrise sets, Rowland creates music on all sides of the sonic spectrum. His intention, […]

TVBOO at WAKAAN music festival

TVBOO: How ‘Blue Collar Bass’ Is Changing the Culture

With PBR coursing through his veins, Mitch Draper, better known as TVBOO, has spent the majority of 2022 gearing up for the biggest moment in his career: releasing his full-length album, Blue Collar Bass, via WAKAAN.  Although he’s now on his own headlining tour, selling out venues across the country, he hasn’t lost touch with […]

Hello Yes photographed in front of bright neon red lights

Who is Hello Yes? Eclectic Live Duo Open Up Ahead of New EP

The electronic outfit Hello Yes smashed their debut set at this year’s Lightning in a Bottle festival. The duo consists of Aaron Leibowitz on saxophone and Mitch Bell on guitar, who first crossed paths while touring with Grammy-nominated electronic artist ZHU.  A few years, a debut EP titled Listen Clearly, and several tours later, the […]

STS9 Unveils Secrets Behind 25 Years of Success

Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) is one of the most successful and decorated touring acts in North America today. Yet, the band admits to its unofficial title of being “The Biggest Band You’ve Never Heard Of.” “Tribe,” as they are known by fans worldwide, has headlined stages of nearly every major music festival, making repeated, […]

maddy o'neal

Maddy O’Neal Reflects on Transformational Sophomore Album, Ricochet

Music is a powerful form of expression and self-exploration. In times of struggle, music is a luminous lighthouse that guides us through the turbulent waters — a beacon guiding us back to solid ground. There was a time when Maddy O’Neal, a future bass and dance producer with deep roots in Colorado’s electronic jam scene, […]

SOFI TUKKER: Meaning Behind ‘WET TENNIS’ & How It Landed Them ESPN Fame

“What we really wanted to say with the album is that we always have a choice to look at the positive in every single scenario.” Those are the words of Sophie Hawley-Weld, 1/2 of the bombastic and colorful duo SOFI TUKKER, echoing the radiant outlook and ethos they plastered all over their latest, internationally acclaimed […]

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 […]