24 days ago | Synthful
It's almost impossible to put your finger on something as amorphous as ambient music. In spite of mounds of academic writing and manifestos on the subject, the genre remains as elusive and gauzy as ever. One common idea is that ambient is a descri...
1 month ago | Synthful
Howling is the musical offspring of two minds based 6,000 miles apart. Adopted sons of the sister cities of Los Angeles and Berlin, Australian-raised Ry "Ry X" Cuming and German-born Frank Wiedemann of the sterling house duo Âme make up the Howlin...
1 month ago | Clubland
Running a consistent weekly is a near impossible, often thankless, and financially risky fool's errand. Most quickly fizzle or exhaust their mailing list or rinse out their welcome after a couple months, especially in a megalopolis like L.A. where...
3 months ago | EDM
The origins and ownership of the term "house music" have been hotly debated since, well, always. House music is a lot things to a lot of people. It's disco's revenge. It's a feeling. It's controllable desire you can own. While house can still be a...
5 months ago | Coachella
Coachella attracts hundreds of thousands of indulgence-seekers, more than the festival can actually handle. So the overflow has spilled out to satellite events, independent of Coachella, which offer more intimate — often pool-related, sometimes fr...
6 months ago | Clubland
Complex is one of L.A.'s best kept secrets, inasmuch as a secret is possible in 2015. The Glendale-based club boasts one of the best sound systems in town and ambitious bookings across genres like Norwegian black metal, no-bullshit techno, EBM and...