Darius Rafieyan

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Nire Alldai Peers Into the Pop Abyss

"You know it is a machine. There are the same song writers, the same producers getting the bulk of the work," Niré Alldai says. She's a lifelong L.A. resident and recent Virgin Records signee, and sits across from me in a café in West Hollywood, attempting to explain the inner......
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6Bit Collective: 18-Year-Old Max Wortman Will Blow Your Mind

Begun as the idle passion project of 17-year-old Pasadena resident and budding electronic music producer Max Wortman, 6Bit Collective has developed into quite possibly the best homegrown Los Angeles record label you've never heard of. The collective's various members, which include artists called Dreams, Caves, and Future Dollars, are all......
Credit: Darius Rafieyan

Grimes and Blood Diamonds – The Echo – June 19, 2012

Grimes & Blood DiamondsThe Echo6/19/12Better than: Bumping lines, in the back of an El Camino, at the edge of the universe. Last night's incarnation of the beast that is The Echo's monthly "Check Yo Ponytail" event popped off hard with performances by Blood Diamonds and Grimes that could only rightfully......
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