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We're diving into the Shambhala Music Festival Official mix series as we get ready for the 22nd anniversary in August. E...
06/22/2019
Shambala 2019 Mix Series - Andre Power

We're diving into the Shambhala Music Festival Official mix series as we get ready for the 22nd anniversary in August. Each day we'll bring you another tasty set from the star-studded collection of artists.

First, up Soulection co-founder Andre Power takes us around the world and back in time in a little less than 40 minutes with an absolutely gorgeous mix that exhibits his ability to blend genres and sonic dialects with the deftest of touches. Perfect groove music for your weekend shenanigans.

#SensiblyFreshMix

This is my special mix for Shambala, it really shows my versatility as a solo curator outside of just the Soulection collective and brand. It combines my Soulection spirit, with my knowledge of other

Shambhala Music Festival is less than 50 days away and we can't wait! There are countless reasons why this festival stan...
06/21/2019
Road To Shambhala 2019: 5 Farm Traditions That We Live For

Shambhala Music Festival is less than 50 days away and we can't wait! There are countless reasons why this festival stands apart from the herd but we've picked 5 of our favorite traditions that we get to relive year after year. Check them out!

📸: Adam Straughn

We’re less than 50 days away from Shambhala Music Festival’s highly anticipated 22nd anniversary. The critically-acclaimed and deeply beloved Canadian festival in British Columbia was r…

We continue our Elements Music & Arts Festival love-in with another piece highlighting the beautiful souls and fresh sty...
06/19/2019
The Style & Smiles Of Elements Lakewood 2019

We continue our Elements Music & Arts Festival love-in with another piece highlighting the beautiful souls and fresh style of all the dope Lakewood inhabitants over Memorial Day Weekend. Writer Alexandra Murcia picks her favorite looks of the festival's third annual gathering.

Elements Lakewood Festival was back with a bang for its third straight year this Memorial Day Weekend. As one of the premier music festivals on the East Coast, Elements is a gathering with its own …

Just in time for Dirtybird BBQ Brooklyn Walker & Royce are back with a sweltering two-track EP.  Even though the duo won...
06/15/2019
Walker & Royce Drop New EP ‘Bodies Do The Talking’ On Dirtybird Records

Just in time for Dirtybird BBQ Brooklyn Walker & Royce are back with a sweltering two-track EP. Even though the duo won't be playing a The Brooklyn Mirage themselves we have a feeling "Bodies Do The Talking" will still be bumping. Check out the new tracks here and we'll see you tomorrow in Brooklyn!

Just in time for New York City to be overrun by the Dirtybird BBQ at the Brooklyn Mirage tomorrow Sunday, June 17dynamic duo Walker & Royce are back with their first release on the San Francisc…

We had the joy of attending Elements Music & Arts Festival for our second straight year. Writer Katie Conger explored he...
06/15/2019
Elements Lakewood 2019 Evokes Nostalgia & Wonder For A Third Mesmerizing Year

We had the joy of attending Elements Music & Arts Festival for our second straight year. Writer Katie Conger explored her very first east coast music festival and fell in love with the vibrant community and unique culture. Check out the full review!
Photo Credit: Alive Coverage

Over Memorial Day weekend the ultimate music summer camp took place for the East Coast dance community. Nestled outside of a quaint Pennsylvania town roughly 5,000 electronic music enthusiasts unit…

06/15/2019

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06/13/2019

Photos by Ashley Cizek
Photo Edits by Madalyn Dellenbach

Another great run at Spring Awakening Music Festival!
06/13/2019
The Spring Awakening Takeover 2019 [Recap]

Another great run at Spring Awakening Music Festival!

Spring Awakening Music Festival returned to the Chicago area for another year of an electronic music takeover. The festival returned with yet another new location but had the opportunity to expand …

Director Lav Diaz's whimpering call to arms brings tales of torture, hunger, and despair from deep in the jungles of the...
06/11/2019
Lav Diaz Recalls Horror, Calls to Arms with “Season of the Devil”

Director Lav Diaz's whimpering call to arms brings tales of torture, hunger, and despair from deep in the jungles of the Phillippines. Review by Fawzi Fahoozi.

In a slight variation on Lav Diaz’s classic form, Season of the Devil is an account of hardship and despair deep in the jungles of the Philippines. Told as an acapella (anti)musical fable, it focus…

Leeds dubstep legend and Navy Cut label head J.Sparrow unleashes his first album in 9 years out now on Mala DEEP MEDi im...
06/11/2019
BassWatch: J. Sparrow Returns On Mala’s Deep Medi With #000000355(Dark365)

Leeds dubstep legend and Navy Cut label head J.Sparrow unleashes his first album in 9 years out now on Mala DEEP MEDi imprint.

Following in the footsteps of dubstep royalty like Skream, Kromestar and V.I.V.E.K, Leeds native and powerhouse producer J. Sparrow returns with his second album in 9 years, #000000355(Dark365) out…

Yonderville Music & Arts Festival recently dropped their day to day schedule and its looking oh so tasty! Our friends ov...
06/10/2019

Yonderville Music & Arts Festival recently dropped their day to day schedule and its looking oh so tasty! Our friends over at Heart Beats will be making the trip down south as well with a performance by resident diva Charmae on Friday night.

Heart Beats, Sound Boy Ent and Tsunami Bass Brown Note join forces to present a massive bass music event in NYC. Don't m...
06/10/2019
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Heart Beats, Sound Boy Ent and Tsunami Bass Brown Note join forces to present a massive bass music event in NYC. Don't miss Distinct Motive & Levitation Jones at the Brown Note next Saturday. We can't think of a better way of warming up for Dirtybird BBQ Brooklyn the following Sunday. Get to know all the artists that will be playing this show including DistinctMotive, Vibe Emissions Levitation Jones and IndigoAura, in our event preview!

It’s been a huge year for bass music and those of us who love it. From dubstep to west coast bass and glitch, low-end vibes have been on point in 2019. Two artists who have made major waves t…

Mamby On The Beach returns with a new beach, a new date, and an amazing lineup.
06/06/2019
Mamby on the Beach Returns with Lineup and New Date/Location

Mamby On The Beach returns with a new beach, a new date, and an amazing lineup.

Mamby on the Beach returns for yet another year of dancing in the sun by the Chicago skyline. This year, the festival returns with a new location, a new date, and an amazing lineup. Electric Forest…

"The mountain was beautiful, and so were the hearts of so many in attendance. Never have we seen such a welcoming family...
06/06/2019
Our Unwavering Love for Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain

"The mountain was beautiful, and so were the hearts of so many in attendance. Never have we seen such a welcoming family than at Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain. We are eagerly hoping to hear that Backwoods will return for years to come."

Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain closed its gates Monday afternoon after a weekend filled with sunshine, love, relaxation, music, art, dance, and a touch of tragedy. The festival welcomed a plethora …

Happy first day of summer! #SummerTime
06/06/2019

Happy first day of summer! #SummerTime

06/05/2019
Andy C Chats NYC’s Drum & Bass History Before Shelling Avant Gardner

Before he brought the house down at Avant Gardner last month we got the chance to chat with drum & bass legend ANDY C about his love for New York City, festival season and what goes into crafting the perfect set.

📸: Andrew Attah

While Avant Gardner and The Brooklyn Mirage have planted their flag in New York nightlife by bringing attracting some of the freshest names in techno and house, the sprawling East Williamsburg comp…

Are you ready to get roasted at the Dirtybird BBQ Brooklyn in a few weeks? We can't wait to boogie with all our favorite...
06/03/2019
Get Roasted Dirtybird BBQ Brooklyn 2019 Compilation

Are you ready to get roasted at the Dirtybird BBQ Brooklyn in a few weeks? We can't wait to boogie with all our favorite players at The Brooklyn Mirage. Get hyped with this latest Dirtybird compilation.

As the paramount purveyors of the most cutting-edge, booty-shaking house and techno, Dirtybird has a distinguished place in dance music culture. The San Francisco born label has truly realized mani…

We can't wait to catch German producer Christian Löffler's return to NYC when he brings his North American Music Hall o...
06/03/2019
Christian Loffler Set Bring North American Tour To Music Hall Of Williamsburg 6/19

We can't wait to catch German producer Christian Löffler's return to NYC when he brings his North American Music Hall of Williamsburgon June 19 in support of his newest album Graal (Prologue). Löffler's incredible musicianship and sound design makes him a unique innovator in the world of electronic music.

After falling in love with Christian Löffler following his transcendent Shambhala performance at the Grove, we dived headlong into the German producer’s tremendous discography. What we discov…

We dive into Alex Ross Perry's visceral new film "Her Smell." Check out Fawzi Fahoozi's full review here.
06/03/2019
SR Film: “Her Smell”— Reviewed

We dive into Alex Ross Perry's visceral new film "Her Smell." Check out Fawzi Fahoozi's full review here.

Alex Ross Perry certainly does not make bad movies. It might feel that way sometimes, but a good case can usually be made for giving him the benefit of the doubt, for presuming his decisions come f…

Its only 70 DAYS until Shambhala Music Festival and we can't wait. On this #Tbt we take a look back at our second year (...
05/30/2019
Finding Shambhala: Coming Home For The First Time

Its only 70 DAYS until Shambhala Music Festival and we can't wait. On this #Tbt we take a look back at our second year (but first time for the author of this article) on the farm. Hope to see you all in beautiful British Columbia this August.

Before I set out on my first journey home to Shambhala, I fancied myself a rather seasoned veteran of festival culture. I thought I knew what to expect when I walked through those gates in British…

05/26/2019
" I believe from the pit of my being that this work is bigger than me.  I’m merely a humble servant of the call I feel...
05/26/2019
An Interview With Aubrey Warren – Workshop Coordinator For Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain

" I believe from the pit of my being that this work is bigger than me. I’m merely a humble servant of the call I feel deep in my heart."
We had a chat with Aubrey, the workshop coordinator for Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain. Check out the conversation here!

Music festivals are an experience far beyond the music lineup. At this year’s Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain, there is a new lineup of workshops ranging from yoga to meditation to astrology a…

05/24/2019
Nora En Pure

Cant wait to get purified with Nora En Pure tomorrow at the The Brooklyn Mirage

Put your headphones on and dive into another chapter of #NoraEnPure!
#BIRTHRIGHT is out today!! nep.lnk.to/Birthright

Today's the day! Elements Lakewood Festival - Memorial Day Weekend 2019 kicks off today with Charmae at 4:30 so don't mi...
05/24/2019
Road To Elements Lakewood 2019: Top 5 Most Anticipated Sets

Today's the day! Elements Lakewood Festival - Memorial Day Weekend 2019 kicks off today with Charmae at 4:30 so don't miss the opening of the festivities. Here ware the 5 sets we were most looking forward to this year.

Recently nominated for DJ Mag’s best Boutique Music Festival in North America, Elements Lakewood is poised to be one of the best events of the year. With an impeccably curated lineup and the …

Heart Beats celebrated its 1-year anniversary in style with Emalkay, Pinch, Bagger Vance, Charmae & Sweetpea. We were on...
05/22/2019
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Heart Beats celebrated its 1-year anniversary in style with Emalkay, Pinch, Bagger Vance, Charmae & Sweetpea. We were on hand to take in all the sights and sounds and get a few quotes from the team on their first 12 months in the game.

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If you're feeling a little empty about the #GameOfThrones finale thats understandable. We take a look back on the highs ...
05/22/2019
SR Films: Game Of Thrones & The Failure of Success

If you're feeling a little empty about the #GameOfThrones finale thats understandable. We take a look back on the highs and lows of our love affair with Westeros in this latest installment of SR Film.

The first time I attempted to watch Game Of Thrones I remember sitting in a smoky room with my college friends talking, jeering and laughing over the stern, brooding dialogue of Ned Stark and faili…

Don't miss Charmae open up Elements Music & Arts Festival this Friday at 4:30  on the Earth Stage right before Beat Kitt...
05/21/2019

Don't miss Charmae open up Elements Music & Arts Festival this Friday at 4:30 on the Earth Stage right before Beat Kitty heats things up for an incredible Memorial Day Weekend.

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This week's #SensiblyFresh Mix of the week comes from deep house taste maker Nora En Pure. Next weekend the Swiss supers...
05/16/2019
Sensibly Fresh Mix: Nora En Pure Set To Purify Brooklyn Mirage

This week's #SensiblyFresh Mix of the week comes from deep house taste maker Nora En Pure. Next weekend the Swiss superstar will bring her Purified event to The Brooklyn Mirage.

By far one of the most influential tastemakers in the world of house music, Swiss DJ and producer Nor En Pure is a certified powerhouse in the dance music world. With a major summer tour underway, …

This week we've got our hands on a high-powered single from Conrank out now on Circus Records featuring Charmae "Bullet ...
05/16/2019
SR Track Of The Week: Conrank “Bullet In The Gun” Feat. Charmae

This week we've got our hands on a high-powered single from Conrank out now on Circus Records featuring Charmae "Bullet In The Gun."

This week we’ve got out hands on a high-powered single from bass maven Conrank. “Bullet In The Gun” is an adrenaline-fueled joy ride that features Conrank’s trademark bass-h…

Only 1 more day left in our Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain contest! Enter here for a chance at a VIP ticket!
05/14/2019
Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain & Sensible Reason's 2019 VIP Ticket Giveaway

Only 1 more day left in our Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain contest! Enter here for a chance at a VIP ticket!

Enter for your chance to win a VIP Ticket to Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain 2019. Fill out this entry form for your chance to win! Follow our social sites for even more entries! Two winners will be selected on May 15th, 2019. The winners will be contacted by either phone or email, so make sure you e...

05/10/2019
Heart Beats

Tonight we celebrate with Heart Beats at their 1 year anniversary party with Emalkay Pinch Sweetpea and Bagger Vance.

We’re offering $20 tickets at the door for anyone coming to Emalkay, Pinch and Sweetpea from GRiZ at Kings Theatre this Friday! Just show your ticket at the door for the discount.

Regular price will be $25.

See you there! 💛🔉

Only 1 more week left in our contest to win a VIP ticket to Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain. Enter now!
05/07/2019
Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain & Sensible Reason's 2019 VIP Ticket Giveaway

Only 1 more week left in our contest to win a VIP ticket to Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain. Enter now!

Enter for your chance to win a VIP Ticket to Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain 2019. Fill out this entry form for your chance to win! Follow our social sites for even more entries! Two winners will be selected on May 15th, 2019. The winners will be contacted by either phone or email, so make sure you e...

Elements Music & Arts Festival is around the corner and we can't wait to return to Northeast Pennsylvania this Memorial ...
05/07/2019
Road To Elements Lakewood 2019: Beyond The Stages

Elements Music & Arts Festival is around the corner and we can't wait to return to Northeast Pennsylvania this Memorial Day weekend. Beyond the world class lineup there will be so much to do and see at Elements Lakewood Festival - Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Your Memorial Day Weekend plans are all sorted this year. Nightlife masterminds, BangOn! NYC is changing the game yet again with their third annual Elements Lakewood Music & Arts Festival. Bloc…

Next week The Brooklyn Mirage will open its doors once again for another season of gorgeous scenes and incredible music....
05/03/2019
Brooklyn Mirage Opens With Black Coffee & Cityfox Regenerate May 10 +11

Next week The Brooklyn Mirage will open its doors once again for another season of gorgeous scenes and incredible music. South African visionary Black Coffee will kick things off on May 10 and on May 11 The Cityfox Experience will host Brooklyn Mirage Opening: Cityfox Regenerate.

As the frigid heart of New York City slowly and timidly defrosts, we are looking forward to the sweet days of spring and summer. Most importantly we cannot wait to rediscover the beautiful environs…

On this #tbt we're rewinding the clock to Global Eclipse's magical event in 2017. This was by far one of the most incred...
05/02/2019
Oregon Eclipse 2017: Life In Abundance

On this #tbt we're rewinding the clock to Global Eclipse's magical event in 2017. This was by far one of the most incredible festivals we've ever been a part of. A site for the Patagonia 2020 Eclipse Gathering has already been finalized and experience tickets are still on sale for one more day. Grab your tickets in the link in the comments and reminisce with us about the beauty of the Oregon Eclipse with our review piece from a few years back.

Water is life. Trees are life. Air is life. Family is life. Art is life. Music is life. These are seemingly simple and obvious truths, that should, in theory, go without saying. However, throughout…

Psst...Our VIP ticket contest for Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain is still open! Enter now and share with your friends!
04/30/2019
Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain & Sensible Reason's 2019 VIP Ticket Giveaway

Psst...Our VIP ticket contest for Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain is still open! Enter now and share with your friends!

Enter for your chance to win a VIP Ticket to Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain 2019. Fill out this entry form for your chance to win! Follow our social sites for even more entries! Two winners will be selected on May 15th, 2019. The winners will be contacted by either phone or email, so make sure you e...

We're gearing up to celebrate the Heart Beats 1 year anniversary on May 10 with UK bass legends Emalkay Pinch and local ...
04/30/2019
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We're gearing up to celebrate the Heart Beats 1 year anniversary on May 10 with UK bass legends Emalkay Pinch and local favorite Bagger Vance. Also drum n bass tastemaker Sweetpea will be making her NYC debut and she's just dropped a scintillating promo mix for the big event. Check out this #sensiblyfresh mix of the week and get your tickets for the show in the comments below.

Our very first promo mic comes from UK-based Drum n Bass artist, Sweetpea! Get a taste fo what to expect as she closes out H

Today DEVAULT released Jade a visceral 13-minute audiovisual experience of energy, darkness and anger. Check out our spo...
04/26/2019
DEVAULT Conjures An Artistic Breakthrough With Audiovisual Jade EP

Today DEVAULT released Jade a visceral 13-minute audiovisual experience of energy, darkness and anger. Check out our spotlight of this thrilling and enthralling short film.

Every so often an artist has a moment when their experience, artistic vision and hard work all come together. For Geffen/Interscope signee DEVAULT, that moment is now. With a slew of chart-topping …

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