• One For The Locals: Ishi

    When JT Mudd and Brad Dale began their musical experiment in 2006, they probably didn’t consider that they would one day be sharing stages with acts like New Order, SBTRKT, Phoenix, Passion Pit, Pretty Lights, Big Boi, Neon Indian, Toro y Moi, and Marina & the Diamonds. Lo and behold, they have. Ishi has long passed the gauntlet of festival validation, playing SXSW, Meltdown Music Festival, Wicker Park Festival, etc. to great audience and critical acclaim. In 2010, the release of Ishi’s critically acclaimed freshman album “Through the Trees”  won awards from the Dallas Observer for Best New Act & Best Electronic/Dance Act. The sophomore album, “Digital Wounds,” was released in…

  • Mainstream Electronica: A Bright Future

    Mainstream Electronica? This is something that I’m really getting excited about. Not that this is the first time that electronic music has been commercialized into the mainstream, but the scope and scale at which it is happening right now has me really optimistic for the future. More than anything in else this post, I want to just give shout outs to some of my favorite lesser known electronic artists and genres, and encourage people togo check them out. If you give it a try,I guarantee that you’ll find at least a few gems that will change your music world.   For fans of artists like MGMT, STRFKR, Neon Indian, Discovery,…