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Youth Lagoon Plays The El Rey

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Youth Lagoon, a.k.a. Trevor Powers, played the El Rey in Los Angeles this past Wednesday, one stop on a nationwide tour in support of his sophomore release, Wondrous Bughouse. The tour and album are markedly different than Powers' highly praised 2011 debut, but perhaps that's a good thing. While Youth Lagoon began as an introspective bedroom project tinged in adolescent longing, Powers has clearly matured as a musician and begun to explore the world. To achieve this new more intricate sound, Youth Lagoon has expanded to a full band. Consequently, Powers sounds less lonely. Though they played two popular tracks from the first album, "Cannons" and "17", Youth Lagoon mostly stuck to material of their new release.

Pausing between songs, someone in the crowed yelled, "How are you?" And, Trevor Powers pleasantly responded with "I'm good. Thank you for asking. This place is beautiful isn't it?" The audience cheered in appreciation. Thi…

Make More Noise 049

Spring is sprung, and the world is blooming with new singles! Check out new music from Bibio, Small Black, Mount Kimbie, Oberhofer, and more. All of these talented artists are releasing highly anticipated albums in the next few weeks. Get excited! It's time for new mixes for sunny strolls and blue skies. Brought to you by KXSC.org and USC.

Make More Noise 049 by Orsosachisays on Mixcloud

Playlist
After the Afterlife - CocoRosie
Made To Stray - Mount Kimbie
Free At Dawn - Small Black
Slyd - !!!
Name In Lights - Little Daylight
Your Life Your Call - Junip
A tout a l'heure - Bibio
Shout It Out - Mikal Cronin
Earplugs - Oberhofer
All The Time - The Strokes
Evil Friends - Portugal. The Man
Never Run Away - Kurt Vile
Sacrilege - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Out of My League - Fitz and The Tantrums
Let's Go Swimming Wild - Sweet Baboo
Never Wanted Your Love - She & Him

Flume and Para One Play The Echoplex

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Last week, Flume and Para One played super fantastic, utterly groove worthy sets back to back at the Echoplex, thanks to The Echo, FYF & IHC Present. It might have been a Tuesday night, but the show was packed with people ready to party, and they did not leave disappointed.

French electronic producer and DJ, Para One (a.k.a. Jean-Baptiste de Laubier) played a lengthy set showcasing a variety of musical influences. He live remixed tracks from his 2012 full-length Passion, and also played new tracks like "Every Little Thing Remix (feat. Cam'ron, Irfane & Tekilatex)". His ample sampling of 90s hip hop and R&B favorites, especially appealed to this reviewers ears. If you've never heard of Para One, I highly suggest you check him out and drop him into the mix at your next hipster dance party.

Flume's self-titled, debut full-length released on Australian label, Future Classics, last fall made a huge splash. A dynamic album full of danceable hits as well as…

Make More Noise 048

Get down, all the way down, with this Make More Noise set from Sachi Subterranean. Featuring music from KXSC Fest, as well as a ticket giveaway to see Shlohmo and Nite Jewel. Originally aired live on 3/28/2013 on KXSC.org thanks to USC.

Make More Noise 048 by Orsosachisays on Mixcloud

Playlist
When The Night (feat. Jaw) - Para One
Holdin On - Flume
Falling - Haim
Heavenly Bodies - Tamaryn
In The Dark - Nite Jewel
Wen Uuu - Shlohmo
Timesup - NguzuNguzu
True Thrush - Dan Deacon
Natural - Clams Casino
Demon TO Lean On - Wavves
Goatman - Goat
Ghosts and Creatures - Telekinesis
Hey Moon - John Maus
Just Make It Stop - Low