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Tycho Division Fall Tour

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TYCHO DIVISION FALL TOUR

09 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09 17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks w/ Lotus
09 18 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre * ^
09 19 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall ^
09 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection % ^
09 22 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore % ^
09 23 – Thorton, OH – Resonance
09 25 – St. Louis, MO – Murmation
09 27 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz # ^
09 28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse $ ^
09 29 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric $ ^
09 30 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory ^ ~
10 01 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls ^
10 02 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre ^ ~
10 04 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl ^ ~
10 16 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island

^ – Heathered Pearls
* – Christopher Willits
% – Com Truise
$ – William Tyler
# – Made of Oak
~ – Big Wild

Tickets on sale Friday, July 22nd

New Tycho Single: Division

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Tycho’s new track “Division” – the first new material since the release of Awake.

TYCHO 2016 TOUR DATES

JUL 02 – Chicago, IL – Mamby on the Beach
SEP 17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Lotus, El Ten Eleven)
SEP 22-24 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music & Arts Festival
SEP 24-25 – St. Louis, MO – Murmuration Festival
OCT 15-16 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival

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Premiere: Alek Fin & Galun Strannik EP

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STRANNIK is the collaboration between Los Angeles based producer ALEK FIN (Adam Finkel) and Moscow based producer GALUN (Sergei Galunenko). Their project is a testament to the digital age; where strangers from across the world can come together and create music they both believe in without ever being in the same room.

Available now on:

Bandcamp
Spotify
Apple Music

Colorcast OOO5: Tyler Derosier

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Our 5th installment of the ISO50 Colorcast Mix Series has been carefully put together by a kind northerner by the name of Tyler Derosier. We got a 2 hour boy this time around, just look at the tracklist below:

1. Dresvn – A2
2. Kyle Hall – Mysterious Lake
3. Warren Raww – Ross
4. 2 Bit Crew – Hoop Dreams
5. Terrence Pearce – Stroker
6. SVN & Porn Sword Tobacco – Fresh II
7. Moomin – Time Circle
8. Dorisburg – Irrbloss
9. D. Tiffany – Orange Crush (Plush Managements Mix)
10. Jupiter Jax – Armed for Peace
11. Royer – Window Sun
12. Jonas Palzer – Solid Liquid
13. Alvin Aronson – Mat
14. Royer – Facts
15. Studio OST – Bent Light
16. Chaos in the CBD – Digital Harmony
17. Heathered Pearls – Interior Architecture Software
18. Nas1 – Exit 12, 13
19. Frank & Tony – The Gales
20. Deep88 & Melchior Sultana – Days Go By
21. Jordan Blacksmith – Naja

ISO50 x TMT Hype Hotel SxSW Showcase

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– Show poster designed by Jansen Cumbie

ISO50 has paired up with the fine people at Hype Machine and Tiny Mix Tapes to bring you a solid day show for Mazda + Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel during SXSW. Featuring:

Leon Vynehall
D∆WN
Mumdance
Rabit
Jlin
Blanck Mass
Heathered Pearls
N.A.A.F.I crew

Check out the youtube playlist above to hear all the acts playing the day time show.

via Hype Machine

Full Stream: Tycho Remixes + DJ Dates

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Tycho Awake Remixes now available worldwide! Stream or buy album now.

1. Awake (Com Truise Remix)
2. Montana (Christopher Willits Remix)
3. L (Dusty Brown Remix)
4. Dye (Nitemoves Remix)
5. See (Beacon Remix)
6. Apogee (RJD2 Remix)
7. Spectre (Bibio Remix)
8. Plains (Baio Remix)
9. Montana (Few Nolder Remix)

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TYCHO. DJ SET. TOUR DATES.
02.10 Denver, CO @ Club Vinyl *
02.11 San Diego, CA @ Bang Bang *
02.12 Tucson, AZ @ Gem & Jam Festival
02.13 Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange LA * #
02.16 Miami, FL @ Bardot *
02.17 Washington, DC @ Flash *
02.18 Brooklyn, NY @ Output *
02.19 Chicago, IL @ The Mid *
02.20 Detroit, MI @ Populux *
03.04 San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom w/ Nitemoves, Dusty Brown
03.05 San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom w/ Few Nolder, Christopher Willits

* – w/ Nitemoves
# – w/ Autograf

Beacon Music Video By Bergquist

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Single #2! “IM U” by Beacon is out today, listen and watch the video by our very own Charles Bergquist.

Beacon 2016 North America Winter Tour

02.04 Chicago, IL SCHUBAS
02.05 Detroit, MI Majestic Cafe
02.06 Toronto, ON The Drake Hotel
02.10 Allston, MA Great Scott
02.11 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
02.12 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
02.13 Washington, DC Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
02.16 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5
02.17 New Orleans, LA Hi-Ho Lounge
02.18 Houston, TX Rudyard’s British Pub
02.19 Austin, TX Parish Austin
02.22 El Paso, TX The Lowbrow Palace
02.23 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
02.24 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
02.25 Los Angeles, CA Club Bahia
02.26 San Francisco, CA Noise Pop
02.27 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
02.28 Seattle, WA Nectar Lounge
03.01 Boise, ID Reef Boise
03.02 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
03.03 Denver, CO Lost Lake
03.04 Wichita, KS Barleycorn’s
03.05 St. Louis, MO 2720 Cherokee

All tickets available here

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Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett are unstoppable. The New York artists, collectively known as Beacon, have been on a productive hot streak since 2012, and their efforts continue to pay off. “When we weren’t writing,” Mullarney starts, “we hit the road and didn’t really look back. We toured the US five times since The Ways We Separate came out, building this project the old-fashioned way.” And Beacon’s natural, time-tested process has brought us Escapements, their sophomore album for Ghostly. “We went into this feeling liberated,” continues the singer/producer, and Gossett seems to echo his thought: “This record is in part our attempt to formulate what Beacon is going to look and sound like going forward.”

Escapements is about time, to put it simply, and all of the baggage it brings. The title is taken from clock mechanics; escapements are timekeeping regulators designed to transfer energy at a constant pace. “I was attracted to this concept because of the entropy it implies,” Mullarney explains. “Friction and changes in amplitude over time mean every escapement, no matter how well crafted, will lose its accuracy and effectively slow down time via its own decay.” This theme is delicately explored through Beacon’s music and lyrics, engaging ideas of pain and loss with a surreal palette. Whereas the duo’s debut was more streamlined and defined, Escapements thrives on an amorphous, free-flowing nature.

More than just a central concept, time manifests itself in these 11 songs quite literally, too. Take opener “IM U”, a slow-swelling cut of electronic pop that has knocked around in Beacon’s arsenal since the beginning. As Gossett puts it, “In its final form, ‘IM U’ is a track that has the history of the project embedded into it, an old idea filtered through years of growing interests and experience as songwriters.” His idea is reflected by the remarkable cover photo, a single shot taken by Caleb Charland in darkness for eight hours. “The arc of the star trails show the rotation of the earth,” Gossett points out. “I can’t imagine a better representation of time, process, and discovery. It’s how we wanted Escapements to sound.”

After the initial demos were written, Escapements was refined and recorded over the course of nine months at Beacon’s Brooklyn home studio and Gary’s Electric, where it was mixed by Al Carlson. Tycho drummer Rory O’Connor was brought in to perform, unleashing new energy onto the Beacon sound and helping expand it to unheard places. Which is another notable theme on the album. “I hope this record proves our restlessness and shows that we really aren’t content to have only one approach to creating music,” says Mullarney. “Every part of our process is linked to discovery.” And that meant trying out studio tricks and recording techniques on the fly, getting lost in the process until they came out the other side. Like on “Cure”, Escapements’ frenetic, breakbeat-inspired penultimate track. Mullarney explains: “There’s a moment where I was simply playing chords on the studio Wurlitzer and singing while the mic recorded the room. The idea was to escape the produced electronic music, just for a moment, and capture the energy in the room.”

Suffice it to say that Escapements tackles the difficulties of a sophomore album by ignoring their existence altogether—this is a record truly free of constraint and expectations. But because it’s still a Beacon album, the duo’s identity continues to shine through. Mullarney’s voice sounds full and confident, even as it floats weightlessly over limber dancefloor constructions in songs like “Backbone” and “Better or Worse”. It’s a precise balance, and yet feels wholly organic. “When you don’t give yourself a specific place to land you never really miss,” Gossett adds. “We just tried to trust ourselves and not put limitations on what this record was supposed to be. In that sense, it’s exactly the record we were meant to make.”