June 23rd, 2012
It is impossible to live in Portland and not be addicted to coffee, the constant rain makes it nigh impossible to wake up in the morning, you never want to get out of bed… Coffee is essential and this would typically not be a problem except that we here at everlasting cannot help but constantly falling in love with uncomfortably attractive hipster baristas*.You see, we need coffee and even though we are paying for it, it’s like they are fulfilling our deepest needs at that very moment. And so our desire to stay awake and those cute eyes befuddle our emotions. When we see those interesting tattoos on their pale skin, and that piping hot medium Americano in those cute little hands everything feels right with the world.
Purity Ring effortlessly churns out the soundtracks to our 5 minute deep crushes that constantly form in Portland’s cafés. It only takes an instant to paint a vivid picture of her craft brew sippin’, art lovin’, nature lovin’ life. And part of it involves her donning a 1950’s inspired black dress with deep red lipstick and crooning out Odebear while her chill college friend cranks out cultish beats in the background. And now every time we hear Loftcries we think of the $2.55 we dropped for an imaginary affair.
*No baristas were harmed in making this post
Purity Ring – Lofticries
June 17th, 2012
Shy fx has always been on the radar here at Everlasting Awesomeness. It happens that we are avid fans of UK dance music, we’ve always had some insight into the musical creations of Shy Fx – But, after some intense historical analysis, we’ve decided to repremand ourselves for not posting Shy Fx throughout the entirety of our existence. No, Shy Fx is not emerging, he’s not new, and if you do your homework you’re probably laughing cause you have his discography and are pointing at us in the face for posting stuff you’ve listened to 300 times in the car on the ride back from work. Sadly, it took a few friends needing advice on which shows to see at edc this year for me to realize we’ve never actually posted Shy Fx. WAIT WHAT? Yes. It’s that bad.
So if we see you in the street and you slap us in the face and ask us why we were so late in posting, we will gladly take it, apologize and buy you a drink, (and maybe try to seduce you…) Reggae infused drum n’ bass is exactly the musical intersection you’ll encounter with Shy Fx. Fast, fluid, energetic drum n’ bass that is incredibly easy to get down to. We’ve also posted a moombahton remix of Original Nuttah by (your) Boyfriend.
Shy Fx – Everyday (original)
Wiley Feat. Emeli Sande – Never Be Your Woman (Shy FX Remix)
Shy Fx & T Power – Feelings
June 5th, 2012
Detroit’s annual electronic music festival was nothing short of fantastic this year. The incredible lineup of international house/techno dj’s was impressively amazing, placing demf as a festival to be reckoned with and highlighting detroit as major spot on the world map of edm, it is the birthplace of techno for what it’s worth.
Movement has gained unparalleled notoriety and prestige over the years. Through careful planning they have gained a reputation for always bringing amazing performances to detroit, purely electronic in every way. At most festivals, you’re bound to find the same 5 to 10 headliners playing every night, movement has it right. David Guetta had expressed interest in playing at this year’s festival, but the organizers turned him down. Detroit FTW.
The festival was surely a good time, while we love electronic heavyweights, there was no shortage of talent at all stages throughout the 3 day event. Even more exceptional were the vast array of local and underground artists which were a pleasant surprise. As far as my favorite performances over the 3 day weekend, I’d have to choose Seth Troxler & Guy Gerber, Nic Fanciulli, Rick Wilhite, DJ Sneak, and FaltyDL. We’d love to hear your favorites, leave a comment and let us know.
The culture was vibrant, several detroit artists had public exhibitions and art installations. Fans (over 100k) were raging harder than ever. Whether you were jamming out at the Red Bull stage or grooving at the incredible beatport stage (our favorite), the festival was surely a groovy electric time. Lots of energy, lots of love. Detroit culture at it’s finest.