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Seraph. and w/out Unite on Intricately Emotional New Song, “Ache”
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Seraph. and w/out Unite on Intricately Emotional New Song, “Ache”

Two brilliant electronic music producers, Seraph. and w/out, teamed up on an intricate and emotional new song, “Ache”. This fresh wavy release serves as the second single off of Seraph.’s upcoming EP, Memento. The EP’s first tender single, “Pulse,” dropped earlier this summer. For fans of sophisticated and melodic electronic music, August 31st is the date you need to remember, as that’s the day that Memento is due out in full via The Tabula Rasa Record Company.  As for "Ache", this is a powerful song that can evoke a strong emotional response no matter how many times you hear it. At the heart of the song is this complicated, nostalgic feeling. We recommend that you take some time to find a quiet space listen to this track so you can feel it for yourself-- "Ache" i...
Wave Nation: ADE 2023 Lineup Announced
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Wave Nation: ADE 2023 Lineup Announced

Welcome to Wave Nation: Amsterdam, the 2nd annual wave music event presented during ADE--this year, featuring artists like Skeler, REMNANT.exe, and more. Read on to find all the need-to-know details about the show, and why this one's particularly special to us here at MendoWerks. If you are planning on heading to the Amsterdam Dance Event in 2023, trust us when we say that this is the show to add to your schedule if you want to understand what's hot in underground electronic music right now. Buyer beware-- the first two ticket tiers are already sold out! Wave Nation: ADE lineup, featuring Skeler, REMNANT.exe, and... Welcome to Wave Nation: Amsterdam, the 2nd annual wave music event presented during ADE by some familiar faces. This year, the wave scene is hosted by Wave...
Meet mvrina, the Wave Artist Whose Music We’ve Been ‘searching’ For. [exclusive interview]
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Meet mvrina, the Wave Artist Whose Music We’ve Been ‘searching’ For. [exclusive interview]

"Wave, to me, is about expressing yourself and showing a different, emotional side of yourself that most people wouldn’t usually see."-mvrina In this issue of "Breaking Waves," we connected with North Carolina-based wave artist, mvrina, to chat about her music, what it's like to be a working artist, birthday traditions, and more. mvrina is someone we've been keeping our eye on for a while now, and we're so excited to have gotten a chance to chat with her! To refresh your memory, mvrina is one of the artists featured in this list of some of the best music that's been coming from the wave scene lately. In particular, the music that she makes has a certain gentleness to it that we just can't get enough of. It's perfect for the times where you need to take a deep breath and be a littl...
Trust Us, “What U Want” is to Get to Know shxde & Ivoryghost. [exclusive interview]
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Trust Us, “What U Want” is to Get to Know shxde & Ivoryghost. [exclusive interview]

Have you ever seen a song announcement on social media, and had to scroll back up to read it again, just to make sure you read it right?--to make sure that you weren't dreaming? Well, that was us when shxde and Ivoryghost teased "What U Want" for the first time. For us, there was a genuine moment of shock involved in that reveal-- because in our case, "What U Want" is exactly what we wanted. Even better, we got to connect with both producers for a quick chat about the collaboration, what brought them together for it, and more. Read on for details. Listen to shxde x Ivoryghost - "What U Want" on Spotify: This is one of those songs where you will get sucked in within seconds, but will want to hang on through to the very last beat. While you listen, you're going to get hit with...
10 Wave Songs to Listen To Right Now
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10 Wave Songs to Listen To Right Now

So, it appears that we've abandoned the monthly format we once used for these "Wave Wrapped" posts after approximately two months... whoops-- But, hey-- good news! That just means that now we get to introduce you to double the songs as we usually do while we catch you up on all the hidden gems coming from the wave scene lately. Given all of the recent big news--the compilations, the tours, the festival appearances, and what-have-you--it's easy to miss some really great songs. So let's dive in! 10 Wave Songs to Add to Your Library: If you like gentle, delicate wave music that's going to transport you to a dreamlike, yet restorative place… then check out: mvrina – “dreams of u” If you like hugely emotional music that ends in a much different place than i...
Nick Neutronz Experiments With Two-Sided Single, ‘IDRIVE // AASMR’
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Nick Neutronz Experiments With Two-Sided Single, ‘IDRIVE // AASMR’

Legendary underground music producer, Nick Neutronz, is back at it again with his newest release, a two-sided experiment, IDRIVE // AASMR. Drawing influence from both phonk and wave this time, Neutronz created something that's dark, sexy, and even a bit magical. Don't miss out. Stream IDRIVE // AASMR by Nick Neutronz on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1F89Q2prvnAzlM66c979Zx?si=_9aRJ3ypQcOk4FnEU-INHg This new single sees Nick Neutronz putting a fresh spin on two different genres within one release. The A-side, "IDRIVE," channels more of a groovy, nostalgic phonk sound, whereas the B-side, "AASMR," leans more wavy and melodic. While you can notice the shift from one song into the next, the two songs do end up blending together into one well-curated piece, if y...
OMF20xx: Odyssey Music Festival 2023 Lineup Unveiled
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OMF20xx: Odyssey Music Festival 2023 Lineup Unveiled

Odyssey Music Festival, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, has unveiled its 2023 lineup at last. Home to The Wave Stage's very own festival stage, OMF20xx has been on our radar for quite some time, as it is one of the only festivals with a space reserved for wave music. Last year, The Wave Stage hosted brilliant artists like barnacle boi and deadcrow at OMF20XX-- Let's see what they have in store for us this time around. Odyssey Music Festival 2023: the full lineup OMF20xx: the details The need-to-know about Odyssey Music Festival 2023 is: This festival takes place on Saturday, July 29th, starting at 2PM. The location for OMF20xx is Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. This festival has three different stages--the Rawsome stage, The Odyssey Stage...
Post-Pantheon Flashback: an interview with Yama of Human Error//
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Post-Pantheon Flashback: an interview with Yama of Human Error//

Earlier this year, we reconnected with Yama from Human Error// for an interview about how things were going after the massive North American wave festival, Pantheon, wrapped up. Read on to learn more about what 2023 has in store for this talented force from the wave scene. If you're curious about where Yama's head was at before the festival, read this pre-festival interview. While you read, check out his most recent release, "Datashard," a collaboration with REMNANT.exe: https://open.spotify.com/album/1SIIwEzyW41GTEtnIs0iDk?si=2ZncnAT2SEulijCiu_d5KQ A post-Pantheon chat with Yama: A warm welcome back to YAMA, our OG Pantheon liaison. It's been a while - how are you doing? And how are you feeling now that Pantheon 2022 has passed? Yama: I’m doing great. Movin...
Wave Wrapped: March 2023
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Wave Wrapped: March 2023

We're back again for another edition of 'Breaking Waves: Wave Wrapped'--this time, we're bringing you some awesome wave music you might've missed from last month, March 2023. Last month was crazy for wave--Skeler finally dropped both editions of his incredible "N i g h t D r i v e" projects; the massive US-based "wave tour" (featuring Skeler, barnacle boi, and Brothel), brought to us by vibe.digital and kompass music group, was announced. Wave artists vowl., Kareful, and hyperforms--as well as father of wave music, Plastician--were featured at Belgium's Rampage festival as well, thanks to the efforts of the folks at Liquid Ritual...among other cool feats. Sit back and reminisce with me--and let's talk about some cool wavy releases that we may have missed along the way. Wav...
National Library Week: A Celebration of Books Through Music
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National Library Week: A Celebration of Books Through Music

It’s National Library Week here in the United States, and this year’s theme is “There’s More to the Story.” This is definitely fitting (for our purposes, at least), especially given the fact that this article is not only about libraries themselves... but also about music related to stories or literature in some way. Before we get to all that, we need to set the record straight: libraries are awesome. While COVID may have had a tremendous impact on library systems due to closures and low foot traffic, and many people consider libraries to be ‘dead’... They aren't. But they do need your help. And honestly, you probably need your library more than you think, too. "What do I need a library for? I have my cellphone/the Internet/whatever." Listen—I get it. I love my han...