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Breaking Waves: Pantheon 2022, vol 2. – Exploring Days 1-2
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Breaking Waves: Pantheon 2022, vol 2. – Exploring Days 1-2

Since we covered "Day 0" in an earlier edition of "Breaking Waves", this volume will focus on cataloguing the many artists featured throughout the rest of the historic weekend that is Pantheon 2022. In that earlier volume, you will also find information about the promoters--Soul Food Music Collective, vibe.digital, and Human Error--as well as an exclusive interview with YAMA. Find "Breaking Waves: Pantheon, volume 1" here, if you need to catch yourself up to speed. If you're ready, go ahead and read on to learn more about Days 1-2 of the festival. Pantheon 2022: The Main Festival North America's first-ever wave festival, Pantheon 2022, was initially announced on August 22nd, but earlier this week, promoters announced the official day-by-day lineup, including ma...
Breaking Waves: Pantheon 2022, vol 1. – Day 0 + more!
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Breaking Waves: Pantheon 2022, vol 1. – Day 0 + more!

Listen up, folks: we are but a mere day away from North America’s biggest wave music festival (ever!): Pantheon 2022. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, or if you find yourself a bit overwhelmed by it all, then this special Pantheon edition of Breaking Waves is just for you!  In this first volume, we are going to check out some of what the promoters have been up to in preparation of this event, and do a quick dive into the artists featured on "Day 0." We will cover the 30-odd artists playing through the rest of the weekend in a subsequent edition. Stay tuned! So... Pantheon? Like in Greece? No–in Seattle, WA. This 'Pantheon' is a three-day wave music event spearheaded by prominent US-based figures–Djedi of vibe.digital, RamonPang of Soul Food Musi...
Breaking Waves: ‘On Ephemeral Wings’ is the latest EP I can’t live ‘w/out’! [review]
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Breaking Waves: ‘On Ephemeral Wings’ is the latest EP I can’t live ‘w/out’! [review]

Seldom does an artist make such an impression on me that their release dates get written on my literal calendar... and I will openly confess that I wrote down the release date for On Ephemeral Wings as soon as w/out announced it. There wasn't a chance in hell I was going to miss this one, and I made it my mission to ensure that you wouldn't miss out, either. Even if electronic music isn't your usual cup of tea, you should make an exception for this EP. Read on to find out why. On Ephemeral Wings by w/out, now streaming everywhere. On Ephemeral Wings by w/out is a 6-track EP released by Perfectly Imperfect on November 17th, 2022. In anticipation of its release, the artist teased audiences of what's to come with two singles: "Cloud Angels" and "Feeling of The Win...
Breaking Waves: On Finding My ‘True North’ – I Didn’t Need a Compass, Just Nick Neutronz & his New Track, “North Node!” [Interview]
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Breaking Waves: On Finding My ‘True North’ – I Didn’t Need a Compass, Just Nick Neutronz & his New Track, “North Node!” [Interview]

"I describe wave to people who are new to it by explaining that wave music all exists in the same science fiction / fantasy universe, and isn't married to a tempo or drum pattern [...]"- Nick Neutronz Sometimes we come across a track that hits us and it sticks with us for well over a week. One that keeps you up at night. Recently, for me, that was “North Node” by Nick Neutronz. Check it out on SoundCloud, below: https://soundcloud.com/nickneutronz/north-node?si=e14d1dfbf0474d0cacff87c818fce16c&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing I kept finding myself drawn to long walks, to meditating in the woods, to these massive, lingering moments of pondering... all because of this track. Sometimes even instead of writing, I had to p...
Breaking Waves: M!NGO & “Faded”, SoundCloud Surprises [interview]
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Breaking Waves: M!NGO & “Faded”, SoundCloud Surprises [interview]

"...Wave, to me, is a huge community of people that all love sounds..."-M!NGO, 2022 You ever thank an artist for releasing something? Yes? No? --Well, that was me with M!NGO this week. We’ve hit the midway point in our #gothgirlsummer and ya’ll, let me tell you, I was really thinking I wasn’t going to make it.   At least, that’s what I would tell you if you had asked me earlier this week how I was doing. I’m still melting- and life is still chaos- But, then-- I got a little notification that Mr. M!NGO put together a playlist of “THINGS U MAY HAVE MISSED” on SoundCloud and it turned my whole week around. https://soundcloud.com/jmingo/sets/things-u-may-have-missed That’s not all– If you checked Spotify this week, you’ll notice that he graced u...
Breaking Waves: Fyoomz & “Invisible Touch”
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Breaking Waves: Fyoomz & “Invisible Touch”

"Wave exists in the collective subconscious of every avid electronic music fan. People who take an active interest in Wave are among those same fans, except they’re awake." — Donald // Fyoomz 🌊🌊🌊 (@fyoomz) April 12, 2022 Twitter It was my lucky day on Tuesday. When I woke up, I felt well enough to write, AND I found a new Fyoomz drop--all at once!! Let me tell you—“Invisible Touch” is a whole vibe. It kept me going literally all day. You should check it out, especially if you need an intense pick-me-up. It's all that and more. https://open.spotify.com/album/2F0YZkPricVTNeeBYydGd3 https://twitter.com/fyoomz/status/1534179687089557505 Describing the track on SoundCloud, Fyoomz says, “This is my take on a classic trance tune from Bobina and Ferry Cor...
RRGH Vol 4: Celebrating Women & Femmes in Music
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RRGH Vol 4: Celebrating Women & Femmes in Music

My dear readers, it's time for me be completely honest with you: It's a bit embarrassing to admit this, but when it came to International Women's Month, I froze. I thought I'd be able to put together a piece celebrating women & femmes in music in no time, but here we are. In May. Don't get me wrong--I immediately had an idea as to who I wanted to write about. Like, when I asked myself, "OK, Women's Month-- woohoo! Time to write. Best chick in music right now, go." I did have a name pop up in my head. But it felt too easy. Too immediate. So, I sat with that thought for a moment. "Why did my mind immediately jump to her?" Because her music is bomb, of course. There was no lie there. She wasn't a cop-out. I absolutely wanted to celebrate her during women's month, ...
Breaking Waves: Just Connor & “Hyperstrike”
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Breaking Waves: Just Connor & “Hyperstrike”

Considering it has been almost exactly a year to the day since I first spoke with Just Connor about his music, I think it's only right to do this first issue of Breaking Waves about him... Especially since today is the day that the first Just Connor track of 2022 drops! Please go ahead and stream "Hyperstrike"-- I promise you, it will send you on a gorgeous sonic journey. It's what I've had on repeat all morning. By the time you reach the second drop, you will realize that no one does wave music quite like JC. That's what I realized a year ago, and have realized time and time again, on my "journey through wave". I say it like that because that's what this has felt like--a journey. Ever since that first conversation with JC, it has felt like I've been on a journey to discover w...
Happy 4/20… AKA Deadcrow Release Day! Stream “Solar” for Some Premio Vibes & Seriously Good Times.
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Happy 4/20… AKA Deadcrow Release Day! Stream “Solar” for Some Premio Vibes & Seriously Good Times.

If you're looking to explore new heights today, may I direct you to the perfect soundtrack? Deadcrow just released his newest track, "Solar", and it is simply fantastic. Check it out and get yourself ready for one hell of a ride and some out-of-this-world vibes. "Solar" on YouTube via UKF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kfsu6quoXE This track is one of those IDs that was always a favorite of mine (I lost my absolute shit hearing it live at Liquid Ritual's "conference" in London just a couple weeks ago-- but more on that later), and yet I never exactly knew what song it was... And now I finally--finally--can hear it in full. And it has been on loop. I just keep going back to it; I can't help it. Meet Deadcrow, the Wave Artist Taking Ove...
[Interview]: Bandcamp Friday, The Wave Community, and… Halo? A Chat With The UK’s ‘Lo-Fi-Wave’ Producer, Seraph.
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[Interview]: Bandcamp Friday, The Wave Community, and… Halo? A Chat With The UK’s ‘Lo-Fi-Wave’ Producer, Seraph.

We got another BandCamp Friday gift: one of my favorite producers, Seraph., dropped a new track, "Virmire", today! In honor of this surprise, we decided to sit down and have a little chat about the state of the scene, what's next for this UK-based producer, and more. Stream "Virmire", on BandCamp, below, and read on to learn more about Seraph. Vermire by Seraph To get us started, would you please tell us just a little bit about yourself? And, if you don’t mind my asking--where did the moniker "Seraph." come from? Sure thing! My name is James. I’m a 24-year-old Music Producer from the Northeast of the UK, and I like to make sad music with even sadder guitar melodies. As for where I got the “Seraph” alias from, it’s kind of a nerdy story [laughs]. I g...