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From the Sugarhill Gang to Smashing Pumpkins: The New LA Weekly Playlist is Live

From the Sugarhill Gang to Smashing Pumpkins: The 120th LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from Sol Rising, hip-hop from JJ Fad and Channel Tres, rock from the Smashing Pumpkins and Echo & the Bunnymen, soul from Diana Ross and so much more.

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From the Sugarhill Gang to Smashing Pumpkins

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In “Not Another DJ,” Sol Rising told us that, “I enjoy music that has experimental elements, live instruments, and/or ambient, cinematic composition. I feel this can be missing in a lot of mainstream electronic music that can sound generic and formulaic. In my music I want to touch the listener on a deeper/healing level that can help in their transformation whether it’s on their yoga mat or listening in their car. I try to bring a level of experimentation and a mix of ambient elements into my beats.”

Print star Channel Tres told us of his recent Coachella performance that, “It was really great because I remember going to Coachella in like 2016, just going with a friend, and it seemed so far-fetched to be on a stage like that and be performing there. I made a goal when I went in 2016 that I was going to be playing that festival one day. It was really nice to see something I thought about, dreamed of and worked for, come to fruition. I was very surprised at how many people showed up to my set. It was definitely a great experience. You can’t really tell how many people are a fan of you via social media, and just whenever I go out, a lot of people show up, so it’s always a great vibe to know that real life is still popping.”

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