Premiere: Blue Hawaii – "The Other Day" (Avalon Emerson Cybernetic Edit)

San Francisco-based electronic musician Avalon Emerson has produced a cybernetic edit of Blue Hawaii's "The Other Day", which we are stoked to premiere right here on The Bay Bridged today: The original track closes out Canadian duo Blue Hawaii’s Untogether, one of my favorite electronic albums from earlier this year. While the original is a tranquil and introspective choral dreamscape, Avalon Emerson’s edit injects the track with a pulsing dance rhythm and vocal samples such as "This is Chief Inspector Clouseau speaking” and “Gimme a beat." The result is a hypnotically danceable testament to late summer nights. Ms. Emerson explains [...]

Review & Photos: Purity Ring, Blue Hawaii @ The Independent, 4/16/13

Photos by Tim Draut Purity Ring and Blue Hawaii stunned the crowd at The Independent on Tuesday night during the second of two consecutive sold out shows at the venue. Blue Hawaii is accompanying their fellow Canadian male-female electronic act for a stretch of California dates between Purity Ring's two Coachella sets. The double bill is also playing a third SF show at Bottom of the Hill tonight. Blue Hawaii started playing around 8:40 as the crowd began to fill in. The duo was particularly adaptive to the vibe of the audience, announcing that they would start off slow and [...]

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Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302)

Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302) As discussed earlier today, we saw a ton of great bands at South by Southwest 2013. Here are fifteen SXSW discoveries from a number of genres. As you'll see, the first half of the mix (Side A, if you will) includes some of our favorite rock, punk and psych highlights from SXSW. The second half, by contrast, is all about electronic pop. We'd previously covered a few of these acts before, but we'll be watching all of them closely in the future. For more about these bands and all of [...]

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