Interview: Little Daylight remix their way to success

Three friends bond over a shared love of electronic music and decide to start a band — a common-enough origin story. But for Brooklyn’s Little Daylight, success began to trickle in before playing even one show. While working on songs, Nikki Taylor, Matt Lewkowicz and Eric Zeiler decided they wanted to remix other artists — no matter that they knew no established musicians, and had only one demo to their name to illustrate their talents. First on the list was Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, who’d just completed a new uplifting folk track, “Man on Fire.” “They were willing to [...]

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Review & Videos: Bastille, Nightmare and the Cat, Little Daylight @ Great American Music Hall, 9/19/13

For their first show of their previous tour in the U.S., England’s much hyped Bastille arrived in San Francisco with vocalist-band leader Dan Smith suffering with the flu. An in-store performance at Amoeba Records was cancelled so Smith could save his voice for that night’s show at Popscene. It didn’t help. Smith’s voice cracked two songs in, and the apologies began, before and after each song of an abbreviated set. While he didn’t sound bad, he appeared tired and in pain, and his band mates surrounded him, as if protecting him from germs floating around Rickshaw Stop. Or, as Smith [...]

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