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Cruise to Coachella with This Playlist of 48 Artists Worth Seeing at the Festival!

April 10, 2017

Road trips are great and all, but when it comes to Coachella, we really have the mindset of just get me there already, right?

But unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work that way, and sometimes we are stuck cruisin’ for hours to get to the coveted Coachella Valley desert area.

That said, what gets us more amped for the festival than a little taste of what’s to come over the next few days? Well, clearly not traffic! Forget about your traveling woes and scroll to the bottom of the post for a playlist of the 48 artists skyelyfe encourages you to see. IMHO, if you miss Gucci Mane, Shura, Classixx or ScHoolboy Q, why did you even bother showing up?!

But regardless of who you watch, if you’re feeling reminiscent about last year’s festival, listen to my must-see playlist from Coachella 2016. And above all else, safe travels!



Cavaliers of Fun, MØ, Classixx & 17 More Artists: New Music Monday!

May 16, 2016

Cavaliers-of-fun-skyelyfeYour guess is as good as mine when it comes to the meaning behind Cavaliers of Fun‘s interesting selection of songs – but like their name suggests, they are, indeed, fun.

They just released their debut album Astral Division and the title track has been playing in my car on repeat. Their Facebook page refers to their music as “space electropop,” and their hometown is listed as “a distant galaxy.” Works for me!

COF are just one of the 20 artists featured in this week’s New Music Monday playlist.  has a lovely new track “Final Song,” while Classixx is back at it with “I Feel Numb,” featuring Alex Frankel.

Kygo released his long-awaited debut album Cloud Nine, so I’ve included “Raging,” featuring Kodaline. We’ve also got some new material from One Republic, Ladyhawke, MNEK, Paperwhite and CHVRCHES.

Click through the playlist below for the full set of songs – and as an added bonus, keep scrolling for a new music video for the song “Rebel Heart,” by The Shelters. The song was co-produced by Tom Petty and the video was co-directed by his daughter Adria.



Fire Up Your February with 15 New Tracks: St. Lucia, Mt. Si, Betablock3r & More!

February 1, 2016

St_Lucia_skyelyfeHappy February, everyone!

It’s the month of the Grammy Awards, so an especially good time for music lovers to celebrate their passion!

St. Lucia just launched their latest album Matter, which has received glowing reviews. My favorite song from their new selection is “The Winds of Change,” so I’ve included that on this week’s New Music Monday playlist. I am also totally enamored with W. Darling‘s “Dizzy.” You may most recognize her name from being featured on Bassnectar‘s “You and Me.” And if you are a fan of Classixx, Superhumanoids and/or Kisses, you are sure to enjoy “Either/Or,” the marvelously melodic track from Mt. Si, a joint effort from the aforementioned groups’ members Michael David, Sarah Chernoff and Jesse Kivel (respectively).

Click on the playlist below for 15 new songs, which also include a little disco dance from Me & My Toothbrush, some major melodic chill from Wet (who just released their debut full-length album Don’t You) and some upbeat electro from Amtrac:



Something to Be Grateful for This Week? 26 New Songs! Check ‘Em Out Here

November 23, 2015

Classixx_skyelyfeWith Thanksgiving this week, of course it’s a time to appreciate friends, family and career – but we can also celebrate by being grateful for even the little things, like great new music!

I’ve come up with 26 new tunes for your listening enjoyment, so whether you’re baking pumpkin pie in the kitchen or tidying up loose ends at work before going on a few-day vacation, you’ll have a soundtrack full of fresh tracks to get through the week.

Click on the playlist below for some excellent material, including Classixx, Krayzie Bone, Erik Hassle, G-Eazy, SomeKindaWonderful, AronChupa, Savoy, Sofi de la Torre and Basecamp!



Classixx, Touch Sensitive, Cyril Hahn Among Artists Who Appeared at Rhonda’s Future Classic Night in Downtown L.A.

October 26, 2015

Rhonda_skyelyfe_2Rhonda is always one of the most lively and engaging music events, and this past Friday was no exception.

Classixx (my favorite), Touch Sensitive, Cyril Hahn, Basenji and Sophie were among the handful of fantastic acts from Australia’s popular Future Classic label to hit up the famed disco party as part of the FC x USA Tour.

Held at the spacious Belasco Theater in Downtown L.A. for hundreds of partygoers, three full rooms were devoted to playing some of the most well-mixed house music I have heard in a while.Rhonda_skyelyfe_3

Missed these folks at their L.A. stop? They have upcoming shows in New York and San Francisco as well. And if you haven’t had the pleasure of making it out to experience one of Rhonda’s incredible nights, Oct. 30th is your chance in L.A. at the newly renovated Globe Theatre for Death Becomes Her night, featuring a DJ set by another favorite, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, among many others. If you’re in SF, Mezzanine is hosting the same event, but on Halloween night.