Friends of Friends
Founded in 2009, Friends of Friends Music is a diverse network consisting of artists, record labels, DJs, radio stations, social media formats, music publications and many other outlets, focused on emerging talent. Based in Los Angeles, FoF connects acts and imprints like Shlohmo, Anticon, Daedelus, Salva, DJ /Rupture, Ernest Gonzales / Mexicans With Guns, Surefire Agency and many others from around the world. FoF focuses on modern culture, technology, and modes of social interaction to share a personal narrative that contextualizes an artistic vision. It comes down to the music and the people that contribute to its existence. Whether as fans, artists, or somewhere in between, the goal is to humanize music and how people experience it, no matter how electronic it sounds. Know your history and work towards the future.
Groundislava: Synth Symphonies and Digital Dreamscapes
Groundislava: Synth Symphonies and Digital Dreamscapes
The airy, minimalist sounds of Venice Beach-raised Groundislava, aka Jasper Patterson are laptop jams at their best.
The Innerspace Music of Anenon
The Innerspace Music of Anenon
The ethereal beats of Artbound's drone art video were made by Anenon, the cerebral music project by Brian Simon.
Beat Music Maestro Ernest Gonzales is Mexicans With Guns
Beat Music Maestro Ernest Gonzales is Mexicans With Guns
Ernest Gonzales has a hypenated state of mind. By day he's a middle school teacher, at night he's the electro maestro of Mexicans With Guns.
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