Barrett Hoffer

Barrett Hoffer

With a diverse & extensive background of musical exposure & education; this PA-based contributor combines passion with intellect to both entertain & educate.

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A Beautiful Orchestration ~ Above & Beyond in Philadelphia

Last night I got to check something off of my bucket list. Last night was my first time to see an Above & Beyond live performance. I know this may come as a shock to some of...

Above & Beyond ~ Coming to a city near you

In the world of dance music, there are some names which are recognized everywhere. I feel one of those names is Above & Beyond. This is a group that has stood the test of...

Rezz ~ She came, She played, She took my breath away

Alright, now I normally don't do this, but I find myself in a situation where I have a moral obligation to say something, simply due to how enjoyable this show was. Yes. This is...

Mass Manipulation ~ Rezz’s album & world tour

I'm not quite sure what it is, but this time of year is jam packed with really good shows. Each weekend closer to the holidays has better and better options of how to spend your...

GLD’s ‘Simple’ remix is fit for your E.O.T.Y. party

Friends, family, loved ones, and being home. That's what this time of year reminds us of. It's fair to say that music can remind us of people & places as well. Speaking of...

Remniqe brings the darkness with ‘MouthFeel’

Right in time for all of the ‘End Of The Year’ parties, New York City underground veteran, Remniqe, debuts his latest track, ‘MouthFeel’. Released on Prescribed Music...

BASSgiving ~ Friends, Bass, & Free Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time. The fall colors are in the trees, the weather requires jackets and coats, crisp coolness in the air, the smell of turkey gravy & mashed...

NOVA Recap ~ RL Grime finishes tour, still no album

After months of traveling, playing shows, late night parties, and epic unreleased music, RL Grime’s NOVA Tour has finally come to an end. With Graves, Kittens, GTA, and Jai Wolf...

EKALI’s ‘Babylon Tour’ ~ Don’t Sleep On This

Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Nathan Shaw (better known as EKALI) is a name you should be familiar with if you're not already. Not too familiar? Kind of rings a bell? Let me...

RL Grime Teases New Album with NOVA Tour

Years ago, those with an ear in the underground became quickly familiar with a man notorious for his remixes and bootlegs. That man is RL Grime. To date, RL has graced us with...

White boy’s got the rhythm ~ Boogie T drops new EP

Do you enjoy feelin’ the funk? Gettin' in the groove? Sharin’ the soul? Dancin’ to the dub? Yeah, myself as well. Today I wanna share some tunes with you to add to your...

GRiZ ~ Nothing like a little unprotected sax

Weekend not here fast enough? Cold weather and short daylight hours got you down? Fret not. I have something to help, and you won't have to wait til the weekend for it. What do...

Monikkr Releases ‘Come Correct’ on Kaleidoscope Records

The New York underground is full of talent. The vast and diverse spectrum it spans can be overwhelming to a new comer at times. Allow me to give you a good place to start...

Behind the scenes at Lost Lands Festival – Getting weird with Funtcase

Hailing from Bournemouth, UK, Funtcase (the man behind the mask, James Hazell), came out to Ohio to throw down at Lost Lands Festival. As stacked as the festival lineup was, this...

Behind the scenes at Lost Lands Festival – Getting weird with Cookie Monsta

Lost Lands Festival was one helluva weekend. During our time there, we were able to sit down and chat with a few artists -  Cookie Monsta being one. Im sure the majority of you...
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