Shaky Beats Artist: Little Dragon

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Cryptic, hypnotic,
Layered hooks and melodies,
Dreamy, strong vocals

Our “Haiku Review” of Little Dragon’s long-awaited album, Season High, pretty much sums it up.

From classic video game sounds to mystical dreamscapes, from upbeat tribal dance grooves to spaced out zones, there is unexpected and unimagined magic within each track.

“We want to exist in our own bubble where we can stay curious about sounds. The magic feeling that sounds can sprinkle over any boring day is what got us all hooked. That feeling of escapism …” shared singer and songwriter Yukimi Nagano while discussing the process behind the recording of Season High.

This is the first new music from the Grammy-nominated electro-pop band since they released their acclaimed 2014 album, Nabuma Rubberband. While the album has been out for a few weeks now, it comes just before their scheduled performance at this year’s Shaky Beats Music Festival in Atlanta, GA, this weekend.

The second annual Shaky Beats Music Festival will be taking place in Centennial Olympic Park and boasts a line-up that includes The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, GRiZ, Bonobo, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, Galantis, RL Grime, Gramatik, and of course, Little Dragon.

Over the course of three days, three stages will light up the heart of downtown Atlanta with an array of today’s best and most popular EDM acts. The party will continue both Friday and Saturday nights with Shaky Beats Late Night Shows.

Don’t miss Little Dragon’s Shaky Beats set at 5:40PM EST this Sunday (5/7) on the Peachtree Stage and their late night show on Saturday w/ Abjo at The Masquerade – Heaven, 11:00pm Doors/ 11:30pm Show. Tickets are still available!

It all started when a much younger Jackie dove into her parents’ record collection, grabbed that trippy Magical Mystery Tour album, and played “Strawberry Fields” over and over again until it was engrained into her soul. She grew up on the dreams and stories of Simon and Garfunkel, “Bleeker Street” being one of her favorites, the seduction of The Doors, Van Morrison, because “Brown Eyed Girl” is definitely her song, and the likes of Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Jimi Hendrix…you get the picture. It may not show on the outside, but Jackie has a hippie heart, and that reflects in her musical tastes today. While some of her favorites may or may not be jam bands, her taste in music feeds into many genres. From alternative, Brit, and indie rock - OK, maybe all rock - to pop, to rap, to electronic, she loves it all. As a northerner, she thought she would never understand country until she found herself on a Georgia farm in cowboy boots watching Luke Bryan shake it for her- yeah, she got that. She is a chronic wanderluster, she doesn't believe in guilty pleasures, enjoys a great Moscow Mule, and is an absolute music festival fanatic- you’ll find her wherever the music takes her.

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