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Henry Wolfe: Encino
Three years have brought out a weathered yet spirited side of Henry Wolfe. While the musician's debut LP Linda Vista (2011) was straightforward, almost too gentle even, with its conventional instrumentation and approach, the two original songs on...
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Kalimist K Boog Gives Funk a Modern Facelift
The words "hip-hop," "funk" and " Tel Aviv" usually aren't uttered in the same sentence, but one musician is making sure it will soon become commonplace. Daniel Kalimist has been flying under the radar for some time, DJing at local venues like Pasaz...
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Desmond & The Tutus: Enjoy Yourself
Home to rich diversity, a troubled yet storied past and the arguable center of African art and design, South Africa is a hotbed for creativity—from experimental electronic production duos to thriving design conferences with a global reach. Though...
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Aphex Twin: Syro 13 years since his last album Drukqs, contemporary electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin officially released the new full-length Syro to the world this week. While the electronic music scene has significantly changed (making its way...
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Kilo Kish: Locket The imitable and charming Kilo Kish has returned with "Locket," off her Kitsuné-released Across EP. In her trademark dreamy style, Kish offers a chilled out track—her vocals floating atop the slowed-down beat. To match the song...
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Holly Cole Trio: Losing My Mind (Virgin Magnetic Material Feel The Wind Edit) Virgin Magnetic Material remixes—or perhaps more accurately "reinterprets"—works from classic artists such as Led Zeppelin and David Bowie into completely new experiences...
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Tensnake and Jacques Lu Cont: Feel Of Love (feat. Jamie Lidell) Sex sells for the obvious reasons, but it can also be funny. Tensnake and Jacques Lu Cont's hilarious new video for "Feel Of Love"—a standout track from the German producer's latest...
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Polygrains: Now I Know Armed with a staunch endorsement from Larry Gus (a part of the DFA family) is fellow Greek singer and producer Polygrains. His single "Now I Know" is a fresh downtempo electronic tune; his jazz training shows through his choice...
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GODMODE + Shamir Bailey: Northtown
"I moved here for the music," says Nick Sylvester, who's been living in Brooklyn since graduating from Harvard a decade ago. A former music editor and comedy writer for The Colbert Report, Sylvester has been part of the music industry for years...
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Neil Young: A Letter Home As the Guardian's Alexis Petridis points out, it's odd that Neil Young—creator of the ultra-high resolution music player Pono—would release an album like A Letter Home—a crackling, distorted, "retro-tech" LP recorded in...
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The Album Art of Leif Podhajský
In Leif Podhajský’s studio (an old converted stable in Shoreditch, East London) there is a shelf filled with albums that he’s designed; their colorful spines lined up one after the other. Designed by mixing digital images with painted textures and...
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Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock: It Takes Two Last weekend the music world lost two influential members: Chicago house producer DJ Rashad passed on Saturday, while Sunday saw the death of hip-hop's Rodney "Skip" Bryce, better known as DJ E-Z Rock and one...
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Bora Yoon: Sunken Cathedral
Chicago-raised, NYC-based composer (and professional soprano) Bora Yoon has the uncanny ability to blend recorded samples that depict everyday life—her mother's voicemails, Bible pages, aluminum cans, loose change—with the dreamiest and holiest of...
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Interview: Sean Lennon, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
The sophomore release from Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl—together The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger—lays eccentric flourishes on top of swirling depths of kinetic psychedelic rock. Lennon's airy vocals are perfectly bolstered by Kemp Muhl's...
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Interview: Museum of Love
While the much-loved LCD Soundsystem disbanded in 2011, drummer Pat Mahoney has hardly remained idle. In fact, the DFA veteran has literally become even more more vocal in his new collaboration with longtime friend Dennis "Jee Day" McNany (founder...
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Todd Terje: It's Album Time Next week dance fans will finally be able to get their hands on the highly anticipated debut album from the self-dubbed "remaster of the universe," Todd Terje. The aptly titled LP, It's Album Time, arrives 10 years after...
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Kishi Bashi: Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! The imitable Kishi Bashi (aka K Ishibashi) has created yet another delightful pop song with "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" Set to appear on his upcoming album Lighght (out 13 May...
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3'Hi NYC + LON Berlin-based 3'Hi is bringing their "sweaty dance floor" vibes to New York and London this spring and, for a hint at what's to come, check out their promo video montage culled straight from footage of gyrating party-goers in the...
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Big Boi feat. Phantogram and Sade: CPU 2.0 2014 may well be the year of OutKast. The "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik"-bumping duo is set to headline over 40 music festivals throughout the year, including Coachella and Governor's Ball, plus both...
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Best of CH 2013: ListenUp
As 2013 comes to a close, we take a moment to reflect upon the hundreds of songs that hit our headphones, had us dancing and influenced daily life throughout the year, many of which we reported on in our weekly feature, ListenUp. Below are 12 of our...
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It's Nice That + NTS Radio's Black Impulse Playlist Our creativity-championing friends over at It's Nice That have let the folks from Black Impulse on NTS Radio hijack their weekly mixtape—resulting in two hours of music, most of which you've probably...
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ListenUp: Record Store Day
The Replacements: All Shook Down Forming in the final year of the '70s in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Replacements ushered in the '80s with their critically-acclaimed (if commercially unsuccessful) American indie rock sound. In 1990, a year before...
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Dukes of Chutney: Domino EP
We first came across Dustin Lynn’s visual creativity in connection with David de Rothschild’s Adventure Ecology initiative back in 2007. When we interviewed him last, Lynn was with de Rothchild on the Toxico Mission in Ecuador, where he was working...
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Butterscotch Records
The newest record label on the New York circuit is Butterscotch Records, the brainchild of seasoned engineer and producer Allen Farmelo. For its launch this month, Farmelo (now a label head) combined forces with contemporary artists, a designer...
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