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Icelandic Acts at Iceland Airwaves
While only a handful of bands from Iceland have reached global acclaim, that doesn't mean the magnificent island isn't erupting with talent. During the most recent Iceland Airwaves music festival—our first time returning to the multi-venue international...
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Afrika Bambaataa's Vinyl Collection, Interpreted by DJ Shadow
Six years after their last tour together, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist team up again—this time, for a very special pursuit. They gained access to over 40,000 vinyl records from Afrika Bambaataa's historic collection (which is in the process of being...
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Upgrading From Foam Earplugs to EarPeace
Among the chaos of logistics and pre-gaming when headed to a live show, hearing protection is often low on the list of priorities—and is only remembered when you leave with your ears ringing and buzzing. Merging convenience, comfort and sound quality...
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Cool Hunting Video: Christopher O'Riley
In a private residence on NYC's Upper West Side, we recently had the pleasure of attending a thrilling performance organized by Culture Shock featuring pianist Christopher O'Riley. Renowned for his flawless renderings of classical masterpieces...
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Hot Chip: Atomic Bomb (William Onyeabor cover)
The mysterious Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor—who all but disappeared from music after releasing eight highly influential, if not obscure, albums in the '70s and '80s—has amassed quite a talented following. London's electro-pop outfit Hot...
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De La Soul: Smell the Da.I.S.Y. Mixtape
After releasing snippets all month, NYC hip-hop trio De La Soul dropped their entire "Smell the Da.I.S.Y." mixtape, featuring never-before-heard beats from the late great producer J Dilla considered by many to be the most influential beatmaker of his...
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SQÜRL: Funnel Of Love feat. Madeline Follin
"Only Lovers Left Alive" promises to be a very different kind of vampire film—Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are centuries-old, long-distance lovers who buy, rather than suck, blood in a civilized manner. Director Jim Jarmusch happens to be in the...
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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 2014), the song is bubbly, sweet and joyous, while the gentle...
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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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Kate Bush Announces Live Shows
For the first time since way back in 1979, the imitable, iconic Kate Bush has shocked and thrilled fans around the world by announcing a series of forthcoming concerts. All set to take place in London, the 15 shows are slated to run from 26 August...
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Liars: Mess
"Take my pants off. Use my socks. Smell my socks. Eat my face off." The opening song, "Mask Maker," from their seventh album Mess perhaps is a battle cry from the 14-year-old band Liars, who welcome experimentation across genres with open arms. The...
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Jaakko Eino Kalevi: Who Put The Bomb
While many will know the Danish designer for his large-scale, exceedingly creative fashion shows and collections, Henrik Vibskov is equally accomplished on the drums. In that spirit, we asked the former Trentemøller drummer to select this week's #PrivateJam...
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The Age of Luna: Indigo
This week, Noisy dropped a double-dose of wonder when they alerted the masses to the little-known group Age of Luna. It's hard to imagine that the trio delivering such a beautiful, rich set of R&B grooves—like a modern SWV—are only the tender age of...
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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 late '80s. Keep an...
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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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Scene, by All: 2013 Newport Folk Festival
The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island is a cultural institution that has been running off and on since 1959 and in its time has featured major acts from Johnny Cash to Muddy Waters. The vibe at Newport this year was quite different from...
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Prince: I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince celebrated his 55th birthday on Friday, and it was as hard to find an appropriate tribute video for the copyright-obsessed artist as it is to believe he is over a half-century old. The Minneapolis-born musician's extensive career—which spans...
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Wu-Tang Clan: Family Reunion
That's right, the legendary hip-hop crew from Shaolin (Staten Island) is back with the new single, "Family Reunion". With verses from Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Masta Killa, the group's lyrics and beats have matured since their days of a riot...
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Raffertie: Build Me Up
London-based electronic producer Raffertie's new release "Build Me Up" channels '90s R&B hooks set against layered synth lines with bass-shaking drums. While the track alone is enough to garner your attention, director Vincent Haycock's unique visuals...
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Fantasy Thrilla: Naomi Ha
NYC-based DJ/producer Fantasy Thrilla released a track exclusively for #TOP8 (a monthly party in Williamsburg hosted by a group of DJs and creative nightlife friends) in a compilation to celebrate its one year anniversary. The "3D transparent internet...
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Vampire Weekend: Diane Young
Any music video featuring a saxophone as a giant bong is worth spending a moment enjoying, but Vampire Weekend gives plenty of reasons to stick around and put it on repeat with "Diane Young," a single off of their recently-released album Modern Vampires...
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Vampire Weekend: Diane Young Any music video featuring a saxophone as a giant bong is worth spending a moment enjoying, but Vampire Weekend gives plenty of reasons to stick around and put it on repeat with "Diane Young," a single off of their recently...
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FDR Skatepark: A Visual History
In the early 1990's skateboarding had found a special place in Philadelphia, Love Park. Kids young and old traveled from around the world to skate its pristine ledges and infamous fountain gap. And while the struggling skateboard community embraced...
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Stolen Moments
Best known for capturing snippets of NYC nightlife and portraits of art-world celebrities, New York photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya also served as the official photographer for music label DFA. While shooting for them Wijesooriya worked closely with...
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