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Studio Visit: Atelier de Geste
Beau Rhee has worked as a professional dancer in NYC for years (apprenticing with Bill T Jones and Arnie Zane), but in a superhuman feat, also found time to work for art galleries and fashion showrooms. Forever attracted to the visual, Rhee—a double...
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Tennyson: Lay-by
The teenage Canadian brother and sister duo behind the tender, futuristic instrumental "Lay-by" want to remind people to take a minute to slow down and take everything in, because "sometimes the dark can be beautiful." This track begins with what sounds...
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Resident Advisor Sessions: Machinedrum
When Travis Stewart—the musician best known as Machinedrum—released his concept album Vapor City on Ninja Tune last year, listeners reveled in his versatile music landscape, which is built upon layers of loops and sounds and beautifully punctuated...
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Majid Jordan: A Place Like This
With prominent vocals and production credits on Drake's heavily rotated (and critically acclaimed) single "Hold On, We're Going Home," Toronto duo Majid Jordan had listeners intrigued. Composed of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, the PR-shy group...
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Majid Jordan: A Place Like This With prominent vocals and production credits on Drake's heavily rotated (and critically acclaimed) single "Hold On, We're Going Home," Toronto duo Majid Jordan had listeners intrigued. Composed of Majid Al Maskati...
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DJ Jackmaster and DJ Oneman: Can U Dance
DJs Jackmaster and Oneman are challenging gig-goers around Europe this summer with what is clearly a rhetorically named performance, "Can U Dance." As their four-deck set-up at Glastonbury (which was recorded exclusively by BBC Radio 1) proved, these...
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2 Unlimited: No Limit
When we asked the eccentric French singer Sébastien Tellier for his guilty pleasure song, we weren't sure what to expect—as his conceptual discography shows, he shifts from orchestral to electronic pop to space-disco with ease. Revealing his #PrivateJam...
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Theoish: Never Alone
It's difficult to overstate the impact 74-year-old producer, DJ and performer Giorgio Moroder has had on contemporary music. So when the Italian disco legend makes music (or talks), people listen. His latest release "Giorgio's Theme" is classic Moroder...
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Sonzeira: Aquarela do Brasil (Mark E Remix)
Georgia Barnes is a fierce female drummer who's played some serious live beats for Kwes, Kate Tempest and JUCE (a rad trio recently making waves for breaking girl group stereotypes), and she's slowly sidling her way into the compositional spotlight...
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Sonzeira: Aquarela do Brasil (Mark E Remix) Recognized by the BBC as the "Best Singer of the Millennium," legendary Brazilian chanteuse Elza Soares is an essential contributor to Gilles Peterson's new concept album Brasil Bam Bam Bam. Peterson tapped...
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Giorgio Moroder: Giorgio's Theme
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted throughout the week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's personal favorite in a song or album dubbed #PrivateJam.
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Georgia: Be Ache
Canadian musician Dan Snaith is back as Caribou (after dropping the dance-inducing LP Jiaolong as Daphni in 2012), and his new single "Can't Do Without You" feels like he's picking up where he left off in 2010. From his forthcoming third album as Caribou...
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Caribou: Can't Do Without You
The wistful new melody "Never Alone" from London's Theo Krish—a producer who writes and records under the moniker Theoish—carries you into a beautiful harmonic trance with its hazy, Nina Simone-like vocals and complementary tinge of perfectly placed...
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Owen Pallett: Song for Five & Six
This week Montreal-based musician Owen Pallett released "Song for Five & Six" from In Conflict, his fourth full-length studio album (which features Brian Eno) out 13 May on Domino Records. The accomplished violinist and Oscar-nominated composer (for...
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Marvin Gaye: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
The world celebrated Earth Day this week and, to mark the environmentally minded holiday, we put on Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)," a chart-topper from his 1971 album What's Going On. The heartfelt single—released just a year after the...
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Luca C & Brigante: Lucio
Tim Sweeney, the man behind the internationally admired radio and internet show Beats In Space, joins us for this week's #PrivateJam. The NYC-based DJ dropped a little knowledge and some tranquil vibes with his personal selection, "Lucio" by Luca C...
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