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Cut Copy: Airborne
A dance track brightly incorporating psychedelia and disco attributes, "Airborne" might be the first track off of electronic act Cut Copy's forthcoming album. From a catchy chorus to a thoughtful bridge and spacious outro, the tune delivers much of...
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Premiere: "Bubblegum" by CAPYAC feat. KD Kinetic
For every empty electronic track out there doing little more than moving bodies on a dance floor, one's like "Bubblegum" exists for those paying closer attention—for people who want to dance but know if they tune in a bit more, something of value...
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Parcels: Overnight
A five-member Australian group based in Berlin, Parcels received a production (and writing) assist from Daft Punk on their latest Kitsuné Music single, "Overnight." The disco-infused track grooves along—with sunshine extending from all angles. It's...
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Fischerspooner: Have Fun Tonight
The first track from NYC-based electro duo Fischerspooner (aka Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner) in some eight years, "Have Fun Tonight" is a dark, sexy electro track that encourages having romantic fun without your partner. The infectious dance tune...
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LPX: Tightrope
From Lizzy Plapinger's impassioned vocals to choreography from icon Karole Armitage and minimal, powerful lighting and set design, there's nothing to dislike about "Tightrope," a track and video from Plapinger's solo project LPX. The powerful performance...
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Goldfrapp: Anymore
From Goldfrapp's upcoming seventh album Silver Eye comes the new single "Anymore," which is just as pulsating and sultry as we've come to expect from the electro-pop group. A little dark and sexy, the track is the first release from the new record...
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Record Store Day 2016: DJ Lloyd's Deep Cuts
In case you've forgotten, Record Store Day is tomorrow. Regardless of whether the hundreds of "exclusive new releases and reissues" were worth pressing to vinyl, the event celebrates the long-loved medium and rekindles the flame with albums old...
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Pussy Riot: CHAIKA If you don't know who Yuri Chaika is, Pussy Riot's song "CHAIKA" can help fill in the blanks. The punk-rock protest collective, whose performances have gotten a few members jailed, bravely ridicules the Russian General Prosecutor...
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Sophia Grace: Best Friends
Viral YouTube stars and The Ellen DeGeneres Show regulars, Sophia Grace & Rosie have charmed the cockles of millions, and now the older of the two (at just 11 years old) has released the catchiest of club bangers. "Best Friends"—complete with AutoTuned...
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Floating Points & Four Tet: Final Plastic People
The beginning of 2015 sadly brought about the end of Plastic People, one of East London's most notorious basement dance clubs. The talent that walked through its doors during the 20-year run undoubtedly helped shape modern dance music. As regular DJs...
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Interview: Mr Twin Sister
The five members of the band Mr Twin Sister, armed with a name change and their own recently established label (bidding adieu to Domino), are finally letting go of an album three years in the making. And upon listening through the eight tracks in...
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Joey Anderson's '90s Dance Tunes
New Jersey's own Joey Anderson caught the critical acclaim of the global house community this year with his full-length debut After Forever. Anderson is set to perform this September at small-scale experimental music festival Sustain-Release. In anticipation...
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Vic Mensa: Down On My Luck
With endless opportunities to boogie during NY Fashion Week, we asked MICK—prominent DJ to the style setters—what he plays to kick the party into full gear. His #PrivateJam is Vic Mensa's "Down On My Luck," which he tells us: "As a DJ, I love great...
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Plastic Mermaids: Drømtorp
While the title of their new EP Drømtorp may channel a Nordic vibe, Isle of Wight five-piece—the Plastic Mermaids—is actually made up of Anglo avid surfers laying down ethereal folk melodies with atmospheric beats. This weekend, the band played their...
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Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: Human Sadness
Almost five years after his debut solo album, and a year after the Strokes' last record, Julian Casablancas is set to release his second solo effort Tyranny on 23 September 2014 (in vinyl, CD, tape and even USB-disguised-as-lighter form). The album...
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Dummy Mix 224: Rub ‘N’ Tug
London-based Thomas Bullock most recently made waves at Cool Hunting with his mezcal obsession, but to most he's known as one-half of the celebrated DJ duo Rub 'N' Tug, along with Eric "Dunks" Duncan. Typically splitting their time between parties...
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Plastic Mermaids: Drømtorp While the title of their new EP Drømtorp may channel a Nordic vibe, Isle of Wight five-piece—the Plastic Mermaids—is actually made up of Anglo avid surfers laying down ethereal folk melodies with atmospheric beats. This...
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Sustain-Release Music Festival
With festival lineups looking more and more identical, and the overall experience becoming synonymous with struggle and exhaustion, two underground music veterans are offering a new kind of escape that ensures an intimate experience for their familial...
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GODMODE + Shamir: 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...