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Baloji: Spoiler An adroit convergence of funky jazz, French folk and traditional African music, "Spoiler" represents everything wondrous about Congolese-born, Belgium-based musician Baloji. It's a powerful, playful track with plenty of appeal for...
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M83: Go! (Animal Collective / Deakin Remix) "Go!" from M83's 2016 album Junk has just been remixed by Deakin from Animal Collective and it takes the already slightly oddball track featuring Mai Lan and creates an atmospheric, spacey soundscape. A...
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Poolside: And The Sea
Put a paper umbrella in your cocktail and dip your feet in the water; Poolside's new jam "And The Sea" is made for summertime. The LA-based duo's self-proclaimed "daytime disco" brand of music (their take on Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" is a must-listen...
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Premiere: "Move and Shout" by Boulevards
In a super-funky video that's saturated in retro vibes, Boulevards and director Ramon Zubia create a dance party for the artist's buoyant track "Move and Shout," premiering on Cool Hunting today. Boulevards (aka Jamil Rashad) tells us, "The idea...
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Tyler, The Creator feat. Kali Uchis + Austin Feinstein: Perfect From Tyler, the Creator's 2015 album Cherry Bomb, the second half of "Fucking Young / Perfect" comes to life in a new music video, directed by his alter-ego Wolf Haley. While Tyler, the...
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Joanna Newsom: Leaving the City Oftentimes, a live performance not only reveals the true wonders of a musician's talent but also affirms their creative prowess with evidence of the hand (or voice). With her televised performance of "Leaving the...
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D'Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah D'Angelo released an incredible new album, Black Messiah, and not only is it a beautiful, thoughtful and soulful, it's also poignantly timely. Dent May: I'll Be Stoned For Christmas Mississippi-based Dent...
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Mr Twin Sister: Lonely Disco Dancer Mix
Five-piece New York band Mr Twin Sister had a pretty crazy 2014: a name change, an album release, and opening for Julian Casablancas. As an end-of-year gift, they've put together an uplifting hour-long mix that shows off their music tastes (which involve...
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Taxie: Rock Don't Stop
As announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is launching a new record label in the new year. Called Melodies, the Eglo Records sub-label will focus on some of the disco, funk and boogie tunes...
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The Preatures: Is This How You Feel (Classixx Remix)
A gorgeously sexy, "melt your clothes off" kind of groove, this Classixx remix of The Preatures' "Is This How You Feel" is an instant love affair. With their Midas touch, Classixx transformed the Sydney-based band's emotional yet light-hearted indie...
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The Flaming Lips: Turning Violent
One of the Flaming Lips' darkest works yet; the lyrics, instrumentation and video for "Turning Violent" are uncharacteristically reserved. Steven Drozd's falsetto vocals and an oscillating bass synth lead you into a deceptive sense of lull, until the...
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Pure Bathing Culture: Dream the Dare
What do you get when you cross Beach House with Fleetwood Mac somewhere on the foggy coast of the Pacific Northwest? Portland's Pure Bathing Culture melds celestial layered synths with late '70s, dreamy pop rock. Their second single, "Dare to Dream...
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The Flaming Lips: Turning Violent One of the Flaming Lips' darkest works yet; the lyrics, instrumentation and video for "Turning Violent" are uncharacteristically reserved. Steven Drozd's falsetto vocals and an oscillating bass synth lead you into...
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Jesse Woods: Lazerburn
Former Texas A&M wide-receiver Jesse Woods didn't take a traditional path to musical success. When a series of injuries rendered him unable to continue playing football, he turned from singing satirical songs in the locker to reduce the pre-game stress...
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El Perro del Mar: Change Of Heart
Hailing from Sweden's port city of Gothenburg, Sarah Assbrin—better known as El Perro del Mar—has been crafting dreamy indie pop since she started recording on CD-R discs back in 2003, but her music has only recently gained traction outside of her...
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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Into The Great Wide Open
Opening their five-night residency at NYC's Beacon Theater with a cover of The Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers set the tone for an ensuing trip down memory lane, with Petty digging deep into their archive...
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The Doors: Light My Fire
Jim Morrison may have very well been the face of The Doors, but it was keyboardist Ray Manzarek who ignited their worldwide success with his inimitable ability to play a Vox Continental organ with his right hand for the melodies while simultaneously...
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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Into The Great Wide Open Opening their five-night residency at NYC's Beacon Theater with a cover of The Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers set the tone for an ensuing...
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Holy Ghost!: Dumb Disco Ideas
Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, the duo behind Holy Ghost!, released a banger of a song that's sure to be a summer party anthem with "Dumb Disco Ideas"—contrary to the title. Perhaps they had an inkling it would become a Brooklyn rooftop staple when...
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Digable Planets: Blowout Comb
Digable Planets' jazz-infused hip-hop album Blowout Comb feels as fresh today as it did in '94. It makes perfect sense then, that the Brooklyn trio's last official LP under that moniker (Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler is now one-half of the thriving duo...
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Charli XCX: I Want It That Way
British pop singer Charli XCX made her mark both writing and featuring on the uncontrollably catchy Icona Pop hit "I Love It," but she is undoubtedly a successful solo artist, opening up for Santigold and Coldplay in 2012. Last week she touched down...
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Paris Is Burning
Madonna did not invent the vogue. Instead she borrowed it from NYC's black and Latino gay, transvestite and transsexual communities, who were known for their outlandish costumes and dance moves. "Paris Is Burning" is a riveting look at this group...
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Disco Angola
Opening his 11th solo show at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City, photographer Stan Douglas has once again assumed the persona of fictional photographer. His last show at Zwirner, Midcentury Studio, comprised a series of mock press photographs...
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Static On The Wire
After three years of anticipation, DFA's Holy Ghost delivers a set of nu-disco classics with their debut EP, Static On The Wire. Dropping today, 18 May 2010, its slick, retro stylings go beyond the surface, capturing the dance-floor grandeur of Giorgio...
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