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Catz 'n' Dogz: It's Happening
At the forefront of the Eastern European club scene, Polish DJs Catz 'n' Dogz are perhaps best known for their live mixing prowess, but their original track "It's Happening" showcases the raw talent they have in the studio. The founders of the aptly...
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Mobb Deep: Give Up The Goods Prodigy, one half of the legendary hip hop duo Mobb Deep, passed away this week at just 42 years old. Known for their brooding, sometimes eerie sound, Mobb Deep is widely considered one of New York's most influential hardcore...
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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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Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun After playing a show in Detroit this week, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away at just 52 years old. Cornell—who was also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave—founded Soundgarden in 1984 with...
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Perfume Genius: Die 4 U Last week, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released his fourth record No Shape and now, the video for "Die 4 U"—directed by the remarkably talented Floria Sigismondi. The song alone is a slinky, dark and minimal tune that...
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Broen: You (Detective)
With funk and soul wrapped in an eclectic electronic package, "You (Detective)" by Norwegian five-piece Broen makes for a glittery genre-whirlpool. This is the band's second single, expected to appear on their forthcoming debut LP. Based on vocalist...
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Kele Okereke: Yemaya Just after announcing his first solo acoustic tour, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke has released a gorgeous new song, "Yemaya." The gentle, minimal track is a departure from Okereke's previous solo endeavors which were electronic-leaning...
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Superorganism: It's All Good
Muffled spoken word, glitchy samples, sweet vocals, and synths make up the second single "It's All Good" from the slightly mysterious group Superorganism. A few months ago they released "something for your M.I.N.D." but that has since been removed...
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MC Bin Laden: É Grau Olha pra Traz e da Tchau An incredibly catchy vocal sample sets up the simple rhythmic structure in "É Grau Olha pra Traz e da Tchau," a vrooming track from Sao Paolo sensation MC Bin Laden, and it's a great introduction to the...
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Bibio: Beyond My Eyes
Last year, prolific British producer Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) released the gorgeous A Mineral Love (his seventh studio LP) as well as The Serious EP, and now he's already set to unveil his next record. Due out 5 May, the EP Beyond Serious will...
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Cende: Bed With refreshing force, Cende's singer Cameron Wisch delivers direct, emotive vocals in the band's new single "Bed" (which premiered exclusively on The Fader). The pop-rock track bounds forward, carrying plenty of lyrical baggage and stirring...
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Young Dreams: Sinner (I'm Sorry)
With their latest release, "Sinner (I'm Sorry)," Norwegian electropop unit Young Dreams wraps heady lyrics within buoyant melodies. A shimmering, summery orchestration lifts the track from its depths, occasionally veering into psychedelia. "Sinner...
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NJOMZA: Hear Me
From NJOMZA's upcoming EP Sad For You, "Hear Me" (produced by Papi Beatz) is a down-tempo synth-pop tune that adds glitter to balladry. About her teenage relationship falling apart, the song includes several "lost love" themes, but NJOMZA's tender...
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Interview: Joey Roth on His Ceramic Towers
Industrial designer Joey Roth has been thinking about his just-released, minimal ceramic towers for some time—even before his subwoofer, he tells us, which was over three years ago. The final execution is a grand, sculptural creation measuring...
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A Tribe Called Quest: We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service​ It's not often that we post an entire album in our Listen section, but the new A Tribe Called Quest record We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service​ is too wonderful to choose...
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Le Monkey: Geode
With a healthy dose of considered, electronic optimism, Grenoble, France-based producer Le Monkey delivers "Geode." It's four and a half minutes of developing, narrative musical landscapes that rise to pleasurable heights. Off of Substance Matinale...
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Justice: Randy
French duo Justice (aka Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay) just officially released another new track, the second this summer after a five-year release-hiatus. "Randy" (from the upcoming album Woman, the follow-up to 2011’s Audio, Video, Disco) starts...
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Noise Patterns by Tristan Perich
Sound artist Tristan Perich has long been interested in stripping art down to an elemental level to explore randomness and order (catch his drawing machine in this 2006 Cool Hunting video). To listen to his 2004-2005 album1-Bit Music, one plugged...
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The Avalanches: Frankie Sinatra A casual 16 years since their wondrous debut record Since I Left You, Australian electronic outfit The Avalanches have released their first single from the highly anticipated second album—called Wildflower—which finally...
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Sufjan Stevens: Chicago (Demo) More than a decade after the release of Illinois, an album that would embed the name Sufjan Stevens into the brains of indie music fans, the multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter has revealed an official demo version...
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DxO One Digital Camera
The DxO One digital camera sits somewhere between a point-and-shoot and a smartphone camera. The powerful, portable attachment snaps into iPhones via lighting connection, transforming them into sharp, capable shooters thanks to a 1” BSI-CMOS sensor...
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Björk: Lionsong (Vulnicura Strings Version) Though Björk just released the final installment of remixes for her heartbreak album Vulnicura, she's not done yet reworking the dense layers of material. The Icelandic heroine will be releasing an...
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High Water: Moonlight Mind High Water (aka NYC-based musician Will Epstein) has been mostly mum since releasing his debut EP The Beautiful Moon in 2013. With the celestial bodies in perfect alignment, he finally releases a new track, "Moonlight...
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Synkro: Midnight Sun Manchester, UK-based electronic music producer Synkro searches for the emotion within his instrumental tracks, regardless of what genre he's experimenting with. The track "Midnight Sun," off of Synkro's debut album Changes...
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Sampa the Great: The Great Mixtape For "The Great Mixtape," poet and vocalist Sampa the Great sings and rhymes with a political conscience, dragging words out slowly or stuttering them out rapid fire over producer Godriguez's jazzy beats. Exploring...
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