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Jim-E Stack: Moments Noticed Sounding a little like a throwback to the '90s rave era, LA-based Jim-E Stack's (aka James Harmon Stack) "Moments Noticed" is a beautifully produced track, and while its feel is somewhat minimal, it's also textured and...
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Jim-E Stack: Moments Noticed
Sounding a little like a throwback to the '90s rave era, LA-based Jim-E Stack's (aka James Harmon Stack) "Moments Noticed" is a beautifully produced track, and while its feel is somewhat minimal, it's also textured and rich. From the upcoming EP It...
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Ash Shakur: Never Alone
London-based Ash Shakur shares a properly uplifting message in his new track "Never Alone," which is impeccably produced by Scf Beats. The glittery song is intended for listeners who feel isolated and lonely, "When it feels like everything is over...
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Samantha Urbani: Hints And Implications From her highly anticipated debut solo EP Policies Of Power, Samantha Urbani's '80s-inspired jam "Hints And Implications" is utterly addictive. With plenty of retro touches (including power riffs and that drum...
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Nine Inch Nails: This Isn't The Place
Hot off a riveting "Twin Peaks" cameo performance, Nine Inch Nails have released a second track, "This Isn't The Place," from tomorrow's forthcoming EP Add Violence. As the song's atmosphere thickens on piano progressions, an emotional climax (one...
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Samsung's Chef Collection
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick It's likely that your kitchen can be a lot more sophisticated than it is right now. Sure, you can buy a fancy blender or smart tableware—but items like that are accessories in the creation of a kitchen. To really...
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Kesha: Praying Her first single in nearly five years, "Praying" marks a glorious return for Kesha. The ballad highlights, first and foremost, the singer's dynamic, powerful vocals (sometimes only with light piano accompaniment). This is a beautiful...
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Princess Nokia: G.O.A.T. Princess Nokia's brand new video for the Wally West-produced "G.O.A.T." sees her rolling around the city in a bright red Polaris Slingshot three-wheeler. The NYC-based artist references her individuality and self-assurance...
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Walker + Royce: Sister
Walker + Royce (aka friends Sam Walker and Gavin Royce) are a Brooklyn-based duo whose first track, "Perfect Sound," quickly scored them well-earned attention. Their 2014 tune "Sister" is a pounding deep house track that builds over an eight-minute...
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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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