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Interview: Yung Lenox on the "Live Fast, Draw Yung" Documentary
If you're not yet aware of the little creative phenomenon that is Yung Lenox, prepare to be charmed by the seven-year-old artist who spends many of his free hours creating illustrations of rappers and iconic hip-hop album covers. From Cam'ron's pink...
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Song of the Car: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0
Welcome to Planet Cadillactica, a far-off galaxy where cars are creations from the past that feel like the future. The storied automaker's past has been celebrated by a new generation, who have transformed 1970s Cadillacs into works of unapologetic...
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Kalimist K Boog Gives Funk a Modern Facelift
The words "hip-hop," "funk" and " Tel Aviv" usually aren't uttered in the same sentence, but one musician is making sure it will soon become commonplace. Daniel Kalimist has been flying under the radar for some time, DJing at local venues like Pasaz...
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Homeboy Sandman: Problems
Queens, New York's Homeboy Sandman is a true MC's MC. The University of Pennsylvania grad ditched law school to pursue his career in music after earning his stripes performing live in clubs and releasing mixtapes adored by hip-hop heads and industry...
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Mamas Gun: Red Cassette
For this week's #PrivateJam, we finally take our turn to share. Cool Hunting founder Josh Rubin (whose eternal jam is likely Shuggie Otis' "Inspiration Information") tells us he's recently become smitten with the London-based five-piece Mamas Gun...
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The Gotobeds: Poor People Are Revolting
The team at NPR Music has a serious knack for finding new talent, and this week they highlight that in their album stream of Poor People Are Revolting, the debut LP from Pittsburgh's energetic shredders, The Gotobeds. Described as "a rowdy, ramshackle...
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Kilo Kish: Locket
The imitable and charming Kilo Kish has returned with "Locket," off her Kitsuné-released Across EP. In her trademark dreamy style, Kish offers a chilled out track—her vocals floating atop the slowed-down beat. To match the song, there's now a video...
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Kilo Kish: Locket The imitable and charming Kilo Kish has returned with "Locket," off her Kitsuné-released Across EP. In her trademark dreamy style, Kish offers a chilled out track—her vocals floating atop the slowed-down beat. To match the song...
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Le Sins: Bother
Toro Y Moi, or Chaz Bundick, has dabbled in making dance-ier house music under the Les Sins moniker for some time, like 2012's singles "Fetch" and "Taken." This fall, Bundick further develops the alter-ego he's built with a full-length LP Michael...
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Lauryn Hill: Black Rage (Sketch)
After the recent shooting of unarmed African-American teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, controversy ensued with race relations at the forefront. An outpouring of responses came in from various stakeholders and...
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Beyonce: Drunk in Love (Brenmar and Finesse remix)
Casey Spooner, frontman of Fischerspooner, brought us this week's #PrivateJam during an interview about his upcoming book (stay tuned for that soon). He tells us that he's admittedly all over the place musically, but: "I'm currently listening to a...
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Darkside: What They Say
Although they officially formed in 2011 with an experimental three-track EP, it was last summer that saw Darkside gain a cult following when they remixed the entirety of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. The duo quickly followed up with an LP called...
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Gorgeous Children: How We Do It
Starting out with playful tooting and honking that sounds like it belongs in an old-fashioned animation, Gorgeous Children's "How We Do It" quickly morphs into a breezy, but ultimately sex-driven song. Made up of rapper Face Vega and producer Gilamonsta...
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Gorgeous Children: How We Do It Starting out with playful tooting and honking that sounds like it belongs in an old-fashioned animation, Gorgeous Children's "How We Do It" quickly morphs into a breezy, but ultimately sex-driven song. Made up of...
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Cam'ron + A-Trak: Dipsh*ts
In classic Diplomats fashion, the new release from Cam'ron is full of A-grade cameos, gritty street references, a heavy head-bobbing beat and plenty of nostalgia for "old New York." Channeling the days of "Dispet Anthem" and "Purple Haze," the self...
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A Man of Ideas: Dreams Come False
An accomplished children’s book author, Brooklyn-based musician Michael Leviton likes to work in unexpected ways. His latest creative project is called A Man of Ideas, which began as an invite-only performance and is now a seven-track album featuring...
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Retiree: Together
Peckham-based DJ, Boiler Room host and founder of the new record label Rhythm Section, Bradley Zero Phillip is behind this week's #PrivateJam. "Together" is an undeniably catchy tune from Australia's Retiree, which the globetrotting Londoner told us...
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DāM-FЦПK: I'm in Love (Unreleased Demo / 1993)
Hailing from Pasadena, California, Dâm-Funk made his unique brand of West Coast modern funk for over a decade before finding an audience (and critical acclaim) through Stones Throw Records. Now, after touring the world and working with the likes of...
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Auclair: Jupiter + Venus
UK music website The 405 debuted a new track from London-based singer, songwriter and producer Auclair this week. From her forthcoming EP Semaphore, "Jupiter + Venus" is like the Goldilocks of new music; it's the perfect combination of sweet and daunting...
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Auclair: Jupiter + Venus UK music website The 405 debuted a new track from London-based singer, songwriter and producer Auclair this week. From her forthcoming EP Semaphore, "Jupiter + Venus" is like the Goldilocks of new music; it's the perfect...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Women Dominate the James Beard Awards This week the James Beard Awards ushered the latest crop of celebrated restaurants and the chefs who dreamed them up into the echelons of the foodie world. While the industry tends to be dominated by men...
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Interview: Peanut Butter Wolf
In 1996, Chris Manak—aka Peanut Butter Wolf—self-released "My Wold Premier," a collaborative effort between him and his partner and close friend Charizma, who died three years previous in a carjacking. The release was deeply personal and marked the...
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