Take synth-driven electro-pop charm, bolster it with a riotous bass line and a healthy dose of danceability and the result is Swedish quintet Colleagues' "Tears." With synths fit for a stadium, hypnotic vocals and a radio-ready chorus, the track is...
Hot Chip: Atomic Bomb (William Onyeabor cover)
The mysterious Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor—who all but disappeared from music after releasing eight highly influential, if not obscure, albums in the '70s and '80s—has amassed quite a talented following. London's electro-pop outfit Hot...
De La Soul: Smell the Da.I.S.Y. Mixtape
After releasing snippets all month, NYC hip-hop trio De La Soul dropped their entire "Smell the Da.I.S.Y." mixtape, featuring never-before-heard beats from the late great producer J Dilla considered by many to be the most influential beatmaker of his...
SQÜRL: Funnel Of Love feat. Madeline Follin
"Only Lovers Left Alive" promises to be a very different kind of vampire film—Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are centuries-old, long-distance lovers who buy, rather than suck, blood in a civilized manner. Director Jim Jarmusch happens to be in the...
Kishi Bashi: Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! The imitable Kishi Bashi (aka K Ishibashi) has created yet another delightful pop song with "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" Set to appear on his upcoming album Lighght (out 13 May...
J Dilla: Last Donut of the Night
This week marks the eight year anniversary of James Dewitt Yancey's untimely death, and his birthday. Yancey—better known as J Dilla—was arguably the most influential hip-hop producer ever and his legacy is still evident; so strong, in fact that each...
Bob Marley Birthday Tribute
Thursday marked what would have been legendary reggae singer, Rastafarian and star soccer player Bob Marley's 69th birthday. His extensive discography is so well-known and loved around the world, choosing one to pay homage can be a difficult task...
Jan Hammer Group: Don’t You Know
This week's #PrivateJam is selected by the man behind London-based music blog, Amateurism, who regularly delivers obscure tracks in the form of "daily vibes." Of Jan Hammer Group's "Don’t You Know," Leo Walton explains, "First of all, take three minutes...
Phantogram: Bill Murray
Like a genuine siren song, Phantogram's new track "Bill Murray" is exactly as the name implies: a musical tribute to the brilliant actor. The New York-based twosome hopes Murray will guest star in the song's future video, but with or without him, the...
Malian band Tinariwen are famous in their own Saharan country as much for their rocking desert blues as for their role in the '80s as Tuareg rebel fighters for Gadaffi. Despite their critically acclaimed musical talent, it would be hard to separate...
Tinariwen: Emmaar Malian band Tinariwen are famous in their own Saharan country as much for their rocking desert blues as for their role in the '80s as Tuareg rebel fighters for Gadaffi. Despite their critically acclaimed musical talent, it would...
J Dilla Changed My Life T-Shirt
Pay your respects to one of the world's most influential producers with a stylish homage to the late J Dilla. Originally conceived by DJ Deckstarr, the tee is released by Dilla's private estate.