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Neon Indian: Annie
The very talented Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) has just released what is set to be one of this summer's regular jams: "Annie." It'a a welcome return from Neon Indian, whose last album was released back in 2011. The track is a bubbly synth-pop bonanza...
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NAKED: Bubble
Experimental trio Naked are based in Edinburgh but prefer to be free of any geographical labels—and the hypnotic, escapist tracks off their debut EP Youth Mode speak to a generation defined more by their time on the internet than the city they inhabit...
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Son Of Sun: Whispers (Soul Clap Remix) Boston-based DJs Soul Clap have been making feet move and hips grind with their ever-evolving explorations of funk, disco and house, and their strength lies in teasing out the dance potential lying dormant in...
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Son Of Sun: Whispers (Soul Clap Remix)
Boston-based DJs Soul Clap have been making feet move and hips grind with their ever-evolving explorations of funk, disco and house, and their strength lies in teasing out the dance potential lying dormant in other tracks. Their latest re-work is of...
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Bob Dylan: The Night We Called It A Day
For the penultimate episode of the long-running Late Show with David Letterman, the singer/songwriter Bob Dylan graced the stage to perform an intimate rendition of Frank Sinatra's "The Night We Called it a Day," one of the tracks on his latest Sinatra...
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Foodoo: Help Me
At just 18 years old, London-based producer Foodoo is already making waves. His debut EP Yours will be released next month, and from it comes "Help Me." The instrumental electronic track builds to become euphoric and synth-heavy, but starts out quietly...
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Bilal: Satellites
In his first record since 2013's beautiful A Love Surreal, NYC-based singer/songwriter Bilal is set to release In Another Life on 30 June. From the Adrian Younge-produced album (which will feature Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. and Kimbra) comes the...
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Active Child: Stranger
Following the first single off Active Child's upcoming album Mercy (due to release 16 June) is "Stranger." The track is stunning—a haunting, slow-burning landscape that builds with synths, harp flourishes and classic Active Child falsetto (he's an...
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B.B. King: Guess Who (Live at Sing Sing Prison 1972)
The legendary B.B. King passed away yesterday and his heart-rending blues will be truly missed. Regarded as one of the world's most significant guitarists, King leaves a career that spanned decades: beginning to record professionally in 1949 at 24...
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Jessie Ware: Jealous (Nick Jonas Cover)
As part of her performance for BBC Radio 1's Academy in Norwich, English singer and songwriter Jessie Ware covered Nick Jonas' "Jealous" in a sultry, smooth and slightly pared-down manner. Ware makes the song very much her own, but maintains the groove...
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Sylvan Esso: H.S.K.T. (Hercules & Love Affair Bleeps and Vox Mix)
To celebrate the one year anniversary of their debut album, Durham, NC-based duo Sylvan Esso share a new tasteful remix of their song "H.S.K.T." (short for "head, shoulders, knees and toes”) by regular collaborators Hercules & Love Affair. This Bleeps...
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Tanlines: Pieces
The humorous Brooklyn synth-pop duo Tanlines don't disappoint with their latest music video, which they decided to debut on Funnyordie.com. The downtempo but grooving "Pieces" follows Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm as they pick up two cute girls but lose...
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J*Davey: Strong Anticipation
LA-based duo J*Davey—vocalist Jack Davey (aka Briana Cartwright) and keyboardist Brook D'Leau—have made their latest EP POMP available to stream in its entirety on NPR. Like the pair's previous releases, it seamlessly blends pop with R&B, electro...
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Summer Camp: Bad Love
Summer Camp is set to release their third album Bad Love on 25 May; this week they've released a playful video for the title track. "Bad Love" features the husband and wife duo (Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey) as stars of a make-believe, '90s...
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Le Le: Le Mikro Collection
The zany Amsterdam-based artist Parra, known for his bold blue-and-red works, also siphons some of his overflowing humor and energy as a member of the electronic music trio Le Le. The "new new wave" group finds inspiration in cheesy Italian disco and...
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Odessa: Hummed Low
A few deep breaths are recommended before sinking into Odessa's quiet song "Hummed Low." Through a bare yet polished arrangement, LA-based classical violinist-turned-singer-songwriter (who toured as a back-up violinist for bands like Edward Sharpe...
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The Chemical Brothers feat. Q-Tip: Go
British electronic music act The Chemical Brothers' eighth studio album, Born in the Echoes, is due out this July and will feature contributions from St. Vincent, Beck and more. Drumming up anticipation is their music video for "Go"—a darker dance...
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PC Music Volume 1
Hovering somewhere between the imagination and reality, "London-based" (but more likely existing in the deep web) collective PC Music has been electroshocking the world of pop with their hyper-manufactured hits. PC Music has just released the compilation...
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Chaka Khan: Through the Fire
Today's #TBT comes from R&B and soul powerhouse Chaka Khan, who's been belting out hits for over four decades—and although "Through the Fire" released in 1984, it still inspires spontaneous public sing-alongs to this day. There'll be a whole lot of...
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Alessia: Here
"Here" is an excellent debut single from newcomer Alessia (aka Ontario-based Alessia Caracciolo) who is currently signed to Def Jam. The song is one that will truly speak to anybody who has felt alone in the middle of a crowd. The 18-year-old artist...
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Jamie xx: Gosh
Creating even more anticipation for his debut album In Colour—set to release this June—is the music video for Jamie xx's single "Gosh." Using images from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, Scientific Visualization Studio...
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Sia: Big Girls Cry (E.A.S.Y. Remix)
Sia's mega-star status may have only been solidified globally in the last few years, but the truth of the matter is she has long been creating music of remarkable depth and power. And with this caliber of craft at their core, Sia's dynamic tracks lend...
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Shawn Wasabi: Marble Soda
Music producer (and MIDI controller magician) Shawn Wasabi makes a comeback after almost a year with the intensely stimulating "Marble Soda," a mash-up of samples culled from 153 different songs and sounds. In the video, Wasabi's fingers fly over a...
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Gwilym Gold: Unknown
In anticipation of his June album release A Paradise, musician and singer Gwilym Gold debuted three music videos today—all of which feature morphing, haze-y visuals by artist Colin Henderson. Of the three, "Unknown" is the stand-out track, featuring...
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Christian Tiger School: Chorisolo
South African electronic duo Christian Tiger are set to drop their debut full-length Chrome Tapes this summer on NYC hip hop label Tommy Boy Entertainment. In anticipation the Cape Town-based producers have released a video for their lead single "Chorisolo...
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