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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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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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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 machine), it's a punchy track that manages...
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Melina Mae: Time Off Work
Before heading out on her tour, Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) released a bunch of "impulsive songs" under the moniker Melina Mae, one being "Time Off Work." The hazy, psychedelic tune is perfectly frowzy—aptly matching the song's title. The lyrics are...
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Mr Jukes feat. Charles Bradley: Grant Green
Featuring the sensationally soulful Charles Bradley, Mr Jukes' "Grant Green" is our pick from his album God First, which officially released today, 14 July. Aptly named after the jazz musician the track samples, the song is spirited and uplifting...
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Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds: Mama D/Leimert Park
From the lush record Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1, by Terrace Martin's supergroup The Pollyseeds, comes "Mama D/Leimert Park"—on which Martin (who produced Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly) plays all the instruments, as well as the vocoder-aided vocals...
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2 Live Crew: Banned in the USA
Fresh Kid Ice aka Chris Wong Won of hardcore rap outfit 2 Live Crew has passed away. The Miami-based group drew plenty of controversy for their wild, sexually explicit lyrics—many of which were remarkably misogynistic—but this also made them poster...
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Mount Kimbie feat. King Krule: Blue Train Lines
From their third studio album Love What Survives (set for release 8 September via Warp Records), Mount Kimbie's "Blue Train Lines" is a minimal, Kraurock-tinged tune with support from King Krule. Spacious but distorted, the dynamic musical layering...
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Mahalia: Sober
Produced by Maths Time Joy, "Sober" is Leicester-born, Birmingham-based singer/songwriter Mahalia's most recent release and it's beautifully sleek and fluid. A little more R&B and boom-bap than her previous releases, it's a smooth and sultry track...
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UPSAHL: Can You Hear Me Now
Phoenix-based Taylor Upsahl—aka UPSAHL—crafts indie-pop-meets-folk (along with her band members) that's sweet without the syrup. The teenage singer/songwriter's most recent single, "Can You Hear Me Now" is about getting out of a failing relationship...
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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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Cut Copy: Airborne
A dance track brightly incorporating psychedelia and disco attributes, "Airborne" might be the first track off of electronic act Cut Copy's forthcoming album. From a catchy chorus to a thoughtful bridge and spacious outro, the tune delivers much of...
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Johan feat. Vic Mensa: High in the Woods
A new take on his 2016 track, Boston-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Johan's "High in the Woods" now features Vic Mensa. Co-produced by RHYE's Robin Hannibal, the dark and sultry song employs some whispery vocals, shiny falsetto, and a very...
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Four Tet: Two Thousand And Seventeen
Talented musician/producer Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) has debuted a new single, "Two Thousand and Seventeen," on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show—the first new tune we've heard since 2015's Morning/Evening. The beautifully moody and rolling song is clearly...
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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 demonstration...
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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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ListenUp: RHA Festival Edition
This edition of ListenUp is made up of songs by artists who will be performing at this weekend's RHA Festival taking place on the sands of Punta Mita, Mexico. RHA’s goals are simple: to offer cultured house music enthusiasts a sublime location and...
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Green Velvet: Devotion
For serious house enthusiasts, Green Velvet's "Devotion" is a banging track that's evidence as to why the tech-house maestro has been a mainstay in the scene for decades. This, his most recently released tune, is a big bass rumbler that sparkles through...
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Olivia Nelson: Cleopatra
London-based singer/songwriter Olivia Nelson's debut solo track, "Cleopatra," is a super-funky and infectious tune. Channeling some slick R&B vocals, Nelson's voice over the groovy beat creates an ideal, sweet balance. We look forward to seeing what...
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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 throughout the cruise-y tune...
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Purple Disco Machine: Body Funk
The German producer known as Purple Disco Machine crafts funky house that's inspired by the halcyon days of Studio 54. "Body Funk" certainly evokes the disco vibe, peppering in elements of modern underground to create an irresistible track. Sampling...
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Moses Sumney: Doomed
Moses Sumney is submerged underwater in his sublime video (directed by Allie Avital) for "Doomed"—a track set to appear on his debut record. The atmospheric and soulful song rests a soulful ballad atop an exquisite soundscape.
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Dimitri From Paris: Disco Shake
Getting his start at the seminal French Radio 7 way back in the '80s, Dimitri from Paris garnered global recognition thanks to the Daft Punk-led “French Touch” sound in the mid-90s. Unafraid to deviate from the French Touch movement, he engrained himself...
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Sir Sly: Change
Last month, LA-based band Sir Sly (aka Landon Jacobs, Jason Suwito and Hayden Coplen) returned with a track called "High" from their upcoming sophomore record—due to be released 30 June. The album (called Don't You Worry, Honey also features the track...
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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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