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Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney: Only One
The imitable Kanye West has just released the full version of the video for his song (featuring Sir Paul McCartney on keys) "Only One." Directed by Spike Jonze, the video sees Yeezy on a rain-soaked road in the middle of seemingly nowhere, but it perfectly...
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How To Dress Well + TĀLĀ: The One
The Songs from Scratch series by Adidas Originals and Yours Truly inspires on-the-fly creativity from musicians. The latest installment sees Chicago native (and CH favorite) Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well paired up with eclectic UK garage-electro...
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Eminative + Four Tet: Makondi
Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) continues to push the boundaries of his discography. The difficult-to-categorize English musician spans electronic, house, and drum and bass. Now partnering with drummer Nick Woodmansey, who records under the name Eminative...
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Rihanna feat. Paul McCartney and Kanye West: FourFiveSeconds
It's not every day Kanye West teams up with Sir Paul McCartney, though lately it's been a fortnightly affair and recent developments suggest the Beatles frontman is producing West's next album. The latest release in the admittedly odd yet harmonious...
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Jeremih feat. J Cole: Planes
Though more recently best known for the super-popular "Don't Tell 'Em," Jeremih's knack for slower sex-laden tracks can't be doubted. With his recent release, "Planes" (possibly from his long-awaited album Late Nights), he sings to his listener about...
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Fantasma feat. Moonchild: Shangrila
It might be a frigid winter here in NYC, but the summer vibes are strong south of the equator. South African MC Spoek Mathambo recently dropped the first single from his new supergroup Fantasma that counts three instrumentalists, a dance producer and...
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Björk: Vulnicura
Fans were surprised with a two-month early official release of Björk's new album Vulnicura (her first since 2011's Biophilia) after it was leaked online. The experimental Icelandic artist describes her ninth studio album as a "complete heartbreak album...
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José González: Leaf Off / The Cave
José González's heartfelt brand of indie acoustic music has captivated audiences the world over since his cover of The Knife's "Heartbeats" was released in 2003. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based artist is now on the cusp of releasing his first solo full...
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Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday
Introduced by American Congressman John Conyers in 1968, it wasn't until 1986 that the third Monday of every January would come to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The ridiculously long process for passing a bill which would honor...
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Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper Citing '90s hip-hop and R&B as influences, and sampling material from Debussy and even Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker suite (heard in "Tropic of Cancer"), Panda Bear's new album is all about rhythmic swings...
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HUH: January Playlist
There's no better time to discover new music than the start of the year and London-based HUH Magazine's January 2015 playlist is chocked full of new music from new and familiar names alike. Music editor Joe Reeve kicks things off with hometown art...
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Ratking: Snow Beach
NYC hip-hop trio Ratking represents the next generation of gritty rap that is quintessentially New York. Citing wide-ranging inspirations from the Wu Tang Clan to the Ramones, the group's unique style is a harmonious representation of the city's edgier...
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Who's That Girl (Prince's Female Protégés)
Prince's history with women stops just short of his own musical legacy. Throughout the years of his reign, The Purple One has collaborated with an impressive list of female vocalists, dancers, writers and musicians. This week, NTS Radio host Leyla...
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Matthewdavid: "Even The Sun Goes Down" OUTKAST MIX
LA-based experimental music producer and cofounder of Leaving Records, Matthew McQueen—aka Matthewdavid—pulled out all the stops for his latest mix. "Even the Sun Goes Down" is McQueen's ADD homage to his hometown heroes, Atlanta's Outkast. Drawing...
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Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
In an interview with Clash, Noah Lennox—aka Panda Bear—opens up about his almost non-process process for creating his fifth studio album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. Citing '90s hip-hop and R&B as influences, and sampling material from Debussy...
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Floating Points & Four Tet: Final Plastic People On the now-closed London dance club Plastic People, regulars Four Tet and Floating points explain: "To say this space, along with the owner Ade’s singular vision, was fundamental in our personal musical...
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BADBADNOTGOOD + Ghostface Killah: Ray Gun ft. DOOM
On paper, a partnership between a Toronto-based jazz trio, a prominent member of Wu Tang Clan and one of hip-hop's more mysterious MCs might not sound like the most natural of unions. However "Ray Gun" sees Ghostface Killah and DOOM spitting verses...
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Elvis Presley: That's All Right
On what would have been his 80th birthday this week, Elvis Presley's first-ever recording was auctioned off for $300,000. Though many fans may not know this ballad—called "My Happiness"—it was an essential stepping stone in his career. Presley had...
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Sophia Grace: Best Friends
Viral YouTube stars and The Ellen DeGeneres Show regulars, Sophia Grace & Rosie have charmed the cockles of millions, and now the older of the two (at just 11 years old) has released the catchiest of club bangers. "Best Friends"—complete with AutoTuned...
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Best of CH 2014: ListenUp
As we bid adieu to 2014, we take a look back at the hundreds of new songs and albums (and even our own 4/20-themed playlist) we shared with our readers. While we said goodbye this year to a few music legends who have shaped today's contemporary sound...
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D'Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah D'Angelo released an incredible new album, Black Messiah, and not only is it a beautiful, thoughtful and soulful, it's also poignantly timely. Dent May: I'll Be Stoned For Christmas Mississippi-based Dent...
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Mr Twin Sister: Lonely Disco Dancer Mix
Five-piece New York band Mr Twin Sister had a pretty crazy 2014: a name change, an album release, and opening for Julian Casablancas. As an end-of-year gift, they've put together an uplifting hour-long mix that shows off their music tastes (which involve...
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Joan Jett: Bad Reputation
Joan Jett is undoubtedly the queen of rock and roll. And while her tribute-turned-bar-anthem expressing her love for the genre might be her most popular song, "Bad Reputation" is arguably her best. This week the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced...
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D'Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah
Fourteen years since his last record, D'Angelo has finally released his incredible new album, Black Messiah. Not only is it a beautiful, thoughtful and soulful album (as always expected from the singer/songwriter/instrumentalist), it's also poignantly...
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