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Gavin Lucas: Outline Zone #1
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted about that week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's surprising personal interests—#PrivateJam exposes their musical guilty pleasure...
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Christian Tiger School + Bilal + World's Fair: Spanish Robin Williams
As part of Okayplayer's ongoing collaboration series that brings divergent musicians together for one-off tracks, South African hip-hop production team Christian Tiger School traveled to Brooklyn to lay down "Spanish Robin Williams," an unexpected...
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Hi-Five: Never Should've Let You Go
For this week's #PrivateJam we checked in with the unabashed Buzzfeed creative and Sorry Mom founder Alix McAlpine, who told us, "My musical taste is generally embarrassing more often than not—my guilty pleasure right is Ariana Grande! Especially this...
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Matthew Dear: Pale Shelter (feat. Tegan and Sara)
British rock duo Tears For Fears haven't released an album since their 2004 reunion for Everybody Loves A Happy Ending but they have offered some pretty epic covers of younger artists like Arcade Fire and Animal Collective, showing that New Wave is...
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Jose Gonzalez: Stay Alive
Gothenburg, Sweden's Jose Gonzalez is known for his comforting vocals and stripped-down acoustic sets that buzz with energy. It's been a few years since Gonzalez released new solo material, so we were happy to see his latest release "Stay Alive" pop...
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Jose Gonzalez: Stay Alive Gothenburg, Sweden's Jose Gonzalez is known for his comforting vocals and stripped-down acoustic sets that buzz with energy. It's been a few years since Gonzalez released new solo material, so we were happy to see his latest...
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Matthew Dear
The life of Matthew Dear is anything but black and white. Originally from Texas, the multi-faceted artist cut his teeth in the music world while studying at the University of Michigan—where he also co-founded record label Ghostly International...
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Boiler Room
With an invite-only door policy and super secret location, Boiler Room just might be London's most exclusive music venue. But elitism isn't the premise for its clandestine nature—in fact, anyone with an Internet connection can easily join...