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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...
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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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Common feat. Mary J Blige: Come Close Our #TBT this week, taking us back to 2002, is "Come Close," Common's gentle serenade for true love featuring R&B queen Mary J. Blige. Both artists—along with No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, and even a couple...
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1. Demythologizing Kurt Cobain Named for a mixtape Kurt Cobain made in 1988, Brett Morgen's "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" promises to be insightful and dramatic. Morgen initially thought the film (the first authorized documentary since Cobain's...
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Justin Vernon: Inside Out
In a subtle, serene music video graced with the magic we've come to expect from him, Justin Vernon—commonly known under the moniker Bon Iver—covers indie band Spoon's "Inside Out" to haunting affect. What is perhaps the nicest promotional material...
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Ratatat: Cream on Chrome
Experimental duo Ratatat performed live for the first time in four years this past weekend at Coachella, where they also debuted the new track "Cream on Chrome" to those dancing in the Sahara Tent. The rest of the world can hear the studio version...
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Lykke Li: Hold On, We're Going Home (Drake Cover) Leave it to Swedish indie-pop dreamboat Lykke Li to turn Drake's hit "Hold On, We're Going Home" into a heartbreaking song that oozes sex and sadness. This unpolished, live version lets the singer...
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Jhené Aiko: Eternal Sunshine
LA-based Jhené Aiko has returned with an emotional video for "Eternal Sunshine" off her Souled Out album. It's a pared-down ode to loved ones that blends melancholy and joy. The video (directed by Jay Ahn) is striking and tells the stories two tragic...
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Son Lux: Change is Everything With latent, unassuming power found among sweeping rhythms and perfectly timed chirps, the track "Change Is Everything" from NYC's Son Lux was released in accompaniment with the news of a new album, Bones, due out in...
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Jill Scott: You Don't Know
Jill Scott's newest song "You Don't Know" is a heartbreaking, bluesy ballad that's entirely full of feels. Originally recorded by Carl Hall in 1967, Scott's version sees Questlove on drums and Adam Blackstone (who has worked with everybody from Kanye...
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Dev Hynes + Neneh Cherry: He, She, Me
A new video supporting the multi-talented Dev Hynes and Neneh Cherry's new collaborative track "He, She, Me" strikes an ever-relevant cultural note: increase awareness of transgender identity. With magnificent choreography set to the dazzling, oft...
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The Tallest Man on Earth: Sagres Reminiscent of the early American folk of Bob Dylan and Woodie Guthrie, The Tallest Man on Earth's previous albums featured analog recordings of his voice, a guitar or banjo and little else. "Sagres" from Kristian...
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A$AP Ferg: DOPE WALK
Shot entirely on an iPhone camera, though directed and edited by fine artist Matt Starr, A$AP Ferg's latest video "DOPE WALK" offers an amped up, insider angle on New York Fashion Week—with model Cara Delevingne in a tiny FaceTime box for the entirety...
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Shlohmo: Buried
The video for Shlohmo's just-released "Buried" (off his upcoming album DarkRed) isn't for the faint-hearted. The slow-burning track's creepy video—directed by Lance Drake—follows a pregnant woman through dark, deserted streets; on a visual journey...
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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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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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Lobster Theremin for NTS Radio Freshly founded London imprint Lobster Theremin mixed it up for NTS Radio with live sets from Hungarian producer Imre Kiss and the enigmatic white noise-loving artist Snowbone. Rosie Lowe: How'd You Like It South...
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The Pastel-Hued Digital World of Rose Pilkington
“Pinks, purples, turquoises, oranges—sunset colors.” Thrse are artist Rose Pilkington's favorites; something that’s immediately evident when you see her cool, pastel-hued graphic designs. Pilkington has had her hands full since graduating from London...
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Rosie Lowe: How'd You Like It
South London singer/songwriter Rosie Lowe has been making quite a name for herself since releasing her EP Right Thing a year ago. Those paying attention to the UK's modern R&B scene will easily recognize the rising star as the featured artist on Lil...
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Beyoncé: 7/11 It's all in a day's work for Beyoncé. In her new video for "7/11," the popstar demonstrates how—with real talent and creative choreography—all you really need are a few back-up dancers, a sense of humor and a GoPro camera to make...
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Beyonce: 7/11
It's all in a day's work for Beyoncé. In her new video for "7/11," the female pop star demonstrates how with real talent and creative choreography, all you really need are a few backup dancers, a sense of humor and a GoPro camera to make a music video...
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The Juan Maclean: Love Stops Here
"We love songs that build, measure after measure—beat after beat. The type of songs you listen to a dozen times in a row to pinpoint the exact turning point from slow burn into a jam. This comes a lot from our years spent as Finger On The Pulse DJs...
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Swim Team: Clairvoyant
LA label Hit City USA released the first singles for San Diego newcomer Swim Team this week, both of which are the upshot of a broken synthesizer. Accustomed to playing guitar or keyboards in bands, when Swim Team's Caleb Chial happened upon the synth...
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Redlight: 9TS (90s Baby)
As one half of Berlin duo Africaine 808, Nomad has become famous for his Vulkandance parties in the German capital. The DJ (and painter) ventured to NYC this week to treat audiences to his crate-digging style of deep house that draws on rare and obscure...
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Gabriel Garzón-Montano: 6 8 (Lord RAJA Remix) On his EP Bishouné: Alma del Huila (off NYC imprint Styles Upon Styles), Gabriel Garzón-Montano reminds listeners what instruments, not computers, are capable of doing. The SUNY Purchase Conservatory...
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