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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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Henry Wolfe: Encino
Three years have brought out a weathered yet spirited side of Henry Wolfe. While the musician's debut LP Linda Vista (2011) was straightforward, almost too gentle even, with its conventional instrumentation and approach, the two original songs on...
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Stratospheric Visuals from ODESZA
Seattle-based electro outfit ODESZA has captivated critics and fans alike with their unique blend of chillwave synths and textured vocal sampling. Known for creating sonic landscapes with their layered sound, the duo partnered with German "near space...
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In Waves: Arp + RO/LU + Paul Clipson
Electronic musician Alexis Georgopoulos (aka Arp) is no stranger to collaboration or experimentation. The NYC-based artist has worked with as many fellow musicians as he has painters, sculptors and illustrators. His latest work with Minneapolis studio...
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Sébastien Tellier: "Ma Calypso" Premiere
Always sensual and always grandiose, electronic music veteran Sébastien Tellier recently released his sixth studio album L’Aventura this past July via French independent label Record Makers. As longtime supporters of the artist, we're happy to host...
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Lo Fang: When We're Fire (Cello Version) After garnering much acclaim while supporting Lorde on her most recent tour, Lo Fang has just announced a new mixtape and a listen reveals the work to be as impressive as his live act. This EP, Every Night...
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Plastic Mermaids: Drømtorp While the title of their new EP Drømtorp may channel a Nordic vibe, Isle of Wight five-piece—the Plastic Mermaids—is actually made up of Anglo avid surfers laying down ethereal folk melodies with atmospheric beats. This...
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Steve Gunn + Mike Cooper: Pony Blues
Cult label RVNG's conceptual 12-inch series FRKWYS (pronounced "freakways") pairs young contemporary musicians with groundbreaking predecessors. As there are no limitations on creation, anything can happen—like percussionist David Van Tieghem musically...
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Tensnake and Jacques Lu Cont: Feel Of Love (feat. Jamie Lidell) Sex sells for the obvious reasons, but it can also be funny. Tensnake and Jacques Lu Cont's hilarious new video for "Feel Of Love"—a standout track from the German producer's latest...
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Polygrains: Now I Know Armed with a staunch endorsement from Larry Gus (a part of the DFA family) is fellow Greek singer and producer Polygrains. His single "Now I Know" is a fresh downtempo electronic tune; his jazz training shows through his choice...
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Majid Jordan: A Place Like This With prominent vocals and production credits on Drake's heavily rotated (and critically acclaimed) single "Hold On, We're Going Home," Toronto duo Majid Jordan had listeners intrigued. Composed of Majid Al Maskati...
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Gambles: You Won't Remind It
Since their inception—and later rampant explosion as both an artistic endeavor and a promotional tool—music videos have become an important medium for channeling new messages and additional layers to the tracks they accompany. With "You Won't Remind...
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Charged: Lucy McRae
If Lady Gaga were to give up the music and focus solely on design she might look a lot like Lucy McRae, whose artistic biotech-tinged productions make today's wearable technology look like candy bracelets. The self-proclaimed "body architect's" creations...
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Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z: Drunk In Love Just when you thought a song featuring Beyoncé and her man Jay-Z couldn't get any better, Austin-based filmmaker Jesse Hill proved the world wrong by creating an unofficial Emoji video for the power couple's hit...
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For this week's bout of exciting new music we turned to the team behind MTV Iggy, who used their distinct global focus to highlight five international acts making noise around the world. See their picks below, and follow Iggy on Twitter for even more...
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Fatima: Black Dough (prod. fLako) The stylish doyenne of London-based Eglo Records, Swedish songstress Fatima offers up the B-side to her forthcoming single "Family/La Neta" with the Bandcamp teaser "Black Dough." Produced by burgeoning beatmaker...
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Darkside: Paper Trails When Darkside remixed the entirety of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories this summer, it was clear they were warming up to something much bigger. Producer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington have been concocting...
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SBTRKT: IMO The typically reserved musician Aaron Jerome—better known as UK producer SBTRKT—bared a bit of himself this week with the surprise Twitter revealing of "IMO." The unmixed and unmastered song is from new album recordings, and was posted...
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Studio Visit: Studio Moross
In an industry that has been known to label its constituents with simply one ability or another, the enigmatically artistic Kate Moross is genuinely defining a term that is so often gratuitously applied: Creative. The shift toward owning a diverse...
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Missy Elliott + G-Dragon: Niliria There's more to Seoul than "Gangnam Style." While Justin Timberlake pleased Brooklyn at the VMAs, his Korean counterpart G-Dragon (who rose to fame through his pop band Big Bang and whose solo career has been equally...
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The Flaming Lips: Turning Violent One of the Flaming Lips' darkest works yet; the lyrics, instrumentation and video for "Turning Violent" are uncharacteristically reserved. Steven Drozd's falsetto vocals and an oscillating bass synth lead you into...
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Lil Silva: No Doubt (feat. Rosie Lowe) Rising South London singer Rosie Lowe joins British producer Lil Silva on "No Doubt"—a bass-thumping track showcasing their respective talents, while hinting at the goodness to come from each of their forthcoming...
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Moderat: Bad Kingdom Moderat—the collaborative side project of Berlin-based artists Apparat (Sascha Ring) and Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary)—takes listeners on an illustrated journey of the downfall of English aristocracy in...
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Arthur Beatrice: Carter (Uncut) Deftly playing with focus, Studio Moross' video for the Arthur Beatrice single "Carter (Cut)" slowly reveals its subjects with such smoothness and sexiness, they feasibly needed to rename it "Carter (Uncut)." The...
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