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ListenUp: The New York Designer's Playlist
New York is a city steeped in music history—from salsa to hip-hop to punk, several genres were born here from bands that found artistic inspiration in the mix of disparate cultures and intense urban landscape. In turn, music itself prompts creative...
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ListenUp: The Mixtape Project
For this year's London Design Festival, the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch played host to four different designer installations for "Super Stimuli," a show curated by biannual magazine Modern Design Review (check out our Instagram of Michael Marriot's lamp...
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Burgerac's Bangin' 4th of July Barbecue Mix
As the United States celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom 238 years ago we find it only appropriate to share in the joy that, while no longer part of Great Britain, America thrives in an ongoing friendship with our English-speaking...
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Pairing Food and Music with Supper.mx
Centuries of study have been dedicated to pairing food and wine, but music has long been an important part of the cooking process, as well as the dining environment. The passionate, music-loving app developers at Artisan Council recognized the...
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Grace Jones: Me! I Disconnect From You Model turned new wave R&B diva, Grace Jones remains on heavy rotation at clubs around the world, but for many its her covers that stand out most. Jones reinterprets songs with a certain refined soulfulness...
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Big Huge: At The Movies Self-described as "a frightful/delightful five-piece of ditty pumpers with a heart that bleeds for the wild child, the mood swinger and the lost thought found again," NYC-based Big Huge and their garage-pop sound is a legitimate...
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Diesel Playlists
Advertorial content: A good scent transports you—like a good playlist—to a better state of mind. Taking Diesel's Loverdose, Only the Brave and Fuel for Life fragrances as inspiration, we gathered together some of our favorite tracks from recent memory...
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Poliça: Shulamith NPR Music gave readers a first listen to Poliça's upcoming sophomore album, Shulamith, which the erudite outlet has dubbed "nearly perfect." Channy Leaneagh's silvery vocals have the magical ability to both soothe and probe, while...
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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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Pixies: Indie Cindy Perhaps a nod to the years during their reign, the video for Pixies' "Indie Cindy"—a preview track from their surprising forthcoming EP—is bound by a VHS aesthetic. While the legendary Boston-based band is now sadly operating...
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Jeremy Deller + Melodians Steel Orchestra: Voodoo Ray Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studio Two in collaboration with Vinyl Factory, English Magic is the three-song soundtrack to a new film by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, currently...
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Kitten Pyramid: Uh Oh As the UK celebrated the birth of a future prince on 22 August 2013, the hilariously named British prog rock band Kitten Pyramid released their own gem when their debut single "Uh Oh" hit iTunes on Monday. Those disappointed...
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Bijules + Leather & Porridge DC-based music and fashion blogger Leather & Porridge partnered with NYC's beloved jewelry designer Jules Kim to create a customized mix for the relaunch of her website. The mix emanates strength, pulsating rhythms and...
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EROK's Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Team Playlist
"It can be anything from a planned after party for a race—a big production in a club—or it could be a random thing, like we're in the middle of the German countryside and we roll into a little pub and just pop open the computer and start DJing off...
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Shaken or Stirred
Advertorial content: As we reach the final days of summer the breeze picks up and the air cools down, making it the perfect time to unwind with a group of friends with a well-deserved Tanqueray cocktail in hand. No party is complete without some...
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CH Summer 2012 Playlist
Whether sultry August means partying to the beat of your AC or—better yet—escaping to the beach, the sun is still in full effect and there's no reason not to celebrate the dog days of summer. Sweat out the remainder of this balmy season...
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Chances With Wolves' 35 Summers Mixtape
Perpetually on the hunt for "overlooked, hauntingly beautiful music", DJ trio Chances With Wolves has been serving NYC and beyond with a dose of carefully considered sounds since 2008. Their weekly East Village Radio program fills the airwaves with...
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Cool Hunting's Hibernating Playlist
As winter sputters along in New York, we're finding plenty of reasons to be homebodies —an activity that calls for the appropriate soundtrack. Like Atlas Sounds' opener "The Shakes," some of the best music for the season seems engineered for...
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Cool Hunting's Harvest Playlist
Fall is all about motivation, preparing for the season ahead by taking stock of summer's bounty. While melancholy at times—Bon Iver's childhood memory "Michicant," "Harvest Breed by Nick Drake—there's plenty here to get you going too...
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