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Premiere: "Bubblegum" by CAPYAC feat. KD Kinetic
For every empty electronic track out there doing little more than moving bodies on a dance floor, one's like "Bubblegum" exists for those paying closer attention—for people who want to dance but know if they tune in a bit more, something of value...
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Premiere: TV Baby's "Beware the Holy Whore"
As a nun dances across the rainbow-painted Salvation Mountain in TV Baby's brand new music video for their track "Beware The Holy Whore," directed by Stephanie Cerini, the song provides a gyration-worthy soundtrack to the surrealist visuals. The...
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Premiere: Art Feynman's "Feeling Good About Feeling Good"
California-based Art Feynman recently announced his debut album Blast Off Through the Wicker and we're delighted to premiere the single "Feeling Good About Feeling Good." The almost-eight-minute delight defies genre—there are tinges of many, from...
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Premiere: The Orielles' "Sugar Tastes Like Salt"
Less than a month ago, Halifax, UK trio The Orielles released an epic, dizzying eight minutes of twisting rock music known as "Sugar Tastes Like Salt." It was the band's first single since signing with Heavenly Recordings, and to call the song...
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Premiere: Co/ntry's "Living in a Body"
Through a series of mystical and frequently grotesque still life character studies, art director Dane Richards (founder of lifestyle brand yard666sale) conjures a lasting visual tale for fellow Montreal locals Co/ntry. The exploratory, art-punk...
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Premiere: Turner Cody's "Death is the Friend You Never Met"
When met with a song about death, music video directors can go in innumerable directions for complementary visuals: undercut the sorrow, emphasize it, heighten the fear, obscure it. For folk singer Turner Cody's new track "Death is the Friend You...
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Premiere: Jacques Greene "Afterglow"
From his just-released debut LP, Montreal-based Jacques Greene's "Afterglow" video is premiering exclusively on Cool Hunting. DJ/producer Greene has been making vibey, R&B-influenced, synth-heavy music for years—releasing his first EP in 2012—and...
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Premiere: Aish's "Migrant"
With expressive, fantastical beauty SF-based music-maker Aish explores the depths of one of today's most pressing topics with his single "Migrant," premiering here. Partnering a diverse array of sounds—from electronic to historic instruments—with...
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Premiere: Asbjørn's BOY PWR
Anyone who grew up in the LGBTQ+ community before the prevalence of the internet was aware of an acute lack of visible, diverse role models. Thanks to pop culture, the wealth of resources provided by social media and more, this has begun to change...
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Premiere: "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" (Paul Woolford Rework)
"Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five" is the perfect curtain-call track to Band on the Run, Paul McCartney and Wings' third studio album—it's as funky as it is climactic, with that requisite hue of psychedelia. Jump to 2016: German DJ Timo Maas and...
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Premiere: "For Everything That You Lost" by Jambinai
South Korean trio Jambinai—equipped with the country's expressive traditional instruments—pluck, bow and breathe fury and drama into their experimental post-rock music. While the members showed off their technical prowess in the performance video...
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Premiere: "Kololi Under the Moon" by Populous
Florence, Italy-based label Voodoo Rebel proposed an interesting challenge to 11 producers around the world. During trips to Senegal and Gambia, label founder Leonard P walked around holding his panoramic mic and smartphone to take field recordings...
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Premiere: Warhaus' "The Good Lie"
For over 10 years now, Belgium-based indie rock band Balthazar has been peppering the international music scene with clever, cutting and eerily atmospheric tracks. And while they'll continue to do so, founding member and lead singer Maarten Devoldere...
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Premiere: "Santa Muerte" by Brodka
Poland saw Monika Brodka (from the mountain village of Zywiec) rise to fame as the winner of 2004's Polish Pop idol. No longer a teenager, the alt-pop singer-songwriter—under the name Brodka—will release her first English language album Clashes...
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Premiere: Soul Clap Remixes Nick Monaco's "Physical Therapy"
Nick Monaco likes to bare it all, but it's been a journey. His first EP was titled Naked is My Nature, and now he's set to release his full-length Half Naked on 10 June, on Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb's new-ish collaborative label Crew Love (the...
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Premiere: "Move and Shout" by Boulevards
In a super-funky video that's saturated in retro vibes, Boulevards and director Ramon Zubia create a dance party for the artist's buoyant track "Move and Shout," premiering on Cool Hunting today. Boulevards (aka Jamil Rashad) tells us, "The idea...
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Premiere: "Shikoku" by Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra
Producers love a good, lush swell of strings—but in electronic and even pop music, they're for the most part software simulations. Chicago-raised, now London-based composer Kate Simko has a miniature orchestra available at hand (two violinists...
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Premiere: "Time" by EMEFE
NYC afrobeat dance band staple EMEFE, founded by beast of a drummer and vocalist Miles Arntzen (who keeps the beat for Antibalas and Will Butler of Arcade Fire), will have you hooked after one live show. (Start with them funking up a van with their...
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Premiere: "Second Nature" by Thin Lear
New Queens-based band Thin Lear, headed by Matt Longo, requested the talents of Renaissance man FaceHeads (aka Moscow-based artist Dmitry Kopytin) to create visuals for their song "Second Nature." The carefully produced light classic rock tune...
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Premiere: "Marionettes" by Daphne Guinness
British-Irish fashion muse Daphne Guinness (of the Irish dry stout family), known for appearing in heel-less hoof shoes and haute couture pieces, does her bravest public act yet with the release of her first-ever album Optimist in Black, arriving...
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Unveiling Baby Alpaca's "Under Water" Album Art
For all the discussion surrounding the death of the album as a piece of cohesive art, 2015 presented a thorough selection of LPs that refute this from the creator's end. Among our most anticipated releases of 2016, bi-coastal singer and musician...
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Premiere: "Slow" by Colours
Out of Sarasota, FL comes Colours, a duo made up of vocalist Kyle Tamo and drummer Morgan Alley. They premiere the darkly pulsating "Slow" on CH, a track that will appeal to those who enjoy the conscientious pacing of Twin Shadow and the alt-pop...
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Premiere: "Will I Be A Figure Eight" by Doprah
Formed in Christchurch, NZ, duo-turned-six-member-band Doprah churns the hearts of listeners in their vat of nebulous, sweet bewitchery. From the transfixing melodies in "San Pedro" (frontwoman Indira Force's voice meticulously delayed into echoes...
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Premiere: "After Hour (She)" by Coral Casino
The newest artist signed to record label Manimal is the Buenos Aires-based duo Coral Casino, who joins a roster of artists that include Warpaint, Bat for Lashes and Yoko Ono. Nonchalantly describing their music as "witch R&B synth playa pop," Lara...
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Premiere: "Stranger" by VOWWS
With their journey beginning in Sydney, Matt and Rizz of the Australian/Iranian duo VOWWS are now settled in LA and casting sublime, carefree West Coast temperaments into their shadowy, distortion-filled pop songs. Through bold spunk, they wrote...
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