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Son Lux: Tundra Visitation Rentals A music festival with a dedicated couch-surfing program may seemingly be pointed at young indie hipsters, but the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht—a quaint town about an hour south of Amsterdam—is a serious music...
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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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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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Gorgeous Children: How We Do It Starting out with playful tooting and honking that sounds like it belongs in an old-fashioned animation, Gorgeous Children's "How We Do It" quickly morphs into a breezy, but ultimately sex-driven song. Made up of...
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Afrika Bambaataa's Vinyl Collection, Interpreted by DJ Shadow
Six years after their last tour together, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist team up again—this time, for a very special pursuit. They gained access to over 40,000 vinyl records from Afrika Bambaataa's historic collection (which is in the process of being...
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Kindness: World Restart feat. Kelela & Ade British musician Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, mixes pop's lightness and accessibility with some experimental fringes. The first single off of his upcoming sophomore album Otherness, "World Restart," is...
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Holly Cole Trio: Losing My Mind (Virgin Magnetic Material Feel The Wind Edit) Virgin Magnetic Material remixes—or perhaps more accurately "reinterprets"—works from classic artists such as Led Zeppelin and David Bowie into completely new experiences...
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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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Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty Ishmael Butler—whose notoriety peaked in the mid '90s when he became known as Butterfly, one-third of experimental trio Digable Planets—is a music veteran with impeccable taste and tenacity. His consistently fresh take...
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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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Noa vs AK Paul: So Good Fans of the mysterious Jai Paul and his seldom but exceptional singles will delight in knowing there's another way to hear more. Turns out, Jai has a brother named Anup (who goes by AK) and his talents are equally outstanding...
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Jessie Ware: Tough Love London's beloved songstress Jessie Ware released her new single, "Tough Love," and—as expected—it's one for the repeat button. Produced by duo BenZel (who were also behind her saucy Brownstone cover), the song was recorded...
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Air: All I Need We celebrated the news of Air's forthcoming vinyl-only release, Music For Museum, with a look back at one of their classic tracks, "All I Need" and its Mike Mills-directed video. It's been two years since Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas...
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Auclair: Jupiter + Venus UK music website The 405 debuted a new track from London-based singer, songwriter and producer Auclair this week. From her forthcoming EP Semaphore, "Jupiter + Venus" is like the Goldilocks of new music; it's the perfect...
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Clarens: Trust A whirlwind tour performing with French synth-pop duo Juveniles prompted Senegal-born, Paris-based musician Ousseynou Cissé to create a song about his experience. The emerging artist—who now goes by Clarens—told Interview magazine...
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Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock: It Takes Two Last weekend the music world lost two influential members: Chicago house producer DJ Rashad passed on Saturday, while Sunday saw the death of hip-hop's Rodney "Skip" Bryce, better known as DJ E-Z Rock and one...
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Owen Pallett: Song for Five & Six This week Montreal-based musician Owen Pallett released "Song for Five & Six" from In Conflict, his fourth full-length studio album (which features Brian Eno) out 13 May on Domino Records. The accomplished violinist...
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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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Todd Terje: It's Album Time Next week dance fans will finally be able to get their hands on the highly anticipated debut album from the self-dubbed "remaster of the universe," Todd Terje. The aptly titled LP, It's Album Time, arrives 10 years after...
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3'Hi NYC + LON Berlin-based 3'Hi is bringing their "sweaty dance floor" vibes to New York and London this spring and, for a hint at what's to come, check out their promo video montage culled straight from footage of gyrating party-goers in the...
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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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Bongeziwe Mabandla: Bendisiti Seamlessly blending lyrics in Xhosa and English, Bongeziwe Mabandla's heartfelt folk music explores his journey from a rural town in the Eastern Cape province to a prestigious film school in Johannesburg—all in the...
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Ajukaja & Andrevski: Rare Birds The Estonians have infiltrated the realm of deep house—duo Raul “Ajukaja” Saaremets ("Aju" meaning brain and "Kaja" meaning echo) and longtime friend Andrevski composed analog jams on hand-built equipment in their...
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