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Summer Camp: Bad Love
Summer Camp is set to release their third album Bad Love on 25 May; this week they've released a playful video for the title track. "Bad Love" features the husband and wife duo (Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey) as stars of a make-believe, '90s...
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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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Jeremih feat. J Cole: Planes
Though more recently best known for the super-popular "Don't Tell 'Em," Jeremih's knack for slower sex-laden tracks can't be doubted. With his recent release, "Planes" (possibly from his long-awaited album Late Nights), he sings to his listener about...
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Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday
Introduced by American Congressman John Conyers in 1968, it wasn't until 1986 that the third Monday of every January would come to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The ridiculously long process for passing a bill which would honor...
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Floating Points & Four Tet: Final Plastic People On the now-closed London dance club Plastic People, regulars Four Tet and Floating points explain: "To say this space, along with the owner Ade’s singular vision, was fundamental in our personal musical...
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Belle & Sebastian: The Cat with the Cream
Spanning their nearly 20-year career with nine full-length albums to date, Scottish group Belle and Sebastian's unique brand of literary indie pop has garnered a fan base that stretches across generations. "The Cat with the Cream"—the lead single off...
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Sylas: Shore
If you've never heard of Sylas, take note. The London-based duo's debut EP features none other than the legendary Brian Eno, who they collaborated with after a chance encounter. It's no wonder Eno got involved—we haven't stopped listening to "Shore...
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Sylas: Shore If you've never heard of Sylas, take note. The London-based duo's debut EP features none other than the legendary Brian Eno, who they collaborated with after a chance encounter. It's no wonder Eno got involved—we haven't stopped listening...
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Ja Ja Ja Festival 2014 Preview
Gearing up for its second iteration in London, Nordic music showcase Ja Ja Ja Festival prepared a 15-track Spotify playlist of their featured acts. The array of international music kicks off with headliner Emiliana Torrini (of Iceland) and her spacious...
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Cypress Hill: Throw Your Hands In The Air
After showing us the future of fashion during last month's NYFW, this week MADE—the Milk Studios offshoot—took us back in time for the launch of their new music initiative. With blunt smoke filling the air at Brooklyn venue Baby's All Right, Cypress...
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Buscabulla: Temporal
The winner of last year's Get Out of the Garage! contest—a call for emerging artists put on by Converse and the Guitar Center—Brooklyn-based, Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla is clearly turning heads with their whimsically mellow musical stylings. Their...
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Alec Lomami: Kinshasa (CHLLNGR Remix)
Design Indaba's track of the week is Danish producer CHLLNGR's remix of Congolese artist Alec Lomami's 2011 tune "Kinshasa." While the song and remix were both cut several years ago, the resurface is apt: Lomami is currently gearing up for the debut...
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SBTRKT: Higher (ft. Raury)
The generous SBTRKT has been dropping tracks here and there over the past year—from "Runaway" with Jessie Ware to the instrumental EP series Transitions. Known for his tight production, the masked UK electronic musician teases us yet again with the...
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Metronomy: Month of Sundays
British artist and filmmaker Callum Cooper applied his experimental, MC Escher-like approach to Metronomy's new song "Month of Sundays" (from their fourth album Love Letters). The result is a dizzying look at the band, as well as London's iconic Barbican...
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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, is available on 30 September 2014 and features...
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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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Drake: 0 to 100
This week's #PrivateJam comes from Courtney Lowery, Senior Director of Publicity at Sony—whose clients include Future, Yo Gotti, Travis Scott, Bobby Shmurda and Kat Dahlia, to name a few. A bonafide music enthusiast as well as an industry professional...
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Dntel: Ashby
Jimmy Tamborello—also known as Dntel—has remained relatively quiet since the runaway success of his side project The Postal Service with Death Cab's Ben Gibbard in 2003. This week, the LA-based minimalist electronic artist released a new single from...
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Ty Segall: Susie Thumb
When the old guard says there's no good old fashioned rock'n'roll artists today, simply point them in the direction of Ty Segall. The prolific LA-based artist dropped two records last year each to its own acclaim and sounding like it was recorded in...
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Secret Machines: Nowhere Again
Milo Greene band member Graham Fink is behind this week's #PrivateJam, and the LA-based musician tells us of his selection: "In 2004, I graduated from high school and the Secret Machines were the soundtrack. I thought their album, Now Here is Nowhere...
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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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Leikeli47: Two Times a Charm
Rapper Leikeli47 is masked in mystery—literally. The artist who crosses genres from soul to Caribbean step has only been photographed wearing a mask and her videos usually feature her friends instead of the artist herself. Her recent single "Two Times...
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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 a great example of such. Impeccably recorded...
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Blood Orange: Piano Improvisation 1
Blood Orange—aka Devonté Hynes—spent a late night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music preparing for his upcoming TEDxMartha'sVineyard talk, and took a break to "have a laff" and ended up creating this calming piano improvisation. The NYC-based musical...
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