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Hohokum PS4 Game
In Hohokum—a PS4 game collaboratively created by London-based studio Honeyslug and artist Richard Hogg—players navigate a surreal world as a curious flying kite. There are goals, activities and secrets to uncover as you roam around, all set to a soundtrack...
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The Three Degrees: 天使の囁き (When Will I See You Again)
This week Japanese hip-hop scholar Dexter Thomas penned a second installment of his look into Japan's connection to Soul Train, highlighting the band Yellow Magic Orchestra—the only Japanese band to ever perform on the show, and an Afrika Bambaataa...
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Music from "Transparent"
November 20th marked Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which honors those who have lost their lives because of anti-transgender prejudice. (Reportedly, a person is killed somewhere in the world every two days for expressing gender nonconformity...
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Tinashe (feat. SchoolBoy Q): 2 On
After listening to LA-based singer-songwriter Henry Wolfe's recently released EP Encino, which features two original tracks and two covers (Arthur Russell and Harry Nilsson), you might be surprised to hear his current guilty pleasure song is the club...
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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 fan's affair. Founded in 2007, the...
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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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A Conversation with Composer Cliff Martinez
A Q&A with film score composer Cliff Martinez at Moogfest this year attracted a mix of curious festival attendees and die-hard fans—many of whom cared much more for Martinez's dark, ambient scores than the actual movie plots. The regular Steven Soderbergh...
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Colleagues: Tears
Take synth-driven electro-pop charm, bolster it with a riotous bass line and a healthy dose of danceability and the result is Swedish quintet Colleagues' "Tears." With synths fit for a stadium, hypnotic vocals and a radio-ready chorus, the track is...
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Hot Chip: Atomic Bomb (William Onyeabor cover)
The mysterious Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor—who all but disappeared from music after releasing eight highly influential, if not obscure, albums in the '70s and '80s—has amassed quite a talented following. London's electro-pop outfit Hot...
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De La Soul: Smell the Da.I.S.Y. Mixtape
After releasing snippets all month, NYC hip-hop trio De La Soul dropped their entire "Smell the Da.I.S.Y." mixtape, featuring never-before-heard beats from the late great producer J Dilla considered by many to be the most influential beatmaker of his...
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SQÜRL: Funnel Of Love feat. Madeline Follin
"Only Lovers Left Alive" promises to be a very different kind of vampire film—Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are centuries-old, long-distance lovers who buy, rather than suck, blood in a civilized manner. Director Jim Jarmusch happens to be in the...
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Kishi Bashi: Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!
The imitable Kishi Bashi (aka K Ishibashi) has created yet another delightful pop song with "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" Set to appear on his upcoming album Lighght (out 13 May 2014), the song is bubbly, sweet and joyous, while the gentle...
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Kishi Bashi: Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! The imitable Kishi Bashi (aka K Ishibashi) has created yet another delightful pop song with "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" Set to appear on his upcoming album Lighght (out 13 May...
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Gavin Lucas: Outline Zone #1
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted about that week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's surprising personal interests—#PrivateJam exposes their musical guilty pleasure...
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Christian Tiger School + Bilal + World's Fair: Spanish Robin Williams
As part of Okayplayer's ongoing collaboration series that brings divergent musicians together for one-off tracks, South African hip-hop production team Christian Tiger School traveled to Brooklyn to lay down "Spanish Robin Williams," an unexpected...
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Hi-Five: Never Should've Let You Go
For this week's #PrivateJam we checked in with the unabashed Buzzfeed creative and Sorry Mom founder Alix McAlpine, who told us, "My musical taste is generally embarrassing more often than not—my guilty pleasure right is Ariana Grande! Especially this...
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Matthew Dear: Pale Shelter (feat. Tegan and Sara)
British rock duo Tears For Fears haven't released an album since their 2004 reunion for Everybody Loves A Happy Ending but they have offered some pretty epic covers of younger artists like Arcade Fire and Animal Collective, showing that New Wave is...
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Jose Gonzalez: Stay Alive
Gothenburg, Sweden's Jose Gonzalez is known for his comforting vocals and stripped-down acoustic sets that buzz with energy. It's been a few years since Gonzalez released new solo material, so we were happy to see his latest release "Stay Alive" pop...
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Jose Gonzalez: Stay Alive Gothenburg, Sweden's Jose Gonzalez is known for his comforting vocals and stripped-down acoustic sets that buzz with energy. It's been a few years since Gonzalez released new solo material, so we were happy to see his latest...
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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 Spring 2012 Playlist
As we've found out the hard way in NYC, spring can often be an unwelcoming start to summer. Sunny one minute and raining the next, the juggling of temperatures can really drag down any premature warm weather celebrations. So while you're still deciding...
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The Builder and New Jerusalem
An emerging filmmaker from Richmond, Virginia, Rick Alverson's slowburning film style feeds off lingering frames, pregnant pauses and subtle interactions between its characters. His debut feature "The Builder" (due for release by indie label Jagjaguwar...
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Interview with Sound Artist Diego Stocco
Italian artist Diego Stocco builds sound. Last year he unveiled The Burning Piano in which he ritually murdered a €200 piano by setting it alight and plinking out its last notes as it burned. Lately he's been more constructive, building musical...
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Once in a Lifetime
The recently-released Once In A Lifetime, is a solidly put-together documentary about the rise and fall of the New York Cosmos football club, but is probably not for those who aren't fans of the sport. However, It's immaculately-produced...