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The latest release, coming Monday from New Jackson on the Major Problems label, is a less cleaner, deeper take on the kind of dance music David Kitt has been making of late. The percussive drops and chord style is still present but ‘Talkin’ To You’ feels murkier, more degraded with noise and less willing to… Read more »

Posted on May 1st, 2015

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Here are the top 10 tracks of the last week: Julio Bashmore – ‘Holding On’ feat. Sam Dew Torres – ‘Cowboy Guilt’ Braids – ‘Taste’ Towkio – ‘Reflection’ (prod. Kaytranada) Shit Robot feat. Reggie Watts – ‘Where It’s At’ !!! – ‘All U Writers’ Future Islands – ‘The Chase‘ Kudu Blue – ‘Bones’ Lung Dart –… Read more »

Posted on May 1st, 2015

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The music of Montreal via Calgary band Braids has often been characterised by skittering digital production, synthesizer sprawls and pastoral folktronic sounds. It was often pretty but difficult to feel any great affinity to – the kind of thing you’d enjoy in passing but rarely seek out for repeated listens. Third album Deep In The… Read more »

Posted on May 1st, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Part One Julio Bashmore  – Holding On (feat. Sam Dew) Future Islands  – The Chase Hot Chip  – Burning Up Towkio  – Reflection (prod. Kaytranada) Jungle  – The Heat (Creange Remix) Jape  –… Read more »

Posted on May 1st, 2015

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Towkio has dropped his free-download WAV. Theory mixtape which is a solid collection of electronic-infused rap with great guests like Chance The Rapper, Kaytranada, Vic Mensa and FKJ, some of which are childhood friends of his. Standouts include the club disco-inflected ‘Involved’, the Chance The Rapper uplifting closing track ‘Heaven Only Knows’ and the bumping… Read more »

Posted on April 30th, 2015

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Spies’ Sea Creature EP (stream here) has spawned a new video for the title track. The video concerns a Splash-type scenario and was shot by the ubiquitous Irish director Bob Gallagher (who last week released his S&M-themed video for Le Galaxie’s ‘Le Club’. Spies’ singer Michael Broderick is the main dude in the Tom Hanks… Read more »

Posted on April 30th, 2015

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Bridie Monds-Watson was asked by Rookie Magazine to cover St. Vincent which she did in her own inimitable way and they interviewed her about it and her music as part of it: So much of that song, and what Annie Clark has said about it, is about her disdain for internet culture and people broadcasting… Read more »

Posted on April 30th, 2015

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Shit Robot & Reggie Watts collaborated twice on Marcus Lambkin’s recent Shit Robot Album We Got A Love, on the title track and ‘The Secret’. The pair are back again on the propulsive classic house throwback ‘Where It’s At’. Watts even does his best Thriller voiceover impression to kick things off. The track was mixed… Read more »

Posted on April 29th, 2015

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