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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 »

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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 »

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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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Future Islands have released the new song they cut at Abbey Road for Record Store Day. ‘The Chase’ was played live on Letterman, scene of their game-raising performance last year. Herring introduced the song by dedicating the song to the people of Baltimore, where the band are from. “Let us not discount their voices,” he… Read more »

Posted on April 29th, 2015

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With a run of singles that include ‘Rhythm Of Auld’, ‘Kong’ and ‘Simple Love’, Julio Bashmore’s debut album Knockin’ Boots might be the dance album of the summer when it arrives on July 10th. More evidence presents itself in ‘Holding On’ a French-electro-inspired summer jam with Sam Dew on vocals. Hot damn. 1. Knockin Boots… Read more »

Posted on April 29th, 2015

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Sure when he came out first, Ben Khan sounded like a tribute to the promise that is/was Jai Paul (what is happening there? He was last seen six months ago) but ever since Khan has been establishing his own identity in his absence. A new EP, out next week on his own Blessed Vice label,… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2015

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The music of London-based duo Lung Dart has a desolate feel to it, as if the pair are kicking back against to their surroundings. London can give you the cold-eye stare and against this, James & Tim of Lung Dart give a warm and bare emotional plea to stay with them. Lung Dart – ‘B… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2015

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