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    WATCH | DJ Shadow & Run The Jewels Perform “Nobody Speak” On Fallon

    DJ Shadow’s first album in five years,The Mountain Will Fall, features a collaboration with Run the Jewels called “Nobody Speak,” and they rocked it hard on The Tonight Show!
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    LISTEN | Aesop Rock’s “The Impossible Kid” (Full Album Stream)

    Aesop Rock's "The Impossible Kid" drops April 29th, but you can stream the album in full now via YouTube! Added bonus: Director Rob Shaw has masterfully crafted a shot-by-shot recreation of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in miniature to accompany the stream.
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    LISTEN — Radiohead And The Invisible Do Ninja Tune Podcast

    With Radiohead recently releasing “A Moon Shaped Pool” album and The Invisible releasing their own album in “Patience” the two met up at Roundhouse studios with regular producer DK to talk about their respective creative processes.
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    WATCH | Danny Brown “When It Rain”

    "“When It Rain” is the first we’ve heard from the Detroit rapper since he celebrated and put to rest “The Old Danny Brown” on his 2013 album. He sounds as hyperactive as ever—still with a preternatural ability to make end rhymes so compelling—and newly focused.” — via Pitchfork
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    LISTEN | Nico Yaryan ‘What A Tease’ (via Billboard)

    Frequent Hanni El Khatib collaborator, Nico Yaryan, has released 'What A Tease' via Partisan Records in the past few weeks, and you can listen to it in full via Billboard.
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    WATCH | iLe “Canibal”

    According to KCRW, "“Canibal” is a well-crafted video that poignantly explores a self-reflexive perspective on how we cannibalize our feelings and, to a further extent, our identities. It’s a very fitting interpretation that accents the lyrical thematic by iLE & director Juan Manuel Costa of El Birque Animaciones." Click through to watch it now!
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    READ | The Guardian Reviews Kutiman’s ’6am’

    "The eastern ululations on She’s a Revolution, the spaghetti western guitar on Shine Again, the sweeping strings on Dangerous combine to cinematic effect, evoking a scuzzy desert epic where peril and intrigue are offset by the sheer exuberance and warmth of Kutiel’s playing.” — via The Guardian

Recent News

LISTEN — Fakear ‘Animal’

June 28th, 2016


Fakear may not be a name you are familiar with yet, though that is about to change. Lesser known as Théo Le Vigoreux, the 24-year-old French phenom has already developed a fine-tuned affinity for creating beautifully intricate, multi-layered compositions. He has quietly emerged with a handful of EPs in his catalog, seemingly limitless creativity embedded in his process, and an appropriately tongue-in-cheek moniker. With a well-rounded blend of symphonic classics and sophisticated world music shaping his style, the Normandy-bred newcomer’s journey has now culminated with his debut full-length record, Animal.” — via Dancing Astronaut

Listen to ‘Animal’ in its entirety below!

WATCH — The Amazing “Ambulance”

June 27th, 2016


The Amazing, the band featuring members of Dungen, are releasing a new album this year called Ambulance (out July 22 via Partisan). Today, they’ve shared the title track’s music video. Directed by Kris Merc, the video stars Ross Marquand of “The Walking Dead.” In the clip, Marquand goes slowly mad inside his home, following the dissolution of a relationship, as the footage cuts between the present and past.” — via Pitchfork

Watch the video for “Ambulance” below!

WATCH — Nico Yaryan “You Belong To Me”

June 26th, 2016


“Last month LA songwriter Nico Yaryan released “You Belong To Me,” the woeful and wandering third single off his debut album What A Tease. Now he’s revealed an accompanying visual by director Nick Walker, which opens on the initial meeting between Yaryan and an unseen/unheard stranger, fast-forwards to the singer miserable and bed-ridden, and then traces back the steps between the former and the latter. Yaryan and his new companion form an unconventional relationship, but the depiction is sweet even if played for comedic effect. And once you discover the narrative of why Yaryan is so forlorn in the aftermath, you can’t help but feel the tragedy in the humor.” — via Stereogum

Watch “You Belong To Me” below!


June 25th, 2016


Australian indietronic act SAFIA is about to release its long awaited full length debut album, which is expected to be released later this year via Parlophone and Warner Music Group. The band has unveiled an instrumental new track called “Zion” as a prelude/introduction before the arrival of the next official single and follow-up to the recent jam “Make Them Wheels Roll”, released back in April.

Check out the video for “Zion” below!

LISTEN — BADBADNOTGOOD “Lavender (ft. Kaytranada)”

June 25th, 2016


“Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD have shared a delightful new track called “Lavender” that they made with their dear friend Kaytranada. The track evolves as it goes — there are three or four acts — but it is held together by boingy synths, an off-kilter sax line, and an easy-going groove. It’s a little bit psychedelic and kind of jazzy, too. “We made ‘Lavender’ amongst many other songs and samples with Kaytranada in our home studio, Studio 69,” BBNG told The FADER in an email. “Kay started the idea as a beat with our drum breaks and some synth melodies. Then we recut the drums and synth to formulate a song with more sections. Kay came back to Toronto and gave us that hot lead melody as well as percussion and we all finalized the arrangement. It’s an incredible honour to call Kay a close friend of ours; he is a talent like no other.”” — via The FADER

Listen to “Lavender” below!

WATCH — A Tribe Called Red “Stadium Pow Wow (ft. Black Bear)”

June 24th, 2016


“There’s no experience more thrilling than hearing A Tribe Called Red‘s ingenious blend of traditional and synthetic sounds blaring through top-shelf speakers. And with every stomp-stomp-clap on their new track, “Stadium Pow Wow,” the Canadian First Nations DJ crew — featuring new member 2oolman, and with the help of Manawan, Quebec drum group Black Bear — makes a bid for being on arena jockey playlists across North America. It would be a fitting sonic reclamation of space, given Deejay NDN‘s advocacy to end the use of racist caricatures and mascots in sports culture. Tribe explained the significance of the track to The FADER, via email. “This song represents a new era for A Tribe Called Red. It’s not the first song that we have released with 2oolman or Black Bear, but it feels very special to us because it was one of the first songs we worked on with 2oolman and also the first time we worked closely with a drum group. Doing that was the realization of a dream that the band has had for years, and we are super thankful to Black Bear for being open minded about it.”” — via The FADER

Watch the video for “Stadium Pow Wow” below!

WATCH — Atmosphere “Ringo” + Tour Dates

June 24th, 2016


Minneapolis hip hop heroes Atmosphere have announced their seventh studio album Fishing Blues, out August 12th on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Producer Ant and lyricist / rapper Slug have been making music together as Atmosphere for over 20 years and have managed to continually tweak and strive to perfect their formula, while neither straying too far off their path, nor resorting to playing it safe and that holds true on the new set. Fishing Blues is a collection of songs that both define and redefine the Atmosphere sound and features 18 new tracks written and produced by Atmosphere with appearances from DOOM, Aesop Rock, Kool Keith, The Grouch, deM atlaS, and more.

Watch the first video from Fishing Blues, “Ringo,” below, and grab yourself some tickets to one of the shows!

7.02 – Chicago, IL @ Mamby On The Beach +
8.06 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ^
8.13 – Somerset, WI @ Summer Set Music & Camping Festival +
8.19 – Wasaga Beach, ON @ Center of Gravity Festival +
9.02 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater ^^
9.08 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre **
9.09 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre **
9.10 – Calgary, AB @ One Love Music Festival +
9.11 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall **
9.13 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub *
9.14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
9.15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo *
9.17 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *
9.18 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Ballroom *
9.19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
9.20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic *
9.23 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park *
9.24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Shrine LA Outdoors ***
9.26 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee *
9.28 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Company *
9.30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
10.01 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
10.02 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma *
10.03 – Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre *
10.05 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Civic Center *
10.06 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium *
10.08 – Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium ^
11.07 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre *
11.09 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
11.10 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
11.11 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place *
11.12 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *
11.14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
11.15 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
11.17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
11.18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
11.19 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *

+ Festival Tour Date
^ Supporting Pretty Lights
^^ Brother Ali, Lifter Puller, Lizzo, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word
* Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word
** Brother Ali, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word
*** Dilated Peoples, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word

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