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    READ | Ben Harper Talks New Album w/ The Atlantic

    Ben Harper’s 13th record, 'Call It What It Is,' speaks directly to "the burden of being a person of color in America". Click through for The Atlantic's in-depth interview with Ben, and the lyric video for "Call It What It Is."
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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 | Darq E Freaker “ADHD (EP)”

    Known for producing anthems for Tempa T (“Next Hype”) and Danny Brown (“Blueberry”), South London grime/hip hop producer Darq E Freaker is back with an instrumental only release, entitled "ADHD (EP)". Click through to hear it in its entirety!
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    WATCH | Yeasayer “I Am Chemistry”

    Check out the video for “I Am Chemistry,” a new track from the band's recently released, 'Amen & Goodbye'! The track features vocals by Suzzy Roche of the Roches, and the grotesque, fantastical clip was directed by New Media Limited.
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    LISTEN | DJ Shadow’s New Single “Nobody Speak (ft. Run The Jewels)”

    DJ Shadow returns with 12 new songs, packaged up as ‘The Mountain Will Fall,‘ that will be released by Mass Appeal Records on June 24th. Click through to listen to the hear "Nobody Speak" featuring Run The Jewels!
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    WATCH | RÜFÜS DU SOL “Say A Prayer For Me”

    The video for RÜFÜS DU SOL's “Say A Prayer For Me” was directed by Toby + Pete, who have done videos for the likes of Disclosure, Flume and Chet Faker. Click through to watch it now!
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    WATCH | Imarhan “Imarhan” + Tour Dates

    Imarhan’s self-titled debut album will be released on April 29 2016 via City Slang, and the band are about to set out on their first North American tour, beginning in Seattle on April 16. Click through to watch the video for the title track off their forthcoming record now!

Recent News

LISTEN — Nite Jewel “Kiss The Screen”

May 5th, 2016

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Ramona Gonzalez operates in the fringe space between pop and everything else. Avoiding the confines of the former led her to leave Secretly Canadian, the label that put out her 2012 album, One Second Of Love, and build a modest recording space in her Los Angeles home. Without the influence of corporate demand, she felt free to explore music in a way that better suited her identity. The “pop” tag that her label and the media had assigned her had proven too limiting for Gonzalez, who’s always performed her Nite Jewel alias as an equalizer between herself and the listener rather than a salable object of desire. The songs that make up Gonzalez’s latest, self-released effort, Liquid Cool, are streamlined to captivate the ears without concessions to a formula. They’re fascinating, headspace-oriented compositions with poptimist touch tones for hooks, and the freedom Gonzalez found to mix and record as she saw fit permeates the songs’ breezy production.” — via NPR

Check out “Kiss The Screen” below, and read the rest of the write-up on Nite Jewel at NPR by clicking HERE.

WATCH — The Heavy “Paste Session”

May 4th, 2016

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The Heavy recently stopped by the studios at Paste to perform a few tracks off of their newest album, ‘Hurt & The Merciless‘ for the cameras. Check out their performance of “Since You Been Gone” below, and then check out “What Happened To The Love?” and “Nobody’s Hero” when you’re done with that!

WATCH — J Dilla “The Sickness (ft. Nas)” (Prod. by Madlib)

May 3rd, 2016

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J Dilla’s ‘The Diary‘ album finally released. Ten years after the producer/MC’s death, his family and the Nas-backed Mass Appeal Records delivered an album that began in 2001 to the fans at last. The final Dilla vocal album, this was what was on James Yancey’s mind when he broke from Slum Village and signed to MCA Records in the early part of the millennium. “The Sickness” is a powerful highlight from with the Top 100-charting LP. Produced by Dilla’s JayLib partner Madlib, the song features Nas. In the flesh, Nasir Jones and Jay Dee were never able to collaborate. However, in working with Ma Dukes, Illa J, Egon, and the rest of those close to the legendary music-maker, Nas and Dilla’s work comes together in its own time.” — via Ambrosia For Heads

Watch “The Sickness” below!

LISTEN — Little Scream ‘Cult Following’ (Full Album Stream)

May 2nd, 2016

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“Montreal pop experimenter Little Scream is set to drop her latest full-length offering, Cult Following, this week. Wandering with her through different soundscapes, moods, and energy levels is an invigorating, wonderfully disorienting experience. Each of the four singles she’s shared ahead of the album starkly contrast each other, and things get even more far-flung from there — a testament to all-star contributors Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten, and members of the National and TV On The Radio. It’s a collection of constantly evolving, evocative trips into the mind of Laurel Sprengelmeyer.” — via Stereogum

Stream ‘Cult Following’ in full below!

LISTEN — Elohim “Sensations”

May 2nd, 2016

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“Next month, Elohim is set to release her self-titled debut EP through B3SCI Records. Fans of the mysterious Los Angeles-based talent have been treated to some impressive releases up to this point, including the hypnotic vibes of “Xanax” and the more upbeat tune “Bridge and the Wall.” You can now add another one to the collection with “Sensations.” The record is anchored by a colorful synth melody that receives an extra boost of energy on the anthemic hook, where Elohim sings about experiencing a state of bliss with her significant other. “That unbelievable-uninhibited-can’t breathe-is this a dream-I love you moment, where nothing exists or matters but the person next to you. That’s what sensations is to me,” Elohim said of her latest single via email to Complex.” — via Complex

Listen to “Sensations” below!

LISTEN — Conner Youngblood “A Summer Song”

May 1st, 2016

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“For Conner Youngblood, the digital democratization of music distribution has quite literally enabled his career. His music lives comfortably on Soundcloud, iTunes, and Spotify. There are, officially, three EPs and a collection called Sketches. There are also other songs that used to be online as part of other projects; sometimes fans email Conner asking where to find these, and he’ll just send them the mp3. And unofficially, there are any number of Conner Youngblood “albums” because, in lieu of actual physical releases, he’ll just burn a bunch of his favorite songs at any given moment onto CDs to sell on tour… The June 24 re-release on Ninja Tune subsidiary Counter Records of his EP The Generation of Lift, featuring a new edit of the jaunty “A Summer Song,” will be the most conventional thing he’s ever put out.” — via Noisey

Listen to the updated version of “A Summer Song” below!

LISTEN — Space Dimension Controller “The Wire Mix”

April 30th, 2016

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“As his moniker might suggest, there has long been a science fiction element to the work of Space Dimension Controller – otherwise known as Belfast based producer and DJ Jack Hamill. His full-length debut Unidentified Flying Oscillator (Acroplane Recordings, 2009) hinted as much, while its follow-up Welcome To Mikrosector-50 (R&S, 2013) was a fully fledged interstellar concept album following the attempts of galactic swashbuckler Mr 8040 to return to his home planet. Hamill’s new album Orange Melamine features material recorded in early 2008 – when Hamill was only 18 – onto a batch of unopened and degraded 1970s pyral cassette tapes. “A lot of the drum sounds were created from scratch in some granular programs and putting them onto the tapes really changed the sound of them,” he says. “Every track in each track was recorded separately onto one of these tapes at double speed and 200 per cent pitch, then the tape was recorded back into the DAW at half speed. Looking back at it now, I can’t believe how patient I was when making this album. It really took a long time.”" — via The Wire

Click HERE to listen to “The Wire Mix” or check out “Gullfire” below!

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