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3 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

Barnett + Coloccia: Weld

A pairing of experimental music all-stars results in an album ideally suited for an as-yet unscripted horror film.

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God Is an Astronaut: Helios | Erebus

While Helios | Erebus may not be the best the group has to offer, it’s still a gorgeous yet heartrending opus as only they could provide.

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The Media Circus Begins in ‘Best of Enemies’

This gripping documentary about the invective-slinging 1968 William F. Buckley-Gore Vidal debates isn’t a celebration of intellectual combat, it’s an original-sin tale for where TV news went wrong.

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Omar Souleyman: Bahdeni Nami

If you’re not dancing or clapping while listening to Omar Souleyman, you’re doing something wrong.

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Fake Tears - ‘Nightshifting’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Vancouver duo excel at creating experimental electropop using vintage gear in their new album.

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28 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

High Tides: High Tides

High Tides swirls nostalgia, synthesizers and neon-coated pop together for a sun-bleached beauty

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Queen Said It Best: We Are the Champions

The Invaders considers the tenuous position of the planet's top dogs.

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Mas Ysa: Seraph

Many moments of Seraph may seem random but are really meticulously placed in an effort to create something truly graceful and charming.

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

LA Priest: Inji

Producer Sam Dust arises as a maverick electronic pop revisionist on his full-length debut as LA Priest.

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Basement Jaxx Jam in the Craziness at Summerstage

At a rare, live US performance from UK electronic duo Basement Jaxx, Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, packed in as much craziness as they could in Central Park.

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The Chemical Brothers: Born in the Echoes

The legendary electronic duo modernize the roots of house and techno music on their first studio album in five years.

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Nathan Gray - “Wayward Ghosts” (video) (premiere)

The Boysetsfire vocalist marks his solo debut with a spare, quietly powerful new video.

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23 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Years & Years: Communion

There may be the odd misstep, but Communion is a solid debut, and one of the better pop albums in recent memory.

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Lee Bannon: Pattern of Excel

On his latest album, left-field garage producer Lee Bannon emphasizes his true sonic passions with moody ambient pieces and glitchy soundscapes.

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20 Jul 2015 // 1:18 PM

Hudson Mohawke ft. Ruckazoid - “Warriors” (video)

Scottish electronic producer Hudson Mohawke teams up with vocalist Ruckazoid for the track "Warriors".

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Kármán Line - “Tell Me What I Want to Know” (audio) (premiere)

The latest by the London electro band implores you to dance the anguish away.

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Nozinja: Nozinja Lodge

A listener with an open mind, a tolerance for video game music, and a great deal of energy for dancing will find in Nozinja Lodge a unique, carnivalesque sound.

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They’re Finally Listening: An Interview with RP Boo, the Inventor of Footwork

The legendary RP Boo discusses the development of footwork, his contributions, the influence of the late DJ Rashad, and his new album, Fingers, Banks Pads & Shoe Prints.

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Disclosure Gets Ready to Shake Up EDM. Or Maybe Just Have Some Cheesecake

Blending catchy tunes with slick sounds from durable styles like house and UK garage, Disclosure is among the prime beneficiaries of the boom over the last few years in electronic dance music.

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14 Jul 2015 // 1:30 PM

Andre Bratten: Math Ilium Ion

Norwegian house producer Andre Bratten returns with an album heavy on rhythm, light on the obvious.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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