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1 Dec 2015 // 2:15 AM

DJ Paypal: Sold Out

It’s bold and brash, but it still feels like a natural extension of the now-global footwork scene.

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Deanna Devore - “I Tried” (video) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter releases a video for her Chance the Rapper-approved new single.

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30 Nov 2015 // 2:20 AM

SOPHIE: Product

SOPHIE's Product is a prismatic take on the London producer's work so far that solidifies his controversial aesthetics.

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Kangding Ray: Cory Arcane

Forget the minimal techno you have known so far, because Kangding Ray has managed to manipulate the very essence of the genre to combine the raw (the glitch) with the refined (the melody).

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‘Spotlight’ Casts Its Gaze on Scandals Exposed and Stories Untold

In pursuing the story of abuse in the Catholic Church, Spotlight is much like other films that celebrate journalists and the 14th Amendment.

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25 Nov 2015 // 9:09 AM

Regis: Manbait

One of techno's leading lights doesn't put out many albums, but compilations like this are, if anything, even better

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Way Down in Louisiana: Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop Music

In this excerpt Todd Mouton delves into the evolution of “The World’s Greatest Cajun Band”, BeauSoleil, and their role in the Cajun renaissance.

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Myopic - “Playground” (audio) (premiere)

Recorded in one take in an actual playground, this experimental track captures the innocence of childhood beautifully.

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24 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Ellie Goulding: Delirium

Captivating, danceable synthpop that Goulding is hoping will take her to the upper echelons of pop stardom.

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The Greatest Hoax - ‘Enso’ (album stream) (premiere)

Composer Taylor Jordan creates a spellbinding mix of ambient and classical music on his latest album.

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Indigo Face - “At the Gate” (video) (premiere)

The European band's sensual pop hybrid comes into full bloom in their new video.

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Lillian Faderman’s ‘The Gay Revolution’ Gives an Epic Sweep to a Story of Repression and Resistance

How does the amazing evolution in the image and status of gays and lesbians, as well as bisexual and transgender people, affect all Americans? What remains to be done?

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19 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Arca: Mutant

Arca's second album is a microcosm of the globalized world we live in, a chaotic hive that merges beauty and ugliness into a single awe-inspiring vision.

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Nils Frahm: Late Night Tales

Nils Frahm makes a buoyant, graceful capsule untethered by time.

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JJ Rosa - “Tonight” (audio) (premiere)

It's not every day you come across a young musician who can evoke Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, and Nile Rodgers all at once.

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Seventeen Evergreen - “Observatory Crest” (video) (premiere)

The San Francisco duo pull off an electronic rendition of a Captain Beefheart classic.

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There’s a Random Kind of Order in ‘City on a Grid’

New York’s paradigm-smashing and somewhat haphazardly planned 1811 street grid didn’t quite bring order to the chaotic metropolis, but it helped create the city that it is today.

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Oneohtrix Point Never: Garden of Delete

If you think Oneohtrix Point Never creates confusing music, try to decipher Garden of Delete's backstory.

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Christopher Bissonnette: Pitch, Paper & Foil

With his latest, Christopher Bissonnette crafts a wholly immersive listening experience, one ideally suited for headphones and quiet minds.

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‘All Things Must Pass’ Chronicles the Rise and Fall of the Music Supermarket

In Colin Hanks’ admiring and tragic corporate biography, Tower Records wasn’t just a rock 'n' roll mecca, but a family operation that got high on its own supply.

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