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23 Mar 2016 // 11:14 AM

Maylight - “Heavy Artillery” (Singles Going Steady)

Resembling an amalgam of future-funk and experimental jazz, "Heavy Artillery" follows Lizzy Parks' sultry vocal performance through a contracting fog of electronic whirrings and lounge-room bass.

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23 Mar 2016 // 10:01 AM

Rain Man - “Bring Back the Summer” (feat. Oly) (video) (premiere)

Producer Rain Man's new single "Bring Back the Summer" featuring Oly is a massive earworm.

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Lust for Youth: Compassion

Lust for Youth's Compassion is danceable and hypnotizing, to the point where their songs' clichés of mystery and jealousy become erased in the trance.

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Prins Thomas: Principe Del Norte

Prins Thomas doesn't waste a second of this 100-minute collection. And that's no small feat.

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22 Mar 2016 // 12:30 PM

Classixx - “Grecian Summer” (Singles Going Steady)

Classixx returns with another bright, bubbling over, neo-funk dance track that pulsates with a certain effusive optimism that somersaults in your stomach.

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Venetian Snares - “Everything About You Is Special” (Singles Going Steady)

Once the beat kicks in, Venetian Snares is clearly in another stratosphere.

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The Brazen Age: New York City and the American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia

In this excerpt of David Reid's rich and thorough history of New York City, 1945 -1950, we read of Albert Camus' first impression of the city as “a hideous, inhuman city" of "violent light".

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The Sensual Machine: ‘The Typewriter Revolution’

Richard Polt’s work is simply a confessional love letter to a most charming and pioneering creation.

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21 Mar 2016 // 2:10 AM

MMOTHS: Luneworks

Debut album from Irish electronic master takes listener on a trip through multiple moods with masterful precision.

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Waiting for Buddy Guy: Chicago Blues at the Crossroads

In the late '70s and early '80s, British blues fan Alan Harper became a transatlantic pilgrim to Chicago. He came to listen to the blues. This rich memoir captures not only the music, but the memories of many of Chicago's great blues legends and others who lived during this important era.

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‘Small Town Talk’ and the Rise and Fall of Woodstock

Small Town Talk offers an in-depth look at the rise and fall of not only the town of Woodstock, but also those who made an icon of '60s idealism.

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16 Mar 2016 // 2:00 PM

Ash Koosha - “Biutiful” (Singles Going Steady)

"Biutiful" is another avant-electro soundscape from Ash Koosha, and it beautifully bridges the divide between the discordant and the melodic.

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Throwing Shade: House of Silk

Whereas Throwing Shade's best material is incisive in its airiness, House of Silk lacks any such bite.

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LUXXURY - “Hold On” (video) (premiere)

LUXXURY is releasing a number of sunny California vibed out disco tracks that are as great on the dancefloor as they are chilling on the couch.

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Underworld: Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future

Legendary electronic music duo make a relaxed, confident, lovely album that's unabashedly themselves.

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14 Mar 2016 // 3:05 AM

Eric Prydz: Opus

He may be best known for "Call on Me" and his Pink Floyd remix, but left-of-center DJ Eric Prydz will be remembered because of his truly astounding Opus.

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10 Mar 2016 // 12:26 PM

MMOTHS - ‘Luneworks’ (album stream) (premiere)

One can hear the ethereal mists and moody cloud-filled landscapes of Ireland in MMOTHS's dreamy, cinematic electronic music.

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10 Mar 2016 // 3:10 AM

The Orb: Alpine

Ambient house merrymakers expand a recent compilation track into a brief but potent suite.

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9 Mar 2016 // 11:18 AM

Yearning Kru - “Multipass” (Singles Going Steady)

Yearning Kru's "Multipass" is an electro-ambient soundscape with sonics scavenged from an overstuffed steampunk junkyard.

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8 Mar 2016 // 2:15 PM

Shift Work - “Hard Currency” (Singles Going Steady)

Even for casual listeners of electronic music, the polyrhythms and arrangement on "Hard Currency" are at least interesting, if not wonderful in its own way.

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