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Who Are You Calling ‘White Trash’?

White Trash serves as an opening statement on the long ignored presence of class within a country that prides itself on freedom and equality for all.

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9 Jun 2016 // 10:44 AM

Boys Noize: Mayday

In the midst of a conflict between his mainstream ambitions and his established style, Boys Noize creates a hybrid album that actually kind of works.

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9 Jun 2016 // 8:33 AM

Lone: Levitate

In Levitate, Lone finds himself at a healthy middle ground between subterranean ambience and soaring, sweat-soaked club music.

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8 Jun 2016 // 11:22 AM

John Tejada - “Lakewood Drive” (Singles Going Steady)

Like many other electronic/chillwave music out right now, "Lakewood Drive" is too long and one-dimensional for its own good.

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An Anxious Eroticism: The Flesh and Machinery Grooves of Elyas Khan

Elyas Khan's sensuously-disquieting music, in his own words, is a hallucinatory event: it embodies the kind of fear, alarm and agoraphobia we sometimes feel when we've read too many headlines for the day.

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8 Jun 2016 // 2:20 AM

Raime: Tooth

Electronic duo Raime follow-up their excellently bleak debut with a sophomore record that promises to resist and counter-attack the derelict world that surrounds them.

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Politics Is War in ‘All the Way’

All the Way showcases the ways in which LBJ’s fight to pass the Civil Rights Act resonates with the current political climate.

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Vince Clarke and Paul Hartnoll - “Better Have a Drink to Think” (Singles Going Steady)

Marrying Vince Clarke's crystalline synth-stab style with Orbital's layered, melodically-conscious techno, this is an electronic dance track that undulates in trails of dissipating color

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Ross Posnock Explores Why Artists so Frequently Renounce the Tenets of Their Art

Renunciation is a richly textured and highly original exploration of the artistic impulse.

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Whatever the Future May Hold, Paper Has a Rich History

The Paper Trail makes the case that paper is one of history's most revolutionary technologies even as its contemporary importance fades.

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Pantha du Prince: The Triad

Pantha du Prince tests the limits of minimal house music on his first album in six years.

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Gold Panda: Good Luck and Do Your Best

Gold Panda turns a trip to Japan into a synaesthetic sensory experience in his latest LP.

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31 May 2016 // 7:44 AM

Fool’s Gold: An Interview with Jameszoo

Working with jazz legends. Building a chicken coop in your house. Signing to Flying Lotus' record label. All in a day's work for Jameszoo.

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26 May 2016 // 9:32 AM

Kaytranada - “Lite Spots” (Singles Going Steady)

It's a testament to Kaytranada's skill as a songsmith that a cut this jumbled and frenetic, this high-on-something, sounds so totally pure.

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25 May 2016 // 2:20 PM

Filastine - “The Cleaner (Abandon: Part II)” (video) (premiere)

Filastine specializes in a cinematic brand of electronic music that utilizes many global influences alongside found sounds, percussion, vocals, and acoustic instruments.

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - “Enola Gay” (1980) (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"Enola Gay" is perhaps the quintessential embodiment of OMD's sound -- a romantic epic told through two alternating, and often intersecting, synthpop riffs.

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24 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

µ-Ziq: RY30 Trax

British synth wunderkind Mike Paradinas takes a trip back to the '90s with another fascinating archival release.

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23 May 2016 // 9:12 AM

Lone - “Vapour Trail” (Singles Going Steady)

"Vapour Trail" is a great song and clearly displays a more refined side to house music as a genre.

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My Robot Friend: Open the Book

After seven years away from the spotlight, My Robot Friend returns with a record that's an awful lot of fun even when it lacks cohesion. Dean & Britta as well as Andre Williams join in.

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20 May 2016 // 9:33 AM

CC DUST - “Never Going to Die” (Singles Going Steady)

"Never Going to Die" is the debut single from Mary Jane Dunphe's new synthpop project CC DUST.

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