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by PopMatters Staff

26 May 2015


“Emergency” is a bouncy number that’s headed for clubs and the summer music charts. The electroswing touches are pretty sweet too.

by PopMatters Staff

26 May 2015


“Holding On” features house beats and jazz singer Gregory Porter getting his funk on.

by PopMatters Staff

26 May 2015


Still was recorded over a nine-day period in Chicago with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy producing.

by Brice Ezell

26 May 2015


Following their “One Last Tour” in 2013, Swedish House Mafia disbanded. Although that group no doubt gave members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso the profile they have today, the end of the band didn’t mean the end of Axwell and Ingrosso’s contributions to electronic music.

In the player below, you can watch a mini-documentary that frames Axwell and Ingrosso’s musical journey following the dissolution of Swedish House Mafia. Together, the two now perform as a duo with the stylized name Axwell /\ Ingrosso. That mini-doc is featured in addition to three performances: a secret show in New York City and two festival gigs, one at Coachella and the other at Ultra.

by Brice Ezell

26 May 2015


Photo: Shervin Lainez

Don’t let the title of Russian-born, New York City-based composer Svoy‘s latest outing, Symphony No. 1:  What Happened When I Was Asleep, fool you. Although symphonic elements are predominant throughout the recording, this isn’t anything one would file alongside Beethoven or Mozart in a CD shelf. Melding together experimental electronic, breakbeat, ambient, and neoclassical into a brainy whole, Svoy’s Symphony is a brooding and knotty piece of music, one whose serpentine flow evades easy comprehension.

Below you can stream “Waiting for You”, the sixth “movement” of this uncommon symphony.

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