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Sunday, Jul 28, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Two artists have been the bright lights of UK dance music this year, Disclosure and Rudimental. Disclosure has already gotten their critical acclaim in the US and now on August 6, Rudimental will finally get their chance with the Stateside release of their debut 'Home'.

Here’s a remix of “Feel the Love” by Woz and featuring buzz rapper Childish Gambino.


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Friday, Jul 26, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
This week Four Tet announced a new album, 'Beautiful Rewind', only saying it would be out soon. Here's a taste of the new material.


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Friday, Jul 26, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Barbarossa's London launch event for his new record, 'Bloodlines' releasing via Memphis Industries, has already sold out. It's an eagerly awaited album dropping August 5th in the UK and the 6th in the US. Here's a new remix of "Turbine".


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Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Volcano Choir returns with their new album 'Repave' on September 3rd and the video for the single "Byegone" was directed by noted Japanese video director Michinori Saigo.

Volcano Choir says that his videos “capture the elements we often look for, but don’t know how to put into words. They’re evocative, symbolic, and interesting, without treading too far into concrete territory. Each of his videos tell a story, but they are stories that need to filter through each individual to reveal their meaning. They involve rhythm and a strong sense of flow, mimicking music and narrative, yet existing outside both mediums. It’s like the magic spell version of our songs. How do you find someone to make such things? You don’t. It’s nearly impossible to hire such understanding. And because of that, we’re so glad we became friends with Michinori, a guy on the other side of the world, with different ideas and a different perspective, that somehow captures exactly what we want to say.”


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Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
North Mississippi Allstars will release their seventh album, 'World Boogie Is Coming', on September 3rd. The record was largely self-produced by the band at their Zebra Ranch Studios in Hernando, Mississippi. It's blusier than ever.

Luther Dickinson says, “It all started when Seasick Steve told me: ‘You are the one, you are the link, you have to keep it primitive and take it to the people.’” He continues, “I feel like I owe it the elders who taught me the traditional music in which I operate to let the music evolve and allow outside modern influences into the tradition to keep it alive and healthy. I realized that I had not been holding up my end of the deal. Since I am virtually devoid of modern influences, I turned to my brother Cody, who is my opposite in taste and style and loves modern music and production. Allowing Cody to produce the tracking sessions allowed me to sing and play wild and with abandon. Our contrasting styles are the heart of NMA.”



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