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No Fear No More: An Interview with Madeon

Madeon shot to fame as a teenager as a new dance music hero, then withdrew from the world as he battled with his emotions. Now, with his thoughtful sophomore album, Madeon is back with an evolved sound and a new outlook, ready to connect with people like never before.

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Do We Need Another Live Justice Album?

Justice are best consumed as a live act, but as a stand-alone piece, Woman Worldwide struggles to justify its own existence.

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Simian Mobile Disco Team with the the All-Female Deep Throat Choir to Create a New Sound

Simian Mobile Disco's subtle, hypnotic relentlessness and the quality of the Deep Throat Choir distinguishes Murmurations, where the organic and synthetic work hand in hand.

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20 Questions: Alice Ivy

Can't wait for the next Avalanches album? Melbourne's Alice Ivy cites them as an influence but carves out a sample-based beatscape all her own, making for a compelling listen from one of the year's breakout stars.

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From R. Kelly to 'Reflektor': The Rise and Fall of the Disco Revival

There are plenty of popular musical trends swirling around in 2013, but perhaps none more unexpected or wonderful as the disco revival. From R. Kelly's Write Me Back to Arcade Fire's Reflektor, the new-disco trend has grabbed hold of R&B, pop, dance music, and indie rock, but why?

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Lindstrøm: Smalhans

Just because we North Americans have been desensitized to the ever-increasing force of bass, doesn't mean that some parts of the world aren't content to roll along with what was working just fine.

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Digitalism: DJ-Kicks

Somewhere in the middle of the muddle a house beat emerges and because there’s nothing else to say, you raise your voice, careful not to sound aggressive and ask, “Is that the song or did something go wrong with the download?”

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Simian Mobile Disco: Attack Decay Sustain Release

Hyped-up UK dance duo delivers the goods: sweaty, dirty, catchy-as-hell strobelight fantasies that work more often than not.

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