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1. Bill Gold's Seminal Film Posters While many might not be immediately familiar with the name Bill Gold, his work will be recognizable to just about any film enthusiast. The creative passed away yesterday at 97 years old, but his artwork lives...
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Lillian Frances: Bailamos Con el Humo
Calling herself "sound collager," Lillian Frances has just released her second EP Timeism and from it comes the delightfully glitchy, mostly-Spanish-language song "Bailamos Con el Humo." Infectious and bright, it's just one of the record's charming...
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Disclosure feat. Fatoumata Diawara: Ultimatum
After diving into Fatoumata Diawara's discography, English electronic duo Disclosure pieced together a song that heavily samples her work—and the result is "Ultimatum." Their first new track since 2016, it's an approachable dance tune that showcases...
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Oneohtrix Point Never: Black Snow Oneohtrix Point Never (aka 0PN, aka Daniel Lopatin) is set to release a new record next month, and from it he has teased "Black Snow," a super-atmospheric tune that is equal parts calming and unsettling. The composer...
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Justice: Stop
With a sound and look that is quintessentially Justice, the French electro outfit just released the official video for "Stop." Retro-inspired, neon animation by Mrzyk + Moriceau accompanies the song, which balances heavy synths with choral elevation...
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Karen O feat. Michael Kiwanuka: YO! MY SAINT Written by the inimitable Karen O, "YO! MY SAINT" is a tune made for a KENZO short film that celebrates their spring/summer 2018 collection. Featuring vocals by English soul musician/songwriter Michael...
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Macross 82-99: Sailorwave II
Blending J-pop, funk, hip-hop, dance and more Macross 82-99 has the power to brighten up just about any gloomy day. Released late last year, Sailorwave II is an 11-track record by the Osaka-based producer, and it is sparkly, lush future-funk with cameos...
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La Poré: Sad Girl
La Poré (aka Nick Samson) debuted this past summer with "Close," and now the '80s R&B-influenced "Sad Girl" is getting a workout on our office speakers. The dance-floor-friendly tune is textured, and sweet—with the right amount of melancholy. Driven...
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MEI: Steppin With "Steppin," London-based singer/songwriter MEI uses sometimes sweet, always compelling vocals to guide listeners through the track's twists and turns. Jazz-infused and driven by piano and a heavy bassline, the song's magnificence...
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Gavin Turek: Birdie Bees
Multi-talented Gavin Turek recently released the super-delightful song "Birdie Bees." Her sweet vocals float across the groovy bass-line, and the track's blend of funk, soul, R&B and pop charms. Produced by Chris Hartz, it ultimately uplifts the listener...
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PNAU: Into The Sky
Premiering on Australia's Triple J a few days ago, PNAU's "Into The Sky" is one of three new tracks the dance outfit debuted. From the band's upcoming LP Changa (their first since 2012's Elton John remix album), the tune takes some tips from late...
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Green Velvet: Devotion
For serious house enthusiasts, Green Velvet's "Devotion" is a banging track that's evidence as to why the tech-house maestro has been a mainstay in the scene for decades. This, his most recently released tune, is a big bass rumbler that sparkles through...
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SG Lewis feat. Toulouse: Times We Had
Producer SG Lewis has teamed up with NYC-based vocalist Toulouse for a genre-bending tune that's as sparkly as it is soulful. "Times We Had" takes tips from multiple genres including R&B, disco, soul and dark dance—with bright synths and a funky bass...
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RAC feat. Rivers Cuomo: I Still Wanna Know
From RAC's fifth LP EGO, "I Still Wanna Know" is a delightful slice of bubbly, indie-electric, summertime dance. RAC (aka André Allen Anjos) has joined forces with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo for the track, and his immediately recognizable tenor lends...
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Dan Deacon: Change Your Life (You Can Do It)
When it comes to Dan Deacon it's best to expect the unexpected—or perhaps expect berserk euphoria. With his latest track "Change Your Life (You Can Do It)" Deacon—who has been performing the song live for a little while—has gone above and beyond. It...
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AG Cook: Superstar PC Music fans have been waiting for the official version of "Superstar" to release since RBMA Festival New York last May, when subversive pop producer AG Cook performed it live—on a grand piano. Originally written as a top-line...
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Janet Jackson: Dammn Baby
Truly one of the best in the world, Janet Jackson has been blessing us with music since the early '80s and isn't showing any signs she's slowing down (despite apparently halting the second leg of the "Unbreakable" world tour to start a family). Today...
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Premiere: Soul Clap Remixes Nick Monaco's "Physical Therapy"
Nick Monaco likes to bare it all, but it's been a journey. His first EP was titled Naked is My Nature, and now he's set to release his full-length Half Naked on 10 June, on Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb's new-ish collaborative label Crew Love (the...
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Premiere: "Move and Shout" by Boulevards
In a super-funky video that's saturated in retro vibes, Boulevards and director Ramon Zubia create a dance party for the artist's buoyant track "Move and Shout," premiering on Cool Hunting today. Boulevards (aka Jamil Rashad) tells us, "The idea...
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Róisín Murphy: Mastermind
Considering the inimitable Róisín Murphy took an eight-year pause between 2007's Overpowered and last year's Mercury Prize-nominated Hairless Toys, fans are surely thrilled to be averaging an album a year right now. The Irish singer/songwriter/producer...
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Le Le: Le Mikro Collection The zany Amsterdam-based artist Parra, known for his bold blue-and-red works, also siphons some of his overflowing humor and energy as a member of the electronic music trio Le Le. The "new new wave" group finds inspiration...
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Studio Visit: Atelier de Geste
Beau Rhee has worked as a professional dancer in NYC for years (apprenticing with Bill T Jones and Arnie Zane), but in a superhuman feat, also found time to work for art galleries and fashion showrooms. Forever attracted to the visual, Rhee—a double...
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