Cassius: Cassius 1999

DJ, producer and pioneer of the French electronic music scene, Philippe “Zdar” Cerboneschi has sadly passed away. Cerboneschi formed Cassius with Hubert Blanc-Francard (aka Boom Bass) in the late ’80s, releasing original sparkly house music, and also producing and remixing music for Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Robyn and others. The duo’s upbeat, luminous production saturated everything they touched, and they are set to release Dreems—their first …

Norwegian Island Wishes to Eradicate Time

On the island of Sommaroey, which doesn’t see a sunset for 69 straight days each year, residents are lobbying for a “time-free” period in which no one abides by the ticking of the clock. Traditional business hours would be pushed aside and bedtimes would occur naturally in an effort to allow citizens to enjoy the sunny months—as their situation is inverted from November to January …

Devendra Banhart: Kantori Ongaku

A tribute to Japanese pop act Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono, Devendra Banhart’s new single “Kantori Ongaku” taps into the singer/songwriter’s specific vein of clever, eccentric folk. The track, whose title translates to “country music,” releases with an absurdist, surreal and theatrical video directed by Giraffe Studios. “Kantori Ongaku” is from Banhart’s newly announced album, Ma, his first full-length in three years.