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The welcome return of Lykke Li and Mazzy Star, plus new tunes by Channel Tres and Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae: I Like That With her third LP Dirty Computer set to be released at the end of the month, Janelle Monae keeps dropping new tracks and music videos; heightening the already bubbling anticipation. Following last week’s “Pynk” (and its awesome video) comes “I Like That,” a groovy, slinky, laid-back tune that continues to prove just how multi-talented she is, and how multi-faceted the …

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A stunning song by serpentwithfeet, Mahalia joins forces with Little Simz, Sade returns and more in music

serpentwithfeet: bless ur heart Since serpentwithfeet’s 2016 debut EP blisters, we’ve been entirely beguiled by the Brooklyn-based artist. Today, the Baltimore-born singer (aka Josiah Wise) releases the first track from his upcoming debut LP soil, “bless ur heart.” Like much of serpentwithfeet’s previous music, it’s an enthralling and dramatic piece of R&B/gospel that surges to a stunning climax. The accompanying video is as bewitching as …

ListenUp: RHA Festival Edition

A collection of tracks by artists who are performing at this weekend's event in Punta Mita, Mexico

This edition of ListenUp is made up of songs by artists who will be performing at this weekend’s RHA Festival taking place on the sands of Punta Mita, Mexico. RHA’s goals are simple: to offer cultured house music enthusiasts a sublime location and atmosphere in which to enjoy a sampling of the scene’s best electronic music. Featuring talent from all over the world, the festival …

Catz ‘n’ Dogz: It’s Happening

At the forefront of the Eastern European club scene, Polish DJs Catz ‘n’ Dogz are perhaps best known for their live mixing prowess, but their original track “It’s Happening” showcases the raw talent they have in the studio. The founders of the aptly named Pets Recordings label the pair (Grzegorz Demiańczuk and Wojciech Tarańczuk) have crafted an infectious cut that will get you moving. This …

Premiere: Soul Clap Remixes Nick Monaco’s “Physical Therapy”

We learn about the labelmates' naked tendencies

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 two groups officially joined forces this past February). Monaco’s new single “Physical Therapy” is slick, groovy but refreshingly …