Mr Twin Sister: Lonely Disco Dancer Mix

Five-piece New York band Mr Twin Sister had a pretty crazy 2014: a name change, an album release, and opening for Julian Casablancas. As an end-of-year gift, they’ve put together an uplifting hour-long mix that shows off their music tastes (which involve a lot of YouTube crate-digging) and gets your entire body throbbing. From Herbie Hancock’s electro-funk jam “I Thought It Was You” (sung entirely …

Taxie: Rock Don’t Stop

As announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is launching a new record label in the new year. Called Melodies, the Eglo Records sub-label will focus on some of the disco, funk and boogie tunes he plays at his You’re A Melody night at London’s underground club, Plastic People. First up for the imprint will …

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From The Flaming Lips' "Turning Violent" to Jesse Woods' "Lazerburn," our look at music this week

The Flaming Lips: Turning Violent One of the Flaming Lips’ darkest works yet; the lyrics, instrumentation and video for “Turning Violent” are uncharacteristically reserved. Steven Drozd’s falsetto vocals and an oscillating bass synth lead you into a deceptive sense of lull, until the peace is shattered by noise feedback and bright flashing lights three minutes in, and Coyne—dressed in an electric blue alien-like suit with …