Hot Chip: Down

Anchored by a sample of Chicago-based Universal Togetherness Band’s glorious early ’80s track “More Than Enough,” Hot Chip’s new track “Down” feels both retro and contemporary. The song and its kinetic music video (directed by Pulp’s Steve Mackey and Douglas Hart of the Jesus and Mary Chain) also act as an announcement for the five-piece (Owen Clarke, Al Doyle, Joe Goddard, Felix Martin and Alexis …

JB Dunckel: Corporate Sunset

Today, JB Dunckel of dreamy French electro-pop duo Air announced his forthcoming third solo album, Carbon, and debuted the mesmeric single “Corporate Sunset.” The bright track and its kinetic energy conceal darker considerations. “Big corporations are changing the world and what they propose could be paradise,” Dunckel says in a statement. “That song is optimistic but big tech companies are more likely to bring us …

Ibibio Sound Machine: All That You Want

London-based Ibibio Sound Machine—Eno Williams, Alfred Kari Bannerman, Anselmo Netto, Joseph Amoako, Philip PK Ambrose, Tony Hayden, Scott Baylis and Max Grunhard—teamed up with Hot Chip for their just-announced album, Electricity. To commemorate the announcement, the eight-piece released “All That You Want,” a masterful Afrofuturist pop track that incorporates elements of electro-pop, soul and Afrobeat. With Hot Chip’s trademark gleaming, synth-heavy sound and vocalist Williams’ …