SOPHIE: BIPP (Autechre Remix)

On Saturday, the world lost the visionary, treasured and trailblazing artist SOPHIE (aka Sophie Xeon) who passed away aged 34. Back in 2013, the Scotland-born musician’s banger “BIPP” emerged, rejecting trends within electronic music in favor of kick-drums, high-res squeaky sounds (made on an Elektron Monomachine and Ableton Live) and pitched-up vocals, all the while leaving plenty of blank space. Beyond her solo work, SOPHIE …

Best of CH 2020: Listen Up

Genre-defying music that shaped our year

Every day in our Listen Up section, we share our favorite new tunes and, while our collective taste in music is varied and vast, every song we share makes us feel something—whether it’s joyful, heartbreaking, provocative or revolutionary. The artists we highlighted this year (like years previous) are of all ages, genders, races, nationalities and backgrounds—and their diverse music styles are often beyond categorization. But …

Danz CM: Idea of You

Electro-pop artist Danz CM (aka Danielle Johnson) worked under the moniker Computer Magic for more than a decade. It’s with a new name, the tantalizing and turbo-charged new track “Idea of You,” and a collaborative video with director Matthew James Reilly (shot with cinematic splendor in Death Valley) that Johnson declares what one can expect of her forthcoming album The Absurdity of Human Existence—and it’s …