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John Talabot's new single, Elliott Smith remembered and Jeff Carvalho's Europop #PrivateJam in this week's music recap

Elliott Smith: Waltz #2 (XO) 10 years ago this past week, the world lost Elliott Smith: Songwriter, musician and vocalist whose masterful catalogue of brooding alternative folk inspired legions of fans and acts that followed. A centerpiece to his emotional potency, “Waltz #2 (XO)” might very well be Smith’s best track ever. Moreover, it’s a secret autobiography. Chronicling the tumult of relationships with his family …

Elliott Smith: Waltz #2 (XO)

John Talabot's new single, Elliott Smith remembered and Jeff Carvalho's Europop #PrivateJam in this week's music recap

10 years ago this past week, the world lost Elliott Smith: Songwriter, musician and vocalist whose masterful catalogue of brooding alternative folk inspired legions of fans and acts that followed. A centerpiece to his emotional potency, “Waltz #2 (XO)” might very well be Smith’s best track ever. Moreover, it’s a secret autobiography. Chronicling the tumult of relationships with his family and lovers. Slightly masked behind …

John Talabot: Without You (reduced mix version)

John Talabot's new single, Elliott Smith remembered and Jeff Carvalho's Europop #PrivateJam in this week's music recap

After the success of 2012’s critically acclaimed ƒIN, Spanish electronic musician John Talabot is beginning to release material from his upcoming 11 November release DJ Kicks. His first single from the anticipated record, “Without You” (reduced mix version) continues in the artist’s style of layering and looping abstract samples on top of highly textured house drums and synths. Both upbeat and relaxing, it’s easy to …