Cassius: Cassius 1999

DJ, producer and pioneer of the French electronic music scene, Philippe “Zdar” Cerboneschi has sadly passed away. Cerboneschi formed Cassius with Hubert Blanc-Francard (aka Boom Bass) in the late ’80s, releasing original sparkly house music, and also producing and remixing music for Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Robyn and others. The duo’s upbeat, luminous production saturated everything they touched, and they are set to release Dreems—their first …

Róisín Murphy: Incapable

Teaming up with longtime collaborator DJ Parrot (aka Crooked Man), Róisín Murphy releases “Incapable”—a house banger about being emotionally inept. The prolific singer/songwriter/producer offers flawless vocals that sashay over the twitchy beat and groovy bass line. The song ebbs and flows gloriously for almost nine minutes of immaculate production.

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Genre-bending new tunes by some of our favorites this week

Collard: Hell Song From his debut album Unholy, “Hell Song” is a genre-bending jam by London-based Collard. With elements of rock, blues, funk and R&B, the track is hazy, sultry and full of Collard’s fiery falsetto. Produced by Zach Nahome, the song will appeal to Prince and D’Angelo fans—but Collard isn’t imitating either of them. Unholy is out 10 May and promises to be electrifying. …