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Remembering Phife Dawg, plus new work from A K Paul, MeLo-X + Little Simz, Golden Hour and Lil Yachty

A K Paul: Landcruisin’ R&B producer Jai Paul is treading the road less traveled; armed with only two official releases (“Jasmine” and “BTSTU”), he’s been able to wield the hype and keep a loyal fanbase on their toes for years. He recently set up the mysterious website Paul Institute with his brother A K Paul, another producer who’s worked with NAO and Jessie Ware. Fans …

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French rockers La Femme's hallucinatory music video, a triple threat from Baauer, G-Dragon and MIA and more new music

La Femme: Sphynx After their debut 2013 album Psycho Tropical Berlin, the trippy beach town rock band La Femme (hailing from Biarritz, France) is back to soundtrack our spring—or at least tonight’s post-dusk adventures. “Sphynx” has the distinct pulling, hypnotic tone of the previous album, and gets more introspective. Their NSFW video—La Femme’s Marlon Magnée co-directs—is a hallucinatory journey through gaping mouths, one after the …

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Remembering Beatles producer George Martin, an algorithm for music videos, Cassius gets Cat Power on a dance track and more in this week's music

Cassius feat. Cat Power + Mike D: ACTION Cassius’ 2010 EP The Rawkers was a goldmine: every one of those six tracks—from “I Love U So” to “Arcadine” and “Shark Simple”—showed off a different aspect of Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass’ personality and musical style, striking the hearts of dance music bloggers with the golden French touch. Zdar has since kept busy behind the scenes—producing, …