Premiere: “舞狮 Lion Dance” by Ian Chang

We discuss process and the new electronic-pop album, 属 Belonging

“舞狮 Lion Dance,” the lead track from musician/producer Ian Chang‘s first full-length album 属 Belonging, thrums to life with a beat that marries the mechanical and the organic. As the song develops, amassing energy and emotion, Chang grows sampled percussion into an intimate narrative—an awakening of sound and structure. The drummer may best be known thus far as a member of Son Lux and Landlady, or as …

Premiere: “Mind High” By DOV

Textured, tantalizing R&B melodies from the Brooklyn-based, Tel Aviv-born alt-pop producer and multi-instrumentalist

To access, understand or simply cope with the influence of anxiety on one’s mind, DOV (aka Dov Eagle) found that various substances lead to a quieting of the noise that makes it all so oppressive. This may be the surface subject matter of the queer pop artist and producer’s latest track, “Mind High,” premiering here. But his first release of 2020 carries so much more—antagonized …

Premiere: “The Performer” by James Righton

A collision of uncertainty, empowerment and stage presence in the single and music video

“Am I this showman up on stage? Or am I the dad changing nappies? Am I living in the moment and doing something enjoyable? Or am I fucking miserable?” James Righton asks us, ahead of the release of his debut solo album The Performer. “I find that really interesting: this idea of putting on a suit and becoming this other thing,” the Klaxons frontman continues. …