Majid Jordan: A Place Like This

Machinedrum's haunting Vapor City medley, Can U Dance, Sébastien Tellier's PrivateJam and more in this week's look at music

With prominent vocals and production credits on Drake’s heavily rotated (and critically acclaimed) single “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Toronto duo Majid Jordan had listeners intrigued. Composed of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, the PR-shy group offers up their single “A Place Like This.” Featuring a stripped-down beat reminiscent of Jamie xx and the same sleek vocals from Al Maskati that caught Drizzy’s ear, …

DJ Jackmaster and DJ Oneman: Can U Dance

Machinedrum's haunting Vapor City medley, Can U Dance, Sébastien Tellier's PrivateJam and more in this week's look at music

DJs Jackmaster and Oneman are challenging gig-goers around Europe this summer with what is clearly a rhetorically named performance, “Can U Dance.” As their four-deck set-up at Glastonbury (which was recorded exclusively by BBC Radio 1) proved, these two are serious about mixing up some serious old-school grooves with an electronic twist. Their spin on jams from the likes of INXS, Prince, The Streets, Gorillaz …

2 Unlimited: No Limit

Machinedrum's haunting Vapor City medley, Can U Dance, Sébastien Tellier's PrivateJam and more in this week's look at music

When we asked the eccentric French singer Sébastien Tellier for his guilty pleasure song, we weren’t sure what to expect—as his conceptual discography shows, he shifts from orchestral to electronic pop to space-disco with ease. Revealing his #PrivateJam as 2 Unlimited’s “No Limit,” the enigmatic artist simply explains, “Open your ears and you will hear it.” Americans might be more familiar with their dance track-turned-sports-anthem …