The xx: Tides (Dixon Remix)

Grateful Dead's "Standing On The Moon," Moderat's "Bad Kingdom," The xx remixed and more in our weekly review of music

London-based label Young Turks commissioned artists from their favorite label du jour, Berlin’s Innervisions, to remix three tracks from The xx’s last full-length release, Coexist. Berlin-based DJ Dixon re-imagines “Tides” as an uptempo club track without losing any of the the original’s dark beauty. A pulsating beat persists throughout, while The xx’s signature guitar riffs carry it through the breaks. In addition to a mesmerizing …

Bikini Kill: Rebel Girl

Bikini Kill, a new release from M.I.A., a playlist for pride and more in our recap of music we tweeted this week

The London-via-Sri Lanka female rapper is back with a high energy, club-ready new single and video with “Bring The Noize” in anticipation of her upcoming fourth album Matangi. Calling on longtime collaborator Switch and newcomer Surkin for beats, M.I.A.’s new track sounds like a culmination of her best efforts throughout her career with a contemporary UK house vibe. M.I.A.’s lyrics and visuals are no less …

M.I.A.: Bring The Noize

Bikini Kill, a new release from M.I.A., a playlist for pride and more in our recap of music we tweeted this week

British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress Ebony Bones is big and getting bigger. She just released a new single from her second album Behold, A Pale Horse, and the sound and composition are undeniably explosive. Dynamically charged, the intense vocal loop and riveting orchestral strings in “I See I Say” drive the song all the way through. The children’s choir accompaniment that comes in and …