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Listen to Crystal Castles’ New Song “Char”

Crystal Castles have shared a new song, “Char.” Listen to it below. It’s the band’s second new song this month. Last week, they shared the video for “Concrete.” They also previewed another new track called “Femen” in late June.<p>Ethan Kath and new Crystal Castles member Edith Frances (who replaced …

New Singles

Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward Reunite Monsters of Folk: Watch

Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward’s supergroup Monsters of Folk have been inactive since 2010. Last night, during M. Ward’s set opening for Brian Wilson at the Hollywood Bowl, he was accompanied by James and Oberst for a brief Monsters of Folk reunion, Consequence of Sound reports. (Mike Mogis, …

Monsters

Chilly Gonzales Breaks Down Daft Punk’s Music With Boys Noize and Tiga: Listen

Chilly Gonzales recently aired the first instalment of his new Beats 1 radio show, “Music’s Cool.” In the inaugural episode, he went deep on the music of Daft Punk—“funky, sad, French robots who elevated music to the level of conceptual art.” Gonzales invited Tiga and his Octave Minds collaborator …

Daft Punk

The Holdouts: An Exploration of Vinyl-Only Labels in the Digital Age

“It’s still a little damp,” Stefan Mitterer warns as he ushers me inside his cozy Berlin flat. The Norwegian DJ accidentally left the hot water in his bathtub gushing full blast while away for a week only to find the walls dripping with condensation upon his return. That would be stressful enough …

British Columbia

Looking back at LCD Soundsystem’s love affair with nostalgia

<i>This is an excerpt from Ryan Leas’ new book about LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver. Published as part of the 33⅓ series, the book explores the New York band’s second album and its impact on popular culture, with the following extract looking at their relationship with nostalgia. It’s published</i> …

Dazed Mix: Sassy J

Switzerland’s Sassy J has many talents: besides being an excellent DJ playing everything from house, techno, and disco to cosmic jazz and soul, she also makes clothes, designs flyers and record sleeves, and even teaches part-time. J was constantly surrounded by music growing up in Bern, with her …

The only tracks you need to hear this week

This week’s playlist is full of complementary tracks. On the R&B front, there’s sultry stuff from Mabel and skewed stuff from Kelela and Clams Casino. Two Scottish producers provide luminous, high-octane bass drops: Inkke comes through with the MIDI dirge of “Chores” while Sam Gellaitry drops the …

M.I.A. is ‘on the verge’ of leaking her new album

M.I.A. has once again threatened to leak her forthcoming fifth album (set to be titled <i>Matahdatah</i>), writing on Twitter that she is “on the verge” of putting it online.<p>Earlier this year, the rapper previewed a new track, “Finally”, in a Periscope chat with fans, and said that she’d happily leak her …

Watch FKA twigs debut three new songs in Russia

FKA twigs premiered a new visual media and music stage show in Moscow over the weekend, complete with three untitled new tracks.<p>The entire show, titled <i>Radiant Me²</i>, was performed at Russia’s Lastochka Festival on Friday. The avant-pop artist announced it on Twitter only hours before, and revealed …

Argonought

<b>I am Arg-o-Nought.</b><p><b>I am a Bristol based composer and percussionist and make music with electronic equipment/synths. I use Logic pro 9 to arrange and</b> …

The Invisible's Dave Okumu: ‘I find it funny when people resent complexity’

He’s produced Jessie Ware and been up for a Mercury, so how much longer will the bandleader stay in ‘credible obscurity’?<p>In the weeks after Dave Okumu’s mum died, the Invisible frontman had a recurring dream. He saw blackness, deep and infinite, like the night sky without stars. In the top …

Post Punk

How Bristol's Music Scene is Built on a Legacy of Sound System Culture

A new photography exhibition from Al 'Fingers' Newman is shedding light on the 60s and 70s communities that re-shaped UK culture.<p><i>Noisey is falling arse-backwards into the state of UK music in a special series of articles about scenes outside the capital: from club closures to brain drains to free</i> …

Music (UK)

The Love You're Given

The Problem With Automating Music Discovery

Illustration by cleofus<p>In June of 2015, Apple Music went live, and with it came Beats 1 Music, a “24/7 global listening experience” featuring radio …

DJcityTV's Best DJ Routines (2015)

This Soulful Deep House from Church Music Boss Seb Wildblood Has Our "Seal of Approval"

Calming grooves and blues vocal samples galore from the budding London label.<p>Following the off-the-shelves success of their April <i>Sun Ra</i> EP from budding Aussie producer Mall Grab, London's Church Music is back with a new solo release from their own label boss Seb Wildblood. The new four-tracker is …

Electronic Music

Another Brilliant Techno Chart Jam Packed With Excellence

We can't get enough of this unbelievably strong genre<p>179<p>SHARES<p>With most genres, one would expect to have a difficult time picking out ten great new …

Jackmaster on going back to his techno roots and why he’s over being a party animal

<b>Jackmaster has always been impossible to peg.</b>Depending on when you first came across one of his sets, you could have heard electro, disco, IDM, …

Time I

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Listen to This Dope Godmode Remix of Blood Orange's "E.V.P."

This rework turns Hynes's song on its head. Fall into a dark hole of dance and don't ask us for directions to get out.<p>Those dudes over at Godmode—Nick Sylvester (who runs the label and produced Shamir's <i>Ratchet</i> andTyler McCauley, one half of Soft Lit) pulled a sly one over the weekend when everyone …

Remixes

Playlist: Hiatus Kaiyote

<b>Hiatus Kaiyote</b> have to be seen to be believed.<p>Sure, the Australian group's open-minded future soul is adept on record, with their studio interplay …

Ivory Coast

Mississippi - Jaimeo Brown (Memimo Vs Hard N Low Remix)

Citadel preview: Sigur Rós, Caribou and Akala to bring a mix of electronica and politics to London’s Victoria Park

After a successful maiden outing last year, Citadel Festival returns to London’s Victoria Park offering up an impressive line-up of arts, culture and …

England

20 great new British artists to watch

Soundtracking Nicolas Winding Refn’s new supermodel horror

Cliff Martinez is one of the most distinctive composers working in Hollywood right now. In recent years he’s crafted the acclaimed scores for films like Nicolas Winding Refn’s <i>Drive</i> and Harmony Korine’s <i>Spring Breakers</i>, mixing abstract, ambient sound designs with pulsing, electronic drums and …

Romain Gavras directs Jamie xx’s new video

Jamie xx has shared a new video for “Gosh”, directed by filmmaker Romain Gavras.<p>“Gosh” appeared on the UK producer and The xx member’s 2015 album <i>In Colour</i>, and has already received the video treatment once before – a stargazing clip was released for it last year. Gavras’ video might not be able to …

Massive Attack address Brexit at London concert

Musicians from Stormzy to PJ Harvey have all had their say on the UK’s decision to leave the EU, and while performing at British Summer Time festival, Massive Attack made a big statement in response to the referendum results.<p>The Bristol-born group performed their track “Eurochild” at the London …