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Otis Hart

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Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks From March

Friday, April 01, 2016

The best of March includes would-be hits from Norway, Israel, England, Canada and the South of France.

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Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks Right Now

Monday, March 07, 2016

I don't know if you'd agree, but we at Rx Dose have been noticing that the world seems like an increasingly bizarre place, full of instability and chaos but bearing also an endless supply of leftfield wonders. Has this always been the case, and we simply have more access to ...

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Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks Of January

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Our first Rx Dose mix of 2016 is fashionably late, and all the better for it. Corralling our favorite dance tracks from January (and beyond) took a little longer than expected for a host of boring reasons, but hopefully, once you hear this month's roster, you'll agree it was worth ...

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Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks Of 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

For those paying attention in 2015, some of dance-music's traditionally safe spaces were disappearing almost as rapidly as the great records (or Bandcamp downloads) to play inside them were being released. I don't know what Future and Drake meant by "what a time to be alive." But it certainly felt ...

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NPR Music's 10 Favorite Electronic Albums Of 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

As somebody who nit-picks the purpose of year-end lists, I have one basic question to ask here: What is an "electronic album?" (Do non-electronic albums even exist in the digitally saturated year of our Internet overlords, 2015?) As somebody writing an intro to such a list, it might not be ...

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Songs We Love: Prins Thomas, 'B'

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Fabled Norwegian producer of cosmic disco, prog techno and all beats in-between, "Prins" Thomas Hermansen is pulling the plug on his drum machine and going straight kosmische on his upcoming full-length, Principe Del Norte.

Having earlier this year released a 57-song mix inspired by the famed New York ...

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Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks From November

Monday, November 30, 2015

Our final monthly Recommended Dose mix of 2015 includes Afrobeat from Amsterdam, techno by a retired ballerina, disco by a soft-rock progeny, remixes by two American club masters, and vibey electro in the vein of Hieroglyphic Being.

We'll be back in December with a megamix of our favorite ...

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Songs We Love: The Spook School, 'August 17th'

Friday, November 27, 2015

Scottish punk rocker Nye Todd writes melodies for anyone who is young at heart. His lyrics, however, tend to be a bit more specific.

Todd is the transgender lead singer of queer punk band The Spook School, and the bulk of the songs on the band's new album, ...

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Recommended Dose: October's Best Dance Tracks

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

It took a little while to shake-off the sugar crash of Halloween, but we're finally ready to present our October edition of Recommended Dose. This month features Balearic house from Australia, eerie techno from a fashion-minded Russian, Colombian club workouts from Northern England, Detroit-infused funk from London, hard-hitting bass from ...

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Songs We Love: Martha, 'Six Men Getting Sick Six Times (Mendable)'

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The anarchist pop-punk band Martha took us by surprise last year with Courting Strong, a debut full-length of high-energy, three-chord sing-alongs that bucked the odds to land a spot on NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014 list. The British quartet — drummer Nathan Stephens-Griffin, bassist Naomi ...

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Songs We Love: DJ Richard, 'Bane'

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The electronic music producer known as DJ Richard has spent the last five years in the world's club capitals, Berlin and New York City, but his heart still remains in his native Rhode Island. Along with his cohort Young Male, DJ Richard is one of the more prominent ...

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Songs We Love: Tropic Of Cancer, 'Stop Suffering'

Monday, August 31, 2015

Camella Lobo, the woman behind Los Angeles synth act Tropic Of Cancer, is obsessed with love's collateral damage. For the past eight years, initially with her then-husband Juan Mendez (a.k.a. Silent Servant) and more recently on her own, Lobo has examined the fragility of human emotion through solemn synthesizer work ...

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Songs We Love: Percussions, 'Digital Arpeggios'

Friday, August 28, 2015

This is the song Four Tet fans have been waiting for. Almost five months after he premiered it on his BBC Essential Mix, Kieran Hebden officially released "Digital Arpeggios" on Friday via his Percussions alias.

Don't let the dry pseudonym or title fool you: Like Pachelbel's Canon, "Digital Arpeggios" ...

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Songs We Love: Blank Realm, 'Too Late Now'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Australian siblings Daniel, Sarah and Luke Spencer make up three-quarters of Blank Realm, a raucous, sometimes ramshackle, Brisbane rock band. Though they've been recording for nearly a decade, the past few years have seen the Spencers and their Realm partner, guitarist Luke Walsh, release two gloriously messy albums, Go Easy ...

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Songs We Love: Dam-Funk, 'Glyde 2nyte'

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ever since his breakthrough 2009 album, Toeachizown, Damon "Dam-Funk" Riddick has used his internet celebrity to celebrate the funk and R&B stars of his childhood. Whether it's through sharing vintage songs on his Twitter account, or producing albums with Steve Arrington and Snoop Dogg, Riddick is constantly paying ...

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Songs We Love: dJJ, 'Just A Lil'

Monday, August 17, 2015

Generally, a "song of the summer" is commercially released in the springtime and develops a devoted Top 40 following as the temperature rises. Things work a little differently in the dance world, where connected DJs get their hands on — and spin — an irresistible tune, months before it becomes ...

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Songs We Love: Idjut Boys, 'Kenny Dub Headband'

Friday, August 07, 2015

London DJs Conrad McDonnell and Dan Tyler formed Idjut Boys in the early 1990s during a particularly exciting time in dance music history. Acid house and breakbeat had infiltrated the British mainstream, and new scenes were blossoming to fill the void in the underground. One London party that McDonnell and ...

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Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks From July

Friday, July 31, 2015

Recommended Dose, our monthly column of the best in underground dance music, took June off while we argued over our favorite tracks of the first half of 2015. (You can see them here and listen to them here.) So we broke the rules and included a few ...

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Songs We Love: Chicago Flotation Device, 'Higher'

Friday, July 24, 2015

More than two years after its first release, the hardware dance producers Chicago Flotation Device remain anonymous. A May 2013 interview on pulseradio.com revealed the what (a trio of U.K. DJs) and the where (London), but the who is still a mystery. Nothing truly verifiable exists ...

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Live This Weekend: Stream Concerts From The Newport Folk Festival

Friday, July 24, 2015

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NPR Music is heading to the Newport Folk Festival this weekend to record sets from Courtney Barnett, Jason Isbell, The Lone Bellow, Lord Huron, Luluc and more. We plan to publish the recordings early next week. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for live ...

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