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Otis Hart

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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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First Watch: Yo La Tengo, 'Friday I'm In Love'

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The members of Yo La Tengo flexed their record collector muscles on their revered collective of covers, Fakebook. The 1990 album featured interpretations of songs by The Flamin' Groovies, Daniel Johnston, NRBQ, and some bands too obscure to even mention on this website. Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley clearly weren't ...

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Songs We Love: Regis, 'Blood Witness'

Thursday, July 09, 2015

No one does dark dance music like Karl O'Connor, a.k.a. Regis. His label Downwards is the standard bearer, and his personal output as Regis and as part of Sandwell District is hotly anticipated by techno freaks worldwide.

We'll get some brand new music from Regis on Sept. 18 when O'Connor ...

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Songs We Love: Satoshi Tomiie, 'Thursday, 2AM'

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Satoshi Tomiie released his first house track, the all-timer "Tears" with Frankie Knuckles, more than 25 years ago. When a musician's first impression is basically perfection — and "Tears" is just that — it can define, even overshadow, the rest of a career.

But the Japanese DJ has stayed busy ...

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Songs We Love: Tigercats, 'Sleeping In The Backseat'

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Tigercats, an East London pop band in the vein of Camera Obscura, released its second album, Mysteries, earlier this year. "Sleeping In The Backseat," the band's latest single, is bound to tug at a few heartstrings with its chorus of, "Lay your head next to mine."

In this case, the ...

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First Listen: Meg Baird, 'Don't Weigh Down The Light'

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday-morning music is too often overlooked. For the most part, we check out music news while we're sitting at our desks at work, usually during a glance at our social-media feeds. That sort of interaction is inherently brief — we scroll, maybe click, and then it's back to the grind.

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Songs We Love: Keita Sano, "Bouzouk"

Friday, May 29, 2015

One of the most boring things about contemporary EDM is how monorhythmic it is. I'm not talking beats per minute (although one number does seem to rule them all), but rhythms per beat. Keita Sano, an adventurous young producer from Okayama, Japan, mixes and matches a plethora ...

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of May

Friday, May 29, 2015

Each month, we listen to hundreds of new electronic music tracks, test the standouts at full volume and highlight the best of the best in a mix called Recommended Dose.

May's offerings highlight musicians from distant parts of the globe: Japan's Keita Sano, South Africa's Nozinja, England's John Heckle, ...

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Songs We Love: Blanck Mass, 'Dead Format'

Friday, May 15, 2015

Benjamin John Power's new album as Blanck Mass, Dumb Flesh, is quite literally electronic body music. Its artwork zooms in uncomfortably on synthetically disfigured flab; its track titles make reference to various states of corporeal corrosion.

And what a feeling, this flesh dance. Power's monstrous duo F*** Buttons ...

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Songs We Love: Hayden, 'No Happy Birthday'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Toronto songwriter Hayden Desser, who performs and records under his first name, has a lengthy history of hard-hitting sad songs. He rose to (college radio) fame in the late 1990s along with Elliott Smith, Low and Red House Painters as part of a brooding style dubbed "sadcore."

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of April

Friday, May 01, 2015

Each month, we listen to hundreds of new electronic music tracks, test the standouts on loud speakers and highlight the best of the best in a mix called Recommended Dose.

April featured moving music from artists both young and old. A new electro track from current Detroit ambassador Kyle ...

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Songs We Love: Juan Wauters, 'This Is I'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Queens-via-Uruguay songwriter Juan Wauters rose to internet acclaim as a member of the obstreperous rock band The Beets, one of New York City's most beloved DIY acts of the 21st century. In the time since The Beets' initial breakup in 2012, Wauters has pursued a more introspective, subdued sound, writing ...

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Songs We Love: Gacha, 'Let Me Love You'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crafting dance tracks around snippets of catchy R&B vocals is a longstanding tradition in the electronic music game. Some might even call it cliché at this point. But when it's done well, it can imbue otherwise anonymous music with real emotional heft that speaks to a much wider audience.

Georgian ...

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Hear Protomartyr's New Song With The Breeders' Kelley Deal

Monday, April 13, 2015

"Take it from somebody who knows." The opening words to Protomartyr's new single, "Blues Festival," are sung by frontman Joe Casey, but they could easily refer to the song's star guest vocalist, Kelley Deal of the Breeders. Deal has lived through a lot in the past 20-plus years, from opening ...

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