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Noirre Releases Some "STR3SS*" on New Single (premiere)

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Tags: Music, Premiere, Electronic, Acid Jazz, Noirre

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Farewell to Keith Flint, a lost track from Röyksopp, a moving song by Amanda Palmer and more music this week Amanda Palmer: Voicemail For Jill Through her latest track and music video, the unflinching Amanda Palmer directly addresses the fact that abortion is oft-hidden and not easily discussed. She does so with a beautiful piano-driven piece and lyrics that begin with specificity and develop—through impassioned …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Rock, Pop, Indie, Amanda Palmer, Piano, Ambient, Listenup, Electronic, The Prodigy, Robyn, Rave, Keith Flint, Psychedelic

Sleepy Tom Adds Some Pop Gloss to His Dance Sound on "Amateurs" (premiere + interview)

What was the first thing you came up with when writing Amateurs, a melody, a beat, a sound? I was working on my laptop in my apartment (my studio was being used by a friend) and started with the drums, I think. Could have been the piano as well, as that's the part that really inspired the song. I had the verse progression for a while before I figured out how to change the chords in the chorus to give it a big lift. How easily did it all come together? The demo sat on my computer for a whi...
Tags: Music, Pop, Dance, Vancouver, Premiere, Lights, Electronic, Edm, Tom, Don, Sleepy Tom, Electropop

Kindness feat. Robyn: Cry Everything

Kindness has returned with “Cry Everything,” their first new solo tune since 2014. Sampling Todd Rundgren‘s gorgeous 1985 track “Pretending to Care,” the song encapsulates the concept of bittersweet—it’s simultaneously upbeat, solemn, funky and bleak. Kindness is currently on tour with Robyn, who co-wrote and features on the track. They’re also playing solo shows at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right and LA’s Zebulon over the next …
Tags: Music, Design, Kindness, Culture, Brooklyn, Listenup, Electronic, Collaborations, New Music, Todd Rundgren, Robyn, Synthpop, LA s Zebulon

Röyksopp: Rising Urge (Lost Tapes)

Norwegian duo Röyksopp (aka Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland) recently announced the release of Lost Tapes—a collection of rare B-sides, exclusives and unreleased tracks that will be added to song by song. Two tracks have been released so far: “I Wanna Know” and “Rising Urge,” a slow-burning and eerie soundscape that includes organs, birdsong and haunting chants. According to the duo, “All obscure tracks will …
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Listenup, Electronic, Royksopp, Svein Berge, Electronic Dance Music, Torbjørn Brundtland

How To Dress Well: Vacant Boat

From How To Dress Well’s (aka Tom Krell) The Anteroom comes a video treatment for “Vacant Boat.” Directed by Justin Daashuur Hopkins in collaboration with NOH/WAV, the video offers a frenzy of images juxtaposed by static depictions of decay, while a blue-lit Krell echoes the song’s verses. Psychedelic, glitchy and ambient all at once, HTDW fans won’t be disappointed.
Tags: Design, Culture, Ambient, Listenup, Electronic, How To Dress Well, Tom Krell, KRELL, Justin Daashuur Hopkins

Shlohmo: Rock Music

Ahead of his next album, ominously titled The End, Shlohmo (aka Henry Laufer) shares “Rock Music”—an aptly named track blends the producer’s familiar style with chaotic rock. A distorted guitar dominates much of the track but, like all of Laufer’s songs, there’s an atmospheric quality to it—a sense of depth.
Tags: Music, Design, Los Angeles, Rock, Culture, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Producer, Shlohmo, Laufer, Henry Laufer

The Prodigy: Firestarter

The Prodigy’s vocalist/musician/frontman Keith Flint sadly passed away over the weekend—he was 49 years old. Known for his blistering live performances, Flint was the electronic group’s frontman (first as a dancer) since its inception in 1990, after meeting DJ Liam Howlett at a local club in Braintree, Essex. Wildly influential in the rave scene, The Prodigy then found mainstream success with their debut LP Experience, …
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Rip, Industrial, Listenup, Electronic, The Prodigy, Flint, Keith Flint, Liam Howlett, Big Beat, Braintree Essex Wildly

Solange: Sound of Rain

Released at midnight, Solange’s superb fourth full-length album When I Get Home is a lush sonic exploration. Sprawling across 19 tracks (some of which are just brief interludes) the record is all written, performed and executive produced by Solange, but includes contributions from Dev Hynes, Panda Bear, The-Dream, Earl Sweatshirt and others. The lovely “Sound of Rain” (produced by Solange, Pharrell and John Key) features …
Tags: Music, Design, Soul, Culture, Hip-hop, Jazz, Solange, John Key, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Zydeco, Neo-soul, Solange Pharrell

Brits in Hot Weather #12: Elephant Trees, DJ Chillz, Dream Reporter, Szjerdene, and Gagarin

Welcome one and all to another edition of Brits in Hot Weather. If you're discovering us for the first time, then the idea is simple. We showcase five songs from five British artists for your aural enjoyment. As it has "Brits" in the title, it's probably worth mentioning that the Brit Awards were on the telly last week. The predominant function of the Brits is to annoy middle-aged men who haven't looked at the singles charts for at least five years. It's also a shiny, soulless, popularity co...
Tags: Feature, Music, London, House, Manchester, Graham, Young, Ambient, Electronic, Dream Pop, Don, Bonobo, Gagarin, Afrobeat, Electropop, Brits in hot weather