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  As this is my first entry of the year in the Hip-Hop arena, I’m feeling a bit vulnerable. My Top Hip-Hop of 2014 list was my first true voyage into the depths and subtleties of this expansive, ever-evolving genre. It was a challenge, but one that I feel I took a great deal of […]

[INDIE/ELECTRONIC] Petite Noir – “Chess”

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  “That’s the real shit right there” – an anonymous background vocalist exclaims a little over a minute into “Chess”, seemingly on the receiving end of your telepathic transmissions. How did he know what I was thinking? In any case, it’s the real shit in all its positive connotations – that catchy beat driving a […]



  For I am the opposite of you As one we balance two After all that we have been thru All I need in this world is you LUH. – the new project from ex-WU LYF frontman Ellery James Roberts and Ebony Hoorn – are right. ‘Unites’ is a simple love song. But within its […]

[PUNK] Iceage – Forever


  Surprising as it may seem, the proto-martyrs of Danish punk Iceage found inspiration in 1960s Italian pop music, while recording sophomore record You’re Nothing. And while You’re Nothing featured the mournful, piano-led ‘Morals’ (said to be inspired by Mina Mazzini), it never truly deviated from the chaotic, feral punk they do so well. However […]

[ELECTRO HOUSE] Samual James – “Vita”

[ELECTRO HOUSE] Samual James - "Vita"

  After securing a Pete Tong premiere a few weeks back, this new jam from Samual James has finally dropped. James is another young talent from Australia, with the Melbourne native following in the footsteps of fellow DJ and producer HELENA to release via Basik Rkrds. He also recently played at one of her Drai’s […]

[DANCE] Kylie Minogue – “SKIRT” Remixes


  It’s no secret that Roc-a-fella Records’ newest member is none other than Australian pop megastar, Kylie Minogue. Since February of this year, the high-profile label that’s home to other big name pop divas such as Rihanna and Shakira, has been highly publicizing its newest member all over social media and American TV. Rumor has […]

[ELECTRO/DANCE] The Knocks ft. St. Lucia – “Modern Hearts”

[ELECTRO/DANCE] The Knocks ft. St. Lucia - "Modern Hearts"

  It was a great day today. The sun was shining, birds were chirping, kids were out playing – and it was most likely all because NYC duo The Knocks premiered their upbeat new single “Modern Hearts” featuring the vocals of St. Lucia today. Off their upcoming album, due out sometime this summer via A&M […]

[INDIE/ROCK] Phoenix – “Entertainment”


  Phoenix has risen from the ashes! They never burned out, but I’m trying to use their name in a metaphor… so easy! After a long break from the French group, the first sounds from their upcoming project Bankrupt! have surfaced online with their upbeat indie rock single “Entertainment.” They released some teaser sounds on […]

[ALT ROCK] Modestep – “Time”

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  As I was going through my daily ritual of perusing the Soundcloud I came upon this absolutely fantastic preview of Modestep‘s new single “Time” off their upcoming debut album Evolution Theory. Now I usually wouldn’t have posted just a preview of the song on here as I usually like to wait for the whole […]

[INDIE/ROCK] Atlas Genius – “If So”

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  How come it seems as though Australia is so much farther ahead of the US when it comes to great music? I think it might be all the sun and kangaroos… Adelaide based group Atlas Genius is gearing up for their first foray into full-length EP territory with the release of their debut album […]

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