A-Trak takes it back to the Dirty South… three years later

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Back in 2007 (woa, yes, when Bush was still President and you may have had more money) A-Trak dropped a game-changing mixtape he called Dirty South Dance. Now, in dubiously better but definitely more modern times, comes volume 2. Cop the new collection below, and if you look carefully you can see Shepard Fairey’s depiction ...

Human Life – In It Together

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ElectroAmerica: this song is your new anthem. This video is both your new style guide and your albatross. Human Life‘s “In It Together” is style with a capital S from sound to sight. That’s not always a good thing, but it is here.

Parallels – Find the Fire

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Classic girl group-inspired vocals and distorted disco collide on Parallels‘ “Find the Fire.” This track may not be the actual discovery of fire, but it’s a sultry little discovery.  And for some reason the chorus of “take it from me tonight…” sounds like it was pulled from a missing 90s Britpop band. Like.

Kylie hangs out in LA; makes a sexy video

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Kylie spent Friday afternoon shopping on Fairfax and lunching on Melrose, taking a few pics with some fans, but just generally hanging out. The weekend was another story, as Ms. Minogue went to work on the video for “All The Lovers,” with director Joseph Kahn. This was the first time Kylie has shot a video ...

Hey Champ score a gig at a high profile gay prom

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The awkward moments and mindless jubilation that is a high school prom aren’t usually sountracked by a decent band. Luckily the previously discriminated-against gay teens in Mississippi will have the music of Hey Champ to reinforce the good memories and hopefully overshadow the bad. The Chicago-based band will play the Second Chance prom in Tupelo, ...

Deluka – Cascade

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During the chorus of “Cascade,”  you could swear you’re listening to Siouxie Sioux and it’s 1985… or at least what I imagine 1985 was like. It’s actually Deluka‘s frontwoman, Ellie Innocenti, who struts her stuff in the UK band’s debut single. Despite the line “my heart beats like a drum,” it’s not a drum beat ...

Booka Shade make the most on More!

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Booka Shade has had somewhat of a charmed career. The success of “Body Language,” their breakthrough 2005 single with M.A.N.D.Y., gave them entre into disco techno university; they’ve never had trouble getting a gig since. Still, there’s room to grow into Hot Chip status, and on More! we get the impression they just might go ...

Dan Black – Symphonies feat. Kid Cudi (Dada Life remix)

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Kid Cudi is not the magic ingredient here; Dan Black’s chorus of “give me give me symphonies” and the violin swooshes from the original still reign supreme in between an aggressive Dada Life reworking of this tune. This track, along with remixes by Chris Lake and Passion Pit, will appear on a Symphonies EP, due ...