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Q&A: Robyn and Röyksopp on Max Martin, Ziggy Stardust, and Bananas as the Perfect Food

When Robyn and Röyksopp (Norwegian DJs Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland) first went into a studio together in 2009, their resulting "Girl and the Robot"…
Puja Patel / August 28, 2014

Watch Beyonce Own the VMAs With Her 16-Minute Medley

The one true winner of the VMAs was undoubtedly Beyoncé, who performed a powerful medley of songs from the surprise self-titled album she dropped at…
Puja Patel / August 25, 2014

Prince Announces Two New Albums and Delivers First Single, ‘Clouds’

Back in June, the Star Tribune gave Prince fans something to hyperventilate about. The singer had signed a deal with Warner Bros. in the months…
Puja Patel / August 25, 2014

Sam Smith Gives a Grammys-Worthy Performance at the MTV VMAs

Tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards opened with a bang, with a bedazzling entrance by Katy Perry and RiFF RaFF, a powerhouse performance by Jessie J,…
Puja Patel / August 25, 2014

Exploring Mexican Electronic Music With Toy Selectah at Ceremonia

A word of advice: Don’t miss the bus to Ceremonia. The Mexican music festival isn’t the easiest place to get to, though it might have…
Puja Patel / August 22, 2014

What We Learned From 15 Minutes With VMA Headliner Jessie J

When "Bang Bang" was released in late July, it immediately landed in the Billboard Hot 100's Top 10 while debuting at #1 on iTunes' digital…
Puja Patel / August 20, 2014

Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers Isn’t a Side Project. So We Played Him Some Famous Ones, Anyway.

Jack Antonoff's new band is all about revisiting his past. Raised in the suburbs of Bergenfield, New Jersey, the songwriter and fun. guitarist started his…
Puja Patel / August 20, 2014

Choosing Sides: Bey-Z vs. KimYe (A Roundtable)

In light of all the Kim/Kanye and Beyoncé/Jay Z fireworks over the past month, we’ve assembled a roundtable of experts to…
Puja Patel / August 12, 2014

Marilyn Manson’s Debut Turns 20: A Modern Portrait of His American Family

This month Marilyn Manson's powerful debut Portrait of an American Family will celebrate it's 20th anniversary. In honor of Manson's place as an alternative, industrial-rock…
Puja Patel / July 18, 2014

Q&A: Magic! Talks ‘Rude,’ Lorde, and Hosting Snow’s Pizza Party at Chuck E. Cheese’s

Yesterday Magic!'s relaxed, summertime groove "Rude" took the throne from Iggy Azaelia's "Fancy" as ruler of the Billboard 100 singles chart. It's the fist reggae-identified…
Puja Patel / July 18, 2014

Real Talk Overheard at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s ‘On the Run’ Concert

Fake it while you make it: At least that's what the Carters seemed to be doing this past weekend. During the sold-out, New York City…
Puja Patel / July 14, 2014

Beck Talks ‘Loser’ Through SPIN Cover Stories

In honor of Beck's 44th birthday, we've dug through our archives and revisited all four of SPIN's cover stories on the funk-hop, indie-rock innovator. Read…
Puja Patel / July 8, 2014

Watch Child of Lov and Damon Albarn’s Eerie ‘One Day’ Video

When Dutch producer Child of Lov (Cole Williams) released his self-titled debut on Domino Six in May of 2013, it was impossible to know that his…
Puja Patel / June 23, 2014

Watch Courtney Love and Michael Mouris’ Animated ‘Valley of the Dolls’ Remake

“I’m never wrong, not about you,” screams Courtney Love on “You Know My Name,” the single off of the Hole singer’s recent You Know My…
Puja Patel / June 17, 2014

Clear Skies for Cloud Nothings

Outside a craftsman home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock is when you begin to hear the screaming. It’s a typically sunny spring…
Puja Patel / June 13, 2014

Shopping With Travi$ Scott: Houston Grills and Kanye Thrills

After arriving at Manhattan’s Dover Street Market, a high-end, multistoried designer boutique on 30th and Lexington, Travi$ Scott sat down on the steps and started…
Puja Patel / June 12, 2014

The SPIN Interview: Mannie Fresh Talks Bounce, Brass Bands, and Twerking for Pop

When Mannie Fresh released his cheery 1989 single "Buck Jump Time" alongside his friend and rapper Gregory D, he didn't know it would later become known…
Puja Patel / June 11, 2014

Hudson Mohawke Gets Surprise Visit From Antony Hegarty, Travi$ Scott in New York

Last night Hudson Mohawke headlined Manhattan’s Webster Hall as part of Red Bull Music Academy’s month-long New York City takeover. With his production associated with…
Puja Patel / May 29, 2014

Watch Traxman’s CGI-Adorned Video for ‘Ever and Always’

In 2012 Chicago footwork innovator Traxman dropped his Da Mind of Traxman release; an album that was both a SPIN Essential and reminder that the…
Puja Patel / May 20, 2014

King avriel Weaves Soulful R&B With Spoken-Word on ‘Judgment Day’

Los Angeles R&B crooner King avriel first broke out last year with her song “Freedom,” a quietly bubbling track that sounded more like a manifesto.
Puja Patel / May 19, 2014

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