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Dance Tracks of the Week: Physical Therapy Stretches Techno to the Breaking Point

Physical Therapy, Yes, I'm Elastic EP (Fifth Wall) "Elasticity" has become something of a standard talking point for Nicolas Jaar; he's been telling interviewers about…
By: Philip Sherburne / October 17, 2013

Gunplay Brings Intensity to Streets of New York in ‘Fuck Shit’ Video

Nothing in Gunplay's world seems to unfold quite as planned, but that sense of unpredictability is part of what makes him magnetic. Today brings a video…
By: Jordan Sargent / October 16, 2013

See Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Triumph Through ‘We the Common’

Earlier this year, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down released their third album, We the Common, a 12-track platter stuffed with highlights. There's the twangy "Holy Roller," the…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 16, 2013

Kendrick Lamar’s Verse at the BET Hip-Hop Awards Is the Best Thing He’s Done This Year

The BET Awards cypher is, in part, a necessary nod to hip-hop traditionalism, where the ability to rap very well remains a touchstone. But it's also…
By: Brandon Soderberg / October 16, 2013

M.I.A. Rebuts Drake’s ‘YOLO’ Philosophy With ‘Y.A.L.A.’

M.I.A. has rebuffed Drake's ubiquitous mantra of "YOLO" (full translation: "You Only Live Once") with her own existentialist acronym: "Y.A.L.A.," or "You Always Live Again."…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 16, 2013

See French Montana Bring the Weeknd, Baby Tigers to ‘Gifted’ Video

French Montana's latest single "Gifted" may feature the Weeknd, but it's really a Weeknd song with Montana grafted onto it — we don't even hear the…
By: Jordan Sargent / October 16, 2013

Angel Haze Dresses Up in Jay Z’s ‘Tom Ford,’ Stays Chic

Two down, 28 to go. The second entry in Angel Haze's #30Gold campaign building up to the January release of Dirty Gold is another ratatat…
By: Marc Hogan / October 16, 2013

Nick Zinner Polishes SQURL’s ‘Pink Dust’ for Radio Edit Remix

Jim Jarmusch's SQÜRL project will continue its trilogy of EPs with its second release, the aptly named EP #2. Out November 5 via ATP Recordings,…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 16, 2013

Chief Keef’s ‘Emojis’ is the Texting Anthem 2013 Deserved

If you use an iPhone you are familiar with emoji, the 2.0 version of emoticons. If you follow Chief Keef you are also familiar with…
By: Jordan Sargent / October 16, 2013

Watch Fred Armisen, as Ian Rubbish, Goof on Punk With the Clash Members

"That's what punk's all about, innit? Not plannin' nuffing!" So says Portlandia co-star Fred Armisen, in character as his '70s U.K. punk Ian Rubbish, a…
By: Marc Hogan / October 16, 2013
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