DJ Marfox’s Hypnotic, Hard-Assed Dance Mix

The new mixtape from Portugal's DJ Marfox is called "Distortion Ass Mix," but take the title with a grain of salt. The gluteal bit is…
Philip Sherburne / July 5, 2012

No Trivia’s Top 50 (Mostly Rap) Songs of the Year So Far

Ubiquitous major-label last great hope 2 Chainz makes four appearances on this list. None of those appearances are on any of his own songs, though…
Brandon Soderberg / July 5, 2012

Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s ‘True Blood’ Garage Rocker Debuts

Iggy Pop and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino have collaborated on a track for HBO's True Blood, and the result is an organ-streaked garage-rocker about a…
Marc Hogan / July 5, 2012

Electronic Explorations: The State of Left-Field Dance Music in 61 Tracks

The electronic-music scene, perhaps startled by its recent, convulsive growth, finds itself taking stock. Two new compilations attempt to survey the tangled histories of electronic…
Philip Sherburne / July 5, 2012

See Muse’s Olympics-Themed Video for Olympics Theme ‘Survival’

The video for Muse's official 2012 Olympic Games theme "Survival" has hit YouTube, and it's a montage of footage featuring athletes from previous Olympics. In…
Marc Hogan / July 5, 2012

Hear Amy Winehouse Sing on Nas’ Serene ‘Cherry Wine’

Nas' upcoming album is titled Life Is Good, but the track that includes the title phrase carries a mournful undercurrent. On "Cherry Wine," the latest…
Marc Hogan / July 5, 2012

JEFF the Brotherhood Toss Us a ‘Sixpack’ in Slightly NSFW Clip

Apparently neither Obama nor Romney are going to come out in favor of observing July 4 on a Friday or Monday like Memorial Day or…
Marc Hogan / July 3, 2012

Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne Join Birdman and Rick Ross’ ‘Born Stunna (Remix)’

Just as Kanye West and Pusha T are basking in the adulation for their new G.O.O.D. Music cut "New God Flow," their rivals over at…
Marc Hogan / July 3, 2012

Watch Branko and Dominique Young Unique Go in Hard in ‘Going in Hard’

Mad Decent foot soldier and Buraka Som Sistema producer Branko (formerly J-Wow until, well, you know) has returned with a killer new single with ever-rising…
SPIN Staff / July 3, 2012

Kanye West and Pusha T Declare Dominance on ‘New God Flow’

Kanye West stole the next morning's headlines at Sunday's BET Awards, going a cappella in a moment of breathtaking ambition that recalled Lil Wayne seizing…
Marc Hogan / July 3, 2012

Pink Raises Her Glass Again on ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’

Over the weekend, Gotye dismissed exaggerated rumors of his death with a Pink-deprecating tweet. "I'm not dead. #Pinkalbumtitles," the singer-songwriter who's Australian for Sting wrote.
Marc Hogan / July 3, 2012

Hear Gesaffelstein Remix Zombie Zombie’s Stargazing ‘Rocket Number 9′

Zombie Zombie pull their heads out of their synths and aim for the stars on their new single, "Rocket Number 9," a teaser for the…
Philip Sherburne / July 2, 2012

Blur Debut First New Songs Since 2010 Live on a Rooftop

Damon Albarn, during performances of his new opera, Dr Dee, looks down at the stage from the point of view of what the show's director…
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2012

Santigold Takes Aim at Society, Dodges GZA’s Bullets in ‘The Keepers’ Video

"America is not the greatest country in the world anymore," declared Jeff Daniels' character in the pilot episode of HBO's The Newsroom, and at the…
Daniel Kreps / July 2, 2012

Kanye West’s ‘New God Flow’ Culture Jams the BET Awards

Don't take Kanye West's petulance for granted. When he jumps on a stage and turns a Taylor Swift victory into a muddled comment on white…
Brandon Soderberg / July 2, 2012

Hear Fang Island’s Cheery ‘Major’ Anthem ‘Seek It Out’

Brooklyn-via-Providence indie rock glory-bombs Fang Island are returning this month for Major, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2010 debut. Their uplifting harmonies and churning…
SPIN Staff / July 2, 2012

Hear Spastic Austin Post-Punkers Hundred Visions’ ‘Where Do I Sign?’

Taut, wound-up new-bruisers Hundred Visions come from contemporary Austin, but sound beamed straight outta 1979, connecting the line between the between the breezy American power…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 2, 2012

Hear Wye Oak’s Hypnotic Adult Swim Track ‘Spiral’

Last year's Civilian, by the Baltimore duo of singer-guitarist Jenn Wasner and drummer-keyboardist Andy Stack, was one of the year's understated pleasures. Wye Oak's latest,…
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2012

Azealia Banks Hot Dogs With Styles P on Squelchy ‘Nathan’

Azealia Banks has joined forces with Styles P, just after declaring the Gangster and a Gentleman MC, via Twitter, "literally my FAVORITE rapper."
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Meek Mill, a Madvillain Cover, and a House Music Mondegreen

Three of this week's five songs aren't rap songs. And of the two rap songs included, only one of them is actually any good. The…
Brandon Soderberg / June 29, 2012
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