Philip Sherburne

writer

Biography

  • Wu-Tang Clan Keep Watch feat. Nathaniel

    Hear Wu-Tang Clan's Smooth New Single, 'Keep Watch'

    We've been keeping watch for Wu-Tang Clan's A Better Tomorrow for a while now. As of November, Raekwon still hadn't recorded his verses yet, and as Consequence of Suond points out, a tweet from the Cuban linxman yesterday — "Keep dreaming" — suggests that he still hasn't come back to the fold.

  • Arca and Jesse Kanda, Trauma

    Arca's 'TRAUMA' Is the Creepiest Video You'll See Today

    The new video from experimental electronic producer (and Yeezus collaborator) Arca and filmmaker Jesse Kanda isn't exactly NSFW, but some kind of warning is probably in order. If you were freaked out by the Eraserhead baby, you might want to take a deep breath before plunging into this one.The two-minute short is the first scene from TRAUMA, an audio-visual project by the pair that was first exhibited at MoMA PS1 late last year.

  • Chromeo

    Chromeo Go to the Chapel in 'Jealous (I Ain't With It)' Video

    Chromeo, Canada's proudly Arab/Jewish partnership, do a little religious role-playing in the video for their single "Jealous (I Ain't With It)" (via Pitchfork). Donning a priest's collar, David Macklovitch officiates at a Vegas wedding chapel and muses on the suffering wrought by the cardinal sin of invidia — and then he goes and runs off with one of the brides. P-Thugg, meanwhile, plays a non-denominational getaway driver. The cheeky video is right in line with the goofy hijinks of the duo's recent "Come Alive" clip, in which Chromeo and Toro y Moi suck face with mannequins, but when it comes to the funk, these two Canucks aren't fooling around. Feel-good takes on feeling bad don't come much sunnier.Chromeo's upcoming album, White Women — featuring "Jealous" along with previously debuted singles "Come Alive," "Sexy Socialite," and "Over Your Shoulder" — is out May 12 on Big Beat.

  • Duke Dumont, I Got You (MK Remix)

    Hear MK Send Duke Dumont's 'I Got U' to Piano-House Heaven

    If MK's new remix of Duke Dumont's "I Got U" sounds particularly inspiring, that makes sense: Both producers know a thing or two about bouncing back.The U.K.'s Dumont toiled away for nearly six years without making much professional headway before he found his breakout hit with "Need U (100%)," which ended up going to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart last year. (Not to mention No. 7 of SPIN's 50 Best Dance Tracks of 2013.) In an interview accompanying the premiere of the new remix, he tells Mixmag that he was even considering calling it a day. Los Angeles' MK (Marc Kinchen), on the other hand, broke out relatively early in his career: By the early '90s, he was one of the industry's top remixers, applying his percussive touch and trademark organ bass to acts like the B-52s, Tom Tom Club, Pet Shop Boys, and even Bette Middler.

  • SOHN Artifice 4AD Sessions

    Watch SOHN's Sleek 4AD Sessions Performance of 'Artifice'

    We already know that SOHN is "a one-stop shop for gorgeously minimal melancholy," as SPIN's Puja Patel said of the London-born, Vienna-based singer and producer when we dubbed him one of our Best New Artists in January. He lives up to the description in a skeletal new 4AD Sessions performance of "Artifice" premiered by Vogue.Backed up by his touring band-mates Albin Janoska (synths) and Stefan Fallmann (bass), the multi-tasking singer, songwriter, producer (BANKS, Eric Hassle), and remixer (Disclosure, Rhye, Lana Del Rey) dives into a live rendition of his current single "Artifice" that proves the song's surprising durability, far from the protective walls of his studio.

  • Arcade Fire Motownphilly Boyz II Men

    Arcade Fire Sex Up Boyz II Men's 'Motownphilly' in Philly

    Arcade Fire came new-jack-stepping into Philadelphia last night with a cover of — what else? — Boyz II Men's 1991 single "Motownphilly." It's just the latest of the band's tour-stop tributes, which have included Prince's "Controversy" in Minneapolis and Stevie Wonder's "Uptight" in Auburn Hills, Michigan (the soul icon was born in Saginaw, some 70 miles away).In the minute-long clip turned up by Arcade Fire Tube (via Pitchfork), Win Butler cooly croons his way through references to "East Coast swag," "Jet black Benz," and, of course, "all the Philly steaks you can eat," backed up by a shuffling funk groove and bumptious horns.Sadly, the video cuts off midway through, but if that doesn't slake your thirst, there's always this dance number from The New Mickey Mouse Club, featuring Ryan Gosling, Dale Godboldo, Marc Wedren, Matt Morris, and Justin Timberlake himself.

  • tUnE-yArDs

    Hear tUnE-yArDs' Burbling 'Water Fountain'

    Following a kaleidoscopic, megamix-style preview of tUnE-yArDs' Nikki Nack (italics definitely hers, by the way), Merrill Garbus has shared "Water Fountain," the first of the album's songs to get a full listen, and it sounds like a Super Soaker filled with liquid delirium.Full of sing-song chants, clanking percussion, and plenty of the gentle mayhem that distinguished tUnE-yArDs' landmark 2011 album W H O K I L L, "Water Fountain" promises to be the soundtrack to all your double-Dutch competitions this summer. Over a handclap pattern straight out of the "Diwali" riddim, Garbus summons her inner Tom Tom Club in yelps and whoops, singing through what sounds like a busted transistor radio. But don't be deceived: Beneath all those layers of splotchy color, "Water Fountain" is surprisingly dark, full of lyrics that touch on violence and privation.

  • Prins Thomas III Full Pupp

    Prins Thomas Promises 'Lots of Space' on 'Prins Thomas III' LP

    With Todd Terje's debut album on the way and Hans-Peter Lindstrøm embarking upon a new project — the forthcoming Runddans, a joint venture with Todd Rundgren and Serena-Maneesh's Emil Nikolaisen — it's only fitting that the third member of Norway's holy disco trinity should return with a new long-player of his own. On April 28, Prins Thomas will release Prins Thomas III on his own Full Pupp label, reports Resident Advisor.Thomas has yet to share any music from the upcoming album, but he told RA that its sound falls "somewhere between" the freeform feel of 2010's Prins Thomas and the "more polished and square" sound of 2012's Prins Thomas II.

  • A State of Trance Jakarta

    Three Dead After State of Trance Festival in Jakarta, Drugs Suspected

    Three festival attendees died after attending Jakarta's A State of Trance festival over the weekend, reports The Jakarta Globe. The three victims — two teenagers, 18 and 19, from Java and a Singaporean national, aged 26 — were said by witnesses to have consumed drugs before the event, although police did not specify which substances were suspected; the causes of death are yet to be determined, pending autopsies.The tragedy marks the second string of festival-related deaths in the region over the weekend. At Kuala Lumpur's Future Music Festival Asia, six people died and 14 more were hospitalized on Friday night, prompting the cancellation of the third and final day of the festival.

  • Son of Sound,

    Son of Sound's 'Floor's Yours' Pays Tribute to Golden-Age New York House

    New York's Plant Bar is long gone; the Lower East Side hangout and de facto clubhouse for DFA's early years was shuttered in 2003, a victim of Giuliani and Bloomberg's years-long, Footloose-like crackdown on dancing, a pogrom that sent underground clubbers scurrying for warehouses in the outer boroughs and, in doing so, helped accelerate the process of gentrification that has left us with the Condoburg we know and fear today. (A Dance Truther might tell you that the whole cabaret-law thing was all part of a vast real-estate conspiracy, and she might be right.)But Plant Music soldiers on, because, duh, house music can't be stopped.

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