A few months back, a track bearing the name “No Good” and a familiar synthed-up R&B reverb sound set the blogosphere aflame with the plausibility of a new James Blake alias/side project. These rumors have been extinguished with the public debut of Ifan Dafydd, the young Welshman behind February(ish)’s “No Good.” Dafydd now brings us […]

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With his newest track “Curbside”, from his next EP Love What Happened Here (due out next month), authentic-dubstep wunderkind James Blake strays from the mellow, piano-driven ballads of his October EP Enough Thunder for a foray into the more experimental. Gone is the soft crooning and rippling basslines of his previous releases, replaced by an […]

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NPR: Jonsi releases some new songs as part of the soundtrack for Cameron Crowe’s latest film, We Bought A Zoo. Pitchfork: Catch footage from Sonic Youth’s perhaps final show in Sao Paolo, Brazil. SXSW: The Austin, TX music festival announces the second round of artists playing in 2012. NME: The Libertines’ Pete Doherty is convinced […]

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‘Tis the season for mixtapes and since it’s been a while since we’ve done one (ed. note: got one baking in the oven as we speak), here’s one from Plant Music artist and Chicago native Willy Joy. It features everything from house to dubstep to techno to moombahton, which was born and raised right here in […]

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SBTRKT’s “Wildfire” is the kind of music that gives walking a purpose.  Play it as you stroll down the street, and it becomes more than just background music. With the high energy wobbling and candy-coated post-dub beat, you’ll find it driving your stroll a little more than expected.  SBTRKT (pronounced subtract) is a mysterious London-based […]

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I am officially in love with Oh Land (a.k.a. Nanna Øland a.k.a. coolest name ever). Not only is she gorgeous, but she crafts masterpieces like “Son of a Gun.” This face-melting dubstep remix of said jam, courtesy of Jacob Plant, would not have been possible without the fantastic original. Essentially, in short, summing up: Oh Land […]

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James Vincent McMorrow, the Irish folk singer who released his debut LP Early in the Morning back in February 2010, recently got the remix treatment courtesy of Adventure Club. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not dubstep’s biggest fan, but the treatment put on McMorrow’s “We Don’t Eat” is pretty damn entertaining. MP3: James Vincent McMorrow […]

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