dvsn – Hallucinations

We've seen this story before: a mysterious Canadian R&B artist appears out of the blue and starts dropping professional-level tracks setting the indie music blogosphere into buzz building mode (looking at you, Weeknd circa 2011). So, although what dvsn — or the marketing team behind...

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Jay’s Favorite Tracks of 2015

2015 was quite a year. For me it was a year of unparalleled personal and professional growth. In fact — and in full disclosure — this was also the year I hit 30. Maybe it's reaching a new decade or maybe it was just the...

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Wild Nothing – To Know You

To say I've been eagerly anticipating new Wild Nothing is an understatement. I still believe Nocturne is still one of the best albums of the last few years and Empty Estate was a great EP. That being said, it's been a long wait...

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Disclosure – Magnets ft. Lorde (Jon Hopkins Remix)

Disclosure second album, Caracal, came out back in September and now the duo are putting out remixes to celebrate the release of 'Magnets' as a proper single. One of these remixes comes from UK producer and electronic experimentalist Jon Hopkins. Hopkins' version pulls apart the...

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DIIV – Dopamine

It's been a long time since Brooklyn-janglers DIIV released new music -- three years, to be exact -- which can build some lofty expectations and eagerness for new material. This past week, the band unceremoniously delivered the first taste of upcoming album, Is The Is The...

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Peter Lyons – Envy

'Envy' is the second track from London-based artist Peter Lyons, offering contrast to his debut, 'Leave Me.' The new track opens with densely layered and scattered beats that can be jarring at first. However, these beats come together delicately -- and through the addition of menacing orchestral strings...

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Autre Ne Veut – World War Pt. 2

To say I was obsessed with Autre Ne Veut's album, Anxiety, is a bit of an understatement. I loved the dense, layered, and somewhat avant garde brand of R&B that was featured on the album. Now, two years have since passed and Autre Ne Veut (Arthur...

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Painted Palms – Disintegrate

If you are a fan of the latest Cut Copy album or the 'Madchester' sound of the early '90s, then chances are you will dig the vibe on the latest Painted Palms release. If not, well, you may still like it, too -- let's not...

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Gallant – Weight In Gold

Gallant, an emerging Colombian-born L.A.-based R&B singer, recently had his latest single endorsed by Zane Lowe and premiered on Apple Music. Not a bad way to break a new song. That song happens to be "Weight In Gold," a booming and dazzling track that showcases Gallant's...

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Leisure – Hot Love

To date, New Zealand newcomers, Leisure, have released two songs. First came "Got it Bad" back in April and now they've put out the excellent, "Hot Love". Both tracks are heavy on grooves and a funky playful spirit. Otherwise, there isn't much out there on the...

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