Major Lazer—that's Diplo and Switch—will be treading across American soil this June, as he gears up for a handful of club dates to support his debut album, out on June 19th, Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do. Expect dancefloors around the country to undergo some serious damage from some of the bangers these two will be busting out. Recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios, the album combines the legendary sounds of dancehall with Diplo and Switch’s dancefloor killers. Read more »
Cemeteries, skeletons, and cutesy indie-rock boys and girls reading highbrow novels in the same bed, all shot on super 8 film. Those are the essentials of this Pains of Being Pure at Heart music video. Since their Slumberland-issued debut album hit the market in February, this foursome’s noisy dream-pop has left listeners with a massive buzz. This new video for the single “Young Adult Friction” features the Pains doing what they do best. Read more »
"I have a strong image and a strong character," says Peaches, inadvertently making one of the larger understatements of the year. This is, after all, an artist whose last two albums were named Fatherfucker and Impeach My Bush, and promises "blinking pussy lights" to be packaged with her latest offering, I Feel Cream.
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Techno's First Lady, Ellen Allien, is taking a break from the 10th anniversary festivities of her BPitch Control imprint to promote two new lines in her ongoing fashion collection.
As is the case with previous collections, the new main line—for women only—is all about sleek lines and minimal design (not unlike the music Allien produces) in the form of jersey tank-tops, short dresses, and a very sexy catsuit not just anyone will be able to pull off (above).
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We reported earlier this month that Ableton is currently touting a new version of its Live software to the masses, in the form of Live 8. Appropriately then, the Germany-based company has teamed up with DJ/production institute DubSpot for an eight-date educational tour that should satiate the appetites of those eager to learn every nook and cranny of the music-making software (and catch some noteworthy performances at the same time).
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- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
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