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Listen to Calvin Harris's New Piano House Jam 'How Deep Is Your Love'

It’s taken me a strong 20 minutes to finish this first sentence because I keep getting up from my desk to dance. New from Calvin Harris and London trio Disciples—who I’d guess are responsible for a good amount of the subtlety in this track (the vocal, apparently, is Norwegian songwriter Ina Wroldsen)—”How Deep Is Your… » 7/17/15 12:24pm 7/17/15 12:24pm

TGIF: Here's John Talabot's Gorgeous Remix of Jamie xx's 'Loud Places'

Premiered on WNYU’s Beats in Space radio, here is a great remix of one of the best songs on one of the best albums of the year, from the quietly excellent Barcelona DJ/producer John Talabot. I love the original “Loud Places” for its sense of synthesis—at first, the heartbeat pushing the track forward is barely… » 7/10/15 6:50pm 7/10/15 6:50pm

Watch Alessia Cara Do 'Bad Blood' Better Than Taylor Swift Herself

Alessia Cara is going to be a star. You can hear the 18-year-old Def Jam signee flex quietly in her first single “Here,” a track that drags and flutters like Amy Winehouse in a haze of suburban innocence; Alessia’s got a preternatural sense of a beat’s interstices and pockets, and a voice that’s all rough, silvery,… » 7/09/15 10:50am 7/09/15 10:50am

Justin Bieber Is a Living Doodle in New Video With Skrillex & Diplo

Diplo and Skrillex are having a banger summer, both individually (Major Lazer’s “Lean On”; Skrillex and Katie Couric’s “Untitled”) and together as Jack Ü. “Where Are Ü Now,” their chart-topping dance jam with Biebs, rides on the strength of Biebs’ lithe falsetto and a melancholy squiggle of synths; in the new video,… » 6/29/15 12:25pm 6/29/15 12:25pm

Let 20-Year-Old Hardware Store Clerk Kiiara Stun You With Debut 'Gold'

Christ, this song is good. Kiiara, a 20-year-old new singer-songwriter who lives in Illinois and works a day job at a hardware store, premiered her debut track on Fader last week, and it’s hugely impressive from the jump—catchy and abstract, snapping and glinting and glitching with perfect assurance. This particular… » 6/23/15 6:10pm 6/23/15 6:10pm

Listen to Shura's New, Groovy, 7-Minute Heater 'White Light'

The distinct upside to the overcrowding in the “atmospheric female-fronted indie-pop” sector of the music industry is the startling levels of instinct and focus that artists have to show to stand out. UK singer/songwriter/producer Shura is steadily coming for your attention: this latest track, “White Light,” is her… » 6/04/15 4:20pm 6/04/15 4:20pm

Good Vibes For the Weekend: Here's MNEK Covering Cher's 'Believe'

MNEK—a 20-year-old artist from the UK, whose real name is Uzo Emenike, get it—is legit as hell: he’s got writing and production credits on a slew of British pop, house and garage hits, most notably Duke Dumont’s “Need U (100%),” and his voice is wonderful, all unshakable, soulful, velvety command. His debut EP Small… » 5/22/15 12:30pm 5/22/15 12:30pm

Summer Jam Alert: KStewart's 'Keeping You Up' Is All Sunny '90s Love

No, no, not Kristen Stewart, guys—KStewart, otherwise known as Kate Stewart, a UK artist so brand-new that she’s never even played a show (if you’re in London, her first one is May 21st) but whose debut single is such a groovy little party jam that I’ve been playing it every morning for two weeks. She’s got Ariana… » 5/12/15 2:54pm 5/12/15 2:54pm

Jamie xx, Young Thug & Popcaan Have Made THE Summer Party Anthem

It is 10:15 AM New York time, and all I want in life right now is to be lamping at a rooftop party, red solo cup filled with some fruity garbage—sangria with little flecks of dirt in it, no doubt—relaxing in a lawn chair with 25 of my closest friends listening to “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times),” which is… » 5/11/15 11:47pm 5/11/15 11:47pm

'Here' Is Your Weekend Anthem For Ghosting That Crappy Party

Alessia is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from the suburbs near Toronto worth watching: the first single off her Def Jam debut is phenomenally good. Over an Isaac Hayes sample and a slinky, snapped-tight snare, she loops her voice around a lazily defiant melody, heavy on presence but lightly tapping the beat. She… » 5/01/15 7:00pm 5/01/15 7:00pm

Don't Sleep on Sprinter, the New and Mighty Album From Torres

The last couple of years have been big for raw, elementally stringent and wholly unafraid female singer-songwriters—thinking Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, to name a few—and with her sophomore album Sprinter, 24-year-old Mackenzie Scott, who records as Torres, steps right into the top… » 4/27/15 10:43pm 4/27/15 10:43pm

Take It Easy in the Most Beautiful Way Possible With Wet's 'Deadwater'

Last year, the New York indie trio Wet released one of the most gorgeous, tight, intuitively correct debut EPs in a minute, and now they’ve started releasing new music in advance of their upcoming album. “Deadwater” has them sounding fresh and clean and familiar: as in most of the tracks on their EP, vocalist Kelly… » 4/22/15 11:30am 4/22/15 11:30am

Sinead Harnett's New Track 'She Ain't Me' Is Thunderously Good

UK singer Sinead Harnett’s been a reliably good feature vocalist in the last several years—she’s skilled and flexible on Wiley’s “Walk Away,” Disclosure’s “Boiling,” Ryan Hemsworth’s “Small + Lost”—but this new single has her nailing down her particular charisma and jumping back over the “ft.” hurdle with ease.… » 4/17/15 1:50pm 4/17/15 1:50pm

Listen to 'The Fool,' a New Track From Imminent Pop Star Ryn Weaver

Following up her blissy and excellent Promises EP, pop singer-songwriter Ryn Weaver (neé Aryn Wuthrich) drops her debut full-length The Fool on June 16, and its slightly folk-tilted title track displays the sound Weaver's already solidified: lucent, prismatic, flushed instrumentation under a confident, unhurried… » 4/10/15 5:20pm 4/10/15 5:20pm

Watch Jessie Ware Perform Heartbreak Classic 'Say You Love Me' Live

Jessie Ware, already tremendous, is always better live: she's so smooth and poised a vocalist that the slightest bit of studio refinement can blur out all that breath, sinew, tenacity that clenches and smokes around her voice while she manipulates it. Here she is on the Late Late Show with James Corden performing her… » 4/10/15 11:30am 4/10/15 11:30am

Listen to Carly Rae Jepsen's New, Magical, Crystalline Song 'All That'

Press play! What do you know, you're in an empty roller rink on disco night, and the whole thing's filling with dry-ice smoke that flashes pastel under the lights, and you're slow-dancing with yourself and it's incredibly important. Am I wrong? Do I care? Carly Rae, take me away. » 4/06/15 6:30pm 4/06/15 6:30pm

I Demand That You Listen to This Perfect Carly Rae Jepsen Remix

I really, really, really, really, really wish this was the radio edit! Recycle Culture is Erik Moline's DIY project, whose aesthetic is summed up nicely in the title of a 2013 single: "Blank Babe Blissed Out in the House of Surreality." As it were, that phrase also sums up Carly Rae Jepsen's musical sweet spot (as… » 3/09/15 11:55pm 3/09/15 11:55pm

Zendaya Slays This Song With Bobby Brackins and Jeremih

We could have stopped at "Zendaya slays," but here we are: on this new club track by Bobby Brackins and featuring Jeremih, appropriately titled "My Jam," the young singer and burgeoning style icon gives us a pop hook for 3 PM in the whip and 3 AM in the club. It's a jam about a jam, meta but not overthought for an… » 2/10/15 10:52am 2/10/15 10:52am