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August 19, 2014

Listen Up!: Charli XCX Announces New Album, Listen to “Break The Rules” Single

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You must have heard of Charli XCX by now, fresh off the undeniable infectious single with Iggy Azalea, “Fancy”, Charli XCX announced a few details about her upcoming sophomore album, Sucker. She was kind enough to release her first single “Break The Rules”, which leads you into a sorta ska-type then finding its way into ’90s EDM land. We’re curious to see what else is in store. Sucker is out October 21.

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June 23, 2014

Listen Up!: Lana Del Rey’s “Is This Happiness”

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A bonus track from her very-good new album Ultraviolence, in which Lana’s in the Hollywood Hills taking and pushing violet pills with some dude who’s “fucking crazy as the day is long,” is what we get with “Is This Happiness”. Her singular voice feeling very delicate near the top of its register over a gentle piano line and some canned, eerie-as-hell applause. Listen below.

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June 10, 2014

Listen Up!: Ab-Soul & ScHoolboy Q – “Hunnid Stax”

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As TDE mentioned last year, there will six releases from their team and up next will be Ab-Soul. We’ve been anxiously awaiting new music from Solo since his 2012 record Control System  and on June 24th we’ll be able to put our wait to rest with the release of These Days…. Look for appearances from Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Danny Brown, and Mac Miller, who hosted recording sessions in his home studio. Here’s one of the singles featuring Hoover’s own, ScHoolboy Q.

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May 13, 2014

A Stevie Wonder Tribute Worth Hearing: India Shawn’s Wonderful

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Stevie Wonder, who celebrates his 64th birthday today, has written the kind of potent, inescapable songs that become benchmarks and guideposts for aspiring songwriters. To cover him is to study the master’s notes, to watch the legend’s highlight reels. Singer India Shawn tackles an eclectic spread of cuts on Wonderful: A Tribute To Stevie Wonder, with the grace of a young writer who’s penned songs for peers like Chris Brown and collaborated with James Fauntleroy. “Golden Lady” is a highlight: Stevie’s Innervisions classic is reimagined as a sun-drenched R&B joyride reminiscent of Brandy’s best work.

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Album Stream: The Roots “And Then You Shoot Your Cousin”

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The new album from your favorite band the Roots  drops this week via Def Jam Records, but you can stream it in full over at Pitchfork. The wonderfully titled And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is, according to Roots leader Black Thought, a concept album, adding to XXL that it’s “in the spirit of undun,” their 2011 effort. Head over to Pitchfork Advance to check it out, and listen to first single “When the People Cheer” below:

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May 7, 2014

Album Stream: The Black Keys “Turn Blue”

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We’ve had new tidbits of Black Keys‘ music to tide us over for the past few weeks as we’ve patiently awaited their upcoming 8th LP, Turn Blue, the follow-up to 2011′s El Camino. Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach have done a heck of a job promoting this record, which drops next week on May 13th. For those of you who can’t wait to obtain the physical release, Turn Blue is currently streaming via iTunes, including first single “Fever,” (check out the video below) the album-titled “Turn Blue”, “Bullet in the Brain”, and more.

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Preview A Song from The Wu-Tang Clan – Once Upon A Time in Shaolin

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RZA did more than just turn heads when he announced that the Wu-Tang Clan would be putting out a rare, one-of-a-kind record called The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. As previously reported, there will only be one physical version of the LP created, which will ideally be put on display at museums around the world before being sold to the highest bidder. Forbes reports that the clan has been secretly working on the album for the past 20 years, while RZA claims that they’ve already received a $5 million offer for the album. (If you’re opposed to a rich businessman owning this super-rare piece of Wu Tang art, you can even help fans raise funds to claim the record via Kickstarter.)

Because something as ambitious as this has yet to be attempted in popular music, it’s been hard to speculate on whether or not the masses will actually be able to hear this thing. But now, thanks to Forbes, we can at least settle for 51 seconds of Ghostface Killah. According to Forbes‘ Zack O’Malley Greenburg, who traveled all the way to Marrakesh, Morocco, to sample the album, the song may even feature vocals from Cher.

Check out Greenburg’s interview with producer Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh below, and hear the snippet from The Wu – Once Upon A Time in Shaolin.

Regarding regular everyday Wu-Tang news, their 20th anniversary record, A Better Tomorrow, is set to see the light of day during the summer.

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April 28, 2014

Listen Up: Beyoncé – Standing On The Sun

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Beyoncé isn’t the only who’s sick and tired of this winter and ready for the warmer days to embrace us. Last April, Beyoncé premiered a snippet of a song called “Standing On The Sun” through an H&M commercial. Over a year later we can finally listen to the song in full.

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April 23, 2014

Pharrell’s “Marilyn Monroe” Music Video

The latest track off Pharrell‘s G I R L LP to receive a video treatment is the album’s feel-good opener – “Marilyn Monroe.” Singing about the newfound love of his life, Pharrell dips in and out of a fantasy world filled with women of all shades, none of which however grab his attention like the one indescribable girl of his dreams.

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April 15, 2014

Jamie xx’s Music Video Inspires The Deaf And The Hearing Alike

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Artist and poet Sofia Mattioli‘s latest project is a self-directed music video for Grammy-winning English music producer Jamie xx’s new track, “Sleep Sound.” Instead of hiring experience background dancers or actors, Mattioli cast deaf members of the Manchester Deaf Centre to dance along with her.

A piece of art in itself, the video is beautifully filmed and portrays how the dancers are able to respond to Mattioli’s movements and to the track’s vibrations in the air, even though they’re unable to hear any of the notes. Captured in slow motion, their improvised routines and movements are angelic and make the scenes breathtaking to watch.

“I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me,” Mattioli explains to Nowness. “After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she was deaf but could almost feel the music by my movement.” This was the deciding point when Mattioli felt an artistic need to capture and extend this once in a lifetime moment. She hopes to develop the project further, but for now, check out the breathtaking video below.

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