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Most remixes are shit. This new feature exists in defense of The Remix. So, welcome to Remixtape: a monthly compilation of the best recent remix MP3s floating around the internet because despite the glut of garish promo bloghouse crap, there are actually still people doing this thing artfully. Because there’s an actual art to thi… More »

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

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Blondes – “Elise” Video

Last month, the analog-electronic duo Blondes dropped an entire surprise full-length album on us, letting us hear all of their new LP Swisher by way of announcing its existence. It’s a warm, gummy, floating-in-feelings sort of house music album, and they paired it with visuals from Greg Zifcak. Zifcak also directed their video for “Elise,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2013 - 9:45 am

Stream Blondes Swisher

Today marks the return of the hypnotic, analog-electronics duo Blondes, whose loping beat meditations we last heard on their 2012 self-titled LP for RVNG. The new nine-track, 65-minute set is titled Swisher, and according to its announcement, comes with honed percussive elements and a broader draw on ’70s-era cosmiche electronica. The best part about those… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 25, 2013 - 8:26 am

Blondes – “Amber” Video

Yesterday, Stereogum40 alums Blondes put out a video for their album closer, “Amber,” an analog, arcadey-looking visual that simmers in syncopation with the track. Watch it at YouTube. Blondes is out now on RVNG Intl. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 23, 2012 - 9:42 am

Rihanna – “Rude Boy (Blondes Remix)” (Feat. Mariah Carey)

Dense/deeply hypnotic Brooklyn-via-Obelrin beat-duo Blondes turn out Rihanna’s Billboard jam “Rude Boy,” dialing up the stutter and splicing in a sustained slice of Mariah Carey melisma on this, the most Bushwick roofparty friendly take on a Rihanna track you’re likely to hear all month. The cut comes from a five-song comp titled Autumn Feelings, available… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 18, 2010 - 4:09 pm

Animal Collective, Blondes, Oneohtrix Point Never, Prince Rama, Babe Rainbow @ MoMA WarmUp At PS1, Long Island City 7/30/10

Avey Tare’s got a solo LP out soon, Deakin is heading out on tour with Paw Tracks’ Sanskrit-chanting psych troupe Prince Rama,  all three were on hand for Saturday’s installment of the MoMA WarmUp. The Animal Collective duo and their label signees were DJing and performing, respectively, on a Triangle Records (with an AnCo assist… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2010 - 5:15 pm

The xx – “Shelter (John Talabot Feel It Too Remix)”

Barcelona-based DJ dude John Talabot dabbles in house and the naturally occurring sunbleached sounds of the domestic scene he’s taken root in, a combo making him a natural ally of Delorean’s. Last I saw him, he DJd before and after that band’s set at the True Panther-curated MoMA PS1 WarmUp kick off — today he… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 28, 2010 - 3:31 pm

Warm Up 2010 At MoMA PS1 Schedule

A couple of months ago MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach — the person who organized MoMA’s ridiculously popular Marina Abramović exhibition, among other things — asked me if I’d want to help curate shows for this summer’s Warm Up series at PS1. You may have attended one/more of these Warm Up events in the past… More »

By: brandon / June 28, 2010 - 11:00 am