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HANA – “Avalanche” (Prod. Blood Diamonds)

At this point, HANA seems like an artist more known for her associations than for the music itself. When her debut single “Clay” was released a few months ago, it got a big Lorde co-sign, a featured spot on the joint Lana Del Rey/Grimes tour, and a Grimes/Elite Gymnastics-directed music video. Most of this early… More »

By: James Rettig / July 7, 2015 - 4:33 pm

The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much

Last year, during this column’s infancy, I expressed what by then had become conventional wisdom: American Idol is washed up. My primary evidence was subjective — season 13 winner Candice Glover was releasing her debut album, and up until then I had never heard of her, a failure of cultural saturation that never would have… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Sia – “Elastic Heart (Blood Diamonds Remix)”

Sia’s “Elastic Heart” — the one where Shia LaBoeuf does that predatory dance with Maddie Ziegler in the video — already has remixes from Evian Christ and Clams Casino. And now Sia has found yet another cooler-than-thou producer to remix the track. Blood Diamonds, the Grimes associate who has been finding steady work as a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2015 - 11:12 am

Grimes – “Go” (Demo)

As 2014 winds down, it seems safe to call Grimes’ dance-pop bacchanal “Go” the year’s most divisive song, at least in this particular corner of the internet. While the song doesn’t appear to announce a grand new direction for Claire Boucher’s music, it’s still a fascinating piece of music. Grimes has now shared an early… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 10:44 am

Grimes – “Go” Video

Grimes’ “Go,” the Blood Diamonds collab that the two of them apparently wrote for Rihanna, may have started more fights than any other song this summer, at least until Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” came along. It’s a truly epic bit of pop weirdness, and now it has a video to match. Grimes and her… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Watch A Trailer For Grimes’ “Go” Video

UPDATE: Here’s the official trailer for the video, featuring Grimes rocking Rodarte in the desert. She directed it with her brother Mac Boucher and it’s out next week. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 11, 2014 - 9:36 am

Grimes – “Go”

Recently, Grimes and her Canadian countryman Blood Diamonds wrote a song called “Go” for Rihanna. Rihanna, or her people, turned it down. And now Grimes has taken the song for herself, debuting it onstage at the Governors Ball festival earlier this month. Today, we get to hear the studio version of the song, and it’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Rihanna Turned Down A Song That Grimes Wrote For Her

On Friday night, Grimes will play New York’s Governors Ball festival. And as she pointed out on Twitter this afternoon, we might want to pay special attention to the last song of her set. The song, Grimes explains, is “kinda different from regular grimes.” That’s because she and frequent collaborator Blood Diamonds wrote the song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Goldfrapp – “Thea (Blood Diamonds Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

On 3/25 and 3/27, theaters across America will screen Tales Of Us, Goldfrapp’s film inspired by last year’s album of the same name, followed by an encore performance of last week’s livestreamed performance from London’s Air Studios. (Find your nearest screening here.) Each screening includes five short films that are essentially music videos from the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 10, 2014 - 10:10 am

Blood Diamonds – “Osaka”

The Montreal producer Blood Diamonds is a friend of and frequent collaborator with Grimes; they made “Phone Sex” together, and that thing still sounds great more than a year later. He’s also a prolific Soundcloud remixer and, most recently, the latest artist on Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint. Blood Diamonds’ new single “Osaka” has some of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013 - 12:36 pm

Chvrches – “The Mother We Share (Blood Diamonds Remix)”

Glasgow’s Chvrches will release their synth-pop debut The Bones Of What You Believe later this month. We’ve already heard LP cut “The Mother We Share,” via its mutant love story video, and now the track has been given an ecstatic make-over via this Blood Diamonds remix. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Blood Diamonds Remix)”

Kendrick Lamar’s rap voice is already a special effect, an endlessly versatile rat-tat-tat blur that switches octaves and inflections with dizzying speed. But on his remix of Kendrick’s sad-drunk anthem “Swimming Pools,” the Montreal producer Blood Diamonds continues to warp and distend Kendrick’s voice even further, throwing it through so many filters that it feel… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2013 - 8:51 am

Hundred Waters – “Boreal (Blood Diamonds Remix)”

The Florida band Hundred Waters make dazed, impressionistic, pastoral music — folk music, sort of, except made with sequencers and laptops and without traditional song-structure. The Montreal producer Blood Diamonds, on the other hand, makes busy, disorienting, matrix-rupturing electronic stuff. You wouldn’t expect them to find a common ground between their very different aesthetics, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2013 - 11:50 am

Blood Diamonds – “Barcode” (Feat. Dominic Lord)

Blood Diamonds is a line-blurring Montreal producer and a Grimes buddy. Dominic Lord is an ultra-fashionable young New York rapper. On the new track “Barcode,” a forthcoming Blood Diamonds single, the two team up for what sounds like a infinitely more chill take on the A$AP Rocky/Skrillex collab “Wild For The Night.” Listen to it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Blood Diamonds – “Phone Sex” (Feat. Grimes) (Jensen Sportag Remix)

Vancouver producer and Grimes buddy Blood Diamonds just released the 12″ single version of his Grimes collab “Phone Sex,” and one of its B-sides is a spacey, dissolving remix from the Nashville bedroom-pop tinkerer Jensen Sportag. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2012 - 12:14 pm

L$D And The Speed Of Post-Internet Content Creation

On Sunday afternoon, the L$D video “DONT SMOKE MY BLUNT BITCH,” a collaborative effort from Grimes, Kreayshawn, Blood Diamonds, and Tragik, debuted on Tragik’s Tumblr. The video was accompanied by this bit from Tragik: “We did this song in 10 minutes and the video in under an hour…. TRIPPY.”

It was an interesting,… More »

By: Wyatt Marshall / June 12, 2012 - 4:38 pm

L$D (Grimes, Kreayshawn, Blood Diamonds, Tragik) – “DONT SMOKE MY BLUNT BITCH” Video

Here is a video that took under an hour to make, for a song that took under ten minutes to record, by a group of artists that may or may not have fomented this project via Twitter DM. It comes by way of Tragik’s Tumblr, which presented the debut of L$D, a new post-internet collabo… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 11, 2012 - 10:16 am

Blood Diamonds – “Phone Sex” (Feat. Grimes)

Blood Diamonds — AKA Vancouver’s Mike Tucker — will put out a 12” this summer, and today yields that release’s vivid lead cut, the tropical electro-dance groove “Phone Sex.” It features vocals from friend/collaborator Grimes, and it totally works as a summer anthem, what with it’s warm, synthetic steel drum-led rhythm and florid textures. Stream… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012 - 11:51 am

Das Racist Relax Details

On September 13th, Himanshu K. Suri aka Heems’s Greedhead Music label will release Relax, the debut full-length from Brooklyn-based rapscallions Das Racist. This builds on two celebrated mixtapes — Shut Up, Dude and Sit Down, Man — with an album cover that again features a couch, but this time it’s ON FIRE. It also build… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 8, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2010

Back again with another monthly mix which, per its title, you should continue to expect monthly. We’re glad you guys enjoyed the last installment, and thoroughly appreciate the feedback. In case you missed October’s launch, the idea here is to offer a concentrated compendium of the finest recent freely available MP3s, selected from (though not… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm
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