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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 »

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 »

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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…
James Rettig | July 7, 2015 - 4:33 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
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…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2014 - 10:44 am
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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 thi…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 1:18 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 9:36 am
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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 Grime…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2014 - 2:35 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2014 - 4:49 pm
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2013 - 12:36 pm
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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,"…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm
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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 hi…
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.
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,"…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2013 - 12:04 pm
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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 i…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2012 - 12:14 pm
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L$D And The Speed Of Post-Internet Content Creation

On Sunday afternoon, the L$D video "DONT SMOKE MY BLUNT BITCH," a collaborative effort from Grimes, Kreayshawn, Blood Diamonds, and Tragik, debuted on Tragik's Tumblr.
Wyatt Marshall | June 12, 2012 - 4:38 pm
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L$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…
Amrit Singh | June 11, 2012 - 10:16 am
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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…
Corban Goble | May 30, 2012 - 11:51 am
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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 o…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2011 - 2:33 pm
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