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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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014

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

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 10, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 11, 2012

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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 8, 2011

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2010

Blood Diamonds – “Feral Envelope (Clique Talk Vocal Remix)”

Blood Diamonds is the project of Vancouver producer Mike Tucker, a multi-instrumentalist with a background in classical and modern jazz, though he does something different under his electro-dance guise. This dark, cavernous Clique Talk "Vocal Remix" of "Feral Envelope" -- a song you'll find in softer, chirpier '80s soundtrack/robot-vocal mode on a just-released double single… More »

By: brandon / November 2, 2010