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Elizabeth Abrams has been working with writers and producers since she was a young teenager and, with over a decade of studio time put in, the industry must seem like just another facet of life, as natural as brushing your teeth or taking your dog for a walk. But it wasn’t until early 2013 that… More »

If you want to approach Macklemore as a human being and not a sanctimonious rap-Muppet bent on world domination via free love and cheap clothing, Complex’s recent cover story is a good place to start. The feature details how Ben Haggerty’s rapid rise to fame toppled him back into drug addiction and how learning he… More »

Ever since Adam Young hijacked the Postal Service’s laptop-emo aesthetic and turned it into cloying, hollow-headed pap, Owl City has been one of music’s most disreputable artists. It’s been six years since “Fireflies” went to #1, and although Young lingered in the pop cultural consciousness for a while — Taylor Swift wrote 2010 album track… More »

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Azealia Banks – “Fuck Up The Fun” (Prod. Diplo)

Over the weekend, Azealia Banks posted a new track called "Fuck Up The Fun," a drum-heavy track produced by Diplo that showcases a rapid, dense…
Corban Goble | March 26, 2012 - 10:28 am
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Hear A Preview Of A New Major Lazer Song Featuring Amber Coffman

Major Lazer dropped a tour teaser today that premiered a snippet of a the new "Get Free," a track that features Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman.
Corban Goble | March 22, 2012 - 3:49 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most big indie types knew better than to release videos this week, seeing as how the entire music internet is raging out in Austin and…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2012 - 3:25 pm
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Diplo – “Express Yourself” Video (Feat. Nicky Da B)

Here's the clip for Diplo's frenetic "Express Yourself," a hyperactive jolt of color/shaking asses directed by possible Seapunk inventor @LILINTERNET. Slightly NSFW, for the afore-mentioned…
Corban Goble | March 14, 2012 - 3:43 pm
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Usher – “Climax” Video

Earlier this year, Usher linked with Diplo to make "Climax," a pretty amazing heartbroken R&B track with masterful dance-music flourishes and an excellently subtle string…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2012 - 9:32 am
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Stream PO PO Dope Boy Magick

PO PO was once a trio of Pakistani brothers from Philly who recalled "the Germs or Black Lips or various strains of garage punk" o…
Amrit Singh | February 29, 2012 - 11:37 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2012

February's Monthly Mix makes up for the grievous error in January's Monthly Mix, namely having omitted Bear In Heaven's "Reflection Of You." No offense (none…
Amrit Singh | February 23, 2012 - 4:44 pm
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Diplo – “Express Yourself”

The always-prolific Diplo has been especially visible lately -- a new book coming out and an Usher collab will do that for you -- and…
Corban Goble | February 16, 2012 - 12:27 pm
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Star Slinger – “Dumbin'” (Feat. Reggie B) Video

Stereogum40 alum Star Slinger has been busy lately, especially on the remix side of things, but today he dropped a video for his own single,…
Corban Goble | January 12, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Diplo Disses Coachella Lineup

To many of us, this year’s Coachella lineup looks like the best thing the festival has put together in ages. Radiohead! Dre and Snoop! So…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2012 - 9:05 am
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Major Lazer – “Original Don” Video

The video for Major Lazer's "Original Don" takes place in an unassuming suburban house in which the only people who don't perform elaborately choreographed dance…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2011 - 11:11 am
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Sleigh Bells Announce Tour, Reign Of Terror Tracklist

On the heels of a recent tease for their new album, Reign Of Terror, Sleigh Bells announced a nine-stop tour in Florida (guitarist Derek E.
Corban Goble | December 7, 2011 - 1:46 pm
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Star Slinger – “Dumbin’ (Diplo Remix)”

Back in September, we posted "Dumbin'," the track that British producer Star Slinger recorded for Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound imprint. Now superstar DJ Diplo…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2011 - 12:42 pm
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Julianna Barwick – “Vow (Diplo & Lunice Remix)”

Pop edge-blurrer Julianna Barwick put out an EP this week featuring remixes of two of her songs off of The Magic Place, "Vow" and "Prizewinning."…
Corban Goble | October 5, 2011 - 5:54 pm
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Diplo Disses Washed Out, Joins No Doubt

Yesterday Diplo stopped dissing M.I.A. for a second to diss Washed Out's Within And Without. As he punned via Twitter: "Washed out need to put…
brandon | July 21, 2011 - 11:01 am
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How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am
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Wavves, Diplo, Pictureplane Model Mishka

Wavves' Nathan Williams, Pictureplane's Travis Egedy, HEALTH, Glitch Mob, Tearist, and Diplo are among the musicians you can see in Mishka's lookbook teaser video. It'…
jessica | May 3, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Remixtape: Vol. I

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…
Amrit Singh | February 11, 2011 - 2:47 pm
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Diplo: Fashion Model

A few of you thought Diplo looked great in his Blackberry torch commercial, but this series of Alexander Wang ads pushes Diplo from spokesmodel to…
jessica | February 2, 2011 - 5:58 pm
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Diplo Remixes Sleigh Bells

Tough terrain to (re)tread, this Treats track "Tell 'Em" from our old neighborly BTW Sleigh Bells. Not because its thunder-beats blasting serrated-guitar self-affirmation pop i…
Amrit Singh | January 24, 2011 - 12:43 pm
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