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Gang Gang Dance – “Upside Dawn”

The new benefit album BOATS raises money for low-caste children in India, and every artist on it uses samples from the Light Of Love Children’s Choir. We’ve already posted the tracks from Four Tet, YACHT, Bear In Heaven, and Keepaway, and today, we get to hear the punningly titled “Upside Dawn,” the first new song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014 - 5:34 pm

bEEdEEgEE – “Flowers” (feat. Lovefoxxx) Video

bEEdEEgEE aka Brian Degraw of Gang Gang Dance, put out our Album Of The Week yesterday, and now has a new video. “Flowers,” which features Brazilian singer Lovefoxxx, is a sprawling jam that stretches and bends like the goo in a lava lamp. The video does roughly the same thing all under a lo-fi VHS-style… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 4, 2013 - 1:12 pm

Album Of The Week: bEEdEEgEE SUM/ONE

There are two big reasons why SUM/ONE, the solo debut from Gang Gang Dance’s Brian DeGraw, gets the Album Of The Week nod this week. One is a simple matter of timing. The release-date calendar always gets sparse toward the end of the year, and it’s especially glaring this year, when the Eminems and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Omar Souleyman – “Warni Warni (bEEdEEgEE Remix)”

Gang Gang Dance’s Brian DeGraw has lately been recording under the name bEEdEEgEE, and his debut solo album SUM/ONE drops next week. And now he’s reworked “Warni Warni,” one of the standout tracks from Syrian singer Omar Souleyman’s new Four Tet-produced album Wenu Wenu. In his remix, DeGraw adds some cosmic Hypercolor float to the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2013 - 11:49 am


As a member of Gang Gang Dance, Brian DeGraw has long been responsible for much of the group’s astral cosmopolitan drift. He takes much of that same aesthetic to his new solo project, which he’s calling bEEdEEgEE. Solo, he adds a bit more dance-music thump to the proceedings, and he also tries working with a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013 - 5:09 pm

bEEdEEgEE – “Flowers” (Feat. Lovefoxxx)

Gang Gang Dance production mind Brian DeGraw is about to release a solo album called SUM/ONE under the hard-to-type moniker bEEdEEgEE, and we’ve already heard him apply his band’s cosmopolitan psych-swirl to the solo instrumental “Bricks.” Now he’s shared another of the album’s tracks. It’s a pretty synth-glimmer called “Flowers,” and even though it’s deeply… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2013 - 11:27 am

bEEdEEgEE (Brian DeGraw Of Gang Gang Dance) – “Bricks”

For years, Brian DeGraw has helped build towers of cosmopolitan drone in Gang Gang Dance. Now, he’s stepping out on his own, taking on the hard-to-spell moniker bEEdEEgEE. Later this year, he’ll release SUM/ONE, his debut album as bEEdEEgEE, and it’ll feature vocals from people like Gang Gang Dance’s Lizzi Bougatsos and Hot Chip’s Alexi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2013 - 11:13 am

Backtrack: Gang Gang Dance God’s Money

Gang Gang Dance’s 2005 record God’s Money used to feel difficult. To put it in context, at the time, seeing Gang Gang Dance live was alternately the best and most frustrating experience. They’d move from long drones to these moments of percussion-based psychedelic, eyes-roll-back-in-your-head bliss. The difficult parts made everything else that came after so… More »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / June 19, 2013 - 3:21 pm

Animal Collective – “Monkey Riches (Brian DeGraw [Gang Gang Dance] Remix)”

Next month, Animal Collective will release the brand-new remix EP Monkey Been To Burn Town, on which a diverse cast of producers — Chicago footwork don Traxman, out-rap figureheads Shabazz Palaces, indie-dance duo Teengirl Fantasy — take on tracks from last year’s Centipede Hz. Shabazz Palaces rework “New Town Burnout,” but everyone else gives u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2013 - 10:52 am

FaltyDL – “She Sleeps (Gang Gang Dance Remix)”

On his original track “She Sleeps,” the electronic producer FaltyDL hooked up with Friendly Fires singer Ed Macfarlane and made a catchy, dreamy synthpop jam. And now Gang Gang Dance have gotten ahold of the song and turned it into something else entirely: A soft, pillowy, head-blown trip through ether. It’s been a while since… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Hear Gang Gang Dance, Hudson Mohawke Remix Battles

Battles are currently in the midst of releasing a series of remix singles called Dross Glop, in which a pretty varied and well-curated set of artists (Shabazz Palaces, the Field) remix songs from the great New York math-rock trio’s 2011 album Gloss Drop. Soon, they’ll collect all those remixes onto an album. The fourth 12″… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2012 - 12:42 pm

Top 10 Bands With Members Who Don’t Play Anything

In today’s Listomania, we unveil our favorite 10 bands who have a member that doesn’t play or do anything, and that’s no intended sleight to these critical players, whether they be hypemen, “vibes managers,” or just token old dudes to round out a musical family. Honorable mention goes out to Broken Social Scene’s fourth guitar… More »

By: Stereogum / January 12, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Gang Gang Dance – “Chinese High (Nguzunguzu Remix)”

In a pretty perfect pairing of remixer and remixee, the L.A. DJ/producer duo Nguzunguzu has reworked the mystical Gang Gang Dance track “Chinese High,” which comes from Eye Contact, our #6 album of the year. The new version amps up the track’s body-jacking dance quotient without losing its astral world-traveler sensibility, and it rules pretty… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2011 - 2:43 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2011: Saturday Recap

Pitchfork Fest Friday inspired thoughts about the intimate and situational appeal of much of today’s crop of independent artists, and the challenges inherent to translating that allure in sunny festival climes. Fittingly, Saturday’s most successful performers were those that were malleable enough to play to the festival, not in spite of it — or just… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Remixtape Vol. 5

This month’s Remixtape opens with a rework of the Miracles Club by Cut Copy, a pair of remixes by Grimes, a submission by Gwilym Gold of the band Golden Silvers, and a dancehall rework of Gang Gang Dance by the legend Lee “Scratch” Perry. It’s ten tracks and 93MB, downloadable via this zip:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 28, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Gang Gang Dance – “Mindkilla (Lee “Scratch” Perry Remix)”

One of our favorite records of the year (so far) is Gang Gang Dance’s excellent Eye Contact, a mesmerizing stew of the band’s polyglot influences strained into a singular, stylistically fluid aesthetic. This is progressive, experimental music, yes, but it is not solely for the internet youth market. Playing the album for my parents alway… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 21, 2011 - 3:53 pm

Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

We still have plenty of time and music left in 2011, but since we’re at the halfway (or so) mark, we thought it made sense to pause and take stock of the best albums of the year so far. There was some science behind the final tally: Each one of us made a list and… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Watch Gang Gang Dance’s 4AD Session

Gang Gang Dance can be a transcendent live band. If you haven’t caught them in that setting, check out this 4AD Session, and make plans to see them when they pass through your town. (Though chances are they won’t be playing in a kaleidoscopic space inspired by the “infinity rooms” of Yayoi Kusama. The folk… More »

By: brandon / May 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Stream Gang Gang Dance Eye Contact

If you’ve been paying attention, you know how we feel about Eye Contact, the new record from NYC mainstays Gang Gang Dance, and one of the year’s best. It’s another excellent collection in a pretty spotless catalog, but seems like it’s the one that’ll deliver the band to a larger audience. Take a listen:… More »

By: brandon / May 3, 2011 - 11:29 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2011

April’s mix is female heavy and thematically clustered. It tips off with a track from each of our three most recent Bands To Watch. The remainder features a few songs that are numerically fixated (Brenmar’s “Be The One,” the return of pulseprogramming with “First They Fire,” and Italians Do It Better boss Mike Simonetti’s “Third… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 8, 2011 - 5:18 pm
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