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Donna Summer – “Sunset People (Hot Chip Dub Edit)” (Stereogum Premiere)

The late-’70s disco singles that Donna Summer made with Giorgio Moroder were all titanic pop hits, and they also helped make the world safe for chilly, stretching-into-infinity electronic production. (And, I suppose I should point out, they were amazing songs.) On the new compilation Love To Love You Donna, a host of dance-music luminaries pay… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Matthew E. White – “Big Love (Hot Chip Remix)”

Richmond, VA gospel-folk-psych-soul crooner Matthew E. White released one of 2012’s best albums, Big Inner, a stunning and sorta miraculous collection that congregated with the lofty (and disparate) likes of Spiritualized, Leonard Cohen, and Terry Reilly. Pretty remarkably, it’s been almost exactly one year (one year plus one day, to be precise) since we first… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 10, 2013 - 11:23 am

About Group – “Words”

When he’s not co-leading Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor fronts About Group, an improv-happy supergroup that also includes Spiritualized’s John Coxon and This Heat’s Charles Hayward. And next month, they’ll release Between The Walls, their third album. The first song we’ve heard from the album is the wide-eyed, idiosyncratic groove “Words,” which you can stream right… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2013 - 10:43 am

Joe Goddard – “She Burns” (Feat. Mara Carlyle) Video

Hot Chip may have shared the excellent new full-band single “Dark & Stormy” yesterday, but the band’s members are going ahead with all the various solo side-project things they’ve got going. Co-leader Joe Goddard has a new solo EP called Taking Over coming later this year, and now he’s got a video for the first… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2013 - 11:24 am

Hot Chip – “Dark & Stormy”

Hot Chip released In Our Heads, their last album, just a year ago, and the band usually uses their in-between-albums time to work on all the various side projects its members usually have going. But they must be feeling generous, since the full group recently got together to record a new single, a lithe and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Dirty Projectors – “The Socialites (Joe Goddard Remix)”

For a new 12″ single, Dirty Projectors have lined up a pretty great cast of producers to remix the Swing Lo Magellan track “The Socialites.” AlunaGeorge and FaltyDL have both contributed remixes, as has Hot Chip co-leader Joe Goddard. Goddard’s take on the track is a fluid, rippling thing, exactly what you might hope from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2013 - 10:15 am

Foals – “My Number (Hot Chip Remix)”

When Tom named Pissed Jeans’ Honeys Album Of The Week, commenter Robert Wohner implored us to not overlook Foals, who also released a new album last week: their third full-length, Holy Fire. I told Robert that I’d never been able to connect with Foals in the past, but based on his enthusiasm, I’d give them… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 20, 2013 - 6:10 pm

Fainting By Numbers – “A Stone In The Ground”

Hot Chip has been busy lately, but evidently not busy enough for co-leader Alexis Taylor, who stays launching side-projects. Taylor’s latest side hustle is Fainting By Numbers, a new duo with the German minimal techno producer and Kompakt Records mainstay Justus Köhncke. The two have a new double A-side single coming out soon, “Watching The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2013 - 3:13 pm

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

The Top 30 Electronic Dance Tracks Of 2012

There was no getting away from EDM in 2012. While the three-letter hashtag has certainly caused buzz among radio stations and indie blogosphere alike, it’s been a big year for dance on and off of the pop charts. Regional styles like footwork, juke, and Jersey club went through genre-bending booms, electronic trap instrumentals filtered their… More »

By: Puja Patel / December 26, 2012 - 2:13 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn’t write one of these lists last week because it was the day after Thanksgiving and that is simply not the type of thing that you do on the day after Thanksgiving. (What you do on the day after Thanksgiving, if you’re me, is wash so many dishes.) That means we have two weeks’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Hot Chip – “Don’t Deny Your Heart” Video

The central conflict of Hot Chip’s video “Don’t Deny Your Heart” involves a good old-fashioned tour bus FIFA rivalry, though this particular match goes to a place where I’ve never seen a FIFA match go (did they download a special patch?). Peter Serafinowicz directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 26, 2012 - 9:34 am

Jessie Ware – “Night Light (Joe Goddard Remix)”

Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard instills a new groove to Jessie Ware’s “Night Light,” which definitely reimagines the track through the lens of Hot Chip-esque disco throb. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 2, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Watch Hot Chip Play Kimmel

Last night, Hot Chip, eerily locked in as always, served as Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘s musical guests. They played their slinky, heartfelt disco anthem “How Do You Do?,” switching instruments mid-song and generally coming off like bosses. Watch the performance below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2012 - 8:46 am

Hot Chip, Passion Pit, Omar Souleyman @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/9/12

It was a picture perfect evening at the Hollywood Bowl for the KCRW World Music Festival series as the trio of Hot Chip, Passion Pit, and Omar Souleyman filled the night with chirpy synthesizers and pulsating beats. Hot Chip are no strangers to rocking the Hollywood Bowl while Passion Pit showed why they had a… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 10, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Hot Chip – “How Do You Do (Todd Terje Remix)”

Hot Chip’s breezy disco jam “How Do You Do” is one of the purest moments of pleasure on their new album In Our Heads. And now they’ve stretched that moment out into infinity, recruiting Scandinavian space-disco master Todd Terje to give the song a dizzy dance odyssey of a remix. The Terje remix lasts for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2012 - 10:18 am

Hot Chip – “Look At Where We Are (Four Tet Remix)”

A couple of weeks ago, we posted Major Lazer’s fiery EDM-reggae remix of Hot Chip’s lovely synthpop lament “Look At Where We Are.” Now Four Tet has remixed it too, taking the song in the exact opposite direction and turning it into a spare and haunted eight-minute love-koan that gets busier as it rolls on. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Hot Chip – “How Do You Do?” Video

Hot Chip’s new video for “How Do You Do?,” a jittery roller-disco jam from their new album In Our Heads, is pretty much fun with green-screen and light-filters. It shows the band, along with various unrelated scenery, transposed against non-sequitur backgrounds and glowing all sorts of different colors. Rollo Jackson directs, and the song, it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2012 - 9:30 am

Watch Hot Chip Perform With ?uestlove On Fallon

More than two years ago, Hot Chip came through Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform “One Life Stand” with the Roots. We’ve gotten a little more used to these impromptu Roots collabs on the show since then, but it’s still just as awesome to see Hot Chip returning to the show and ?uestlove once… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2012 - 9:19 am

S.S. Coachella Lineup 2012

The rumored Coachella cruise is on, scheduled for two voyages — a three-day trip aboard the Celebrity Silhouette to the Bahamas and a four-day trip to Jamaica (both cruises will leave from Fort Lauderdale). The lineup features Pulp, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, James Murphy, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings and more, as well a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012 - 4:48 pm