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A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May’s absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you’ll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the month’s best free MP3s, a 15-song Spotify playlist of May’s finest Spotify-enabled tracks, and to close it out, a 46-track Soundcloud… More »

This month’s Remixtape begins with a wistful twist (Clams Casino, a Gold Panda redo of Lykke Li, Phone Tag tagging up Small Black’s “New Chain,” Creep working on Planning To Rock) and ends on a pop note (that Star Slinger remix of Alex Winston), with the middle dedicated to stranger and more beat-oriented musics. More »

A few weeks back James Blake told SPIN, “Remixing is like musical prostitution.” Ha — relax, James Blake. This is the column in which we beg to differ. Much in the spirit of our inaugural Remixtape this month’s collection features reworkings from both in-demand prostitutes and adept indie rock knob twiddlers. Honorable mention to Tyler,… More »

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Kelela – “Enemy (Kingdom’s Destruction Before Paradise Mix)”

In 2013, the L.A. future-soul singer Kelela broke into our collective consciousness with Cut 4 Me, a dizzily great mixtape full of dazzling production, from the various producers associated with the Fade To Mind and Night Slugs labels, and a voice that was capable of navigating those otherworldly tracks like it was nothing. In April,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 11:41 am

Chvrches – “Recover (Kingdom Remix)”

A year ago, the Glasgow synthpop three-piece Chvrches made a name for themselves with their single “Recover,” the earliest indication we heard that they were something special. Now, Chvrches have recruited Kingdom, the great Brooklyn dance producer and Fade To Mind label head, to remix “Recover.” In his reworking, Kingdom brings some of the same… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2014 - 9:50 am

Cassie – “All My Love (Kingdom Edit)”

Last month, Cassie, the queen of breathy-robot electro-R&B, released her insanely great RockaByeBaby mixtape, which would still be the year’s best mixtape if Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap hadn’t come along. The tape ended with the twinkly, luxurious “All My Love.” And now the Brooklyn dance producer Kingdom has reworked the track, though he didn’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Kingdom – “Corpse”

The Brooklyn-based dance producer Kingdom, whose tracks presage many of the more melodic and rap-friendly forms of dance music currently in ascendance, is getting ready to release the new EP Vertical at the end of the month. He’s shared an instrumental called “Corpse,” a twisty and shivery dance track that skirts the edge of trap-house… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2013 - 11:26 am

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 (though not… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Stereogum & Popgun STEREO★GUN CMJ Party, Santos Party House, NYC 10/20/10

Last night our STEREO★GUN collaboration with PopGun Booking went down on both floors of Santos Party House. Sometime from when we organized it, to the actual happening, people got especially excited about Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., who found themselves with a relatively raucous, packed room by the time they played their basement set. There were… More »

By: brandon / October 21, 2010 - 11:44 am

STEREO★GUN: MP3 Primer, RSVP Reminder

If live music is a thing you enjoy, you could do worse than to visit our fair city next week — from like noon until whenever you get tossed out of your evening destination, from Tuesday to Saturday, there will be bands playing all over the Lower East Side, and Williamsburg, and other neighborhoods you’ve… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 15, 2010 - 3:35 pm

Sleigh Bells – “Tell ‘Em” (Kingdom Remix)

I like that everything Kingdom touches turns to midnight. For instance, see how the Class Of 2010’s resident DJ reconstitutes Sleigh Bells’s Treats opener “Tell ‘Em.”… More »

By: brandon / October 13, 2010 - 2:27 pm

Stereogum & PopGun Present STEREO★GUN: ALL NIGHT LONG 10/20/10

Every autumn NYC’s week-long college music marathon is a great excuse for radio promoters and DSLR-toting bloggers to hobnob with famous publicists. Those who attend on official CMJ bizness even receive a canvas tote bag of promotional garbage. Also there are panels? I’m told There Will Be Panels. Joking aside, in its 30th year CMJ… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 4, 2010 - 11:42 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2010

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

By: Stereogum / September 1, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Restless People – “Days Of Our Lives (Kingdom Remix)”

Kingdom, aka Brooklyn producer Ezra Rubin, works with appealingly bright layers (see, for instance, the excellent “Mind Reader“). Instead of loading Brooklyn General Public/DJ Cleo/Phil Collins/Gorilla Biscuits/Operation Ivy/Nelly Furtado-referencing BTW Restless People’s sunny “Days Of Our Lives” with his usual neon layers, he darkens the palette, chisels meat off the skeleton, and recontextualizes it a… More »

By: brandon / July 26, 2010 - 9:53 am

Kingdom (Feat. Shyvonne) – “Mind Reader” Video

Before I knew Ezra Rubin’s DJ/production name was Kingdom I saw him spin at dozens of Brooklyn parties. Not typically my scene, but we had friends in common, and I found his all-out approach and personal style interesting. Fast forward half a dozen (or more) years and I’m really enjoying what he does on hi… More »

By: brandon / July 7, 2010 - 2:27 pm

Warm Up 2010 At MoMA PS1 Schedule

A couple of months ago MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach — the person who organized MoMA’s ridiculously popular Marina Abramović exhibition, among other things — asked me if I’d want to help curate shows for this summer’s Warm Up series at PS1. You may have attended one/more of these Warm Up events in the past… More »

By: brandon / June 28, 2010 - 11:00 am