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Little Dragon Make A Mix, Cover Crystal Waters

“You guys wanna hear a club classic?” is how Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano launches into a cover of “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless).” The track is in fact a club classic, inescapable over the past 21 years, and it’s fitting hearing it sung by the voice of 2011’s most inescapable club track, “Wildfire” with SBTRKT (and,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 15, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Stream Little Dragon Ritual Union

The Yukimi Nagano-fronted Gothenburg electro-pop quartet Little Dragon’s third album Ritual Union (7/26, Peacefrog/EMI) is streaming in its entirety at NPR. More »

By: brandon / July 18, 2011 - 10:51 am

Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here’s the sequel to last year’s popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc to your winter romance burning up and melting in the hot, hormonal sun. This year it’s just a party, really, soundtracked once again by some of the very best and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Scenes From Roots Picnic 2011

The 4th Annual Roots Picnic went down in Philadelphia on Saturday. Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding performed, as well as Little Dragon, Ariel Pink, Dismemberment Plan, Man Man, and Beanie Sigel. Due to scheduling problems, Man Man ended up playing while the Roots and Nas were on, so, sadly, no photos of their hometown set. But… More »

By: jessica / June 6, 2011 - 1:39 pm

Remixtape Vol. 4

You’ll only need a half hour to make it through this month’s Remixtape. Download:

Stereogum Remixtape Vol. 4 (.zip, 65.8MB)

01 SBTRKT – “Wildfire [Feat. Little Dragon] (Drake Remix)”
02 Invisible Conga People – “Can’t Feel My Knees (Dub)”
03 d’Eon – “Transparency (How To Dress Well… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011 - 4:53 pm

SBTRKT – “Wildfire” (Feat. Little Dragon)

South London producer SBTRKT landed on our must-see of SXSW 2011 list based on his myriad singles, EPs, and remixes, and this July he releases his first collection of songs in the LP format with a self-titled debut via Young Turks. It’s first single swims out of production bathed in UK garage and post-dubstep waters,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 5, 2011 - 4:16 pm

Little Dragon – “Nightlight,” And “Ritual Union” On Fallon, And A Song With The PS 22 Kids

Gothenburg, Sweden electro-pop outfit Little Dragon have their third LP, titled Ritual Union, due this summer via Peacefrog Records. Have a listen to its first single, “Nightlight”:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Little Dragon, Sister Crayon @ Natural History Museum, Los Angeles 1/7/11

Kicking off the First Fridays series sponsored by KCRW, Little Dragon and Sister Crayon filled the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles with their swirling synthesizers and eclectic beats. Little Dragon is fresh off their tour opening for Gorillaz and rumored to have a new album due this summer. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / January 11, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Maximum Balloon – “If You Return (Feat. Little Dragon)”

When Jessica posted “Tiger,” the Dragons Of Zynth-fronted lead track from Dave Sitek’s new Maximum Balloon project/album, she mentioned the record also featured guest spots from Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone, Karen O, Holly Miranda, and Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon). (Why no Dan Higgs?) “If You Return” is the Nagano tune. More »

By: brandon / July 8, 2010 - 5:51 pm

Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, LCD, Disco Balls & Chandeliers

Four years into my Coachella career and I’ve never experienced an Indio spring so mild. It’s a gift from the gods meaning Brooklynites like Scott and I can wear jeans all weekend, a blessing with the residual benefit of ensuring nobody in Indio is forced to see our unsightly Brooklynite legs (you are welcome, California). More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 17, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Hear A Clip Of A New Gorillaz Song With (What Sounds Like) Little Dragon

Gorillaz took the spirit of Kraftwerk (and the voices of Bobby Womack and Mos Def) to the disco on “Stylo,” and now the band’s animated bassist Murdoc is offering little snippets of Plastic Beach via a “pirate radio” session for AOL. Between songs from the likes of Brian Wilson and DJ patter, Murdoc revealed a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 3, 2010 - 11:13 am

New Little Dragon – “Blinking Pigs”

You’ve had a chance to hear a couple of tracks from chilly Gothenburg electro quartet Little Dragon’s sophomore album Machine Dreams. Like last time, the focus of “Blinking Pigs” is vocalist Yukimi Nagano (and her haunted nights), though the beat and a few synthesized laser squiggles have a way of working their way into the… More »

By: brandon / September 29, 2009 - 2:59 pm

New Little Dragon – “Feather” & “Looking Glass”

Gothenburg electro-pop quartet Little Dragon just released their second album Machine Dreams in Europe (it’ll hit the States in October). The focus of each track tends to be soulful Swedish-Japanese vocalist Yukimi Nagano, who wades through the icy soundscapes into dance-floor diva territory. (It’s not the female-fronted Swedish electro darkness of Fever Ray or the… More »

By: brandon / September 4, 2009 - 12:45 pm
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