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Watch Eleven Times, A Short Film About Police Brutality Soundtracked By Nicolas Jaar & Brian Jackson

Nicolas Jaar is a young experimental electronic producer and one-half of the now defunct dark psych duo Darkside. Brian Jackson is a keyboardist and flute player best known for his work with Gil Scott-Heron in the 1970s. The two musicians have joined forces to soundtrack Samantha Casolari's Eleven Times, a short film commenting on the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015

Florence + The Machine – “What Kind Of Man (Nicolas Jaar Remix)”

"What Kind Of Man," the first single from Florence + The Machine's new album How Big How Bold How Beautiful, sounds very much like Florence + The Machine. It's a big, bold art-rock howler of a song, a song that isn't the slightest bit shy or reserved. It's light years removed from the meditative,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2015

Stream Nicolas Jaar’s Original Soundtrack To The 1969 Armenian Film The Color of Pomegranates

Nicolas Jaar has shared a score that he composed for the 1969 Armenian experimental film The Color Of Pomegranates, which was directed by Sergei Parajanov. He posted the entire movie on Youtube earlier today with his new instrumentals placed on top of it. The project is split up into 20 tracks, and is referred… More »

By: James Rettig / February 22, 2015

Watch Darkside Perform At Their Final Show

Last month, Darkside announced that they were taking a break "for now" and said that their last show would be in Brooklyn. That show took place last night at Brooklyn Masonic Temple to a sold out crowd. Watch some video from the show below and let's mourn the loss of the Nicolas Jaar/Dave Harringto… More »

By: James Rettig / September 13, 2014

Darkside Announce Final Show, Share Two Psychic Outtakes

Nicolas Jarr and Dave Harrington's collaboration Darkside is coming to an end, at least for now. The band announced on Twitter today that their last show will be in Brooklyn on September 12th at Le Poisson Rouge. They also shared two songs that didn't make it onto their debut album Psychic -- "What They… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014

Nicolas Jaar Scoring A&E’s The Returned

Chilean-American producer (and one half of Darkside) Nicolas Jaar has signed on to compose the score for A&E's upcoming drama series The Returned, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed French series of the same name (in English, anyway -- the original French title is Les Revenants). According to a press release:… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 16, 2014

St. Vincent – “Digital Witness (Darkside Remix)”

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, as Darkside, have released a tremendous remix of St. Vincent's "Digital Witness." What once was a sproingy art-funk excursion has been repurposed as a futuristic dance track, with Clark's vocal pitch-shifted into ghostly molasses and the original rhythm switched out for a gnarly pulsating undercurrent. The horns remain, a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2014

Just Friends (Nicolas Jaar & Sasha Spielberg) – “Don’t Tell Me”

While he knocked it out of the park last year with the Dave Harrington collaboration Darkside (especially "Paper Trails" and "Golden Arrow") Nicolas Jaar is also in another duo that's worth your attention. Just Friends, the producer's project with Sasha Spielberg, previously covered Leonard Cohen and now has shared the soulful and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 24, 2014

Darkside (Feat. Tamara) – “Things Behind The Sun” (Nick Drake Cover)

The spacey, proggy downtempo duo Darkside has two members, and it turns out that both of them are perfectly capable of putting together a satisfying, in-the-zone DJ mix. Nicolas Jaar, one half of the group, was already an electronic producer of some renown before he joined the group, so we know he can do thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2014

Watch Darkside Play “Freak, Go Home” In A Maida Vale Session

Earlier this month, Darkside, the duo of producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington, released Psychic, a very good album of spacey, proggy downtempo music. The Darkside live show is way more interesting than most knob-twiddle-intensive live shows, and that definitely has something to do with how much fun it can be to watch people… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2013

Stream Darkside Psychic

Darkside is the duo of downtempo electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington. This year, they've already given us the Daft Punk remix album Daftside, and their official debut full-length Psychic comes out next week. Early tracks "Golden Arrow" and "Paper Trails" brought a weirdly slick and jazzy edge to Jaar'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013

Darkside – “Paper Trails”

Darkside is the great downtempo electronic producer Nicolas Jaar's duo with the guitarist Dave Harrington, and they'll release the new album Psychic next month. We've already heard the album's 11-minute opener "Golden Arrow," and now they've shared another of the album's tracks. The lightly percolating, weirdly bluesy "Paper Trails" sounds like what might happe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2013

Darkside – “Golden Arrow”

Darkside is a collaborative project between Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington. Earlier this year, we heard from the duo when it released a remix of every track on Random Access Memories under the name Daftside. A few days ago, Darkside announced a new album on Twitter, and then premiered it live on the… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 25, 2013

Stream Darkside’s Remix Of Random Access Memories

Darkside is the side project of Nicolas Jaar, the young Chilean master of downtempo techno, and guitarist Dave Harrington; the two last teamed up for a self-titled EP in 2011. And now, they've regrouped to remix every single track from Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories, transforming the Parisian duo's lux disco-po… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 21, 2013

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix -- MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. -- in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month's music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013

The 10 Most Anticipated Record Store Day 2013 Releases

It's that time of the year again, everybody! The best holiday of the year (yes, better than National Ferris Wheel Day AND Leif Erikson Day) has returned. I've been going to Record Store Day since 2009, and even when I didn't look up the releases beforehand, I'd still walk out of my favorite record… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 16, 2013

Nicolas Jaar & Theatre Roosevelt – “The Ego”

For reasons known only to him, the dubbed-out electronic music wunderkind dropped a new track, credited to himself and the presumably nonexistent Theatre Roosevelt, over the holiday weekend, posting it on his Soundcloud with only this message: "Teddy's ghost wishes you a happy thanksgiving!" The song is a blooping, playful thump with a bunch… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2012

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then -- folk, folk, and nothing but folk --… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal bonding? Did you find the person who'll keep you warm all winter? If you've answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 29, 2012

Cat Power – “Cherokee (Nicolas Jarr Remix)”

We've heard two tracks from Sun, Cat Power's forthcoming album, and both "Ruin" and "Cherokee" embrace pieces of pop music that we might have never expected to cross Chan Marshall's radar: textured synths, polished programmed beats, Auto-Tune. On his remix of "Cherokee," the young ambient-electronic auteur Nicolas Jaar pushes those elements further, bringing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2012
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