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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 only… More »

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 store… More »

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 »

More Nicolas Jaar stories

Nicolas Jaar – “Fight (Nymphs IV)”

2015 has been an embarrassment of riches for anyone who considers themselves a Nicolas Jaar fan. After a dearth of solo material in the last…
James Rettig | October 7, 2015 - 9:59 am

Stream Darkside’s Psychic Live Concert Film

Darkside, the collaborative duo of electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington, released one great album before announcing a hiatus and playing a few
Peter Helman | June 30, 2015 - 6:40 pm

Stream Nicolas Jaar Nymphs III

After not releasing any solo material for years, Nicolas Jaar has sprung back into action in the past couple of months, releasing the Nymphs II
Peter Helman | June 28, 2015 - 9:56 pm

Download Nicolas Jaar Pomegranates

Several months ago, Nicolas Jaar shared a new alternate score he composed for Sergei Parajanov's 1969 experimental film The Color Of Pomegranates, posting the entire…
Peter Helman | June 24, 2015 - 8:06 pm

Stream Nicolas Jaar Nymphs II EP

Yesterday experimental producer and former Darkside member Nicolas Jaar uploaded his Nymphs II EP to YouTube without much fanfare. The American-Chilean musician recently used the…
Caitlin White | May 11, 2015 - 11:12 am

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…
Chris DeVille | March 2, 2015 - 11:45 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2015 - 10:38 am

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.
James Rettig | February 22, 2015 - 6:05 pm

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…
James Rettig | September 13, 2014 - 6:25 pm

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…
James Rettig | August 17, 2014 - 4:22 pm

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…
Peter Helman | June 16, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2014 - 9:57 am

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…
Miles Bowe | March 24, 2014 - 11:04 am

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,…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2014 - 9:20 am

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.
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2013 - 11:27 am

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…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2013 - 11:38 am

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…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2013 - 10:48 am

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…
Liz Pelly | August 25, 2013 - 5:57 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2013 - 8:59 am