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Following up a set from Drake would be a tough job for anyone, and the bill for Saturday’s Governors Ball did seem a little sparse for the second full day. Still, New Yorkers and others who had trekked to the city specifically for the festival came out in droves on Saturday — at least the… More »

If this year’s Coachella had an off day, it was Saturday. Of the festival’s three headliners, Saturday night top draw Jack White is probably the least exciting, though he’s still an electric presence with a deep catalog. The festival’s organizers seemed to sense this, booking White to play second-to-last on the big stage and throwing… More »

It was a good week for songs. Any week whose 5 Best Songs includes seven artists including Danny Brown, Ezra Koenig, Jessie Ware, Rustie, SBTRKT, Shura, and Spoon? That is a good week for songs. And you know what? You could maybe even argue that a few others shoulda been squeezed on there, too. Do… More »

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Frank Ocean Debuts New Tunes, Gets Remixed By SBTRKT

Frank Ocean performed in London over the weekend, mixing in a couple of new songs into his latest stop on his first solo tour. Check out clips for “Disillusioned” and “Real Love” after the jump and also stream SBTRKT’s remix of “Thinking About You.”… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 14, 2011 - 2:39 pm

SBTRKT – “Fried Eggs”

The masked London DJ and producer has spent the year giving us bubbly, effervescent post-dubstep dance anthems. And as luck would have it, the Japanese edition of his self-titled debut album includes at least one more, as a bonus track. “Fried Eggs,” which is streaming below, is exactly the sort of percolating, buzzing, generally infectiou… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2011 - 10:55 am

SBTRKT – “Runaway”

SBTRKT stitched together an Essential Mix for the BBC with cuts from Pearson Sound, Flying Lotus, Radiohead, Fantastic Mr. Fox, a Deadboy remix of Drake, Joy O — basically all the sort of dubstep/psych-step/two-step/step-step/garage wonkery you’d expect a producer with his post-everything sensibility to spin out. Check the tracklist and stream the whole thing at… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 18, 2011 - 11:13 am

Iceland Airwaves 2011 In Words And Photos

Last week, from Wednesday until Sunday, Reykjavik, Iceland hosted its annual Airwaves festival. It’s an urban festival and a hell of a party, with the city’s invariably intimate venues acting in concert to present a slew of shows in a fashion akin to CMJ or SXSW. This year, Stereogum partnered with Iceland Airwaves to curateMore »

By: Amrit Singh / October 17, 2011 - 8:22 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

SBTRKT – “Pharoahs” Video (feat. Roses Gabor)

Given the proclivities of everyone involved, it’s not really a surprise that SBTRKT’s new video for the Roses Gabor collab “Pharoahs” would feature a ton of masks and facepaint. That’s pretty much the video’s entire concept right there: “masks and facepaint.” But with its impeccable art direction, that turns out to be enough; it’s a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2011 - 3:45 pm

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

Watch Radiohead – The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement

A few months back we learned of Radiohead’s The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement, a performance of the band’s latest album (plus “The Daily Mail” and “Staircase“) to be recorded by Nigel Godrich for distribution by the BBC. The show premiered on Spain’s Canal+ last night, and will air in America on MTVN’… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 9, 2011 - 11:07 pm

SBTRKT & Drake Do “Wildfire” In Toronto

Young Turks sire SBTRKT DJd Glasslands here in Williamsburg the other night, and when he dropped Cruel Summer slammer “Wildfire,” the masked post-everything producer popped the crowd off with a tribally doctored refix of Drake’s essential remix. That was a good moment that could have been topped only if like Drake showed up to spit… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 9, 2011 - 9:39 am

SBTRKT @ Glasslands, Williamsburg 7/6/11

Young Turks-affiliated London producer SBTRKT’s self-titled LP was one of my honorably mentioned favorites of the year so far, and the fanfare around the masked beatmaker’s arrival in NYC makes it feel like he’ll be properly positioned on many similar lists come year’s end. Last night the Cruel Summer king played to a sold-out Glasslands,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 7, 2011 - 3:44 pm

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

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

Drake Releases New Song, Remixes SBTRKT, In The Studio With The Weeknd

Drake posted this new song titled “Dreams Money Can Buy,” which samples Jai Paul’s “BTSTU,” on his blog today with the note “A song that I felt the need to share. Not my single. Just a piece of my story. Hear me out though…” The track’s metadata says this song is part of his upcoming… More »

By: jessica / May 20, 2011 - 5:11 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

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually get discovered at SXSW? What’s the point of signing to a label? What happened to that taco truck on Red River near… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am
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