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Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo Dicaprio and the god Amitabh Bachchan and features a stacked soundtrack, executive produced by Jay-Z. It's an OST notable for injecting…   Read Story »
Sitting here in the afterglow of day two -- resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories -- I feel like I'm starting to come to terms with Coachella. The…   Read Story »
Before we get into Saturday, let's not bury the day's big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn't from the Space Jam soundtrack, "Ignition (Remix)." Not…   Read Story »
As we reported earlier this year, Jay-Z had a large hand in the music component of the upcoming Baz Lurhmann's film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The tracklist for the…   Read Story »
"Finally" is a gospel-inflected house anthem from the New York producer Kings Of Tomorrow; it was a minor hit in the UK in 2000. The xx, who continue to have excellent taste in covers, tried the song…   Read Story »
Beyoncé's "I Miss You" is one of those records that just absolutely tears at the fabric of heartache and vulnerability. It's produced so well -- starts calm and glowing and ascends into the closest…   Read Story »
Recently, Solange set off a minor Twitter shitstorm by calling out the writers who big-upped 2012's avant-R&B renaissance (a renaissance that includes, among others, Solange) as being insufficiently…   Read Story »
Jamie xx already produced the xx's "Sunset," the most dance-informed song on his band's 2012 sophomore album Coexist. But now he's gone and remixed his own track, turning up the thump and converting…   Read Story »
Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men's II because who didn't? A year later I…   Read Story »
When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different tack, imagining what holiday songs would sound like if they…   Read Story »