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Hot Jam of The Day: Newman Wolf, “Computer”

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Newman Wolf “Computer” Please Keep Talking (out 11.11 on Body High) The newest release from Samo Sound Boy’s reliable Body High imprint treads much of the same territory that the LA-based collective made its name off. Hailing from somewhere in the depths of LA County, Newman Wolf’s new single is a delicious slab of evocative dance music with touches of trance production and an emotional, mantric vocal sample. “Computer” may start off slowly, but it gradually builds to a monster crescendo …

Hot Jam of the Day: JAHKOY, “California Heaven”

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JAHKOY “California Heaven” (f/ Schoolboy Q) Foreign Water (out 10.28 on Def Jam) As a California native who recently moved out to the East Coast, listening to a song with the refrain “heaven must be somewhere in California” will be dangerous during the NYC’s frigid winter months. However, it’s still warm enough outside to listen to the Toronto native’s ode to the Golden State without being overcome with homesickness. The rising 22 year-old is blessed with a warm, easy tenor …

Hot Jams of the Day: Wet, “The Middle” / “Turn Away”

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Wet “The Middle” / “Turn Away” The Middle / Turn Away Even though they only released their debut album, Don’t You, back in January, the Brooklyn trio #blessed us by surprise releasing a couple of tasty new tracks. The former is a classic Wet ballad with vocalist Kelly Zutrau drifting over plaintive piano chords and decorative, reverb-soaked guitarwork. The beat picks up a little on the moody, mid-tempo latter, which feels like a slight update of their signature sound and a promising sign of things to come.

Images & Words: Tornado Wallace, “Trance Encounters”

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Tornado Wallace “Trance Encounters” Lonely Planet (out 11.28 on Running Back) From no apparent reason, New York decided to bring back summer for the last couple of days. It’s sunny, the subway is sweaty, and the Melbourne native’s sweltering, trance-inspired house is just about the perfect soundtrack to the mid-afternoon heat. Wallace’s sound is expansive and easy with choppy electric guitars glistening over beds of synth and a languid backbeat.

The Round-Up: The Best Tracks of the Third Quarter

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Prince Bopp “Bandit” Digital Single In short, the Cincinnati native’s heartfelt single is the most slept-on great song of 2016. In just three and half minutes, the independent newcomer comes full circle, detailing his struggle to bounce back from losing his first love and his journey to find hope. The track’s bleak opening finds the young man battling through heartbreak, drugs, and deep loneliness. But as “Bandit” moves, the darkness slowly fades into light, as he moves far enough away …

Hot Jam of the Day: Hannah Diamond, “Fade Away”

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Hannah Diamond “Fade Away” Digital Single Though the much of the bloom has faded from the PC Music rose, to my ears, Hannah Diamond has always been the label’s most interesting artist, thanks to the fact that her songwriting has never taken a back seat to the label’s tiresome obsession with presentation and concept. Like many of her best songs (“Pink and Blue,” “Attachment” and “Every Night”), “Fade Away” is basically a straightforward electro-pop love song with light trance influences. Lyrics like “I always …

Hot Jam of the Day: Krishane, “Found Da Boi” (f/ Wande Coal)

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Krishane “Found Da Boi” (f/ Wande Coal) Digital Single Why waste your time with the myriad American artists who are scrambling (and mostly failing) to cram African and Caribbean sounds into their formulaic radio pop, when you could get the genuine article? One of those artists to watch is Krishane (né St Aubyn Antonio Levy), the son of reggae/dancehall godfather Barrington Levy. The London-via-Jamaica vocalist’s sound is indicative of the thriving, increasingly international scene, as it features traces of Afro-pop, dancehall, soca, and pure pop all stirred up in a delicious …

The Round Up: The Best Albums of the Third Quarter

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Ezale & DJ Fresh The Tonight Show Foreal Foreal Ent Hottest Jams: “Day Ones,” “Stop Come On” For the first time in my lifetime, the Warriors are good and East Bay rap is popping at the same time. 2016 has seen a clutch of young Oakland rappers like Kamaiyah, Nef the Pharoah, and Eazle make a dent in the national scene, while trumpeting the unique culture and sound of the city. The latter’s glorious 10-song debut uniquely blends the slap of …

Hot Jam of the Day: Kate Bush, “Prologue” (Live)

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Kate Bush “Prologue” (Live at Hammersmith) Before the Dawn (out 11.25 on Concord/Fish People) Back in 2014, when Kate Bush announced her first shows since 1979, I seriously considered flying from New York to London to see the legendary Brit in the flesh. Of course, I didn’t go because money and work, but it looks like we’ll all be able to hear it thanks to the upcoming triple disc concert recording. The first taste is unsurprisingly masterful, as the 58 year-old rolls through an extended version of a cut from …

Hot Jam of the Day: Itasca, “No Consequence”

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Itasca “No Consequence” Open to Change (out 09.30 on Paradise of Bachelors) Just a week away from the most anticipated release of her career, Kayla Cohen drops Open to Change’s beautiful, dusty third single. The LA-based singer-songwriter has a knack for crafting gentle, soothing folk music with a hints of darkness and palpable atmospheres. And on “No Consequence,” she uses a languid slide guitar line to get the desired effect, expertly framing her sublime vocals and nimble fingerpicking. Suffice it …