Until The Ribbon Breaks Talk Hip-Hop And Philosophy


Austin – Until The Ribbon Breaks leaves strong first impressions. The name alone suggests weighty artistic ambitions, and if you’re savvier than me you might grasp the nostalgic allusion to tape that’s played to the breaking point. Their hip-hop beats and gothic synths seem relentlessly austere if you didn’t listen closer to the eponymous “Until

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MØ Stars in Major Lazer & DJ Snake Video


Los Angeles – Electronic soul / indie pop artist, MØ and self-described Future Dancehall artist, Major Lazer, have released a new music video for the collaborative single, “Lean On.” The track also comes with a welcome contribution, courtesy of Parisian producer DJ Snake. The ‘triple-threat-constructed’ music video presents viewers with quite the uncommon spectacle –both in terms of backdrop and the

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Clean Bandit Enjoys Keeping Their House Tidy

Clean Bandit by Joshua Schulz

Chicago – U.K. quartet Clean Bandit mix classical with electronic and deep house. Brothers Jack (bass and keys) and Luke Patterson (drums), along with childhood friends Grace Chatto (cello) and Milan Neil Amin-Smith (violin and piano) make up the band that first gained attention in 2013 with the single “Mozart’s House,” blending a Mozart tune

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MP3 Premiere: Metaform – “Midnight Sky”


For the last seven years California native Justice Aaron has called Tokyo home, and his time spent abroad has spawned his latest creation: TheMidnight Machine. This project, which the producer describes as a three-part science fiction opera loosely based on his experiences in Japan, will be released in Acts, with the first, aptly titled The Midnight Machine, Act One, having recently

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Album Review: WALL – Shoestring EP


Bands these days seem to think more is better, recruiting a menagerie of musicians to create extravagant, sweeping soundscapes in a desperate attempt to “get known.” They alter genres and stock up on effect pedals, hoping someone will notice how experimental and different they are. Does this work? Sometimes, yes. But there is something to

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Album Review: Ultraísta–Ultraísta


Ultraísta may be a brand new band, but its members are far from amateurs. The London-based trio comprises Grammy-winning producer Nigel Godrich (better known as Radiohead’s fifth member), journeyman drummer Joey Waronker and Goldsmiths College alum, vocalist Laura Bettinson. The three-piece admits that it came together through a mutual love for Afrobeat, electronic and dance

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Album Review: Onuinu – Mirror Gazer


It’s easy for a band or artist to find inspiration from a certain style of music, but how about creating an entirely new genre? That’s what Dorian Duvall did. Under the moniker Onuinu (pronounced on-you-in-you), the Portland-based multi-instrumentalist refers to his music as “disco-hop,” and it’s an accurate description of his sound. Duvall admits that

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