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Spotify Wrapped 2020 is here

In a year that often seemed like it would never end, streaming music was one of the most readily available forms of momentary escapism. Now, the numbers are in, as avid Spotify devotees get to dive into the annual tradition of Spotify Wrapped, this year to see just how much of their favorite tunes it […]

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Spotify Wrapped 2020 is here

In a year that often seemed like it would never end, streaming music was one of the most readily available forms of momentary escapism. Now, the numbers are in, as avid Spotify devotees get to dive into the annual tradition of Spotify Wrapped, this year to see just how much of their favorite tunes it […]

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Anna Lunoe returns to Mad Decent with her first drop in a year, ‘Ice Cream’

It is always great to hear from Anna Lunoe. The beloved Aussie export has slowed down her typically packed schedule in recent years, becoming a mother of two, while still managing to keep a close ear to the streets. Only having turned in a couple of projects since last summer, including October 2019’s long-awaited link […]

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Anna Lunoe returns to Mad Decent with her first drop in a year, ‘Ice Cream’

It is always great to hear from Anna Lunoe. The beloved Aussie export has slowed down her typically packed schedule in recent years, becoming a mother of two, while still managing to keep a close ear to the streets. Only having turned in a couple of projects since last summer, including October 2019’s long-awaited link […]

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Anna Lunoe returns to Mad Decent with her first drop in a year, ‘Ice Cream’

It is always great to hear from Anna Lunoe. The beloved Aussie export has slowed down her typically packed schedule in recent years, becoming a mother of two, while still managing to keep a close ear to the streets. Only having turned in a couple of projects since last summer, including October 2019’s long-awaited link […]

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Thom Yorke, Burial, and Four Tet reunite for surprise vinyl release

After almost a decade since their first collaboration, Four Tet, Burial, and Thom Yorke have reunited on a vinyl-only release. Featuring two new tracks, “Her Revolution” and “His Rope,” the surprise drop lands exclusively in-stores at select record shops, of those confirmed including London’s Phonica Records and Sounds of the Universe. The limited edition 12-inch […]

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Excision deploys 20-track ‘Night Vol. 2’ compilation, unveils new remix of ‘Robo Kitty’

Excision launched his new label Subsidia Records earlier in September, debuting with a massive three compilation album series encompassing Subsidia: Dusk Vol. 1, Subsidia: Night Vol. 1, and Subsidia: Dawn Vol. 1. After unloading a 120+ vault of new originals and remixes, the heavyweight producer continues the saga with Night Vol. 2 as he deploys 20 tracks from […]

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Spotify donates half a million dollars to the National Independent Venue Association

As independent music venues across the nation struggle to stay afloat amid ongoing COVID-19–related financial challenges, Spotify is showing its support in the form of a $500,000 donation to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). The funds were reportedly divested from Spotify’s annual billboard marketing campaigns and reallocated to NIVA. As a gesture of gratitude for […]

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Skrillex sighting sparks speculation of possible Avril Lavigne collaboration

For one glorious moment, allow yourself to imagine what a dubstep version of “Sk8r Boi” would sound like. This wishful thinking could soon become a reality, according to a November 25 video of Skrillex and Avril Lavigne that has since prompted a fury of collaboration speculation. Despite the fact that the video depicts only a […]

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Must-stream: Flume takes over the triple j airwaves for ‘Good Nights Formal’ mix

After the COVID-19 pandemic dashed hopes for large in-person gatherings, including graduation ceremonies, Australian radio station triple j was determined to give back to the class of 2020 with a digital party to celebrate the milestone accomplishment. Hosted November 27 on triple j’s Good Nights program, the airwave affair featured an all-star lineup of native talent […]

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Midnight Kids work their magic on picture-perfect revision of Zedd and Griff’s ‘Inside Out’

Midnight Kids categorically merit every ounce of recognition as the duo treks upwards towards top-line prestige, and this continues to be the case as Dylan Jagger Lee and Kyle Girard make their first movement since their first EP, The Lost Youth, debuted in May. Using the ensuing time to take a well-deserved recess and plot […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2021: TSHA

This year, we’re presenting our Artists to Watch in 2021 a little differently. Each day, we’ll uncover one sweet selection, highlighting next year’s class of up-and-coming talents and burgeoning stars one-by-one. Starting December 1, we’re counting up 25 of electronic music’s most enticing future achievers, sweetening the holiday season with a well-rounded crop of radar-worthy […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2021: TSHA

This year, we’re presenting our Artists to Watch in 2021 a little differently. Each day, we’ll uncover one sweet selection, highlighting next year’s class of up-and-coming talents and burgeoning stars one-by-one. Starting December 1, we’re counting up 25 of electronic music’s most enticing future achievers, sweetening the holiday season with a well-rounded crop of radar-worthy […]

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Niiko x SWAE – Blah Blah Blah feat. Mougleta

Niiko x SWAE join Don Diablo’s esteemeted imprint, HEXAGON with Canadian-Lebanese singer Mougleta in tow. The three deliver a one-two punch of pop dance perfection on “Blah Blah Blah.” Mougleta opens with her sultry vocals over the duo’s delicate piano chords but this one is anything but easy listening.. Members of the Prodigy Artist’s family, […]

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Niiko x SWAE – Blah Blah Blah feat. Mougleta

Niiko x SWAE join Don Diablo’s esteemeted imprint, HEXAGON with Canadian-Lebanese singer Mougleta in tow. The three deliver a one-two punch of pop dance perfection on “Blah Blah Blah.” Mougleta opens with her sultry vocals over the duo’s delicate piano chords but this one is anything but easy listening.. Members of the Prodigy Artist’s family, […]

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Kaskade makes Monstercat debut alongside WILL K with ‘Flip Switch,’ from ‘Rocket League Season 2’

Kaskade and Australian producer WILL K have released a dynamic new single “Flip Reset.” The outing, which marks Kaskade’s debut on Monstercat and the first one-off from an EP that he will release in full on the label, is made in partnership with award-winning video game Rocket League. “Flip Reset” is featured in-game, and will […]

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Relive countless Digital Mirage: Friendsgiving sets from Tchami back-to-back Dr. Fresch, YehMe2, Shallou, and more

It’s simply mind-boggling that more than seven months have passed since the first-ever Digital Mirage ignited the virtual festival spree in early April. With Proximity and Brownies & Lemonade having just wrapped up a third weekend of programming, this one in commemoration of the Thanksgiving holiday, an oversized load of replay-able sets are now available to carry […]

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Spotify tests stories feature for playlists

While social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter have adopted the Snapchat-originated stories function, Spotify may be the latest in line to hop on the trend. The streaming giant was spotted testing the new feature in conjunction with its playlists, a few of which included the Christmas Hits playlist, Tear Drop emo rap playlist, […]

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10 takeaways from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ Reddit AMA

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) has been bringing the heat this year after taking a four year hiatus in 2014. Slowly building up his repertoire in 2018, the English producer is officially back, bringing forth multiple original tracks, remixes, features, and EPs in just 2020 alone. TEED recently took to Reddit to answer some questions […]

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DNF and I.GOT.U unite for cover of Eiffel 65’s ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’

It’s no secret that an Eiffel 65 classic dominated the ’90s and early 2000’s Euro-dance scene, cementing itself as one of electronic music’s earliest influences. Originally released in 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee),” has enjoyed a massive resurgence over the past year fueled by a viral cover from Nea (remixed by Felix Jaehn), not to […]

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