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Dance Electronic Electropop

ASTR – Activate Me (Darkchild Mix)

You already know ASTR from such intoxicating, synth pop hits as “Operate”, “Part of Me” and “Blue Hawaii”. You should also already know Darkchild (aka Rodney Jerkins) from his impressive R&B production discography with the likes of Destiny’s Child, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. Now get to know them together on ASTR’s new single “Activate […]

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Electropop Indie Pop New Wave

Bad Wave – Look Out

LA-based duo Bad Wave (aka Tucker Tota and Patrick Hart) are sure to garner comparisons to Phoenix with vocals akin to the stylings of Thomas Mars. However, they seem more abstract than the French outfit. Add a dash of Hot Chip and a bit of Discovery and that might come closer to the new wave/synth […]

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Electropop Indie

Mansions On The Moon – Where You Are

Mansions On The Moon crafted another solid single off their upcoming debut album. New track “Where You Are” has an accessible electro pop sound that shows off plenty of synth along with vocoder. The vocal distortion is appropriate for the celestial soundscape and reminds me of a Porter Robinson/Passion Pit hybrid. Stream “Where You Are” […]

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Dance Electronic Electropop

Porter Robinson – Flicker

Fader had a thorough and interesting feature on budding star Porter Robinson in conjunction with the release of new single “Flicker”. The story gave an in depth profile of PR’s quick rise through the EDM world, but also detailed his anxiety and battle in wanting to be more than pigeon-holed in the genre. “Flicker” does […]

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Dance Electropop

Viceroy – The Life ft Penguin Prison

San Francisco’s Viceroy finally dropped what would have made a perfect track for my 4th of July mixtapes: “The Life”. Viceroy’s remix game has been amazing over the past few years, but the new original epitomizes his motto “#summertimeallthetime. Penguin Prison serves as the ideal vocal partner for Viceroy’s sunny horns, laid back riffs and […]

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Electropop Festivalist

Laneway Fest Preview: CHVRCHES – Pavilion Stage – 3:15pm

Whether Laneway Festival organizers knew it or not, they packed the first US edition of the fest with lady power galore. From R&B chameleon Solange to bruising punk rockers Savages, Saturday at Meadowbrook is beaming with ladies who know how to command a stage. Aside from Alunageorge and Icona Pop, Scottish trio CHVRCHES is the […]

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Electropop

The Naked and Famous – Hearts Like Ours & new album

Alisa Xayalith and The Naked and Famous stole a lot of hearts in 2010 with “Punching In A Dream” and their debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You. Luckily, the Auckland, NZ synth-pop act isn’t making us wait too long for their follow-up. New single “Hearts Like Ours” follows similar territory, but stands as an excellent […]