• Moodymann Shares Disturbing Video of His Arrest at Gunpoint

    As originally published by Calum Slingerland on Exclaim!Iconic producer and DJ Moodymann has shared shocking footage of himself being arrested at gunpoint, claiming that the detainment took place on his own property.The now-deleted clip, shared via Instagram today, showed an officer forcefully ordering the artist — born Kenny Dixon Jr. — to unlock his car door and exit the vehicle while pointing a firearm with a scope in his direction.In the post's caption, Dixon wrote that
  • New Order, Depeche Mode, Moby Cover John Cage's "4'33"" for New Box Set

    As originally published by Calum Slingerland on Exclaim!Continuing its series of anniversary celebrations, storied label Mute has announced a box set collecting interpretations of John Cage's composition "4'33"" — yes, the famously silent one — from artists past and present.Dubbed STUMM433, the box set is set to arrive in May of this year and features more than 50 Mute artists, including New Order, Depeche Mode, Moby, Liars, Yann Tiersen, Goldfrapp, the Afghan Whigs, Cold S
  • Dolphin Midwives Liminal Garden

    As originally published by Kevin Press on Exclaim!Portland, OR's Sage Elaine Fisher has delivered an elegant, purposefully innovative recording that features vocals, harp and a healthy dose of electronic processing. It is about as far from a singing harpist album that we can imagine a singing harpist producing. Under the name Dolphin Midwives, Fisher "explores themes of empathy, natural cycles, vulnerability, transformation and technology" according to the album's notes — pretty high-
  • The Cinematic Orchestra Return with Their First Album in 12 Years

    As originally published by Brock Thiessen on Exclaim!The Cinematic Orchestra have at last pulled back the curtain on their first new album in over a decade. Titled To Believe, the full-length by the veteran U.K. electronic due will arrive on March 15 via Domino/Ninja Tune.The album marks the group's first since 2007's Ma Fleur, meaning To Believe is their first studio effort in 12 years. The upcoming album was mixed by Tom Elmhirst at New York's Electric Lady Studios, and it includes guest contr
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  • Buke and Gase Scholars

    As originally published by Ashley Hampson on Exclaim!Buke and Gase are a band best served without categorization. Having largely retired the instruments they developed that gave them their name — the buke (baritone ukulele) and gase (guitar-bass) — the duo consisting of Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez (after relocating from Brooklyn to upstate New York) took a five-year public hiatus to develop new musical devices and evolve their sound. Their third full-length, Scholars, reflects t
  • Passarani W.O.W.

    As originally published by Luke Pearson on Exclaim!Producer, label owner and all-around techno ambassador Marco Passarani has helped guide Italy's techno trajectory since the early '90s. Now, having spent much of his recent time working as one half of Tiger & Woods, he's released W.O.W., his first full-length of proper solo material in 14 years. As such, it should be of interest to anyone with their ear to the Italian techno scene, and (expectedly), it delivers in terms of quality
  • Besnard Lakes' Jace Lasek and Young Galaxy's Stephen Ramsay Unveil Debut as Light Conductor

    As originally published by Sarah Murphy on Exclaim!Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes and Stephen Ramsay of Young Galaxy have joined forces for a new project called Light Conductor. Their debut album Sequence One is due out March 8 via Constellation Records. The project hears Lasek and Ramsay combining elements of ambient electronic music and space rock, with a psychedelic twist. The pair have been working together on modular synth "slow jams" for years, eventually recording a complete album a
  • Deadmau5 & Mr. Bill Share New "10.8" Video

    As originally published by Exclaim! Staff on Exclaim!While deadmau5 will soon release his score to the Netflix film Polar, the Canadian electronic hero is shining a light on a different collaboration. Specifically, he's released a video for for his collaboration with Mr. Bill called "10.8."Steaming from the pair's mau5ville: level 2, the track has been treated to a video by the team of Funilab, Felix Steif and Sneekypops on a VR illustration and animation tool called Quill."The idea for thi
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  • Hear Caribou's Dan Snaith Rework Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

    As originally published by Calum Slingerland on Exclaim!Caribou's Dan Snaith had a relatively quiet year after sharing his FabricLive 93 mix and Joli Mai LP as Daphni towards the end of 2017. Now, he's shared a new edit of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" under the moniker.Clocking in just over seven minutes in length, Snaith takes a groovy loop of the Jackson hit to new heights with added piano, vocal stabs, synths and drums. You can stream and download the flip in the player be
  • Sara Simms and DESIIRE Team Up on "Fading"

    As originally published by Sarah Murphy on Exclaim!Toronto-based DJ and producer Sara Simms released her cover of Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box" nearly two years ago, but her latest track takes things in a different direction. It hears her teaming up with R&B singer DESIIRE, fusing her techno turntablism background and his sultry, emotive vocals — singing about the heartache of a relationship that's losing its spark. "When your heart can't wait for love that doesn't come, feeli
  • Deadmau5 Details Score for Netflix Film 'Polar'

    As originally published by Calum Slingerland on Exclaim!After announcing his first foray into the world of film scoring late last year, deadmau5 has now detailed the score for Netflix film Polar.The 13-track Polar: Music from the Netflix Film will arrive January 25 alongside the film. You can find its artwork above. Alongside the announcement, the producer has shared "midas heel," which you can hear in the players below. The soundtrack also include the Lights-assisted "drama
  • ​LCD Soundsytem Detail 'Electric Lady Sessions' Live Album

    As originally published by Sarah Murphy on Exclaim!Late last year, LCD Soundsystem announced that they would be putting out a live album dubbed Electric Lady Sessions, and now they've given us full details about the upcoming release. It will arrive on February 8 via Columbia Records/DFA. As the title implies, it was recorded at the Electric Lady studios in New York, following the band's recent reunion and comeback record American Dream. The band have also detailed the full tracklisting
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  • ​Gesaffelstein and the Weeknd Drop "Lost in the Fire" Video

    As originally published by Sarah Murphy on Exclaim!Toronto crooner the Weeknd has teamed up once again with French producer Gesaffelstein, and as promised, the pair have delivered a new track called "Lost in the Fire." The song will appear on Gesaffelstein's upcoming Hyperion LP, which he previously teased with the single "Reset." Hyperion has yet to receive an official release date, but when it does arrive, it will mark the follow-up to his 2013 debut Aleph.UPDATE (1/11, 1:20 p.m. EST): Th
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto Shares New "energy flow" Video

    As originally published by Brock Thiessen on Exclaim!Ryuichi Sakamoto has recently been celebrating the 20th anniversary of his stunning 1998 solo piano album BTTB. And with the delayed release now due out later this year, the Japanese music legend is treating its timeless "energy flow" to a haunting to new video.Standing for "Back to the Basics," BTTB strips the work of Sakamoto bare, and "energy flow" is a perfect example of just how beautiful that can be. To go along with the stark compositio
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Tides

    As originally published by Matthew Clark on Exclaim!With Tides, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith offers us a candid look into some of her earlier recordings. Despite these tracks being older, they are just as considered and mature as her more recent releases. Each sound being so carefully considered means that the listener must consider each one carefully, allowing their simplicity to shine through as one gives themselves over to the music. "Tides I" is reminiscent of the quieter moments on The Kid, each n
  • Little People Landloper

    As originally published by Ashley Hampson on Exclaim!A move to Portland in 2014, and the inspiration of the surrounding Pacific Northwest, was a bit of a catalyst for Laurent Clerc (aka Little People), opening up a six-week touring stint with Odesza and the release of a new EP, and allowing him to focus on creating new music, much of which ended up as the starting point for his latest LP Landloper. Expanding beyond wholly instrumental works, the album settles in expressive downtempo, laden
  • Grimes Shares "Nightcore" Remix of "We Appreciate Power"

    As originally published by Brock Thiessen on Exclaim!Grimes and HANA closed out 2018 with their single "We Appreciate Power" — a track they are now dusting off for a new remix. The redo is labelled a "nightcore" remix, and it was shared by Grimes herself. She also spent the last few days teasing the remix, which you can now hear for yourself below.Grimes' last full-length album was 2015's Art Angels, but so far, there's no official word on when its follow-up will arrive.
  • Live Music to save Mumbai heritage and enthrall all music & dance lovers - APN News

    Live Music to save Mumbai heritage and enthrall all music & dance lovers  APN NewsBy Sachin Murdeshwar. Mumbai: Mumbai is all set to usher the New Year on a grand musical note. Mumbai's best-known classical music fest – 'Mumbai ...
  • The Chemical Brothers Share New Video for "MAH"

    As originally published by Brock Thiessen on Exclaim!The Chemical Brothers are gearing up for their new album No Geography, and the veteran electronic duo are now giving us a taste of the album via the new song "MAH," which has arrived via a video.The video was shot during a concert at London's Alexandra Palace and was directed by Marcus Lyall, with some very god-like visuals by Adam Smith and Lyall.Watch the video for "MAH" down below.The track comes in the wake of the duo's other previously sh
  • Gesaffelstein Teases "Lost in Fire" with the Weeknd

    As originally published by Calum Slingerland on Exclaim!Continuing to tease his Hyperion LP, Gesaffelstein has now revealed the effort will feature a track alongside the Weeknd.Today, the French producer shared a short teaser for a song titled "Lost in Fire," which will feature the Canadian vocalist. You can watch it in the player below.Hyperion has yet to receive a proper release date, but the album will arrive through Columbia Records. Gesaffelstein released his debut LP,&n
  • Chrome Sparks Be On Fire

    As originally published by Ashley Hampson on Exclaim!As a followup to his self-titled debut, released early last year, Chrome Sparks (Jeremy Malvin) drops in with his Be On Fire EP to ring in the New Year. Though he only has a few releases to his name (a handful of EPs and singles, and a full-length), Chrome Sparks has been touted by Pitchfork and The FADER, and toured his dreamy, patchwork electronic with the likes of Flume, Bonobo, Diplo and Odezsa. Channelling soul legend George Smallwoo
  • James Blake Is Apparently Releasing a New Album Called 'Assume Form' This Month

    As originally published by Sarah Murphy on Exclaim!James Blake could be releasing a new album before the end of the month, according to Reddit sleuths and a listing on Amazon France. As pointed out by Indieheads on Reddit, Amazon France has listed a new album by Blake titled Assume Form with a release date of January 25. More than that, the Amazon listing features a list of guest contributors to the record, including Travis Scott, Rosalía, Moses Sumney, Metro Boomin, André
  • James Blake Confirms New Album 'Assume Form'

    As originally published by Sarah Murphy on Exclaim!James Blake could be releasing a new album before the end of the month, according to Reddit sleuths and a listing on Amazon France. As pointed out by Indieheads on Reddit, Amazon France has listed a new album by Blake titled Assume Form with a release date of January 25. More than that, the Amazon listing features a list of guest contributors to the record, including Travis Scott, Rosalía, Moses Sumney, Metro Boomin, André
  • Neon Indian Talks Peru-Inspired New Album

    As originally published by Calum Slingerland on Exclaim!It's been just over three years since Neon Indian took listeners to VEGA INTL. Night School, but a new effort from the Alan Palomo-fronted outfit is on the horizon.Speaking on podcast Culture Creature, Palomo revealed that he is currently at work on a follow-up to the project's aforementioned 2015 LP and hinted at the international influence present in the new material."It's kind of shaping up to be a bit of a cumbia record,"
  • Spectacular fireworks, music and dance at Marina Bay - The Straits Times

    Spectacular fireworks, music and dance at Marina Bay  The Straits TimesSingapore ushered in the new year with a spectacular seven-minute fireworks display at Marina Bay as the clock struck midnight on Dec 31.. Read more at ...
  • Our Favorite Electronic & Dance Music of 2018 - WBUR

    Our Favorite Electronic & Dance Music of 2018  WBURThese rhythms and hues felt like transmissions from other worlds rather than escapes from this one.
  • Our Favorite Electronic & Dance Music of 2018 - NPR

    Our Favorite Electronic & Dance Music of 2018  NPRFor many, escapism is the default rationale for dance and electronic music. That's understandable, given that dance culture was built in no small part upon a ...
  • Celebrating Kwanzaa through fashion, music & dance in Rochester - 13WHAM-TV

    Celebrating Kwanzaa through fashion, music & dance in Rochester  13WHAM-TVRochester, N. Y. - Sunday marks the fifth day of Kwanzaa, an African American celebration of family, community and culture. Sunday's focus was Nia, or purpose.
  • Stream Teklife's New 'TEKLIFE VIP 2019' Compilation

    As originally published by Calum Slingerland on Exclaim!Though we're a few days past Christmas, inimitable footwork crew Teklife have gifted listeners a new 31-track compilation, which you can download right now.Arriving today, the crew's TEKLIFE VIP 2019 features contributions from DJ Spinn, DJ Taye, DJ Paypal, Traxman, DJ Chap, Heavee, DJ Tre, DJ Manny and more.The collection, which can be heard in the player below, features crew members reworking tracks from Anderson .Paak, Thu
  • Alice Glass Unveils Darkly Festive "I Trusted You" Video

    As originally published by Sarah Murphy on Exclaim!Alice Glass has been churning out new music all year, and she's shared one more song and video before 2018 comes to a close. Her latest song is titled "I Trusted You," and it's arrived with a matching video. The track is a dark, atmospheric synth-pop piece about betrayal of trust, while the accompanying video gives off a sense of total holiday melancholy. There are shots of bright Christmas lights and outdoor decorations, but nothing about
  • Toronto Venue UNIUN Nightclub to Close

    As originally published by Matt Bobkin on Exclaim!Continuing the string of recent venue closures in Toronto, EDM haven UNIUN Nightclub will be closing its doors at the end of the month.The venue's Twitter account announced the closure today, along with a five-part series of farewell events beginning December 26 and culminating in a New Year's Eve party on December 31. So far, the acts announced for the closing parties include Borgore, Getter, Manzone & Strong, Joee Cons, Dee Cee, Kevin Faria
  • The Blaze, DJ Koze, Laurel Halo and Jon Hopkins All Took Gentler Electronic Paths This Year Best of 2018

    As originally published by Stephen Carlick on Exclaim!It happened slowly but steadily over the last few years: tempos slowed, beats softened; in the underground, ambient music saw a sharp rise, while in the mainstream, "EDM" was supplanted by "tropical house," both on the radio and as a lazy catch-all term for synth-based dance music. We can't say why precisely — a search for peace and calm? — but in 2018, electronic music has gone soft. Here are five artists, big and small, that lea
  • Cold Cave Announce North American Tour with Adult.

    As originally published by Josiah Hughes on Exclaim!Long-running darkwave outfit Cold Cave recently released their new EP You & Me & Infinity, and they've now announced plans to take their music on a hefty North American tour.The run of dates includes stops all over North America, including some decent Canadian representation with shows in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.For the trek, Cold Cave will be joined by Detroit post-punk duo Adult. and Los Angeles group Sextile. As if that
  • M.I.A. Drops Video for Unreleased Track "Reload"

    As originally published by Brock Thiessen on Exclaim!M.I.A. documentary Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. arrived earlier this year, and when the end credits rolled, fans were hit with a previously unreleased track called "Reload." Now M.I.A. has treated that song to a proper music video.The clip was directed by Elastica's Justine Frischmann, and while it may have only officially been released today, the video is actually quite old. As such, it definitely has an old-school feel to it, but in an extre
  • The 7th Plain Chronicles

    As originally published by Luke Pearson on Exclaim!Released in 2016, Chronicles I was the first in a series of archival retrospectives of Luke Slater's work as the 7th Plain during the 1990s. Chronicles II and III continued the series, and the three albums are now available from A-TON in a handsome box set. Those interested in, but unfamiliar with, Slater's more ambient side should find this compilation a welcome entry point (all of this material has been previously unavailable digitally), and s
  • Matmos Have Made an Entire Album from the Sounds of Plastic

    As originally published by Brock Thiessen on Exclaim!Avant-garde heroes Matmos are returning with a new album, and since this is Matmos we're talking about, it comes with quite the concept. For the Baltimore electronic duo's new album Plastic Anniversary, the record is derived from a single sound source: plastic.The album follows Matmos' 2016 effort Ultimate Care II, which was made entirely from the sound of a washing machine. And in addition to celebrating all things plastic, Plastic Anniversar
  • 1five1 1five1

    As originally published by Ashley Hampson on Exclaim!Inspired by the address where she began developing her sound and crafting what would become her current project, Toronto's 1five1's self-titled EP is instrumental bedroom electronic tinged with melancholia. The multi-instrumentalist, born Sandra Annan, started mixing and playing guitar at a young age, eventually drawing influence from the likes of Massive Attack, Portishead, Aphex Twin, and Björk, and incorporating that into her musi
  • Dance & Music Performances Delight | www.qgazette.com - Western Queens Gazette

    Dance & Music Performances Delight | www.qgazette.com  Western Queens GazetteThe Central Astoria Local Development Coalition's 6th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration held December 1 on the Astoria Park Great Lawn ...
  • Aphex Twin Shares Three New Reworks

    As originally published by Calum Slingerland on Exclaim!To save you any further bad dreams brought on from his nightmarish merch, Aphex Twin has released three new reworks of tracks from his 2001 LP Drukqs.The tracks, which have appeared in the producer's webstore, find him reworking beloved solo piano piece "Avril 14th" on two occasions, as a "reversed music not audio" version and a "half speed alternative version."The third track, titled "Mangle 11," resembles the previously rel
  • Exclaim!'s Top 10 Dance and Electronic Albums Best of 2018

    As originally published by Exclaim! Staff on Exclaim!This year, established electronic masters like Jon Hopkins, DJ Koze and Leon Vynehall outdid themselves by refining and finessing their musical styles; that's reflected in our Top 10 Dance and Electronic Albums of 2018 list, presented below. It comes nearing the end of the rollout of our annual genre-specific album lists for the Best of 2018; so far, we've published our Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, our Top 10 Folk and Country A
  • SJSU School of Music & Dance Debuts AIM by Kyle Abraham - Broadway World

    SJSU School of Music & Dance Debuts AIM by Kyle Abraham  Broadway WorldThe SJSU School of Music & Dance gives the South Bay its first look at the wildly popular, highly acclaimed New York dance troupe A.I.M under the Artistic ...
  • Reel Big Fish – “Life Sucks…Let's Dance!” – ReadJunk.com: Music & Movie News, Reviews & Interviews - ReadJunk.com

    Reel Big Fish – “Life Sucks…Let's Dance!” – ReadJunk.com: Music & Movie News, Reviews & Interviews  ReadJunk.comRecord Label: Rock Ridge Music Genre: Ska/Punk Band Link: Reelbigfish.com · Buy On Amazon. It's been six long years since the release of Reel Big Fish's last ...
  • Producer Jordon Manswell Is Heard Around the World; Toronto Defines His Sound

    As originally published by Erin Lowers on Exclaim!Hidden in the outskirts of Toronto, you can find a plethora of the country's brightest and most influential hip-hop and R&B producers. For many of them, including Daniel Caesar's "We Found Love" and Mariah Carey's "GTFO" producer Jordon Manswell, their biggest hits come out of their home studios. In comparisons to many, Manswell's Whitby, ON studio leans to simplicity — it's brightly lit and clutter free. Freudian vinyl sits on a r
  • Gesaffelstein Unveils 'Hyperion' Album

    As originally published by Calum Slingerland on Exclaim!After sharing a new track late last month, Gesaffelstein has now announced a new full-length titled Hyperion.The French producer revealed the album's cover art in a Facebook post, which you can find below. Hyperion has yet to receive a proper release date, but will arrive through Columbia Records.Gesaffelstein released his debut LP, Aleph, in 2013. Along with new track "Reset," this year has also seen him colla
  • Watch Chromeo and Robin Givens Become Sad Kings in Their "Don't Sleep" Video

    As originally published by Brock Thiessen on Exclaim!Today Chromeo earned themselves a Grammy nomination for their Head Over Heels, and serving as a victory lap of sorts, the Canadian duo have delivered a video for their album track "Don't Sleep," starring none other than '90s icon Robin Givens (Never Heard, Riverdale, The Bold and the Beautiful) and featuring French Montana and Stefflon Don.The video was directed by Allie Avital (serpentwithfeet, Moses Sumney), who had the following to say abou
  • bod [包家巷] The Recurrence of Infections [复发感染]

    As originally published by Kevin Press on Exclaim!Having replaced the onslaught of sharp edges that made up Limpid Fear with more dulcet tones and vocals, Nicholas Zhu has delivered a bod recording that can fairly be described as approachable. Perhaps even welcoming. That is not meant to be a knock on Limpid Fear. Quite the contrary — its collage of avant-garde and other found sounds was one of this year's more beautiful messes. Zhu demonstrated not just advanced editing skills, he co
  • bod The Recurrence of Infections

    As originally published by Kevin Press on Exclaim!Having replaced the onslaught of sharp edges that made up Limpid Fear with more dulcet tones and vocals, Nicholas Zhu has delivered a bod recording that can fairly be described as approachable. Perhaps even welcoming. That is not meant to be a knock on Limpid Fear. Quite the contrary — its collage of avant-garde and other found sounds was one of this year's more beautiful messes. Zhu demonstrated not just advanced editing skills, he co
  • Montreal's Igloofest Reveals 2019 Lineup with Diplo, Four Tet, RL Grime

    As originally published by Brock Thiessen on Exclaim!It's that time of year again when Montreal's Igloofest lifts the curtain on its annual lineup, and organizers have now done just that.The 13th edition of Igloofest will take place January 17 to February 2, and the 2019 lineup is more than a little stacked. Over the course of nine festive evenings, the likes of Diplo, Four Tet, RL Grime, Above & Beyond, Baauer, Maceo Plex, and Polo & Pan will all make appearances. Other acts includ
  • The New Death Cab for Cutie Remix Is Basically a Postal Service Reunion

    As originally published by Josiah Hughes on Exclaim!Indie forefathers Death Cab for Cutie refuse to stop releasing records, but Ben Gibbard's other band seems to have the opposite problem. Despite reuniting in 2012, the Postal Service have yet to follow up their classic album Give Up. Fortunately, we get to hear Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello together again via a new Death Cab remix.Utilizing Death Cab's Thank You for Today song "Summer Years," Jimmy has built something that wi
  • Neu!/Harmonia Legend Michael Rother Unveils 'Solo' Box Set

    As originally published by Brock Thiessen on Exclaim!When it comes to the world of Krautrock, Michael Rother stands as a true legend. Besides once being in an early rendition of Kraftwerk, the German music hero helped lead celebrated group's Neu! and Harmonia, with the latter even once recording an entire collaborative album with ambient great Brian Eno. But besides this lengthy list of accomplishments, Rother also has released a long series of solo albums — and it's those works that will