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Oct 11, 2019
Oslo's SASSY 009 (Stack №157
), formerly an electropop trio, returns as the solo endeavor of Sunniva Lindgård, who pushes the project "in its steeliest direction yet while always keeping the groove paramount," per The Fader
. Her new EP KILL SASSY 009
is out next month on Luft Recordings.
"There’s something going [on] in music at the intersection of the beat scene, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and soul," says AFROPUNK
, pointing to Indian producer and performing artist Kumail as an example that it's not just an American phenomenon. He recruits Pink Siifu for this low-key cut from his upcoming LP, Yasmin
One of the week's most-posted
tracks belongs to Failed Flowers, the Michigan indie-pop group featuring Anna Burch (Stack №107
) and Fred Thomas. Their new Slumberland single is "bright and sunny, janglin' in twin guitar glory and ringing with the autumnal vocals of Burch that seep under the skin," says Raven Sings The Blues
Earlier this year, Leaving Records reissued a 51-track collection by Long Beach producer/MC Zeroh, and they now anticipate a new album from the so-called “polymathematician stealth shaman.” On his new single, "the intense stream of consciousness is strongly felt, if not entirely clear," says Passion of the Weiss
Knights of Zion puts a smooth and glittery spin on the recent collab from his partner Sam Sparro and R&B trio We Are King. "I wanted to keep the dreamy atmospheric vibe of the original but give it a bit of an 'Afro-House' feeling," says the LA-based producer and DJ, who hosts a monthly LA dance party called Nebula. Hat tip, Dev
Dub techno duo Space Afrika deliver a mix of ambient and dissonant experimentations for Parisian collective Études.
In the Los Angeles Times, Rob Tannenbaum details the unkillable, oh-so-profitable afterlife of a-ha's '80s classic “Take on Me":
"The winding saga illustrates both the randomness of having a hit and the degree to which it requires timing and calculation."
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