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Jul 13, 2016
A long-running favorite here at HM, Machinedrum has featured on Stack via collabs with D∆WN, Teklife and Jimmy Edgar. But this summery new track, with Beyonce collaborator MeLo-X, represents some of his first solo material since 2013's acclaimed Vapor City LP.
Noted Manchester crate-digger Dom Thomas (Finders Keepers) packs up his analog gear and decamps to the Italian countryside for a few weeks, where members of The Go! Team, Doves and Belle & Sebastian help to realize his psych-pop vision.
Producer Ainsley "Notnice" Morris, who got his start with dancehall kingpin Vybz Kartel, makes some of the most in-demand riddims in Jamaica. Kartel protege Popcaan often gets dibs, like on this latest Notnice anthem for Jamaica's Olympic and soccer teams.
Well-studied in glam rock history and newly-signed to 4AD, this young duo from Long Island head down "the most wholesome of rabbit-holes" on their second single, says Gold Flake Paint
. "A kaleidoscopic trip full of honky-tonk piano and vigorous instrumentation."
Props to Bay Area blog Unholy Rhythms
for the tip on Yeseo, a still-unsigned (for now) K-pop artist/producer currently attending music school in Seoul: "Sprite-ish, captivating and magnetic."
More from artists on this week's Stack available at Amoeba Music: here
, the new album from southeast London producer Semi Precious.
Buzzfeed profiles the playlist professionals at Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play:
"At the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley, small teams of anonymous, hardcore music fans race to solve the record industry’s toughest problem."
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