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!! OMG, WATCH: Gaga pays tribute to David Bowie at The Grammys, collects a paycheque from Intel while doing it !!

We had high hopes for this tribute, but we have to say we weren’t a fan. It seemed like a bit much. Gaga;s tribute to David was paired with promo for a product like Intel, with a performance that felt like you were watching an overzealous drunk chick in a red Halloween store wig at a karaoke night. It would have been much better to see her just do Space Oddity at a grand piano while promoting Activia. But that’s just our opinion.

David Bowie‘s son threw some shade at the ‘tribute’ by tweeting:

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Thoughts? Were u feeling it?

!! OMG, LISTEN TO THIS: AIAIAI Mix 014: Hercules & Love Affair !!

Hercules and Love Affairs Andy Butler photographed by Greg Bailey for Loverboy magazine issue two.

Hercules & Love Affair producer Andy Butler comes correct and quality-conscious with a veritable belter of a mix featuring tracks by Matrixxman, Legowelt, Young Marco and noirish, 90s legends Jam & Spoon. Check out the mix below, and the tracklisting after the jump!


!! OMG, LISTEN TO THIS: Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip & more pay tribute to Arthur Russell !!

The long-awaited tribute album to Arthur Russell titled Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell has finally arrived and includes covers by Robyn, Scissor Sisters, Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Cults & more.
If you are unfamiliar with the discography of Russell or his influence on music today, this is a great place to start. You can also check out FACT’s essential guide to Arthur Russell.
Stream the brand new covers in their entirety over at NPRadio today HERE and find the full track listing after the jump!


!! OMG, listen to this: Twin Shadow bring 80’s arena rock back with ‘To The Top’ !!

Twin Shadow returns with a Foreigner-esque track called ‘To The Top’. From TS’ Soundcloud (where the track is available for free download):

“What is it when you realize that someone isn’t right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can not posses someone entirely? You want someone so bad and it feels like hell. It’s not like the first time, once loved love evolves, and you no longer have as much control, and it frustrates you. I think because of this feeling we find ourselves constantly wanting to reset, like new years resolutions, like dreaming up moments from the past where the ending flips on its head, like true forgiveness…We just want to say “wait wait wait, this went too far in the wrong direction, can we try that again.”

!! OMG, listen to this: Lovers Never Die’s ‘SLIENTLOVERS’ Valentine’s Day Mix !!

DJs Konrad Black and Natalia Escobar have come together for a collaborative project they call Lovers Never Die.

“The project was born out of the shared belief that lovers never die, relationships do.”

Their new Valentine’s Day mix, SILENTLOVERS is a sensual mix of after-hours electronica and features an exclusive and unreleased Lovers Never Die track called ‘Sequela’.

“This mix is for those that need, want, have or wish to remain silent while falling in love…”
“Lovers Never Die are making music and videos inspired by forbidden encounters, automatic nostalgia, late night calls, propositions, red lights, hypnotic desire, heartbeats and hangovers in bed”

Check out the mix below, and find the track listing after the jump! You can find more from Lovers Never Die via their Soundcloud here.


!! OMG, listen to this: Daniel Avery’s Rinse FM Mix w/ Miss Kittin !!

You may remember Miss Kittin from back in your Electroclash days with her track “Frank Sinatra”. Back when you had an asymmetrical haircut that was jet black, you wore lots of trashy neon pink, madonna bracelets, and shirts with the sleeves cut off. Oh wait… F*ck. That was me. Nevermind.
Point is — Kittin has been having a bit of resurgence in the techno world lately with tracks like “Where Is Kittin?” with Marc Houle and “Calling From The Stars” with Kanye collaborator Gesaffelstein. Last night, she appeared on Daniel Avery‘s RINSE FM Show and the new electronic/techno heavy mix is available for download and stream below! A great start to your NYE.

!! OMG, listen to this: In The Forest Of Veils — A Winter Solstice Mix by Becka Diamond !!

13:13 Magazine posted this great Winter Solstice mix by Becka Diamond featuring Chamelons, Dead Can Dance, Mazzy Star, Holy Other, Burial, and others. Perfect for a cold winter night by the fire! Tracklisting after the jump. Get into it!

In The Forest Of Veils: A Winter Solstice mix by Becka Diamond by 13:13 on Mixcloud


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