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First Listen: Rene Lopez “Love Has No Mercy”

Eclectic musician Rene Lopez is a jack of many sonic trades, gearing up to release his new 'Love Has No Mercy' EP (duo out October…


First Listen: DnB Hero Roni Size Reveals New Tune

Taking a break from Reprazent’s live experience, Bristol D&B don Roni Size gets back to making "dancefloor cuts for the heads" with the just-released EP…


First Listen: Los Mekanikos “Tacha Tacha”

With EDM festivals like EDC and BPM, and a slew of DJs and producers including Marbeya Sound, Rebolledo, and Avanti calling Mexico home, the country’s…


First Listen: Sonya Teclai “Own”

For the title of her 2013 debut album, Eritrean-Egyptian Hip Hop/R&B vocalist Sonya Teclai chose Veridical Paradox, a nod to her mixed New York-based/Cali-raised roots…


First Listen: Yoann Feynman And Monomotion “Absolut Monarchy”

Yoann Feynman & Monomotion were born out of a collision. Not a crash collision but one of Parisian duettists who come together by a shared…


NPR Gives Readers a First Listen of Kelis ‘Food’ Album

If you're a Kelis fan, head over to NPR for a first listen of her "Food" album, which is set to debut April 22.


First Listen: Doco Remixes Clinton Sparks “Stay With You” Ft. Riff Raff

Known for his baller DJ and rapper cameo-laden mixtapes, Clinton Sparks is gearing up for a new EP, titled ‘Disco Ball & Chain,’ coming soon…


First Listen: Salt Ashes “Somebody”

At first glance, the Radikal Records release of "Somebody" by Salt Ashes, could be mistaken for an '80s synth ballad. But as it progresses, both…


First Listen: Russ Yallop ‘The Journey’ Remixed

Russ Yallop first released the tripped-out and menacing, "The Journey" on Crosstown Rebels in July, topped with haunting vocals from super soprano Aimee Sophia.


First Listen: Adriatique Kicks Off New Culprit Compilation

Culprit—the label known for their badass rooftop series at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles—is rounding out 2013 by releasing the third installment of…
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