When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »
In perhaps one of the biggest collaborations to hit the airwaves on Sept. 6, The Bloody Beetroots and ZHU have teamed up for “Zoning.” RÜFÜS DU SOL have dropped off a new set of remixes for Solace, including an irresistibly groovy one by Hot Since 82. Grimes and i_o unexpectedly deliver “Violence,” and M83 returns with the dreamy “Temple of Sorrow.” Audien and Nevve bring blissful energy to “Buzzing,” and Cashmere Cat reveals “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY.” Arty is on a journey to “Find You” in his latest, and Walker & Royce team up with VNSSA for “Rave Grave.” KOAN Sound’s new EP lands pm Sept. 6, featuring sounds like “Vibrant,” and Claude VonStroke unleashes a new original, “Slink.” Sullivan King has released a two-track EP, and Armin van Buuren and David Hodges link for “Waking Up With You.” Fox Stevenson finally uncovers “Dreamland,” and 3LAU remixes San Holo’s “Lost Lately.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
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Three titans of experimental electronic music have remixed each other. Björk, Fever Ray, and the Knife have all shared interpretations of the other’s songs. Björk remixed “This Country,” off of Fever Ray’s 2017 album Plunge; Karin Dreijer returned the favor by remixing “Features Creatures” off of the Icelandic icon’s Utopia, also … More »
From across the Atlantic, Sweden has always seemed to me like one of those firmly liberal countries where everything is free and everyone gets along. This perception is apparently a myth. As in many other nations around the world, anti-immigrant populism is on the rise, with the far-right Sweden Democrats poised to put up a … More »
Karin Dreijer released the excellent new Fever Ray album, Plunge, last year. It was the first proper release we got from either of the Dreijer siblings since the Knife disbanded in 2014. Since Plunge was released, a bevy of talented producers have remixed songs from it, and today Dreijer’s brother and former bandmate … More »