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Barny Rubble – Keep Me Gold (Feat. Henry Green)

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Barny Rubble and Henry Green should team up more often. Barny’s latest release features Green’s ethereal vocals for the perfect combination of UK deep house dance music. It’s a surefire winner to kick off your Friday vibes and send you right into the weekend dance floor. Reviewed by LL.

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Frank Ocean – At Your Best (starRo Remix)

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Japanese-bred LA-based multi-instrumentalist musician and producer starRo translates Frank Ocean’s swooning acoustic cover of lovely track “At Your Best (You Are Love)” by Aaliyah into a euphoric seduction of the senses with his lush synthy chords, subtle beat and sultry mood-setting melodies. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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Talul – Ghost (Sebastian Carter Remix)

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Out on Germany’s Kunsthandwerk, Sebastian Carter’s remix of Talul’s single “Ghost” is mesmerizing and deep all at once. You can find it online streaming or exclusively for sale over on Beatport now.

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aywy – Opiate

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New single “Opiate” out today done by Australia’s aywy. Sampling the classic “Suicidal Thoughts” by The Notorious B.I.G, the Aussie pays proper homage to the legend while still managing to rework it into a funky synth laden and future bass rework. Reviewed by LL.

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Nick Leng – Leaves

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San Diego based producer Nick Leng will have you wishing for Fall days with his beautiful new single “Leaves”, which features his own vocals and comes off his debut EP “Tunnels and Planes”. Reviewed by LL.

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GRRL PAL – Dare

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GRRL PAL are a new duo out of Perth AU venturing to (in a similar vein to Oh Wonder) release a new track each month for the duration of 2015. Sample the ebullient “Dare”.

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Shannon Wardrop – I Wanna Be Your Lady

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“I Wanna Be Your Lady” is new from UK newcomer Shannon Wardrop. The track, Ms. Wardrop’s first online, marries a 60’s-inspired driving guitar hook with and a standout full-toned vocal and effortless falsetto for a resulting organic and refreshing sound.

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Phoebe Ryan – Mine

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“Mine” is the debut track from Phoebe Ryan. The L.A.-based Ryan raced up the Hypem charts recently with her R. Kelly “Ignition” cover which took the Popular Chart’s #1 spot. “Mine” traffics in a similar vein to the hook-heavy lighter-than-air pop that has made a star out of Tove Lo.

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Review: Twin Shadow & Lolawolf @ Troubadour, Los Angeles 01/22/15

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Reviewed by Brian Litwin

In a homecoming of sorts, George Lewis, Jr. and crew, aka Twin Shadow, played quite a set to an eager Troubadour crowd on Thursday the 22nd. The crowd, a healthy mix of fans and industry alike, seemed somewhat depraved of the ’80s tone that exudes out of the speakers as the band blasted through their set.

Opening the night was NYC trio, Lolawolf. Although possibly known more for the lead singer’s, Zoe Kravitz, father (Lenny Kravitz), do not sleep on these guys as they played one hell of a show; infusing a unique brand of R&B that is defiant and sexy. The band were a great pick to start the night.

Twin Shadow came out and meant business from the get go. George can really play the guitar and the band sounded super tight on tracks like 2012 single release “To The Top”. He also made it known that a new song will be released very shortly and an upcoming album to follow on Warner Bros. Records. Quite a transition from the UK tastemaker label 4AD, the first release via WBR “Turn Me Up” is gold. TS’s set did somewhat turn into a bit of a comedy routine, but truthfully it was nice to see him so comfortable and interacting so freely with the crowd. If you are on the fence about seeing Twin Shadow, hop off and catch the show, it is worth every penny.

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Solomon Grey – Miradors (The Him Remix)

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Amsterdam Deep House duo The Him put a sleek and seductive dance-oriented spin on the beautifully subtle, vocally stellar track “Miradors” by London duo Solomon Grey. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

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