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ListenUp: Hudson Mohawke: Valentine’s Slowjams Chapter VIII

Hudson Mohawke: Valentine's Slowjams Chapter VIII


While Valentine’s Day might be over, Hudson Mohawke released the latest in his annual slowjams mixtape series yesterday: Valentine’s Slowjams Chapter VIII. The playlist begins with a live cover version of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “You Can’t Hide Love……

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ListenUp: Shlohmo: Buried

Shlohmo: Buried


The video for Shlohmo’s just-released “Buried” (off his upcoming album DarkRed) isn’t for the faint-hearted. The slow-burning track’s creepy video—directed by Lance Drake—follows a pregnant woman through dark, deserted streets; on a visual journey……

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ListenUp: Shlohmo’s demon baby, melancholy R&B from Shy Girls, a bittersweet Valentine’s Day party playlist and more in our weekly music round-up

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Shy Girls: 4WZ
Dan Vidmar’s R&B project Shy Girls has returned with a moody mixtape, 4WZ, featuring guest spots from Junglepussy, Rome Fortune and Tei Shi—and a tiny cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Wonderful.” The mixtape is unashamedly melancholy……

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ListenUp: Love Is A Battlefield: The Bittersweet Valentine’s Party Playlist

Love Is A Battlefield: The Bittersweet Valentine’s Party Playlist


After years of hosting a pro-inclusivity annual Valentine’s Day dance party for her friends, writer Jennifer Boeder has come to the conclusion that love is a battlefield, no matter your status. Obviously some musicians have known this for much longer……

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ListenUp: Kali Uchis: Ridin Round

Kali Uchis: Ridin Round


Don’t be fooled by the way Colombian native Kali Uchis sweetly sings her rhymes. “Baby understand—I don’t need a man. Fuck me over, I’ll fuck you worse and take off to Japan,” the LA-based songwriter coos in the track “Ridin Round.” While comparisons……

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ListenUp: Alex Burey: Inside World

Alex Burey: Inside World


If you needed yet another reason to feel old and unproductive, stream 19-year-old Alex Burey’s debut EP Inside World, which the songwriter and producer from London is self-releasing on 9 February 2015 through his label, Pling recordings. Burey’s emotive……

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ListenUp: An unusual love ballad from Angel Haze, D’Angelo on SNL, fresh voices from London and more in our weekly look at music

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D’Angelo: Live on SNL
D’Angelo sent an important, visual message in his recent SNL performance: while he sang “Really Love” dressed in high-fashion, the singer stood atop a chalk outline and donned a hoodie, and his band wore “Black Lives Matter……

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ListenUp: John Wizards: Cape Town in Your Earbuds mix

John Wizards: Cape Town in Your Earbuds mix


This weekend, the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival will see international acts and local artists drawing a crowd at the centrally located City Hall. As a lead up to the three-day festival, Okayafrica called on five local artists to participate in……

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ListenUp: Four Tet’s jazz interpretation, Paul McCartney goes big with Kanye and more in our weekly look at the week in music

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Rihanna feat. Paul McCartney and Kanye West: FourFiveSeconds
It’s not every day Kanye West teams up with Sir Paul McCartney, though lately it’s been a fortnightly affair and recent developments suggest the Beatles frontman is producing West’s next……

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ListenUp: How To Dress Well + TĀLĀ: The One

How To Dress Well + TĀLĀ: The One


The Songs from Scratch series by Adidas Originals and Yours Truly inspires on-the-fly creativity from musicians. The latest installment sees Chicago native (and CH favorite) Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well paired up with eclectic UK garage-electro……

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