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LIGHTS Streams ‘Little Machines’

It’s been three years since we last heard a full-length from LIGHTS, so today is undoubtedly an exciting one as the electro-pop star has teamed up with the New York Times to premiere an exclusive stream of her brand new record, Little Machines.

While the album officially hits stores September 23 via Warner Bros. Records, digital pre-orders can be purchased on iTunes for those who dig what they hear.

Click here to check out Little Machines and be sure to let us know your thoughts on LIGHTS’ latest effort in the comments section below.…

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ALBUM STREAM: ODESZA – ‘In Return’

It’s been at the front of our minds all summer long, and finally it’s here: ODESZA‘s new album, In Return. The Counter Records release drops next week, but the duo have uploaded the record to Soundcloud for you to stream until then.

We’ve heard “Memories That You Call” (feat. Monsoonsiren), but it’s really single “Say My Name” (feat. Zyra) that’s given them their summer success. After being available for one week, the album has already rocketed to #1 on Billboard’s Electronic Chart, #1 on iTunes Electronic Chart, and #20 on iTunes Overall Album Chart. It’s …

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See the Complete List of Gear Used on Aphex Twin’s ‘Syro,’ Including “Mum & Dad Vocals”

Aphex Twin is putting out his first album in 13 years; of course people are going to obsess over it. Syro‘s packaging is a beautiful thing full of simple structure and transparency. That means see-thru Plexiglas and dishing deets like the cost of making the album. Because of the packaging’s sworn oath to openness, Richard D. James has shared a list of every piece of gear used on the album. “[The lists tell] the reader everything and nothing about the creation of what I hear was an intensely personal album,” said Ian Anderson, founder of Designers Republic who are …

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Listen to Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar on Single “Never Catch Me”

Last month, Flying Lotus shared his first cut from his upcoming album, You’re Dead!out October 7 via Warp Records. The song, titled “Moment of Hesitation,” saw Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, and more bringing jazz elements to the forefront while still showcasing FlyLo’s natural knack at magical electronic fluttering. Now he’s shared a new single, “Never Catch Me,” which features Kendrick Lamar.

“Never Catch Me” is considerably faster-moving than his last single. It explodes with a flurry of electronic stuttering, claps, and Lamar’s huge verse he drops partway through, making for a mindblowing experience if you’re wearing proper …

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SOHN Streams New Single “The Chase”

Electronic musician SOHN dropped his debut album, Tremors, via 4AD earlier this year. The Vienna-based musician is now returning to our attention with a brand new song called “The Chase”.”

The track is a modern ambient piece that sees SOHN singing beautifully over it. Sporadic synth pools in the background before ’80s-style keys make an appearance. All in all, it’s well worth the listen, especially if you’ve been burning through Tremors. Give it a listen after the jump.

SOHN will also be touring this September around England. He kicks off his dates at the iTunes Festival in Lodnon before …

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What You Didn’t Know: MUST DIE

Starting this month, staff writer Michael Giegerich will begin bringing readers a brand new feature to feast on. Focusing on lesser known aspects of artists, What You Didn’t Know looks to help people gain a better understanding of their favorite musicians from all levels of the music scene.

After the successful debut of our fresh column earlier this month, we’ve returned to bring you another slew of interesting facts about your favorite artists. With the recent release of his brand new banger in the form of “Hellcat,” today’s edition features MUST DIE, a Mississippi raised, Berlin based producer who …

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Aphex Twin Announces First Album in 13 Years

Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, has announced his first album in 13 years, SYRO. The follow-up to 2001′s Drunkqs (or 1994-via-2014′s Caustic Window if you want to count the Kickstarter-funded release) has been secretly advertised the past few days with Aphex Twin’s logo appearing on a neon green blimp flying above south London and stenciled on pavement at various locations in New York City.

Aphex Twin being Aphex Twin decided to make the announcement in the most Aphex Twin of ways. At 4 PM today, James tweeted a link that was solely accessible through Tor, a browser designed …

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Stream Caribou’s Excellent New Single “Our Love”

The fact that Caribou will be dropping Our Love in two months is a little more than exciting. The album, which drops October 6 via City Slang, is the Canadian electronic musician’s first full-length in four years, following up 2010′s excellent Swim. This summer has been nothing but nonstop plays of the lead single “Can’t Do Without You,” so now that we have a new single on our hands, we’re ready to toss it on the record player for some new Caribou airplay.

“Our Love” showcases Dan Snaith getting down to business. Instead of the playful repetition of …

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Listen to ODESZA’s New Single “Say My Name” (feat. Zyra)

In less than a month, electronic duo ODESZA will drop their sophomore LP, In Return, on Counter Records. The two are finally swapping out vocal samples for real guest artists, and it’s definitely paying off. We were smitten with their first single, “Memories That You Call” (feat. Monsoonsiren), and now we’re head over heels for “Say My Name.” With a guest vocalist as equally sweet and dangerous-sounding as Zyra, it’s hard not to be.

If anything, this just proves they know how to make the type of blissful drops that sound good in headphones and booming center …

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What You Didn’t Know: LUMBERJVCK

Starting this month, staff writer Michael Giegerich will begin bringing readers a brand new feature to feast on. Focusing on lesser known aspects of artists, What You Didn’t Know looks to help people gain a better understanding of their favorite musicians from all levels of the music scene.

Today’s inaugural edition of the column features LUMBERJVCK, a genre-smashing producer hailing from Los Angeles, California. With plans to release the Jvckwood EP on August 25 via Rottun Records, he took some time away from crafting monster tunes and spinning on the decks to tell us five facts his average fan …

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ALBUM STREAM: JJ – ‘V’

On August 19, Swedish pop duo JJ will release their third album, V, via Secretly Canadian. We’ve heard several tracks off the record so far, but starting today the album is streaming in full at NPR.

The 12-track release is a follow-up to 2010’s jj n° 3 and includes the mesmerizing singles “All White Everything” and “Dean & Me.” Vocalist Elin Katlander says JJ have made this music “quite selfishly” in that it appeals to themselves versus a preconceived audience. In his own statement, multi-instrumentalist Joakim Benon added that they have been working on …

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ODESZA Announce North American Tour

Shortly after announcing their new album In Return, Seattle duo ODESZA have released a string of tour dates for the fall. Their trip-hop productions will spring to life with stops in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, Chicago, and a second night in San Francisco after selling out the original date months in advance. By the time they return home at the end of October, it’s fair to imagine they’ll be worn out from night after night of mesmerizing performances.

In Return comes out September 9 via Counter Records. We’ve been told it sees a growth in the duo’s coherence, and …