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listen to the finished version of Maggie Rogers’ “Alaska”

MAGGIE ROGERS ALASKA

It's fun when a song that has been so incessantly hyped -- and was, by any measure, already a hit before it was even finished -- ends up being as good as you'd hoped. Maryland's Maggie Rogers shares the beautiful finished version of her undeniable viral sensation "Alaska", on which she manages to organically combine her impressive, more traditional folk music background with the "energy of dance music" to create a pulsing, heartfelt pastoral-dance-pop gem that reminds me of the time Amelia Randall Meath transformed her former group Mountain Man's a capella folk hymn "Play It Right" into a full-on Sylvan Esso banger...

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Mall Grab – Can’t Take It No More

MALL GRAB

Mall Grab's stellar Sun Ra EP and his sick Yaeji collabs are some of our favorite releases of 2016, and the young Australian producer continues his quietly prolific/massive year with this feel-good house gem, taken from another new release he has lined up to drop next month on his own label Steel City Dance Discs...

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listen to Forest Swords’ new original dance score SHRINE

FOREST SWORDS SHRINE

Liverpool's Forest Swords drops an "original audio score created for contemporary dance piece Shrine". FS says of scoring the Carmel Koster-choreographed piece: "For me, the past six months has involved watching how bodies can fail and fix...

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March 2016 mix

gvsb_march2016

Listen to our March 2016 monthly mix, featuring new tracks from the past month by Negative Gemini, Merely, Maria Usbeck, Mall Grab, Japanese Breakfast + more. March was a particularly good month if you like to dance:

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watch an enthralling short documentary about Russian underground music

JOHNS KINGDOM KEDR

"a film set in a world where borders are everywhere, the money's worth half, and anyone can steal ableton"

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Fort Romeau – Secrets & Lies

FORT ROMEAU SECRETS LIES

Granted, it's only January 12, but this is one of the tracks of the year. Tears on the dancefloor. Fort Romeau's Secrets & Lies 12" is out Friday:

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preview Fort Romeau’s Secrets & Lies 12″

FORT ROMEAU SECRETS LIES

Fort Romeau drops a very promising preview of his new Secrets & Lies 12", out next week on Frankfurt label Live at Robert Johnson. Listen below + pre-order the 12" here.

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Kedr Livanskiy – Sgoraet (Burning Down)

KEDR LIVANSKY INSTAGRAM

Thanks to Josh for the heads up on this sprawling, ominous new track from Russian underground dance-pop producer/singer Kedr Livanskiy, inspired by "the otherworldliness of Russian winter", "the feeling of impending death and transition to another state when winter is over", Laurel Halo, Autechre, Inga Copeland, and Mazzy Star, among other things...

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video: Floating Points – Nespole

FLOATING POINTS

Directed by Sander Houtkruijer / choreography + performance by Kiani Del Valle.

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premiere: Summer Camp – Fresh

SUMMER CAMP FRESH

Summer Camp returns with a swaying, starry-eyed, damn near funky new single, taken from the London duo's forthcoming new album, out September 9. Check the "Fresh" lyric video below, and pre-order Summer Camp here:

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