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photos: the Gorilla vs. Bear x Hype Machine SXSW showcase (feat. Charli XCX + more)

photo: Jesse DeFlorio
photo: Jesse DeFlorio

Our official Gorilla vs. Bear 2016 SXSW showcase at Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel offered a glimpse into the future of pop music on a beautiful Thursday night in east Austin, from Negative Gemini's frenetic, club-ready experimental electronic pop that began the evening (I heard at least a few people compare her vibe to an early Grimes set circa 2011) to headliner Charli XCX's first-ever, next-level collaborative set with SOPHIE, which Charli proclaimed "maybe my most favourite set I have EVER played"...

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Negative Gemini shares the title track from her forthcoming LP Body Work


Brooklyn producer / experimental dance-pop musician Lindsey French — aka Negative Gemini — follows up one of our favorite songs of last year with the title track from her forthcoming debut full-length Body Work, out "mid 2016" on 100% Electronica...

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listen to Leon Vynehall’s Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

photo: timothy francis
photo: timothy francis

Brighton producer Leon Vynehall drops a tight 2-hour Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, featuring Fela Kuti, Mosca, Can, and most importantly, a handful of great new tracks from his own forthcoming record Rojus. Listen below + get psyched to see Vynehall live in Austin at SXSW on Thursday afternoon at the Tiny Mixtapes + ISO50 party at Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel with D∆WN, Jlin, and more, right before our official showcase gets underway. Full tracklist after the jump:

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Kristin Kontrol (Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls) shares the title track from new album X-Communicate


Kristin Welchez (aka Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls) unveils the beautiful, '80s-pop-inspired title track from X-Communicate, her new album as Kristin Kontrol, out in May on Sub Pop. Kristin says of the record:

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Gorilla vs. Bear x Mazda + Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel SXSW 2016 lineup


We're beyond psyched to present the official Gorilla vs. Bear x Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel SXSW 2016 showcase, starring:

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stream Charli XCX’s Vroom Vroom EP


Charli XCX's SOPHIE-produced Vroom Vroom EP is out today on Charli's own label of the same; listen to the whole thing below + buy it on iTunes here. In related news, you can catch Charli XCX + SOPHIE performing together live for the first time at the official Gorilla vs...

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new Charli XCX – Vroom Vroom (produced by SOPHIE)

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Charli XCX drops the SOPHIE-produced title track from her new Vroom Vroom EP (which also includes a track with Hannah Diamond), out soon on her own label of the same name. Charli'x Vroom Vroom EP is out March 25th. Listen below + check two other tracks from Vroom Vroom artists RIVRS and Cuckoolander here.

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premiere: watch Beverly’s magical “Victoria” video


Psyched to premiere the glowing, dream-like Jacob Graham-directed visuals for Beverly's achingly beautiful new single "Victoria", which was co-written by Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart...

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video: watch Kero Kero Bonito perform “Sick Beat” + “Picture This” at our SXSW party


One of the most fun and engaging acts we saw all week in Austin at SXSW this year, London's Kero Kero Bonito performs "Sick Beat" + "Picture This" at our Hype Hotel showcase last month. Camera phones in the air, #LetsGo:

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