Video: Cee-Lo Distilled


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The FADER and ABSOLUT have partnered to produce two short videos giving a glimpse into the life and mind of the ubiquitous Cee-Lo. In part one, the artist discusses his approach to creation and success, his mother’s mark on his work, and his musical journey, which he likens to “the civil rights of hip-hop.” Part two will be available for viewing on Wednesday, July 6th. Stay tuned!

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New Release: Astronote – ‘The Raw Tape’


For those that haven’t yet heard Astronote’s The Raw Tape, it’s time you take a listen. Shifting effortlessly between sample-based and completely original work, the Parisian hip-hop producer decided to take a break from live instrumentation on this project. Instead, he used an analog sampler to create a more gritty sound, producing a texture that is almost palpable. Stream and download the 21-tracks of goodness below (name your price on Bandcamp). Below that, you’ll also find another free download: Astronote’s most recent full-length, Weapons of the Future. Double score.

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Video: M83 – “Echoes…”


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France-based producer, M83 (Anthony Gonzalez), recently released a video teaser to promote his double album due this October. Starting off with a stripped down recording setup, the scene crescendos into a grandiose landscape of atmospheric visuals. Given this video, it’s not surprising that Gonzalez explains his forthcoming project as “very, very, very epic” and “mainly about dreams.” According to Pitchfork, the album will feature collaborations with Zola Jesus and Brad Laner.

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