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Claire Lobenfeld


Stream Fool’s Gold’s Loosies Compilation

Fool’s Gold has long been known for their desire to link dance music with hip-hop. The label’s new rap compilation Loosies, out today, is a big marker for just how well founders A-Trak and Nick … read more »

POSTED December 18, 2012 4:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , ,

Stream: The xx, “Last Christmas (Wham! Cover)”

This morning, The xx performed at BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge, where along with material from coexist, they did a toned down version of Wham!’s sugary but sad “Last Christmas.” Check out the cover below … read more »

POSTED December 17, 2012 10:48AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: ,

Video: Major Lazer f. Flux Pavilion, “Jah No Partial”

Major Lazer’s new video for “Jah No Partial” featuring Flux Pavilion is a collage of how they spent their summer vacation, with footage from Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, London’s Notting Hill Carnival and the Mad … read more »

POSTED December 14, 2012 1:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,

Watch Kanye West, Members of Nirvana Perform at 12-12-12 Benefit

Last night, the 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert went down at Madison Square Garden, with a legion of superstar artists performing. Among them were a leather kilt-wearing Kanye West, who ran through a set featuring Cruel … read more »

POSTED December 13, 2012 10:59AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (3) TAGS: , , , ,

Download King L’s Drilluminati Mixtape

Here’s King L’s long-awaited mixtape, Drilluminati. Pusha T and Juicy J appear, and there’s beats from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Young Chop and Shawty Redd. L’s debut full-length for Epic is expected to follow next year. For … read more »

POSTED December 11, 2012 11:33AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , , ,

Stream: Snoop Lion f. Mavado and Popcaan, “Lighters Up” (Prod. by Dre Skull and Major Lazer)

Snoop Lion taps FADER #42 cover star Mavado and Popcaan for “Lighters Up,” his latest outing in reggae pop. The unity-promoting track was produced by Dre Skull and Major Lazer, clearly the Dr. Dre to … read more »

POSTED December 11, 2012 10:56AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , ,

Watch Frank Ocean Cover Radiohead

Video of Frank Ocean performing Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees” at Spotify’s “What’s Next” press conference last week has surfaced, via Oh No They Didn’t. Ocean has previously dabbled in Radiohead’s music, first with “Bitches Talkin,” … read more »

POSTED December 11, 2012 10:47AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (5) TAGS: , ,

Stream: Santigold, “Girls”

Music from the first season of Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls has been packaged as a soundtrack. The release will include songs like Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own” and Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” as … read more »

POSTED December 10, 2012 1:13PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , , , ,

What We’re Reading: Claire Lobenfeld

Tired of reading the same recommended books from the usual sources? Just think of our weekly What We’re Reading column as your non-committal book club with The FADER and some of your favorite bands. For … read more »


Stream Katy B’s Danger EP

London pop sensation and Jim Jones-pal Katy B has released a new, four-song EP called Danger. It’s rap-leaning, featuring guests like Wiley and Iggy Azalea, along with Jacques Greene and Jessie Ware. Read Duncan Cooper’s … read more »

POSTED December 7, 2012 10:41AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,