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Duncan Cooper

Duncan Cooper

Duncan Cooper advocates on behalf of Bran Van 3000 and is senior editor of The FADER.


Cover stories: Haim, Miguel, Danny Brown

GEN Fs: Clare Maguire, Fear of Men, Disclosure, Wild Nothing, Slava, Unicorn Kid, Stacy Barthe, Elite Gymnastics, Balam Acab, Katy B, Niki and the Dove

Other magazine clips: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Wale, Harry Fraud, Arielle de Pinto, Adam Kimmel, Wanda Nylon, Bieke Depoorter, Service, Sabine Seymour.

Respect Yourself archives (RIP)


FADER Mix: Tycho

A couple months back, in anticipation of Awake, Tycho’s fourth album, we spoke to Scott Hansen, the project’s San Francisco audiovisual designer/producer/bandleader, about how he plans to make his headphone music work live (among other … read more »

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Stream: Cancer, “Same Color as Digital Photography”

FADER PREMIERE Cancer is the new duo of two Danish singers: Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild of When Saints Go Machine and Kristian Finne Kristensen of Chorus Grant. (I’ve been a huge fan of WSGM, who we … read more »

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Video: Little Simz, “Mandarin Oranges Part 2″

FADER PREMIERE North London’s Little Simz (b. 1994) hit up LA recently (must’ve been nice) and, in the process, recorded this video for “Mandarin Oranges Part 2,” the first track off her forthcoming debut EP. … read more »

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Rapper Young Thug, seen in Atlanta, Georgia December 2013.

Young Thug, “Stoner (Evian Christ Remix)” MP3

Label limbo or not, it’s still going to be a goddamn summer of Young Thug around here. (Read his FADER cover story, in case you missed it.) It’s also, apparently, going to be a big … read more »

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Check out SELFEED, a Realtime Stream of the #Selfie Tag on Instagram

I’m sorry, I can’t do any more work today. I’m hypnotized by SELFEED, a new site by Tyler Madsen, Erik Carter and Jillian Mayer that aggregates Instagram selfies in super-fast succession. It’s like a way … read more »

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Stream: Dessert, “Player”

FADER PREMIERE Before you hit play below, or read anything, just go here, to the cute lil doghouse LA/NY trio Dessert built for “Player.” The track’s a poppier refinement of the two tracks they emerged … read more »

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Video: Alice Boman, “What”

FADER PREMIERE The Swedish singer Alice Boman walks a beach in a large sign that says “What do you see,” a line pulled from her new single. Well, with her wide-brimmed hat and flowy wool … read more »

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Help Fund The Lonnie Holley Story, a Documentary on a Peerless Artist

Donate here. It’s hard to imagine, for the rest of my career, a phone interview as moving as the one I did with the artist Lonnie Holley—speaking in an inimitable style much like his music, … read more »

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FADER Mix: Hot Sugar

It’s hard for me to understand what it’s like to be Hot Sugar, the New York producer whose dead-eyed selfies and brilliance with sampling make him probably the only Tumblr celebrity with a Grammy nomination. … read more »

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Stream Little Spoon’s Girlfriend Forever

FADER PREMIERE Here comes cassette kings MJMJ’s second release of the year, Little Spoon’s Girlfriend Forever. My favorite song is probably “Dude, Bra,” with its adorable chorus, I don’t know what to do with my … read more »

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