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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)


Stream: Sky Ferreira, “You’re Not the One (Little Daylight Remix)”

FADER PREMIERE When we put Sky Ferreira on the cover last summer, it actually predated my personal period of the heaviest listening. Something about the moon cycles, maybe, but I’m still not done playing “I … read more »

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Stream: Sway Clarke II, “Secret Garden”

FADER PREMIERE Last time, Berlin-via-Toronto’s Sway Clarke II his us with the Frank Ocean-meets-Lorde flow, and now he’s on a Elton John-Miguel trip with “Secret Garden,” its beat like a broken-down “Bennie and the Jets” … read more »

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Drake, “Draft Day” MP3

Drake continues his ongoing celebration of the life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with a freestyle in his honor called “Draft Day,” which also features a neutral nod to Chance the Rapper’s existence. Download … read more »

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Download GoldLink’s Debut Album, The God Complex

FADER PREMIERE This morning on the F train I saw a guy load Wale’s ’07 Mixtape About Nothing on his iPod, I swear to god. It’s totally in fate’s hands whether fellow DMV native GoldLink’s … read more »

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Video: JAY 305, “Think Twice”

FADER PREMIERE You’ll recognize the piano on South Central rapper JAY 305’s “Think Twice” as, of course, Little Dragon’s “Twice,” a dirging tone-setter if there ever was one. But the sample I’m trying to ID … read more »

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ZELOOPERZ by Tone Foster

Stream: ZelooperZ, “Plateau”

FADER PREMIERE Could ZelooperZ be the Young Thug of Detroit? Now 20, he’s been bottling up all types of shit over the years, it seems, cultivating an extreme style that’s sort of like if Thug … read more »

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Interview: DENA on “Royals,” Taking Risks and Bulgarian Tennis

DENA talks debut album, Lorde Comparisons and Bulgarian Tennis Star Grigor Dimitrov DENA released her debut album, Flash, earlier this month via !K7. She’s an unusual artist—kinda spoken-word electro-hip-pop—with a Bulgarian accent uncommon in English-speaking … read more »

POSTED March 20, 2014 4:11PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1)
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Video: Garden City Movement, “Move On”

FADER PREMIERE Tel Aviv trio Garden City Movement, named after a really interesting, self-sufficient and socialist method of urban planning, are currently wrapping up their second EP, so they’re tying up the last loose ends … read more »

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Stream: Now, Now, “School Friends (Ansible Remix)”

FADER PREMIERE Criminally slept-on Minneapolis trio Now, Now’s Threads was easily my most-played album of 2012—such a well-done rock LP, nuzzled into the heart-on-sleeve space between Tegan and Sara’s The Con and Sky Ferreira’s Night … read more »

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Stream: Yoshino Yoshikawa f. Yuzusa, “Yumetatsu”

FADER PREMIERE I wrote about Yoshino Yoshikawa last year during a fit of obsession over Japanese juke and its various mutations; now, the Hachiōji producer makes his debut with a North American label, with the … read more »

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