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One of the very few things I like more than a good remix is a good cover. The two follow much of the same rules: a. Leave the song intact enough to be recognizable, b. Make it your own, and c. Don’t fuck it up. Sarah Winters nailed all three on her cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools.” Her dissonant piano serves as the brooding, dark replacement for Kendrick’s anchoring ‘Drank.’ The verses…

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Sylvan Esso at First Avenue, Minneapolis

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I’m tempted to review this show in a single sentence, then apologize because I have to pay by the word. But I won’t, because I’m not a jerk and more importantly, because Sylvan Esso is amazing and they deserve better.

If you don’t know them, Sylvan Esso is an electropop duo, consisting of singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn. They combine Meath’s sharp, boisterous vocals with a variety…

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frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

If you haven’t caught a Duke Dumont show, you are missing out. The next chance you get to see him play, make it a priority. In the meantime, fill your ears with the sweet sounds of house reminiscent of the 90’s heyday of the genre. The past couple years have been a second coming of sorts, with the help of Duke Dumont, Disclosure and others. Grab this mix for the next day or so it’s available.

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Sunday Sounds: Porter Robinson “Worlds”

Sunday Sounds: Porter Robinson “Worlds”

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After a couple successful years of touring, producing an anthem of his own, “Language,” as well as co-writing a second with Zedd (“Clarity”), Porter Robinson decided it was time to sit down and create an album. Not just a random, disjointed pile of songs, but a complete and cohesive group of songs sharing a theme.

He also did something out of the ordinary and took time off from touring to…

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