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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Faithfully Cover David Bowie's "Oh, You Pretty Things"

Recorded for a Sirius XMU session, it stays true to the original, right down to the apocalyptic undertones.
Alex Robert Ross
6.14.18
Interviews

Lotic Is a Force to Be Reckoned With

On the producer's latest album 'POWER', they process a load of emotions and emerge with their lightest (at least for them) listen yet.
Russell Dean Stone
6.4.18
Interviews

In Turkey, Music Takes You Where a Travel Visa Can't

We talked with Ozoyo, a Turkish DJ and producer, about the music scene in Istanbul and what it's like to be an artist in a country where political rights and civil liberties aren't guaranteed.
Tamara Güclü
4.2.18
Features

In Search of the Legendary Italian Musician Who Vanished into Thin Air

He was supposed to be the Bon Iver of Italy, but in 2013 he and his music disappeared without a trace. I tracked him down in Berlin five years later to find out why.
Enrico Pitzianti
3.12.18
Interviews

Europe's Gnarliest Graffiti Crew Basically Shot an Action Film

We sat down for an exclusive interview with 1UP to talk about their new video "Graffiti Olympics," staying one step ahead of the law, and the future of street art.
Nina Damsch
Georg Bakunin
3.12.18
Premieres

Blast Your Ears with Ancst's Politically Volatile Mix of Black Metal and Hardcore

Stream the German neocrust collective's furious new LP and Lifeforce Records debut, 'Ghosts of the Timeless Void.'
Kim Kelly
2.26.18
The 2017 Music Issue

Wolfgang Tillmans Wants to Tell You About a Poly-Sexual Utopia

The artist and photographer is one of the most influential people in counterculture. A nod from Frank Ocean doesn't hurt, either.
Daryoush Haj-Nafaji
11.8.17
Internet Exploring

Back Up Your Shit, Because Soundcloud Might Be Dying

Reports say the company has 50 days before their finances run out.
Phil Witmer
7.13.17
Interviews

We Asked Musicians Why The Hell They're Moving to Berlin

If Berlin seems like a mirage to you in the parched landscape of Canadian arts we’re here to help you weigh your options.
Maya-Roisin Slater
2.1.17
Premieres

Berlin’s Islamiq Grrrls Capture the Intimacy and Abstraction of Heartbreak in a New Video

"You don't love me" is a haunting cross between Alice Glass’ Instagram and a Dario Argento film.
Emma Garland
1.11.17
Interviews

Chloe Charles Doesn't Want to Entertain You

The Toronto-born orchestral singer-songwriter debuts her new album 'With Blindfolds On' and talks about family, feelings, and why Radiohead still matters.
Phil Witmer
5.24.16
Interviews

Ancst's Anti-Fascist Agenda Bleeds into the Urgent Black Metal Crust of Their New Album 'Moloch'

Stream the vicious new album from this left-leaning German band that mixes black metal, hardcore, crust punk, and anarchist politics.
Kim Kelly
3.31.16
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