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  • 'Bass Salt' by 12th Planet & Antiserum

    October 9, 2012 1:05 PM ET
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    Artist: 12th Planet & AntiserumSong: "Bass Salt" Album: SMOG City "'SMOG City' is a culmination of five years of my record label SMOG making noise in dubstep. It started in downtown LA, where we still live and work with the same homies. It's been awesome to see it blow up across North America," John Dadzie, a.k.a. 12th Planet, tells Rolling Stone. "When you listen to this compilation, its a mix of traditional dubstep, trap, and new-school dubstep all laced with the un...  | More »

  • 'Sleepless' by Flume feat. Jezzabell Doran - Free MP3

    October 8, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Flume feat. Jezzabell DoranSong: "Sleepless" Album: Flume "I woke up feeling super inspired and smashed the whole song out in one day. The tracks I treasure the most always seem to be the quickest to write," Harley Streten, a.k.a. Flume, tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'The Perfect Blues (Machinedrum Remix)' by Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X - Free MP3

    October 5, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X (Machinedrum Remix)Song: "The Perfect Blues"Album: Zulu Guru "I wrote this during my stay in Madrid last fall at Red Bull Music Academy," Jesse Boykins III tells Rolling Stone. "This song's meaning changes for me every time I listen to it, with one core topic rooted in every conclusion. Just as there is love, there is natural romance in us all."  | More »

  • 'Fathering/Mothering (feat. Anne Lise Frøkedal)' by Chad Valley - Free MP3

    October 4, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Chad ValleySong: 'Fathering/Mothering (feat. Anne Lise Frøkedal)'Album: Young Hunger "I had already recorded the vocals for this with Anne Lise Frøkedal from the band Harrys Gym in Oslo and then spent two weeks in a remote studio in the beautiful Norwegian countryside working on this song and some others," Hugo Manual, a.k.a. Chad Valley, explains to Rolling Stone. "I like to think that the scenery had something to do with the way this song sounds. I later rev...  | More »

  • 'Feminine Effects' by of Montreal - Free MP3

    October 3, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: of MontrealSong: "Feminine Effects"Album: Daughter of Cloud "I wrote the song many years ago, and for a long time I was searching for the right girl to sing the lead vocals. I tried a bunch of different people before I discovered Rebecca Cash. She helped me realize the old school honky tonk vibe I was envisioning," of Montreal's Kevin Barnes tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'Never Going Back' by Samantha Crain - Free MP3

    October 2, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Samantha CrainSong: "Never Going Back"Album: Kid Face "In this instance, love and infatuation has been habitual for both parties. It seems to matter not that one lover is coupled with another, or that the open-ended affair causes more malady and confusion than what it is worth," Samantha Crain explains to Rolling Stone. "At once, all they can do is repeat their incantation and hope that they do, in fact, never go back."  | More »

  • 'Mechanical Mammoth' by Mystical Weapons (Sean Lennon and Greg Saunier) – Free MP3

    October 1, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Mystical Weapons (Sean Lennon and Greg Saunier)Song: "Mechanical Mammoth" Album: Mystical Weapons  "I met Sean when Deerhoof opened for Plastic Ono Band and we got along so fine that when he needed a local opener for Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger's San Francisco show one time, he said 'Why don't we do an improv duo?'" Greg Saunier tells Rolling Stone.  "We had such a good time. Sean is an instant composer." When Lennon invited the Deerhoof...  | More »

  • 'Everybody Lies' by Kevin Bowe Featuring Paul Westerberg – Free MP3

    September 28, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Kevin Bowe featuring Paul WesterbergSong: "Everybody Lies"Album: Natchez Trace "I've been pals with Paul Westerberg since about 1981, toured and recorded with him. We have a long tradition of leaving 'gifts' for each other on the doorstep since he lives close by," Minneapolis rocker Kevin Bowe tells Rolling Stone. "I left him a Fender amp once, he left me an Epiphone Casino that I use all the time." Bowe's gifting system with the former Replacements frontman came...  | More »

  • 'Maybe a Memory' by Brainstorm - Free MP3

    September 27, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: BrainstormSong: "Maybe a Memory"Album: Heat Waves "Blown-out thumb pianos, homemade amplifiers powered by car batteries, and summertime dance anthems were on our minds when we wrote this song. The guitar mimics an overdriven thumb piano sound like on those Congotronics compilations," Brainstorm's Adam Baz tells Rolling Stone. "We just wanted to write something simple: a driving dance track with thick vocal harmonies and an explosive finale. Something irresistible and fun."  | More »

  • 'In the Summer' by Naytronix - Free MP3

    September 26, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: NaytronixSong: "In the Summer"Album: Dirty Glow "This song was written as a tribute to the month of July. I wanted the song to feel like a typical summer day in Oakland, Calif. It has a few different sections and tempo changes that represent different locations and time passing throughout the day," Nate Brenner explains to Rolling Stone. "I wanted it to be a bit upbeat and quirky to evoke the feeling of the sunshine and the interesting characters one might meet around my neighborhood."  | More »

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