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As we near 2016's halfway mark, this year is shaping up to be one of the most eventful in recent pop history. We've lost icons, seen legendary bands reunite and, thankfully, enjoyed a steady stream of new music from some of the biggest acts in the world. Here's what's currently spinning at Rolling Stone.

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Joey Purp, “Photobooth”

The Chicago rapper gets unconscionably fired up over a beat that sounds like James Brown and the Famous Flames playing a party barge along the River Styx.

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Dixie Chicks, “Daddy Lessons”

Beyoncé's gun-toting country jam, "Daddy Lessons," was one of the finest surprises on Lemonade. Just a few days after the record came out, the Dixie Chicks knocked out a killer bluegrass version of the song at a show in England. Bey should return the favor and take an R&B shot at "Goodbye Earl."

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Case/Lang/Veirs, “Best Kept Secret”

Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs get together for a perfect countrypolitan jangle-pop ode to an unnamed sensitive guy who is the "best-kept secret in Silver Lake." He must be to get a song this great.

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Laura Mvula, “Phenomenal Woman”

Adventurous U.K. soulstress Mvula exudes pure joy on this summer-splash track, a tribute to Maya Angelou with a giddy electro-funk groove. The video is so radiantly colorful, you might need to turn your brightness down when you watch it.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Dark Necessities”

The first thing we've heard from the Chili Peppers' new album, The Getaway, is a pretty dreamy beast, coating the band's bedrock funk attack in guitar shimmer, poignant pianos and strings. It lands somewhere between U2 and Superfly soul – definitely a good look for them.

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