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Music, BeatBox Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx

Ten years down the line, dance-pop duo Basement Jaxx writes its own ticket in choosing collaborators. Its fifth album, Scars, features such marquee names as Santogold, Kelis, Sam Sparro, and Yoko Ono. The pair's patented jangly, unrestrained house music suits…
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Music, BeatBox Club Collector

Club Collector

Since he hit the scene five years ago, Philly-based tastemaker Diplo has been instrumental in the rise of two of this decade's defining club trends: baile funk (a Brazilian reinterpretation of '80s New York electro) and the fusion of contemporary…
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Music, Santogold: pop's new Gwen Stefani

Santogold: pop's new Gwen Stefani

By now the buzz on Santi White, the 32-year-old Brooklyn singer making her debut as Santogold, has grown deafening. Her résumé gets particular play among the four-star accolades: She held an A&R gig at Epic, sang anonymously amid Lily Allen…
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Music, Robyn Is a New Breed of Chart Chanteuse

Robyn Is a New Breed of Chart Chanteuse

Pop music is "anything that connects to a lot of people at the same time, that deals with what's going on when it's made," says Swedish singer-songwriter Robin Carlsson, better known as simply Robyn. "It's not even always about the…
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