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Toro Y Moi preps debut album as Les Sins

By Jason Black
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Southern Carolina native Chaz Bundick, 27, is planning to drop his debut album under his decidedly dance-centric Les Sins alias this winter. You might know Bundick better as indie phenom Toro Y Moi who’s already racked up four albums to date. Now, as Les Sins, he’s releasing Michael, his first album on Company Records (a new label by Bundick and his regular home of Carpark Records) on November 4th.

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Digitalism tour North America this fall

By Jason Black
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German indie-dance darlings Digitalism are headed to North America this fall for an upcoming 13-date tour. During October and November, the electronic duo (consisting of Jens “Jence” Moelle and İsmail “Isi” Tüfekçi) will hit multiple major US city stops including New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland, LA, and SF respectively, as well as Toronto and Montreal.

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This week on Play: Win a set of Monster headphones and a Naive release in We Have Band’s “Save Myself” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! Welcome to another ever-popular edition of our weekly remix contest. This time out, we’ve got UK-based nu-disco revivalist trio We Have Band (aka Darren Bancroft, as well as husband-and-wife duo Thomas Wegg-Prosser and Dede Wegg-Prosser) who’re known for crafting quality indie dance as well as remixing like-minded electronic artists including M83, Gorillaz, Bloc Party, and many more. Their third album Movements is a melodic, heart-felt, indie-dance affair featuring standout singles like “You Only” and “Someone.” Ready to make your mark by winning our latest Play remix competition? Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is simple: rework We Have Band’s melodic indie-dance jam “Save Myself” taken from their latest album Movements.

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Watch Young Turks' New Year's in Tulum video now

By Jason Black
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Sun, surf, sand, and some of the finest indie-dance acts on the planet? Now that’s what we call a party! Back in 2013, London-based tastemaking label Young Turks decided to do something a little bit different to celebrate the upcoming New Year’s holiday. Instead of the same old, same old, they flew down to the Yucatán Peninsula town of Tulum, Mexico and invited all of their friends, fans, label mates, and 11 amazing artists including Grimes, The xx, FKA Twigs, Chairlift, Four Tet, SBTRKT, and John Talabot, among others. The result, is this stunning six-minute Dazed video documenting the experience.

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