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Toro y Moi's latest album is titled Anything in Return.

Watch Toro Y Moi: A Pioneer Of 'Chillwave' On California's Complications

March 11, 2013 – For electro-pop artist Toro y Moi, change is hard — but not necessarily uncomfortable.


Tame Impala.

Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

March 26, 2013 – Download songs by CHVRCHES, Joey Bada$$, Frightened Rabbit, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and Tame Impala.


Josh Davis, a.k.a. DJ Shadow, spins live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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March 6, 2013 – Watch the legendary producer perform "Organ Donor Megamix" live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

A still from Zs' "Grain Pt. 2."

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March 1, 2013 – The "Grain Part Two" video is a sputtering, stuttering meditation on breaking apart a landscape.

Atoms For Peace's debut album is called Amok.

Read Atoms For Peace: Thom Yorke's Electronic Shadow-World

February 28, 2013 – Inside the fevered head of Radiohead's lead singer, ghosts and phantoms are still working overtime.


Gary's Electric Studio in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood.

Watch How A Studio Changes Your Sound

February 28, 2013 – One recording studio in Brooklyn made a big difference on the sounds of two recent albums.

Beatport's singles chart.

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February 27, 2013 – The dance music store, blog and chart is the latest acquisition in SFX's dance music buying spree.

Jessie Ware performs live on KCRW.

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February 27, 2013 – Watch the soulful U.K. pop star perform her new single, "If You're Never Gonna Move," live on KCRW. KCRW

Atoms For Peace's debut album, Amok, comes out Feb. 26.

Read First Listen: Atoms For Peace, 'Amok'

February 18, 2013 – Radiohead's Thom Yorke lays wearily soaring vocals over sounds that whir, click, twitch and sprawl.

Maxmillion Dunbar's new album, House of Woo, comes out Feb. 19.

Read First Listen: Maxmillion Dunbar, 'House Of Woo'

February 10, 2013 – House of Woo is rooted in unabashed enthusiasm for sound, from techno and house to New Age and R&B.

James Blake

Read New James Blake Video A Cosmic Tale Of Love Frozen In Time

February 10, 2013 – The video for James Blake's latest song, "Retrograde," imagines a dreamlike world suspended in time.

We didn't expect DJ Sprinkles to dabble in indie rock.

Read In 'Letter Of Intent,' Hear Indie Rock Reimagined As Deep House

February 8, 2013 – Hear dance-music producer DJ Sprinkles' nine-minute remix of Ducktails' "Letter of Intent."


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January 23, 2013 – Hear the Brooklyn-based dance-pop duo play a few songs from its debut album, Mixed Emotions. WXPN


Darkstar's new album, News From Nowhere, comes out Feb. 5.

Read First Listen: Darkstar, 'News From Nowhere'

January 20, 2013 – The U.K. trio's latest album is an unabashed venture into warped pop music with luminous synths.

Poolside performs on KCRW.

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January 16, 2013 – Watch the L.A. disco duo perform "Take Me Home," with some help from Brazil's Bonde do Rolê. KCRW

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