Run the Jewels, 2014.

Run the Jewels Hosting Beats 1 Radio Show

Run the Jewels' El-P and Killer Mike are Beats 1's newest hosts, as it was announced Friday the duo will run its own weekly show on the new global Apple Music radio station.
Olly Alexander of Years And Years performs on stage at Heaven on March 5, 2015 in London

Years & Years’ Debut ‘Communion’ Is Filled With Confessional Synth-Pop: Album Review

Five years ago, when Sam Smith and Disclosure were still teen unknowns, fellow Brits Years & Years were an indie-leaning quintet with live guitars and drums. Now that soulful house music is among England's chief exports, and the group has morphed into an electronic trio with a knack for emotive dance singles, it's tempting to accuse Years & Years of opportunism. But they've got their own thing, and that's one reason their debut, 'Communion,' stands out.
How Music Got Free

‘How Music Got Free’ Is a Must-Read on the Rise of Piracy: Book Review

The swashbuckling image of a pirate has a different meaning in the music biz, where it generally involves computer nerds and music geeks. So it's a credit to first-time author Stephen Witt that 'How Music Got Free' makes such a suspenseful, entertaining read out of forbiddingly dense source material.
X Ambassadors

Alt-Rockers X Ambassadors Take a Page From Imagine Dragons on ‘VHS’: Album Review

The stalled momentum of 2013's alt-radio breakouts Imagine Dragons has left the door open for another genre-­neutral act to invade the airwaves, further redefining what a rock band in 2015 can be. Enter X Ambassadors, who share the Dragons' same producer (Alex Da Kid) and label, not to ­mention the built-in commercial appeal.

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