1. CODER Picks of the Week: Session Victim, MGUN and More

    June 14, 2013 2:39 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Session Victim: “Yes I Know” (Delusions of Grandeur) Such is the appetite for deep house that the release of a straightforward EP…

  2. Martin Garrix, 'Animals': Video Premiere

    June 14, 2013 1:14 PM EDT A creature gang owns the night in the hard-hitting track’s new clip. Martin Garrix is a bad, bad man. Last month, the Dutch DJ/producer laid claim to uncredited banger “Animals” via CODE. Now that the secret’s out, we’re psyched to bring you the exclusive premier of the video. (The track is…

  3. CODER Picks of the Week: Lucas Nord & Tove Lo, Helix, Alex Sibley & More

    June 07, 2013 2:57 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Lucas Nord featuring Tove Lo: “Run On Love (Radio Edit)”   The bright chords that open this tune, leading directly to Tove Lo’s Sia…

  4. Phonat, 'Identity Theft': First Listen

    June 03, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Twerky noir via Skrillex’s OWSLA label. OWSLA keeps to the policy of “doing things the weird way,” according to its founder Skrillex, with the release of Phonat’s “Identity Theft” EP, dropping tomorrow. While its six tracks have the dystopian hum that unifies so much of the work of Sonny…

  5. Hooverphonic, 'The Night Before' Album Stream, Video, & Free 'Unfinished Sympathy' Download

    June 03, 2013 1:52 PM EDT The trip-hop outfit sheds the sub-bass on Massive Attack cover. It’s been nearly 20 years since Hooverphonic released “2 Wicky,” a drowsy, Isaac Hayes-sampling seductress of a track that typified the trip-hop era. But their latest album doesn’t have the astro-groove of their original works,…

  6. CODER Picks of the Week: Disclosure, Sinead Harnett, Axwell & More

    May 31, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Disclosure: "When A Fire Starts To Burn" (PMR/Cherrytree/Interscope) From the opening crack of “When A Fire Starts…

  7. Shapeshifters, 'Lola’s Theme (2013 Remix)': First Listen

    May 29, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Shapeshifters revive its groovy 2003 hit just as house music stages an international comeback. Back in 2003, The Shapeshifters had as close to a crossover moment as there was for dance music at the time with house anthem “Lola’s Theme.” Named after Shapeshifter Simon Marlin’s wife (Swede…

  8. CODER Picks of the Week: Laurel Halo, Hardwell, Ripperton and More

    May 24, 2013 2:18 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Laurel Halo: "Sex Mission" (Hyperdub) This week, Laurel Halo returned to Hyperdub with “Behind the Green Door,” an EP to…

  9. Martin Garrix, 'Animals': Exclusive

    May 20, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Revealed here for the first time, the anonymous festival banger burning up the Internet belongs to the young Dutch producer. The blogs have speculated. The fans have doubted. Now CODE is pleased to reveal that, yes, the hard-hitting track called “Animals” currently making its way around the…

  10. CODER Picks of the Week: Daft Punk, Tensnake, Pearson Sound, and More

    May 17, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Daft Punk: “Contact” (Columbia) Love, hate, appreciate, resent, pretend to ignore. Everyone’s got their own way of dealing with Daft…

  11. Memorial for Slayer's Hanneman Planned for May 23

    May 15, 2013 7:41 PM EDT A memorial for Slayer's Jeff Hanneman, who died earlier this month at age 49, is set for May 23 at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium. The memorial, which will be open to the public, is set to last four hours, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Attendance of the event, which is all ages, will be…

  12. Yuksek feat. Oh Land, 'Last Of Our Kinds' (Yuksek Club Mix): Exclusive Download

    May 15, 2013 12:49 PM EDT The French producer launches new label Partyfine with a fine EP for a party. Did you know that there are dance music producers from France who don’t wear robot helmets or cut party tracks with Akon? For real. Yuksek is one of them. The artist born Pierre-Alexandre Busson has been releasing…

  13. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  14. Daft Punk Reveal 'Random Access Memories' Vinyl: Video and Photos

    May 13, 2013 9:56 AM EDT With the release of Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" only a week-and-change away (May 21 on Columbia), the pioneering dance duo are pulling the shrink-wrap off the set with a new video giving fans a first look at the album's vinyl packaging. Set in what resembles a…

  15. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set…

  16. CODER Picks of the Week: Chocolate Puma, Nicole Moudaber and More

    May 10, 2013 12:25 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren, and Jacob have to say. Chocolate Puma – “2000 People” (Mixmash) I think the sleeve art got me here: A gaggle of cartoon monsters that look straight out of…

  17. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Death Due To Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis

    May 09, 2013 6:57 PM EDT One week after Slayer's Jeff Hanneman died at the age of 49, the guitarist/songwriter's official cause of death has been revealed to be alcohol-related cirrhosis, or an irreversible scarring of the liver. In a message posted to Slayer's official web site on Thursday (May 9),…

  18. Rebecca & Fiona, 'Union': First Look

    May 08, 2013 1:14 PM EDT With commentary from the girls, five things to look for in the first clip from the Swedish duo’s sophomore album. CODE’s favorite bottle blondes are back. Rebecca & Fiona’s second single and clip from their as-yet-untitled sophomore album -- following up the dreamy psychedelic dance-pop…

  19. Daft Punk on EDM Producers: 'They’re Missing the Tools'

    May 06, 2013 1:37 PM EDT Daft’s Thomas Bangalter explains why no laptops were used in the making of “Random Access Memories.” CODE’s Kerri Mason had the rare chance to speak with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter last week for an extended feature in this week’s issue of Billboard. The conversation was so rich…

  20. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

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