German duo Milky Chance doesn't feel like a band as much as it does a hybridization of aesthetics that have recently experienced minor pop success -- the craggy vocals of Aloe Blacc, the globally minded guitar filigrees and spare arrangements of Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong," the reggae-lite bounce propelling Magic's "Rude" and the noodle-casserole cohesion of Alt-J. It's of little surprise that its winding, hand clap-assisted track "Stolen Dance" hit No.

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