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We’ve loved the disco revival of the past few years and are even more excited for the resurgence of r&b, and how’s informed a lot of the different music we’ve been into in recent history. We’re no strangers to early 90’s R&B jams (seriously, come to any party we host at blackout bar). Starting with the XX (with whom we threw a show in 2009 thanks to our friends at FIXED, for CMJ), and filtered through Drake, Kanye, How to Dress Well, along with the countless R&B stars who’ve been at it for so long these past few years, too many to name here. Mysterious newcomers The Weeknd, from Canada capture the zeitgeist pretty astutely, along with Frank Ocean of Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All. It seems the converse is now true, and the world is ready for them, instead.

Check out The Weeknd Here.


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