October 2013

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RJD2’s Playlist Heats Up The Dance Floor

RJD2

If you listen to the latest (and fifth) album from producer extraordinaire RJD2 (born Ramble John Krohn), you’ll hear how strains of genres like disco, funk, and hip-hop provide inspiration for a sound uniquely his own. To celebrate the release of *More Is Than Isn’t, RJ made a playlist exclusively for Rdio listeners to share some of the musical influences that drive the soundtrack to his soul.

Behold RJD2’s Dance Floor Melters! Press play for more than an hour of straight heatrocks from the likes of Rick James, Cameo, Rene & Angela, and Chic. Warning: From Taana Gardner to Teena Marie, this fire is going to get out of control.

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An Rdio Exclusive: Korn Takes You Inside The Paradigm Shift

Korn

Korn’s eleventh album The Paradigm Shift marks the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch after eight years apart. That’s enough of a big sea change for the band, but the album also signifies a time to revisit the early eras of Korn and bring ideas full circle. Don’t take our word for it; now, you can hear the members of Korn describe the writing and recording of The Paradigm Shift for yourself. Rdio listeners get the jump on hearing the commentary version of the album. Thanks to Korn and Universal, you can enjoy The Paradigm Shift: Track By Track now, one week early.

New Music Weekly

For Your Eyes and Ears: The Dismemberment Plan on New Music Weekly

News of The Dismemberment Plan’s reunion got our toes tapping, and we hope this week’s New Music Weekly video gets you moving as well. Uncanney Valley is the first studio album from D-Plan since the D.C. band broke up 10 years ago. Cut loose to “Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer” and check out video artist Dvein’s vision for the animation:

“'Symbiosis' is as a game about the interaction of a character and a camera. He operates the camera with his movements: the zoom, the focus, the edition. He's an elegant guy, a modern classic, iconic, stylish. He is a stubborn control-freak but on top of that, he's a 'real good dancer'.”

New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - October 15, 2013

Pearl JamDavid BowieThe Dismemberment Plan

With Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, and TLC all offering new music right now, it’s a fine time for the return of international musical legends to work their magic. It’s also a strong week for Canadian music, with new releases from rockers Silverstein and electronic producer Tim Hecker, and we’re excited about the return of Stateside acts like Oakland’s Beats Antique and Portland’s Red Fang.

When you’re ready to check out these artists and more from the best releases that have just dropped, our New Music Weekly playlist will bring you up to speed with the quickness. You can also head over to the Rdio New Releases section to browse on your own.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • The Dismemberment Plan - Uncanny Valley
    20 years after the post-hardcore group first formed in Washington D.C., they’ve reformed and return with the first album in a dozen years.

  • Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
    The Seattle rock act’s tenth album is already being heralded as a rival to the group’s best.

  • TLC - 20
    This greatest hits collection is released in conjunction with the Vh1 movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and features “Meant to Be,” the first new song from the R&B group in a decade.

  • David Bowie - “Love Is Lost” (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for DFA)
    More than a remix, this 10-minute reconstruction of a song from Bowie’s The Next Day album stars on an upcoming collector’s edition of the album.

EventsExclusives

Premiering Red Bull Stratos Documentary, Exclusively on Rdio

Red Bull Stratos

The countdown is over — Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story Behind Red Bull Stratos, the dynamic documentary of the record-breaking jump, is now live.

Watch the entire film plus exclusive content such as never-before-seen clips and "Oh Boy", an original song written and recorded for the documentary by Portugal. The Man, at on.rdio.com/redbullstratos. All you need is an Rdio profile which you can sign up for free here.

Today is the one-year anniversary of the space dive where Felix Baumgartner became the first man to break the speed of sound with his own body from over 128,000 feet, accelerating to 843.6 miles per hour. We invite you to go where no man has gone before and watch Mission to the Edge of Space, premiering today and only on Rdio.

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Snoop Hijacks @Rdio Twitter to Talk Music, Influences and BET Awards

Snoop Dogg

Our friend Snoop Dogg is the host of the BET Hip Hop Awards, which airs on Tuesday, October 15. That day, Tha Doggfather himself will be tweeting from our @Rdio Twitter account to share exclusive photos, favorite jams, BET Awards insights, and lots of giveaways with you. This the first time ever that we've hosted a Twitter takeover — it should only be fitting that we let the D-O-double G take the reins.

Tweet him back with the hashtag #SnoopRdio and you’ll have a chance to win one-year subscriptions to Rdio every half hour. Whether you call him Dogg or Lion, catch Snoop in action on our Twitter feed from 1pm-3pm EST / 10am-12pm PST next Tuesday.

In the meantime, follow Snoop on Rdio and bump his BET Awards playlist below!

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Pusha T Wants to Slow Jam With You

Pusha T

Even the hardest of rappers enjoy the easygoing feel of classic slow jams. Virginia’s own Pusha T (born Terrence Thornton), is best known as one half of rap group Clipse with his brother Gene (aka No Malice). He is widely regarded by super-producers like Pharrell Williams, who has worked with him countless times, and Kanye West, who signed him to his label G.O.O.D. Music.

In honor of his new album My Name Is My Name which dropped yesterday, Pusha T takes some time to chill with a playlist of his favorite slow jams, including sexy joints by 112, Miguel, Maxwell, and Musiq Soulchild. Turn the lights down low and let this baby go.

∞  October 9, 2013 — 11:30AM

New Music Weekly

For Your Eyes and Ears: of Montreal on New Music Weekly

Get animated to of Montreal and our New Music Weekly video. We’re spotlighting the track "Triumph of Disintegration" from the Georgia rock outfit’s new album, lousy with sylvianbriar, which was inspired by Sylvia Plath, Grateful Dead, and frontman Kevin Barnes’ isolation experiment in San Francisco. The influences seem like downers but the new music and video should cheer you right up — at least that’s what artist André Saraiva thinks:

"When I received the track, I immediately thought Mr. A should be dancing around and doing magic tricks. The vintage image treatment is in line with my idea of this dancing magician gone wild."

New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - October 8, 2013

of MontrealMiley CyrusRJD2

There is undeniable youthful energy in this week’s new releases. We’re feeling it in the soul-stirring electronic pop movements of St. Lucia and the anthemic quality of Papa, the new band from Girls drummer Darren Weiss. You can hear it in the Southern rock of Tallahassee’s Mayday Parade and in modern acoustics of 17-year-old singer Ryan Beatty. And then there’s Miley. . . and so much more.

Our New Music Weekly playlist will fast forward you into the heart of the best songs that these artists and more have just put out. After you listen, head over to the Rdio New Releases to browse the complete collection of what’s new.

Welcome to New Music Weekly: The turn up starts now!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • of Montreal - lousy with sylvanbriar
    Frontman Kevin Barnes left the band’s Georgia environs for some solitude in San Francisco and emerged with much of the writing for the 12th album.

  • Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
    One of Kanye’s favorite rappers (and one-half of Clipse), the Virginia MC steps out on his own with the help of West’s G.O.O.D. Music label.

  • Miley Cyrus - Bangerz
    After dropping two provocative singles and videos for “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball,” the 20-year-old returns with Britney and more for a strong bid for the top of the charts.

  • RJD2 - More Is Than Isn’t
    The man behind the Mad Men theme emerges with his fifth album of electronic and hip-hop explorations.

  • Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
    The UK electronic producer drops his debut LP after months of making waves through the EDM scene.

∞  October 8, 2013 — 10:00AM

Rdio Recommends

Rdio Recommends: September 2013

Rdio Recommends

Our Rdio Recommends: September 2013 playlist reveals all the new songs that we just can’t stop playing over and over again, the ones that are now on their way to becoming a permanent part of our lives. What have you been listening to over the past month? You can also share your favorite songs of the month with us by adding a comment to our playlist.

About Rdio Recommends: The first week of every month, we review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.