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Exclusive: Daughter Stays in SF to Record Rdio Sessions

Daughter

London trio Daughter is the latest awesome act to join the roster of our intimate live concert series that we throw with Rdio fans in attendance. The band performed at the Converse pop-up store in San Francisco for their Rdio Sessions set of six songs from the debut album, If You Leave.

Hear below how Daughter is contributing to the rich musical legacy of the Glassnote label, and check the Rdio Sessions archives for more from this must-hear series for music fanatics.

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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.

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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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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

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Early Listen: Kodaline’s In A Perfect World on Rdio

Kodaline

In a perfect world, all new music would come out even earlier than expected. And so it is with Irish alt-rockers Kodaline; the band is sharing an advance preview of the debut album In A Perfect World with Rdio listeners!

From “High Hopes” and “All I Want” to “Love Like This” and more, hear the songs that have sent Kodaline to the top of the charts in Ireland without further delay now.

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311’s Nick Hexum Jams Away on an Rdio Playlist

Nick Hexum

311 lead singer and guitarist Nick Hexum listens to a wide world of music for both inspiration and practice. On Nick Hexum’s Jammy Playlist, he shares his current favorite songs for jamming to on his guitar to celebrate his side project, The Nick Hexum Quintet’s new album, My Shadow Pages.

The mix is both a surprising and an enlightening list of tunes that are far from obvious to choose, including fast-paced moments of funk from James Brown and Maceo Parker, jazz from contemporary legend Pat Metheny, and electronic soul from British producer Quantic. Now go and enjoy this set, which was made exclusively for you with love from Mr. Hexum.

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Pepper Wishes They Wrote These Songs

Pepper

Fans of Pepper have long admired the band’s kick-back-and-relax songs. Now the reggae-tinged rock group has a confession to make — this exclusive playlist entitled “Songs I Wish I Wrote” reveals the tunes that the guys admire to the point of envy. Listen below, for some of the inclusions might really surprise you, whether it’s “Mrs. Brownstone” by the almighty Guns N Roses, “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” by living legend Willie Nelson, or the ever-catchy croon of “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman.

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Crystal Stilts Presents A Psychedelic Journey Through Love and Loss

Crystal Stilts

After a decade together, the guys in Brooklyn’s Crystal Stilts have had their share of insights about the art of romance. The indie rockers, whose new album Nature Noir, has just dropped, have assembled a heartfelt playlist for you called Crystal Stilts: A Psychedelic Journey Through Love and Loss. Let the words and sounds of individualists like Sonny Bono, Rotary Connection, Hilton Valentine, Terry Stafford, Love, and The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band guide you through the good and bad times.

Enjoy below and follow Sacred Bones on Rdio for more from the label that Crystal Stilts now calls home.

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Avicii Picks His Favorite Hits For an Rdio Playlist

Avicii

Avicii is one of the bright stars of the young EDM movement, but one listen to his new debut album True reveals that the Swedish DJ/producer has both a multitude of influences and the ability to reach out beyond what he’s been known for over the past few years. In honor of the release of True, the man born Tim Bergling is sharing an exclusive playlist with Rdio listeners called Avicii’s Favorite Songs of the Moment. Press play and you’ll soon be jamming to artists like Disclosure, Axwell, Jay-Z, and, of course, Avicii, whose own “Wake Me Up” and “I Could Be The One” sound great here.