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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (#25-21)

We’re counting down the 40 best dance/electronica singles we heard in 2014. (40-36 here, 35-31 here, 30-26 here.) Let’s pick it up at No. 25. 25) Jakwob – “Someone New” British-Indian producer Jakwob took over a year to follow-up 2013’s breathtaking breakbeat anthem “Fade,” but the wait proved to be worth it thanks to this typically classy blend of featherlight basslines, piano house stabs and rising star Tiffani Juno’s ethereal […]

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Rock Rewind: Elvis Presley “Blue Christmas”

The well-loved holiday tune “Blue Christmas” has been an established part of American culture since the late 1940s, and has been covered by literally hundreds of artists over the years ranging from Johnny Mathis to Porky Pig. But without a doubt, Elvis Presley’s version of the song is by far the one that is most recognized, most played, and best loved. Written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson, “Blue […]

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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (#30-26)

Continuing our countdown of the best dance/electronica singles of the year (Nos. 40-36 is here, 35-31 is here) – let’s pick up at number 30. 30) Blonde – “I Loved You” Accompanied by a striking Thelma and Louise-esque video, and the engaging vocals of Melissa Steel, the summery breakthrough single from Bristol duo Adam Englefield and Jacob Manson, aka Blonde, was a gloriously retro throwback which proved there was still […]

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The Top 20 Dance/Electronica Albums of 2014 (20-16)

As we take this month to look back over 2014, there were a number of long-players in the dance/electronica vein this year that are definitely worth a second look. Let’s start counting them down now, beginning with numbers 20-16. 20) Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers Nine months after teaming up with Miles Whitaker for Andrea & Millie’s similarly doom-laden debut album, Mancunian Andy Stott cemented his status as one […]

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50 Cent to Release ‘Beautiful Nightmare’?

Fif’s at it again. Quickly becoming the King of Multiple Releases, 50 Cent recently revealed he may be  coming out with yet another album, potentially called Beautiful Nightmare.  Counting June’s lackluster Animal Ambition, and the still-to-be-released Street King Immortal, Beautiful Nightmare makes three. It has been suggested that 50’s business strategy is to pepper the streets with product in order to make himself relevant again to the public (because seriously, […]

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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (35-31)

We’re continuing our countdown of the 40 best dance/electronica singles of 2014, picking it up at No. 35…   35) Julio Bashmore feat. Jessie Ware – “Peppermint” Hooking up with Jessie Ware, the Quiet Storm chanteuse whose debut album, Devotion, had his fingerprints all over it, the latest bedroom producer-turned-hitmaker, Julio Bashmore, delivered one of this year’s most relentless 90s house throwbacks with this six-minute whirlwind of thunderous beats and […]

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Welcome Princess Carter: Lil Wayne Signs Daughter Reginae

Lil Wayne’s Young Money Imprint is officially in the family way.  Meaning Weezy’s birthing a new baby -– his own.  Earlier this year he signed his 16-year-old eldest daughter, Reginae Carter, as the latest (and youngest) Young Money artist.  The singer/rapper (and author!) is prepping her first album, Becoming Reginae, and has just released her first single, “Mind Goin Crazy.” Mind Goin Crazy – Reginae Carter Over a boom-bass beat, […]

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MIMO Top 40 Dance/Electronica Singles of 2014 (40-36)

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we trawl through everything that the last twelve months had to offer and determine which singles and albums truly stood out. Featuring everything from Miley Cyrus-sampling trip-hop to odes to the golden age of rave, here’s the first installment in our annual countdown of 2014’s best dance/electronica tracks. 40) Calvin Harris – “Blame” Named the world’s richest DJ by Forbes magazine, the 30-year-old […]

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Grammy Nods a Bit Disappointing This Year

In case you weren’t paying attention, the Grammy nominations were an all-day affair yesterday. It started with the announcing of four major categories on CBS This Morning by Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams, followed by a trickle of announcements via Twitter throughout the morning and early afternoon—culminating in a Christmas-themed prime-time special, A Very Grammy Christmas, during which the Album of the Year nominees were revealed. In my humble opinion, […]

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Beyoncé Leads the Pack at 2015 Grammys

The 2015 Grammy Awards are upon us, and guess who has been nominated more than any other artist? That’s right, Ms. “7/11” herself – Beyoncé.  She’s probably spinning, spinning, spinning with her hands up right now.  (“I know you care!”).  Or she’s just taking it in stride.  After all, Beyoncé has now become the most nominated female in the history of the awards (52 noms / 17 wins) – even […]

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Pop Rewind: Tracy Chapman “Fast Car”

If you’re like me, the first time you heard Tracy Chapman’s unique, low-timbre voice rambling along over the signature guitar riff on “Fast Car,” your first reaction was, “Hey, this is good. Who IS this?” Indeed, that was the general reaction to a young singer-songwriter who didn’t fit the mold or the expected popstar image of any who had come before her. “Fast Car,” a melancholy reflection of the cycle […]

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Bastille ‘VS: Other People’s Heartache Part III’ – Album Review

Wrapping up an incredible year in which they won Best Breakthrough at the BRIT Awards, conquered America with the hit single “Pompeii,” and watches sales of their debut album soar past the two million mark, London quartet Bastille return to their mixtape series with VS: Other People’s Heartache Part III. Unlike their 2012 first two installments, which mashed up classics from Snap & Corona, and TLC and The xx, and […]

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Kid Rapper Astro Jumps In The Rap Ring With ‘Champion’

New cut from Brooklyn rapper Astro (or The Astronomical Kid), of X Factor fame. Remember that kid on the show who smack talked Simon Cowell before launching into, “Stop Looking At My Mom?” Well, after melting the hearts of mothers everywhere, Hollywood came calling.  Astro rocketed into the big and small screens, co-starring in Person of Interest, Earth to Echo, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and Red Band Society.  Still […]

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The December 2014 Dance/Electronica Playlist

From the return of a bona fide electro legend, to a deep house London session from the Queen of hip-hop soul, to a neo-classical reworking of a 90s club classic, here are five dance/electronica tracks you need to look out this month. Giorgio Moroder – “74 is the New 24” The first taster from his forthcoming collaborative studio effort featuring Britney Spears, Sia and Kylie Minogue, the Godfather of Electro […]

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Guillermo del Toro Is Launching A Horror Film Contest

Guillermo del Toro. He’s one of the biggest names in the movie business. He writes, directs, and produces his films. He also produces other peoples films. Meaning he cherry picks brilliant works that wouldn’t be seen by a wide audience and he, through his fast connection network, is able to get them wider distribution. Well, now the man is taking his producer habits one step further. He’s launching a contest. […]

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Watch David Fincher’s New Gap Ads

David Fincher is one of the greatest living directors. He’s created masterpieces like Fight Club, Seven, and Zodiac. He also directed Alien 3. But that’s neither her, nor their. He’s a man who, with some regularity, creates some of our culture’s most talked about films. And on occasion he directs commercials. It’s a fairly common occurrence. Directors working in commercials allows them to make smaller films, with less risk, at […]

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Michael Fassbender Has Ideas For X-men: Apocalypse

Michael Fassbender is, arguably, one of the biggest stars on the surface of planet Earth, currently. He’s a leading man who can pull massive crowds into a theatre and simultaneously win numerous amounts of awards. We’ll have to wait till May 2016 to find out exactly what Fassbender, Kinberg, and company have in store for us. I, for one, am really excited to see what happens. I’m really into the […]

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Donald Glover To Play Miles Morales in Ultimate Spider-man Cartoon

In 2010, the Amazing Spider-man was rumbling to life. People were saying that Sony was going to reboot the franchise and of course the topic of what actor could take over the role of Spider-man was an instant debate. One of the names the quickly became a source of heated discussion was Donald Glover. Fans of the actor-rapper-writer were convinced that he could play Peter Parker, while more conservative individuals […]

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Ridley Scott Talks Prometheus and Blade Runner Sequels

Ridley Scott has a line of projects that seems to circle the block. He’s wrapping up Exodus: Gods and Kings, then he’s moving on to The Martian, with Matt Damon, and then he’ll finally be getting around to the films that everyone wants him to make Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2. Scott recently sat down with EW and had a few things to say about each of the upcoming […]

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Bond 24 In Need Of A New ‘Iconic’ Henchman

Bond 24 is inching towards production. They have a script, they have a director and an established cast. What they don’t have is a cool new henchman, apparently. A casting call just went out for a man who is above 6’2”, age 30 – 45, and has a ‘ very unusual look’. What that means is they’re looking for someone who is taller than Bond, and has the capability to […]

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Parks and Rec Blooper Reel

Parks and Rec is inching towards completion. And as such interesting odds and ends from is sixth season are ending up online. Check out this hilarious blooper reel from the season. Needless to say, Parks and Rec has one of the most comedically gifted casts currently on TV. Watching Chris Pratt, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, and Aubrey Plaza in these bloopers makes me almost wish the show was […]

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‘Young Ones’ Looks Absolutely Jaw Dropping

Young Ones is the second feature film from writer and director Jake Paltrow. It’s a futuristic western with an amazing cast that looks absolutely spectacular. The film appears to have gravitas and empathy in spades. Set in a futuristic dystopian world where drought has covered the United States, the film follows a family and their struggles to find equilibrium in this new unforgiving world. The cast includes Michael Shannon, Elle […]

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Men, Women, and Children

Jason Reitman is one of those directors that you always need to keep an eye on. He’s always in the background, doing interesting things. While other directors with his level of clout would be attempting to direct Transformers 16, he’s out making interesting, character based pictures. His latest effort is entitled Men, Women, and Children. What’s it about? The intersection of technology and the human condition.  

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Jackie Chan Needs To See A Script For Rush Hour 4

In the endless deluge of sequels, reboots, preboots, and remakes I can honestly say I’ve never heard anyone say ‘Man, I wish there was another Rush Hour movie’. Well, apparently there are plans slowly rumbling to life. Somewhere there’s a studio executive who is attempting to breathe new life into the franchise. While promoting the Chinese Zodiac, Jackie Chan sat down with Jonathan Ross and answered some questions. One of […]

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William H Macy’s ‘Rudderless’ Looks Heartwarming

William H Macy is one of the few ‘that guy’ actors who has transcended character acting and become a household name. In films like Fargo, Magnolia, The Cooler and Mystery Men Macy has showcased his skills and verisimilitude at every turn. The man is an amazing talent. Well, now it looks like Macy is turning his skills to another aspect of filmmaking. Namely, being behind the camera.  

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The Revenge of the Green Dragons

Crime movies are released pretty regularly. They’re easy to make from a logistical point of view. They don’t require tons of special effects and high profile actors. But, let’s be honest, most of them aren’t earth shattering. They’re just not. Yeah, of course there are amazing crime films made. But let’s be real. They’re few and far between. Well, the godfather of crime films is executive producing a new one […]

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Guillermo del Toro Might Use TV’s Constantine For His Justice League Dark Film

Guillermo del Toro has been plugging away at his filmic ‘To Do’ list for a good while now. He’s slowly movie towards filming highly anticipated franchise installments Hellboy 3, Pacific Rim 2, and his Lovercraft love letter Mountains of Madness. However there’s one film that seems to still be lurking in the dark corners of Hollywood that has del Toro’s name still attached to it. Justice League Dark. With the […]

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How Winter Soldier Impacts Age of Ultron

The best thing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that the films talk to each other. Sometimes that manifests in the characters from one film literally showing up in another. Sometimes it’s just the characters talking about events in other films. It’s wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. It’s everything I wanted when I was ten years old watching Superman The Motion Picture. Well, now we’re hearing some interesting news about how Cap […]

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