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Treasure Island Music Festival: Holy Ghost

These Brooklyn badasses were hyped as James Murphy proteges, but we’re here to say they stand on their own. We were freezing our booties off at their Treasure Island Music Fest set, but somehow we forgot our frigid worries and busted into a full-on dance party. One of the best indie-electro acts we’ve seen in recent history, we’re counting down til we can see these boys again.

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Treasure Island Music Festival: Robert Delong

We’re kinda obsessed with Robert. Okay, we’re way more than kinda obsessed. I mean, he’s got hacked Wii-controllers-turned-musical instruments, and is a one man tech and music show like we’ve never seen. And not only is he crazy talented, but he’s also crazy humble. #TechMusicNerdsFTW

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Live Music Obsessions: Goldroom

If you’re looking for a dope dance party with incredible beats, this LA artist’s live show should not be missed. While popular for some of his remixes, his original work like “Fifteen” and “Embrace” are instant jams to keep on repeat. 



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Live Music Obsessions: Dan Croll

This cutie pie UK crooner won us over the moment he walked on stage rocking’ a San Francisco Giants jersey, and things just got better as he serenaded us with his “From Nowhere” EP. While it’s clear he’s still a young artist trying to hone his on-stage act, there’s one other clear fact, this boy can SING. Throw his EP on for your holiday cocktail parties - your guests will love it. You’re welcome. 


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Live Music Obsessions: Claire

We heart Claire, and not just for their retro-sounding name. For reals, we haven’t crushed on something this hard from Germany since schnitzel. This brand new band is fresh on the scene, but their neon-synth pop already sounds well-crafted and makes for a surprisingly awesome live show. 


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Live Music Obsessions: Smallpools


From singin’ to booty shakin’, Smallpools’ tunes do not disappoint. We first caught these guys in San Francisco where they brought the house down with their radio single, “Dreamin” - but we actually fell in love with the rest of their EP. “Over and Over” and “Mason Jar” are our new faves, and soon they’ll be yours too.


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December Playlist

Our #Wintermix playlist — specially curated jams for our December #COLOR issue. 

1. Do I Wanna Know? // Arctic Monkeys

2. Feed Me Diamonds - RAC Remix // MNDR

3. Thunder Clatter // Wild Cub

4. Lisa Baby // Walk the Moon

5. Odd Look // Kavinsky, The Weeknd

6. Hold On, We’re Going Home // Drake, Majid Jordan

7. Change // Banks

8. Violent Silence // Beatrice Eli

9. Why Ask Why // Kaskade, Late Night Alumni

10. Open // Rhye

11. So High // Ghost Loft

12. Help // Postiljonen


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Supper. is a new Spotify app that is bringing food and music together by delivering recipes and playlists for preparation and presentation. 

Supper. is an international house of flavors, featuring global tastes and tunes. The first edition has just launched on Spotify with over 15 rhythmic and mouth-watering recipes, boasting secret spices and covert maneuvers from master chefs and dance floors from around the world. Supper. is a Spotify app for music and food lovers alike, featuring curated recipe and playlists from the exclusive haunts you only hear about from that flaky ‘hip’ friend, or that blog you’ve never heard of, Supper’s chefs are creating endless queues, and bustling parties throughout your favorite cities in those spots that appear elusive to the untrained eye.

Every recipe you’ll find in Supper. is accompanied by 2 tasty playlists with each element as delish as the other.

The first playlist is for you and your Sue (chef) while you prepare and cook your aromatic 2 step feast. The entree is a hand picked selection of favorite kitchen delights, direct from the chef that baked up the recipe you’ve selected for you and your guests.

The second playlist is for the main event. This playlist is the perfect garnish to spin when you sit down or gather round to enjoy your music infused spread. It’s perfect for eating with friends, lovers, the folks, on your lonesome or with awkward ol’ Jim-Bob from work; and we’ll guarantee the perfect ingredients for lip-smacking and hip-shaking.

Get a sample of Roberta’s curated dish below and head to or the Supper. Spotify app to enjoy some more.

Supper. presents Roberta’s Pizza - the Speckenwolf:

The Speckenwolf Pizza (mozzarella, oregano, onion, mushroom, speck) almost never leaves the menu at Roberta’s. It’s just some tender mushrooms, little piles of speck—a cured ham from Northern Italy with a delicate spice and herb flavor—and mozzarella, but for some reason it has a hold on people. Us included. —Brandon Hoy

1 (12-inch) round of pizza dough
Some good olive oil
Handful of cremini mushrooms
Kosher salt
Generous pinch of dried oregano 80 grams (2 3⁄4 ounces)
Fresh mozzarella
3 paper-thin slices of speck
15 grams (1⁄2 ounce) red onion, thinly sliced
Sea salt, preferably Maldon
Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation Playlist: 


Preheat the oven to the highest temperature possible. Place a pizza stone or tiles on the middle rack of the oven and let it heat up for 1 hour.

Lightly coat a large saute pan with olive oil and set it over almost high heat. Add the mushrooms and a pinch of kosher salt, and cook until the mushrooms soften slightly, a few minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Scatter the dried oregano over the dough. Break the mozzarella into pieces and distribute them over the pizza. Layer the mushrooms on top of the mozzarella. Tear each speck slice into two pieces and put each piece in a small heap on the pizza. Scatter the red onion and a pinch of sea salt on top. Bake the pizza until the crust is golden brown and bubbly. Give it two grinds of black pepper, and serve.

Enjoy your meal with this playlist:


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