New Music from Around the Blogs: Machines Don’t Care, Kid Cudi, Santogold, Lykke Li

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The hotly-anticipated full length from electro supergroup Machines Don’t Care (comprised of Party Ben faves Sinden, Herve, Trevor Loveys, and more) just released their full-length effort this week; The Docking Station has a few tracks and a mini-mix. Try out “Spycatcher” if you miss the old rave days but love the new wobbly bassline sound—it’s got both! (For fans of: Moby, Joey Beltram, glowsticks)

For edgy hip-hop with some depth, check out Cleveland’s Kid Cudi, whose “Day N Nite” has a melancholy style that’s a throwback to ’80s tracks like Oran “Juice” Jones’ “The Rain.” Remember that one? “I saw you, and him…?” No? Oh well. Gorilla vs. Bear‘s got the mp3. (For fans of: Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Cleveland)

After the jump: taking the Clash back to their reggae roots, and hipster head-explosion fun times!

Via Stereogum, it’s a new Santogold track, and it won’t serve to quash those mutters that she’s just another M.I.A., since it’s, uh, a Clash cover produced by Diplo. Remind you of anything? Well, whatever, it’s dubtastic, and it’s on Diplo’s label Mad Decent’s MySpace page. (For fans of: Sly & Robbie, Dawn Penn, weed)

Talk about hipster synergy: if you like super-cool Swedish singer Lykke Li and white-hot hipsters Black Kids, then your head’s about to explode, since the latter just remixed the former’s “I’m Good I’m Gone,” stepping up the energy level just a bit. The best thing about this is the name of the blog I got it from: Sheena Beaston. (For fans of: Feist, Annie, being really hip)

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