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CMJ: 10 Artists Not To Miss

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
It has begun: CMJ Nonstop Today is the first day of CMJ in New York and there are some outstanding artists performing that we can't wait to see. There's something enigmatic about CMJ. It's obvious there are a million different musical acts playing tons of different shows at five hundred different venues, but what does it all mean? With such a diverse list of performers, how can you choose where to be and how to prioritize? Trying to make it to every show would make anyone feel overwhelmed, but you want to make sure you see the ones that count. Luckily for you, we feel the same way and have decided to lay it out so perhaps, for once, you can just be whelmed. And not only in Europe. (10 Things I Hate About You reference for anyone not in their prime in '99) Here are ten artists you shouldn't miss at CMJ 2012! 1. Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire Mr. Muthafuckin ExQuire wants to take straight vodka shots with you. He's performing at MTV Live's showcase on Thursday (October 18) at The Studio at Webster Hall alongside Big K.R.I.T. and our next pick. I mean, just look at that face. Click here to see the next artist you shouldn't miss at CMJ 2012! 2. Le1f Le1f is a ratchet prophet and puts on the best show this side of the galaxy. In addition to MTV Live's showcase you can catch him tonight (October 16) the Terrible Records showcase at Glasslands Gallery and on Saturday (October 20) at the Windish showcase at Cameo Gallery. Click here to see the next artist you shouldn't miss at CMJ 2012.! 3. Chippy Nonstop Chippy Nonstop knows how to twerk from watching her mom teach aerobics to high school students in Dubai where she grew up. She's made herself famous for getting kicked out da club. Enough said. See Chippy onstage with Nina Sky, Maluca, Roxy Cottontail, Anjulie and a few other bad ass chicks at The Studio ar Webster Hall tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 17). Click here to see the next artist you shouldn't miss at CMJ 2012! 4. Diiv The four members of Diiv (read Dive) are all water signs. Frontman Zachary Cole Smith was a guitarist for Beach Fossils, and drummer, Colby Hewitt used to play with the Smith Westerns. You'll have plenty of chances to see them during CMJ, they're headlining Captured Tracks CMJ show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (October 18), and the Pitchfork party on Friday (October 19) at 50 North 3rd St. Click here to see the next artist you shouldn't miss at CMJ 2012! 5. Physical Therapy We're ride or die for this urban cowboy. Go see him spin on Friday (October 19) for Ad Hoc's unofficial CMJ party at 285 Kent. Click here to see the next artist you shouldn't miss at CMJ 2012! 6. Skaters This trio will have you sweating to their catchy songs the minute you walk through the door at Santos Party House for Noisey's showcase tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 17). Click here to see the next artist you shouldn't miss at CMJ 2012! 7. Deap Vally The look in Lindsey and Julie's eyes says it all. The girls of Deap Vally are going to make their own $$. Catch them Friday (October 19) at Rockwood Music Hall. Click here to see the next artist you shouldn't miss at CMJ 2012! 8. Angel Haze There's too much to be said about why you should go see our latest feature, Angel Haze. Read our interview with her here and do not miss out on her CMJ performance at the Pitchfork showcase on Friday (October 19) at 50 North 3rd in Williamsburg. Click here to see the next artist you shouldn't miss  at CMJ 2012! 9. Kilo Kish The cutest rapper who can't rap, Kilo Kish heads crosstown to play a show tomorrow night (Wednesday, Oct 17) at Drom with another female teenaged dreamboat, Sky Ferreira. Click here to see the next artist you shouldn't miss at CMJ 2012! 10. Araabmuzik Araabmuzik is the revival engineer that delivers on all of your trance revival needs. See him on Thursday (October 18) at DCTV Firehouse with Chromeo and MNDR. Click here to see our list of Artists Not to Miss at CMJ 2012!

WATCH: Kilo Kish “Navy”

Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Kilo Kish hangs out in a phone booth Kilo Kish, the singer/rapper who claims she can't rap, releases her first music video for her song “Navy.” Self-directed with Ben Rayner, Kilo Kish cruises through New York City in snippets, hangs out in photo booths and hangs with her friends. The single is out digitally today, but will be available as a limited 12" on October 8 simultaneously in the UK and US via The Blue Rider. Watch Kilo Kish's music video for "Navy" below.

Track Meet: Crosstown

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
This week's Track Meet Kilo Kish thinks she can't rap Understated recklessness is bad behavior at its most seductive and Kilo Kish's "Crosstown" oozes that ethos with every drum beat. She's a 21-year-old art student, rolls with Odd Future, and insists that she can't rap. But Kish released one of the hottest tracks we've heard in a while and made the whole thing seem effortless. She waxes poetic about getting fucked up on the crosstown bus in NYC on some kind of drugged-out urban vacation with her love interest. Her throaty whispers make the whole ordeal sound so sexy it's only a matter of time until she explodes into superstardom for that "I don't give a fuck" attitude young male rappers seem to have pinpointed. This girl's gonna be a star, so get your first listen to her single "Crosstown" below. And watch out for her forthcoming album Sick Sad World. Crosstown (prod. Matt Martians) by Kilo Kish