Most blogged artists: Beach House, Kanye West, Twin Shadow

On January 5, US duo Beach House still holds the top spot as the blogosphere's hottest musical act, according to The Hype Machine. US rapper and producer Kanye West takes second place while British music outfit Gorillaz moves into third. Reentering the day's top ten is US indie artist Twin Shadow.

Kanye West rises three slots into number two after a new track called "Eyes Closed," from the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sessions, reportedly leaked. "With its 808s-esque blip-bloop bouncing along and a distorted guitar riff," writes blogger Muzjiks (www.muzjiksradio.com), this track "didn't quite make it off the Hawaiian cutting room floor."

Twin Shadow, aka Brookyn-based musician George Lewis Jr., reenters the blogs after a couple of remixes of his tracks hit the blogosphere recently, including a revised "Castles in the Snow" by DJ Com Truise and a remix of "Slow" by Fever Ray producer Van Rivers. "Synth forces unite in this moody refit," writes blogger RCRDLBL (rcrdlbl.com) of the Van Rivers track. "This one moves like new wave molasses: thick, dark, and smooth as can be." 

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on January 5 at 1 pm GMT:

Beach House (no change)
Kanye West (+3)
Gorillaz (+1)
Yeasayer (-1)
Twin Shadow (reentry)
LCD Soundsystem (-4)
James Blake (-1)
Caribou (no change)
Vampire Weekend (+1)
Crystal Castles (-3)

Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy mp3s.

http://hypem.com

Watch Twin Shadow's clip for "Slow": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyO7P6LE7nA

 

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