The staff here at Music Unlimited have been big fans of Disclosure for a while, featuring them when we went to Pitchfork Music Festival Paris & as part of our Best of 2013. The young brothers have made a similar impression on the rest of the industry, drawing critical acclaim and even catapulting “Latch” collaborator Sam Smith to notoriety.

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They kick off their artist playlist with that song, which is included on a new deluxe version of their debut album Settle, that includes four additional tracks. See the rest below and listen to the whole thing on Music Unlimited.

Disclosure Artist Playlists

Disclosure – “Latch”
Justin Martin & Ardalan – “Wheelfgunner (Dub)”
Disclosure – “You and Me”
Kerri Chandler – “Rain”
Disclosure – “January”
Letherette – “Restless”
Charles B   – “Lack of Love”
Disclosure – “F for You”

 

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Wish I Was Here: After a much-hyped – and criticized – Kickstarter campaign, Zach Braff is back with his follow-up to Garden State, which looks moving and more than a little weird.

Enjoy Braff’s unique charm here: The Last Kiss, Scrubs

Gone Girl: Ben Affleck stars in this gripping drama from director David Fincher, an adaptation of the bestselling book of the same name.

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Affleck’s been killing it lately in dramas like these: Argo, The Town

How To Train Your Dragon 2: This new trailer plays up the action as Hiccup and his friends uncover a whole new batch of dragons. But danger, of course, isn’t far behind.

Get more animated adventures right here: How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda

A Most Wanted Man: The late Philip Seymour Hoffman is a German spy in this gripping drama about intelligence gathering and the attempt to stop a bomb from going off.

You’ll find plenty of intrigue in these other dramas: Spy Game, The Hunt for Red October

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NewReleases415Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.

Highlights:

  • The 20th anniversary edition of NasIllmatic album – considered one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time –  that includes the original 10 tracks and eight remixes.
  • Jason Derulo’s latest full-length constructed of his Tattoos EP and four additional songs including the hit title track and collaborations with Tyga, Snoop Dogg and Kid Ink.
  • The debut album from August Alsina, whose tumultuous home life encouraged him to express himself via YouTube videos that went viral, catching the ear of Def Jam Recordings.
  • New singles from indie crooner Lana Del Rey, Blur’s Damon Albarn, OneRepublic & more.

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We’re really excited for this week’s new release recap. Why, do you ask? Now on the Video Unlimited service, you can watch the melodrama Labor Day, the horror flick Devil’s Due and the action-drama 24: Live Another Day | Season 1. See the full list of new releases below!

Labor Day:  From Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno) comes this second chance love story. Frank Chambers (Josh Broslin) takes the reclusive mother Adele (Kate Winslet) ‘hostage’ in her home and becomes entangled in her life, as well as that of her son.

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An emotional roller-coaster and romantic melodrama that will have you rooting for unlikely lovers, as you get increasingly involved in their lives.

Devil’s Due: If you’re in the mood for a horror flick, then this Rosemary’s Baby homage may be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Zach and Samantha McCall come home from their honeymoon and find themselves faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Zach begins to notice that his wife’s odd behavior is something more than nerves. There’s something dark and sinister going on in her mind and body.

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Bear Hands, the indie-rock quartet from Brooklyn, made a quick detour on its way to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival to make an appearance at San Francisco’s LIVE 105 radio station on Thursday to perform a special Music Unlimited Live Lounge session.

The up-and-coming group performed three songs – “Giants,” “Sleeping on the Floor” and “Vile Iowa”– from its second full-length album, Distraction. The 11-track album, which is now available on Music Unlimited, took four years to make and was produced by the band’s guitarist Ted Feldman and mixed by James Brown (Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails).

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And don’t worry if you’re not going to make it out to the desert this weekend. Bear Hands is also on the bill for the Lollapalooza and Outside Lands music festivals this summer.

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SpaceJamFacebookWell folks, the NCAA season has come to a close and March Madness – which now extends into almost mid-April – is officially behind us. The University of Connecticut had what you might call a big week. First the men’s team beat Kentucky 60-54 this past Monday (our bracket was busted well before this) and then the women’s team took home their own trophy as they beat Notre Dame 79-58.

We’re not done with basketball quite yet, though. So we’ve put together some of our favorite movies about the sport, ranging from comedies to dramas to true-life stories. And of course there’s plenty of His Airness, Michael Jordan, both in a documentary about his career and in his starring turn opposite some animated supporting players who aren’t Dennis Rodman.

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Between Will Ferrell as Jackie Moon, Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes trying to out-hustle (on and off the court) and Trey Parker and Matt Stone doing…whatever it is they’re doing, there are plenty of laughs here.

DRAMAS

These movies feature some powerhouse performances from Nick Nolte, Denzel Washington and others as they examine the game and its impact on life, love and the integrity of the college basketball system.

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Featuring the stirring stories of Texas Western coach, Don Haskins and his 1966 team, and the way Ken Carter inspired his 1999 Richmond, CA high school team to excel. These movies will bring out the emotions.

MICHAEL JORDAN

Whether you think he retired in 1999 or 2003 (both options are right, but one is more right) Jordan brought the game to a whole other level. That and he also saved the Looney Tunes from the evil plans of the Monstars.

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This week in the PlayStation Games Store you can be transported to Lemuria in Child of Light, trek through Middle Earth in LEGO The Hobbit and more. See what games are available now and pick one to play yourself this week.

Pre-order Child of Light now for both PS4 and PS3 and get ready to play as the daughter of the Duke of Carniola as she takes on the forces of the Dark Queen of Lemuria in order to return home. But there are secrets she’ll uncover about her true destiny along the way.

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Get in on the fantasy clicks-and-bricks action by downloading LEGO The Hobbit for PS4, PS3 or PS Vita. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he leaves his comfortable life and home to follow the Wizard Gandalf on an ,ahem, unexpected journey to help Thorin Oakenshield and his company of dwarves reclaim their long-lost treasure.

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You can also pre-order Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion X for PS4 and bring all your favorite Cartoon Network characters together as they face-off in ways you could only dream. Or be among the first to explore an all-new adventure in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for PS4. Finally, don’t miss out on Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut and save Earth by fighting in the combat-ready Strike Suit.

Find out more about what’s new, including important updates to apps like Crackle and others, here.

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ZZ Ward has made a strong impression on the music scene throughout her career. Her style of “dirty shine” blues breaks the mold of what you might expect from the 27-year-old singer/songwriter. It’s a sound that has found favor across genres, all the way to “Cryin’ Wolf” collaborator Kendrick Lamar. That song is on her 2012 debut album, Til the Casket Drops, which earned her slots on late night TV and use on shows like Pretty Little Liars.

Her “Last Love Tour” wraps up its western leg with her Friday set at both weekends of Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival. She then picks up at the end of the month in Tennessee supporting Eric Clapton, stopping later at Bonnaroo and Summerfest, among others.

Of the tracks she sent for her artist playlist, ZZ describes them as “songs for when that certain someone has done you wrong,” kicking off perfectly with her own, “Last Love Song.” Check out the rest below.

ZZ Ward “Last Love Song” Playlist

  1. ZZ Ward – “Last Love Song”
  2. Howlin’ Wolf – “Killing Floor”
  3. Kelis – “Caught Out There”
  4. Robert Johnson – “I Believe I´ll Dust My Broom”
  5. Smiley Lewis – “I Hear You Knocking”
  6. Justin Timberlake – “What Goes Around…/…Comes Around Interlude”
  7. Nancy Sinatra – “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’”
  8. Tampa Red – “Don’t You Lie To Me”
  9. Eminem – “’97 Bonnie & Clyde”

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The Expendables 3: Stallone is back with even more firepower, in terms of both stars and guns, in this second sequel that adds Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and more to the already impressive all-star cast.

Relive the ’80s greatest action stars in the original: The Expendables

Lucy: Scarlett Johansson gets super mental and physical powers when the drugs that she’s supposed to carry in her body start to leak, unlocking her mind’s full potential.

Watch Johansson kick butt and so much more in these movies too: The Avengers, Don Jon

Chef: Jon Favreau directs and stars in this story of a chef (of course) who after being fired from the restaurant he works at, starts up a food truck and rediscovers the joy of cooking.

He’s an actor. He’s a director. He’s both!: Iron Man, Swingers

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn: Robin Williams plays a very, very angry man who’s told he only has an hour-and-a-half to live and tries to reconcile all of the problems in his life during that time.

Get more of Williams’ genius in these movies: Night at the Museum, Dead Poets Society

Shaun the Sheep: The classic Aardman Animation character is finally coming to the big screen and while this teaser doesn’t show any actual footage from the film, it’s enough to get us excited.

Aardman is no stranger to the big screen: Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Pirates: Band of Misfits

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NewReleases48Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.

Highlights:

  • A soundtrack of songs inspired by the movie inspired by Need For Speed, including tracks from Aloe Blacc, Kid Cudi & more.
  • SoMo’s debut album, the Texas-based R&B artist whose YouTube cover videos gained several million videos & subsequently, a record deal for his own material.   
  • The debut solo album from The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, which features appearances by Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson & more.
  • New singles from Augustana & Andy Grammer, plus Atmosphere’s oddly-titled track about ”loving something so much that you submit to the moment.” Take that as you will.

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