Summer’s here. Dance around all cool like to this 2009 jam that kicked chillwave into gear.
A bay area favorite that will have you dancing around your dorm room.
Upcoming artist Nick Checo blends acoustic pop/folk with reggae influences
Get excited for June when the new Empire Of The Sun album, Ice on the Dune, finally drops. I haven’t been able to sit still since I saw a trailer for the album a few months ago, and now there is a music video! Check out the video for the killer electro-duo’s new single, “Alive.” [...]
This new track by long time Atlanta star Rocko brings a unique twist to southern rap’s recent maximalist streak by toning the frequency down and creating a woozy, ambient groove. Future’s practically whispers his auto-tune drenched hook for a perfectly faded effect. The original version of this track drew a lot of controversy over a [...]
A jovial tune juxtaposed with its grisly music video
New single from their upcoming album, Tales of a Grass Widow, dropping on May 28th.
NEW DAFT PUNK! In another month the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, will finally arrive and everyone’s summer will be filled with fresh french tunes to boogie down. To help stave off your salivating lips, the first song has been leaked (now released by the band) and features Nile Rodgers of the 70′s [...]
Though he may be getting on in years, Charles Bradley aka “The Screaming Eagle of Soul” has still got it. His debut album dropped two years ago, but it already feels like Bradley is a veteran when you hear the way he can evoke emotion through his powerful voice. His second album, Victim of Love, [...]
This unreleased track was originally meant for the album. Its a hidden gem because of the thick, textured beat by producer Canai Finch, that’s both soulful and aggressive masterfully. Standout verses from both Kendrick and Jeezy. Kendrick Lamar – Westside Right On Time (feat. Young Jeezy)
For everyone who needs a lift up this overcast Tuesday afternoon, I present you with Scissor Sisters.
Cloud Skatin (feat. Danny Brown) Main Attrakionz are a duo who’ve been the forerunners in the emerging ambient rap scene, mostly stemming from the bay area, but being accelerated by artists like Clams Casino and A$AP Rocky. Taking strong influence from artists like Lil’ B, Main Attrakionz embrace a consciously lo-fi aesthetic and achieve a [...]
Happy Saturday. Check out this sweet video by LA hip-hoppers OverDoz. Bringing back some 90s style group work with funky bass tones, there is a reason artists such as A$AP Rocky have been hyping these guys up. Welcome to Blunnitville.
Grizzly Bear never fails to produce a hauntingly eerie, yet charmingly whimsical sound. It is in this paradox that they find their niche.
Surfer Blood pops as hard as they ever have with this single from their upcoming album, Pythons. Like how The Strokes ruled the college rock scene of the past decade, Surfer Blood certainly is making a case for their position in the 2010s after the success of Astro Coast and the growing hype for Pythons. [...]
Throwback from 2002. Just a little something to ease the 4th week tension.
The highly anticipated debut album Amok was released last week by supergroup Atoms for Peace. With RHCP bass player Flea and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, we really hope this is the first album of many. The first music video, for the single Ingenue, features Yorke in some sweet shoes dancing on stage to some very [...]
Jai Paul’s second release, Jasmine, ranks among the best songs of 2012. The steady pulsing bass combined with soft sensual lyrics make for fresh ear candy and leave you wishing Paul had more than just two tracks. This unofficial video features tastefully edited clips from the 1979 Francis Ford Coppola film, Apocalypse Now.
Here is the beautifully stylized video for “Losing You” off Solange’s new album True. While it can’t be easy getting out of the shadow cast by her older sister Beyonce, Solange is doing a pretty good job. Teo
I promise I’m not just choosing this song because it’s named after my amazing state. Youth Lagoon-aka Trevor Powers-combines hauntingly beautiful lyrics with synths and guitar for an amazing creation that has been my most listened to album in 2012. The video is awesome as well!
“Youth Without Youth” is the new single from Metric’s forthcoming album, Synthetica. The band was very influenced by 60s Radical architecture and design (hence the album art) as well as the realities of the modern and super-modern age.
“It makes a big difference how you spread it around”
I just had to share this remix by the electronica musician of the moment, Nicolas Jaar. The techno beats and subtle pauses layered over the ever-present bass will have you hooked. This particular intro sounds like bricks being sauteed with butter in a hot pan and the entire song is in fact a delicious treat for the ears— enjoy. If you like this check out the original beat by Shlohmo from the ‘Vacation’ EP.