Music Recommendations Based on the Artists You Already Like (August 2014)

It's 2014, and human beings are still trying to figure out how to automate music discovery. Trends come and go, new services pop up and disappear, and a music discovery app is created, marketed, and killed... Read more »

The Saddest Songs of 2014 (So Far)

A popular new thing on the internet is sadness. Sad rap has officially become a thing, and people love to tweet about how they're crying at a concert, or forever alone, or joining the Sad Boy... Read more »

10 New Artists You Should Know According to Years & Years

Years & Years are a band from London who are creating their own space in the busy pop landscape. There's a bubbly, summery feel to much of their music, which combines guitars, electronics, and bright, poppy... Read more »

The 20 Best New Albums Streaming on Spotify Right Now

20 years ago, a music junkie couldn't even comprehend what Spotify offers. We complain about the modern day struggles that come with streaming services and unlimited access to music, but at the end of the day,... Read more »

15 Songs That Make You Feel Like You’re in the Jungle

Every once in a while an artist has to step outside of their comfort zone and find new inspiration for their music. Many artists draw inspiration from the same thing: nature. The world is naturally a... Read more »

Elliphant Gets Weird in Her “Only Getting Younger” Video

Although Elliphant’s Look Like You Love It EP seemed to stray away from the unique sounds of her early songs like “Down On Life” and “Live Till I Die,” instead going with slightly more mainstream friendly production from Diplo... Read more »

SoundCloud is Now Introducing Ads and Paid Subscriptions

By Sydney Gore SoundCloud is known for being an accessible and affordable digital music platform for rising artists. It has always been an ad-free space, but that’s about to change. As of today, SoundCloud will be incorporating audio advertisements and paid subscriptions to... Read more »

Last Night, iLoveMakonnen Reminded New York City What it Feels Like to See Hype Come Alive

“I knew she would blow up! The first time I heard her, I could tell there was something special about her. I’ve been telling everyone to check her out.” These are the words of a very... Read more »

Listen to SBTRKT Perform “Temporary View” and “NEW DORP NEW YORK” Live

SBTRKT recently announced his highly anticipated sophomore album Wonder Where We Land, and last night he stopped by Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show to perform a few songs from the record live. Joined by both... Read more »

Music Recommendations Based on the Artists You Already Like (August 2014)

It's 2014, and human beings are still trying to figure out how to automate music discovery. Trends come and go, new services pop up and disappear, and a music discovery app is created, marketed, and killed... Read more »

Aphex Twin Announces Full Details of New Album “Syro” With Bizarre Press Release

Richard D. James’ new album as Aphex Twin, SYRO, was recently revealed via the Deep Web, and now we have the full details. Out on September 23 via Warp Records, the album was teased less than a week... Read more »

Video: Allan Kingdom ft. Spooky Black – “Wavey”

Two of Minnesota’s top young prospects join forces on “Wavey,” one of the standout cuts off Allan Kingdom‘s outstanding Future Memoirs project that dropped earlier this summer. Today, Allan and Spooky Black deliver a set of... Read more »

Want a Personalized Verse From Lupe Fiasco? That’ll Be $500.

Say it’s your mom’s birthday soon, and you have no idea what to get her. You’ve given her unfortunate handmade cards, you’ve ordered her flowers, you’ve forgotten about her birthday completely a few times. It’s time... Read more »

Run The Jewels Announce New Album “RTJ2,” Share “BlockBuster Night Part 1″

Tease after tease has left us eagerly awaiting Killer Mike and El-P’s second album as Run The Jewels, and now it seems like we don’t have much longer to wait. The duo’s second album, RTJ2, will be out October... Read more »

Dev Hynes Speaks Out On Ferguson and Police Brutality

On Saturday August 16, Dev Hynes—a.k.a. Blood Orange—headlined Okayplayer’s Central Park summer stage. The set drew 5,000 people to Ramsey Playfield where Hynes—partially immobilized by a torn patella—was able to rock the crowd despite being on crutches.... Read more »

Daily Discovery: et aliae, a London-Based Artist Who is Not Offended By the Term “SoundCloud Producer”

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. Last year, Branchez had a remix of Rihanna’s “Stay” that... Read more »

Premiere: Illangelo ft. Phlo Finister – “Clockwork (Poter Elvinger Remix)”

There aren’t many remixes that manage to dull the sharp edges of the original track, and somehow have it remain compelling, but that’s exactly what Poter Elvinger does on his remix of Illangelo’s “Clockwork.” After reading about... Read more »

Listen to Clipping.’s Ferguson-Inspired “Knees On The Ground”

We’re all affected by what’s going on in Ferguson. J. Cole reacted with a song, and now Clipping. has made something of their own based on what they’re feeling. William Hutson of the group explains, “We do... Read more »

RIP Fact Checking: British Newspaper The Daily Mail Reported That A-Trak is Called Flan Emoji and is Part of Odd Future

Wow. Where to start with British newspaper The Daily Mail (the second biggest selling daily newspaper in the UK) and their article on Earl Sweatshirt and A-Trak’s reactions to Taylor Swift’s new video? The piece starts: Two members of California... Read more »

Guys Who Accused Tame Impala of Plagiarism Were Joking, But Now The Band Might Actually Get Sued

When a Chilean site suggested that Tame Impala was guilty of plagiarizing an Argentinian pop song on their hit “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” the news spread quickly. Maybe some of the meaning was lost in translation, because... Read more »