15 New Songs That Sound Like They’re From the 1980s

Artists are looking everywhere for inspiration, and every few years there seems to be an influx of music all influenced by a certain style or era. Lately there have been a lot of ‘90s babies creating... Read more »

You’ve Got 10 Minutes: G Eazy, Kendrick Lamar, and the Changing Role of Tour Openers

It’s not hard to believe that Kanye West tends to get what he wants. According to Terrence Henderson, president of Top Dawg Entertainment, when Kanye personally asked Kendrick Lamar to open for the Yeezus tour, Kanye’s... Read more »

The Best New Artists of the Month (July 2014)

Finding new artists is easier than ever, but this creates a problem: it's harder than ever to filter through it all and keep tabs on what's really good. With so many artists popping up every day,... Read more »

The 10 Best Twin Peaks References in Music

Twin Peaks, one of the most beloved TV shows in history, was canceled too soon. It was groundbreaking, surreal, and packed with style. It not only influenced countless shows and movies, it also influenced a large... Read more »

15 Songs With Kids Singing the Chorus

There's something about kids voices singing a chorus that can make it so damn catchy, and turn a song from a solid album cut into a hit. Artists know this, and have been employing the technique... Read more »

Joel Compass – “Girlfriends”

After dropping his impressive mixtape “Natural Habitat” earlier this month, 19-year-old R&B/pop talent Joel Compass shows us his promise once again. His latest single “Girlfriends” comes in anticipation of his debut album—out later this year—and serves... Read more »

Video: Marz Leon – “Fire”

It was clear from the off that Marz Leon understood the importance of a having a strong visual identity to back up her music, and she continues that in her new “Fire” video. It’s an uncluttered affair, a... Read more »

Kendrick Lamar Will Be Debuting His Short Film m.A.A.d. at the Sundance NEXT Fest

Kendrick Lamar paints incredibly vivid tales of Compton in good kid, m.A.A.d. city, and soon, we’ll get them on the big screen. To premiere at Sundance’s first annual NEXT Fest on August 9, the Kahlil Joseph-directed,... Read more »

Snakehips – “After I Met U”

From the same group who brought you the thumping remix of Banks‘ “Warm Water” and a glitchy version of The Weeknd‘s “Wanderlust,” we are presented with the new track “After I Met U.” Known for their stellar... Read more »

Listen to Fredo Santana and Childish Gambino’s “Riot,” Produced by Young Chop

Fredo Santana (aka Chief Keef’s older cousin, aka the guy with the ill face tats) just dropped a new mixtape, Walking Legend, and alongside production from Young Chop, Zaytoven, and Metro Boomin, there are features from Lil... Read more »

Video: Lowell – “The Bells”

Ever since we were introduced to Lowell back in January, the Canadian singer has quickly become one of our favorite new acts. Her debut album, We Loved Her Dearly, is just over a month away, but... Read more »

William Arcane – “Stay A While”

UK-based producer/singer William Arcane arrived on the scene early last year with a style that turned the heads of a few key figures in the UK music scene, including Jamie XX among others. Now, he’s revamping... Read more »

Ratking – “Canal (Ad-Rock Remix)”

“Canal,” one of the highlights from Ratking’s debut record, has received the remix treatment from none other than Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz of the Beastie Boys. The fellow New Yorker has given the chaotic track a more minimal... Read more »

Premiere: Alison Valentine – “Pixie Dust”

The first 30 seconds of Alison Valentine’s “Pixie Dust” suggest that it will be a gentle pop or R&B jam, but then that bass and vocal sample kick in, and it’s clear that the song is a... Read more »

Video: Vaults – “Lifespan”

London’s Vaults are taking their time and doing things right. After an impressive introduction with “Cry No More” last year, it wasn’t until this April that they released their official debut single, “Premonitions,” which they followed with “Lifespan.”... Read more »

Listen to Laura Welsh’s Cover of “Bound”

At the tail end of last year, Kanye West was sued by a relatively unknown ’70s soul group called Ponderosa Twins Plus One for sampling their original track, “Bound” (which, of course, spurred many jokes about... Read more »

Lil Silva ft. BANKS – “Don’t You Love”

We’ve already heard two track from Lil Silva’s new EP—”Mabel,” featuring impressive vocals from Lil Silva himself, and the gritty “First Mark“—and now the London producer and singer has shared one of the two BANKS collaborations.... Read more »

Stream King avriel’s Intensely Personal Debut Album “thesis”

Since first appearing on our radar last November, Los Angeles’ King avriel has cast an intriguing shadow in the alternative R&B realm. In comparison to some of her peers, avriel’s lyrics possess an almost rap-like directness, replacing... Read more »

15 New Songs That Sound Like They’re From the 1980s

Artists are looking everywhere for inspiration, and every few years there seems to be an influx of music all influenced by a certain style or era. Lately there have been a lot of ‘90s babies creating... Read more »

Premiere: Astro Zu ft. Tusks – “Sungod”

The last we heard from young London producer Astro Zu, his single “On and On” was getting a big, bad remix from Slugabed, and today we have the premiere of his beautiful new single, “Sungod,” which... Read more »