Archive for July, 2013

Stream Vinny Radio’s “Broke” EP

Our first encounter with Vinny Radio–last week’s video for “Legend”–painted the picture of a highly capable rapper with a penchant for dense, agile rhyming, elevating what could otherwise have been tired rhymes full of blunts and... Read more »

Vic Mensa Ft. Rockie Fresh and Beldina – “Time is Money”

Over production from Boi-1da and The Maven Boys, Vic Mensa dropped new track “Time is Money” featuring fellow Chicago rapper MMG member Rockie Fresh and Kenyan/Swedish singer Beldina. Mensa shines on the track with a sing-song flow... Read more »

Chance the Rapper Answers Reddit’s Questions About Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean, and Kid Cudi

Chance the Rapper had an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit today, and he opened up (briefly in most cases) about a number of topics, including his thoughts on fellow artists, his dream collaboration, and... Read more »

Best New Artists of the Month (July 2013)

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 »

Braids – “Hossak”

Montreal-by-way-of-Calgary experimental group Braids have been paving the way for a very distinct, electronic-heavy sound on their new record, and latest track “Hossak” picks up where the previous singles left off. Sophomore album Flourish // Perish is... Read more »

Video: Dead Ghosts – “Summer With Phil”

The glowworm is a noble beast. Fair, loyal…and vengeful. This new Dead Ghosts video brings us into the twisted and tangled relationship between the glowworm and mankind, opening with a man birthing a glowworm Alien-style. The... Read more »

DIANA – “Perpetual Surrender (Four Tet Remix)”

Rookie Mag has been totally annihilating the music blogging game lately, and their latest post has me swooning in my office chair. DIANA, the female-fronted Toronto band fronted by Carmen Elle (of Austra, Army Girls) were co-signed by... Read more »

Bipolar Sunshine – “Fire (FTSE F*CKED IT UP MIX)”

“Fire,” the track that so wonderfully introduced us to one of a kind British artist Bipolar Sunshine‘s multi-faceted sound, has been remixed by fellow up and comer FTSE. We last heard FTSE remixing, and totally reinventing Danish singer MØ‘s “Waste Of... Read more »

Dex Kwasi – “Poke Out”

Los Angeles-based rapper Dex Kwasi (from Oklahoma City/Ghana) describes his music as a combination of hip-hop, afrobeat, trap, UK/South African house, and live instrumentation, but “Poke” out is pretty much straight hip-hop with the kind of... Read more »

Video: Shad ft. Saukrates – “Stylin’ (Prod. Skratch Bastid)”

One of the greatest lyricist of Canada is back with a new LP, and in preparation of its release, Shad has unveiled a new video for the Saukrates-featuring, Skratch Bastid-produced lead single, “Stylin’.” They keep the... Read more »

Oh Land – “Renaissance Girls”

Oh Land returned to our speakers earlier this month with the sultry, punctuated song “My Boxer” but now we get the Danish singer’s first official single off her upcoming album, Wish Bone. “Renaissance Girls” is a... Read more »

Icelandic Bands That You Need to Hear

Iceland remains one of the most mysterious and wonderful places on planet earth, so it's no surprise that some of the world's best music is also emerging from there. Between the huge success of Sigur Rós... Read more »

Chlöe Howl – “No Strings (Brolin Remix)”

Young London singer Chlöe Howl has been remixed by mysterious masked producer Brolin, who has softened the bright synth-pop production of “No Strings,” adding that little bit of subtlety and restraint that the original was lacking. Brolin had previously impressed... Read more »

inc. – “Angel”

LA duo inc., made up of brothers Andrew and Daniel Aged, have just premiered the simple but absorbing video for “Angel,” one of the highlights from no norld, the slow-paced, wholly bedroom appropriate album they released earlier this... Read more »

Angel Haze Takes on “New Slaves,” Raps About Rape, Corruption, and the Dumbing Down of Society

Taking on a song like Kanye West’s “New Slaves” isn’t for the faint of heart. The message of the song and the aftershock it left when West first debuted it is something that’s not easy to... Read more »