Constant Gardner

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Download a Grimes Song That Didn’t Make It Onto Her 2010 Album “Halfaxa”

A lot of people became familiar with Grimes when she dropped Visions, her third album, in 2012, but she was making great music well before that. Her second album was 2010’s Halfaxa, and you can now download a track... Read more »

Watch FKA twigs’ “Pendulum” Video

When a new FKA twigs video drops, you know it’s going to be stunning, and this new one from “Pendulum” is no different. The video was originally teased on twigs’ Instagram and Twitter last year and now it’s... Read more »

Premiere: Ekali, Dorian Concept & Om’Mas Keith – “On Me”

One of the coolest things about the Red Bull Music Academy is the spirit of collaboration that it fosters between artists from different genres and all across the world. Where else would a collaboration like this happen,... Read more »

Video: Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs & A$AP Ferg – “Old English”

Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, and A$AP Ferg’s “Old English” is a big, big song. The three rapper’s all flex their unique styles over Salva and Nick Hook’s hard-hitting production, and we haven’t got tired of listening to... Read more »

Ricky Eat Acid – “Context”

Maryland-based producer Ricky Eat Acid is just getting better and better. His experimental beatwork, especially on Sun Over Hills, is engrossing and unhinged, a psychedelic swirl of chopped samples and crunchy drums, but “Context” is his... Read more »

Video Premiere: JMSN – “My Way”

Detroit born, L.A.-based singer, songwriter and producer JMSN released his sophomore album The Blue Album at the end of 2014, a bold and sweeping record with “My Way” as its bold opener. Now, with JMSN heading... Read more »

Watch Shabazz Palaces’ Animated Video for “Forerunner Foray”

Quite apart from making awesome music, Shabazz Palaces’ visuals stay on point. The “Motion Sickness” and “#CAKE” videos were stunning, and that press picture of Ishmael Butler with the snakes is just incredible, and now here’s... Read more »

Future Brown ft. Tink – “Room 302″

Future Brown (left to right above: Daniel Pineda and Asma Maroof of Nguzunguzu, Fatima Al-Qadiri, J-Cush) are releasing their debut album on February 24 via Warp Records and have followed the anthemic “Talkin Bandz” with the album’s... Read more »

Jimmy Napes Collaborates With One Half of Disclosure on “Give It Up”

Jimmy Napes has been the man behind the hits as a songwriter for Disclosure, Sam Smith, and Mary J. Blige, but he’s stepping out into the spotlight with his The Making of Me EP, due out... Read more »

Anushka ft. Trim – “Kisses (Dark0 Remix)”

We’ve covered soulful electronic pop duo Anushka, producer Dark0, and grime MC Trim each separately in the past, so hearing their styles collide on one song is a welcome surprise. Anushka’s “Kisses” is the third single from their debut album,... Read more »

Lana Del Rey Gives an Update on Her New Album, “Honeymoon”

In December, we learned that Lana Del Rey was definitely working on a new album, and now we have some more information about it courtesy of an interview with Billboard, including a title and progress update.... Read more »

Win Tickets to See Rustie’s New Live Show in New York This Week

Rustie’s latest record Green Language was one of the best albums of 2014, and now he’s taking it on the road with a massive world tour. According to the press release, “The full Rustie live show will be on... Read more »

Royal – “Passenger”

The first uploads on D.C. based producer Royal’s Soundcloud page are beats, variously influenced by hip-hop and the current trends of hi-hat triplet and heavy bass filled electronic music. They’re solid, but don’t stand out in the incredibly... Read more »

Premiere: Ghost Loft – “Be Easy (Danny Seth Remix)”

L.A.-based Ghost Loft had been impressing us with remixes in early 2013, but breakout track “So High” (now sitting at 2.4 million plays) showed that his hazy, faraway sound had legs. Finishing 2014 with the pulsating “Talk To Me,” Ghost Loft... Read more »

Lxury – “Let Down”

British producer Lxury’s beats have an appeal that reaches beyond those who just listen to dance music. The bold vocal samples and bright melodies of tracks like the incredible “Never Love” are instantly memorable, and he’s put together another... Read more »