Constant Gardner

Staff Writer, Editor, Music Lover

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Download Raury’s “Indigo Child” Project

Raury is a star. He has a unique sound that mixes elements of gospel, rap, folk, soul, and indie, and a charisma that belies his youth. After wowing everyone with “God’s Whisper,” and proving that it was... Read more »

Paul White – “Where You Gonna Go?”

British beatmaker Paul White has provided production for Danny Brown and Trim, but he’s putting himself front and center on his new album Shaker Notes, out September 30 on R&S Records. White, who produced the whole album, sings and... Read more »

Soundcloud Surfing: 2014′s Saddest Songs

Earlier this week, we shared our 15 Saddest Songs of 2014 (S0 Far), and because sometimes all you want to listen to are sad songs, here's an accompanying playlist. Featuring most of the songs from the... Read more »

Contest: Win Tickets to See Evian Christ, SOPHIE, and NGUZUNGUZU in New York

New York people, put Saturday, September 6 in your diaries, because it’s going to be a big one. The regularly awesome Dark Disco night at 88 Palace (a Lower East Side Dim Sum restaurant during the... Read more »

Jessie Ware – “Say You Love Me (Shura Remix)”

Most people are familiar with Jessie Ware by now, but Shura is up next. The young English singer is two for two with lush, heartfelt pop songs (“Touch” and “Just Once“), and now she’s remixed Ware’s ballad “Say You... Read more »

Video: Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE”

“#CAKE” may be one of the most immediately accessible tracks on Shabazz Palaces’ sprawling, ambitious new album Lese Majesty, but that hasn’t stopped it from getting an eerie and menacing visual. The video was directed by Hiro Murai,... Read more »

Listen to a New James Blake Song “200 Press” and a Remix of Airhead’s “Shirin”

James Blake’s monthly BBC Radio 1 residency has become essential listening, not just for the exclusive tracks he plays (from himself, Jamie xx, Lone, Airhead and more) but for the incredible variety of music both new and... 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 »

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 »

Video Premiere: Skin Town – “Midnight Lover”

Towards the end of lat year, L.A.-based duo Skin Town casually dropped “2Nite,” a masterpiece of moody, sensual R&B which preceded their debut album The Room (listen here). Now, over six months later, the duo of Grace Hall and Nick... Read more »

Premiere: Mila J – “Smoke, Drink, Breakup (L-Vis 1990 Remake)”

L-Vis 1990 is one of the most constantly exciting and innovative producers around. If you’re into dance music in any way you should already be familiar—L-Vis is the co-founder of the influential label/party Night Slugs along with Bok... Read more »

Premiere: Download Kyle Woods & Khallee’s Funky “At Night”

When we talk about Chicago, we’re often talking about its explosive rap scene, which encompasses everything from King Louie to Common, by way of Lucki Eck$ and Sicko Mobb, but there’s an exciting world of R&B... Read more »

Kelela x Le1f x P Morris – “OICU”

Having spent the past eight months playing shows and working on her debut album, scheduled for release next spring, Kelela is in the mood to give her fans a gift in the form of a new song... Read more »

Premiere: Watch Johnny Lloyd’s Nostalgic “Happy Humans” Video

Johnny Lloyd, former frontman of Tribes, quietly put out “Pilgrims” and “Dead Beat” in May, returning as a nostalgic singer/songwriter recording everything on an 8-track and making the kind of music that could easily be 30 years old.... Read more »

Premiere: Amber Run – “I Found (Royce Wood Junior Remix)”

After hitting us with a new song each month in February (“Nuff”) , March (“Hardly”), and April (“Beeline”), Royce Wood Junior has been quiet for a few months. While we wait for new tracks from the talented... Read more »