Constant Gardner

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Video Premiere: Halflife (Distance + Riz MC) – “Subtle”

Halflife is a new collaboration between Distance, a pioneering dubstep producer, and Riz MC, who recently released an EP with Heems as Swetshop Boys and, under his given name Riz Ahmed, appeared in Nightcrawler alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. The two creatives are... Read more »

This Hero Raised $18,000 for Charity by Listening to Nickleback 24/7 for a Week

Would you be brave enough to listen to just Nickleback 24/7 for an entire week? That’s 168 hours of Nickleback, by the way. Well, a true hero by the name of Jesse is currently doing exactly... Read more »

GDNA ft. Ft Jo Def – “Reasons”

GDNA (pronounced Gudina), is a producer and vocalist of Ethiopian origins who is now based in Los Angeles. On “Reasons,” a collaboration with Soulection producer Jo Def, he does what many producers find so hard, crafting an... Read more »

Listen to Kanye West’s New Song “Wolves” ft. Sia and Vic Mensa

Wolves (feat. Vic Mensa and Sia | Listen for free at bop.fm Just a little earlier today, Kanye West debuted his new clothing line with adidas at a fashion show in New York which was also... Read more »

Here’s The Beck and Beyoncé Mash-Up That You’ve Been Waiting For

The internet works its magic again, with this mash-up of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and Beck’s “Loser.” The result, “Single Loser (Put A Beck On It)” is very rough around the edges,... Read more »

Premiere: Eskmo – “The Sun Is A Drum”

Eskmo, L.A.-based producer Brendan Angelides, has released music on a laundry list of the most consistently forward-thinking record labels, (Ninja Tune, Warp, etc.). His new album SOL has found a home on R&S Records sub-label Apollo, and... Read more »

Meet Glass Animals, the Unassuming British Band Who are Taking Their Woozy Sound Around the World

When we first posted Glass Animals’ “Cocoa Hooves” in mid-2012, it was clear that they had talent, but it would have been hard to predict just how popular they would become. After two strong EPs, the British four-piece... Read more »

Premiere: Sivu ft. Rae Morris – “The Nile”

Just yesterday, we were enjoying Sivu’s collaboration with Marika Hackman, “Skin,” and today we’re sharing his new song “The Nile,” which features Rae Morris. “The Nile” was produced by Charlie Andrew (who produced Alt-J’s debut album) and was written, “about... Read more »

Brodinski ft. Young Scooter – “Francois-Xavier”

  Brodinski’s debut album BRAVA is brilliant. It seamlessly blends Brodinski’s background DJing house and techno with his love of rap music, with the result being an album that could really blow up in these post-Yeezus times. With features from... Read more »

Video: JMSN – “Score”

Earlier this week, we dropped the first track from our Nirvana covers project, Teenage Angst Has Paid Off Well. It was JMSN’s awesome cover of “Rape Me,” and we can’t wait to share the rest of the coves... Read more »

It’s 2015 and America is Finally Ready for Grime

In March 2005, Sasha Frere-Jones, then the New Yorker’s pop critic, wrote an article about grime, saying it was “increasingly clear” that the genre would take off in America. “Grime is becoming familiar,” he wrote, “a... Read more »

Premiere: Meltybrains? – “Donegal”

Meltybrains? have a lot of different ideas and influences. The new track from the Irish band is a wild mix of styles, making twist and turns galore across its six minute run time. It starts slow, yearning... Read more »

Video Premiere: ALA.NI – “Cherry Blossom”

ALA.NI’s enchanting first song “Suddenly” and its accompanying video were over all too quickly, leaving us wanting more of her simple, soulful, heartfelt lullabies. Today, we present her second song, “Cherry Blossom,” along with another video and... Read more »

Daily Discovery: POLO

In many ways, Soundcloud is a great leveler. With no expensive PR firm, no press pictures or bio, and nothing but good music, artists can amass tens of thousands of followers and build an online buzz... Read more »

Premiere: Osca – “Sleeptalk”

We highlighted South London four-piece Osca as a band to look out for when they released their debut single “Blood,” a smooth and cleanly produced pop ballad that retained a human edge even as it seemed custom-built... Read more »