Constant Gardner

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Watch a Childish Gambino Freestyle and In-Depth Interview on Hot97

At the end of August, Childish Gambino dropped a new song, “Candler Road,” and announced a new mixtape titled stnmtn/kauai, with some interesting words on the cover implying that Jaden Smith could be involved in some way (he explains the... Read more »

TALA – “Black Scorpio”

We’ve been consistently impressed with TALA, the London-based producer and singer, since she dropped her very first song “The Duchess.” Since then she shared a vibrant video for “Serbia,” released her debut EP, and talked to us... Read more »

SBTRKT ft. Raury – “Higher”

We’ve heard Raury over a variety of different production on his debut project Indigo Child, but how about hearing him on a SBTRKT beat? That very prospect was one of the things we were most excited about when we saw... Read more »

Premiere: Jones – “Deep”

London based artist Jones has all the right names backing her, but she also has the music to match. She’s been working with XL Recordings’ in-house producer Rodaigh McDonald (The xx, King Krule, How To Dress Well) and Jai... Read more »

Soundcloud Surfing: Scandinavia Stays Winning at Pop Music

We've said it before, and we'll say it again—Scandinavia stays killing the competition when it comes to pop music. They've got big, in your face, electro-pop chart botherers like Icona Pop but even better, so many... Read more »

Watch Raury Freestyle Over Outkast’s “Elevators” on Sway in the Morning

Raury’s been hitting a few of the major news outlets around the release of his debut project Indigo Child and his signing to Columbia, with the latest being Sway In The Morning. As is tradition, the young Atlanta artist... Read more »

Seinabo Sey – “Pistols At Dawn”

Seinabo Sey is trying to create something huge. She told us as much when we spoke to her recently, but we could have guessed that was her aim from the two explosive, soulful pop songs that... Read more »

Raury Announces First New York Show

We’ve been charting Raury’s rise, from promising songwriter, to internet buzz, to an artist with a grand vision who is signed to Columbia Records, and it’s clear that the young Atlanta artist has something special about him. What most... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Kero Kero Bonito, London’s Bilingual Pop Contortionists

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. What is going in London right now? The city is always... Read more »

Watch Sam Smith Cover Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”

Sam Smith’s live vocals are awesome, of that there can be no doubt, and he’s put them to great use for covers of other people’s songs. He’s previously done Ry X’s “Berlin,” Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know,”... Read more »

Premiere: Listen to Sakima’s Stunning Backwards Version of His Own Track “Energy”

Sakima is a 23-year-old musician originally from Newcastle, and now based in London. His latest single is “Energy,” a moody pop song with brilliant production based around handclaps and pounding bass, and today we’re premiering a... Read more »

Jeezy ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Holy Ghost (Remix)”

Jeezy released Seen It All: The Autobiography yesterday, September 2 (buy here), and today he’s shared a remix of “Holy Ghost” from the record, with the endlessly busy Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick, who is also on a track from Flying... Read more »

Daily Discovery: LV and Josh Idehen, Transmitting From London to the Universe

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. LV and Josh Idehen are preparing to release their second... Read more »

Stream Lemonade’s New Album “Minus Tide”

Brooklyn-based trio Lemonade don’t give a damn that summer is nearly over, and have shared the stream of their new album Minus Tide, out September 9 via Cascine. It’s their third album, and it’s their best yet,... Read more »

Premiere: Travi$ Scott – “Drive (The 1975 Remix)”

The first collaboration between Travi$ Scott and The 1975, “Don’t Play,” which also featured Big Sean, came as a surprise when it dropped on Soundcloud around three months ago, and although this second collaboration is a little less... Read more »