Constant Gardner

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Vaults – “Lifespan”

London band Vaults are taking their time with their releases. After “Cry No More,” the first track they put on Soundcloud, got a great reaction, they retreated into the shadows, presumably recording, and returned in April with... Read more »

Listen to “Pooh Butt Day,” A Song By a Teenage Eminem and Chaos Kid

If you’ve been lurking YouTube for Eminem rarities or are the proud owner of everything he’s ever recorded, you will have already heard this Eminem track from 1988, but for everyone else it’s a cool bit... Read more »

Download The Weeknd’s New Song “King Of The Fall”

It may not be fall yet, but The Weeknd’s already staking his claim with a tour and now a song of the same name. As with recent out-of-nowhere Soundcloud uploads “Often,” “Or Nah (Remix),” and “Drunk... Read more »

Soundcloud Surfing: Songs Cosigned by Gucci Mane

Soundcloud Surfing is a weekly feature that is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of focusing on brand new music, we dig into the Soundcloud archives and pull out some gems. Enjoy, and check out previous editions here.... Read more »

Video: Juicy J ft. A$AP Rocky – “Scholarship”

Damn, A$AP Rocky, such an icon. If there’s one thing Rocky knows, it’s the importance of leaving a strong visual impression, and what better way to do that than by counting money on a moving car... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Rise Up to Heaven and Go Down Into Hell With British Producer Prayer

Last week, British producer Prayer released a fantastic song called "Knowing," which built a thick and haunting atmosphere around spare drums and a disembodied vocal sample that recalled Burial. Maybe you missed it in the deluge... Read more »

Watch the Video For Lucki Eck$ and FKA twigs’ “Ouch Ouch”

Two of the best new artists of 2013, Lucki Eck$ and FKA twigs, are on the way to having breakout years. Both have full projects on the way, FKA twigs’ debut album on Young Turks and... Read more »

Check Out Tyler, The Creator and Mac DeMarco’s Weird Song About Getting Intimate With Grandmothers From Loiter Squad

Back in February, we learned that two high-level goofballs Tyler, The Creator and Mac DeMarco were working on something together when we saw this picture of the two posing in front of a green screen. No, it... Read more »

Premiere: Star.One’s Old Skool Vs. New School Mix Will Make You a Grime Fan in No Time

Last month, we premiered the video for UK production duo Star.One’s big boy collaboration with Trim and Thabo, and now they’re back with an absolute gem for us. If you follow P&P fairly closely, you will have already... Read more »

Listen to Airhead’s Glorious “Believe” EP For James Blake’s 1-800-Dinosaur Label

Ooooh yes. The streets (aka me) have been fiending for this EP since the gospel rave (cool genre, huh?) of “Believe” was played on one of James Blake’s BBC Radio 1 Residency shows over six months... Read more »

Beyoncé, Eminem, and Iggy Azealea Dominate MTV VMA Nominations, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Drake Also Nominated

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on August 24 in LA, and although the nominees are generally the same old big-name suspects, the award show itself is always one of the most fun... Read more »

Download Shlohmo & Jeremih’s Six-Track “No More” EP, Featuring Chance The Rapper

With nothing more than the simple tweet below, Shlohmo shared his entire collaborative EP with Jeremih, putting the six track effort up for free download in exchange for an email address via a dedicated website. The... Read more »

Jamie xx Debuts New Music From James Blake and John Talabot on BBC Radio 1

Benji B has given us some great shows is his 2-4am slot on BBC Radio 1, like this Madlib special, this Q-Tip retrospective, this insightful Four Tet interview, and this brilliant Young Turks takeover. Last night, he... Read more »

Dizzee Rascal and Fekky Update a Classic on “Still Sittin’ Here”

Around 1 minute and 15 seconds into this song, Dizzee Rascal, the biggest star in grime’s history, starts spitting over a nasty, bass-heavy beat, and all is well in the world. Dizzee’s recent output has been so... Read more »

Premiere: Courtship Ritual – “Champagne Cages”

Brooklyn duo Courtship Ritual are releasing their album Pith digitally on July 22, and they have followed up the brooding “Kingdom of Beauty” with another sub-three minute track that feels fresh and unique but also as if it could... Read more »