Features

Indie Songs Catchy Enough to be Mainstream Hits

Over the past decade, we've seen the line between mainstream and indie music curl up into a little spiral and roll out of the scene. Spend a little time clicking through random SoundCloud links and you'll... Read more »

English Singers You Should Look Out For in 2015

There are always fresh and exciting new artists bubbling up in England, often combining sounds and styles in unique ways and creating music that is either eventually embraced by the mainstream or ends up influencing it.... Read more »

10 Rappers Hoping to Get Famous on Instagram

Let's face it: the struggle is all too real when it comes to getting noticed as an independent young artist. Everybody is a rapper these days, it seems, and these 15 artists are only a tiny... Read more »

A$AP Ferg’s 10 Best Guest Features

A$AP Ferg is one of the most dynamic artists in hip-hop right now. He's kept us guessing, doing everything from turn-up tracks with YG to somber ballads with SBTRKT and even a pop stunt with Ariana... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

5 On It: Kevin Abstract On How Life Is

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. For this week’s edition of 5 On... Read more »

Best Songs of the Week

With so much good music steadily coming through, it's easy to miss out on some of the best. To help prevent this, we've picked some of our favorite tracks from the week. Here are the songs... Read more »

The Best Live Albums of All Time

They’re not for everyone. To some, live albums are nothing but contract-fulfilling stop-gaps in an artist or band’s discography, filled with either self-indulgent jamming or a glorified greatest hits set interrupted by crowd noise. Worse, many... Read more »

Jon Waltz: “Do what you want to do until you die”

At 19 years old, Jon Waltz puts the typical college sophomore/aspiring rapper to shame. His gripping narratives and unshakeable hooks make him a probable candidate for rare crossover success, the kind that satisfies the appetites of... Read more »

10 Awesome Music Apps We Wish Existed

Even with the hundreds of applications available to be downloaded onto your phone right at this moment, it’s not uncommon to find yourself wishing there was an app to help you do whatever frustrating task you’re... Read more »

How Childish Gambino Made Things Easier For Kids Like Me

Earlier this year, one of our favorite up-and-coming rappers, 18-year-old Kevin Abstract, tweeted: "s/o donald glover for making things easier for kids like me." We asked if he'd explain that to us. This is what he... Read more »

A Day in the Life of Awful Records

As a music journalist, you can’t really come to know artists until you’ve spent some time in their natural habitat. With that said, when Awful Records’ management team invites you to spend a few hours with... Read more »

25 Soulection Songs You Should Listen To Right Now

Soulection's tagline is "The Sound of Tomorrow," and they might just be right. The L.A.-based record label, radio show, and platform for showcasing talent has been picking up tons of traction recently through their artists' and... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

5 On It: Life of the Party

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. Keita Juma ft. Brandan Philip – “Come... Read more »