Features

The Real New York City Underground

When I was first pitched this idea for a piece on subway musicians, it was slated to be a less in-depth portrait series than the one you will find here. I would ask a few intriguing... 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. Enjoy.... Read more »

Is It Spring Yet? A Playlist

Here in New York, it finally feels as if it might actually be Spring. It may not exactly be hot outside, but hey, at least it's not snowing or raining. To celebrate, we've made you a... Read more »

5 On It: The Best Under-the-Radar Rap This Week

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. Trick Daddy ft. Trina – “Nann Ho (AHYVE... Read more »

This Week’s Best EDM, Featuring Flosstradamus, TWRK, and Salva

Miami Music Week 2014 has come and gone, and ended with a doozy of an Ultra Music Festival. It wasn't all bad, but things did get hectic. We won't harp on that today, though; this is... 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 »

Avoiding Obscurity: Rappers Who Never Stopped Improving

The stereotypical trajectory of a rap career favors the young. Rappers seemingly explode on to the scene, becoming the genre’s prince before fading into relative obscurity. On average, rappers get a 5-year span to make the... Read more »

The 15 Most Annoying Things You’ll See at Rap Shows

There is a gift and a curse to the art of a rap show. When a festival’s lineup is packed with rock bands and EDM artists, a rapper can represent a reprieve from the norm by... Read more »

The Greatest Beards in Music History

Music is cool, but beards, right? Beards add this extra "it" factor to any artist, and throughout the years, we've seen some amazing bearded stars emerge and win us over with their facial hair. We're not... Read more »

The xx Trapped Me in a Tiny Cube and It Made Me Realize I Was Part of Something Much Bigger

"I'll put on a performance," goes the chorus of one of the new songs that The xx played at the final of 25 intimate shows at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. And it really... Read more »

Best New Artists of the Month: March 2014

Finding new artists is easier than ever, but this creates a problem: it's harder than ever to filter through it all and keep tabs on what's really good. With so many artists popping up every day,... Read more »

20 of the Most Surprisingly Awesome Genre-Crossing Covers

Artists putting their own twist on a favorite is nothing new, but most of the time they stick to their lane, even if they are "making the song their own." An R&B singer pays homage to... 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. Enjoy.... Read more »

5 On It: The Best Under-the-Radar Rap This Week

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar releases in rap from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. Roosevelt the Titan – “Desire” Chicago’s rap... Read more »

This Week’s Best EDM, Featuring DJ Rashad, Jerome LOL, and DJ Sliink

This is the official start of the EDM festival season; today is legit the middle of the Ultra Music Festival, which is the nightcap to the entire Miami Music Week. Sad thing is, the majority of... Read more »