Interviews

Shamir: A Pop Star, For Now

The last 12 months have been surreal for 20-year old dance pop diva Shamir Bailey. The Las Vegas native has gone from buzzing artist on Brooklyn indie label Godmode (where he released the scintillating Northtown EP... Read more »

A Family Gathering With Uncle Snoop

It's the middle of the summer, the sun's shining, food and drinks are abundant; I'm glad to be here. It's a little awkward though. Family reunions always are, I suppose. There's a whole lot of mingling,... Read more »

Tove Styrke Speaks on Her Re-Emergence in Music and Her Upcoming Album and Tour

Swedish pop artist Tove Styrke has been in the music industry since she was 16 years old, but it feels like we're just meeting her now. After returning to her hometown and experimenting musically for two... Read more »

Tei Shi and Shy Girls Interview Each Other

In the next few weeks, Tei Shi and Shy Girls will be hitting the road together. So what better way to get to know each other than through an interview? Below, Valerie Teicher gets interviewed by... Read more »

Killer Mike: How I Went From a Pigeon to a Plane

ATL legend Killer Mike breaks down the mistakes he's made and the things he's learned over his long and successful music career. As always, he's got some wise words, great stories, and advice for artists trying... Read more »

“Cherish Yourself, and They’ll Cherish You”: Charles Hamilton on Being a Survivor and His Upcoming Album

Charles Hamilton is staying positive. This year, the New York rapper has made a conscious decision to reveal his struggles with depression and addiction, explaining in his first interview with Billboard that he has stabilized his... Read more »

Shlohmo: Courting Darkness

We talked to Shlohmo about his menacing new album "Dark Red," what it's like being on a label, and making the most fucked up sounds possible.... Read more »

Sounwave: A Conversation with Kendrick Lamar’s Right Hand

We sat down with Sounwave, one of the main producer's of Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly," to talk about the album's production, the material that didn't make the final cut, and working on the road.... Read more »

Denai Moore: Moving On to Elsewhere

Every year, London challenges the poor, already-stressed music journalists of the world crazy by producing a huge amount of emerging artists. It can be hard to keep up with all of them, but the truly special... Read more »

Mikky Ekko: An Honest Man

Mikky Ekko's debut album Time, released in January, takes listeners on a deeply emotional journey, one that's successfully (and beautifully) shared in just under an hour with exactly zero features. In an age of oft-watered down... Read more »