Interviews

Daily Discovery: Spazzkid

We first came across Spazzkid’s music when we explored the wonderful world of Grimes’ blog a few weeks back. The timing could not have been better because he is currently on the road for a North... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Marvel Alexander

The credits of Marvel Alexander's new album Don't Die Yet read like a who's who of fast-rising, forward-thinking artists. Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD, Sango, Gravez, Wiki from Ratking, D.R.A.M., and Michael Christmas are on the up and up,... Read more »

Maiden Names and Faceless Harmonies: Speaking with Appleby

When I met Appleby in December of 2014, he had four songs available to the public. Despite the small amount of music and only having songs online since September, he has received an impressive amount of... Read more »

Interview: Mark Ronson and the Art of Collaboration

By now, you will have encountered "Uptown Funk." It's the lead single from Mark Ronson's Uptown Special album, and it is everywhere. With the inimitable pipes of Bruno Mars and a horn section in full swing,... Read more »

Give Em Hell: A candid conversation with Key!

Key! isn’t much of a people person, and for that he’s sorry he’s not sorry. “I don’t even like trying to be personable with everybody,” he tells me over the phone. “I’m for the music. If... Read more »

Daily Discovery: The Parrots

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. By Ashley Strang The Madrid garage-surf trio The Parrots started... Read more »

clipping. Are Finding the Sweet Spot Between Experimental and Accessible

clipping. consists of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson who, together, have concocted a new hip-hop potion—raw, aggressive rapping with a side of dry humor lain over noisy, industrial beats. The trio... Read more »

Men Among Boys: Love is the Most Powerful Thing

When I connect over Skype with Sait, one half of the cryptic group Men Among Boys, our voices cross time zones and miles of ocean. It’s 7:05 p.m. in the United Kingdom, where Sait and his... Read more »

BADBADNOTGOOD on Making Honest Music and Their Collaborative Album With Ghostface Killah

BadBadNotGood are currently in between albums. The Toronto trio released their third LP III back in May and in February of 2015, they will release Sour Soul, a collaborative LP with legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface... Read more »

Tunji Ige: How The Youth Moves

I met Tunji Ige by chance on a beautiful Saturday in early May. There were maybe ten of us running around Brooklyn from sunrise to sunset that day working on Michael Christmas’s “Y’all Trippin” video including... Read more »

Vic Spencer: Winning In His Own Lane

Last week, I called Vic Spencer and he immediately told me some good news. His second daughter, Taylor Spencer, had been born earlier that day. Pleased that his baby was healthy, Vic Spencer didn’t want to... Read more »

Watch Daniel Wilson Perform “Boy Who Cried Thunder”

When we premiered Daniel Wilson’s debut song “Will You” in December of 2013, we were immediately struck by his unique, effervescent voice, but we had no idea if the excellent song would be a one-off. Now, with his second... Read more »

The Cough Drop Dons: Meet the Boston Trio Behind Waka Flocka’s Hilarious Pine Brothers Commercial

This past Sunday, in the midst of an otherwise uneventful and rather disappointing American Music Awards, this commercial for Pine Brothers Cough Drops starring Waka Flocka Flame aired during one of the breaks and immediately set... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Tove Styrke

Tove Styrke was only 16 when she received her first big break. After coming in third on Swedish Idol, the singer landed a record deal with Sony Sweden and released her debut self-titled album in 2010.... Read more »

Listen to Oceaán’s New Song “Candour,” and Get to Know the Fast-Rising Producer and Vocalist

Manchester-based producer Oceaán will release his second EP, The Grip, on December 8. The EP sees him expanding on the sound of his debut EP, experimenting with less straightforward production and putting his voice front and center. It places him somewhere between the mournful... Read more »