Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Vic Mensa: “It’s Chicago over everything”

Vic Mensa has been busy. His hometown of Chicago spent the year cementing its reputation as one of hip-hop’s most fertile breeding grounds, and Vic’s slick, slippery cadences have been at the forefront of Chicago’s boom,... Read more »

Christopher Owens: An Open Book

For every heartbreaking song on Christopher Owens’ new album A New Testament, there’s a song eagerly waiting to portray the flip side. For every slow-burner, tear-jerker, or downtempo narrative, there’s a track chock full of jumpy guitar and playful lyrics ready to shift... Read more »

Seinabo Sey: Trying to Create Something Huge

In the past few years, there's been a handful of talented vocalists who have helped to redefine and re-popularize the "soul-pop" genre. These artists use raw talent and modern sensibility to win over fans, not stage... Read more »

A Beautiful Drive: In Conversation With Rome Fortune, One of Atlanta’s Most Creative Artists

Atlanta MC Rome Fortune is a passionate creative, both abstract and accessible. He has an ability to sound like anything and anyone he wants, a multifaceted talent who reflects the world that surrounds him, taking in... Read more »

How To Dress Well on His New Album, Love in the 21st Century, and R&B Copycats

We love How to Dress Well's new album "What Is This Heart?". It's a brave step forward for Tom Krell, bursting with emotion and energy, and crystallizing styles he's employed on previous records into his most... Read more »

Raury: “You can’t train a fish how to climb up a tree”

Raury just graduated from high school, but when he speaks, he sounds like he possesses the wisdom of someone with much more life experience. Three months ago he dropped his debut single, “God’s Whisper.” Even for... Read more »

Interview: Future Star TALA on Escapism, Her Iranian Background, and Her Buzzing Debut EP

TĀLĀ’s glorious debut EP, The Duchess, is out today—three strong tracks all rooted in dance music production, but bound together with a bright pop sheen. Influenced by her Iranian father, her “cheesy pop” loving mother, UK underground dance... Read more »

Interview: Lil Silk Speaks on Atlanta Rap, His Mom, and Why His Management Lets Him Do What He Wants

After meeting Lil Silk in the Little Five Points section of Atlanta, we head downtown to the apartment of Personal Trainer DJ, a producer Silk has worked with on several records. As Silk sits back on... Read more »

Meet Ratking, the New Sound of Gritty New York City Hip-Hop

Unless you’ve been stuck under a rock for the past year, we can only assume that New York City’s grittiest hip-hop trio Ratking has crossed your radar. The group started perking ears up in 2012 with the release of... Read more »

Chicago Rapper ZMoney is Already a Celebrity in His Hood, and He’s Definitely Not Regular

ZMoney is busy, as usual. When I arrive at the studio in the afternoon to interview him, the Chicago rapper is in the middle of a photo shoot. Despite having been up all night the night... Read more »

Bipolar Sunshine Discovered He Could Sing Three Years Ago, Now Aims To Work With Kanye West

Although the name Bipolar Sunshine is new to the music scene, Manchester’s Adio Marchant has lived in recording studios for the last seven years. After an unrewarding two-year stint studying media at university, the 26-year-old redirected... Read more »

Young Fathers Don’t Give a F*ck About Being Cool and Want To Make You So Happy That You Cry

Downstairs in the canteen at Leeds’ recently refurbished Belgrave music hall, there is a strong rumbling through the ceiling that many of the 6pm dinner-time punters have started to notice. The volume on The Clipse’s minimal... Read more »

Interview: Wild Beasts on Their Bold New Album and Why It’s OK to Wallow in the Misery of Life Sometimes

Wild Beasts are one of Britain's best bands. They have remained one of the most constantly innovative and exciting guitar-based groups ever since they released their 2008 debut album Limbo, Panto, and although critically acclaimed, are... Read more »

Interview: 19-Year-Old Singer Laurel on Her Classical Training, Quickly Evolving Sound, & Self-Producing Her Album

Female singers with single-word monikers—Lorde, Banks, Kelela, MØ, Elliphant—seem to be having a moment, and now you can add Laurel to the list of future stars. The 19-year-old singer has taken her buzz to the next... Read more »

Interview: Vance Joy on “Riptide” Going Triple Platinum, His Time as a Law Student & Watching Movies Alone

Vance Joy, also known as James Keogh, is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. His breakout track “Riptide”  has been sitting comfortably at the top of the charts in the UK and went triple platinum in Australia.... Read more »