Remember when music videos were full of digital fantasies of the future with sci-fi TV screens and metallic blue/grey walls? And remember when folk used to sing from random, super-modern swanky hotels/apartments? This video kind of reminds me of that. Aside from the obvious – the fact that this tune is massive – the video works perfectly.
London’s new darling girl-group, Juce, have released a brand new track called ‘Braindead’ which they remarkably recorded in half day with producer Dan Carey, who also helmed their sensational debut single ‘Call You Out’. The new serving is a sensational summer soaked new track, teaming with fabulously airy production and riddled in divine disco-references. Clearly channeling the sounds they were exposed to during their formative years, band members Cherish, Georgia and Chalin all come to the fore with breezy vocals and carefree harmonies. ‘Braindead’ is out on 7″ on the 7th of April via Speedy Wunderground.
These girls. We’ll keep telling you.
Kaytranada reworks AlunaGeorge’s ‘Kaleidoscope Love’ into a bubbling new dance floor anthem featuring a typical vibeyz production from the Canadian producer. Kayranada’s remixes have gathered quite a fan base over the past couple years, the crowd he drew at Deviation last month (check his set here) caught me off guard. Its one thing to see online heads losing their shit but when that translates IRL – it impresses me.
Yeah, I said IRL.
The very first look at the Andre 3000 starring as Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’ has surfaced ahead of its SXSW screening this weekend. The short clip is of a scene between Hendrix and Linda Keith (Imogen Poots), the former girlfriend of Keith Richards about his upcoming – turned historic – show at Monterey Pop Festival. Take a look at 3 Stacks performance up top – I need to see more before I cast my full judgement.
I shouldn’t be, but I’m still amazed that we still don’t have that new D’Angelo album, especially considering everyone was saying how ‘almost finished’ it was. Anyways, while we continue to wait – there is some pretty exciting news in the world of D. Nearly 20 years after its first (limited) release, Virgin/UMe will re-release a repackaged version of D’Angelo’s Live at The Jazz Cafe EP later this month. The new edition will include the entire set from the legendary 1995 show and also will include an essay from D’s manager Alan Leeds.
It’s not a new album but we’ll take it. My Live at The Jazz Cafe album is one my prized possessions, this will add nicely to my collection. Gassed. Full track list after the jump.
Canada continues to show up. Hot off the heels of his ‘Persian Rug’ release, OVO’s PARTYNEXTDOOR pairs up with our beloved Rochelle Jordan for a smouldering new rendition of his track ‘Let It Rain’, now retitled ‘R A I N’. Vibe seekers, your time.
Mind blowing shit, get ready. Producer Bok Bok has teamed up with frequent collaborator and Goddess Kelela for a widely epic new single called ‘Melba’s Call’. Seething with other wordily production, its lifted into the heavens by Kelela’s uber-cool vocal stylings. Love this a lot.
Hot off the heels of his DaM-FunK video, here goes another killer (albeit unexpected) new joint from Snoop Dogg titled ‘Cadillacs’, produced by none other than master, Madlib. Yeah, Madlib. Snoop’s iconic, behind-the-beat flow glides over Quasimoto’s immaculately produced g-funk haze – everything here is just niiice. ‘Cadillacs’ is taken off the DJ Drama-hosted mixtape Thats My Work Vol. 3 dropping today. We’ll update with the link as soon as we can, for now though – light it up.
Kanye West has shared an mammoth new trailer for a forthcoming ‘Yeezus’ film directed by iconic video director Hype Williams. No word on an release date but the official word is that its “coming soon to theatres’. Despite his polarising effect, Kanye’s influence and constant drive to do bigger and better can’t be ignored – this film looks like its going to be a beast. A self-indulgent beast, but a beast nonetheless. Watch the trailer here.
… Least we not forget what West has already done with film (another overlooked gem).
Merseyside resident Evian Christ released Kings and Them back in 2012 and it still gets more re-ups than most EP’s released this year. Everybody knows by now the story of this 22 year old – a story which eventually led him to Kanye’s studio to contribute to the rappers most divisive LP to date Yeezus.
Today’s release though further explains why he’s such a bad man. As aggy tunes go, this one takes the piss. Want to hear how Joshua Leary interprets grime? Take a listen to ‘Waterfall’, a disjointed, near-deluded vision of industrial sounds, interrupted structures and unrelenting force. To describe this as a ‘beautiful mess’ would be an injustice. This guy.