Mar 2014 12

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Devileyes is the new mixtape from London duo We Are Shining. The tape features 8 brand new song including ‘Devileye’, which we featured on 22Tracks, ‘Hey You!’ and ‘Wheel’ featuring Roses Gabor. Steeped in sound clash experimentalism, each song is a sprawling insight into the minds of both Acyde (yes sir!) and Morgan, known collectively as We Are Shining. Through an in-depth understanding of broken groove, kaleidoscopic beats and colourful textures – everything here sounds remarkably on-point.

Download Devileyes here.

Mar 2014 06

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.

Mar 2014 06

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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.

Mar 2014 06

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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.

Mar 2014 06

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.

Mar 2014 06

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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.

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Mar 2014 05

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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.

Feb 2014 28

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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.

Feb 2014 28

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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.

Feb 2014 27

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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).

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