Apr 2014 29

I’ve had the privilege of hearing a lot of BANKS’ new forthcoming music and without exaggeration I report – you haven’t heard nothin’ yet. The L.A native has done a great job in enticing listeners with her echoey ballads but whats soon coming is far more intricate and progressive than her previous releases. Produced by our very own Lil Silva, ‘Goddess’ is one of many tracks the two have collaborated on and serves as an apt signal for whats to come. Enjoy… And get excited for whats coming up.

Apr 2014 29

Rising starlets and PinBoard faves Kelela and Tink team up with ‘Worst Behaviour’ producer DJ Dahi as part of YoursTruly’s ‘Songs from Scratch’ series. The full track, titled ‘Want It’, will premiere later today (U.S time) but until then watch as the three navigate being in the studio together and collectively tell their own stories. Looking forward to this one.

Update: Listen to the full version of ‘Want It’ below. Smash.

Apr 2014 29

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Producer Jacques Greene shares another new gem from his forthcoming Phantom Vibrate EP released today. As exemplified on the EP’s lead single ‘No Excuse’, this new number continues to reveal Greene’s creative savvy for designing wonderfully intense soundscapes riddled in emotion and zeal. Listen to ‘Feel What’ below and purchase Phantom Vibrate via iTunes.

Apr 2014 29

You’ll remember back in March we introduced you to Oceaán and his brand of R&B-tinted productions, well now you can enjoy the video for his enslaving single ‘Need U’. Visually speaking its all rather simplistic and predictable – the video follows a couple of dancers breaking around town hitting up estates, chicken shops and cornershops – but any excuse to re-up this tune should be taken. Make sure you grab his debut EP if you haven’ already…

Apr 2014 29

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Atlanta native Raury certifies the stakes following on from his impressive ‘God’s Whisper’ debut with a brand new single called ‘Sunshine'; a down-tempo dedicated to his high school prom. Featuring an ambrosial female vocal and a confident set of verses from the young rapper, ‘Sunshine’ goes a long way in securing our already piqued interest. Looking forward to seeing this guy develop his skills.

Apr 2014 29

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‘Tomorrow’ featuring veteran soul singer Raheem DeVaughn is the second single lifted from The Roots’ forthcoming album …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. The uncomplicated track, led by a simple piano and shuffling drums is accompanied exclusively by DeVaughn’s sanguine performance – disrupted only by a flurry of instrumentation that culminates the songs outro.

Apr 2014 29

Brooke Candy has made a name for herself by creating outlandish, often NSFW videos and by collaborating with interweb fascinators Grimes and Charlie XCX. Now she’s readying the release of her debut EP Opulence, which is executively produced by songwriting high-priestess Sia. The video for the EP’s title track is every bit the club-kid spectacle Candy has become known for. Gaga will not be pleased. Nor will the ball girls.

which has been executively produced by songwriting high-priestess Sia and launches festivities with a new video for the projects title track.

 

 

Apr 2014 29

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Unquestionably the most intriguing song tracklisted on Future’s Honest album has been the one marked with a feature from man-God Andre 3000. Combining worlds, both Future and 3 Stacks bring their respective charms on ‘Benz Friendz (Watchutola)’, but of course – get on a record with André Lauren Benjamin and understand your place. This feels greater than “just a” Future song.

Apr 2014 29

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It’s been a hot, hot, hot minute since Teyana Taylor has done anything significant in music, but now signed to G.O.O.D Music – the hope is the next few months will prove fruitful for her. Although she’s always been a divisive character, her talent has always been apparent (to me at least) and ‘Sorry’ goes a long way to remind people of such certainties. Exposing her deliciously toned vocals, Taylor delicately riffs an emotional melody and for the first time in a long time – really shows off what she’s made of. Lets hope there more where this came from.

Apr 2014 29

Cult beloved singer Lykke Li has shared her latest single ‘Gun Shot’, the second taken off her forthcoming third album I Never Learn (May 5th). Armed with the power of 80’s power-balladry ‘Gun Shot’ carries remnants of Madonna new-wave era across its entire soundscape. This is more than a little bit great, it’s wonderful.

You can stream I Never Learn in full via NPR.

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