Who hasn’t been obsessed with Warpaint’s debut album? We’ve been enamoured with them since way (way) back when. Take a look at the girls’ new 8-minute double video for their singles ‘Disco//Very’ and ‘Keep It Healthy’ – both of which serve as awesome singles and subsequent videos. Love.

It’s a little early to tell but RATKING may have released one of my favourite albums of 2014 so far. Their debut album, So it Goes, was released on XL Records today and to launch proceedings they release a new video for the LP’s lead single ‘Canal’. Watch up top and get that album.

17 year-old Atlanta rapper Raury turned heads with his genre-bending debut ‘God’s Whisper’ a few weeks back. Citing the likes of Kid Cudi and Andre 3000 as his influences, Raury manages to blend the raw, rugged flow in his verses with the swooping indie atmospherics to perfection. The accompanying video sees the artist/songwriter/producer at a bonfire in his hometown neighbourhood; donning a nifty, wide-brimmed floppy hat. There’s a full-length long player on its way too, it’s called Indigo Child, watch this space.

After delivering one of last year’s stand out EP’s, producer/vocalist Until the Ribbon Breaks is back with ‘A Taste of Silver’, lifted off his forthcoming EP. At it’s core the song is a rock track, but this being UTRB, things get spicy when he mixes in some snazzy drums, blazing bass’ and some pretty slick vocals. “When you’ve had a taste of silver / then the pennies won’t do”  - preach. The Other Ones EP is out March 25.

After announcing the release of their debut album, So It Goes, RATKING team up with label-mate King Krule on this album cut called ‘So Sick Stories’. The track, along with the Eric Yue-directed visual, sees the boys in their element as they do their thing over a smoothed out, slightly jazzy beat, whilst roaming the streets of New York.

SOHN has lent his expertise to a number of artists (BANKS, Kwabs et el) over the past year or so, and now, the spotlight’s on him. With his full-length Tremors only weeks away from release, the Vienna based singer/producer takes to the visual art form as a way of promotion. Flashing strobes are in full effect in this stunning rendition of ‘Artifice’, where SOHN shines both vocally and musically as he absolutely murders those synths. Look out for more visuals like this in the lead up to the album, for now, enjoy!

Take a look at Blood Orange performing ‘You’re Not Good Enough’ at last months Converse Gig at the legendary 100 Club in London. I was fortunate enough to attend the show and as my first experience of watching Dev perform – I was legit blown away. Its refreshing (and increasingly rare) to see such an incredible songwriter/producer command such a performance on stage. Our guy has some serious moves.

LE1F’s success over the past year or so isn’t surprising to me, but the cultural significance of him performing on one of America’s biggest talk shows is actually a little mind blowing, considering. Despite large parts of the world or rather huge sections of America still harbouring bygone prejudices against the LGBT communities, artists like LE1F, Mykki Blanco and Frank Ocean et el continue to thrive. LE1F has continually proven his talent for fast-whipped, sharp-tongued rap and his performance last night on Letterman reinforced and certified those efforts.

Make sure you grab LE1F’s new Hey EP – out now on XL Records.

I’ve been an Erykah Badu worshiper for far too long to know that you can’t rush Badoula Oblongata into making new music; but as we approach the fourth anniversary of her seminal New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) LP - the thirst for new material is becoming real. Nevertheless we’ll continue to be patient and in the interim ‘receive life’ through last nights live performance of ‘The Healer’ which she performed during her set at The FADER Fort in her home state of Texas.

Goosebumps every time.

Shlohmo & Jeremih are pretty smart dudes; this pairing they’ve devised is going to undoubtedly bring in some serious coin this summer and beyond. Just take a look at the two of them performing their latest joint ‘No More’ at The FADER Fort at SXSW presented by Converse. As one of my favoured electronic producers Shlohmo rarely puts a step wrong, and I have nothing but eternal respect for how Jeremih flipped the switch on his career since that debut single; although that said – his vocals during this performance weren’t the sharpest.

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