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.
These two were obviously born to make music and share the same lens together. Watch Dâm-Funk and Snoop Dogg’s video for ‘Do My Thang’, the fonkiest shit you’ll hear this week. #LemmeDoMyThaaaang.
Our dude MNEK has offered up an acoustic version of a new track called ‘Don’t Call This Love’ taken off his forthcoming debut album. Having already launched himself as a successful songwriter and producer, he’s now about to properly blow as a solo artist… And as we’ve been saying (for tiiiiime now), he’s basically going to slay everyone around him. Find me a better male singer/songwriter his age…
Update: If the video doesn’t work for you, check it out here.
For those who don’t know, Jamie Isaac, dabbles in the darker realms broody R&B, and last year, he dropped some pretty dope stuff (most of which you can stream here). To kick-start 2014, the crooner has shared his latest single ‘She Dried’ which is accompanied by a beautifully arresting music video. As the track progresses, you’re helplessly drawn in by the overall expression of the track and video; both of which create an intricate and ghostly aesthetic.
Blaue Blume impressed us last year with their exquisite attitude towards melodies and stirring vocals on songs like ‘Helen’, ‘On New Years Eve‘ and ‘Jealousy’, and now the Danish outfit return with yet another superb number. ‘Lost Son of Boys’ continues their strong run and like their previous efforts is filled with honeyed vocals and transitive instrumentation. It’s so rather nice, take a listen…
With less than a 1000 plays and one song on their Soundcloud page, I am pretty sure of two things. Firstly, I most likely attributed to at least 100 of those plays (maybe more) and secondly, I’m almost certain that we’re one of the first platforms to properly discuss Babe Heaven.
This London duo have piqued our ears with the first track off their forthcoming EP. Taking their time to create their sound, you may be waiting a (hopefully short) while for more from them. In the meantime, submerse yourself in the elegantly addictive sounds of these loving melodies, soaked in the dreamy soothing harmonies. ’Friday Sky’ is a sublime slice of teenage crushing. Swoon.
… And finally it’s here. Well for those in the U.S at least.
It has been no less than eight years since Pharrell’s last solo project and although we’ve been blessed in abundance by his talent this past year, G I R L feels like the unwrapping of a very well deserved, long awaited present.
Streaming for free a week before release via iTunes Radio the album produces features from Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys and returning the favour – Daft Punk. Officially out on March 3rd for all, but for now and for those outside the U.S listen to ‘Gust of Wind’ below.
File this next to ‘things that will blow’ your mind today.
Young Turks’ rising starlet FKA twigs teams up with R&B purveyors inc. to create a truly majestic collaboration which meets both acts perfectly in the middle. Twigs’ angelic, fragile voice traces inc’s dual-harmonies like a sophisticated aerial-opera. The nameless one-off single is being packaged as one-sided 7” inside an eight page ‘zine that Twigs made. The 7” and ‘zine will be limited to 400 copies worldwide.