One of the most highly anticipated records of the year, M.I.A.’s Matangi, is now available to stream in its entirety ahead of its release next week. The 15-track project, which features the previously heard tracks ‘Bad Girls‘, ‘Bring the Noize‘, ‘Come Walk With Me‘ and ’Y.A.L.A.‘ also sees the London native sample The Weeknd’s ‘Lonely Star‘ on ‘Exodus’ and ‘Sexodus’. Elsewhere, we have production courtesy of Switch, Hit-Boy, Illangelo, M.I.A. herself and more. One final note, there are some absolute tunes on this record, make sure to catch it November 5.
So, this is what this London soul boy has been brewing all this time? Damn.
Kwabs returns with the impeccably stunning, SOHN produced ‘Last Stand’. A perfect concoction of rich, velvety vocals wrap themselves around a gothic production as layer upon layer of warbling synths stream across an fierce and soul drenched soundscape. In a nutshell – this is stunning. Pressing play will most definitely be the best thing you do today.
James Drake. Man, that was a fun moment for stans. But this, this is better than any of that bootleg gold. Pioneering British singer/producer James Blake flips Drake’s ‘Come Thru’ into his own hyphy-warped imaginings – and it’s wonderful. Take a listen through deep cans or heavy duty speakers, this deserves every part of your aural attention. Cha.
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Drizzy’s already successful U.S tour in support of his third album Nothing Was the Same will be reaching for UK shores in March 2013. The first UK dates have just been announced with stops in Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham, Birmingham and two dates at London’s O2 arena.
Pre-sale goes live on October 30th – check full dates after the jump.
JT drops off a new video for ‘TKO’, the latest single taken off the second part of his The 20/20 Experience series. The video is essentially an amalgamation of Kanye’s ‘Flashing Lights’ and… Every other Justin video. It’s a bit lame. Take a look.
For the past month the Biebs has been releasing a new track every Monday, surprisingly bringing some unexpected vibes to the worst day of the week. The latest addition to his #MusicMonday’s continues to show off his growing musical (dare I say) maturity and includes an unlikely (and quite frankly – genius) sample – name that tune.
Our Katy B returns once again with another storming new slow burner titled ‘I Like You’, produced by George Fitzgerald. The track is lifted from Katy’s forthcoming new album Little Red, the follow-up to 2011′s defining On a Mission. Our girl continues to do the ting. Listen up.
Seemingly out of nowhere Disclosure have released a new jam called ‘Apollo’. No word where it’s from, or why it’s been released now – maybe it’s a throwaway from Settle – whatever the case, tuck into this slice of deep house newness.
London based eclectic songstress come producer reveals her new track with a monochrome visual to match. Hotly tipped and often mentioned in the same breath as Grimes, the Berlin bred artist is not letting the pressure get to her just yet. Content with her own blend of quirky electronica beats, lined up alongside Sinah’s whispy half spoken, half sung innocent vocals, the track definitely has mainstream appeal. For some “Just Ok” may take a couple of listens before realising Sinah has created a perfect union between lo fi and pop, but for those that have caught on, official release is coming 11th November on Noise Praise.
Consider yourself introduced to Phoenix Martins, a singer/songwriter from London who dabbles in pop, R&B and soul. Prepare to be blown away by Phoenix’s enchanting, elegant and emotional vocal in ‘Sideways’, as she croons over a velvety backdrop, laden with warm, shimmering strings and a soft percussive push. The equally haunting yet simple visual, sees the songstress, demonstrate how to convey a song’s mood to immaculate perfection. Peep the video up top, this song will linger with you for a long time, mark my words.