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.
M.I.A. takes the piss out of Drake’s ‘Y.O.L.O’ with her brand new banger, ‘Y.A.L.A.’. Tapping into her Hindu roots, the explosive single focuses on the concept of reincarnation as a chaotic mash of electronic synths, rhythmic drums and shifting tempos flare in the background. Apart from the fiery Diplo-like-production, the Sri Lankan spitfire drops some pretty powerful lyrical bombs, “if you only live once, why keep doing the same shit?” and “Back home, where I come from, we keep being born again and again and again. That’s why they invented karma”. In other news, her fourth album Matangi (out November 5) is set to feature The Weeknd on two tracks: ‘Exodus’ and ‘Sexodus’.
Before proposing to Kim, Kanye West headed to San Fran for Wild 94.9′s, The JV Show. Amongst all the happenings and drama surrounding Kanye in these last few months, he seems to have remained unmoved, still as passionate and motivated as ever. Yeezy talked on the controversy surrounding the appearance of a Jesus look-alike on his ‘Yeezus Tour,’. He spoke on the Illuminati rumours and even addressed the “changing voice” speculation surrounding him since the interview with Kris Jenner. Watch the interview above and after the jump.