You’ll remember Kidnap Kid from when we featured him earlier in the year. He’s back now, but this time offering a new remix of Black Butter Records signed band The Other Tribe. A mob of Bristolians who are most comfortable surfing the middle ground, that is the ever expanding realm between indie and electronic music.
Already played by DJ’s at raves and at festivals across the land – we suggest you press play.
We shared a new offering from Pariah around this time last month and thankfully, now, another broody number has emerged.
Daggering arrows of bass land abruptly along an errie bed of industrial clangs on this one. Obvious crescendos are avoided as Pariah opts for a more subtle construct with digital effects and radio static ambience.
Listen below. Pariah’s Rift EP is out now.
We’re in full of festival spirit and already looking forward to the next big one – this year’s Wireless 3-dayer! And with MTV now an official sponsor, those unable to attend will also be able to enjoy the action online come 6th-8th July.
This years line up is immense – The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Drake, The Roots, J. Cole and loads more. In addition, you’ll also be able to connect with our friends at Starwood who’ll not only have a VIP pod on site (all about those rockstar naps!), but who are also offering one lucky winner a trip to London for the Hard Rock Calling gig, headlined by the boss himself – Bruce Springsteen on 14th July.
The Starwood Hotels & Resorts have launched the Rockstar Yourself competition site to promote their partnership with Live Nation and to show their SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) exclusive access to music events. All you’d need to do is upload an image of yourself and add some rockstar accessories – the results will then be posted on their Hall Of Fame and on Facebook after which the winner will be announced. Get involved!
Q-Tip has revealed that ahead of his new solo album The Last Zulu (out on Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music label in 2013), he has begun producing new material for Kendrick Lemar, Soul singer Ledisi and most excitingly – D’Angelo. Speaking to Giant Step, the former A Tribe Called Quest front man said:
“I’m basically doing a lot of production right now and that’s going really well… I’m about to start my new album in the latter part of the summer and it should be out next year, so I’m excited about that. I’ve been excited about music in general, so it’s really good. I’m making music for other people and myself: Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, [and] Ledisi”.
Definitely feels like there’s a lot to be excited about.
Toronto’s Rochelle Jordan drops off a trailer for her upcoming video for ‘Pressure’ – the title track off her forthcoming EP. And while R&B purists will be able to trace the influences heard on this record, Jordan continues to push her own style through it all.
After an intensive 3 days at LoveBox, we begin the new week with some fresh music from London’s Jessie Ware. ‘Wildest Moments’ is a heartbreakingly elegant power-ballad affair with crashing 80′s drums, tender lyrics and of course – a passionate delivery from Ware.
Jessie’s debut album Devotion is due out August 13th – pre-order here. The image up top is the cover artwork.
Kendrick Lemar is probably the single most exciting upcoming artist in Hip Hop at the moment. That opinion seems unified across the board, too. Watch as he openly discusses a variety of topics with HypetrakTV including his thoughts on Tupac’s legacy, his upcoming debut album and performing infront of 100,000 people with Dr. Dre at Coachella.