Feb 2014 28

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Mind blowing shit, get ready. Producer Bok Bok has teamed up with frequent collaborator and Goddess Kelela for a widely epic new single called ‘Melba’s Call’. Seething with other wordily production, its lifted into the heavens by Kelela’s uber-cool vocal stylings. Love this a lot.

Feb 2014 28

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Hot off the heels of his DaM-FunK video, here goes another killer (albeit unexpected) new joint from Snoop Dogg titled ‘Cadillacs’, produced by none other than master, Madlib. Yeah, Madlib. Snoop’s iconic, behind-the-beat flow glides over Quasimoto’s immaculately produced g-funk haze – everything here is just niiice. ‘Cadillacs’ is taken off the DJ Drama-hosted mixtape Thats My Work Vol. 3 dropping today. We’ll update with the link as soon as we can, for now though – light it up.

Feb 2014 28

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Wanna hear something hyphy as fuck? Look no further than 17 year-old producer Hasta and his debut, 6-track EP that brims with elaborately constructued beats. Floral, sees the Norwegian producer incorporate lavishly rotund synths, detailed by snazzy drums – particularly prevalent on songs like ‘RSVP’ and ‘CHNL’. Hasta broadens his repetoir on the Genuine-sampled slow jam ‘Love U More’, which doesn’t feature on the EP but can be heard here.

Feb 2014 28

Travi$ Scott flips King Krule’sNeptune Estate‘, adding fiery verses to the guitar soaked single. Archy’s iridescent “I can lay inside” is broken up by an interchanging backdrop which starts intensely but quickly simmers into a more soothing vibe. This is always worth your time.

Feb 2014 27

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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).

Feb 2014 27

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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.

Feb 2014 26

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.

Feb 2014 26

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.

Feb 2014 26

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.

Feb 2014 26

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…

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