Plan B’s (real name Ben Drew) directorial debut feature film ‘Ill Manors’ will be released in the UK on June 6th and will be accompanied by a concept album of the same name – the projects lead single/video was released last month. The LP will mark Drew’s first musical offering since 2010′s critically acclaimed The Defamation of Strickland Banks.
The film follows the lives of six people all of whom are in some way connected. Watch the thrilling new trailer exclusively over at The Guardian.
We have certainly given you a fair dosage of La Havas since we introduced her to your playlists last year and we have showcased an abundance of quality remixes too.
Quickly becoming the go to palette for remixes à la Lana Del Rey , Maya Jane Coles, one to watch this year provides the garage grooved remix below. We highlighted Coles previously when she featured on a Alpines track last year. Since then, Coles has readying herself steadily and picked up on A&R and blogger’s ears alike. Cemented firmly in every corner of the electronic world, from gritty basslines, to dirty techno house, she is striving to become a name to remember. What do you think?
Tender songbird Szjerdene is getting us viewers accustomed to vivid, cinematic videos. Often opting for depicting life like, sometimes turbulent situations instead of the generic performance videos, Szjerdene does it again. ‘Turn’ is beautifully ornamented with elegant vocals,sprinkled over provoking visuals. Taken off her Patchwork EP .
Hot off the heels of their critically acclaimed debut album Purple Naked Ladies, Odd Future’s The Internet are about to embark on the recording of their follow up. In an attempt to clear their heads and “get away”, the duo consisting of Syd Tha Kyd and Matt Martians will be moving to Atlanta for the summer. Coinciding with the album process, the band will also be filming a feature length documentary ‘The Feng Shui Experiment’ which will focus on the music industry from an insiders point of view.
In order to create the film the band are using Kickstarter to raise $15,000 for production etc – they’re calling on support from their fans worldwide to help make this happen. Watch the trailer for their fundraising above and if you’re down to help – go here.
First single off the debut album LongLiveA$AP and the A$AP head honcho comes correct. Swagged out visuals with high fashion garms, some cheeky nudity and the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop. Check it out up top
A$AP Ferg provides a befittingly trill video (directed by The ICU) for his solo single ‘A Hundred Million Roses’. The track will feature on the upcoming A$AP Mob compilation project, due out later this year.
Fans of cult band The xx will be happy to know they’ve just announced a string of dates across Europe, including 3 shows London. The group will stop off in France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Norway and Belgium ahead of the release of their much anticipated, much needed sophomore album (title/date yet to be announced).
To give fans an equal chance of attending the special shows, tickets will be allocated via a lottery system – fans can sign up here.
DJ/producer Anthony Valadez calls on the unmistakeable presence of Mar to assist in bringing his new track ‘Under Water’ alive. Taken off his upcoming album Just Visiting due out on Plug Research, the sexy slow jam brings both parties together beautifully. Mar’s voice is silly on this.
The track has been reworked by Full Crate too – he takes it to the dance #vibes. Listen to that and AntVala’s version below…
Ab-Soul has let loose a new song called ‘Empathy’ from his upcoming Control System album. The undiluted soul that bumps out is evenly matched by the serenely cool vocals of fellow Black Hippy member Alori Joh, who sadly passed recently. The song, dedicated to Joh also features JaVonte and further exemplifies the various aspects of Ab-Soul’s musical personality.