In case you’re sacrificing any virgins this morning, SpaceGhostPurrp and fellow Raider Klan members Ethelwulf and Chris Travis drop a new cut and bring nothing but evil phonk spirits with them. The now trademark train track foghorns and bleak atmospherics over sparse drum whacks and stream-of-consciousness hood occultism stay prevalent. Whilst the Klan doesn’t compromise, it was kind enough to offer the download below…
Despite the dismal British weather we took full advantage of the line-up, making sure our must-see acts were ticked off – and of course, experiencing new performers we hadn’t yet caught live.
The weekend began relatively calm on Friday – Santigold entertained us with a high octane performance of material from her new album Master of My Make-Believe, while The Roots reminded everyone about to get their brain zapped by Deadmau5 what music with melody and rhythm sounds like.
Saturday was a lot more exciting. Not only were we amped to see the like of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Deliliah, AlunaGeorge etc – all of whom put on great shows, but it was also the day we were to experience the allusive Weeknd live for the first time.
As frequenters of PinBoard will know, we’ve championed the rogue Canadian for some time – his body of work thus far has been a hot topic across many of our digital pages and so it was with a lot of excitement we trawled through the mud over to the Pepsi Max stage to see how Abel Tesfaye delivers in person…
Sebastian the crab needs to drop a hot 16 on this. There’s major aquatic vibes surrounding the new Azealia mixtape project and the latest bubble bath production named after the Roman God of water/sea is keeping in line with that.
Great to see Londoner Shystie by the way jumping on the track with Brooklynite Banks.
Fantasea, for all the friendly crustaceans out there wondering, drops July 11th.
He may be an ‘M’ shy of a mango (probably not the first time he’s heard that), but doesn’t make this producer/vocalist originating from Montreal any less challenging. If you caught his extrinsic Sade cover from Feburary, you’ll have noticed he’s alot like his good mate Jaques Greene in the way they’re manipulative with deep cosmos synthetics and unusual shifting tempos. What’s more curious is that ANGO tags this one as R&B… the Frankenstein breed then if that is the case. Taken from upcoming debut LP Serpentine, out on Lucky Me… July 17th.
A bristling piece of trip-hoppin’ electronica with paranoid vocal layering and industrial grooves, this unreleased demo produced by William Orbit (the virtuoso behind Ray of Light, probably the best album of Madonna’s career) has just hit the web and hints at being somewhat a 90s throwback. Whilst ‘Baby’ may make the final cut of Maya‘s Roc Nation debut Matangi set for Autumn release, and with ‘Bad Girls‘ having already done it well, it’s time for her to ask weather you can make a woman out of her…
Update: M.I.A. has tweeted this will not be on the upcoming album.
With her album now available to stream and buy, Lianne La Havas relinquishes another stellar remix from her vaults. ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’, the title track of her stunning debut has been reworked by Alby Daniels, the rising Electronic singer/producer championed here for some months. He transforms the subtlety of the original into a spiraling cascade of glitchy chaos.
After bringing Kwabs to your attention last month, the hugely favourable response to his James Blake/’Wilhelm Scream’ flip sees the power-piped artist drop another gut wrencher, this time of his own pen.
What a voice, so full bodied and replete with technical skill. The unequivocal difference between “singers” and “sangas” (and there’s alot of singers on the internet). Plus not to sound like an absolute industry prat, but next year’s Kiwanuka? Keep an eye on this one.
Ghost Loft is the alter-ego of LA-hailing musician Danny Choi and ‘Seconds’ is a deliciously, addictive tune combining fuzzy lo-fi R&B traits with minimal Pop and sung with a foreboding aloofness that wouldn’t go amiss on the Drive soundtrack. With 30,000+ plays on soundcloud alone, we’re clearly not the only ones infected.
Cop ‘Seconds’ off bandcamp for a single dollar and also check out Ghost Loft’s other material including the recommended Aaliyah sampling ‘Blow‘.
It could be easy to dismiss late-teen Floridian rhymer and Basquiat enthusiast Robb Bank$ off the back of any trill/tumblr/based wave overtones, but he’s got a tenacious vocal tone that feels convincing enough to pay attention when he’s musing on b*tches, drugs and other carefree pleasantries. And then of course there’s that liberating closet art-thug ideology that’s been allowed to blossom in recent times making a new generation of rappers a compelling sum of their leftfield street-shit parts. The alliance between Bank$ and SpaceGhostPurrp makes perfect sense over this macabre-as-standard production by the latter.
Check out also his latest video Fine$t, a bottomless and brilliant track laced by cloud rap allah Clams Casino. Bank$’ new tape Year of the Savage drops soon.
Having supported Brixtonian talent Cooly G for the last few years, we’ve been waiting on her to release that body of work that would really encapsulate her myriad of exotic influences, frolicking signatures and penchant for experimenting soulfully with British club sounds. As anticipated, her self-produced debut album is chock with sensuous vocal refrains and blissed out synths over tropical bass bumpiness. Sexy music for sexy people. Get transported.
Playin Me is released July 17th on Hyperdub. Stream below with some good headphones or woofs and a herb(al beverage).