Following ‘Draft Day‘ and ‘Days In The East‘, Drake dropped his latest cut ’0 to 100 / The Catch Up’. Co-produced by Boi-1da, Noah “40″ Shebib and Nineteen85 the six minute treat sees Drizzy go in hard whilst hinting strongly as to when the release of his next album will be (“we already got spring 2015 popping“). And those vocals at the end? They belong to James Blake.
Our homegirl Roses Gabor returns to the fore with a fierce new single produced by our wonderkid hit-maker MNEK – a video for which has just been premiered on Noisey. The track, created in a flurry of “electrical chemistry” between singer and producer turns out to be a pulsating voltaic slow jam which Gabor elevates through her calming vocal chords.
Rap provocateur Mykki Blanco serves up another savage video in support of his gritty single ‘She Gutta’. Released as part of his Spring/Summer 14 EP, the video is filled with images and scenes sex, drugs and violence but is stolen by Mykki’s powerful performance and indisputable charisma. Bundled together with two other songs ‘Wish You Would’ and ‘Booty Bamboo’, Blanco’s new Spring/Summer 14 EP is available via iTunes now.
22Tracks have just relaunched their site with a brand new, exquisitely designed player and improved iPhone app. Heralded for its simplicity both in concept and design, 22Tracks is a curation platform devoted entirely to music discovery. The site, cultivated by specialist tastemakers and DJ’s, offers a fully immersive experience into new sounds across 22 genres from key European hubs like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and of course London (Berlin and U.S cities to follow). Each playlist is updated with five new songs every week.
Over the past two years PinBoard has been at the helm of London’s soul/R&B channel, a space we devote to the genres leading-edge. As with our own platform we carefully curate our playlist to expose artists and sounds that fracture the traditional.
Head over to 22tracks.com now, check out all the channels up for grabs and make sure you download their brand new free iPhone app.
Miguel has released a new video for his track ‘Smallthings’ which premiered on HBO’s hit show Girls a few months ago. Like all things ‘Miguel’, the ballad is dedicated to the object of his affection, a passionate ode to the simple things…
JUCE have shared their new video for ‘(H)ours‘, the groove infested jam which had us all ready for summer. The Kate Moross directed visual captures the girls throwing up some vintage shapes…
Leeds quartet Adult Jazz return with their latest track ‘Spook’. Taken off their forthcoming debut album, Gist Is (August 4th) the song really shows off the band’s depth and knack for churning out gorgeous sounds. Yes it’s 10-minutes long, but sit with it – it’s worth it.
Swedish songstress Seinabo Sey has been creating quite a buzz with her singles ‘Younger‘ and ‘Hard Time’. Produced by Magnus Lidehäll, the latter, sees her golden vocals find home over a powerful instrumental. The accompanying video is also an intense affair with bold, striking imagery and fast-moving colour ways.
If you happen to stumble upon Locke’s website, you’ll be greeted by this curious image, and the following text: “it’s getting dark. save me from a world without love. all that is masculine is feminine is masculine is feminine is masculine is feminine… no one is LOCKED.” Intrigued? Read on.
‘O Boy’ is the follow up single from enigmatic NYC based artist Locke, who’s inexplicably dark and malevolent debut single ‘We Are the Prey‘ was released a couple months back. ‘O Boy’ serves a cold backdrop of sparse post-Timbaland drums guided by Locke’s eerily whispered chants (“it’s getting darker everyday, save me”). You’ll find yourself utterly drawn into this, it’s a hypnotising.
Chicago songstress Jean Deaux has dropped an aqueous new track, appropriatedly titled ‘Into the Wayer’. Penned by THEMpeople and featuring TheMIND, the sensual soundscape serves as a woozy cradle to support Deaux’s clouded vocals. If you haven’t already, check out Jean’s collaboration with Sampha and look out for her debut album, Soular System out soon.