Features

Unearthing Ysa Pérez: Evolving Through a Decade of Photos

Ysa Pérez first jumped on my radar in 2012. Instagram had only recently emerged as a photo-sharing platform, and served as an alternative channel for traditional photographers to share their work. Ysa’s photos instantly captivated me. Her images, all intimate and visceral, featured artists who would soon become industry titans. I learned to count on […]

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SBTRKT Remixes NAO’s “Bad Blood” Track

NAO recruits SBTRKT to switch up the vibe of the electro-soul jam “Bad Blood,” originally released as a single for her debut album, For All We Know, over a year ago. The British producer, a frequent collaborator and label-mate of Sampha, reels back the BPM and slows up the pace of the record. By adding […]

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Music Videos

Princess Nokia Takes Us Back in Time with Double Feature Visuals

Still hot off the success of her excellent 1992 mixtape, Princess Nokia has shared the fourth and fifth visuals from the September 2016 project in the form of a double feature. The joint-video for “Bart Simpson” and “Green Line,” co-directed by Nokia herself along with frequent collaborator Milah Libin, highlights the native New York City experience, […]

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Smino Releases New Single, “Anita”

St. Louis up and comer Smino is one of the most exciting rappers to come from the Midwest in a long time (besides all of Chicago’s booming talent). Backed by an organ and a bit of funk, “Anita” is an ode to a special woman in Smino’s life who brings out the best in him. […]

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North London’s Lyves Sings About One-Sided Love in “The Weather”

North London vocalist Lyves, also known as Francesca Bergami, recently shared her debut EP, Like Water, under her moniker. The 4-track project includes this wonderful gem, “The Weather”, an atmospheric and vulnerable track with angelic vocals from Lyves stacked against electro percussion. Lyves is willing to accept and feel love throughout the song at all […]

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Listen to MAAD – Touch Me ft. Ro James

Singer-songwriter MAAD connects with Grammy-nominated vocalist Ro James for the Prince-esque track, “Touch Me”, a sensual song about desire with a thumping bassline and heavenly guitar runs. Premiered originally by Ebro on Beats 1, both MAAD and James use their smooth vocals to urge a lover to put them out of their immediate misery (of […]

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Khary and Lege Kale Reunite for “Stronger”

Rhode Island native Khary reunites with producer Lege Kale for the track, “Stronger”. The two guys connected on Khary’s stellar breakout single “Find Me” from his project Intern Aquarium last year. “Stronger” delivers the same boundless energy between the two as Khary controls the transformative beat with honest and warm lyrics about a severed relationship. While […]

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Music Videos

Chance the Rapper Releases New Video for “Same Drugs”

Coinciding with his pre-Grammy performance buzz, Chance the Rapper shares new visuals for “Same Drugs,” the fourth video off of his critically acclaimed album Coloring Book. Not only did the song receive technicolor graphics but the audio itself was given a makeover, with additional instrumentation and vocal assistance from Eryn Allen Kane, Yebba, John Legend, […]

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Toronto’s Young Clancy Shares Synthy Debut Single, “COMINGTOULIVE”

Toronto newcomer Young Clancy shares the first track, “COMINGTOULIVE”, from his forthcoming EP, Yung Prince of the Basement. The subdued and synthy cut features a bouncy hook and smooth vocals from the singer. Opting for a different direction than most of his peers, “COMINGTOULIVE” is a nostalgic electro-R&B jam that finds its strength in Clancy’s ability to […]

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Wizkid and Drake Connect Again for “Hush Up The Silence”

Wizkid and Drake reunite for the track “Hush Up The Silence”, following up their highly successful “One Dance” collaboration from Drake’s Views album. Wizkid’s latest offering premiered on OVO Radio this past Sunday and follows the same infectious mid-tempo jam as “One Dance”. Take a listen to the infectious cut from Wizkid and Drake below at 60:15.

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