Archives: January 2018

Watch — Nicole Atkins at CPR Performance Studio

January 17th, 2018

Nicole Atkins‘ fourth album follows her move from New Jersey to Nashville. The singer-songwriter adds some country and soul flavor to her music on “Goodnight Rhonda Lee,” with lyrics inspired by her newfound sobriety. She recruited members of the Dap-Kings to play on the new LP, which she told Rolling Stone took three years to write but just five days to record.

Atkins stopped into the CPR Performance Studio to play four songs from “Goodnight Rhonda Lee.” She also spoke with Scott Carney about how moving affected her songwriting, finding musical inspiration from her dreams and writing two songs with Chris Isaak.

To listen to the full interview and session click HERE.


Watch — Young Fathers new video + album announced

January 17th, 2018

Mercury Prize-winning trio Young Fathers have confirmed details of new album Cocoa Sugar. The Scottish group will release the follow up to 2015’s White Men Are Black Men Too on March 9. The announcement is accompanied by new song “In My View” and an accompanying video. Check that out below.

— via The Fader


Listen — Cut Chemist’s on the BBC

January 17th, 2018

Cut Chemist and E-Rock stopped by Diplo and Friends this past week. Listen to hear how it all went down. Expect plenty of UZ, Danny Brown, DJ Craze, French Montana, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Lil Pump and loads more!!

Click here to listen.

LISTEN — Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s “The Game” Remix

January 17th, 2018

Brooklyn singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzón-Montano shares “The Game” Remix ft. Junglepussy today. The track, pulled from the instrumental album of his critically acclaimed debut Jardín, takes on a new dimension with verses from the New York-based rapper.

He comments, “I met Junglepussy in 2015 at a show she had in NYC. She’s the shit. I love her energy and her sense of humor. When I had the idea to do ladies only rap features on my instrumentals I was so happy to hear back from her. We recorded her vocals at my studio in Brooklyn on a gloomy day and she saved me from my grey sky blues that afternoon.”


WATCH — De Lux’s “Keyboards Cause We’re Black And White”

January 11th, 2018

Today De Lux premiered the video for “Keyboards Cause We’re Black And White” off their upcoming album, More Disco Songs About Love. From a production perspective, the track doesn’t fit into one category of genre, but blends a unique variety of sounds. From 70s disco, to synthesizers that were more reminiscent of the 80s and video games, and some of today’s modern electronic music. Check it out below.


READ — NPR Music’s 2018 Slingshot Artists

January 10th, 2018

“All this year, NPR Music and its partner stations will be following a group of outstanding new and emerging artists from local music scenes across the country for a series we’re calling Slingshot. On this week’s All Songs Considered, we talk to some of our partner stations about the artists they chose for this year’s list. Some are hometown favorites, and others are rising stars from abroad.”

Congrats to all the artists selected and a special congrats to our co-sign family:

Lawrence Rothman — selected by Jason Bently from KCRW

Knox Fortune — selected by Matt Reilly from KUTX

Bedouine — selected by Carmel Holt from WUFV

Check out the full list by clicking HERE.

WATCH — Miles Francis’ “Take It”

January 10th, 2018

“It’s been brutally cold this past week, enough to make anyone hibernate in bed. Remedy that with Miles Francis‘s “Take It,” a twitchy little electronic pop song from the Manhattan artist. Francis has worked as a studio musician for folks like Mark Ronson and Sharon Jones, and now he’s debuting some music of his own. In a clip for this sparkly song, off his debut EP Swimmers (due out on February 2), dancer Lukasz Zieba effectively communicates the song’s torn nature.” Watch below.

— via Fader