• RTJ4 is out NOW + JU$T Lyric Video + Cannibis Collab

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  • NEW Eyedress Album Out Now + Euro Tour

    Eyedress' LP, Let's Skip To The Wedding, is out now via Lex Records. To coincide with the LP release, Eyedress announced a 2021 European tour. The album is his first since relocating from Manila to LA, and is a passionate exploration of his love and fears as he prepares to welcome a child into this ever changing world.
  • WATCH – Sampa the Great “Time’s Up” Ft Krown

    Sampa The Great just dropped her striking new video for “Time’s Up” and announced a partnership with the Narrm (Melbourne, Australia) based therapy practice Pola Psychology designed to shed light on the struggles experienced by African youth in accessing culturally safe, appropriate, and responsive mental health care.
  • Aluna Solo Album Coming Via Mad Decent

    Aluna Francis has announced her first solo album: Renaissance arrives on August 28 via Mad Decent. The record includes “Body Pump” and “Warrior,” as well as a new track called “Get Paid,” featuring Princess Nokia and Jada Kingdom. Hear “Get Paid” by clicking here.
  • Loyal Lobos – New Album Everlasting Out NOW

    New Loyal Lobos album Everlasting out everywhere NOW! Check out the Pitchfork Review, and look for amazing reviews in the New York Times, New Yorker and more.
  • Injury Reserve US Tour + New Album Out NOW!

    ICYMI - Injury Reserve's new album is out NOW on Loma Vista! PLUS, their US Tour Starts in September! DO NOT miss this show!
  • Big Wild Releases ReWorks ft Sotomayor, Poolside and Hermitude

    Big Wild releases new mixes of his new single "Touch". The five-track collection features remixes by disco outfit Poolside and Australian duo Hermitude, a killer remix of the track in Spanish featuring Sotomayor.

Recent News

Introducing – Denai Moore – Modern Dread Out Now

August 16th, 2020

UK convention-defying singer/songwriter Denai Moore has released her third album Modern Dread via Because Music, a unique blend of quixotic beats and introspective, sometimes harrowing songwriting which will undoubtedly stamp Moore as one of the most original talents we have around right now.

Modern Dread is an album that sees Moore exploring personal demons whilst also voicing her concerns for the world at large, a daring exercise in micro versus macro that pays off richly in what is a dazzling step forward in artistry. There are R’n’B influences, certainly, but alongside them stand a love for folk and soul, for Bon IverFeist and Solange, for Sufjan Stevens’sThe Age of Adz into the “richness” of Beyonce’sLemonade, for the fact that “Kanye never made the same record twice”, for the way that St Vincent “really reinvented the idea of being a lead guitarist.” And so to bracket Moore with any one particular scene seems naive – such of genre is crucial for a flourishing British music community.

Sneaks – New Album Happy Birthday out Aug 21st

August 16th, 2020

Sneaks, the solo moniker of Washington, DC’s Eva Moolchan, has announced a new album,Happy Birthday. It’s due out on August 21 via Merge. In April, the Washington, D.C. spoken word/punk musician also shared a new song, “Mars in Virgo.” Listen to the song below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.

Continuing the collaborative relationships from last year’s Highway Hypnosis (called “a patchwork of hip-hop, post-punk, rave, and more” by Pigeons & Planes) with mixing engineer Carlos Hernandez and legendary producer Jacknife Lee, Moolchan felt free to turn up the energy and explore more elaborate melodies than ever before. In “Mars in Virgo,” she chants, “I’ve changed a lot now I’m all grown and / I got to grow up some more / I have changed now I’m all grown up / Now I have to grow up some more.”

With astrological assertions alongside poetry filtered through a riot grrl spirit and set to thumping bass lines and infectious beats, Moolchan asks all of the questions but invites the listener to divine their own answers. Put on your headphones and let Sneaks lead you on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery that will keep you humming for days.

New Budos Band Album Coming Oct 9th via Daptone

August 16th, 2020

Afro-psychedelic soul legends, The Budos Band, announce their sixth studio album Long In The Tooth, along with a single of the same name via Daptone Records. Long In The Toothmarks the 20th anniversary of the band’s inception and 15 years since their eponymous 2005 full-length debut. Sounding as if Quentin Tarantino was the music supervisor for a Bond film, the title track locks the listener into an unshakable groove, with drums simmering between swells of horns as guitar snakes towards a resounding organ.

Long In The Tooth was recorded in just five days at Diamond Mine Studios in Queens, NY. The album is clearly a standout, a culmination of a 15-year journey by a band that has consistently carved its own distinct path through the grooves of history.  After one listen, you might expect a full orchestra behind the curtain, instead, you’ll find eight ruthless mavericks – Brian Profilio [drums], Daniel Foder [bass], Tom Brenneck [guitar], Mike Deller [organ], Jared Tankel [saxophone], Andrew Greene [trumpet], Dave Guy [trumpet], Rob Lombardo [bongos, congas]. While the band has maintained a timeless and unique style unaffected by musical trends, the signature Budos sound has been sampled by Panic! At The Disco, Black Eyed Peas, EARTHGANG and more.

WATCH – Braids “Here 4 U” + New Album Out Now

August 16th, 2020

Braids’ new album Shadow Offering is officially OUT NOW via Secret City Records. They’ve already premiered a bunch of amazing tracks from the album — “Eclipse (Ashley),” “Young Buck,” and “Snow Angel” — but now the band have given us the vide of “Here 4 U” (watch that below).

This is the opening track of their new album, and the band have shared the inspiration behind the song : “’Here 4 U’ is an oldie in our books. The original demo dates back four or five years, written while Austin and I spent a few months snowbirding in Los Angeles. It was one of the first songs we wrote for “Shadow Offering”, but the last we finished. We nearly lost this one on the cutting room floor, but in finding the album’s identity in the final weeks of mixing, so too did this song. In a way, it encapsulates the process of making this record – bursts of excitement and exploration, stretches of self-doubt, long days, long months, and the blissful self-discovery of finding our voice for this album. 

OUT NOT – Big Wild “Touch” Reworks

August 16th, 2020

OUT NOW – Big Wild just released his Touch (Reworks), a new EP reimagining the multi-millions-streamed single “Touch” that UPROXX called “a perfect summer soundtrack.”  In addition to the original arrangement of “Touch,” the five-track collection features remixes by disco outfit Poolside and Australian duo Hermitude, a killer remix of the track in Spanish featuring Sotomayor.

The EP also features a stripped-back Analog Session of the track performed live by singer-songwriter-producer Jackson Stell and two of his Big Wild bandmates, Haley Johnsen (vocals, bass) and Maddie Rice (vocals, guitar).  Inspired by months that Stell spent separated from his wife during long stretches on tour, “Touch” captures feelings of loneliness, longing, and the euphoric rush of finally returning to the arms of a loved one. 

Aluna “Get Paid” ft Princess Nokia & Jada Kingdom

August 16th, 2020

After releasing two stellar singles “Body Pump” and “Warrior” Aluna delivers the goods yet again. This time with the help from her friends Princess Nokia and Jada Kingdom on her new single “Get Paid” – a feel-good dancehall summer jam with an important message about striving for equality.  She also confirmed the release of her debut solo album Renaissance out on August 28th viaMad Decent also featuringcontributions from SG Lewis, KAYTRANADA, Rema, and more.

One half and front-woman of the internationally renowned duo AlunaGeorge, the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer has stepped out on her own for this album with Mad Decent. Also, last month, she penned a powerful open letter to the global dance community – READ IT HERE.

Get Paid’ “is an aspirational celebration about black women and women of color getting paid, in opposition of the reality that we are consistently undervalued for our work. …this is a song about believing we deserve to get paid because as society keeps telling us we are worthless, we internalize that notion, which is almost more damaging because it stops us from advocating for ourselves.”  – Aluna