Tag Archive: Official

Clara Hill – “Lost Winter” (Official Video)

  This beat!   Berlin’s Clara Hill started out by teaming up with the German DJ greats, Jazzanova, to create experimental, electronic jazz.   She’s taken a turn in musical direction since then, and on… Continue reading

tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain”

  Probably my favorite quasi-non-sensical lyric since “All the girls standing in the line for the bathroom.”     It’s all about those tribal drum pounds, those rhythmic handclaps, that bit-crushed bass gargle,… Continue reading

Chet Faker – “1998” (Official Video)

  I’ve been following the music of Aussie crooner Chet Faker ever since I got switched on to his brilliantly lethargic haze-hop cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” in April 2012.      … Continue reading

Bok Bok ft Kelela – “Melba’s Call” (Official Video)

Too future.   Night Slugs head honcho Bok Bok teams up with LA-via-Maryland singer Kelela to deliver some stuttery, synth-blastin’, and very 2014 R&B.           I see you, flickering-screens,… Continue reading

Bibio – “Dye The Water Green” (Live) (Official Video)

Warp Records, you are good to us. This live version of “Dye the Water Green” by West Midlands, UK musician Bibio is some much needed Friday afternoon chill.       From Bibio… Continue reading

Perera Elsewhere – “Drunk Man” (Official Video)

My favorite song of today. British Berliner Perera Elsewhere turns the volume down to two and delivers a hushed, intimate, ghostly transmission of understated indie-soul.       Perera Elsewhere – “Drunk Man”… Continue reading

The Seshen – “2000 Seasons” (Official Video)

Tru Thoughts‘ latest signing is psychedelic electronic San Francisco seven-piece The Seshen. The heavy bassline that oscillates throughout “2000 Seasons” is especially tasty.   The Seshen – “2000 Seasons” (Official Video)    … Continue reading

Fatima – “La Neta” (Produced by Flako) (Official Video)

  Sweden-via-London singer Fatima recently partnered with “soul documentarian” Flako to produce this tempo-shifting, uplifting, singalong synth beat jam.     Fatima – “La Neta” (Produced by Flako) (Official Video)        … Continue reading

The Noise Figures – “Out Of Your Mind” (Official Video)

Greek garage rock duo The Noise Figures‘ “Out of Your Mind” slightly sounds like a slightly slowed-down and slightly sleepy “Fell in Love with a Girl” by the White Stripes. My favorite tune… Continue reading

Tiny Hearts – “Centerfold” (Official Video)

Waajeed (he of the Platinum Pied Pipers, Bling47 and a founding member of Detroit’s Slum Village), Brooklyn chanteuse Dede Reynolds and jazz-trained producer and composer Tim K first met at a bar beneath… Continue reading

The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” (Official Video)

My favorite parts of this new Foreign Exchange track are those piano chord drops and those stand-out Stevie Wonder-ish synth bass burbles.   The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

John Wizards – “Lusaka By Night” (Official Video)

25-year-old, Cape Town, South Africa musician, producer, and ad jingle writer John Withers is the brainchild behind John Wizards. Featuring Rwandan singer Emmanuel Nzaramba, his recently released self-titled debut album draws from Ghanaian highlife,… Continue reading

Lonnie Holley – “Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” (Official Video)

“Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” is quite possibly my new favorite song title. Lonnie Holley, born on February 10, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama, is the seventh of twenty-seven children. Childhood was chaotic:… Continue reading

Lost Midas ft Taylor O’Donnell – “Love Undone” (Official Video)

My new favorite tune from Lost Midas, the very talented beat producer and songwriter, sporting an impressive mustache and an even more impressive, next-level, Minority Report-filmed-in-Silverlake, hipster edition of Google Glass in the video… Continue reading

Shy FX ft Liam Bailey – “Soon Come” (Official Video)

Jungle godfather Shy FX takes a break from the frenzy of drum ‘n’ bass and opts to expertly concoct some simmering, hazy reggae instead.   Shy FX ft Liam Bailey – “Soon Come”… Continue reading

Barbarossa – “Turbine” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Fresh from supporting José González‘s band Junip in New York last week, East London’s suitably red-bearded James Mathé, otherwise known as Barbarossa, combines a large, simple Black Keys-ish garage rock-soul guitar riff and tussled… Continue reading

Washed Out – “It All Feels Right” (Official Video)

Enchanted, psychedelic, folk vibrations on this brand new Washed Out song, sounding not unlike a dialed-down, Sunday morning Tame Impala.   Washed Out – “It All Feels Right” (Official Video)     “It… Continue reading

Jungle – “Platoon” (Official Video ft B-Girl Terra)

This five-year-old knows how to bust a move.   Jungle – “Platoon” (Official Video)     “Platoon” is released via Chess Club Records on July 15. More from London’s Jungle here.    … Continue reading

Simian Mobile Disco & Bicep – “Sacrifice” (Official Video)

Future-funked acid house all day. Watch the accompanying video that resembles the 3D graph blueprints on the 4D desk of some 5D cosmic alien architect.   Simian Mobile Disco & Bicep – “Sacrifice”… Continue reading

Bibio – “À Tout à l’Heure” (Official Video)

West Midlands, UK producer Stephen Wilkinson bka Bibio returns with Silver Wilkinson, a new album of his lo-fi, 70s-soaked, indie electronic soul sound. Lead single “À Tout à l’Heure” couldn’t be more organic… Continue reading

Valerie June – “Workin’ Woman Blues” (Official Video)

Singer-songwriter Valerie June was raised in Jackson and Humboldt, Tennessee, one hour from Memphis and two hours from Nashville, which serves as an accurate musical GPS for her blues- and country-influenced sound, aptly… Continue reading

Omar – “The Man” (Official Video)

This funky bassoon bassline is destined to heavily soundtrack my summer. Omar is the man.   Omar – “The Man” (Official Video)     “The Man” is taken from Omar‘s forthcoming new album,… Continue reading

Computer Jay ft Orfeo – “Hardships” (Official Video)

Mournful, synth-strong, cosmic soul from LA’s Computer Jay.   Computer Jay ft Orfeo – “Hardships” (Official Video)   “Hardships” is the first single from Computer Jay’s Savage Planet Vol. 2.    

Strange U – “Klaatu Barada Nikto” (Official Video Directed by Alexander Nut)

This agitated, gritty heatwave loop from Eglo’s mysterious new signing, Strange U, believed to be a moniker of UK hip-hop stalwart Kashmere the Iguana Man. Although why anyone would even think about adopting… Continue reading

All City Presents the Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo bka Onra and Buddy Sativa – “Untitled” (Album Teaser) (Official Video)

This cup of tea is right up my alley. Shades of Cinematic Orchestra and Nuyorican Soul from France’s Onra and Buddy Sativa, teaming up for the first time to create the Yatha Bhuta… Continue reading

Ta-ku – “Clap for Me” (Official Video)

Perth, Australia’s Ta-ku has rapidly become one of my favorite beatmakers of this, and probably any, year.   Ta-ku – “Clap for Me” (Official Video)   Suff Daddy and Ta-ku’s Bricks & Mortar… Continue reading

Atoms for Peace – “Ingenue” (Official Video)

This video: Best. Drunken Yoga Class. Ever.   Atoms For Peace – “Ingenue” (Official Video)   Amok, the new album from Thom Yorke’s other band Atoms for Peace, is out now on XL… Continue reading

BRZZVLL – “Kevin” (Official Video)

That Belgian centipede funk.   BRZZVLL – “Kevin” (Official Video)   More delightful sounds from Antwerp’s finest live jazz collective BRZZVLL (pronounced “Brazzaville”) here.    

Ivy Lab ft Frank Carter III – “Afterthought” (Official Video)

Late night sounding right.   Ivy Lab ft Frank Carter III – “Afterthought”   More Ivy Lab here.    

Toddla T Sound – “Worst Enemy”

Sheffield, UK, badman Toddla T teams up with Shola Ama and emcees Serocee and MC DRS to form super-collective Toddla T Sound. “Worst Enemy” is their first ever tune. Love the A$AP-esque pitched-down… Continue reading

James Blake – “Retrograde” (Official Video)

A strong return from the great intelli-dubstep hope of 2011, here looking like a trendy Stig from Top Gear in the video below.   James Blake – “Retrograde”   “Retrograde” is taken from… Continue reading

Wave Machines – “Ill Fit” (Official Video)

The video for Liverpool’s Wave Machines’ “Ill Fit” actually fits the song quite nicely, if you equate subtle, gently-sung wafts of future pop-funk with running around large buildings in London really fast while… Continue reading

Lil B – “I Love You” (Official Video)

Pet sounds from the uniquely gifted child of light that is Lil B.   Lil B – “I Love You” (Official Video)   #Based #Rare #ILoveYou #Tears #Pets    

Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” (Official Video)

Canadian Pastoral both in scene and sound. Montreal indie-folksters Half Moon Run pair Fleet Foxes vocal melodies with shimmering post-rock guitar.   Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” (Official Video)   Listen to… Continue reading

Phony Ppl – “Statues” (Official Video) (Free Download)

First-person music videos are usually pretty powerful pieces of art. Without asking permission, both Gomez’s “See the World” and, more controversially, the Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” temporarily reverse the normal artist-fan relationship… Continue reading

AlunaGeorge – “Diver” (Album Teaser) (Official Video)

So hyped for what London electronic R&B/pop duo AlunaGeorge will do, sing, and create in 2013.   AlunaGeorge – “Diver” (Album Teaser) (Official Video)   Aluna Francis and George Reid release their debut… Continue reading

FaltyDL ft Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires – “She Sleeps” (Official Video)

Hypnotic kick-drum stomps and Instagrammed roller-disco vibes courtesy of New York producer FaltyDL and Ed Macfarlane of St Albans, UK indie-dance trio Friendly Fires.   FaltyDL ft Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires –… Continue reading

Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk” (Official Video)

Mini-Jessie Ware the singer meets mini-Julio Bashmore the producer. There are many best moments in this video, but the bestest is at 1min 49sec.   Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

Cornershop ft TRWBADOR – “Every Year So Different” (Official Video)

Too early?   Cornershop ft TRWBADOR – “Every Year So Different” (Official Video)   From director Chris Curtis: “The song inspired me to go down a rabbit hole of bygone, bucolic happenings and… Continue reading

Nosaj Thing – “Eclipse/Blue” (Official Video)

LA’s Jason Chung is the somewhat palindromic Nosaj Thing.   Nosaj Thing – “Eclipse/Blue” (Official Video)   “Eclipse/Blue” features vocals by Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino. It is the first single off Nosaj Thing‘s… Continue reading

Pink Tee – “It’s Yours” (Official Video)

Soulful French rap by Lille, France’s Pink Tee.   Pink Tee – “It’s Yours” (Official Video)   It goes without saying that Pink Tee has got the colorful patterned shirt game on lock.… Continue reading

Homeboy Sandman – “Illuminati” (Official Video)

Some real rhyme origami here from Homeboy Sandman.   Homeboy Sandman – “Illuminati” (Official Video)   Homeboy‘s poetry is illuminating.    

Joey Bada$$ ft Chuck Strangers – “Fromdatomb$” (Official Video)

17-year-old Flatbush, Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$ continues to shine with his tight and talented throwback rap.   Joey Bada$$ ft Chuck Strangers – “Fromdatomb$” (Official Video)   Joey Bada$$‘s latest mixtape featuring his… Continue reading

Submotion Orchestra – “It’s Not Me It’s You” (Official Video)

Future organic garage and dubstep rhythms from Leeds, UK live electronic seven-piece Submotion Orchestra. They join the ranks of my top-rated, best-loved Orchestras, which include Cinematic, Hidden, and BBC Concert. What Reprazent are… Continue reading

Flume ft Jezzabell Doran – “Sleepless” (Official Video)

Sydney, Australia’s Harley Streten bka Flume melds warm electronic pulses and pitch-shifted R’n’B stylings.   Flume ft Jezzabell Doran – “Sleepless” (Official Video)   The 20-year-old’s self-titled debut album is out November 9… Continue reading

Spaceape – “On the Run” (Official Video)

Hyperdub‘s resident MC and regular Kode9 collaborator the Spaceape pours forth future poetry on this solo endeavor.   Spaceape – “On the Run” (Official Video)   Experimental, tribal, anxious African rhythms.    

Blu & Exile ft Black Spade – “Maybe One Day” (Official Video)

San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA rapper Blu and hip-hop producer Exile caught my ear earlier this year with “The Great Escape,” which featured expertly cut beats and catchy, phased vocal samples, plus the… Continue reading

La Melodia – “Spaced Out” (Official Video) (Free Download)

That starry soul-hop from outer space-via-Amsterdam. La Melodia is MC Melodee and producer I.N.T. I can easily hear Pharrell’s falsetto and his signature live drums lacing a remix of this one.   La… Continue reading

MØ – “Pilgrim” (Official Video)

Copenhagen, Denmark’s Karen Marie Ørsted is MØ. The tried-and-tested pop sound staple that is the handclap cleverly and effortlessly forms the backbone and steady propulsion of “Pilgrim.”   MØ – “Pilgrim” (Official Video)… Continue reading

“Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)” – Stones Throw Records Documentary (Official Teaser)

The consistent quality of leftfield hip-hop, soul, and jazz label Stones Throw Records is unparalleled.   “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)”  (Official Teaser)   Out 2013. More info… Continue reading