6LACK’s debut album ‘FREE 6LACK’ is a must-spin

Atlanta has been pumping out the greatest urban/hip hop in the past 12 months, and we understand if you’re potentially sick of it. Breaking the ice, and delivering a future r&b record is 6lack – a name emerging from the shadows with a perfect campaign behind him. Classy visuals, a smoothly executed roll-out, and great…

Childish Gambino new album ‘Awaken, My Love!’ is here

Regardless of how deep you are down the Donald Glover rabbit-hole, we’d put money on no Gambino expert seeing this coming. After patiently waiting, Mr. Glover has dropped his new album Awaken, My Love! – an 11-track LP full of funk/soul inspired carvings. “I remember listening to songs my dad would play—albums by the Isleys or Funkadelic—and…

MeloDownz sways on new joint ‘Regillah Mess’

Melodownz has a knack of making every verse seem like a freestyle. Sitting back, letting the beat rumble, and purveying his signature sway all over the instrumental. ‘Regillah Mess’ is no exception – laced with Melo flow, visuals to match, and a non-apologetic delivery. Classed as an ‘out-take’ on his social media for the forthcoming album next…

David Dallas breaks the silence with 64 Bars

‘The scenes best A&R, I’m putting on them all…’ – the closing lines to 3:20 of the latest flow from David Dallas, the curator of Red Bull Studios’ Auckland 64 Bars series exposing the best in hand-selected New Zealand rap. Putting aside the best colour grade, most catchy chorus hook, and any need for Hollywood sh*t,…

Watch The Weeknd’s first video interview in history…

Some artists like to keep low key, no interviews, under-resourced press photos, rather letting the music do the talking. Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) up until this point had never sat down for a video interview, and on this occasion Zane Lowe was lucky enough to pop his cherry. Over the last week there have been several short…

Knxwledge Reworks Future, 21 Savage & Danny Brown in new tape

The man can’t stop. After releasing the debut full-length record with Anderson Paak. Yes Lawd! he’s back. The LA beatmaker has pulled together a new tape titled WT. PRT10_, a refix of Future, 21 Savage, Danny Brown and others. Part of his ongoing beat tape series, you can spin it via Bandcamp below.   WT.PRT10_ by Knxwledge.

YG’s new mixtape ‘Red Friday’ has arrived

Black Friday, Red Friday – same diff to YG, who just dropped his new mixtape titled Red Friday. Featuring appearances from 21 Savage, RJ and Mitch the project boasts the bumping classic YG feel and holds him down for the 2nd release of 2016. With a stream only release, YG  decided to follow Nipsey Hussle’s clever…

Tom Lark spills new track ‘WILL’

Picture laying in an old school BMW, as street lights pass by the sunroof, and an overpowering car air freshner fills your nostrils next to the smell of spilt lager in the backseat. The moment we hit the orange button we were transported by the arpeggiating synth and sleepy vocals of Tom Lark – a New Zealand voice…

CampusKit hold steady with remix of ‘Greatest Hit’

With an intro that sounds like the start of a Star Wars galaxy battle, CampusKit’s reindition of CLICKS’ ‘Greatest Hit’ is a beauty. With remixes under their belts’ for the likes of Nakita, Seven Lions, and the legend James Vincent McMorrow the duo are steadily solidifying their footing for a big close to 2016 and…