Shiraz & LSJ ignore rules on ‘Jive Days Vol 2’

In the latter months of 2016, newcomers Shiraz & LSJ released what soon became one of our favorite underground local releases of the year. A 16-track tape, that they’ve just followed up with some spicy sauce. Jive Days 2 is a project they’ve been ‘building up to,’ after a string of live shows and fostering with their peers at…

Animal Feelings hits our guts with ‘Falling’

We’re a sucker for a track that hits your emotions right in the gut. Layered vocals that haunt an intro, followed by a stripped back piano chase, and an arpeggiator to take you to the top. Animal Feelings is the brain child of New-York based artist Oli Chang, and ‘Falling’ is the first offering from…

King Krule releases ‘Half Man Half Shark’

King Krule is a special breed – a breed that we’ll never be able to guess what’s around the corner, a concoction of jittery punk rock and Archy Marshall goodness. The young gun has just released his new track ‘Half Man Half Shark’ whilst we eagerly await his sophomore studio album The OOZ. The new track…

Sampa the Great ‘Rhymes to the East’

There’s something incredibly special about Sampa the Great. Cementing new bricks constantly on the record that first gripped us (The Great Mixtape). The African songwriter, poet, singer and lyricist recorded the new track in one take – “It was a stand out track to me and one of the strongest lyrics I have captured to date,” she…

TOKiMONSTA’s album ‘Lune Rouge’

L.A producer Jennifer Lee, a.k.a TOKiMONSTA has released her third studio album Lune Rouge. After challenging health battles, including two brain surgeries for the rare brain disease Moyamoya, TOKiMONSTA came out with her inspiring story about her recovery and learning to make music again. She’s said this album is “her most personal body of work…

Kelela releases album ‘Take Me Apart’

Four years after the release of her ground breaking EP Cut For Me, r n b songstress Kelela’s long awaited debut album is here. Changing the game, Kelela along with others are paving the way for the contemporary r n b. With subtle baselines as the foundation of electronic beats, fronted by her sultry vocals,…

Smino Delivers summery track ‘Sorbet’

St. Louis rapper Smino is back with the release of chill track ‘Sober’, with the help of heavyweight producer Sango. The first release since his album blkswn back in March, Smino is bringing us into the warmer weather with ‘carpe diem’ vibe and laid back beats we love. The track was released in celebration of…