Okay, so I’m still recovering from that Das Racist break up from back in 2012, but I can’t help it, they were too cool. So here’s the next best thing. Himashu Suri aka Heems teams up with Riz MC as Swetshop Boys for ‘Batalvi' a Trooko produced track from their Swet Shop EP. I’m gonna keep it short: THIS IS FIRE. Just listen to it… In fact, stream the entire EP here.
Grimes envisages Dante’s layers of hell from the epic Inferno,part of his Divine Comedy in the music video for her Blood Diamond’s featuring single ‘Go’. As exclaimed via her Tumblr, the self-directed visual is loosely inspired by the likes of X-Men, Metal Gear and Dune. Blood Diamonds also makes an appearances (wearing his signature black clothing) as he carries Claire in his arms atop a sand dune. With all kinds of cool effects, this video is pretty epic. Take a look above!
James Vincent McMorrow - When I Leave
“Dance like no-one’s watching you" is the message behind James Vincent McMorrow’s latest record. It’s a stand-alone free download called ‘When I Leave' and carries the same, R&B slash electronic slash singer/songwriter aesthetic from his recently released Post Tropical album. Despite being recorded on the road, it has a certain chilled air to it…
A Kiss Goodbye featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes and Sampha
NYC-based Producer Emile Haynie has already produced for the likes of FKA twigs, SZA and Eminem this year, along with a whole host of other stars, but today, marks his first solo endeavour. Haynie teams up with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dev Hynes and Sampha on ‘A Kiss Goodbye' and elegant affair of rich, twinkling piano melodies serenaded by Charlotte and Sampha's utterly stunning voices. Swoon…
BROODS - Four Walls
We’ve been raving on about BROODS for some time now, and we’re not going to stop. The brother/sister duo have just shared ‘Four Walls’, taken from their debut album Evergreen out October 7 (US) and you’ve just got to hear it! Unlike their previous singles, this one is their most down-tempo and saddest to date. The song is a simple affair: a piano melodies, some gorgeous harmonies, heartfelt lyrics, the odd soft drum pad, and most importantly Georgia’s sublime vocals. Put it on rotation up top!
Maryland duo Abhi//Dijon serenade your ears with their blissful falsettos floating over smooth, silky R&B soundscapes riddled with thumping bass’, crashing drums and elegant piano melodies in their debut self-titled EP. Over the course of thirteen minutes, you’ll find yourself entranced by the lush production and gorgeous, velvety vocals. And dammmmn, that outro on ‘Distant Love’ is fire!
Raury has just dropped his debut full length project Indigo Child, and you simply just need to hear it! Having already wowed us with ‘God’s Whisper' and 'Cigarette Song’, the Atlanta based wonderkid continues to impress with tracks like ‘Armor’ and closing track (eight-minute stunner) ‘Seven Suns’. All you have to do, is beat a certain score in the game over at his website. It’s not that hard…
Jessie Ware - Say You Love Me (Shura Remix)
Jessie Ware’s second single ‘Say You Love Me’, lifted off the upcoming sophomore full length Tough Love (October 6-UK / 21-US) is given the remix treatment courtesy of one of favourite acts of the year, Shura. What once was a soaring ballad, is now a brooding R&B number with a sprinkling of electronic wizardry. Shura really shows off her production skills in this one, check it out above!
Meet UK trio R I T U A L and their incredibly atmospheric debut offering ‘The Fall’. Driven by what’s essentially a hip-hop beat, the track is given extra live through the subtle soulful undertones and smooth electronics whilst the deep songwriting keeps you in check. The equally dark, and haunting music video is just as good; with it’s exquisitely shot clips of the sky, trees and crashing waves. Watch above, and enjoy!
Having introduced you to astronomyy a few weeks back, we’ve got more for you to tuck into. Today, we have the music video to one of the stand-out tracks from his There For U EP, it’s called ‘Nothin On My Mind’. Just like the track, the visual puts you in such a peaceful mindset, with it’s blissful sunset and the swaying from side to side of the skateboarder.