‘ANOTHA ONE’…(of Drake’s Tracks Sprung a Leak)

The fourth track in a slew of accidentally-released predecessors, [Drizzy’s hand at a Jackson Browne voiceover (“These Days“) and a tropical, Popcaan masterpiece collab (“Controlla“) to name a few] this week’s two, pre-Views leaks are sponsored by OVO labelmate and fellow gloom’n’b-er PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Tell Me”), as well as a posthumous Pimp C donation (“Faithful”). “Tell Me”…

Majid Jordan Drops “Day and Night”, Confirms 2/5 Album Date

The OVO-labeled dance-pop duo just dropped yet another gem from their upcoming, self-titled project–expected February 5th next week. Clinging to their trend of slick, loungey ambience, “Day and Night” is a drum ‘n’ synth-driven cut, mashed with fluttery keyboards that provide the completion–not competition–to Majid Al Maskati’s cooing vocals and cerebral hook: (“But here, as…

Teyana Taylor Drops “Your Wish”; ‘The Cassette Tape 1994’

A fan-dedicated, ‘thank-you’ supplementary to her VII studio album [per Def Jam] from last year, The Cassette Tape ’94 is Teyana Taylor’s newest G.O.O.D. Music-sponsored cut, arriving at a low-key juncture in the Harlem R&B singer’s career. It’s poppier than usual; less of the sultry, smoky mystique that enveloped her last, much darker project–and more bright and funky…

Fauntleroy Drops Retro Cut, “Magic”

He’s noted for dropping slick, indie R&B tracks during lulls in the music world; just when we’re craving something new-age, experimental, and succinct…Fauntleroy, a name now fairly synonymous for self-produced, instrumentally sublime, and often heavily dipped in old-soul, delivers. From “Who Are You“, to “Mid-Air“, and “Running Through Red Lights“, he’s been a maniac all…

Drake & Majid Jordan Drop “My Love”

Highly active with Zane Lowe interviews, music vids, and the brand-new Apple Music, OVO coworkers dropped a new track, “My Love”, on Friday afternoon via SoundCloud. Whirling 808s devour the nebulous, submerged track—a dim, deep-house instrumental fashioned by the producer duo. The hook alternated with their tense, tight-lipped interrogation (“Why you wanna be my love?/…

New Track: “Broken Heart Broken Eyes” x James Fauntleroy

Enduring solo act, occasional producer, and Cocaine 80s frontman, mellow-R&B vocalist James Fauntleroy just previewed some new material. The new desolate single, unashamedly titled “Broken Heart Broken Eyes”, arrived on SoundCloud last night. In step with Cocaine 80s cake-layer harmonies and the afro-pop collective’s propensity for candlelight piano interludes. This time, Larrance Dopson lends a…

New Track: Thundercat x “Them Changes”

The LA producer/bass proficient just dropped a new track, and it’s confirmed as the prequel to his ‘mini album’-to-be, which arrives next week from the Brainfeeder record label. [Fellow electronic artist Flying Lotus’ 7-year enterprise in the making]. Sonically disoriented, “Them Days” is an unnerving, post-love stumble: one that features Thundercat picking up broken-heart shards…

Foals Shares “What Went Down” + Music Video

It’s been two years since the release of Holy Fire: enough time for any pent-up antsiness surrounding the Oxford indie collective’s studio album return to reach its peak. The shoegaze world stirs, and Foals is searing the anticipation. Complete with corresponding video, the fivesome just dropped “What Went Down” on Tuesday, its first debut a highlight…

Miguel Teams Up With Lenny Kravitz For “Face The Sun”

  Miguel’s been silky-R&B’s longtime master of smooth, from every dark, muggy Art Dealer Chic chapter to Kaleidoscope Dream, and in-between-album collaborations with Wale, Janelle Monae, and beyond. Angel-face aside, his whispery voice is, hands down, the slickest: a no-fail means of goosebumps-delivery over gritty, musing beats handpicked to sustain the Miguel melting effect. Now the sixth addition release…

Disclosure Drops First Single for New Album, “Holding On (Feat. Gregory Porter)”

Disclosure’s newest track, this time featuring jazz-gospel vocalist Gregory Porter, is the official precursor to the duo’s upcoming album. Entitled “Holding On”, its name is fitting for its playback: the revolution of an 808s-amped beat so clenched with Porter’s ultra-smoky soul that the two sound inseparable. For all of Disclosure’s deep-house influence, propensity for gaping…