Remix Alert: “bad guy” x Billie Eilish x Justin Bieber

If you haven’t already gotten hip to the can’t-be-caged, kooky perfection of 17-year-old indie pop singer Billie Eilish, now would be a good time. Armed with a honeyed voice, customized chains, and an affinity for baggy Louis-V sweats, she’s gained mass love with the releases of When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and dont…

Review: Drake-‘Views’

The wait for Views was really, really painful. Tardiness aside, let’s start with the skyrocketed hope for an album that instead plummeted with a false alarm: the passable-but-might-be-pile-of-throwaways otherwise known as If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. A cruel travesty at the least. Yes, “Know Yourself” might have singlehandedly sparked the Summer ’15 W.O.E. movement and repeated…

‘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”…

Review: Neon Indian-‘VEGA INTL. Night School’

Sweaty, deep-house digressions, blurry disco lights, and a lo-fi, synthpop kind of tipsy: it’s the sensory overload that Alan Palomo and the rest of Neon Indian chains to you. Though in somewhat subtle of means and small of doses, they’ve actually been administering this since 2009. VEGA INTL. Night School arrives two years after the band’s…

Review: Disclosure-‘Caracal’

It’s a thin ice business, skating the layer of EDM between fluffy, radiopropriate Dance music surface and the offbeat, sometimes tedious House-trenches that lie just below. It’s easy to crack through the layer and surrender to an icy swallow of mind-numbing repetition, ‘vanilla’ synthetic instrumentals, and general aimlessness under the guise of edgy minimalism. DJs…

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…

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: 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…