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…

Gem of the Week: “River”-Joni Mitchell

Song: “River” Artist: Joni Mitchell Album:¬†Blue (1971) There’s usually a little melancholia in every Christmas music rotation, and certainly enough of these downcast songs qualify as classics –whether it’s Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne”, your quintessential, heartsick ode to ‘the one that got away’, or Wham!’s whiny, 1984 smacking synth-ballad, “Last Christmas”. The best…

[Acid-Jazz-Hop is a Thing]: ‘Never Catch Me’-Flying Lotus x Kendrick Lamar

On September 3rd, the otherworldly producer Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison) invited K-Dot onto an instrumental…and what ensued was a jazz-infused, psychotropic ear-blowout of a track, tailor-made for a hip hop-inclined martian. It works, though. The usually Electronic-leaning beats-maker takes an extremely urban-fusion turn on “Never Catch Me”, while Kendrick rides shotgun. Divergent, jewelry-store piano riffs…