Charlie Puth just put out the coldest blowoff track of 2017…

Up until now, Charlie Puth has typically been tagged a ballad boy. With lovey tracks like the Selena Gomez-collaboration “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, sleek “Marvin Gaye”, and “One Call Away”, the 25-year-old’s discography has kept strong ties to innocent, undying adolescent mush. So when the singer dropped “Attention” on iTunes last week, a seething and side-eyed tribute…

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…

The Weeknd + Max Martin Team Up for “I Can’t Feel My Face”

Onetime producer for 90s-bubblegum essentials The Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, and our beloved Britney, Swede beat-crafter Max Martin just assisted new-generationer The Weeknd on a new, fuzz-pop track. A sleepless, strobes-slavery cut, “I Can’t Feel My Face” is funky and pulsating. It’s also–in fact– the most upbeat Abel Tesfaye has ever sounded; though, like always—his wifty…

New Track: “Can I” x Drake & Beyonce

The last, finalized Drake-‘Yoncé collaboration was “Mine”: a piano-laced two-parter that featured the two in their natural R&B habitat, the thematic elements shadowy and lovelorn–relentless 808s acting as their heartbeat. The recently leaked “Can I” diverges from “Mine” completely, its creepingly downtempo unfurl a starkly different atmosphere than that of the prior’s breathy, butterflies-in-stomach vulnerability….

Review: Todd Rundgren-‘Global’

“Everybody can’t paint the Mona Lisa, everybody can’t be a millionaire…everybody can’t make a perfect pizza/ Because we’re all together again…”. Although the opening lyric of Todd Rundgren’s grungy synth-symphony Global seems like nothing profounder than a kooky string of words, coming from him—the line is almost prophetic. For any other renowned artist with a ’70s-and-beyond resumé [mostly]…

Emile Haynie Mixes Lykke Li & Romy Madley on “Come Find Me”

Buffalo producer Emile Haynie just released another mixed-and-mastered piece of bliss—a dream-synth single featuring a duo handpicked from indie pop’s leading-ladies elite: specifically, the airy-voiced Lykke Li and The xx’s own Romy Madley. “Come Find Me”s sweetly familiar Enya air is quick to sedate, the new-age track’s intro an angelic ascension to the clouds and…

K-Dot Breaks Silence With “The Blacker The Berry”

Fresh off of two Grammy winnings last night, Compton new-classic Kendrick Lamar let slip a new single, “The Blacker The Berry”, a track rumored to be [according to his girlfriend] one of many gems from his highly mysterious, yet-to-released EP. Throbbing with gritty, distorted production from Boi-1da (one of Drake’s faves) and Terrace Martin, the…

The Weeknd Releases 2nd ‘Fifty Shades’ Track, “Where You Belong”

The Weeknd just released his second contribution to the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack, “Where You Belong”. (The first, “Earned It”, can be heard here). The shadowy track works upon a sultry, water-drop instrumental and EDM-doused, synth whirrs (Mike Dean/Kanye West on production). Keeping consistent with his prior release’s entranced state of mind, Tesfaye expresses a similar…

Single: JMSN x “Addicted”

Until he’s expelled from the realm of mix-master obscurity, JMSN should be properly introduced. A self-producer, singer-songwriter, occasional beat-maker for TDE’s own Ab-Soul, violinist, guitarist, and smooth jam visionary, his real name is Christian Berishaj (he’s of Albanian descent), and hails from Eastpointe, Michigan. Berishaj, before settling with his vaguer ‘JMSN’ moniker, performed with mid-00s…

Wu-Tang Clan Previews New Reunion EP with “A Better Tomorrow”

Far from retirement, the classic, NYC-born, hip-hop 9-piece just released a new single, “A Better Tomorrow”–the title track single from their upcoming EP on December 2nd. Talk of the disintegrated group’s reunion has been circling on Twitter and other social media since their David Letterman appearance just two nights ago, a set they spent on…