Monday, October 14, 2019

Hear Janelle Monáe’s important new album ‘Dirty Computer’

Back when Janelle Monáe released her last album, 2013's 'The Electric Lady', the world was different, and seemingly more-accepting. Though a concept album at heart, it still delved on themes that are as important today as they were back then (sexuality, female empowerment and...

EP stream: Louis Mattrs – ‘Slow Waves’

Ahead of the project's release later this week, Louis Mattrs has shared his all-new Slow Waves EP in full. Now firmly fixed as a soloist in his own right (following previous collaborations with the likes of SG Lewis, and even going further back with Chase...

Album stream: Tom Misch – ‘Beat Tape 2 (Extended Edition)’

Following the original collection's release at the end of August, Tom Misch has, true to his word, unveiled his full Extended Edition of Beat Tape 2 in its entirety. Available exclusively on Tom's Bandcamp, the Beat Tape 2 Extended Edition project can also be streamed...

EP stream: Chip – ‘Believe and Achieve Episode 2’

It's hard to believe it's been nine years since Chipmunk burst onto the scene with Who Are You? - back then a fresh-faced teenager, his talents were spotted right from the early days. In his career, we've seen him collaborate with some of the...

Stream Jordan Rakei’s new album, ‘Origin’

Soulful, intimate and expansive all at once, Jordan Rakei's third album, 'Origin', cuts straight to the point, in every sense of the word. The melodies are brighter, the sound is bigger and the vision behind it more finely-tuned. Switching up from the highly personal...

Mixtape stream: Busta Rhymes – ‘The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation)’

Two years ago, Busta Rhymes teamed up with Q-Tip for their free The Abstract and The Dragon mixtape as a Christmas gift though, Busta's delivered the follow-up, the aptly-titled The Return of the Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation). Siloing out Q-Tip (hence the sub-title...

Hear Brasstracks’ new ‘For Those Who Know, Pt II’ EP

Brasstracks have followed up last year's 'For Those Who Know' EP with their imaginatively titled sequel 'For Those Who Know, Pt II'. Once again seeing a guestlist spanning Robert Glasper and S'natra, the NYC-based duo's latest effort is an accomplished five-song project that further pushes...

Album stream: Adele – ’25’

Ahead of tomorrow's headline set at Glastonbury, Adele has opened her hugely-successful album 25 onto streaming platforms, 8 months since the record's initial release.  Initially dropping back in November, Adele told of her reluctance to release 25 online at the time, stating "I know that...

Stream Ariana Grande’s new album ‘thank u, next’

Ariana Grande's new album 'thank u, next' has started to appear on streaming platforms ahead of its global release on Friday (8th February). Released as the surprise follow-up to last summer's 'Sweetener' LP (which subsequently has spanned various global tour dates), Grande's new record, her...

Album stream: Jamie Woon – ‘Making Time’

Back in August, Jamie Woon dropped his surprise new single Sharpness out of nowhere, delighting fans across the globe after a far-too-long hiatus. After teasing that the track fell part of an all-new body of work, Jamie's follow-up to his 2011 debut Mirrorwriting is now...