Nas “Daughters”

Nas has been on a pretty serious roll with the singles littering the lead-up to his tenth studio effort Life Is Good, the previously released “Nasty” and “The Don” both registering as screwface/ head-nod-igniting, boom bap-backed lyrical workouts that nod back to his early 90’s throne-nabbing roots while also giving the strong hint of Life […]

Miguel “Party Life”

The saying sadly goes that “All good things must come to an end”, and as much as we yearned for Miguel’s experimental Y3K-soul-themed freebie series Art Dealer Chic to be the exception to the rule, the set has alas come to a close with yesterday’s arrival of the third and final volume, another three-track thrill […]

Fiona Apple “Every Single Night”

A refreshing return from one of modern alt-pop’s most magnetic solo figures, “Every Single Night”, the fascinating lead cut from Fiona Apple‘s lengthily titled fourth effort The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do, captures the singer-songwriter once again giving […]

THEESatisfaction “QueenS”

If things were up to us, the next year or so in R&B/ soul would be completely shifted to fall in complimentary line with the kooky goodness being served on “QueenS”, the lead-off cut from Seattle-based hip hop duo’s THEESatisfaction‘s Album of the Year-worthy debut awE naturalE. More clever, funky, creative, cool, soulful and groovalicious […]

Hot Chip “Night And Day”

Two years after winning over both fans and critics yet again with fourth effort One Life Stand, English electro-indie Hot Chip have returned, teasing a new album (In Our Heads, due in June) and an official first single that sees the band continuing the ever-entertaining game of having frontman Alexis Taylor’s sweet, nerdy whimper of […]

Major Lazer featuring Amber Coffman (of Dirty Projectors) “Get Free”

It’s hard avoiding the strain of sadness and hopelessness lingering at the core of Major Lazer‘s “Get Free”, the song’s melancholy reggae lope bringing vivid illustrative support to the somber, child-like melodies nestled in Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman‘s desperate plea for liberation from The Man. “Never got love from a government man,” she woefully chirps […]