Pro Era (Dirty Sanchez, Capital STEEZ & Rokamouth) “Maxwell”

If the social media trending topic domination cluttering up your timeline over this past week’s giveaway series #PROERAweek–or the heavy on-line buzz generated by anything related to breakout member Joey Bada$$–didn’t provide you with enough of a clue, New York’s 90’s-gazing, twenty-plus artists collective Pro Era have basically cemented themselves as the new, up-and-coming hip […]

Azealia Banks “Barely Legal (The Strokes Cover)”

Thankfully the many Twitter beefs that Harlem hip hop phenomenon Azealia Banks seems to always be involved in has not completely distracted her from spinning out new tunes. On the heels of her social media drama-sparking riff on Baauer’s chart-topping/ culture-dominating “Harlem Shake”, Banks turns her focus to another cover song for her latest leakage, […]

Lady “Get Ready”

For all those who peeped Solange’s live cover of “Make It Hot” a while back and were subsequently hit with questions of “Where is she now?” concerning the 1998 original‘s vocalist Nicole Wray, your questions have been answered with Lady, an intriguing new duo Wray is involved in with UK soul songstress Terri Walker. Their […]

French Horn Rebellion featuring JD Samson & Fat Tony “Girls”

If Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love” was somehow able to have kids, one of its offspring would probably be “Girls”, the latest single from Brooklyn sibling duo French Horn Rebellion (brothers David and Robert Perlick-Molinari). Like that timeless ’80’s nugget, “Girls” seems to conjure up its own Saturday morning cartoon-like universe, where genre boundaries […]

Astronauts, etc. “Sideswiped”

Picking up right where it left off with the sweeping, six-month-old debut Supermelodic Pulp, Astronauts, etc., the single-man project by Berkeley student Anthony Ferraro, continue its efforts in keeping our ears padded with breathtaking bedroom pop-hazed epics on newest joint “Sideswiped”. Line “All alone with a big wide canvas/ Paralyzed by the fear of progress” […]

Leonard Friend “Annie Lennox”/ “Suit & Tie (Justin Timberlake Cover)”

A couple years after first catching our attention with the slick, MJ-inspired pop-funk of “Serious Music”, Leonard Friend has returned with new fre-EP, LXLF, a five-track mini-set finding the L.A.-based singer/ songwriter/ producer further indulging in a sound that could best be summed up as if the respective indie and mainstream-leaning white soul efforts of […]