janelle monae x jidenna - yoga

Janelle Monae & Jidenna “Yoga”

Being a Super-Stan for all things Janelle Monae, of course we already had our calendars marked for May 6th, the planned date for The Eephus, an EP compilation putting the spotlight on Janelle and her eclectic Wondaland Arts Society crew. The thirst got even more real once we laid our ears on, and subsequently became […]

sakima - kiss me

Sakima “Kiss Me”

Waaaay back in 2013, we came across “The Man You Lost”, a heart-melting gem from London-based multi-talent Isaac Sakima that pushed hard on all of our vulnerability buttons thanks to its beautifully devastating, stripped-down snapshot of the post-break-up blues. Fast-forward a couple years and the singer/ songwriter/ producer, now going by the much simpler Sakima, […]

vic mensa - u mad

Vic Mensa featuring Kanye West “U Mad”

From the impressive and acclaimed strands of his earlier mixtapes, guest turns and one-off creations (most notably last year’s house-inspired UK Top 40-charting workout “Down On My Luck”), Vic Mensa‘s ascension from blog phenom to above-ground sensation has felt like a definite turn-of-events for awhile now. Cut to 2015 and Mensa snatching up a guest […]

angel haze - candlxs

Angel Haze “CANDLXS”

With all that buzzy online momentum Angel Haze had generated in the months up to her studio debut Dirty Gold, it was more than a little sad to see the narrative surrounding her highly anticipated mixtape-to-mainstream transition end up distracted with artist vs. label grief, weak album sales and mixed critical reaction. After a brief […]