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 […]

paces feat. kucka - nothing's forever

PACES featuring Kučka “Nothing’s Forever”

“Nothing’s Forever”, the latest single from Aussie beatsmith-on-the-rise PACES, is one of those records that bulges with so many sugary pop thrills, it very nearly feels capable of giving you diabetes of the eardrums. Yes, there’s some drama unfolding in the text (“You’re meeting your friends out/ I’m leaving alone/ When everyone’s looking/ You put […]

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Frank Ocean “At Your Best (You Are Love) (starRo Version)”

The passing of what would have been Aaliyah’s 36th birthday on January 16th brought with it the expected barrage of remixes and covers paying honor to the late, great Baby Girl, but trumping all of these tributes ended up being Frank Ocean’s downright gorgeous remake of Aaliyah’s stripped-back cover of The Isley Brothers’ 1976 gem […]

lil' wayne - sorry 4 the wait 2

Lil’ Wayne “Sorry 4 The Wait 2” Highlights + “Amazing Amy” feat. Migos

Sure Lil’ Wayne-as-lead-artist dropping an essential cut felt like it became a sort of lost art eons ago, with the rapper seeming to have reached a point where he just doesn’t care about the game anymore, one foot and a couple toes of his other foot resting dreams of retirement. But nostalgia for dude’s spectacular […]

brandy - baby (tails redo)

Brandy “Baby (Tails Redo)”

Thanks to the talents of a slew of rising beatsmiths housed in Soundcloud land, everything 90’s has become new again, especially when it comes to the field of that decade’s R&B. With remix after rework after edit, the past couple years have seen the biggest stars and dopest jams of the era gain a brand […]