Paris Carney “Your Woman (White Town Cover)”

White Town’s 1996 hit “Your Woman” may have ended up becoming a worldwide chart-reigning addiction and karaoke staple, but boy did it seem like a strange beast at the time. A bedroom-birthed indie electro-pop number from a shrouded-in-mystery one-man-band figure that tooled around with this earwormingly eerie 1930’s Al Bowlly sample and purposely ambiguous gender […]

AlunaGeorge “Supernatural”

From the many futuro-sleek morsels of hookery found on their 2013 debut Body Music to their many blog-beloved remixes and smash Disclosure collaboration “White Noise”, London duo AlunaGeorge made crafting infectious synth&b offerings (with a slight experimental twinge) seem ridiculously easy. A brief hiatus later, hearing new entry “Supernatural” proves the act have lost none […]

Mick Jenkins “Rain” (prod. by Kaytranada)

“Rain” lands as a potent snapshot of so much of the modern nu-urban zeitgeist. Behind the boards there’s Kaytranada, the super-popular Canadian beatsmith continuing to mark his transition from acclaimed remixing phenomenon to a burgeoning go-to in the original hip hop realm; in the track’s production, a riff on Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stand The […]

Kendrick Lamar “i”

What’s better than logging on-line and seeing that a new record as a dropped boasting a brand new Kendrick Lamar guest spot sixteen? How about logging on-line and finding out that what has premiered is a new Kendrick Lamar solo record, and not just any new K. Dot wax, but one that also happens to […]

Childish Gambino “Sober [rough]”

The first taste of Childish Gambino‘s forthcoming two-part mixtape STN MTN/KAUAI finds the emcee seeming to bank on cooking up his own “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, trading in the spitting for a singing turn that, like that Drake track, ventures down the lane of fluttery 80’s R&B-pop. Housed on the project’s KAUAI side, “Sober […]

Kid Masterpiece “ANNIE R U OTAY?”

Released on the heels of his previously-hyped Ready To Wear 2014 EP, this latest joint from ever-busy Montreal beat-crafter mastermind Kid Masterpiece may clock in at a way-too-brief 1:47, but it’s more than enough time to showcase dude’s masterful way with cooking up that good noise. The awesomely-titled “Annie R U Otay?” kicks off on […]