Elegant Animals “Real”

Rocking an alt-minded fusion of R&B, neo-soul, funk, rock, hip hop, pop, jazz and electronic hues seemingly built on a steady diet of Prince, Terence Trent D’arby, D’Angelo, Maxwell and Justin Timberlake deep album cut listening sessions, Philly five-piece Elegant Animals feel birthed from some sort of precious alternate universe where genre lines don’t exist. […]

Sam Sparro “Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover)”

With Sam Sparro being one of those vocalists we would gladly pay top dollar to see sing the phonebook and Daft Punk’s already-billion-times-over-remixed/ covered “Get Lucky” firmly planted as one of the jammiest jams of the year, having the two entities join forces would of course end up something special. Sparro’s cover of the track […]

Daze “Thinking About You”

It’s always nice to be reminded that vocal manipulation tricks in pop don’t have to start and end with Auto-Tune. Case in point, this vocoder-slathered latest from French electro producer Daze. A non-Frank Ocean cover (something we’re somehow simultaneously relieved and disappointed by) rooted in the still quite fantastical (and Zapp & Roger and Daft […]

Jamie Lidell “why_ya_why”

For those still harboring ill feelings towards a certain pop star not giving them the “future sex love sounds” they were expecting after a lengthy break, a quick hop over to the electrifyingly weird sonics Jamie Lidell is currently brewing in the lead up to his February 18th/ 19th-due self-titled set should lead to satisfaction. […]

Maximum Hedrum featuring George Clinton “Keep In Touch”

When you have a super-group consisting of the producer behind Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Grammy-nominated Show Your Bones/ founder of A-list-nabbing indie-rap project N.A.S.A. (Sam Spiegel aka Squeak E. Clean), the latter-era frontman of Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura (Derrick Green) and the German composer/ producer best known for creating 80’s Beverly Hills Cop theme song […]

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 […]

Chromeo “Grow Up”

Whether you’re a fan of Canadian electro-pop duo Chromeo‘s obsessive embracing of plastic-soul party funk and slick, Hall & Oates-indebted hook-crafting or write off what members P-Thugg and Dave 1 do as corny, one’s feelings towards them aren’t likely to change based on the sounds of their third album Business Casual, a ten-cut set that […]