TRACK REVIEW – FLUME – SMOKE & RETRIBUTION FT. VINCE STAPLES & KUCKA

In the latest of a series of new singles from Australian electronic producer Flume, west coast rapper Vince Staples hops on a nostalgic and lo-fi synth filled beat, with Aussie singer KUCKA providing a sweet hook to contrast against Staples’ abrasive and heated delivery. Whilst the lyrical content is decent, it seems that the underdog prevails on this track, as the glitch-hop instrumental sounds great … Continue reading TRACK REVIEW – FLUME – SMOKE & RETRIBUTION FT. VINCE STAPLES & KUCKA

Most Anticipated Records – 2016

With January almost over, we are fully into 2016 now, which means some of the biggest and some of my most anticipated albums will be dropping soon. Here’s a select few full-length LP’s that I’m looking forward to most (in no particular order). KANYE WEST – WAVES Name change aside, Waves will see Kanye working in unison with legendary beatmaker Madlib, pop queen Sia and … Continue reading Most Anticipated Records – 2016

NEWS – Animal Collective launch iOS app featuring new track

In the build up to their new LP Painting With, Baltimore alt. rockers Animal Collective have released a free iOS app which allows users to connect with other AC fans and create lo-fi art with paintbrushes and stamps, whilst simultaneously listening to new track Lying in the Grass. The track features some creative vocal samples from the band and takes cues from the FloriDaDa single released in late 2015, as it’s a fun, upbeat and relatively straight-forward electro-pop tune. Unfortunately, no word yet for an Android release of the app, although Animal Collective fans universally can look forward to Painting With, which drops on February 19th.

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Kanye West – No More Parties in LA ft. Kendrick Lamar – TRACK REVIEW

Kanye’s latest instalment in the G.O.O.D Friday series opens with some classic Madlib sampling with snippets of a potential beat filtering through the pair of funk/ soul samples, before Kanye hops on – ‘No more parties in LA’, then beginning the first of his many bars on this new track, produced by renowned alt. hip-hop beatmaker Madlib, perhaps best known for his work with MF … Continue reading Kanye West – No More Parties in LA ft. Kendrick Lamar – TRACK REVIEW

The Last Shadow Puppets – Bad Habits – TRACK REVIEW

A subdued and muted bass line opens the return of TLSP coupled with some soft percussion before Miles Kane barks ‘Bad habits/ Sick puppy’ in a way that contrasts sharply against his usual vocal deliverance, that of any typical northern indie rock singer/songwriter, and it’s a refreshing reintroduction for about 15 seconds, although soon after the opening verse, the instrumentation takes a familiar turn with … Continue reading The Last Shadow Puppets – Bad Habits – TRACK REVIEW