Maroon 5 has a rich collaborative history – they’ve already worked with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Future, and Wiz Khalifa. Their latest drop, “What Lovers Do,” features vocals from SZA, who’ll be riding the success of her Ctrl album for months to come. Stream “What Lovers Do” below.
Maroon 5 dropped the “Cold” single featuring Future in February. It’s time unleash a remix for the track including another ATLien, Gucci Mane. Stream below.
“I don’t understand why you’re so cold to me, with every breath you breathe. I see there’s something going on.” Maroon 5 has drawn from some of the most influential hip-hop artists in the game a few times throughout their lengthy discography. This time, they tap Future Vandross for “Cold,” a solid single that questions . . .
Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar arguably come from opposite sides of the spectrum, but they find middle ground in their new collaborative release, “Don’t Wanna Know.” Produced by Benny Blanco, the song has a lush feel to it that serves both Adam Levine’s vocals exceedingly well. This time around, Kendrick refrains from dipping into any . . .
Belgian beatmaker No Tv No Radio puts his spin on Pop Rock group Maroon 5‘s hit single “Sugar.” Throwing in a bit of everything, the producer speeds up the hit, adding layers of synths and counter-melodies to turn it into a genre-less fusion groove. Stream the No Tv No Radio “Sugar” remix below.
Atlanta legend Big Boi adds his two cents to Maroon 5‘s wildly successful “Animals” single. As he always does, Big makes his mark with a dexterous, distinct delivery without taking away from the song’s flow. Stream the Big Boi remix of “Animals” below.
Maroon 5 connects with J. Cole for a blockbuster remix to their standout track, “Animals.” Cole has a history of bodying guest verses, while still fitting well into the framework of pre-existing song structures. He does just that on “Animals,” keeping things short and sweet while still making his presence felt. Stream the remix to . . .
Maroon 5 has linked up with prominent hip-hop artists in the past. This time around they connect with Big Sean for a remix to their “Maps” single. The group’s lush instrumentation proves to be a solid backdrop for Sean’s guest verses and their own vocals. Stream the “Maps” remix below.
Maroon 5 member PJ Morton connects with melodically inclined New Orleans emcee Pell for “Claustrophobia,” a poignant song that calls for people to defy expectations and traditional conventions when necessary. Expect this song to feature on PJ’s forthcoming Gumbo album, which is due out in April. In a recent interview with Saint Heron, PJ stated: . . .
It’s that time of the year. The 2016 Grammy Award nominations have been announced. It’s only right that we all gather round, look at the nominations, and complain about the lack of appropriate representation for the artists who we truly feel deserve some shine. The Grammys will take place in Los Angeles’s Staples Center on . . .
Glide into the weekend with ESSNTL‘s latest edition of Earth To Your Brain Radio. As you would expect, the latest edition is full of the expected mix of lesser known gems, slick remixes, and current hits. This is the last installment of Season 4, but we’re nowhere near finished. Read a quote from ESSNTL below, . . .
With a line up that includes Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Willow & Jaden Smith, Kaytranada, Tink, Joey Bada$$, Sunny & Gabe, Marlee In The Mixx, and many more, Broccoli City Festival is set to light the match for 2015’s festival season in Washington, D.C. this Saturday. Last year was great, but this year is shaping up to . . .
South African experimental producer Micr.Pluto and OkayAfrica writer Edward Kgosidintsi recently released Subterranean Wavelength Vol. 2, a compilation of experimental electronic music from in and around Johannesburg. Micr explains: “We both saw so much suppressed beauty in the local beat scene in Johannesburg. It’s full of artists trapped behind a smog of inconspicuousness without access . . .