Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman make the singer-producer duo Lion Babe, and they just unleashed a beginning-of-summer groove with “Hit The Ceiling.” Discordant stringed twangs combine with her soulful crooning and will make it hard to not dance in your seat. The New York two-piece released their debut album, Begin, last year. Their sophomore project is . . .
“I’ma throw it back like yesterday. Cause I want it, and I want it now.” H.E.R. is back with a sensual track called “Say It Again.” She also teased the follow-up to her eponymous EP with H.E.R., Vol. 2. Shrouded in that seemingly effortless R&B mystique, this DJ Camper-produced track finds the songstress crooning over . . .
SuperDuperKyle aka KYLE is keeping the momentum going in the wake of his Lil Yachty-featuring banger ,“iSpy.” The Los Angeles-based rapper/singer released a new record called “Not The Same” with a mischievous Scott Weintrob-directed video to go along with it. Kyle takes us through a day of wizardry with a track that will appear on the upcoming movie . . .
Visual artist turned producer Teebs has resurfaced with his latest atmospheric track, “ZINE 2 DEMOS.” The Los Angeles native is apart of Flying Lotus‘s label Brainfeeder and they are no strangers to the LA beat scene. Fans of Ardour and Collections 01 will automatically feel the familiar vibes that we missed so much. Teebs doesn’t fail . . .
James Fauntleroy has a knack for dropping tracks out of the blue, and he’s done it again. This past weekend he surfaced with Farewell (>?), a 2-track release featuring “Stop Doing Cocaine. . .” and “I Can’t Do That.” The next day “Miami Rain” an intoxicatingly relaxed track, came like fresh dessert after a full R&B entrée. Just last . . .
Taylor Bennett is doing more than just being Chance the Rapper’s younger brother. He’s gearing up for the release of his project Restoration of An American Idol, set to drop February 24. The project is nine tracks long and of course features the big bro, Jeremih, Lil Yachty and Luke Tennyson, to name a few. Friday . . .
FKJ has been steadily popping up on my Soundcloud feed, and for good reason. The Parisian producer has a knack for dropping electronic and soulfully influenced tracks that are as smooth as buttercream, and he continues with “Skyline.” Intricate synth leads glide over textured harmonies and will have you feeling like you’re floating along with him. . . .
Trey Songz “Nobody Else But You,” the first single from his forthcoming album, Tremaine The Album. The R&B vet is bouncing from his recent mixtapes to deliver his 7th studio album. “I can’t even lie you got me falling. Even when I try, the game keep calling” To start the promotion on a good leg, . . .
Celebrating his birthday, The Weeknd released the blazing visuals for “Reminder,” literally. The video has gratuitous dynamic scenery of the “city of angels,” women strewn throughout and a star-studded crew burning it down as they party. Cameos from A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, YG, French Montana, and Drake are a key element of the video. OVOXO A post shared . . .
In anticipation of NBA All-Star Weekend New Orleans, Joey Bada$$ released his newest single, “Victory,” in collaboration with Mountain Dew and their NBA Court Side Project. Just last month, he celebrated his 22nd birthday with “Land of the Free,” a Kirk Knight and Adam Pallin produced track that spoke on racial injustices and mentions President Trump. Now he’s . . .
TDE was being secretive with their newest signee a month ago, but when it was revealed to be Inglewood rapper SiR we got excited. The newest member released his Her EP in October, before TDE made the announcement. After the news has settled, his Her Too EP makes for a velvety smooth introduction to new . . .
The band members of The Internet have stayed active since revealing the news of their solo efforts, and Jameel Bruner, also known as Kintaro, is not falling behind. Previously the keyboardist of the Los Angeles neo-soul outfit, he has been releasing tracks leading to this unruly single “Dry Ice.” “Let’s get the dry ice for the . . .
You could easily say that 2016 was one of the best years for hip-hop in recent memory, but who had the BEST year? The contributors at Artistic Manifesto submitted their pick of which artist had the biggest 2016, and wrote a speech from that artist’s perspective. Now it’s up to you, the reader, to decide . . .
It’s been over two years since we’ve heard new music from Nick Hakim, but the wait is over with new single “Bet She Looks Like You.” Fans of Where Will We Go Pt. 1 & 2 EPs will enjoy the return of the lo-fi, emotive harmonies that made you fall for the Brooklyn singer in . . .
Gallant’s first single of 2017, “Cave Me In,” is a sultry blend that feels like it should be featured on the soundtrack of any first date. The suave crooner caught a lot of attention last year, especially after his Grammy-nominated debut album, Ology, introduced would-be fans to his intimate vocals. Gallant paired up with South Korean . . .