THE CARTERS – EVERYTHING IS LOVE

Having premiered ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’ on Tidal over the weekend alongside new video ‘APESHIT’, Beyonce & Jay Z release their new collaborative album on all platforms. The album completes the trilogy of Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s relationship as told through their albums. ‘LEMONADE’ laid bare Jay’s infidelity, ‘4:44’ can be seen as his apology, and ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’ their…

JAY ROCK – REDEMPTION

Jay Rock releases his third studio album ‘Redemption’, his first body of work since his motorcycle accident in early 2016.  I’m just here to give you the real, man,” he says, “and just basically give y’all more of me.  And just showing you my growth, that’s basically what I’m doing on this album…  Like I said,…

KANYE WEST – YE

Kanye West releases his 8th solo studio album, ‘Ye’, having only announced it in April. The album is now available on streaming services following its launch at a Wyoming listening party. According to wife Kim Kardashian, West shot the album cover on his iPhone on his way to the event. More info as we have…

A$AP ROCKY – TESTING

A$AP Rocky follows last album ‘AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP’ with the brand new ‘TESTING’, an conceptual album centered on experimentation with new sounds: “People are scared to test new sounds, so they go with what’s current, ‘cause it’s the easy thing to do. I don’t just rap – I actually make music.  That’s why it takes time.  These sonics…

MS BANKS – THE COLDEST WINTER EVER

Although Ms Banks’ ‘The Coldest Winter Ever’ is officially billed as a mixtape, it has all the statement and intent of a debut album, and at twelve tracks long it feels like the first in-depth conversation with the the British MC.  Especially since the star’s cosign, Nick Minaj comparisons feel lazy, but in terms of…

FALSIDE – RELENTLESS AND UNFORGIVING

‘Relentless and Unforgiving’ may not be the most welcoming EP title you’ve ever come across, but we certainly suggest you forego any associated reservations about hitting play on this new five track offering from New York beatsmith Falside.  Opener ‘Yoppa’ is a stark, spacious affair on which long, drifting synths are propelled by harsh percussion…

PREP – COLD FIRE EP

PREP’s new EP ‘Cold Fire’ comprises four vibrant tracks that give off 80s vibes mixed with Funk, Jazz, Electronic music and great production throughout, with a little help from Kaytranada-approved producer Pomo and a co-vocal from Korean megastar DEAN. It’s Yacht Rock but with an irrepressible edge, landing just in time for the bank holiday…