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…

FRANK OCEAN – LENS

Looks like Kanye West isn’t the only one who’s got “twoooo versions.”  Frank Ocean has already used his Blonded Radio show to give us ‘Chanel‘ and ‘Biking‘, and has now gifted us the third since the release of his second album ‘Blonde‘ last August.  Both versions of the track feature a sprawling intro from Ocean, which gives…

FRANK OCEAN – BIKING [FT. JAY Z & TYLER THE CREATOR]

Frank Ocean took to his new Apple Music radio show ‘Blonded Radio’ earlier this week to premiere ‘Biking’, a new collaboration with Jay Z and Tyler, The Creator which is, for now, available exclusively on the platform.  Click here to stream/download via iTunes/Apple Music, or stream the official preview below via the Blonded Radio YouTube channel.…

FRANK OCEAN – CHANEL

If anyone favours a surprise release, it’s our Frank.  Having self-released visual mixtape ‘Endless’ right before sophomore album ‘Blonde‘, Ocean Drops new track ‘Chanel’ with barely a word, letting the shuffling piano and his understated gravitas do the talking.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to check out recent album ‘Blonde‘.

FRANK OCEAN – FLORIDA STATE [SPORTING LIFE REMIX]

Ratking producer Sporting Life returns with an ethereal new remix of Frank Ocean’s ‘Florida’.  The track originally surfaced as part of Ocean’s visual album ‘Endless’ as a minute long section of soaring vocals.  Sporting Life’s edit adds percussion and synths, looping the only vocal on the track; “Are you with me?”  Stream below via SoundCloud.

TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2016

2016 really has fucked us over, but let’s not dwell on the political catastrophes, acts of terrorism and the deaths of countless global icons that will forever categorise what truly has been a disaster of a year.  Musically, it’s been a different story.  At a time when the rise of the playlist threatened its demise the…

FRANK OCEAN – BLONDE

After four years, a title change and a whole lot of speculation, Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ is finally available.  Well, as long as you’re an Apple Music subscriber that is.  Despite its release, its almost as intriguing and mysterious as it always has been: hidden among the snippets of telephone conversations, interviews, and of course the lyrics…