BLACK EL – EL EL COOL CHE

Boston-born, New York-based Black El releases new track ‘El El Cool Che’ with frequent collaborators Sxmplelife, Durkin & Victor Radz at the production helm.  As usual, its his relaxed, down-to-earth approach that makes it so likeable: “It’s tough sometimes, but ‘normal life’ is the fuel to make music,” El telles Pigeons & Planes.  “Paying bills,…

GOLDLINK – FALL IN LOVE

If there are two production outfits that can’t put a foot wrong at the moment, they are Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD.  A good move then, for GoldLink to combine the Canadian beatmaker and Jazz four-piece with bars from himself and fellow DMV native Ciscero on new track ‘Fall In Love’.  Stream below via YouTube, click here to download on…

CASHMERE CAT – WILD LOVE [FT. THE WEEKND]

When we first got familiar with Cashmere Cat, he was making delightfully singular beats but had yet to really break out.  New track ‘Wild Love’ sees him collaborate with international megastar The Weeknd which, given that it follows collaborations with DJ Mustard and Ariana Grande seems to signal that he may have begun to crack the mainstream.  Completely devoid of…

ALEX WILEY – AUTOMATIC [FT. MICK JENKINS]

Alex Wiley is gearing up to release new EP ‘Synthia’, and follows up last week’s ‘See Me High‘ with another new track from the project.  ‘Automatic’ features fellow Chicago native MIck Jenkins, whose lower pitch provides an excellent counterpoint more upbeat approach.  Stream below via SoundCloud, click here to download from iTunes.

MAC MILLER – WE

The second single to come from Mac Miller’s upcoming album ‘The Divine Feminine’ is ‘We’, a smooth cut featuring CeeLo Green.  Similarly to ‘Dang‘, it’s aimed directly at the mainstream which, when taken in conjunction with the fact that Ariana Grande will also feature on the album, hints at its tone.  Stream below via YouTube,…

STORMZY – BIRTHDAY GIRL

Going from strength to strength with his ‘One Take Freestyle‘ and latest single ‘Scary‘, it’s seemed for a minute like Stormzy can do no wrong.  Then he released new track ‘Birthday Girl’.  As you may have guessed, it’s an ode to his girlfriend; Rinse FM DJ and MTV presenter Maya Jama.  The icing on the…

SAM GELLAITRY – ESCAPISM II

The sharp, stabbing synths and gut-thumping bass of Sam Gellaitry’s ‘Escapism‘ EP provide something of a sonic affront.  This time around, the follow-up is every bit as arresting, but infinitely more refined.  His characteristically synthetic sound is still front and centre, but ‘Escapism II’ deftly weaves in live instrumentation in the form of guitars, piano and…