KANYE WEST – FACTS

Having released ‘Only One’ last New Year’s Eve, this year Kanye West gifts us ‘Facts’.  On the track, Yeezy takes shots at Nike and takes time to gloat about Kimoji and his sneakers over Drake & Future’s ‘Jumpan’.  While entertaining, this feels like laziness from Ye; his flows feel derivative and their actual content is just plain…

SAM GELLAITRY – NEBULA

As a thank you to fans for helping him reach a SoundCloud following of 100,000, Sam Gellaitry releases a new track entitled ‘Nebula’.  Along with the track, the Soulection producer also announced that he’ll be dropping an EP later this month.  Lethargic synths and almost Middle Eastern percussion give way to a far bouncier vibe as…

GALLANT – WEIGHT IN GOLD [VIDEO]

Gallant’s ‘Weight In Gold‘ was the first ever ‘World Exclusive’ to be premiered by Zane Lowe on Apple Music.  Returning to the track a few months later, and after brilliant remixes from Ta-ku and Brasstracks, the LA vocalist and producer adds some new visuals into the mix.  Stream below via YouTube.

MURA MASA – LOVE FOR THAT [FT. SHURA]

Buzzing London producer Mura Masa enlists the help of Shura, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist on new track ‘Love For That’.  During the verse Shura’s airy vocals are left unadulterated, but when the hook comes around it becomes warped by Masa’s delicate hand.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

IAMUSICK – LIMBIC

At the intersection between Future Beat and R&B sits ‘Limbic’, the new EP from Iamusick.  On the four-track project, irrepressible first track ‘Lub Lust’ gives way to the Frank Ocean-sampling ‘Memory Seats’, rounding things off with a mellow, screwed down tribute to The Weeknd.  Stream below via SoundCloud.  It’s the perfect introduction to the Pittsburgh producer,…

THE CODE – AZURE

After Soulection premiered ‘Electronica‘, the first single from their upcoming mixtape, on Beats 1, The Code release a second: ‘Azure’.  The track is a hypnotic, down-tempo one, but with the kind of driving 80s percussion and synths you might expect from the likes of Autre Ne Veut.  The mixtape [details TBA] will be their first…

TA-KU – SONGS TO MAKE UP TO

Following 2013’s ‘Songs To Break Up To‘, Ta-ku releases its reconciliatory counterpart ‘Songs To Make Up To’.  It’s a brilliantly smooth, electronic collection of mellow beats to get you and bae back on track.  The whole EP clearly demonstrates the Aussie beatmaker’s sophisticated style, but none of the seven tracks stand out quite as much as ‘Love…