ANDERSON .PAAK – VENTURA

‘Ventura’ is Anderson .Paak’s fourth studio album, and has to be one of the most hotly anticipated this year so far. Following the West Coast place name theme of his previous albums, .Paak makes his way up the California coast on ‘Ventura.’ Again following a theme, it also comes executive produced by none other than…

ANDERSON .PAAK – MAKE IT BETTER [VIDEO]

Anderson .Paak has shared a new, Smokey Robinson-featured track from upcoming album ‘Ventura.’ ‘Make It Better’ arrives with a music video directed by Andy Hines and is a smooth, soulful, string-filled ode to repairing a relationship, produced by none other than The Alchemist. ‘Ventura’ is set to arrive next Friday [April 12] via Aftermath/12 Tone,…

IAMDDB – WOKEUPTOFLEXX

Manchester’s IAMDDB releases new single ‘Wokeuptoflexxx [WUTF],’ which comes from her fifth EP ‘SWERVVVVV.5’ [February 22]. Produced by Drae Da Skimask, ‘WUTF’ is characteristically smooth and sleek; all piano refrains and skittering hi-hats belying some fairly confrontational statements from DDB: “Fuck ’em all / I’mma win and win ’til I burst / Fuck it, coming…

ANDERSON .PAAK – OXNARD

Anderson. Paak’s new album ‘Oxnard’ was mixed and produced by Dr. Dre.  As such, it positively oozes West Coast.  It’s Los Angeles in the late afternoon heat, it’s palm trees on the eponymous Oxnard Beach, and its sound is every bit as in and of the area as any work of Snoop Dogg or N.W.A. …

ANDERSON .PAAK – TINTS [FT. KENDRICK LAMAR]

After teasing the collab on Instagram, Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar have shared new track ‘Tints,’ which premiered on Beats 1 this evening.  Produced by Om’Mas Keith and .Paak himself, ‘Tints’ is the lead single from Anderson .Paak’s forthcoming album ‘Oxnard’, which will be released on Aftermath Entertainment, release date TBA.  What we do know,…

KNOX BROWN – GOOSEBUMPS

Knox Brown is a producer and vocalist from Kingston via Birmingham, whose singles since signing with Virgin EMI have demonstrated an immaculate and inventive approach to production, coupled with some stand-out vocal performances. ‘Goosebumps’ is the third in a series of tracks that he’s releasing every fortnight, and is a track about “the feeling [he]…

RAGZ ORIGINALE – DISARONNO STRAIGHT

Ragz Originale follows up recent Oscar Worldpeace collab ‘Send‘ with new track ‘Disaronno Straight’, an altogether more sombre cut from his forthcoming album ‘Nature’ [October 12].  The track comes with an epic new visual, about which Ragz told The Fader: “I’m quite lucky because ‘Disaronno Straight’ was one of the last songs I made before handing…