STAR WARS HEADSPACE

It would be so easy for ‘Star Wars Headspace’ to have been a gimmick.  Fortunately, the film’s audio catalogue was given to just the right group of like-minded producers, and it’s absolute genius.  The album samples everything from Star Wars’ favourite droid duo to its spacecraft, as well as some of the film’s OST [see Baauer’s…

STREAM FIVE NEW TRACKS FROM ‘STAR WARS HEADSPACE’

With ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the powers that be have handed over the franchise’s audio catalogue to a handful of producers for upcoming album ‘Star Wars Headspace’ [February 19].  First came three tracks from Flying Lotus, Baauer and Rick Rubin [premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats…

VERIFIED ARTISTS WE LOVE ON GENIUS

For those living under rocks, Genius is an online knowledge base that allows users to annotate text with their own explanations/interpretations.  It started life as Rap Genius in October 2009, but has since broadened its horizons towards other genres, the news, and pretty much everything.  Our favourite thing about the site [apart from its comprehensive catalogue of…

EMINEM – THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2

After it leaked online, and was streamed for free thanks to iTunes, the release date for Eminem’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ is finally upon us.  The album has been billed as a “revisitation” of Em’s 2000 album, which was always going to set it up for a fall.  Although tracks like ‘Braindead’ and ‘Evil…

JAY Z – MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL

Released today through the Samsung app, Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ has already gone platinum after its release prompted the RIAA to change the rules on certification – #NewRules indeed.  The album is classic-sounding, and although not as progressive as ‘Yeezys’ (an album with which comparison is sure to become tedious), it still sounds fresh…