HEADIE ONE – & FRED AGAIN – GANG

Headie One changes tack on new album ‘GANG’, teaming up with Fred Again to create an altogether different sound.  Almost all gone are the bars about Drill staples like selling drugs and inner-city violence, replaced by genuine introspection and the exploration of some of the Tottenham rapper’s darkest and most personal thoughts.  Features are sparse,…

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED – RICHARD RUSSELL

XL Recordings boss Richard Russell brings together Giggs, Sampha, Syd, Kamasi Washington, Wiki and so many more on new release ‘Everything Is Recorded’.  The project’s first incarnation came in the form of five track EP ‘Close But Not Quite‘, the title track from which is recycled on ‘Everything Is Recorded’.  The mixture of styles on…

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED – CLOSE BUT NOT QUITE

XL Recordings founder Richard Russell releases new project ‘Close But Not Quite’ under the name ‘Everything Is Recorded’.  The collaborative, five-track collection begins with a duet of sorts, between the late, great Curtis Mayfield and rising star Sampha.  It’s followed by version of Gil Scott Heron’s ‘Me And The Devil’ featuring Giggs, before a jarring Objonjayer/Warren Ellis collaboration…

FRANK OCEAN – ENDLESS

It’s certainly been a long time coming, but we finally have some new music from Frank Ocean – it’s just not quite what you might have expected. Long-awaited second album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ was rumoured to arrive last month, but fans were left in the cold as the speculated release date came and went. In…

SBTRKT – SAVE YOURSELF

Having released The Dream collaboration ‘Good Morning’ last week, it looked like SBTRKT was getting us ready for some new material.  No one, however, could have predicted it would come soon.  The UK producer’s new album ‘SAVE YOURSELF’ came completely unannounced, and features The Dream, Mabel and Sampha.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to…

SBTRKT – WONDER WHERE WE LAND

  SBTRKT’s hotly anticipated debut finds itself upon us this week, and the double-sided collection is an absolute goldmine, featuring contributions from Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Warpaint, Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Jessie Ware, Sampha, Koreless, Andrew Ashong, Denai Moore and more.  Over the eighteen tracks (including singles ‘Voices In My Head’ [ft. A$AP Ferg] and ‘Higher’ [ft.…