THUNDERCAT – IT IS WHAT IT IS

Thundercat’s fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Drunk‘, is, in his own words: “about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that.  “It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek,” he continues, “but at different points in life you come across places that you don’t necessarily understand… some things just aren’t meant to be…

FRANK OCEAN – IN MY ROOM

‘In My Room’ is the second single to come from Frank Ocean this year, following recent drop ‘DHL‘ released last month.  As with ‘DHL’ before it, the track comes unannounced, but was this time followed up as a physical 7″ double-sided single, which comes with a remix from Benny Revival.  The track sees a braggadocious…

HAICH BER NA – EVERYWHERE’S HOME

Haich Ber Na’s new EP ‘Everywhere’s Home’ is a fascinating hybrid from an artist who wears his influences on his sleeve.  Opener ‘Forgetful‘, for example, is a musical shape-shifter; luring you in as an ambient dance cut, but just as you’re hoodwinked into thinking it’s some kind of Indie-Pop a la Metronomy, it’s punctuated with…

FRANK OCEAN – DHL

Frank Ocean has dropped a new single entitled ‘DHL’ less than 24 hours after he shared snippets of new tracks leaked from his new New York club night, PrEP+. ‘DHL’ marks his first original track since 2017, which we first heard on Ocean’s Blonded Radio show on Apple Music earlier this year. The track title…

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,…

ANDERSON .PAAK – KING JAMES

Anderson .Paak releases ‘King James,’ the first track from his forthcoming album ‘Ventura’ [April 12th]. The funky, blissed out track acts as an ode to businessman, philanthropist, and basketball player Lebron James. New albukm ‘Ventura’ is set to feature Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Nate Dogg, Lalah Hathaway and Sonyae Elise. .Paak explains:…

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]…

MAC LLOYD – TRAPPED

Mac Lloyd’s debut track is the first to come from his upcoming album ‘It’s Not All Bad, I Promise’ [March 1].  The producer-turned-vocalist tells us it’s “a fusion drawing elements from Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz and electronic production,” which also comes with a monochrome visual accompaniment.  It’s a smooth, wistful sound reminiscent of the likes…

AERIEL – SAD GIRLS CLUB

LA vocalist Aeriel releases her debut EP, ‘Sad Girls Club’. The five track EP aims to “encapsulates the range of emotions that accompany a failing relationship; from uncertainty on ‘Be Down’, to passion on ‘Motion’, to self-preservation on ‘Selfish’. Aeriel’s vocal isn’t always perfect, but her impressive range and beautiful tone over some fairly hard-hitting beats is the kind…