“Apeshit” was the first single from The Carters’ (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) inevitable yet much anticipated debut album. However good you might feel about the song, it was overshadowed by its video: shot in the Louvre and replete with artistic mastery and double meanings, it would take a book to unpack all the various messages that...Continue reading
Roll & Coasters
I don’t know about you, but over here we get bombarded with a lot of music on a regular basis. In our quest to find the best way to share our discoveries, we came up with ‘Roll & Coasters’: one of our earliest ideas, R&Cs were video playlists relying on the latest music videos posted on YouTube.
With the rising popularity of other digital streaming platforms, we started replicating our YouTube playlists to the other major streaming outlets. And that’s how all our playlists are presented nowadays.
What hasn’t changed over time is how we come up with the R&Cs playlists: pool together music videos released within a week, and make a cohesive arrangement of 20-some songs. You tell us what you think.
More R&Cs Playlists
Fresh off conquering the Dutch charts, French singer Aya Nakamura has set her eyes on sustained airplay dominance with a new single, “Copines”. It’s in the same vein as her biggest hit to date in castigating no-good men. Aya gets the nod to lead the pack, not only off the strength of the song, but...Continue reading
At the end of the day it should be about the music, shouldn’t it? I’ve been burned by streaming platforms’ algorithms a few times but you take the good with the bad; and Troye Sivan doesn’t even come close to the latter. I liked his previous single; I’m really feeling “Dance to This” with Ariana...Continue reading
I became a big DJ Mehdi fan when he was still producing some of the illest records in French hip-hop history. I was just as enthralled with his music when he branched into electro and joined the trailblazing Ed Banger Records. To say he left us too soon is an understand. For their 15th anniversary,...Continue reading
Word on streets Twitter is Rita Ora’s “Let Me Love You” is her biggest hit to date. Well done. It’s been a long road for Rita (remember her Roc Nation days?) and it’s encouraging to see decent artists like her (#noshade) push on and eventually succeed. The meatiest part of this playlist is loaded with...Continue reading
You know you have a mega hit when it spawns countless remixes or when casual music listeners start arguing about the demerits of rapping offbeat. I’m interested to see where Blueface goes from here: “Thotiana” has driven him firmly into the mainstream and its (official) remix with YG and Cardi B only adds super fuel...Continue reading