Before we get into this, let me acknowledge all the positive feedback I got for my playlist a couple of days ago. It’s always a pleasure to put people on to the sauce down here. Today, I felt like hightlighting music that treads off the beaten R&B and hip-hop path. Nowadays, where catering to...Continue reading
After “Audio“, “Genius” and “Thunderclouds” comes another LSD gem, “No New Friends” along with the debut album from the trio of peerless artists. I love music that can be hard to pin down to a particular genre; I believe the likes of Diplo, Labrinth and Sia as well as the other contributors to this...Continue reading
You better be in the mood to bathe in lust and ecstasy....
On the heels of her “shock” wedding to (it turns out) longtime bae and fellow singer Adekunle Gold, Simi is gearing up for a new album starting off with “Ayò” (it means joy in yoruba), the latest sonic delicacy from the feathery-voiced soul bird. To keep up with the spirit, I made sure to...Continue reading
So I’ve happily picked the short straw to drive you into the weekend 😀. This month has been a glorious one for me and the ‘Smoke and Mirrors‘ series. And I’m intent on keeping up the momentum as we edge closer to the one-year anniversary — yes, it’s been that long! If you’ve enjoyed...Continue reading
At the risk of being exhaustive, I’m celebrating Yelawolf’s return with a visual trip to a variety of sub-genres within rap, pop, rock, afrobeats; accross three continents; and spread over seven languages — I’m not counting dialects. To date, this is the most fun Roll & Coasters that I’ve had to compile....
Here are some quick thoughts about this week’s roundup. The Florida Georgia Line video treatment for “May We All” could have easily been expanded to a short film. It’s that good! Just as good: the visuals for the excellent DJ Shadow and RTJ collaboration. Lastly, I look forward to a near future where (almost...Continue reading
This year, Fally Ipupa made sure he was a fixture. With new return-to-the-roots album (Control), he glued us to the dancefloor (“ École“) and charmed with undeniable ballads (“Aime-moi“, “Canne à sucre”). Still on the matter, he just released a video for “One Love”, a love declaration of sorts to his one and only....Continue reading
In the closing video, a trio of Parisian childhood friends and students of music propose a medley of their summer favorites. With nothing but a cello, sparse percussions and their voices, Lucie, Elisa and Juliette are able to meld everything from the heavyweights to the less illustrious. Week-in and out, I attempt a similar...Continue reading
Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion of Privacy, has been the gift that has kept on giving hit singles. “Ring”, the fifth one, is a midtempo ballad-ish number with Kehlani that has all the makings of a charts and radio mainstay. (Truly, you can’t go wrong when you start with Cardi!) Elsewhere on this smorgasbord...Continue reading