Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Insomniax - Friday Comes

Easily the best bit of UK Hip Hop I've heard in a long while!

"Friday Comes" is taken from The Insomniax' Love She Wants EP which released on 17th September through Earnest Endeavours.

Album Review: Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't

Is this the classic that Rick Ross, Khaled and the hype would have you believe? Is it the classic that you'd think Rick Ross would produce at his peak? Is it the classic that a line up of Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Drake, Usher, Drake & Pharrell would produce? Read on to find out.

After two failed singles ("You TheBoss" & "I Love My Bitches") and a seizure, God Forgives, I Don’t has finally been unleashed. The album’s first track “Pray For Us” is the type of intro that lacks any replay value. The following song “Pirates” feels like a failed attempt at an intro and would not be missed had Ross not included it on the final track listing. Yes it is good to see Dr. Dre, Rick Ross and Jay-Z on the same song (“3Kings”) and it’s even better that they did it over Jake One's production. While “3 Kings” is not a bad track one would expect more from a song featuring such heavy weights.

“Niggas couldn't fuck with my daughter's room” – Jay-Z on “3 Kings”.

Wilson Pickett’s “Shameless” provides the perfect platform for the Cool & Dre produced "Ashamed". Unfortunately Rick Ross's compassion for what he is ashamed of is hard to feel, and it seems he is merely supplying words to fill the gaps between the choruses rather than connecting with the Wilson Pickett sample.

"Maybach Music IV" is the first Maybach Music track in the series without an all star line-up of features. The song is a mess, Ne-Yo babbles and the beat changes along with LA Ried's appearance only add to the confusion. What a shame since the series seemed to be improving with each instalment, until now.

Perhaps one of the most anticipated collaborations on the album was “Sixteen” on which Rick Ross is joined by OutKast’s Andree 3000. Again, it’s great to see Ross and Andre 3000 collaborate, they should produce something special right? Wrong. At 8 minutes the song is excessive and Ross is outshined by Andre rather than complimenting his lyricism.

“A dolphin gone shake his fin, regardless if he gets in
Or out of water, most important thing for him is to swim
And Flipper didn’t hold his nose, so why shall I hold my tongue?” – Andre 3000 on “Sixteen”.

Dum Dum Girls - Lord Knows

Absolutely brilliant!

"Lord Knows" is the lead track from Dum Dum Girls' forthcoming End of Daze EP, which will be released on 25th September through Sub Pop.

Willy Moon - Railroad Track (Video)

"Railroad Track" will be released on 20th August through Jack White's Third Man Records label. Sounding good as always!

Video directed by Michael Carter.

Les Jupes - Myth #7 (Honour)

"Myth #7 (Honour)" is taken from new Canadian four piece Les Jupes' debut album Modern Myths, which is due for release on 27t August. 

Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm (Video)

Video directed by Benny Boom.

Buy "Pound The Alarm": iTunes UK | iTunes US

You can also check out Best In New Music's review of Nicki Minaj's latest album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded by clicking here.

TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice) - Bugg'n (Video)

"Bugg'n" is taken from Hudson Mohawke & Lunice's new TNGHT EP which is out now on iTunes UK & iTunes US.

Video Shot, Editied & Directed: Dominic Flannigan & Peter Marsden.

Tailor - Wolf (Video)

"Wolf" is taken from Cape Town based singer Tailor's debut solo album The Dark Horse which is out now.

Video directed by Warwick Allan.

Buy "Wolf": iTunes UK | iTunes US

Monday, 30 July 2012

Visitor - RNB

"RNB" is the first track from Visitor's Coming Home // RNB EP which will be released on 10th September and feature remixes from Lifelike, Viceroy, Fm Attack, Bestrack, Symbolone, Vanguard, Easy D & more.

Givers - Ceiling of Plankton (Video)

Such a tune!

Buy "Ceiling of Plankton": iTunes UK | iTunes US

Sara Silveira - Lose My Love (Acoustic Video)

Sara Silveira's acoustic performance of  "Lose My Love" for SB.TV's A64 series.

Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You

"Maybe You" is the new single from twin sisters Saint Lou Lou and is released worldwide on 27th August.

Example - Say Nothing

"Say Nothing" is released on 16th September through Ministry of Sound. Look out for remixes by TC, Roska, Burns, Foamo and Hardwell.

You can Pre-Order "Say Nothing" now on iTunes UK.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Birds vs Planes - We Get To Drop (Video)

"We Get To Drop" is a taster for Birds vs Planes' forthcoming EP, which I can't wait to hear if it's as good this!

ScHoolboy Q - THere He Go (Video)

Visuals for ScHoolboy Q's banger "THere He Go".

Video directed by David Helman.

Buy "THere He Go": iTunes UK | iTunes US

Friday, 27 July 2012

Marie Dahlstrom - Search

"Search" is brilliantly Soulful and so needed on a day like today.

Sneaky Sound System - Friends (Video)

The song's alot better than the video, so it's worth giving it a play if you haven't heard it/

Video directed and filmed by Miss Connie.

Buy "Friends"iTunes UK | iTunes US

Scams - Lifeboat

This is brilliant! Look out for Scams' new album Add and Subtract which will be released on 8th October, a few days ahead of "Lifeboat" which is released on 10th September.

Scams will be kick starting the BT London Live events in Victoria Park on the 31st of July before moving on to Hyde Park to close the  BT London Live event there. Scams will also be opening the main stage at Hyde Park on the 9th of August, playing on one of the largest stages London has to offer, supporting The Enemy, The Noisettes and The Overtones.

J. Cole - The Cure

J. Cole jumps on Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Lift Off" and drops some well needed heat.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Rick Ross - Diced Pineapples ft. Wale & Drake

Rick Ross' new album God Forgives, I Don't is released on 30th July (UK)/ 31st July (US) and is available to Pre-Order now on iTunes UK & iTunes US. Check out the latest cuts to leak from the album "Diced Pineapples" above and "911" below.

Ringo Deathstarr - Rip

"Rip"is the brilliant lead single form Texas natives Ringo Deathstarr's second album, Mauve. "Rip"  will be released on 10th September on Club AC30 Records.

Dizzee Rascal ft Pepper - Scream (Video)

For an official Olympic theme song, Dizzee Rascal and Peppers effort isn't too bad.

"Scream" is released on 5th August and is available to Pre-Order now on iTunes UK.

Previously: DJ Fresh ft. Dizzee Rascal - The Power (Video)

Theme Park - Jamaica (Video)

This is a cool track for the summer.

"Jamaica" is released on 20th August.

Rizzle Kicks - Dreamers (Video)

Video directed by Toby Lockerbie & Jordan Stephens.

By "Dreamers": iTunes UK | iTunes US

Rah Rah - Art and a Wife

Rah Rah’s new album The Poet’s Dead is released on 23rd October (available digitally 2nd October) through Hidden Pony Records. "Art and a Wife" is a taste of what's to come from the Candian Indie Rockers.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Charli XCX - You're The One (St Lucia Remix)

St Lucia's remix of Charli XCX's new single "You're the One", which is available to buy now on iTunes US and will be released on 19th August in the UK.

Axel - Zero

"Zero" is the banging lead single from 20 year old producer Axel KacoutiĆ©'s new EP, New Type, which is out now on iTunes UK & iTunes US.

Marika Hackman - Mountain Spines

"Mountain Spines" wull be released on 3rd September through ParadYse Records and it's utterly brilliant!

Jess Mills - For My Sins

"For My Sins" is released on 9th September ahead of Jess Mills' debut album Twist Of Fate which will be released on 28th January 2013.

Previously: Jess Mills - Gabriel

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The Mynabirds - Disarm (Video)


Video directed by ulysses///onasis.

Buy "Disarm": iTunes UK | iTunes US

Mara Hruby - Alright (Video)

Mara's video for her Soulful cover of Jamiroquai's "Alright".

Video directed by Dr. Woo.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Mara Hruby - Alright

ML - The Way Before

"The Way Before" is the first single from London Producer/ Songwriter ML's (aka Mickey Lightfoot) forthcoming EP, As The Crow Flies. Should be good if "The Way Before" is anything to go by.

FREE DOWNLOAD: ML - The Way Before

Delilah - From The Roots Up (Album Sampler)

Delilah's debut album From The Roots Up is released on 30th July and is available to Pre-Order now on iTunes UK. The album will include "Never Be Another", "Breathe", "Inside My love", "Go", and "Love You So" and you can preview it below.

School of Seven Bells - How To Love (Lil Wayne Cover)

School of Seven Bells covered Lil Wayne's "How To Love" and made it feel and sound like a totally different song. Nice.

Julio Bashmore - Au Seve

Big tune!

Buy "Au Seve": iTunes UK | iTunes US

Toddla T and Shola Ama - Alive (Acoustic Video)

Toddla T and Shola Ama perform an acoustic version of their brilliant new single "Alive" for SB.TV's A64 series. "Alive" is released on 13th August and is available to Pre-Order now on iTunes UK.

He Met Her - Control (Video)

"Control" is the debut single from L.A.based Disco Pop duo, He Met Her and is a taster of what's to come form their forthcoming Crime Novela EP. You can stream the EP now via the first ever animated musical lookbook utilizing the newest HTML5 web development and animated photography sequences on CrimeNovela.com.

Buy "Control": iTunes UK | iTunes US

Tulisa feat. Tyga - Live It Up

Tulisa is joined by Young Money rapper Tyga for the follow up to her debut & former UK number 1 single "We Are Young". "Live It Up" is released on 9th September and is available to Pre-Order now on iTunes UK. Yawn.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Rustie - After Light feat. AlunaGeorge

AlunaGeorge join Rustie for the vocal version of  "After Light" which was featured on his Album of The Year Glass Swords. WIcked.

"After Light" is available to but now on Boomkat.

Rochelle Jordan - Too Long

"Too Long" is the 2nd single from Rochelle's forthcoming project P R E S S U R E, which I can't wait to hear!

2 Chainz - Birthday Song feat. Kanye West

This is bad, even by 2 Chainz' standards. SMH Kanye.

Buy "Birthday Song": iTunes UK | iTunes US

Bobby Champs - Charlie

Picture Music have just announced Boby Champs' new Drag Queen EP, which will be released on 20th August. Boby Champs' new Drag Queen EP will be available on 12" vinyl and the digital will feature a bonus track "Mint400". Head to http://www.PicturesMusic.co.uk to learn more about the EP.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Bobby Champs - Charlie

Visitor - Coming Home/ RNB (Video)

"Coming Home" will be available to Pre-Order from 6th August and will feature remixes from Lifelike, Viceroy, Fm Attack, Bestrack & more. I don't know too much about this, but I'm a sucker for the VHS effect and love what I've heard so far!

Video directed by Oskar Gullstrand.

Bat For Lashes - Laura (Video)

"Laura"  is the first single from Bat For Lashes' new album The Haunted Man which is released on 15th October and wll be available to Pre-Order on iTunes from midnight tonight: iTunes UK.

Video directed by Noel Paul.

Buy "Laura": iTunes UK | iTunes US

SBTRKT - Gloss

No idea on if or when this will be released, just enjoy it!

Purity Ring - Fineshrine (Video)


Video directed by Young Replicant.

Buy "Fineshrine": iTunes UK | iTunes US

Jade Alston - Sober (Video)

Jade Alston's latest release from her Single On A Saturday Night EP, which was one of our EP's of The Year (so far).

Video directed by Walu.

Rita Ora - Roc The Life

"Roc The Life" is set to feature on Rita Ora's debut album Ora which will be released on 27th August and is available to Pre-order now on iTunes UK.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Emily King - Ordinary Heart

This is easily one of the best songs I've heard this year. Thanks to @islall, for putting me on to Emily's music!