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Stream: Jay Rock - Parental Advisory

Stream: Jay Rock – Parental Advisory


I knew about Jay Rock way before knowing about the great Kendrick Lamar, due to his awesome anthemic tune “All My Life” featuring Lil Wayne.

So it’s great to finally hear new music from the talented TDE member, after a long wait for new material. His new song is entitled “Parental Advisory” and it can be described as hard-hitting West coast hip hop in it’s purest form that induces you to bounce…

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Stream: Denai Moore - I Swore

Stream: Denai Moore – I Swore


Promising singer-songwriter Denai Moore unveils her new tune “I Swore”, which will feature on her EP of the same name. “I Swore” is a poised ballad, in which she pours out her soul whilst the calm piano chords build melodiously to create this enthralling tune.

Her I Swore EP is due for release on 24th November via Because Music and features guests such as James Vincent McMorrow.

Press play.


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Stream: Years & Years - Desire

Stream: Years & Years – Desire


Years & Years release another massive tune called “Desire”, which follows their popular tune “Take Shelter”. They describe their music as being electro soul pop, which is pretty accurate self-assessment. “Desire” is a solid dance track that certainly can be described as electro soul pop due to its electro synth sounds, Olly’s soulful vocals and the catchy pop nature of the track.

Take a listen.


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Music Video: The Veronicas - You Ruin Me

Music Video: The Veronicas – You Ruin Me

The music video for “You Ruin Me” marks the return of The Veronicas to music – and how very welcome they are. The twins from Australia have once again gained worldwide critical acclaim. A notable previous time that this occured was when their 2007 chart-topping single “Untouched” was released.

The vocals in “You Ruin Me” are…

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Stream: Tove Styrke - Borderline

Stream: Tove Styrke – Borderline

tove borderline

Listen to “Borderline” – the leading track from Tove Styrke’s new EP, also called Borderline, which is due for release on the 23rd November. The Swedish singer isn’t completely new to the music scene; she has garnered worldwide support from multiple media outlets since the release of her self-titled album back in 2010.

Tove’s energetic brand of electronic pop is just the right mix of meaningful…

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Music Video: Little Simz - The Square [SHOT 101]

Music Video: Little Simz – The Square [SHOT 101]

Emerging UK talent Little Simz releases the visual for the first track off her recent EP “AGE101: DROP 2″. The video titled “SHOT 101: The Square”, features Simz in a one shot video traversing through a London apartment with friends. The project; directed by Little Simz herself, filmed by Lolito Moko and edited by Morgan Daniel;…

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The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator

The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator


RELEASE DATE: 6th October 2014

LABEL: Secret City Records

If I had to describe this album in one word it would be; atmospheric.

This Montreal based folk quartet deliver bucket-loads of gorgeous new music with their latest album Sleeping Operator. Recorded and mixed by Ryan Freeland and self produced by the band this album is full of a complex mix of instruments, they create a well rounded and at…

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Music Video: NONONO - One Wish

Music Video: NONONO – One Wish

Since providing our ears with happy natured tracks last year such as “Pumpin Blood” and “Down Under”, Swedish three piece NONONO return with their music video for their new single “One Wish”.

“One Wish” is just as delightful as their previous smash hits with it’s high-spirited production that provides a hopeful atmosphere and the…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sinkane - Mean Love

ALBUM REVIEW: Sinkane – Mean Love


RELEASE DATE: September 01, 2014

LABEL: City Slang

As the slow-cooked funk of opener ‘How We Be’ and the classy, almost country title track confirm, Mean Love is a record that refuses to be tied down.

On his third release as Sinkane, Ahmed Gallab seeks to make his own mark on the expansive musical canvas on which he paints. Having done session work with the likes of Caribou, Yeasayer and even…

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REVIEW: SBTRKT @ O2 Academy Brixton

REVIEW: SBTRKT @ O2 Academy Brixton

SBTRKT Perform At Brixton Academy In London

Last week heralded the return of Aaron Jerome, more commonly known as the genre-absorbing, vowel-dodging electronic producer SBTRKT, who finally dropped his long-awaited sophomore album. Wonder Where We Land, released through British label Young Turks last Monday the 29th of September, sees the London-born producer utilise more big-name features such as Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and…

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