CURRENT: Pusha T – “King Push”

Kanye West and Joaquin Phoenix walk into a bar. No, this isn’t the beginning of a bad joke, but rather a possible origin story for Pusha T’s latest great single, “King Push.” “I’m King Push / still King Push / I rap nigga, ’bout trap niggas / I don’t sing hooks,” Pusha snarls on the […]

QUARTERLY REPORT: Best Songs of 2013 (Part III)

In just three months, we’ll be counting down the best tracks of 2013. But, as has been the case at the end of March and June, I’ve compiled a list of the best songs released these past three months. This quarter began with Jay Z’s corporate juggernaut Magna Carta… Holy Grail, and ended with Drake’s trademarked […]

CURRENT: Darkside – “Paper Trails”

The love over here at OK West for Nicolas Jaar knows no bounds. After gifting us with wonderful Space Is Only Noise, as well as fantastic singles such as “Don’t Break My Love,” “And I Say,” and “The Ego,” he’s returned with musical partner Dave Harrington as Darkside to deliver more charitable offerings. “Paper Trails” marks […]

CURRENT: Ejecta – “Afraid Of The Dark”

  The promising Ejecta, a duo formed by Leanne Macomber and Joel Ford, release the brooding, slow building and slyly anthemic “Afraid Of The Dark,” which begins as an earnest pop ballad before taking off towards the stratosphere during the song’s second half. “This heart’s afraid of the dark,” sings Macomber on the song, with the […]