CURRENT: Neneh Cherry – “Blank Project”

  The case of Neneh Cherry is a curious one. Her debut album, 1989’s Raw Like Sushi, stunned critics, but since then the enigmatic singer has taken her time to craft follow-ups to that career defining set, most recently releasing a collaborative album with jazz collective The Thing on The Cherry Thing last year. Now the Swedish-born […]

CURRENT: Katy B – “Crying For No Reason”

In the lead up to Katy B’s forthcoming LP Little Red, due out in the first quarter of 2014, we’ve heard some of the best electro-pop tracks this side of Robyn, with Katy B picking up right where she left off on her thrilling 2012 EP Danger. She slows things down on this new single, “Crying For […]

CURRENT: Disclosure, Nile Rogers, Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes – “Together”

  What do you do for a follow-up to one of the most beloved electronica albums of the year? For Disclosure’s Guy and  Howard Lawrence, following up their phenomenal debut LP Settle apparently means releasing one-off singles that rival the best moments on the stellar long player. After the gargantuan “Apollo,” the brothers have once […]

CURRENT: Death Grips – “You might think he loves you for your money but I know what he really loves you for it’s your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat”

Yes, that’s the name of the opening track of Death Grips’ new album, released today out of the blue. Government Plates features 10 new tracks, including the previously released “Birds.” The opener sets the mood for an audial assault unlike anything else you’ll hear this year. And it’s beautiful. Download Government Plates here.

CURRENT: Cassie – “Indo”

Solange has in recent years branched out from underneath her big sister’s legendary status and carved out a niche for herself in indie’s blossoming R&B scene. Her True EP last year was the clearest signal yet of Solange’s musical talents, and she’s exceeded that with this new track from Cassie off Solange’s Saint Records compilation album, Saint Heron. […]

CURRENT: Lily Allen – “Hard Out Here”

It’s not quite known just yet if “Hard Out Here,” the first Lily Allen single since she went on hiatus following the release of two fantastic pop albums in Alright, Still and It’s Not Me, It’s You, is part of an LP or a one-off single, but either way Allen has made a bang with her return to […]

CURRENT: Metronomy – “I’m Aquarius”

“I can love it / Or I can leave it,” sings Joe Mount on the new Metronomy single released earlier today, the first taste of new music from Metronomy since their rather stellar 2011 LP The English Riviera. “I’m Aquarius” skirts around with an energy similar to what Baths’ explored earlier this year on Obsidian. Sonically, it’s a […]

CURRENT: Doc Daneeka feat. Ratcatcher – “Walk On In”

The newest from Doc Daneeka and Ratcatcher is a heavyweight title contender, full of pulsating rhythms and infectious vocal samples that deliver knockout blow after knockout blow. “Walk On In” (out on Numbers) is an unrelenting 7+ minute house record, walking in and demanding our undivided attention from the get-go. I’m more than willing to […]