CURRENT: The Preatures – “Better Than It Ever Could Be”

The Preatures first got our attention with the electric “Is This How You Feel?” and their first offering of 2014 finds the Sydney, Australia band no less energized. Isabella Manfredi showed off her vocal chops on their 2013 hit, yet on new single “Better Than It Ever Could Be,” Manfredi’s vocals somehow tower over the […]

CURRENT: Banks – “Brain”

L.A. singer-songwriter Banks was already poised for a breakthrough, with her TEED-produced single “Warm Water” as well as “Waiting Game” being two of the most slept-on tracks of 2013. But “Brain” is a track impossible to ignore, even blowing her past work out of the water. Producer Shlohmo, who previously worked with Jeremih on the […]

GRAMMY REVIEW: The Night’s Biggest Winners and Losers, Dissected

The Grammys were last night, for those of you unaware. While there were plenty of awards to be handed out, the night’s biggest draw, as always, was the sheer magnitude of the number of performances. From Katy Perry and Juicy J to Macklemore and Madonna, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons to Beyoncé and Jay Z, […]

GRAMMY PREVIEW: The Biggest Night in Music, or How Grammy Voters Continue to Piss Off Kanye West

The Grammy Awards return this Sunday (26 January) on CBS, and the voters behind the self-proclaimed biggest night in music aim to show us just how in-tune they are with today’s most successful musicians. And while the Grammys do sometimes award the best in music (The Suburbs, Raising Sand (yeah, I said it)) they oftentimes reserve […]

CURRENT: Disclosure – “F For You” (feat. Mary J. Blige)

And the gifts just keep on coming from the UK electronica duo! This time, they team up with R&B legend Mary J. Blige for a remix of Settle track “F For You.” The original was already one of the more soulful tracks on their debut LP, but MJB takes the track to new heights. She sounds […]

CURRENT: Schoolboy Q – “Break the Bank”

Schoolboy Q has been taunting us over the past couple of years with his string of excellent collaborations and singles, including “PMW (All I Really Need)” and “Brand New Guy” (A$AP Rocky), “Cartoons & Cereal” and “Collard Greens” (Kendrick Lamar) and most recently on Danny Brown’s Old (“Dope Fiend Rental”). While he currently is achieving strong […]

CURRENT: Bishop Nehru – “You Stressin”

Electronica duo Disclosure have been keeping busy ever since their immaculate debut LP Settle hit stores last summer. Their post-Settle work has thus far proven the brothers to be beyond capable of working in other genres. Just this past weekend, Q-Tip posted a picture of himself on Instagram with Guy and Howard Lawrence, and now the […]