Mutya Keisha Siobhan cover Lorde's "Royals" + perform "No Regrets" [Video]

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The reunited original line-up of The Sugababes Mutya Keisha Siobhan played a recent live recording at Reload Sessions and covered 17 year old New Zealand singer Lorde's smash hit single "Royals".Read more


Quadron - "Hey Love" (Classixx Remix) | New Music

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Danish duo Quadron, comprised of singer Coco O and producer Robin Hannibal have been garnering critical attention with the release of their second LP Avalanche earlier this summer. In addition to previous single "Favourite Star", the group have enlisted Mayer Hawthorne producers Classixx to remix their second release from the album "Hey Love".Read more


Kelela - Cut 4 Me [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

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LA-based singer Kelela has been making waves recently since the release of her anthemic Kingdom-featuring single "Bank Head" and she is now making her debut mixtape/free album, Cut 4 Me, available for free download from Fade To Mind.Read more


Tawiah reworks Soul For Real's "Candy Rain" | New Music

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BRIT School graduate and London-based newcomer Tawiah treats us to some new material today with the release of a cover of the 1994 Soul For Real hit "Candy Rain".

For her version, Tawiah removes the '90s signature boom-bap groove and instead transforms the track from a club-friendly number into a foreboding ballad filled with her emotive vocals and an ominous repetition of guitars that sit softly in the background. Instantly she modernises the song and removes it from its context, making it perfect listening for 2013.

Take a listen to the track below and if you like what you hear you can grab Tawiah's latest EP for free from her Soundcloud.


IAMNOBODI - Elevated [Album] | Stream

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Following the release of the hip-hop and electronica inflected singles "Maputo Dance" and "Elevated" earlier this year and his "LoveLite" collaboration with singer Stacy Epps, German producer IAMNOBODI is releasing his debut album, Elevated, today (1st October) on Soulection Records.Read more


Bilal feat. Robert Glasper - "Butterfly" | Music Video

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Bilal teams up with his former classmate and long-time collaborator Robert Glasper on the latest single to be released from his album A Love Surreal, accompanied by a new performance video. Read more


Kavinsky headlines KOKO, London in December | UK Events

French electronica artist Kavinsky will be starting his Outrun Live World Tour on December 3rd with a headline show at London's KOKO.

Following the success of the eerie nocturnal tracks that Kavinsky provided for the Drive movie soundtrack and his "Odd Look" single remix featuring The Weeknd, his live show is set to be a uniquely atmospheric and highly in-demand experience. Read more


Lovelife - Stateless [EP] | Stream

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Electro-acoustic four-piece band Lovelife (Ally Young, Leonard Newell, Frank Colucci and Sam Jackson) have just made their third EP, Stateless, available to stream on their Soundcloud.Read more


Kanye West talks corporations, limitations and restrictions on creativity with Zane Lowe [Video]

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Earlier this week Yeezus himself stopped by Radio 1 to take part in an extensive interview with Zane Lowe on his life and career as it stands.

In the second part of their hour long interview, which you can watch below, Kanye expounds on a number of issues as he feverishly shouts over Zane Lowe's questions. Starting from Kanye calling himself the biggest rockstar on the planet, he goes on to talk about the restrictions he finds when he tries to showcase his creativity, ranging from an immersive theatre experience which he claims to have pioneered without gaining any credit to the uneccessary endorsements musicians take on in order to further their marketability and wealth.

Kanye also touches on racism and classism in the interview, both of which are prevalent themes in the Yeezus  album. Through his bravado he makes a number of interesting points on the labelling of his song "I Am A God" and criticises people's restrictive perceptions of themselves, stating that "I always felt like I could do anything".

The interview is an intriguing insight into what is regarded as one of the most colossal egos of music today, and although it is amusing in parts with Kanye concluding that he is a Postmodernist that only "wants to help", much can be gleaned about his creative process and conflicting mindsets of wanting to be respected and gain commercial success at the same time from it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APjK2E6aPu0


Sky Ferreira - "You're Not The One" | Music Video

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Ahead of her debut LP release on October 29th, American songstress Sky Ferreira has just premiered the visuals for her latest single, "You're Not The One".Read more


Snapshot: M.I.A. unveils 'Matangi' album cover and tracklist

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Controversial rapper and activist M.I.A. has just released the details of her cover art and tracklisting for her forthcoming fourth studio LP, Matangi, which is set to be released on November 5th.

Using a negative neon backwash, the cover art is a close-up of M.I.A herself looking piercingly at the viewer, taking references from the tribal art featured in her previous covers. The album will feature the previously released songs "Bring The Noize", "Only 1 U" and "Come Walk With Me" alongside other new tracks.
Take a look at the whole tracklisting below and the full cover art above:

01. Karmageddon
02. MATANGI
03. Only 1 U
04. Warriors
05. Come Walk With Me
06. aTENTion
07. Exodus
08. Bad Girls
09. Boom Skit
10. Double Bubble Trouble
11. Y.a.l.a
12. Bring The Noize
13. Lights
14. Know It Ain’t Right
15. Sexodus


Justin Timberlake covers The Jacksons' "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" [Video]

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Performing as part of a BBC Radio 1 Love Lounge special recently, Justin Timberlake paid homage to one of his biggest influences - Michael Jackson - with a live rendition of one of The Jacksons' classics, "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)." Read more


Bodhi - "Imperfection" | New Music

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Cardiff-based electronic production duo Bodhi release the first cut from their forthcoming EP with "Imperfection" - a disco-influenced, bass-thumping number that straddles the ever-popular Julio Bashmore brand of house whilst incorporating some well manipulated vocals that add a downtempo wash to the tune as a whole. Read more


Laura Welsh - "Undiscovered" | Music Video

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Following a support slot at Ellie Goulding's iTunes Festival performance last night, newcomer Laura Welsh has just released the visuals for her latest single "Undiscovered".

Since first creating a buzz with the summer release of her Cold Front EP, the UK singer has carved out a signature sultry sound which melds well-crafted pop with the soulful edge contained in her vocal delivery. She continues on this trend with the video premier of "Undiscovered", allowing her Jessie Ware-style top line sit on the straight groove. Taking on a similar theme to the monochromatic body movement shot in the video for "Cold Front", "Undiscovered" latches onto the driving beat and infectious melodies as it showcases Welsh in soft focus surrounded by pulsating and writhing bodies that follow the movement of the track.

The single marks another collaboration with Solange Knowles accomplice Dev Hynes and will be released on October 28th on Outsiders/Polydor. Take a look at the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUTLoClmsBk


Asante - Trifecta: The SanteJazz Remix Series [EP] | Stream

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Following the release of the Outkast remix "Prototype" last month, producer and singer-songwriter Asante has just released a set of six new tracks and remix productions under the SanteJazz Remix Series title.Read more


Willis Earl Beal - Nobody Knows | Album Stream

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Blues wordsmith and XL signee Willis Earl Beal returns with his second LP, Nobody Knows, which is set for release next week. You can take a listen to the record in advance via an NPR stream below.Read more