Run the Jewels’ new single “Close Your Eyes (And Count to F***),” from the forthcoming Run the Jewels 2, is a monstrous banger featuring a fiery verse from Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha.
(Listen here and look for RT2 to drop October 27.)
Flying Lotus’ flawless 5th album You’re Dead! finds joy, fear, misery, soul and so much over the course of its sprawling 38 minute voyage into the great unknown.
(Head here to read more about Steve Ellison’s bold new statement that proves death is not a fearful thing.)
"King" Kendrick Lamar's breezy, self-empowered new single “i” proves that the crown isn't going anywhere.
(Head here to listen to the first taste of Lamar’s upcoming third LP.)
Jazz-saxophonist John Coltrane would’ve turned 88 years old today. In no uncertain terms jazz music, particularly bop, hard-bop, and avant-jazz would not be what they are without Coltrane’s invaluable contributions. The tenor, alto, and soprano sax player lays claim to "Coltrane changes" and "sheets of sound," helped popularize multiphonics (producing several notes at once), and brought modal jazz (which strays away from chord progressions) into fashion in the early 60s.
Ray Charles would’ve turned 84 years old today. Celebrate the “Genius of Soul“‘s birthday with his iconic 1959 hit “What’d I Say.”
The song convinced Paul McCartney to make music, was the first Mick Jagger sang with the band that would become the Rolling Stones, and is counted as a major influence on Van Morrison, Brian Wilson, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and countless others.
"The Boss" Bruce Springsteen turns 65 today. Springsteen lays claim to multiple universally heralded albums that intimately portray the lives of the American working class, including: Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, Nebraska, and Born in the U.S.A., has earned 20 Grammy Awards, sold 120 million albums worldwide, and placed 16 songs within Billboard’s Top 20.
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"King" Kendrick Lamar’s new single, "i," the first taste of his follow-up to 2012’s good kid m.A.A.d. city, is a breezily moving, catchy soul single.
The fluttering new single “minipops 67…,” Richard D. James’ first effort as Aphex Twin in 13 years, proves the enigmatic producer is back and already out in front of the field.
Still high on wedding vibes, Jessie Ware continues with the promotion of her forthcoming sophomore record Tough Love and has unveiled a new track titled Want Your Feeling. Co-written by Dev Hynes and produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford, it sees Jessie Ware almost begging for your love, all romantic and starry eyed. That typical Dev Hynes guitar funk in the background gives the track a timeless vibe, even though Jessie is already making sure of that.
Tough Love drops October 6 in the U.K. and October 21 in North America.