Music

Sexy French Singer Owlle Alights In New York

Music | By. Ken Scrudato | August 22, 2014

Perhaps it’s a European thing, all those somber songbirds with a penchant for dressing up their mournful meditations with alluring hooks and slinky grooves. Sweden gave us Lykke Li, England gifted us with Bat For Lashes…and from France comes another ornithologically monikered goddess of song, the strikingly flame-bobbed Owlle. She took Europa by storm with the slinky but melancholic sin... Read More >

Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder (Ft. The Weeknd) It’s starting to feel a little bit like this is Ariana Grande’s world and we’re all just living in it. Her intriguing and unexpected collaboration with The Weeknd is, as expected, pretty amazing. If you haven’t overdosed on Grande yet, just wait till her collaboration-heavy album drops on August 25th. Saint Motel - Cold Cold Man ... Read More >

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21. Mash-up maestros the Hood Internet hit NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge. The Chicagoans will make it worth staying up late on a school night. 10pm, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY. Bishop Allen celebrate their new record Lights Out at Brooklyn's Glasslands Gallery. Everything's perfectly pleasant when the long-running indie pop outfit's around, and they might just make it ... Read More >

Aphex Twin Returns With ‘Syro’

Music | By. Hillary Weston | August 21, 2014

Please stop when you’re doing and begin thriving with excitement, because there is a new Aphex Twin album set for release in just a month. Come September 23rd, SYRO, the first Aphex release since 2001’s Drukqs will be unleashed via Warp. And that’s really all you have to know—aside from this phenomenal bio that was sent out in a press release sent out this morning. Whenever one of t... Read More >

Samsaya on Her Fans, Her Whiskey, and Fish Tacos

Music | By. Vince Patti | August 20, 2014

When it comes to my daily music consumption, if it isn’t sexy, streamlined, electro-fused Top 40 hits, it’s usually tracks composed my 12-year-olds on Ableton in their suburban basements making music from an assortment of discordant sounds at their middle school. But a few weeks ago, I discovered Samsaya when a friend sent me a link to her song “Stereotype.” Immediately, I loved how her mi... Read More >

Hi-Five: New Music From Nicki Minaj, Tove Lo, J. Cole + More

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | August 20, 2014

Gif via Nicki Minaj – Anaconda Nicki Minaj is back with a characteristically spicy video for “Anaconda,” the latest single off her forthcoming album. The video features some yoga, a lot of asses, and what I believe was the studio backdrop for George of the Jungle. Tove Lo – Not on Drugs So typical…first she insists that she’s “Got to stay high all the time” in ... Read More >

Style Like A$AP Rocky and Moves Like Usher: Meet Jacob Latimore

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | August 20, 2014

Jacob Latimore photographed for BlackBook by Justin Bridges He may have a Disney teen star past, but eighteen-year-old artist Jacob Latimore has grown into a full-blown Hip-Hop phenom (Drake, sound familiar?). His beats are clean and catchy without sacrificing the swagger, in part thanks to collaborations with the likes of T-Pain. (We’ll mention his Justin Bieber friendship without comment). ... Read More >

Felix Da Housecat to Play Brooklyn’s Verboten

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | August 20, 2014

While he might not be fond of the genre’s name, Felix Da Housecat is one of the pioneers of electroclash, a style that mixes 1990s techno and EDM with 1980s electronica and synths. Despite starting his professional career over three decades ago, the DJ/record producer still holds regular gigs in Ibiza, Paris, and now Brooklyn, where he will be performing once every other month at Verboten. We ch... Read More >

Jennifer Lopez Ft. Ja Rule – I’m Real (Basic Tape Remix) If you’re always down for a good throwback, check out French melodic house producer Basic Tape and his “updated” version of Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule’s “I’m Real.” If you’re ever in need of a crowd pleaser, this track’s right up your alley. That Girl With Dark Eyes – Balloon Just because the summer i... Read More >

Wiz Khalifa: Still an Outsider

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | August 18, 2014

Wiz Khalifa Since the release of his debut album Show and Prove in 2006, Wiz Khalifa hasn’t been one to color within the black and yellow lines. His musical style remains unpredictable, the vocals alternating between singing and rapping, sometimes pulling on Eurodance influences while tracks like the recent “We Dem Boyz” veer closer to a merger of pure hip-hop and trap with a club-ready v... Read More >