Earlier today I saw DJ Khaled described as a “human inspiration machine.” If you follow him on Snapchat, you’ll know why. His bizarre life is documented, in excruciating detail, in ten-second increments, populated with now-iconic motivational phrases like “bless up,” “don’t play yourself,” “they don’t want us to [insert something,” and of course “we the best.” His phenomenal Snapchat game has seen him catapulted from... read more
It’s finally here, you guys. After what seems like an age of teasing, Drake has finally announced his long-awaited album Views From The 6 will be out in April. It’s been forever in the making. We started getting teasers back in 2014 when Drake announced the title; then, anticipation went into overdrive last year, with this mysterious billboard popping up in Toronto. A Drake billboard mysteriously... read more
Skrillex is still around, doing his thing, making dubstep. He might have been more busy in his side project Jack U with Diplo, but the producer formerly known as Sonny Moore has resurfaced under his own name with a tune to be included on a compilation album for his OWSLA record label.
It’s a banger called ‘VIPs,’ and it’s a collaboration with an artist called Must Die. It’s the Skrillex we all know and love/hate – wobbling bass, booming percussion, weird... read more
Californian rapper Vince Staples is one of the hottest young prospects going around now, with his excellent album Summertime ’06 one of the standout breakout releases of last year. Since stepping out of the shadow of his one-time collaborators Odd Future, Staples has established himself as arguably the most lyrically gifted, socially observant hip-hop talent from the Golden State since Kendrick Lamar. Staples is coming our way for the Laneway Festival this month. He was ... read more
Martin Shkreli is out of control. The former pharmaceutical executive, who gained notoriety last year for purchasing the rights to a potentially life saving medication and then jacking up the price 5000 percent and buying Wu-Tang Clan’s single-copy album, is proving his tyranny has only begun. Yesterday, ... read more
Sydney producer Flume says his long-awaited second album – titled Skin – is “almost finished.” He’s been steadily dropping teasers and tastes for a few weeks, but today we get a pretty delicious chunk of the album courtesy of a barnstorming new single titled ‘Smoke and Retribution.’
Flume has teamed up with fast-rising Californian rapper Vince Staples and Aussie electronic artist and vocalist Kučka. The bed of the track is glitchy and propulsive,... read more
There was was widespread sadness among music lovers last week when The Jezabels dropped the terrible news that keyboardist Heather Shannon had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. While the band’s tour plans have understandably been put on hold, they’re still gearing up for the launch of their third studio album, Synthia, drip feeding fans with all manner of teasers.... read more
Groovin The Moo have just announced their 2016 lineup, and it’s a doozy! We have US rap heavyweights Danny Brown & Vic Mensa, Australian dance mainstays Alison Wonderland & Golden Features, as well as fresh Hottest 100 winners The Rubens on board.
Other notable acts include Ratatat, MS MR and Odesza, while the festival will be marshalled by The Meeting Tree – although we’re not sure what that actually entails. Despite the rumours and petitions, there’s no... read more
In the midst of endless talk about her eight album ANTI, Rihanna has given us a fresh peek into the project with the release of ‘Work’ featuring longtime collaborator and former flame Drake.
With the duo having produced gems including ‘Take Care’ and ‘What’s My Name’ in the past, Rihanna and Drake stand as two of hip-hop’s most successful mainstream stars – and expectations for ‘Work’ are extremely high. The sultry... read more
We know, we know – you’re probably all Kanye-d out after the last few days, and we’re sorry to just be writing about the same guy over and over. But trust us, this is worth it.