Music

WATCH: ANDERSON PAAK, DESIIGNER & LIL DICKY LAY DOWN A GROUP FREESTYLE CYPHER

Every year, XXL magazine announces a fresh crop of 10 “future hip-hop stars”: the Freshman Class. It’s a coveted league, with such alumni as Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, ... read more

ERYKAH BADU RESPONDS TO CLAIMS SHE & KENDRICK LAMAR WERE INVOLVED

When Kanye West released the track ‘No More Parties In LA’ featuring Kendrick Lamar several months back, the internet’s collective... read more

HEAR APHEX TWIN’S NEW EP ‘CHEETAH’ IN ITS ENTIRETY

Intelligent dance music prodigy Aphex Twin (Richard D James) premiered his latest EP in full on BBC Radio 6 Music this morning, ahead of its Friday release.

Cheetah is the “famously wayward” artist’s third official release since his 2014 Grammy award-winning album Syro, following last year’s Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 and Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008) EPs. It contains previously released cuts ‘CIRKLON3 [Колхозная... read more

GIVEAWAY: WIN TIX FOR DAPPLED CITIES’ SYDNEY SHOW, PLUS MERCH

Dappled Cities have a busy few months ahead of themselves. The Sydney five-piece recently dropped ‘That Sound,’ a taste of their long-awaited fifth album due in October, which they’re undoubtedly hard at work on. And yet somehow, the boys have still found some time to treat fans in Sydney and Melbourne with a couple of shows.

‘That Sound’ is a welcome return for Dappled Cities, whose last... read more

WATCH: CRYSTAL CASTLES PREVIEW NEW TRACK ‘FEMEN’

Nearly two years on from singer Alice Glass’s departure from the band, Crystal Castles have previewed a new track and hinted that a new album could be on the way later this year.

Part of ‘Femen’ was shared on the band’s Facebook page, which you can watch below. The track follows on the heels of ‘Deicide’,... read more

WATCH: SKRILLEX, CHANCE THE RAPPER & HUNDRED WATERS REHEARSING TOGETHER

In a musical ménage à troi that would make most any heart skip a beat, Floridian indie band Hundred Waters, dubstep deity Skrillex, and rap god Chance the Rapper came together recently to perform their collective track ‘Show Me Love’ on ... read more

PAUL SIMON HINTS AT RETIREMENT

At the age of 74, Paul Simon has suggested he may be ready to retire from music.

Speaking to The New York Times, he admitted he was fed up with show business and that his advancing years demand he rest more in order to fulfil a demanding touring schedule. He is currently on tour in support of latest album, Stranger To Stranger.

Simon said, “You’re coming towards the end” and “Showbiz doesn’t hold any interest for me.”

He added, “It’s an act of courage... read more

LISTEN: JAMIE T SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘TINFOIL BOY’

Everyone’s favourite South London lad Jamie T made some noise this morning, dropping a brand new track titled ‘Tinfoil Boy’: and it’s a fucking haymaker.

Having just about dropped off the map following the release of 2009’s Kings & Queens and The Man’s Machine, Jamie T (birth name Jamie Treays) slunk back on to the music scene in 2014 with the album Carry On The Grudge. Only slightly superlatively, NME described it as the greatest music moment... read more

LISTEN: CHANCE THE RAPPER FEATURES ON NEW BRIAN FRESCO TRACK ‘HIGHER’

Chance The Rapper has taken his silver tongue and his Midas touch to yet another new release, licking and squeezing the neck of Brian Fresco’s track ‘Higher.’ The conversational, pack-a-day rasp of the Chicago wunderkind’s features has become a watermark of high distinction lately – from his verse on Snakehips’ dancefloor hit ‘My Friends’ to his more recent appearance on Joey Purp’s infectious belter ‘Girls @’ – and ‘Higher’ is no different.

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NOEL GALLAGHER FINALLY HIT BACK AT HIS BROTHER’S TWITTER RAMPAGE

The feud between former Oasis rockers Liam and Noel Gallagher reached its comedic high last month, seeing Liam blast his brother on Twitter by repeatedly calling him a potato. The words were harsh, beyond anything ever seen in hip-hop’s many beefs, and now, Noel has dished out his response. In an interview with ... read more