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Sep 15, 2017
Brooklyn-based artist Faith Harding makes electronic pop with a distinct flair from her training as a jazz vocalist. The lead single to her next LP traces a deteriorating relationship over "an alluring, Caribou-channeling groove," says NPR
Dubbed the "West Coast Wu-Tang Clan" by Pitchfork
, this rising rap collective just released their second album in three months and promise a third soon. "Cool, funky, and polished, with just enough odd ornaments to stand out from the mainstream."
Among the week's Most Blogged
tracks is "Pretty Baby" by Oslo electro-pop trio SASSY 009. Taken from their forthcoming debut EP, it's "a flickering, pulsating banger," says Gorilla vs. Bear
, "and we are all the way on board."
Released last year on cassette, a stunning collection of bedroom spirituals by Montreal project Un Blonde was longlisted for the Polaris Prize yet remains quietly under the radar. Now, Chad VanGaalen's Flemish Eye label is pressing it to vinyl.
This 1980s Nigerian disco-boogie classic by Steve Monite has experienced a new life cycle lately. Frank Ocean covered it FYF Fest, and here, Frankie Francis (of the Sofritos DJ crew) heats up and stretches the track to new heights.
Co-founder of Amsterdam-based label Music From Memory offers Resident Advisor a mix of exclusives and crate-dug obscurities he's been playing out this past year.
Vulture on Spotify’s RapCaviar playlist and how a hit happens now:
"With a couple of keystrokes, the song is ethered from the playlist. 'If Tuma moves your song down on RapCaviar, your shit’s not working too well,' says Atlantic’s Greenwald."
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