The best place to find new music on the web. Every day, thousands of people around the world write about music they love — and it all ends up here.
Five good tracks
A featured album
A long mix
A good music read
- 1 newsletter every week
- Complete Stack archives
- + Hype Machine supporter benefits
May 18, 2016
The Great Escape festival starts tomorrow, and we asked
some of the UK's most in-the-know sites who to catch. Gold Flake Paint
picks Dutch artist Annelotte de Graaf aka Amber Arcades, whose debut (out in June) features members of Quilt and Real Estate.
The Chicago-born poet, musician, and Chance The Rapper collaborator steps out on her own here with a lead single that plays off The Cure classic and samples The Roots' famous take on J Dilla—all laced with "with romantics and melodics," says Okayplayer
Last week we featured a track from singer Sam Wills, on which Jordan was a producer (you might also know his name from the last Disclosure LP). The New Zealand-born Londoner's own solo LP, a jazzy mix of nu-soul and vintage Jamiroquai, is out June 3.
Singer RAY BLK (stands for Building, Living, Knowing) enlists fellow South London native Stormzy for a proud tribute to their admittedly rough neck of the woods. The Fader
approves: "Velvety vocals over cold, angular and unmistakably British production."
Following breezy house cuts on Magicwire and 1080p, Montreal producer Project Pablo launches his own label, SOBO (Sounds Of Beaubien Ouest)—a collaboration with hometown friends Arbutus Records, named after their "laid-back" neighborhood.
More music from artists on this week's Stack available at Amoeba Music
Stereogum remembers the bizarre late-’90s swing revival:
"Looking back, it’s hard to figure out how all this shit happened, but there are some threads to pick at. After grunge began to pass out of favor, this stuff seemed like its polar opposite: sharp rather than slovenly, crisp and efficient rather than wild and intuitive, knowingly silly rather than deadly self-serious..."
Thanks for listening!
- Dev, Dave & Team Hype Machine
Want to be notified when the track changes?
Click Allow to get desktop notifications when Hype Machine is in the background.