The metal one does what he does best: Deliver villainous lines and villainous rhymes.
It sucks that “the drop” in dubstep/post-dubstep/whatever the hell we’re calling it is so mockable and devalued now because electronic producer Joker is quite possibly the master of “the drop” in the modern era and his drops are above the point of parody. Just peep the drop in “Mad Night,” the single from his forthcoming… Continue reading Joker- “Mad Night”
Wherein the title of the track by the south London-based performer is a remarkable misnomer. Miles from Kinshasa’s new “rumba pop” effort doesn’t go overboard. It doesn’t spill out of bounds or draw outside the lines. It’s a song of somewhat insular restraint. His desire to “go overboard,” set to an aquatic burble, is a… Continue reading Miles from Kinshasa- “Overboard”
There likely wouldn’t still be an audience for Norwegian producer Lindstrøm more than decade since he got started if he didn’t make his brand of “space disco” sound so damn effortless. His new album, It’s Alright Between Us As It Is, is meant to play out as one long track across multiple sides of vinyl but single… Continue reading Lindstrøm- “Shinin” ft. Grace Hall
Enigmatic indie-pop duo Cults has been kicking around since the start of the decade but the group hasn’t issued a new record since 2013’s somewhat middling Static. They seem to be rectifying both the long silence and lackluster sophomore album with new album Offering and songs such as “I Took Your Picture.” As a Cults song, “I… Continue reading Top Tracks: Cults- “I Took Your Picture”
Without even factoring in the name, Amber Mark’s new single “Heatwave” is an ideal fit for the summertime. From the get-go, when the Latin-influenced rhythms kick into high-gear, you can feel the sizzle of the track and the sweat start to drip. When the scintillating chorus (which is essentially Mark clamoring “Heat wave”) comes on,… Continue reading Amber Mark- “Heatwave”
More of this please. More of Gucci and the Migos crew trading bars over an unsettlingly minor key beat that scans as a trap re-interpolation of a horror soundtrack. More of Gucci saying he needs to go to rehab because “I’m addicted to cash.” More talk of brain “good enough to graduate.” More of Migos… Continue reading Top Tracks: Gucci Mane- “I Get the Bag” ft. Migos