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The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

As well as the obvious, polarising choice of Katy Perry’s newfound ‘purposeful pop’, New Music Friday yields some beautifully quirky releases from all corners of alternative universe. Here are the week’s five big releases that should be on your radar: Continue reading The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

Calvin Harris is the Ultimate Tinker Man on ‘Rollin’

Considering his recent artistic output, it’s fair to say that Calvin Harris is pop’s renaissance man of the moment. As the staunchly bro-masculine EDM movement continues to Continue reading Calvin Harris is the Ultimate Tinker Man on ‘Rollin’

Frank Ocean Explores Scrutiny on ‘Lens’

Frank Ocean’s ‘blonded RADIO’ has become a treasure trove since its surprise debut earlier this year. He has used his Beats 1 platform to premiere a number of new tracks including Continue reading Frank Ocean Explores Scrutiny on ‘Lens’

The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

The new Kendrick Lamar album is the inevitable standout this week but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be furthering your musical horizons. This week’s collection of essential releases is one of the most eclectic of the year so far. Here are the week’s five big releases that should be on your radar: Continue reading The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

Frank Ocean is at his Freest on ‘Biking’

Frank Ocean debuted his latest track ‘Biking’, featuring verses from Jay-Z and fellow Odd Future alumni Tyler, The Creator on the third episode of his Beats 1 show ‘blonded RADIO’. It was played straight after Continue reading Frank Ocean is at his Freest on ‘Biking’

Calvin Harris Enlists Pharrell, Ariana Grande & Young Thug for Latest A-List Summer Banger ‘Heatstroke’

Much of the success of Calvin Harris’ recent hit ‘Slide’, featuring the elusive Frank Ocean and two thirds of mercurial rap trio Migos, was down to Harris’ Continue reading Calvin Harris Enlists Pharrell, Ariana Grande & Young Thug for Latest A-List Summer Banger ‘Heatstroke’

Bask in the Soporific Glory of Frank Ocean’s ‘Chanel’

We’re used to Frank Ocean surprising us, whether it’s with a carpentry tutorial (Endless), placing a magnifying glass over privilege (‘Sweet Life’ & ‘Super Rich Kids’), or perhaps just a deeply affecting, introspective look at his Continue reading Bask in the Soporific Glory of Frank Ocean’s ‘Chanel’

Calvin Harris Shares Frank Ocean & Migos Collaboration ‘Slide’

After weeks of speculation and a string of teases on social media, Calvin Harris has unveiled his first track of 2017, a collaboration with Frank  Ocean and two thirds of hip-hop trio Migos titled ‘Slide’. Continue reading Calvin Harris Shares Frank Ocean & Migos Collaboration ‘Slide’

Sampha: Process Review – Carving Out a Space Entirely of its Own

The staticky voice of famed US astronaut Neil Armstrong utters the first words of Sampha’s Process. ‘I’ll work my way over into the sunlight here without looking directly into the sun,’ he says. Those opening lines and this Continue reading Sampha: Process Review – Carving Out a Space Entirely of its Own

The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 10-6

Vendor’s Best Songs of 2016 finally enters its Top 10. These next five tracks really advocate the value of artistic reinvention. Here’s numbers 10-6: Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 10-6