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Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ Feeds Off of Pharrell’s Energy and Very Little Else

Sometimes for Calvin Harris, something as simple as retracing your steps, or the steps of his pop ancestors, can be enough to maintain a hot streak only matched Continue reading Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ Feeds Off of Pharrell’s Energy and Very Little Else

The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

This week it was insanely difficult to choose who would feature on the weekly roundup of new music. Fleet Foxes and Lorde already confirmed that they would be releasing new albums but it was several surprise releases and returns that made this week particularly special. 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’

Jamiroquai: Automaton Review – The Acid Jazz Pioneers Coat their Kitsch in Futuristic Chrome

With Jamiroquai, nostalgia and futurism are synonymous. Their latest album, Automaton, their first for seven years, plants itself in an Argos-sized catalogue of influence, fed by the string-laden disco of Continue reading Jamiroquai: Automaton Review – The Acid Jazz Pioneers Coat their Kitsch in Futuristic Chrome

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’

The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

2017 is in full swing now, and alongside some massive announcements, there are some great tracks and albums from artists old and new out this week. 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

Thundercat: Drunk Review – A Cosmic Trip that Wriggles Free from Strict Definition

I don’t know if you noticed, but over the last couple of years jazz has planted itself firmly back in the forefront of mainstream music. And whether you knew it beforehand or not, a lot of that resurgence is down to Continue reading Thundercat: Drunk Review – A Cosmic Trip that Wriggles Free from Strict Definition

Yasutaka Nakata Engineers Bubbling J-Pop for Western Ears with the Help of Charli XCX on ‘Crazy Crazy’

In western spheres, the name Yasutaka Nakata might not ring a lot of bells, but in Japan the revered producer has built up an army of fans, with that strong interest beginning to translate to Continue reading Yasutaka Nakata Engineers Bubbling J-Pop for Western Ears with the Help of Charli XCX on ‘Crazy Crazy’

Maggie Rogers Achieves a Danceable Authenticity with her Wistful Crossover ‘On + Off’

Exposure via virality has become the norm in the current cultural climate, especially for emerging musicians. Normally these musicians are seeking out attention deliberately through Continue reading Maggie Rogers Achieves a Danceable Authenticity with her Wistful Crossover ‘On + Off’

The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 25-21

The next five tracks in our compilation of 2016’s finest features some welcomed returns, two emerging acts from Europe, and of course, one of the many beloved musicians that we lost over the course of the year. Here’s numbers 25-21: Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 25-21