Jerry Leger ‘Nonsense and Heartache’ (album stream)

Toronto singer-songwriter Jerry Leger is set to serve up a heaping helping new songs with his double album Nonsense and Heartache next week, but Exclaim! is giving you a chance to hear the whole thing right now.   The two-part record fers distinctly different but inherently connected sets songs. First up, Nonsense showcases light-hearted “electric, bluesy, dirty rock and roll” with […]

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Look into Daft Punk's timeless collection of samples in this new video

Over the last two decades,  have incontrovertibly shaped the course dance music. Their body work is canonized electronic gospel, and though their catalog has, in recent years, come to feature familiar faces and heavy star power in the likes , , and , Daft Punk originally staked their claim in the dance space as some the world’s greatest crate diggers and […]

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Dead Obies ‘Air Max’ (EP stream)

A year on from releasing their Gesamtkunstwerk album, Quebec hip-hop unit Dead Obies have followed it up with a brand new EP. The mini-release is titled Air Max, and it dropped today (March 17) Bonsound.   A press release describes the new collection as “more pop” than their past ferings, but assures fans that the “inventive, rebellious and introspective” qualities that […]

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Allan Rayman Building a Mystery

There is a method to Allan Rayman’s musicological design — but he’s keeping the blueprints to himself, at least for now. An internet search pulls up precious few hits, and until just recently, he’s shut down any and all fers for press interviews, maintained a minimalist approach to social media, and sequestered himself to the outer fringes the industry.   […]

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The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur & The Dark Side of Immortality Article

Suge Knight’s black ‘96 BMW 750iL was nothing more than a luxury vehicle before the night September 7, 1996. When the clock struck the hour 11:15 p.m., the beautiful piece man-made machinery was impaled by 14 scorching bullets from a late-model Cadillac. Four bullets traveled through the car and pierced the chest, arm and thigh Tupac Shakur. Imagine his blood pouring through […]

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Meet AOE, Def Jam’s New Duo Making Otherworldly R&B Article

Traditional R&B tends to capture the intimacy a bedroom, one the rare safe havens for pure human emotion. Bedrooms are where lovers lay, where love is built; bedrooms are where broken hearts go to be mended, where tears can fall freely, and where the deepest thoughts on love, loss and life are explored. From the smoothest quiet storm cuts to electrifying […]

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Elton John Goes to Vinyl Store, Asks for Tech N9ne Records

Dimitrios Kambouris / Bryan Bedder, Getty s (2) One the biggest artists in the world is a Tech N9ne fan. The legendary Elton John showed his interest in Tech’s music during a stop at a Vancouver record store, according to the CBC. Beat Street Records employees were shocked to see John in their store and were completely thrown f by […]

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Winnipeg Folk Fest Reveals 2017 Lineup with City and Colour, Feist, the Shins

With the summer festival lineups coming in fast and furious, Winnipeg Folk Festival has now revealed its 2017 lineup. And as could be expected, the bill is more than a little stacked. Taking place on July 6 to 9 at Winnipeg’s Birds Hill Provincial Park, the festival has roped in headliners such as City and Colour, the Shins and Feist. […]

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ANTM Contestant Says Cops Didn’t Take His Rape Seriously Because He’s Not “A Little Blonde White Girl”

On January 30, former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Bello Sanchez says he was sexually assaulted by a man in a bathroom stall inside Le Rouge nightclub in Paris. But when he went to authorities to report the matter, the LA native says ” They were no help.” Specifically, Sanchez claims cops administered an incomplete rape kit and did little […]

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Fleet Foxes Announce ‘Crack-Up’ LP, Share New Song

One our most anticipated albums 2017 has finally been ficially announced. Despite previous rumours about an album titled Ylajali, Fleet Foxes will actually release Crack-Up on June 16 through Nonesuch Records.   The album marks the band’s first full-length since 2011’s Helplessness Blues. It was entirely written by bandleader Robin Pecknold and co-produced by Pecknold and his longtime bandmate, collaborator […]

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