Sampha wins 2017 Mercury Prize

And Ed Sheeran didn’t! Sampha has won the 2017 Mercury Prize for his debut album Process. The R&B artist first came to attention at the beginning this decade working with FKA twigs, SBTRKT and Jessie Ware, later going on to collaborate with Drake, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Solange. It was only until this February, however, that he finally released […]

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ZAYN grew up on "epic, intense" 1990s music videos, and now he has one of his own

The 24-year-old reveals the childhood inspiration behind his blockbuster video for ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ – the first single from an upcoming second album full  pop experiments searching for “what’s out character in R&B.” ZAYN dropped the first single from his upcoming second album yesterday, marking the start a new chapter in his sharply-watched evolution from boy band hitmaker to R&B solo success. But the bombastic ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ wasn’t what some predicted. After […]

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Relaxer returns with fourth EP of euphoric techno, shares 'Jamie Lee'

Relaxer IV is the latest 12″ from the artist formerly known as Ital. Daniel Martin-McCormick will release his fourth record as Relaxer next week, continuing a series that began in 2016 as an anonymous project. A-side track ‘Jamie Lee’ is described as “euphoric, agonizing and cathartic”, and is characterized by trance-like synths and harrowing screams. The track was written as the climax to […]

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Brooklyn club Elsewhere details opening shows with Jlin, Juan Atkins, Total Freedom

The 24,000 square foot club opens in November. Brooklyn club Elsewhere, a new space from the former team behind the dearly departed Glasslands, has announced its November opening with shows including Jlin, Juan Atkins and Total Freedom. The Bushwick-based club, which was first announced last fall, will include five rooms and total 24,000 square feet in total. It includes 675-person […]

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Tritonal Releases a New 'Good Thing' as 300th Release

Tritonal feat. Laurell – Good Thing Tritonal has a fresh new banger out celebrating their 300th release on Enhanced Recordings. ‘Good Thing’ features the serene vocals Canadian singer Laurell and takes you on a relaxing ride subtle acoustic guitar chords and sunset melodies. The new track is a different musical style for the duo as it is more slow and […]

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easyJet to release ambient album Jet Sounds for charity

Let’s go away for awhile… If you’ve ever sat on a plane and considered how soothing the rumbling jet engine sounds are, you’re in luck – British low-cost airline easyJet has put together a special ambient album for charity, and it’s cleverly titled Jet Sounds. The title and sneaky cover art is where the Beach Boys references end though – […]

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Will AI Eventually Replace Human Songwriters And Producers?

Songwriters and producers know how much work and practice goes into the craft writing music. However, artificial intelligence may soon change that. AI music is a quickly-expanding field with many projects and companies developing revolutionary new means music composition. The famous Abbey Road Studios, known for hosting legendary bands such as the Beatles and Pink Floyd as well as contemporary […]

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