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Love Is Love On Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’

Now that some time has passed and the overflow of emotion has flushed through the atmosphere, a proper dissecting of Frank Ocean’s critically acclaimed album, Blonde, is in order. Arguments of fan alienation vs. artistic maturation flooded the internet within minutes of the release, but one constant thing throughout Ocean’s entire rollout from Endless to…

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Interview: Young Paris Is Bridging The Cultural Gap Between African and American Pop Culture

With his compelling spin on contemporary electronic music, Young Paris has made a groundbreaking mark on the music industry. With his latest project ‘African Vogue‘, the newly signed Roc Nation artist uses African-inspired beats to coalesce sui generis fusions that ensure he can’t be boxed in. We chatted with the musician about African culture’s influence…

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Abra Claims The Throne With Her Atmospheric ‘Princess’ EP

The darkwave duchess Abra is introducing herself in her highly anticipated newest release, Princess. The 6-track EP by the young electro-R&B maven is a sensual, enchanting collection, showing off the variety of styles the young Awful Records lady has under her belt. Ranging from singing ’80s inspired dance bits to synth-laced rap verses, Princess will have you moving your…

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Audio: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

JT is back! Just as the summer is approaching, Justin Timberlake breaks his hiatus with a flirty, upbeat summer jam, “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Paired with an equally fun visual, the new song went live on VEVO featuring Dreamwork Animation’s cast of Trolls grooving out in various L.A. locations.  Cameos of friends like Gwen Stefani can also be…

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Janet Jackson Releases A Black-And-White Visual For “Dammn Baby”

Right after delivering the exciting news that she would be starting a family with husband Wissam Al Mana, the iconic Janet Jackson has delivered a brand new video for “Dammn Baby.” Still holding down the dance floor with seamless choreography and a stylish attire, Ms. Jackson delivers a pure, feel good visual in uniformity to…

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Interview: Kilo Kish, A Multi-Faceted Creative Gem

In 2011, as a college student counting down the last few days until graduation, I searched for a musical kindred spirit that would be the exit music to my bildungsroman movie. Thankfully, I found it in the floating vocals of a then 20-year-old Kilo Kish on “Want You Still.” While going down the Odd Future…

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MAZ Delivers A Scenic Visual For “Hideaway”

Pop princess Monique Atreece Zahir, also known as MAZ, has made a name for her self in the Cleveland music scene with her psychedelic soundscapes and whimsical lyricism. With her latest EP Pale Moon slated to release this spring, the emerging artist brings us her scenic new visual and single “Hideaway” . Pulling inspiration from the…

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Audio: Amrit, “Lies”

Hailing from Australia, DJ-meets-Singer Amrit established herself throughout the glitzy New York City night life scene with her eclectic musical taste that bridges the gap between Hip, R&B, and Electro sounds. With an already established name for herself as a respected artist, the emerging artist has taken a break from spinning behind the boards to…

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Audio: Shamir, “Hungry Like The Wolf” (Duran Duran Cover)

To celebrate the announcement of his upcoming eight date tour with ’80s pop legends Duran Duran kicking off March 25th, Las Vegas disco star Shamir  shared a tender cover of the band’s hit single “Hungry Like a Wolf”. Shamir strips away the ’80s synth pop original soundscape and replaces it with simple, sparse acoustics and gentle…

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James Blake Mixes D’Angelo, Chaka Khan, Lil’ Wayne And More For New BBC Radio

If any artist has an eclectic ear for music, it would have to be UK crooner James Blake. Although he never disappoints, Blake recently returned to his BBC Radio 1 Residency last night alongside Klaus, Airhead, Mr Assister and Dan Foat and gave a full on jam session. Boasting tracks from D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, and…

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Audio: Kiiara, “Gold”

Hailing from Illinois, hardware store clerk Kiiara is also a pretty gifted pop goddess. Collaborating with frequent SZA producer Felix Snow, Kiiara has made her debut with her glitchy, synth-drowned number “Gold.” Lifted from her still-in-the-works EP, the emerging songstress depicts a story of an unreliable lover atop the ticking, head nodding pop track. Listen…

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Abra’s Retro Video For “Roses” Is Full Of Nostalgia

Just a few days ago our favorite emerging starlet Abra debuted her D.I.Y.-styled Rose album, and now she’s back with her official video for “Roses.” Drifting between the flashbacks of childhood with stuffed animals and vanity mirrors, the Awful Records darling depicts the motif of blossoming in age throughout as the ’80s-infused, disco-pop instrumental rides on.…

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