2018

Audio: Kelela, “LMK (What’s Really Good Remix)” Feat. Princess Nokia, CupcakKe, Junglepussy and Ms. Boogie

by Shantel Pass | published: Sep 12, 2018

Kelela

It’s not news that Kelela is perfect but she’s decided that she’s ready to send us all into obsession overload with a refreshing remix to Take Me Apart cut “LMK.” The new single gets a spacey upgrade, new vocals from the singer/songwriter herself and a some flawless assists from Princess Nokia, CupcakKe, Junglepussy and Ms. Boogie. It’s essentially the best lady link up since “Ladies Night.”

TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES, Kelela’s forthcoming, reworked version of her debut album, is due October 5th. For now, Listen to “LMK (What’s Really Good Remix)” via YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music below.

2018

Watch Moses Sumney’s Live, One-take Performance of “Rank & File”

by Shantel Pass | published: Sep 11, 2018

Moses Sumney is so much more than a talented artist and that fact is solidified by his latest visual for a live rendition of “Rank & File.” Building a supporting track from scratch on a loop machine, the singer and musician goes full-out music matter specialist with claps, snaps, military counts and warped voice effects for the backdrop before later adding his richly perfect vocals in verses. The blissfully dreamy energy of Moses’ Paris-set, one-take performance surrenders only to the sobering reality lamented in the lyrics. Still, the live, Colin Solal Cardo-directed “Rank & File” visual is stirring, intense and absolutely undeniable. Watch above and listen to Sumney’s Black in Deep Red, 2014 EP.

2018

Kilo Kish Releases Transformative ‘Mothe’ EP

by Maia Seals | published: Sep 07, 2018

Following the release of her dreamy visual for hit single “Elegance,” Kilo Kish returns with the Mothe EP. The 6-song project has zero features and carries a tranquil experimental vibe. Unlike her previous releases, there are no catchy rhythmic raps to bop along to. Instead, Kish sings effortlessly over heavy electronic instrumentals. It seems as though Kilo Kish has fully transitioned and taken flight as a new artist- less busy and anxious than before.

She spoke on her artistic journey via Paper magazine, in which she explained the reasoning behind the title. After all, most people compare their 180 transformations to butterflies. “A butterfly is more of the sugary, happy version of transformation, and I felt like a moth is a somewhat unwanted transformation but it still happens,” she explained before diving deeper into specifics.

As we continue to digest and enjoy her newest work, take some time to peek into the new mind of Kilo Kish. Stream Mothe below.

Photos by Andrew Arther and Caroline Mackintosh.

2018

Maségo’s ‘Lady Lady’ Album Arrives

by Shantel Pass | published: Sep 07, 2018

Masego

A lot can be said about Maségo‘s artistry but one of the most important of these is how it just continues to get better with time. Lady Lady arrives today and, from start to finish, the Virginia-born artist/musician demonstrates an impressive sonic range. The album’s opener “Silk…” is a deeply and musically lush, piano-led number and by track three (“Lavish Lullaby”), an avalanche of Trap percussions envelope Maségo’s sax expressions. The album closes with two remixes of 2017’s “Tadow” single and contains the previously released title track, the SiR-assisted “Old Age” and “Queen Tings” featuring Tiffany Gouché.

Listen to Lady Lady below.