M.E.S.H.'s vital Hesaitix reconstructs IDM amid disrupted dreams of Aphex Twin

M.E.S.H.’s second album Hesaitix runs from the radical deconstruction is predecessor, embracing the dancefloor without sacrificing experimentation. IDM survivor John Twells examines an album that revises a sound by addressing its fatal flaws. The term “intelligent dance music” – IDM, for short – was never championed by the group studio nerds who piped their bleeps,… Read More »

CRWNS Links with Brand-o! for "Dame" • Word Is Bond

N.O based producer CRWNS drops his first single for 2017 in the form the hard hitting “Dame” which is a trap, future bass music fusion. The unique production is bolstered by the progressive approach and unpredictable elements employed by CRWNS. “Dame” also features Chicago rapper Brand-o! who delivers a unique performance which he calls  “vibestyle”… Read More »

Rihanna, The Weeknd and Drake Among 2017 AMA Nominees

Jacopo Raule / Rabbani and Solimene / Kevin Winter, Getty s Rihanna, Drake, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars are among this year’s nominees for the American Music Awards. Ciara stopped by Good Morning America to announce this year’s nominees. Drake, Kendrick, and Bruno are all competing for Artist the Year alongside The Chainsmokers… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Jay Electronica!

Christopher Polk, Getty s He’s one hip-hop’s most frustrating figures. Jay Electronica celebrates his 41st birthday today (Sept. 19). Erykah Badu, his ex-girlfriend, was right in wondering if Electronica would ever release an album. The New Orleans native started getting attention back in the 2000s from grandiose statement pieces instead traditional singles. There was Act 1: Eternal Sunshine… Read More »