Buddy's English accent is terrible, but his breezy Californian rap's a revelation

The Pharrell and Kendrick collaborator swings by the capital. Buddy is a breath fresh air. The LA actor-turned-rapper’s peppy humor is highly entertaining, while his A-star collaborations have done little to inflate his ego. He may have teamed up with some the biggest names in hip-hop, including Pharrell and Kendrick, but Buddy’s still just a regular… Read More »

Circuit Des Yeux's new album Reaching For Indigo is discreetly personal and universally relatable

Reaching for Indigo, Haley Fohr’s fifth album as Circuit Des Yeux, explores an undisclosed autobiographical experience, but invites its audience to project themselves into the picture. April Clare Welsh cracks exactly how Fohr used language to be both discreetly personal and universally relatable. Reaching for Indigo, the new album from Haley Fohr’s Circuit Des Yeux project,… Read More »

Errorsmith: The cult Berlin favorite talks 21 years in club music, designing synths and his incredible new album

With a career that stretches back to 1996 and some the best club records ever made to his name, Errorsmith counts Ben UFO, Optimo and The Black Madonna among his fans. But this quiet Berlin producer has spent most his career outside the limelight, spending almost as much time creating synthesizers as music. Scott Wilson… Read More »

Berlin club disrupter Ziúr searches for meaning in the universe

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Caroline Whiteley finds out how Peaches-endorsed Berlin producer Ziúr went from chopping up Rihanna and Justin Bieber hits to asking grand philosophical questions our chaotic planet on her impressive recent debut album, U Feel Anything?… Read More »

Fever Ray's surprise album Plunge is like being thrown into cold water and coming up gasping

Eight years after a self-titled debut as Fever Ray, The Knife’s Karin Dreijer has returned with a new surprise album. Does this latest lucid exploration sex and separation live up to her previous glories? Emily Mackay takes the Plunge and finds out. Karin Dreijer’s first album as Fever Ray explored the domestic isolation and destabilizing… Read More »

Coachella Cuffin’: Amber Rose & Odell Beckham, Jr. Match Each Other’s Fly At The Neon Carnival

Amber Rose and Odell Beckham, Jr. seemed a little surprised when they were spotted side-by-side at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the weekend. Did the paparazzi happen upon a new couple? The model and New York Giants baller hit up Sunday’s Neon Carnival. They rocked their signature blond locks and honored the… Read More »