If you’re a fan of Chicago’s Mick Jenkins, then you’ve most certainly heard the dreamy R&B soundscapes from vocalist theMIND. While he’s been featured on countless songs, he’s been walking swiftly into the solo spotlight as of lately, and we couldn’t be more on edge with anticipation.
With a project set to be released next month, the Chi-town based creative delivers “Pale Rose” along with an accompanying visual experience. The song, which was produced by his team THEMpeople, was premiered on BBC 1 Radio just last night and oozes with electro-synth pops and a steady nodding bass line. The visual, directed by Nathan Smith and Sebastian Sdaigui, depicts three women ignoring their troubles to have a little depraved fun.
Get lost in the “Pale Rose” video above, and get ready for theMIND’s Summer Camp.
After a surprise OVO set to close out this years SXSW, one of our favorite R&B crooners gave us what we’ve all been waiting for. PARTYNEXTDOOR debuted a new loosie entitled “Come And See Me” featuring OVO head honcho, Drake. The ambient production of Noah “40” Shebib complete the harmony of the Canadian duo, and according to reports, this single is said to be the first from PND’s forthcoming album, P3.
British duo AlunaGeorge‘s new infectious dance single “I’m In Control” has been buzzing since its release about a month ago. The track features reggae artist Popcaan allowing AlunaGeorge to transition into a grooving, dancehall number.
The accompanying video just debuted and is as infectious as the track. Aluna Francis wines and grinds through a tropical paradise between fancy bike tricks, outfit switches and salon trips. There’s a sense of female empowerment in the “I’m In Control” treatment as well with multiple shots of women in coordinating formation. Give this vibrant video a view above, and be on the lookout for AlunaGeorge’s next album I Remember later this year.
After just announcing a new deal with Aftermath and the release of his studio album MalibuAnderson .Paak has been continually striving to build a household name. Making his television debut last night, he brought his band, the Free Nationals, along for the ride live on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
Opening their set with a tune about an artificial woman on “Silicon Valley,” Anderson and the band smoothly transitioned into “The Season/Carry Me” before closing out with a heavy rock-infused instrumental set with a drum solo. Check out the full live performance above.
Lion Babe first debuted their glittering “Where Do We Go” single back in November, but now they’re officially back with the accompanying video. Directed by filmmaker and photographer Luke Gilford, the groovy duo shot the video throughout New York City, giving an edgy, fashion-forward decor. The video is nothing short of what is to be expected, but so electrifying. The treatment for “Where Do We Go” is where seriously sexy meets retro.
“Where Do We Go” is slated to land a slot on the duo’s debut album, Begin, due out on February 5th via Polydor. The album will feature 14 tracks with collaborations between Pharrell Williams, Childish Gambino, and more. Watch the video above.
If you’re familiar with Chicago’s Mick Jenkins, then newcomer theMIND shouldn’t be a foreign name from your musical catalogue. Since accompanying Mick on numerous releases, the THEMpeople resident artist has been steadily building his name for the solo spotlight.
Making his official debut, he’s recently unveiled a spacey, melodious single entitled “Mercury Rising” which features seamless sounds from Social Experiment’s Donnie Trumpet and Sylcie Grace.
The track itself is a mesh of smooth instrumentation laced with mild auto tuned vocals from theMIND. It’s catchy, and soothing in sense, giving you a pure feeling for what the newcomer is all about. Give it a spin below.
One of the music’s most promising newcomers, Anderson .Paak, has given us another taste of what his next album will consist of. Since his debut album Venice landed him on Dr.Dre’s 2015 comeback album Compton, Anderson has been making strides to breakthrough. Although the Dr.Dre co-sign may have been enough to give Anderson .Paak a listen, he earned his position by making timeless hits.
Today, Dr.Dre premiered a brand new song from Anderson’s forthcoming album Malibu on his Beats 1 radio show. The thirteenth track entitled “Come Down” is a funky cut produced by the legendary Hi-Tek. Malibu is slated to come out next Friday, January 15th but you can pre-order now.
Jam out to Anderson .Paak’s new single “Come Down” below as we wait for the album.
Awful Records has been on a constant high since the beginning of 2015. Dominating the hip hop world with emo rap and hype tracks, they never leave too much room for you to forget them. The Awful crew began the new year with a new video for the Father and Archilbald Slim duo “In State Outta State”.
The visual directed by Awful’s madre herself, Dash Romero, shows us a day in the life of Awful Records. This unique green-lit video matches the vibe of Ethereal’s beat perfectly.
“In State Outta State” is the second single from Father & Archibald Slim’s forthcoming joint album Dionysus. No official release date yet but we’ll be anticipating. View the visual for “In State Outta State” above. Take a listen to the first single from Dionysus entitled “Fuck Up The Sheraton” below.
Subtly breaking through the concrete, Ray BLK is blossoming into something sensational. Since her breakthrough EP in March Ray BLK has been dropping hits across the pond. Her strong will shines through in the music providing empowering anthems over experimental production.
The second single released since her full body of work has gained major traction. “50/50″ adds on to the theme of her recent tunes; wanting but not needing love. This Aston Rudi-produced track is three minutes of edgy rhythmic breakdowns giving Ray BLK an even fuller sound. “50/50″ is about the realities of dating a drug dealer who cannot fully commit. This south London girl wanted to make a song relatable to other south London girls. Which is why we see Ray BLK running with an all-girl crew in the visual above. “Women are stronger together because there is power in numbers” BLK said in an interview with i-D.
Ray BLK is said to be releasing a new EP sometime this year and we’ll definitely be on the lookout. If you’re not familiar with this rising star give her Charles Dickens-inspired debut EP Havishama listen below .
Demo Tapedis a 17-year-old singer-songwriter/producer here witha new sound out of Atlanta with his infectious new track, “Game On.” The offering is a synth heavy, up-tempo cut about fear, nostalgia, and loss. This guy is on the right path as his influences of Flying Lotus, Tokimonsta, Spazzkid, and Jai Paul among other greats shine through. In his premiere interview with Pigeons and Planes he says:
“I’ve set my sights on spreading love and good vibes through my music. I want to be able to put a smile on someone’s face, or to make someone dance. I want to have an audience that I can spread my love to.”
Be on the lookout for more from Demo Taped and take a listen to “Game on” co-produced by Tajan below: