Saturday, 31 March 2012

iVideo... Shakka + Vula - Somebody That I Used To Know x Climax (Gotye + Usher Cover)

London Singer/Songwriter Shakka comes through with an all new episode of his Shakkapella series. This instalment sees Shakka link up with British female vocalist Vula to offer up this awesome mash-up cover of Gotye's smash hit "Somebody That I Used To Know" and Usher's latest single "Climax". Check out the House of Alt-directed visuals UP top...


Friday, 30 March 2012

iVideo... Nardwuar vs. Young Jeezy (Interview)

Nardwuar the human serviette interviews Young Jeezy out in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and as usual Nardwuar comes bearing gifts. The two talk about Bob Marley, his old name Lil Jay, Atlanta Hip-Hop, MC Shy D, Sunny Spoon Master P, No Limit, strip clubs and so much more. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Ed Lover x C'mon Son (Episode 32)

On this episode, Ed Lover goes in on "Sneaker heads", some of the dumbest (and funniest) tattoos and twitter pictures you've ever seen and of course the Trayon Martin case. Enjoy...


iVideo... Marina And The Diamonds - Homewrecker (Acoustic)

Here's Marina and the Diamonds performing an acoustic version of "Homewrecker", the original of which is off of her forthcoming album Electra Heart. Marina is giving away this acoustic version for FREE on her website right now. Check out the visuals UP top...


iVideo... Ed Sheeran - Grade 8 (Live @ SXSW)

While in Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW, Mr. Ed Sheeran performed for Perez Hilton's One Night In Texas showcase. Check out footage of Ed performing "Grade 8" from his latest album + (Plus) UP top...


iMusic... Pixie Geldoff's Violet - Y.O.U

Featured on today's (March 30) instalment of the Guardian's New Band of the Day is none other than UK model, socialite and (now) singer Pixie Geldof with her band Violet. They will be performing at the second New Band of the Day live event on April 11 along with the likes of Josh Jumra, BIGKids and Angel. Her forthcoming debut single is titled "Y.O.U" and is due out on May 7 via Luv Luv Luv. The good news is that the youngest of the Geldof sisters can actually pen and sing a good melancholic Pop song, listen below...


iVideo... Lady Leshurr - F64 Freestyle (Live @ Sick-A-Bit)

Fast-rising UK female rapper Lady Leshurr performed at the Sick-A-Bit showcase in London on Wednesday (March 28) and by the looks of things, she brought the entire house down. Check out Complex Elite TV's footage of her performing her latest SB.TV F64 freestyle UP top...


iVideo... MIKE GLC - High Calibre Ent Freestyle

New visuals for this quick fire hard-hitting freestyle from UK rap veteran Mike GLC off of his forthcoming mixtape Last of a Dying Breed 2 which is due out on May 16. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Chockz - Worldwide

Emerging East London rapper Chockz comes with the colourful new video for his Nutty P-produced single titled "Worldwide". Check out the Jimmy James-directed visuals UP top...


Thursday, 29 March 2012

iVideo... Joel Baker - Can't Tell Me Nothing (Kanye West Acoustic Cover)

Emerging London-based Singer/Songwriter Joel Baker takes on Kanye West's smash hit "Can't Tell Me Nothing", strips it down and turns it into a uniquely dope acoustic cover rendition. Check out the visuals UP top which was filmed for Reload Sessions at La Barrique Wine Bar and Cafe in London.


iMusic... Paris Jones - Take Care (Drake Cover)

"Paris Jones covers Drake's "Take Care". With his nostalgic vocal arrangements and airy production, Paris brings a totally new perspective to Drake's smash single without even touching the verses. Listen and Enjoy!" - Press Release
Some unexpected goodness landed in my inbox last night by way of this "trill alternative" to Drake and Rihanna's smash single "Take Care" as brought to you by emerging new artist Paris Jones. Listen below and be prepared to be "trilled"...


iAfrica... L.O.S - On Fire (Video)

Fast-rising Nigerian trio and new Storm Records signees L.O.S come through with the visuals for their massive new single titled "Fire". Check out the Bobby Boulders-directed video UP top...


iVideo... IKES - The Prologue (Directed by Cardy Films)

Emerging London rapper IKES comes through with some sleek new visuals for his latest release titled "The Prologue" which sees Ikes go in over Rick Ross' massive "Mafia Music 2". Directed by Olan Collardy of Cardy Films who is now the Head of Visual Creatives at Ikes' Port Mayfair imprint, these new visuals come as a prelude to Ikes' next official single titled "The Game's Back" off of his latest project, The Intermission: Last Call


iMusic... Flaming Lips + Bon Iver - Ashes In The Air

Flaming Lips have some really influential friends - everyone from Ke$ha, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Yoko Ono, Erykah Badu, Nick Cave, Edward Sharpe to My Morning Jacket's Jim James just to name a few. Another friend which they partner up with for this offering off their forthcoming album - Flaming Lips with Heady Fwends - due out Record Store Day is Bon Iver. This one is called "Ashes In the Air". Let me know what you think guys...


iMusic... Stalley + Wale + Anthony Flammia - Home To You

With less than 48 hours to the drop of Stalley's Savage Journey To The American Dream, here's something to whet your appetite. This features fellow label mate Wale and emerging singer Anthony Flammia. Check it out down below... 


iVideo... Damon Albarn - The Marvelous Dream

English singer/songwriter and frontman for Britpop band Blur and lead vocalist for Gorillaz  - Damon Albarn - is out with his new single of the forthcoming soundtrack album of the opera Dr Dee which ran from the 1st to the 9th of July 2011 in Manchester, England. This one is called "The Marvelous Dream" and its lovely. Check it out up top...


iMusic... Theophilus London + Blood Orange - Take It Off (Dim The Lights)

Theopilus London features fellow crooner Blood Orange on this cover of Pharrell Williams' steamy song  "Take It Off (Dim The Lights)" while we await his latest project Lovers Holiday II: Rose Island. They both manage to make it sound slightly better than Pharell actually, with a more old school feel to it. I love this. Check it out down below...


iVideo... SBTRKT - Hold On

Get More: SBTRKT, MTV Hive

I like this one by masked monster SBTRKT called "Hold On". Interesting visuals but i'm even more impressed with the synths on this. Check it out up top...


iVideo... Laura Sheeran - Forever Love

Some things run in family. Such is the case with Laura Sheeran, cousin to Ed Sheeran who has left us breathless with beautiful music since he came to the scene. Laura likewise proves herself to be a brilliant singer with this beautiful track "Forever Love" which is her first single off her forthcoming album - What The World Knows. The visual to this is equally breathtaking. Check it out and let us know what you think...


iVideo... Tank - Underrated

He ain't never lied. Tank with his new visuals to a cut from his 2011 mix-tape, Diary of a Mad Man, "Underrated" tells it as it is and he is not even lying. He is one of the most underrated singers and lyricist out there, with a voice that melts he should be as big as the likes of Joe, R Kelly, Brian McKnight to name a few. Hopefully, this time with his new album - This Is How I Feel - slated for release sometime this year, he gets the much deserved attention and accolades. Check out the visuals to "Underrated" up top...


iVideo... Death Grips - The Fever (Aye Aye)

Epic Records recent signee Death Grips present visuals to a new track titled "The Fever (Aye Aye)". The group from Sacramento, California with their aggressive and dark style of hip hop will be releasing their first album - The Money Store under the new label April 24th. Watch out for that and check out the new video up top...


iVideo... Fabolous - She Did It

One of my favorite rappers Fabolous, takes to the screens after what seems like forever to me. This one here is to "She Did It" off his last mix-tape There Is No Competition: Death Comes In 3's. Check out the visuals that sees some very thick ass ladies featured. Enjoy fellas....


iMusic... Nicki Minaj + Cam'Ron + Rick Ross - I Am Your Leader

And the onslaught continues. Here's another "leak" from Nicki Minaj's sophomore album to be released next week Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. This one here is called "I Am Your Leader" and it features MMG's Rick Ross and Dipset's Cam'Ron. Check it out down below... 


iMusic... Nicki Minaj + Nas + Drake + Young Jeezy - Champion

Don't have to say much do I? Any track with Nas on it gets my full attention. Nicki Minaj's star studded sophomore album - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is to be released on Monday, April 2. This one here is enough to have you more than interested in the album and it features Nas, Drake and Young Jeezy aptly titled "Champion". Check it out down below...


iVideo... Dawn Richard - Bombs

Yesterday, Dawn Richard formerly of Diddy's Dirty Money released her first solo project to great reviews. The full length EP is called Armor On and with that comes the visuals to the first single "Bombs". Very well done video and a commendable effort on the EP as well. Check out the videos to 'Bombs" up top...


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

iVideo... Jessie Ware - Devotion (Pinboard Blog Rehearsal Rooms)

Emerging British singer/songwriter Jessie Ware is the latest artist to feature on Pinboard Blog's Rehearsal Rooms and she premières a new song titled "Devotion" exclusively for PB. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Nardwuar vs. Grimes (Interview)

Nardwuar the human serviette catches up with Grimes on her birthday over at the just concluded South by Southwest (SXSW) 2012 festival. They talk about Grimes' favourite artist Mariah Carey, Fiona Apple opening for her, the importance of the Emergency Room in Vancouver, Canada, Dandy Wind, Skinny Puppy and much more. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... English Frank + Mic Righteous + Jaja Soze + Malik + Exo + Logic - Envy

Off of English Frank's latest mixtape, Listen To Frank, here comes the visuals for the huge posse cut  titled "Envy" which features Mic Righteous, Jaja Soze, Malik, Exo and Logic and is produced by Red Skull Beats. With cameos from Dont Jealous Me, Poet and Bricka, check out the visuals for "Envy" UP top...


iMusic... The Streets - Weak Become Heroes (King Krule Remix)

To celebrate the tenth year anniversary of one of the best records ever created - The Streets' debut album Original Pirate Material Archy Marshall aka King Krule has taken it upon himself to remix "Weak Become Heroes", one of the stand-out tracks from the Original Pirate Material album and to glorious effects too while adding a short complementary verse! Listen below to the laid back Abeano-premiered remix...

Via: Abeano


iVideo... Charli XCX - Nuclear Seasons (Live from Dalston Heights)

Future Pop star Charli XCX returns to the Dalston Heights for another thrilling and captivating live performance, this time for her second 2011 single "Nuclear Seasons" (after "Stay Away"). Check out the video UP top which was filmed by The Blind Club...


iMusic... Shadow On Stars - Shadow On Stars (Album Stream + Download)

Thirteen tracks of well-crafted intelligent Pop music with some welcoming New Wave and Punk elements for good measure from exciting new Indie band Shadow On Stars on their self-titled debut album which is out NOW. What's more is that you can download this lush new record for FREE! Listen below to the entire record and get your FREE download before you leave.


iMusic... Dot Rotten - Overload

Dot Rotten's new single "Overload" is Zane Lowe's Hottest Record in the World this week over on BBC Radio One. Listen below to a radio rip of the new single which is produced by TMS and samples Robert Miles' "Children".

Props to Mr. Coxhead for the rip!


iVideo... Caan - Every Little Thing

Seriously dope new visuals from former Ou Est Le Swimming Pool member and Camouflage Recordings signee Caan for his newest single titled "Every Little Thing". Check it out UP top...

Spotted at LB4YB


iVideo... J The Ex + Mikeel Ameen - Knowledge Is Power

South London emcee and vocalist J The Ex comes through with a brand new single titled "Knowledge Is Power" and accompanying visuals for the hard-hitting song which features Mikeel Ameen. The song serves as the lead soundtrack for the recently released short film Illegal Activity. Check out the Sebastian Thiel-directed visuals UP top...


iMusic... DJ Khaled + Chris Brown + Rick Ross + Nicki Minaj + Lil Wayne - Take It To The Head

DJ Khaled is back with another massive single just in time for the Summer! This time he calls upon a stellar line up of Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne on this smooth R&B/Hip-Hop laden posse cut titled "Take It To The Head". Listen below...

iMusic... Ameriie - Every Time

So I know this is "old" in blog years BUT it's a good'en and definitely worth sharing here. It's the new single from R&B songbird Ameriie titled "Every Time" which is off of her forthcoming mini-LP The Prelude. This one is produced by Focus and you can check it out below...

#PS is it just me or did she add an extra 'i' to her name?


iMusic... Chris Brown + Tank - Fuck The City Up (Remix)

Chris Brown calls upon R&B veteran Tank to add some real goodness to the remix of this Drumma Boy-produced single "Fuck The City Up" which is set to reside on Chris Brown's forthcoming album titled Fortune. Listen below...


Monday, 26 March 2012

iVideo... Ren Harvieu - We Found Love (Rihanna Cover)

The amazingness that is Ren Harvieu was recently in Channel 4's T4 loft to offer up this awesomely sublime acoustic cover of Rihanna's smash hit "We Found Love". Check it out UP top...


Sunday, 25 March 2012

iVideo... Drake - Take Care (Live in Ireland)

Last night (March 24), Drizzy Drake kicked off the European leg of his Club Paradise tour at the O2 arena in Dublin, Ireland. Check him performing the Rihanna-featured "Take Care" off of his sophomore album to the hugely excited crowd UP top...


iAfrica... Kahli Abdu + Poe + X.O Senavoe - Stuck With You

Republiq Records Kahli Abdu unveiled this single yesterday as part of his Rebel Friday Season II tracks called "Stuck With You" and this features fellow rappers Poe and X.O Senavoe. It was produced by Kid Konnect and will be on Kahli's forthcoming album Bandits. Check it out down below...


iVideo... Vince Kidd - You And Me (Live Performance)

Emerging UK artist Vince Kidd delivers brilliantly on this live performance for SB.TV on this one here he calls "You and Me". He kills it quite frankly. Check it out up top....

P.s if you are keen, you would recognize the backdrop from the movie The King's Speech.


iVideo... Angel - Parallel Paradise (ColdPlay Cover)

UK R&B Singer, Angel gives us visuals to his cover of ColdPlay's hit single Paradise which he calls "Parallel Paradise". The camera follows Angel along to stage performances and hanging with friends. Lovely voice. Check it out up top....


iAfrica... Rilwan - Blow

Upcoming artist Rilwan pays tribute to Nigeria Deejay's with his new single "Blow". He gives nods to popular DJ's like DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Humility,  DJ Solek, DJ Debby and DJ Exclusive, to name a few. Check it out down below...


iCandy... Brittany Dailey x Video Vixen (NSFW)

There is really not much to be said. This is strictly for your viewing pleasure courtesy of the good folks at 2dopeboyz. Video Vixen Brittany Dailey you might recognize from Chris Brown's "Deuces" but I guarantee you haven't quite seen her like this. Enjoy after the jump!!!

iVideo... Wiley - Hover Board

Grime artist and rapper Wiley delivers visuals for his latest single "Hover Board". The video was directed by Ben Peters. Check it out up top...


iMusic... Busta Rhymes + Twista - Can You Keep Up?

YMCMB's rapper Busta Rhymes calls on fellow spitter Twista for this new single "Can You Keep Up" which was produced by Just Blaze and they go back and forth on it brilliantly. Check it out down below...


iVideo... Mac Miller - Loud

Mac Miller debuted, what from my own count will be his seventh mix-tape Macadelic last week and to coincide with the release, he gives us brand new visuals to his single "Loud" which we premiered to you earlier this month. "Loud" was produced by Big Jerm and Sayez and the video was directed by Ian Wollfson. Check it out up top...


iMusic... Lil Kim + Young Jeezy - Keys To The City

Lil Kim is sure not ready to retire from the music game. In her new single aptly titled "Keys To The City" which features Young Jeezy, she tells us just that. I'm not sure about her still having the "Keys To The City" but this is a nice track. Listen and Download below....


iMusic... Rita Ora + Tinie Tempah + Drake - R.I.P (I'm Ready For Ya)

Roc Nation's signee Rita Ora had her hit single "R.I.P (I'm Ready for You)" which features fellow British rapper Tinie Tempah written by Drake. Well here we have, Drake on vocal duties and a versee to complete the song. Doesn't take away from the original in any way. What do you think? Listen and download below...


Saturday, 24 March 2012

iRANT... DJ Clue Responds and Calls Funkmaster Flex a HOE

You heard the Funkmaster Flex rant earlier in the week right? Well DJ Clue comes back with guns blazing as he calls Flex a hoe and a clown amongst other things. Not as long as Flex's 10-minute rant but here's two minutes worth of Clue's response to Flex because of THIS. Listen below...

Spotted at RR


iVideo... The Shins - Saint Simon (Live @ HMV Forum, London)

Veteran indie Rock band The Shins released their fourth studio album Port of Morrow on March 20 and are in the middle of a tour to support the release. They performed in London last night (March 23) at HMV Forum and here's some pretty dope footage the band performing "Saint Simon" off of their critically acclaimed sophomore album Chutes Too Narrow. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Rick Ross + John Legend - Rich Forever (Live in London)

Maybach Music Group's head honcho Rick Ross was in London yesterday (March 23) for a gig at Proud2 at the O2 arena and for his performance of "Rich Forever" off of his critically acclaimed Rich Forever mixtape, the bawse brings out none other than John Legend to handle hook duties. Check it out UP top...


Friday, 23 March 2012

iAfrica... Naeto C - I Gentle (Video)

Brand new video from Nigerian rapper and Storm Records leading man Naeto C for his 2011 track "I Gentle". Directed by SpaceshipC and produced by Spaceship Media, check out the black and white visuals UP top...


iVideo... Nardwuar vs. Kendrick Lamar (Interview)

After recently unveiling footage of his stellar interviews with A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson and Danny Brown at this year's SXSW, Nardwuar the Human Serviette drops footage of his interview with Kendrick Lamar. The two talk about how Lamar met Dr. Dre, Big Daddy KaneLouisiana ChickenToddy Tee and so much more. Nardwuar never disappoints, EVER!


iMusic... Danny! - Silly Me (MyIntroToLetUKnow)

Brand new music from Jay-Z's favourite new rapper (according to Questlove) Danny Swain aka Danny! titled "Silly Me (MyIntroToLetUKnow)" which is off of the South Carolina rapper/producer's forthcoming concept album titled Payback. Listen below...


iVideo... Birdy - Skinny Love (Bon Iver Cover x Live On Conan)

We tweeted our excitement about this yesterday and today, thanks to the internet gods, we can check out footage from last night of 15-year old British singing sensation Birdy performing her brilliant cover of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" live on Conan O'Brien's late night show in the US.


iAfrica... Korkomikor - Blowing Up My Control

This is buttery smooth from Port Harcourt native Korkomikor. Listen below to his brand new single titled "Blowing Up My Control" and get your free download underneath!


iPoetry... James Massiah - The Drums Of Reason

British Spoken Word artist and poet James Massiah performs a new poetry piece titled "The Drums Of Reason". Very poignant piece about religion and atheism and so much more from Massiah, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Daniel de Bourg - Climax (Usher Cover)

British singer/songwriter Daniel de Bourg offers up this enthralling cover of Usher's latest single "Climax" which was produced by Diplo. Brace yourself for multiple eargasms and check out the visuals UP top...


iVideo... Tulisa - Young

X Factor UK judge and former N-Dubz leading lady, Tulisa comes with the brand NEW visuals for her début solo single titled "Young" which is produced by former boyfriend and band member Fazer. "Young" is set to be released on May 7 via AATW and Island Records, check out the Ben Peters-directed visuals which feature a cameo appearance from Chip UP top...


iMusic... Madonna - MDNA (Album Stream)

Out this Monday (March 26) on Interscope Records is Madonna's 12th studio album MDNA with features from Nicki Minaj and M.I.A with production from the likes of Benny Benassi, Martin Solveig and William Orbit. Thanks to the good folks at The Sun, you can stream the entire 12-track affair below.

Via: The Sun


iVideo... Aria - Take Care (Drake + Rihanna String Quartet Cover)

The string arrangements by Maria Kowalski on this Drake and Rihanna cover are simply amazing. Check out emerging Singer/Songwriter Aria cover Drake's smash single "Take Care" which features Rihanna with a sublime string quartet to brilliant effects!


iVideo... Alexandra Burke - Let's Wait A While (Janet Jackson Cover)


2008 X Factor UK winner Alexandra Burke offers up this pretty awesome acoustic cover of Janet Jackson's classic "Let's Wait A While" - off of Janet's 1986 album Control - exclusively for the good folks at Soulculture TV. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Curren$y x Hard Knock TV (Interview)

Curren$y sits down with Mark Jenkins and April Bombai at SXSW in Austin, Texas for an exclusive interview for Hard Knock TV. They chop it up about his forthcoming album The Stoned Immaculate, his collaboration with Styles P, listening to Pimp C on Pandora and much more, check it out UP top...


iVideo... L Marshall + Sincere + Sneakbo - The Wait Part 2

We shared the audio for this remix a few days ago and now we're blessed with the visuals for Mercury Records signee L Marshall's "The Wait Part 2" which features Sincere and Sneakbo. Check out the video UP top...


iMusic... Wretch 32 - Climax Freestyle (Usher Cover)

Veteran London emcee Wretch 32 must still be buzzing off of the amazing year he had in 2011 with his stellar album Black & White and the massive singles the album provided. Before he drops a new album on us, he will be releasing a mixtape titled Wretchercise and the first offering from the forthcoming project is this ditty little freestyle he's done over Usher's latest single, the Diplo-produced "Climax". Listen below...


Thursday, 22 March 2012

iAfrica... M.I - 7 Days (Video)

Brand NEW video from Nigerian Hip-Hop artist and Chocolate City Records leading man M.I for his latest single titled "7 Days" which is reportedly NOT on his forthcoming Illegal Music 2 mixtape. Check out the Clarence Peters-directed visuals UP top...


iVideo... Meek Mill - Lean Wit It

MMG's Meek Mill started the year on our Best New Music list with this massive single and now, he has released the visuals for it. Premièred by the good folks over at Complex, here is the brand new video for "Lean Wit It" off of Meek Mill's forthcoming Dreams and Nightmares project. Check out the DRE films directed video UP top...

Spotted at Complex


iMusic... M83 - Reunion (Mylo Mix)

Anthony Gonzalez aka M83 will be releasing a new single from their critically acclaimed fourth studio album and one of the albums of 2011, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming on May 7 via Naive. The single to be released is none other than "Reunion" and accompanying this release will be remixes from Mylo, Sei A, The Naked and Famous, Polly Scattergood, We Have Band and White Sea. Check out the Mylo remix below as premiered by Annie Mac over the weekend...


iVideo... Game + Kendrick Lamar - The City

Off of Game's latest album R.E.D, comes the Matt Alonzo-directed visuals for his excellent collaboration with Kendrick Lamar titled "The City". Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Szjerdene - Blue Lullaby

British singer/songwriter Szjerdene returns with a brand new video for her latest single "Blue Lullaby" which is off of her forthcoming EP titled Patchwork. To be released via Wonderful Ear Records, Patchwork: The EP is due out on March 27 and in the meantime, you can check out the Josh Feder & Saul Abraham directed video UP top...


iVideo... Ren Harvieu - Open Up Your Arms

Brand new video for BBC Sound of 2012 nominee Ren Harvieu for her forthcoming single titled "Open Up Your Arms" which is due for release on April 23 on Kid Gloves/Island Records alongside her debut album titled Through The Night. Check out the Ollie Murray-directed visuals UP top...


iVideo... Janelle Monae - Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix Cover)

While in concert in Papantla, Mexico yesterday (March 21), the amazing Janelle Monae offered up this resounding cover of Jimi Hendrix's 60's classic "Little Wing". Check it out UP top and prepare to be blown away...

Spotted on CoS


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

iMusic... Azekel - Stuck

Some brand new music from one of my favourite emerging UK artists for your listening pleasure. This is "Stuck" by London singer, songwriter and musician Azekel. You will remember him from "New-Ish" which made our Best New Music of 2011 list. Listen to "Stuck" below...


iVideo... Josh Kumra - Helicopters & Planes (Live @ ILUVLIVE)

Fast-rising Singer/Songwriter Josh Kumra recently performed at ILUVLIVE in Shoreditch's XOYO and one of the records that he performed was this one titled "Helicopters & Planes". Check out the footage of his performance below...


iMusic... Santigold - Disparate Youth (The 2 Bears Remix)

The 2 Bears can do NO wrong right now! After releasing one of the albums of the year by way of Be Strong, they have turned their hands again to remixing. Their latest conquest is Santigold's latest and already excellent single "Disparate Youth" and the Dance duo find ways to make the song that more magical, in ways that only The 2 Bears can. Listen below...


iMusic... Florence & The Machine - Never Let Me Go (Clams Casino Remix)

Clams Casino excellently remixes Florence & The Machine's "Never Let Me Go" to EPIC effects. Casino's sublime remix will serve as the B-side to the limited 12" white vinyl single release of the Florence & The Machine single which will be released on April 9 via Vinyl Factory. Listen below...

Spotted on Gorilla vs. Bear


iRANT... Funkmaster Flex Talks Reckless on DJ Clue

As the story goes, DJ Clue was apparently supposed to premier Nicki Minaj's new single featuring 2Chainz  titled "Beez In The Trap" BUT according to Funkmaster Flex, Flex took the exclusive from under him and premièred it instead on his own show. In doing so, Flex goes in on one of his trademark EPIC rants as he talks reckless and extra disrespectful on DJ Clue for all of ten minutes without ever mentioning his name. You wanna listen to this one, let it brighten UP your day...


iMusic... Norah Jones - Travelin' On

Brand new music from Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Norah Jones titled "Travelin' On" which is off of her forthcoming studio album Little Broken Hearts. Listen below...


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

iVideo... Wale + Lloyd - Sabotage

Finally MMG's Wale drops the brand new video for his latest single "Sabotage" which features Lloyd. Taken off of his sophomore album Ambition, check out the visuals for the sublime "Sabotage".


iVideo... Nardwuar vs. A$AP Rocky (Interview)

Nardwuar the human serviette catches up with A$AP Rocky and the entire A$AP crew at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2012 in Austin, Texas to chop it up about everything from the Black Ink Gallery to one of the crew member's father designing the Bad Boy logo for Puffy to Rocky's favourite female emcees to Harlem records and much more in this 12-minute interview that you MUST watch. As always, Nardwuar never disappoints, check out the interview footage UP top...


iMusic... Marina And The Diamonds - Primadonna (Benny Benassi Remix)

Benny Benassi gets his hands on the latest single from Marina and the Diamonds and transforms it from from a class act Pop tune into pure Disco heaven. Check out Benny Benassi's sublime remix of Marina and the Diamonds' "Primadonna"...

"Primadonna" is due out on April 16 with Marina's new album Electra Heart due out on April 30.


iMusic... Nicki Minaj + Chris Brown - Right By My Side

As Nicki Minaj's sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded draws near, the leaks will begin to come in thick and fast. Kicking off the proceedings is the Chris Brown-featured "Right By My Side". Listen to it below...

So Nicki is an R&B singer now? OK I don't think we got that memo! Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded hits stores on April 2.

Spotted at 2DB


iAfrica... 2Face Idibia - One Love + Free (Live @ SXSW)

Courtesy of the good people at Spinlet, this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) witnessed a showcase of some of the biggest African artists there are right now. One of such African artists was none other than the legendary 2Face Idibia. Check him out as he performs "One Love" UP top and "Free" after the jump...

iVideo... Odd Future w/ Earl Sweatshirt - Oldie

After his recent interview with Peter Rosenberg on New York City's Hot 97, here is further proof that Mr. Earl Sweatshirt is well and truly back in full effect as the OF crew unveil the brand NEW video for the recently leaked "Oldie" which features Earl of course off of their new compilation tape Odd Future Tape Volume 2. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Rick Ross - I Swear To God

Rick Ross' "I Swear To God" is the latest song off of his massive Rich Forever mixtape to get its visual treatment. Check out the DRE Films-directed video UP top...


iAfrica... Ice Prince + Gyptian - Magician Remix (Video)

Brand NEW video for the remix of "Magician", Ice Prince's collaboration with Dancehall artist Gyptian. Check out the Clarence Peters-directed visuals UP top...


iAfrica... Wande Coal - Private Trips (Video)

Perfect timing for Mo'Hits Records signee and extremely talented Nigerian singer Wande Coal to unveils his brand new video for his latest single "Private Trips" which is off of his forthcoming sophomore album. With his two label bosses, D'Banj and Don Jazzy at logger heads, this might just be the right time for Wande Coal to emerge from under both shadows and claim his rightful spot at the top of African music, here's hoping! In the meantime, check out the Sesan-directed visuals for "Private Trips" UP top...


Monday, 19 March 2012

iVideo... Esperanza Spalding - Radio Song

Grammy Award-winning Jazz songstress Esperanza Spalding unveils a brand new short film for her latest single "Radio Song" off of her forthcoming fourth studio album Radio Music Society. Check it out UP top. Her album drops tomorrow (March 20) and she will be performing on The Late Show With Letterman tonight at 11.30pm (EST).