Tunde Olaniran, native of Flint MI just outside of Detroit, is blowing up and not just on my own personal speakers. He’s been featured in the New York Times Sunday Edition as an upcoming artist to watch out for because of the way “his productions use a deluge of ideas,” and also on NPR’s All Things Considered. His style is fresh and his music is exceptional, dirty, everything we’ve been waiting for.

Above is his most recent video for his single Critical, where his voice swoons with impressive, expressive control over aggressive, industrial beats.

Even Pitchfork likes him, rating his debut EP a 7/10 and proclaiming the five songs a “pitch-perfect mashup.” Do yourself a favor and listen to Tunde Olaniran’s debut EP Yung Archetype below.

The forever-loved Kimbra has finally released her much anticipated sophomore album The Golden Echo. Featuring the throwback funk jam “90’s Music,” “Miracle,” the video featured above, which is a Bjorkian homage to “It’s Oh So Quiet” with a nu-disco sound, and “Nobody But You” which is a standout amongst an eclectic whole.

The album is less pop-driven and much more experimental than her previous Vows, but all in all the New Zealand chanteuse is creating exciting new sounds and paying tribute to some of the most exciting and fascinating genres in music.

Starting as a battle rapper, Jelani Lateef debuts his first album My Soul To Keep 2, and it shows in his style; his rhyme-laden, off the cuff flow seems so second nature to Lateef it’s as if that’s precisely how he himself thinks. With over 10 years in the music industry, his polish shines on this album, utilizing a narrative rhythm that effectively tells his story all the while keeping you nodding to the beat in agreement.

Above is the video for his single Forward Advance, and below you can stream My Soul To Keep 2. Once you’re done streaming, check out Lateef on iTunes.

Chicago-based artist James Hrabak, who writes music under the moniker Slack Armada, has released a second EP (check out his first one here) and it is an ambient soundscape of textures all reminiscent of the fading summer. Directly inspired by Brian Eno and Jon Hopkins, Hrabak uses this release “to create a song cycle that was more groove oriented” than his last. This sophomore EP comes to our ears after a significant amount of positive feedback from his first, and Hrabak delivers continuity, maturity and clarity of sound on this new piece, even just a few months later. He is solidifying his own voice in the shoegaze/ambient world of electronica.

Planning only to release music in the EP format, Hrabak gives himself the freedom to deeply explore his motifs while “focusing on releasing diverse but conceptually focused experimental music.” If you’re a fan of Washed Out, Four Tet, Jon Hopkins or Brian Eno, give Slack Armada a whirl.

We’re all familiar with Sam Smith covering Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know (because we haven’t taken it off loop, ammmmiright) but here is a remix by Norwegian DJ and Producer SJUR with a spin on the cover that turns it right into its own tropical dance party. Hula away - just don’t trip on your earbud cord while you boogie into the sunset.

With a penchant for ponytails and a career that began in the studios of slime, Nickelodeon, Ariana Grande’s sophomore album is being waited for by pop enthusiasts with absolutely bated breath. 
Stream four new tracks from her upcoming album My Everything below, featuring Cashmere Cat and The Weeknd. This freshly 21-year old has obviously been busy.

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With a penchant for ponytails and a career that began in the studios of slime, Nickelodeon, Ariana Grande’s sophomore album is being waited for by pop enthusiasts with absolutely bated breath. 

Stream four new tracks from her upcoming album My Everything below, featuring Cashmere Cat and The Weeknd. This freshly 21-year old has obviously been busy.

LA dub step trio The Devine Xperience recently remixed the track B.A.S. by ScratchE, stripping the original track down and giving it a danceable, aggressive sound with sleek industrial flourishes. ScratchE’s track was released in a triptych alongside the original track and an additional remix by NGhost.
After success with their own debut album, The Devine Xperience has found success and held the #1 spot on the Progressive Breaks chart for 9 weeks with  DJ D-Xtreme’s remix of their song Completely In A Trance.

LA dub step trio The Devine Xperience recently remixed the track B.A.S. by ScratchE, stripping the original track down and giving it a danceable, aggressive sound with sleek industrial flourishes. ScratchE’s track was released in a triptych alongside the original track and an additional remix by NGhost.

After success with their own debut album, The Devine Xperience has found success and held the #1 spot on the Progressive Breaks chart for 9 weeks with  DJ D-Xtreme’s remix of their song Completely In A Trance.

Here’s a funky, nu-disco Kimbra jam to brighten your Thursday!

Capturing our attention once again, and enrapturing us with her style, Kiesza celebrates the release of her four song EP featuring the hit single Hideaway and an amazingly touching cover of What Is Love by Haddaway. The approximate rhyme was truthfully unintentional.
Today we feast on her song Giant In My Heart, which is currently giving me absolutely everything but a giant heart-on. Or, just maybe it is.

Capturing our attention once again, and enrapturing us with her style, Kiesza celebrates the release of her four song EP featuring the hit single Hideaway and an amazingly touching cover of What Is Love by Haddaway. The approximate rhyme was truthfully unintentional.

Today we feast on her song Giant In My Heart, which is currently giving me absolutely everything but a giant heart-on. Or, just maybe it is.

The most soulful cool kid around, Sam Smith, is remixed here by Wilfred Giroux. Ease into the marimba waves and funky nu-disco stylings.

From wetheurban, we present Lana Del Rey’s Florida Kilos as remixed by 126Norths. With no further ado…

wetheurban:

MUSIC: Lana Del Rey – Florida Kilos (162Norths Remix)
162Norths has been a producer to watch throughout 2014, and this morning he gave us yet another reason to watch his star continue to rise with the release of his very special take on Lana Del Rey’s “Florida Kilos.”
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From wetheurban, we present Lana Del Rey’s Florida Kilos as remixed by 126Norths. With no further ado…

wetheurban:

MUSIC: Lana Del Rey – Florida Kilos (162Norths Remix)

162Norths has been a producer to watch throughout 2014, and this morning he gave us yet another reason to watch his star continue to rise with the release of his very special take on Lana Del Rey’s “Florida Kilos.”

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siamusic:

OMG it’s here! Download “1000 Forms of Fear” on iTunes.

siamusic:

OMG it’s here! Download “1000 Forms of Fear” on iTunes.

siamusic:

3 days until 1000 Forms of Fear comes out!  Pre-order the album on iTunes (AUS get it now!). Listen to the album in full on iTunes.

siamusic:

3 days until 1000 Forms of Fear comes out!

Pre-order the album on iTunes (AUS get it now!). Listen to the album in full on iTunes.

British electro-siren La Roux is making a splash with the anticipation of her new album, Trouble In Paradise, due out July 21. She’s recently a solo-act, though her former bandmate was involved in the process with her new album.
Most importantly, the prerelease tracks are absolutely brilliant synth-heavy dreams filling an Annie Lennox void that nu-new-wavers didn’t even know they needed filled. Uptight Downtown, Let Me Down Gently and Tropical Chancer are each unique on their own, but together they’re some of the most disco-saavy songs in some time.

British electro-siren La Roux is making a splash with the anticipation of her new album, Trouble In Paradise, due out July 21. She’s recently a solo-act, though her former bandmate was involved in the process with her new album.

Most importantly, the prerelease tracks are absolutely brilliant synth-heavy dreams filling an Annie Lennox void that nu-new-wavers didn’t even know they needed filled. Uptight Downtown, Let Me Down Gently and Tropical Chancer are each unique on their own, but together they’re some of the most disco-saavy songs in some time.

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