Want to know what’s been going into the collective ears of EBHQ? Here’s this week’s selection featuring tracks and mixes from Nguzunguzu & Total Freedom, Diagonal Records and Jeremih.
Daniel Jones meets the charismatic vocalist at the helm of dark pop reconceptualizations—including of her own material—and uncovers some of the undertones driving the former political journalist’s work.
Following the announcement of the upcoming release of a Quasimoto rarities record, we reproduce a conversation from our print mag between the revered hip-hop producer, MC, and “man of few words”—he lets Lord Quas do the talking for him—Madlib and the Neue Deutsche Welle architect and member of The Orb Thomas Fehlmann.
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The Week in EB feature collates our favorite pieces of content from ElectronicBeats.net from the last seven days. What did you miss?
Valentine’s day; love it or hate it? While everybody seems to be buying gifts and flowers or saying the words they don’t say to their beloved ones throughout the rest of the year (and spamming other people’s Facebook timeline while they’re at it), this commercial and ‘ramontic’ holiday is still a nice opportunity to listen … Continued
British-Born Annika Henderson, aka Anika, subverts the music industry’s dominant paradigms in unexpected ways. The twenty-four-year-old singer recently released her debut long player—a mélange of dubby, rough-around-the-edges protest music with monotone vocals that sounds like Nico for the post-post-rave generation. Good morning Anika. I know you’re on tour—where have I managed to reach you? I … Continued
Long term Stones Throw artist James Pants, who makes unclassifiable pop music with a hearty dose of weird has moved to Cologne, the German city best known for it’s design agencies and having inventing aftershave (OK some other things too, but Cologne really does come from Cologne). In his new home his latest project is … Continued
Years ago a certain Stephen Ellison used to work as an intern in the Stones Throw office. Who would have thought this guy is about to fully modernize instrumental hiphop? Under his Flying Lotus moniker Ellison renders hommage to both Madlib and deceased hiphop visionary J Dilla, infiltrating the bone-dry beat machinery with pure white … Continued
It’s not the first collaboration between the soul singer and the beat wizard: in February Flying Lotus teamed up with Erykah Badu to co-direct the video for ‘Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long’ from Badu’s acclaimed album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. Now FlyLo revealed himself as Badu’s partner in what he just … Continued