The Force of Sa-Ra Creative Partners
Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love sees the trio of music industry veterans making good on the raw promise of their self-dubbed brand of "afro-electronic magnetic spiritualism" they've been purveying since their cosmically offbeat "Glorious" single dropped back in 2004. This time, they're joined by an eclectic cast: Erykah Badu, futuristic soul duo J*Davey and acclaimed jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz help tap into virtually the entire spectrum of black music. "Motherfuckers know when you come up in our world it's about being free, it's about being cool, it's about being fly," says Keith. "Who doesn't want to be free, cool and fly? Come on baby!
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Empress OfPortrait of the Artist
Not 15 minutes into my phone call with Lorely Rodriguez, the mastermind behind electro-pop project Empress Of, a stranger passing her front ...
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OughtThe Void Is Listening
After releasing their acclaimed debut album More Than Any Other Day in 2014, Ought found themselves touring practically non-stop, playing sh...
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New Order'Complete' Return
New Order never officially broke up. And chances are they never will. But after co-founder/bassist Peter Hook left acrimoniously in 2007, th...
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When UK duo Disclosure broke in 2013, their house music-indebted debut full-length seemed perfectly timed to both align with the zeitgeist a...
FeaturesSep 23, 2015
The Plight of Deafheaven
George Clarke is not exactly the esoteric or brooding metal frontman you'd expect. Though he bellows existential shrieks into a microphone t...
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Steam Whistle Unsigned'sFall Concert Preview
Since its inception in 2007, Steam Whistle Unsigned — the Canada-wide concert series that promotes up-and-coming artists from across o...
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Little Simz Talks Fame, Acting and Resisting Genre Labels
Little Simz's rise over the past couple of years has been nothing short of impressive. The 21-year-old North London MC demonstrated her lyri...
FeaturesSep 09, 2015
"I don't feel any pressure right now, but I might in a few weeks," confesses Kwabs with a laugh from backstage at Bulgaria's Spirit of Burga...