After announcing a new album in the works, Kiss Land (via Twitter), The Weeknd finally released new music on Thursday. Liking what I’m hearing already.
Different take on “Looks Good With Trouble,” off Solange’s True EP (Such a great and underrated album!). Looking forward to hearing the new version of the EP.
Another smooth track off the LA-based songstress, BANKS. Produced by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
Artium/Def Jam’s own Elijah Blake releases the official visual for his current single, “X.O.X.” featuring Common.
(via Fakeshore Drive)
Pharrell Williams talks about the innovation behind Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center and why this beautiful documentary series from filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn should be celebrated.
Created by Cheryl Dunn and brought to you in conjunction with All Day Everyday and i am OTHER. For more information about Creative Growth visit http://creativegrowth.org
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Jhene Aiko stopped by VIBE’s West Coast HQs to talk about her new music and perform a few a fan-favorites. Accompanied by her guitarist, Aiko softly sings ‘In Love We Trust.’ Love this song.
Executive producers Jay-Z, Dream Hampton, and Wyatt Cenac present Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY.
With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, the film utilizes a tapestry of live action and multiple styles of animation as it documents the relationship between Terence (Nance) and a lovely young woman (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic. Blurring the line between narrative, documentary, and experimental film, the film explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through Terence’s mind as he examines and re-examines a singular moment in time.
Check here to see when “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” is in your town.
Ta-Ku x Well Dressed Vandals for New Era Producer Series
With an intimidating body of work amassing, spearheaded by the current Bandcamp charting release Re-Twerk, Perth’s Ta-ku is showing no signs of slowing down with co-signs from Gas Lamp Killer, Salva, Baauer, Shigeto, Flosstradamus, Nina Las Vegas, JJJ Next Crop, Nosaj Thing to name a few.
From an early output of dusty beat samples, this disciple of The Ummah can cut and chop Hip-Hop beats in his sleep, yet it is his current material which shows a dancefloor edge not yet heard from the producer.
In this third video installment for the New Era Producers series, we gain an insight into the creative workings of one of Australia’s most promising music-makers whilst also discovering the thought process that went into the design of Ta-Ku’s 5 panel cap, created in collaboration with Well Dressed Vandals.
Additional filming by Daniel Dunn
(via HW&W Recordings)
Yuna is back! Idolator premiered two new tracks from Yuna’s forthcoming EP, Sixth Street. As usual, she never disappoints! Look out for the EP, which drops on May 7.
“Let Love Come Through”:
“I Wanna Go” (produced by Mike Einziger from Incubus):
Photographer and videographer 13thWitness (Tim McGurr) is set to debut The Classified Portrait. The series features a passionate portrait that represents the artist’s signature aesthetic and creative vision while also serving as a departure from his typical exploration of both space and structure.
The Classified Portrait will make its debut this Friday, April 26 with availability of both prints and graphic tees in color, “ice,” and black & white offered via the artist’s web store beginning 11 a.m. EDT.
Off ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack. Executively produced Jay-Z, the soundtrack drops May 7th on Interscope. Can’t wait for the movie (and soundtrack)!!