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To call 808s & Heartbreak just a rap album does the work, and Kanye himself, a great disservice. The clapping drums, lengthy strings, '80s synths and electro-pop elements transcended the album above rap. Whilst West heavily relied on auto-tune to mask his vocal shortcomings, it was a bold step that would almost certainly change both rap and R&B. [read more]
The Based God himself gave a lecture at MIT, touching on subjects from correcting spelling mistakes and recurring dreams to race and feminism. [read more]
The track sounds like a cross between the softer moments of cheesy '90s pop and the indefinable crunch 'n' synth of internet electro. [read more]
Warpaint provide a haunting house rework of 'Winter' by Daughter ahead of Daughter's remix of a Warpaint song next week. [read more]
Madame Jojo's had already been shut down for a week following a violent incident in October, but the council decided to extend the closure for an extra month. [read more]
Buckinghamshire based group As Elephants Are impressed us with their last EP 'Hand Prints', and they've done that yet again with their new single 'Breathe'. [read more]
Beyoncé and Eminem have something special lined up for those heading to their local record store this week, with the "Platinum" edition of Bey's latest S/T LP, and Shady XV by Lana Del Rey's biggest fan hitting the racks. [read more]
Sundfør previously remixed Maps' James Chapman's single 'AMA', so this seems like the perfect opportunity to return the favour. [read more]
John Cale teamed up with architect Liam Young for a collaboration of music and motion as soundscapes were created for a host of drones flying indoors at the Barbican. [read more]
Is this real? We can only assume so. Waka Flocka Flame stars in a advert for a brand of throat drops called Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops. [read more]
We at The 405 are proud to offer the exclusive stream of Oxford based electro-ambient outfit PADDOX's debut record 'Aphrodisiaque'. [read more]
Fancy hearing a time capsule of Killer Mike freestyles? Greg Street has your back. [read more]
Sundfør previously remixed Maps' James Chapman's single 'AMA', so this seems like the perfect opportunity to return the favour.
The clip was directed by Nail and filmed in the Middle East.
Watch the likes of Charli XCX, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, Sam Smith do their thing at the AMAs.
Whitley Bay band Lisbon shared a new video for their single 'Native'.
The Trevor Kane-directed video is a lot of fun.
To call 808s & Heartbreak just a rap album does the work, and Kanye himself, a great disservice. The clapping drums, lengthy strings, '80s synths and electro-pop elements transcended the album abov...
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