Listen: XV - 'Chaka Shao Khan'
Kansas native XV has reworked supreme funk vocalist Chaka Khan’s ‘Angel’ into a soulful hip-hop joint. Chaka’s vocals have been distorted for the chorus to reach an even higher pitch –yes that is possible. XV’s rhymes are purposeful while DJ Tech-Neek’s head nodding production makes this one a must listen.
Last November Wild Beasts announced they'd be touring the UK this March, but it has now emerged that alt-J will be the main support band on the tour, making these shows even more special. [read more]
BADBADNOTGOOD, the group responsible for some of the best jazz covers of artists you wouldn't ever associate with jazz, are back with a nine minute rap cover assault, which sees them take on Madvillain ('Supervillian Theme'), MF DOOM ('Vomitspit') and King Geedorah 'Fazers'. [read more]
To celebrate the announcement that Hardly Art are putting out the new album from K-Holes, titled Dismania, the label have unveiled the first single from the album, 'Rats'. It sounds like Cloud Nothings if they had an interest in Saxophones, and played at a faster bpm. [read more]