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.
Those guys over at NPR have posted a couple of new album streams ahead of their official release dates, and our favourite is Rooms Filled With Light by Fanfarlo (released February 27th). [read more]
The Mary Onettes are releasing a new EP next month, and you can listen to a track from it here. [read more]
The last time we spoke about D/R/U/G/S, aka Callum Wright, we heaped praised on his latest single 'Connected' - but today we have slightly different beast in the form of 'Hathaways' - which relies heavily on a slow burning build up - followed by a full blown attack at 2:10. [read more]