Plus elements of dub, disco, funky basslines, and beyond. Kondi Band are releasing a new album, called We Famous, via Strut this September. Kondi Band is formed of LA-based producer Chief Boima, London’s Will LV, and Freetown-based blind musician Sorie Kondi. Across We Famous the trio combine Kondi’s vocals and thumb piano with dub, disco, and electronic textures It follows […]

Featuring remastered audio cut at half speed. DJ Shadow is reissuing his seminal album Endtroducing in a 25th anniversary edition, via Island Records this September. Originally released in 1996, DJ Shadow created Endtroducing almost entirely from samples from an eclectic assortment of vinyl records. The 25th anniversary reissue features remastered audio and is cut at half speed, which the label […]

Drake just revealed what appears to be the Damien Hirst-designed cover art for his soon-to-drop album Certified Lover Boy — and it’s effectively just one emoji repeated twelve times over in different colour schemes. “CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3,” reads the caption of an Instagram post shared by Champagne Papi on Monday morning, confirming the […]

Producer and performer who worked with Bob Marley and pioneered both dub and roots reggae styles dies in hospital in Jamaica Lee “Scratch” Perry, whose pioneering work with roots reggae and dub opened up profound new depths in Jamaican music, has died aged 85. Jamaican media reported the news that he died in hospital in […]

JAY-Z, the Weeknd, Jay Electronica, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, the Lox, Young Thug, Pop Smoke, and more appear on the long-delayed record, which also credits Marilyn Manson, who controversially appeared at the third listening event Finally, Kanye West has released his new studio album Donda. The record arrived well after the end of the rapper’s […]

Spencer Elden, who featured on the album cover art at just four months old, claims that the was sexually exploited as he wasn’t able to give consent to the photo. The baby who featured on Nirvana’s Nevermind album artwork is suing the band. As BBC reports, Spencer Elden – who was just four months old when the iconic cover photo was taken […]

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who helped them become one of the greatest bands in rock ‘n’ roll, has died at the age of 80. “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts,” a statement said. It said he was “a cherished husband, father and grandfather” and “one […]

Kendrick Lamar has broken his silence and shared a new website for something mysterious called “Oklama.” The sparse website features a folder titled “nu thoughts,” leading to a written statement from the rapper announcing his next studio album, signed as “oklama.” He notably refers to it as his “final TDE album.” Find the full statement […]

Trippie Redd released his long-awaited album Trip At Knight at midnight, Aug. 20. The album includes blockbuster feature artists such as Juice WRLD, XXXTENTACION, Polo G, Lil Durk, SoFaygo and more, as well as pre-released hit singles “Miss The Rage” with Playboi Carti and “Holy Smokes” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. Curiously, “Betrayal” featuring Drake, which was on […]

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