Charli XCX: “You (Ha Ha Ha)"
Unnnnghh, I fucking love Charli XCX, she’s by far my favourite Tumblr-babe out of the Brooke Candy/ Kitty Pryde glitterati set. Her Super Ultra mixtape was probably one of the best of the year (IMO) and this is the most recent offering from the West London ex-rave kid. Another sassy love song about being great and in love and then having someone else fuck it up.
I think she probably gets the whole pop/ weird crossover better than most, which is why she’s great, and her voice is a sort of delicate garage-come-pop one, which could be sampled forever and still sound pretty. AND, to top it off, her descriptions of her songs are the best:
“Part of the record is super mystical and sparkling, part of it sounds like the internet spewing in your headphones and part of it is like melancholic angels. It’s an angel-pop record. Everything on the album is a pop song, but just twisted in my own magic way.
Lil Durk Terrifies the City - Chiraq - Ep 4
We roll through the South Side of Chicago with Lil Durk, then hit the strip club with OTF.
Egypt: How To Play a Gig in a Revolution (Full Length)
Disillusioned with the gig circuit at home, London band I.R.O.K travelled to Cairo, Egypt to witness the aftermath of the revolution and try and play some shows for the locals.
A First Date With... Sky Ferreira
She’s got the tortured eyes of a former child star, the demeanour of someone permanently on Quaaludes, and looks really fit in an orange jumpsuit. I haven’t felt this way about anyone since Lindsay Lohan.
Is Kanye West About to Drop an Eight-Track Album?
Yeezy season approachin', fuck whatever
Hawk House and The Imminent Emergence of UK's Beast Coast
They’re the Leaders of the New School, adept, and with enough talent to ignite the flame of something that’s been dormant for far too long.
I WENT TO PRINCE'S SECRET GIG
Armed with only a Twitter refresh button and an undying allegiance to The Purple One, we got into Prince's secret show.
Jamaican Dancehall Artists are Blinding Themselves by Getting Eyeball Tattoos
Two young Jamaican artists have done it, and it's disgusting.