Isaac Delusion. Photo by Antoine Robin.
Vibe is a tough concept to describe, and an even tougher one to nail. On the Early Morning EP, the French duo Isaac Delusion perfectly defines the contours of airy indie-electro, elevating it to something far more nuanced and deeply therapeutic. Imagine a cool drink of lemonade, or a well-timed breeze: This is a record that will handily take the edge off the most ass-clenching of hangovers, and it easily gets our vote for best thing I heard this week. Stream it below, and then I'll say a few more words about it.
Vince Staples's Summertime in the City
We hang out with Vince in NYC on the release day of 'Summertime '06' and attend his performance at the XXL Freshman show.
The Story of "Fuck Tha Police" - A Noisey Film
We talk to Ice Cube and Yella, gather opinions from police officers from Compton's gang unit, and lifelong Compton citizens to explore the impact of NWA's "Fuck Tha Police."
Miguel Heads to Connor Olthuis's Art Gallery and Contemplates Existence - Forced Exposure
We bring Miguel together with artist Connor Olthuis to examine how globalization has changed the way we think about resources, and how music has been affected by similar issues.