Ryan Bassil

Op-Eds

21 Savage Is a Person, Not Your Meme

While everyone gets their jokes off, the supposedly British rapper is set to be deported and separated from his children.
Ryan Bassil
2.4.19
Essays

Ariana Grande Is This Generation’s Pop Star, All on Her Own Terms

In spite of everything, she’s controlled her narrative and created her best work in years.
Ryan Bassil
1.23.19
BBC Sound of 2019

A Whirlwind Tour Through Octavian's Huge Past Year

Here's your cheat sheet on the BBC Music Sound of 2019 winner and the tunes that make up his intergalactic, yet street-level, hybrid rap.
Ryan Bassil
1.11.19
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The Reality of How Generation Z Discovers New Music

In a world of algorithms, angry old music fans and no more HMV, what exactly draws the next generation to their new, favourite artists?
Ryan Bassil
1.7.19
Noisey Hitlist

Jockstrap Make Classical Music Sound Trippy as Hell

And we’re premiering their very glittery video for the haunting, intimate track “Charlotte”.
Ryan Bassil
12.12.18
Essays

How Jai Paul's Influence Has Spread Beyond Simple Rip-Offs

The elusive British producer's two singles effected music in far-reaching ways that continue to be felt even today.
Ryan Bassil
11.27.18
we saw this

Florence Welch Casts Spells on Thousands of Us at a Time

Florence and the Machine's euphoric London O2 Arena show converted the energy of 12,000 people into one cathartic (and phone-less) release.
Ryan Bassil
11.27.18
Behind The Lens

These Unearthed 60s Photos of Dylan Are As Intimate As His Music

We spoke to Jerry Schatzberg, who has shot everyone from Fidel Castro to the ex-King of England, about working with New York's counter-culture 60s stars.
Ryan Bassil
10.5.18
New music

Bask In The Cool, Euphoric Ambience of Tom Demac and Real Lies' "White Flowers"

The London band's latest track evokes one mission: let's meet at the crossroads where plants and electronic music combine.
Ryan Bassil
9.14.18
Noisey Hitlist

Yurrit’s “Not Enough” is the Dance Song You Need To Play Out Tonight

The second from the Dutch artist is a slice of club-influenced R&B that's purpose-built for smoking weed and driving cars.
Ryan Bassil
9.14.18
Interviews

Wild Nothing Is Back To Doing What He Does Best

On fourth album ‘Indigo’, Jack Tatum returns to the dream-pop sound of which he is a 21st century master.
Ryan Bassil
9.5.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

King Krule Keeps 'The Ooz' Rolling with His New "Biscuit Town" Video

In the first of a three-part series, Archy Marshall wanders through a creepy, supernatural ghost town.
Ryan Bassil
8.28.18
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