Ryan Bassil

Noisey Hitlist

Arlo Parks' Poised Soul Defines This “Super Sad Generation”

The British songwriter captures the specifics of being young and messed up like no-one else. We’re premiering her latest video here.
Ryan Bassil
2 days ago
Op-Eds

Netflix’s ’Sex Education’ Balances Story and Soundtrack Beautifully

Stop providing outdated print-outs on ‘sexual intercourse’. Schools should screen the well-curated and educational Netflix show instead.
Ryan Bassil
3 days ago
Reviews

Yung Lean Taps into His Inner Dylan on Lo-Fi ‘Nectar’ Project

It'd be hyperbolic to call him a modern-day Bob Dylan but this recent release: a) involves guitars and beat poetry; and b) is the best and most honest thing he’s made.
Ryan Bassil
2.8.19
PROFILES

AJ Tracey Is a Rich, Rapping, Charm Machine

He’s beaten you in an online game, ascended the UK rap chart and now – with the release of his debut album – he’s invited us into his house.
Ryan Bassil
2.7.19
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
Internet Exploring

I Tried to Listen to Vampire Weekend’s 120-Minute Promo ‘Song’

They've used a clever bit of marketing to tease track "Harmony Hall," proving how they became the massive band from that blogspot era.
Ryan Bassil
1.24.19
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
all the good shit

Nilüfer Yanya's "In Your Head" Is a Bold, Fierce Track Built to Go Off

The innovative Londoner delivers her best track to date, suitably leading up to all the sweaty moments you'll hear it live.
Ryan Bassil
1.22.19
Remembering Things

From Lana to Loski, Here's What You Might Have Missed Already This Year

Plus upcoming album releases by Fat White Family and Little Simz, the advent of a UK drill/bashment spin-off, and /that/ Soulja Boy interview.
Ryan Bassil
1.18.19
Noisey Hitlist

Drill Artist Loski Is Dripping with Flair

He blew 20 grand in one month and is feeling “Boasy” about it. We're premiering his latest single today.
Ryan Bassil
1.11.19
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
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