OUTSTANDING ALBUMS OF 2014
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There’s a haunting beauty
… in Kidkanevil’s songs. They are not just ordinary beats, they are pulsing with live and the sound esthetics inspired by Japan will take you to fantasy worlds where the traditional opposites of European tradition don’t work. New video for song called Inakunaru (meaning someone who has gone) is a beautiful flickering aquarel created by Takafumi Tsuchiya aka TAKCOM. Kidkanevil’s solo album My Little Ghost is out now on Project Mooncircle For similar uplifting experience check out Kidsuke collaboration between Kidkanevil and Daisuke Tanabe.
This definitely works works!
Noise rap trio Clipping presents their new video for mysteriously hyphious track Work Work starring their rapper Daveed Diggs and featured Cocc Pistol Cree. Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada. Second album by these sonic scientists has been released earlier this year on Sub Pop. It’s clipping, bitch!
The realest rapper of all time
Kenny Dennis! That’s what you do when you wanna be NORMAL… Serengeti, one of the most interesting lyricists and charismatic voices known for collaboration with Anticon producers, Sicker Man or presently Son Lux and Sufjan Stevens on Sisyphus, created an alter ego, that likes it “the way it should be”. Shut yo mouth, watch Rib Tips directed by Alex Beh, have fun with Kenny D and then quickly back to your work!
Conscious and super stylish.
Tunde Olaniran is amazing :: not bounded by rules of any genre or any system, ah? But don’t ever call him fabulous. Watch his moves in the video by Andrew Miller for The Highway. After that you will surely download his EP Yung Archetype. Listen, comprehend and don’t obbey. Ha!
"And I’m afraid if a lifetime is not enough…
So I’m anxious.” Introducing another amazing female voice and piano player :: MIZAN :: and her second single Anxious of the slowlybeingreleased EP Dark Blue.
“I’m not interested in being pretty or in being easily consumable. Not at all. In fact, everything I do should challenge people to understand me even if I’m not those things. I’m interested in making good, innovative, meaningful music, in being provocative, and in being honest.”
Follow her and download the first two singles on her page.
Are you hating yourself?
Watch one of the most sensitive singers SZA, the only woman associated with TDE, in her new video for Babylon produced by DJ Dahi. Her new album is set to be released in April. SZA is the woman to listen to, not just look at.
Kelela is calling!
Anyone remember Janet Jackson’s Scream or Aaliyah’s More Than a Woman? There are definitely some connections not only in the vocal expression of these women. The futuristic R’n’B Melba’s Call produced by BOK BOK topped with a sweet voice of Kelela now has a cold, polished and yet very insighful VIDEO. Hidden studio in a tropical nature with Kelala as a hologram is nothing but cool!