Monday, 21 January 2013


Revisiting the month of december with fresh talent from our own UK, South East London. This EP released 21st December sees Camouflage Children hooking up with Bromley's Yanaku, british producer and DJ to bring you an EP entitled 'Join Me'. I recently discovered this gem through landing on 'In It To Win It' (above) featuring After The Smoke, another talented duo who have also previously featured on the blog. This latest EP is a follow up to Camouflage Children's Bangalore Vol.1 released September 2011.
The EP is a one of a kind sound that sees a range of genres, effortlessly blending to create 9 unique tracks. With Yanaku we see a dubstep style vibe to the tracks and chilled out beats under dreamy electronics and synths and Camouflage Children's UK grime style rhymes laid over. The EP has a dreamy minimalist feel and is an all round really chilled out EP. If you are an After The Smoke fan, this will be right up your street. Listen to this EP below.


Thursday, 29 November 2012


I've been listening to this a lot lately and it really deserves to be shared with hip hop lovers. My boy Matthew released his latest mixtape 'Amour Luxure' when his ever growing music blog 'All In A Day's Work' hit 250k views, I am so proud of him & he's so good at doing what he does with promoting new artists and always sharing the latest music from the best of hip hop's underground scene- I don't think he knows how much artists and people appreciate his work and his talent at producing mixtapes, especially when he made one just for me..'Lioness'.

This mixtape is the follow up to (i)OVERDOSE(d), the twisted valentines day mixtape telling the story of one man's paranoia in his relationship which spirals out of control. In Amour Luxure, the feelings of lust and heartbreak and portrayed through this powerful compilation of hand picked music. Featuring the finest hip hop from Dubb, Joseph Somo, The Weeknd and the beautifully haunting vocals from JMSN telling tales of love, lust and loss. The mixtape is immaculately compiled with interludes from Cassie and a beautiful piano piece from Matt Lange. You can download Amour Luxure here. Check out one of my favourite tracks off the mixtape, below.


I was looking for some fresh new artists on Soundcloud to update my music collection and came across Jarell Perry via AV Young Blaze's track 'Ghostbusters' and thought I had to look into who these feature vocals were from. Listening to Jarell's own material.. this artist has so much talent!
As well as some smooth r&b tracks theres also some acoustic such as the track 'If It Ain't Too Late' not to mention boldly covering the legened that is Stevie Wonder's track 'Lately'- and he does not dissapoint. This track is the latest from this Los Angeles artist, called 'Happy 4 U' featuring Thurz, check it out below.



So, last night on Zane Lowe's show at 8pm, the moment a lot of UK fans have been waiting for, The Weeknd's first radio sessions were aired. Abel and the band played at Maida Vale studios, incredible versions of 'Wicked Games', 'The Zone', 'The Knowing' and 'Montreal'.

Hearing The Weeknd in session performing these tracks in the studio, the tracks are really intimate- its really just the listener and the band and you can really hear the raw passion and what an incredible voice this artist has, not to mention the talent of the musicians (see the guitar solo in 'The Knowing'- no words!)

One of the best BBC Radio 1 sessions I have personally ever heard. If you're a fan of The Weeknd, you need to take time to listen, check out the tracks from the session below.

'..What was instantly recognisable was the fact that the band and Abel... the chemistry was incredible' - Zane Lowe


The Knowing (BBC Radio) by Consequence of Sound
The Zone (BBC Radio) by Consequence of Sound
Wicked Games (BBC Radio) by Consequence of Sound
Montreal (BBC Radio) by Consequence of Sound

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


So I watched this video yesterday as it was leaked, some taken down, and now officially uploaded here on Youtube for all fans to watch. This is the video for Kid Cudi's 'Teleport 2 Me, Jamie' which samples Desire's 'Under You Spell' off the album released February of this year 'WZRD' with Dot da Genius. I am really glad a video has been made for this specific song, as it is personally my favourite off the album. The video is amazingly creative and explores Kid Cudi's emotions through a dream like world, one of the best I've seen for a long time. Look out for his new album dropping early next year 'Indicud'.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


I tuned into BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show tonight to hear one of the highly anticipated new tracks premiere on the show. The track was 'Twenty Eight' which is one of the new pieces of material on the upcoming 'Trilogy' which is being released on Tuesday. I am well and truly hooked on this one, the beautifully haunting vocals and sultry beat house the raw emotions from Abel. Zane also announced that there will be an interview with the Weeknd on the show at the end of November so watch this space! Listen to the radio rip of this track below.
6 days til Trilogy.

Monday, 5 November 2012


Fresh track entitled 'Them N**gas' just dropped by rappers Audio Push on Hit-Boy's HS87 label, their project 'Inland Empire' will be dropping tomorrow. The track was co produced by Hit-Boy and Rey Reel. The beat on this is something else! I'm certain the rest of the project will follow suit.

Thursday, 18 October 2012


The Weeknd releases yet another video for fans in the wake of the highly anticipated 'Trilogy' , dropping November 13th. This video is for the first track I ever heard and got me hooked on The Weeknd last summer, making him one of my favourite artists, 'Wicked Games'. The track is taken from the first mixtape, 'House Of Balloons' which was released March 21st of last year. Its incredible just how much success has come to Abel and the gang, with the last two mixtapes Thursday and EOS inevitably gaining him so many more fans and of course his Fall Tour this year and now tracklist and album artwork released for Trilogy as well as two videos being released within the same month... there is really no stopping this artist and now I'm sure we can all say he's getting the recognition and exposure he truly deserves as such a talented artist.

Check out my previous post on The Weeknd's 'Rolling Stone' video and album artwork here.


Sunday, 14 October 2012


Emerging arist Mykki Blanco treated her fans to new visuals for her track 'Haze.Boogie.Life' off her upcoming mixtape 'Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss' set to drop November 7th a couple of days ago. I only discovered Miss Blanco a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled upon the video for her track 'Wavvy' online and from this, I felt seeing someone who can really be themselves and express their sexuality as openly in the music/hip hop world was a breath of fresh air.

'I'm not trying to be in the 40/40 Club popping bottles while rappers throw hundred-dollar bills on strippers. I'm just out to make my audience happy, fulfill my creative vision, and be successful on my own terms, which is doable.'

Not only is her music totally unique and incomparable to any other aritst I know, but she is also multi talented, as a rapper, poet, author and also an actor. In this video, we are transported into the world of Mykki and a glimpse into her imagination, where this video truly shows her character and personality, If you're looking for rap with a twist, definitely check out Blanco's other material, see the video for 'Wavvy' here.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012


So here it is, the first official video released from The Weeknd's second mixtape 'Thursday' created by Abel Tesfaye himself and Chris Cuningham on the official VEVO channel.

Seeing this seems surreal, I never really thought about when i'd see official music videos of Abel like this but of course now he has well and truly blown up, after the signing with Universal Republic, and the highly anticipated 'Fall Tour' which is underway now until he finishes on the 29th October in Montreal. The fanbase that The Weeknd has will no doubt continue to soar when November 13th hits, with the release of all three mixtapes (House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes Of Silence) plus unreleased bonus material, in the upcoming release of 'Trilogy'. In the meantime the artwork has officially been released along with this video for the fans in the wake of this release.

Thursday, 27 September 2012


New track from Mario dropped a few hours ago entitled 'Killa', produced by Glass John. We haven't heard much from the Baltimore artist recently but I'm sure this track has been received well by fans as personally, I can't stop playing this since I first heard it. A super chilled out track here with a dreamy beat and silky smooth vocals over the top, Its a nice change to take a break from some of the other more intense hip hop out around now that I've been listening to and to hear some quality R&B.

Mario - Killa [] by musicfeelings

Sunday, 16 September 2012


We all know that Odd Future member, Frank Ocean's music is as much visually stimulating as aurally, when it comes to his music videos. So when he released the official video for 'Pyramids', track 10 off his latest album Channel Orange (released in July) a few hours ago, following the likes of 'Swim Good' , 'Novacane' and 'Acura Integurl' visuals found on his Vimeo channel here we expected no less than this visually stunning work of art.
I feel not only that Frank Ocean's music is changing perceptions of music, I don't even class his music as hip hop, not this album anyway, he has created a whole new level of music which I think deserves a category of its own... also reflected in the visuals. In this song we are transported into a different world, a glimpse into Frank's imagination, not to mention also featured is a mesmerising guitar solo by John Mayer towards the end.. this video is beautiful and the camera work and effects make this one of the best music videos i've seen all year. Check it out below.

frank ocean [pyramids] from christopher francis ocean on Vimeo.

To sample or buy the new album 'Channel Orange' via iTunes click here.

Friday, 7 September 2012


Just released, what could be Lupe's last single, 'American Terrorist pt.2' off his highly anticipated 'Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1', coming Sept 25th. Earlier, fans received news that this could be infact his last album. Following the twitter situation with Chief Keef (the nerve), he is now considering leaving his music career behind, which is devastating news for fans of the talented artist 'My first true love was literature so i will return to that'.. He states: 'This album will probably be my last ... its been a pleasure to have all my fans provide so much love an inspiration for me and my family..but my heart is broken and i see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this..lupe fiasco ends here'

We are left in the dark about whether Lupe will genuinely quit music but in the meantime he releases the unfinished version of 'American Terrorist pt.2' for his fans, listen above.