Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

Alright, forget everything you know about hip-hop for a second – and especially forget Childish Gambino’s 2011 record Camp and 2013’s Because the Internet. This is by no means a follow-up to either of his previous releases; even his handful of mixtapes and releases in-between have no real connection to Awaken, My Love!. Instead, Awaken, My Love! is an experimentation from Donald Glover as he explores the ’70s, and their legacy of funk and psychedelic music. And for many Gambino fans, it is an extremely polarizing release. Some find it bland and disorientating, others creative and progressive.…

In No Particular Order: December 2, 2016

Have you started Christmas shopping? I haven’t started Christmas shopping… I’ll do it tomorrow…there’s still 19 days until Christmas…. Check out the full list of new releases here, and follow me on Instagram and Twitter for more crazy fun in your life…or less, depending on how you look at it. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! Alright, forget everything you know about hip-hop for a second – and especially forget Childish Gambino’s 2011 record Camp and 2013’s Because the Internet. This is by no means a follow-up to either of his previous releases;…

In No Particular Order: November 18, 2016

Hello, snow! Fall is essentially over, and with winter suddenly sliding its way into our lives, that means it’s getting close to the busiest time of the year: album of the year picks. For all those wondering, I’ve started compiling my favourite records from 2016 into a nice, organized list. I’ve got a few in mind to take over the top spot… As always, you can check out the full list of new releases from the past week here, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to…

In No Particular Order: October 21, 2016

Have you ever started walking one way, and then suddenly realize you’re going the wrong way? Of course you have…But do you take out your phone and pretend you just received a text, and then turn around, or do you just walk the other way? I personally like to swing my leg around and rotate dramatically and continue walking. Speaking of new directions, this week’s In No Particular Order has nothing to do with changing orientation, and instead has three standout albums from artists who are continuing to find success in their…

Charles Bradley – Good to Be Back Home (Official Music Video)

After releasing his third studio album Changes back in the spring, soul veteran Charles Bradley has been busy touring Europe and North America, and now the 67 year old musician has shared his new music video for the single “Good To Be Back Home”. Known as “The Screaming Eagle of Soul”, Bradley’s soulful, aged voice sings about returning home after his tour, providing the soundtrack to clips of his recent live performances, along with snippets of Bradley in his home, featuring a special cameo from his loveable parrot Nickie. Enjoy the video below,…

Fitz and the Tantrums – HandClap (Official Music Video)

In case you haven’t already been consumed by the exceptionally catchy tune “HandClap” from funk-pop outfit Fitz & the Tantrums, now you can experience the song’s irresistible energy and chorus, and then some. Off their upcoming self-titled album out this Friday, the Los Angeles-based six piece released their latest hit “HandClap” back in April. Now the group has shared its choreographed music video; sing along, clap along, and now dance along to the band’s biggest hit yet. Enjoy the video below, and head to their website to pre-order your copy of Fitz…

Charles Bradley – Ain’t It A Sin (Official Music Video)

(If you like: Otis Reading, James Brown, The Heavy)  If you’re feeling tired and lazy, just remember that soul musician Charles Bradley is well into his 60s and still touring and performing will all his heart around the world. His success and fame came within the past few years, but the 67-year old is taking full advantage of it. His latest album Changes was released on April 1st, and from the stellar collection of funk-driven soul comes the groovy, groovy single “Ain’t It A Sin”. Bradley’s ageless energy and spirit comes through in the form…

Charles Bradley – Change For the World (Official Music Video)

By the time someone reaches the age of 67, one can expect they have seen and experienced quite a bit in their lifetime. Soul and funk musician Charles Bradley has definitely lived through important historical moments in history, especially those fuelled by hate, violence, and segregation. His latest album Changes is set to be released April 1st, and aside from being one of the most anticipated albums of 2016, it also takes a stern look at the world today – a world ruled by violence and hate. Bradley released his latest single “Change…

Charles Bradley – Change For the World

(If you like: Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Kool & the Gang)  Soul legend and Daptone Records all-star Charles Bradley is returning yet again with his third album Changes out April 1st. At 67-years young, Bradley has released his latest single “Change For the World”, cautioning a need for change in the world: “This world is in turmoil – guns, violence – people are feeling like they have no way out. Young people don’t know which way to turn. This song is about opening up our minds to understand – talk with the young people,…

AA Wallace – Success (Official Music Video)

After postponing the release date of his latest record In Alpha Zones from fall 2015 to spring 2016, East Coast-raised/Toronto-based bedroom-pop artist AA Wallace is excited to announce the new album will be available March 11th. Ranging from nu-disco, to candid synth-pop, to lo-fi bedroom pop, fans were given a taste of In Alpha Zones with the singles “Harlequin”, “Secret Name”, and “VLT Girls (We Win Again)” earlier in 2015. Following the new release date announcement, Wallace has shared the latest video to of his collection with the ’90s-filtered “Success”. Although coloured with groovy guitar…