After 10 years of silence on the dance floor, the spirit of funk has finally been revived because Chaka Khan has re-emerged with a new single called “Like Sugar.” The timeless track is a collaboration with Major Lazer member Switch. The Kim Gehrig-directed visual is essentially the dance party of your dreams as a colorful cast of dancers perform choreographed routines while decked out in the freshest fits. Chaka Khan has also signed to the producer’s new label, Diary Records. The Queen of Funk hasn’t released new material since her 2007 album Funk This.
Lokoy is the solo project of 21-year-old songwriter, musician and producer Lasse Lokøy – an electronic and explorative listen that stands in kaleidoscopic contrast to his work with acclaimed Norwegian pop-punk collective Sløtface.
Debut single ‘Malibu’ – released June 22 via Propeller Recordings – demonstrates Lokoy’s inquisitive approach to pop writing, combining “Indian folk rhythms, analog synth pads and cellos”, alongside more subtle sampling. ‘Malibu’ features the partnering vocal of Girl In Red (Marie Ulven).
The Last Shadow Puppets co-frontman Miles Kane is back with a new solo album, his first in five years. Coup De Grace follows 2013’s Don’t Forget Who You Are and arrives on June 8th via Virgin EMI.
As a preview to the release, Kane has shared the lead single, “Loaded”. Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by John Congelton (St. Vincent), the track was co-written with Lana Del Rey and Jamie T. In a press release, Kane describes the hooky, guitar-laden tune as “upbeat and kind of punky.” His last single is ‘Coup de Gras’.
Paying homage to the World Cup songs that have held their own against time, the London-duo’s latest single is an anthem crossing between New Order and Pet Shop Boys – a combination made for a winner, and that’s what this single does. With a light hearted comedic touch, ‘Chin Up’ successfully captures the nostalgic sing-a-longs, shout-a-longs and brings home the patriotism which seemingly peaks every four years.
Releasing the music video on the same day, the cut features members of Wolf Alice and Swim Deep, as well as capturing the heart of British culture, the love of Football.
Earlier this year, Anderson .Paak promised fans not one, but two albums in 2018: one solo record and one with his band The Free Nationals. New music from Anderson .Paak is highly anticipated within the hip-hop community following the enormous praise generated by his Grammy-nominated breakthrough album, Malibu, in 2016. So far this year he’s appeared on the Black Panther soundtrack, and his music was featured in a visually striking Spike Jonze-directed Apple commercial starring FKA Twigs. Now, Paak released a brand new solo track, “Bubblin”,
Few albums have left music fans in as much suspense as Chromatics’ long-awaited Dear Tommy. The record was originally announced in 2014, with a handful of cuts from the 17-song tracklist — “Just Like You”, “Shadow”, “In Films”, and “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around” — having been shared over the intervening years.
Now, finally, it seems Jewel may have a version of the album he’s happy enough with to share with the rest of the world. A sparsely written press release has dated Dear Tommyfor a fall 2018 release from Italians Do It Better. To add more credence to the possibility this is for real, Chromatics have shared a new single called “Black Walls”. “Black Walls” is a beating, slinking track filled with tight mystery that opens wide with climbing synths
Disclosure have finally made their return to music after a lengthy hiatus, with ‘Ultimatum’ featuring Fatoumata Diawara.
The groove-centric cut is a real foot-tapper effort from the UK duo, with Disclosure going in heavy with the Summery, dance-floor ready instrumentation that works wonder with the vocal work from the Maliani collaborator, Diawara.
The track has come as quite the surprise today, following a leak of the artwork that circulated Reddit overnight that got fans in all sorts. We already know they are working on a new album, and if ‘Ultimatum’ is anything to judge it by, we’re in for a good one.