I discovered BROCKAHMPTON just a few months ago and I’ve been jamming their extensive catalog often ever since. They hail from just down the road from Austin—San Marcos—and will be playing here at ACL this Friday. They’re one of the acts I’m most looking forward to this year. They’ve got a new album out, iridescence, and while I’m not digging it as much as some of their older stuff, or the few “throwback” singles they put out over the summer, it’s still very solid.
Kerri and I are headed to Reykjavik and Iceland Airwaves next week and I've been listening to all kinds of playlists in preparation. I've noted the hip-hop act Reykjavikurdætur a few times. I think the name is "Daughters of Reykjavik" and their all woman "band" is huge. Their style is funky with rapid-fire vocal matched with slow, deep beats, sort of like London grime-style, but...different. They reminded me on first listen of Lady Sovereign, who is awesome live, so I'm excited to check them out.
RIYL: Lady Sovereign, Die Antwoord, M.I.A., Uffie
Gabriel black makes music in his room. Alone. At night. And the result is pretty damn cool. His latest track, "freedom", our just a few weeks back, is really interesting. It's guitar-lead hip-hop with a bit of a dark feel to it. In addition to making music alone in his room at night, he makes fun animations for his songs. Check out the "video" for "freedom" below. And, if any of this sparks your interest, read/watch this interview.