Look there’s no doubt Kygo is hot right now with his whole tropical house routine. We absolutely love Firestone featuring our friend Conrad Sewell.
It was only last week at Cool Accidents HQ that I asked WHO THE F*$K ACTUALLY PRE-ORDERS ALBUMS?
While Little Dragon were in town for their blink and you’ll miss it two stop sold out tour they managed to sneak in to the triple j studios to take on Kelis’ Millionaire as part of the Like a Version series… and just when you thought you couldn’t crush any harder on Yukimi she goes and does the André 3000 rap… Phwoar!
Ever since Swedish indie-tronica trip hoppers Little Dragon released Nabuma Rubberband last month, there hasn’t been a day that the album has wandered too far from our stereo and to use the term high rotation would be a bit of an understatement.
Well that sounds a lot saucier than it actually is…
We’ve just put together a playlist of cover versions that we’ve discovered on our many Soundcloud explorations… So still a good time!
There was a rumour that R&B was off on a new tip with Frank Ocean and Miguel leading the way, and would be riding on the blunted beats that the likes of Clams Casino had produced up for ASAP Rocky and Kendrick. And there was no doubt all we hipsters loved those albums more than anything that had happened since D’Angelo swept the world before him.
My first Miguel experience was in a taxi cab in New York City a few years back. It was a moment that stuck with me partly because of the silky smooth vocals that were blasting out of the crappy speakers but probably more to do with the fact that the driver had the one song on repeat all the way from Harlem to the Lower East Side, the song in question was the slow jam to end all slow jamz, the ironically titled Quickie.
Just this week a new Drake meme was born after the above image emerged online.
I guess the ridiculous combination of outfit and pose made people want to do this…
Which then led to this…
And then this…
Hot Damn. How much good R&B music is doing the rounds at the moment?! Frank Ocean and Miguel were on many a taste-makers best of 2012 lists and it looks like we’re in store for more goodness this year with new records expected from old faithfuls D'Angelo (fingers crossed) and Bilal.
I guess whenever a scene or genre is flourishing the floodgates open and along comes a whole heap of new talent and thank God it does as that’s when new kids on the block like BJ The Chicago Kid come into play.