Chromeo‘s music is like fine wine. The longer Dave1 and P-Thugg carry the funk torch, the tastier their music seems to become, and by the sound of it, their upcoming Head Over Heels LP, might be the duo’s finest vintage yet. Joining forces with D.R.A.M. and renown Prince and D’angelo collaborator Jesse Johnson for “Must’ve Been,” Chromeo offer up their characteristically groovy sing along-primed funk along and a charming stroll down memory lane with the accompanying Dugan O’neal-directed music video.
D.R.A.M.’s fun-first writing style meshes with Chromeo’s aesthetic so perfectly he could be the third member of their band and their chemistry plays through brilliantly on “Must’ve Been.” It’s an instant bop headed for heavy radio play — expect this summer to be sountracked by the tune’s infectious bongo rhythm and plunky guitar licks. Best of all, Chromeo will be bringing their new live show on the road this summer leading up to Head Over Heels‘ June 15 release date.
Late last year, Diplo teamed up with Danish pop star MØ for the single “Get It Right.” And at least according to Jimmy Fallon, that single will appear on a new Diplo EP called California. Today, Diplo has shared another track that might end up on California. On “Look Back,” he teams up … More »
A week before the Migos released their new album Culture II, group member Offset was caught saying some fucked-up homophobic shit — “I do not vibe with queers” — on a guest verse from YFN Lucci’s “Boss Life.” On Instagram, Offset offered a galling and desperate non-apology apology. He wrote that he didn’t … More »
Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith has had arguably one of the largest breakout years of any artist in 2017. Known by his stage name DRAM, the American R&B and hip hop virtuoso has humble beginnings in Hampton, Virginia and has since garnered more than 400 million streams for his track “Broccoli,” which features another breakout rapper by the name of Lil Yachty.
DRAM originally appeared on Gorillaz fifth studio album, Humanz, on songs “We Got The Power” and “Andromeda.” Now, the 29-year-old rapper puts his own carbonated twist on the original track.
Crack open DRAM’s special and out fizzes bubbly synths and DRAM’s characteristically infectious pop vocals, invigorating the listeners palette and leaving a saccharine aftertaste.
“Even when my tank’s on E I’ll still go to the party” sings DRAM, the track ultimately fading into party crowd chatter and a tsunami of mercurial synthesizers.
The infectiously warm DRAM has been releasing new songs all month long and he’s capping off a productive November with a surprise holiday EP called #1HappyHoliday. It features three delightfully mellow seasonal tracks: “Silver Bells” (which features his mom, lovingly referred to as BigBabyMom), “The Christmas Song,” and “#1HappyHoliday.” Listen below. [videoembed size=”full_width” alignment=”center”][/videoembed] … More »
DRAM, née D.R.A.M., has followed up his recent Rick Rubin-produced song “Check Ya Fabrics” with another new single. “Crumbs” is a floaty, kind of formless track that features Playboi Carti, and it comes with a little visualizer featuring DRAM and Carti as Peanuts characters. Listen below. More »
DRAM, who recently dropped the periods from his name in semi-comedic fashion, is back today with a new song produced by none other than Rick Rubin. “Check Ya Fabrics” is a loose, floaty, psychedelic R&B track with pitched-up vocals, like Kendrick Lamar spouting manipulated vocals over an outtake from Electric Ladyland but, like, … More »
Gorillaz headlined day two of The Meadows festival in New York City and hosted a parade of guests throughout their set including Mos Def/Yasiin Bey for “Stylo” off Plastic Beach and De La Soul for the classic “Feel Good Inc.” Two guests came out during songs off this year’s Humanz: Pusha T for “More »
Calvin Harris’ summer album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 has arrived and it features just about everyone popular in the music industry today. For the album’s second track, Calvin Harris teamed up with ScHoolboy Q, PartyNextDoor & D.R.A.M. on the song titled “Cash Out.” For “Cash Out,” ScHoolboy Q handles the majority of the vocals