Watch Kali Uchis Cover Björk’s “Venus As A Boy”

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Last April, Kali Uchis released her fantastic debut album, Isolation, one of the best releases of the year. Since then, we’ve seen her masterful, star-quality performance at Governors Ball and heard her collaboration with Tyler, The Creator. She More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

28 Essential Reggaeton Songs From The Early 2000s To Now

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I was born in San Francisco, CA to two Chicano musicians who connected over their complete obsession with playing and studying music. Once we were old enough to hold instruments, my sister and I expressed some reticence about performing with our parents, but due in part to the closeness of the Mexican family unit and … More »

Breaks With Tradition: “Impeach The President”

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Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through the years. More »

Tyler, The Creator – “See You Again” Video (Feat. Kali Uchis & A$AP Rocky)

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Tyler The CreatorTyler, The Creator has spent much of the year releasing loosies and freestyles, but today he’s revisiting a track from his most recent proper full-length, 2017’s Flower Boy, to release a new music video for the track “See You Again.” The video was directed by Tyler, under his alter ego Wolf … More »

Morrissey, Cardi B, Kali Uchis Headlining Tropicália Music & Taco Festival 2018

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If you’re tired of seeing the same artists on the festival circuit, Tropicália Music & Taco Fest might be for you. This year’s festival will take place at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, California on 11/3 and 11/4. The headliners include Morrissey, Cardi B, Mac Demarco, Mazzy Star (in their first US performance in … More »

Kali Uchis delivers her sultry cover of Kayne West’s ‘Paranoid’ on BBC Radio 1

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Kali Uchis delivers her sultry cover of Kayne West’s ‘Paranoid’ on BBC Radio 1Kali Uchis

There is much more than what meets the eye with singer/songwriter beauty Kali Uchis. She is a genre-bending multi-threat that sings, writes her own music, along with producing, directing, and credentials as a spirited saxophone and piano player. She recently stopped into Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and gave the low on what’s up in the world of one of the brightest new songwriting forces out there. She performed three sultry selects, “Just A Stranger,” “After The Storm,” and a cover of 808s and Heartbreak standout “Paranoid” by Kanye West in exquisite fashion.

When asked about why she choose a Kanye song she explained that, “808s & Heartbreak was inspirational” in her formative years, continuing, “he was trying to do something different with his voice, and the heart in it…is really special.” While many people might be intimidated to cover such an intricate Kanye product, Uchis slays it in her signature sound and characteristically soulful touch. Check out Kali Uchis’ whole BBC Radio 1 performance below and catch the Kayne cover at around 18 minutes in.

Kali Uchis – “Paranoid” (Kanye West Cover)

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Kali UchisKali Uchis put out one of the year’s best albums so far with her debut full-length Isolation, a heady, intoxicating blend of pop, old-school R&B, funk, and soul music. She’s spent the months since then putting a backing band together and honing her live show, and yesterday, she stopped by BBC Radio … More »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

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Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late ’60s? National leaders were gunned down right and left. Entire generations were asserting themselves loudly. War was erupting, and nobody seemed quite certain why. People were walking on the moon. Hippie cults were chopping people up. A few … More »

Kali Uchis Proves She’s A Star At Governors Ball

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Kali UchisA music festival is a weird place to see any band. If a concert is supposed to be an artist transporting you into their world for an hour or so, a festival set is sort of the opposite of that. But every festival performance is predicated on the shared illusion that it is that and … More »