Young British rap troublemaker Slowthai won the fan-voted Hero Of The Year Award at the NME Awards tonight. He then spent the remainder of the evening making sure everyone immediately regretted voting for him. More »
Making his US television debut, Mura Masa teamed up with slowthai to perform their collaborative riot-pop anthem “Deal Wiv It” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The track appears on the 23 year-old producer’s sophomore studio album R.Y.C. and preceded the album release as one of four singles. R.Y.C. marked an artistic shift for Mura Masa away from his success as a dance music producer and towards nostalgic guitar punk music.
The duo’s live performance sees rapper slowthai get raucous as he jumps onto Fallon’s desk and rap to his face. Watch the full video below.
Since his joint track with Mura Masa, slowthai has hopped on Gorillaz‘s latest track, “Momentary Bliss.” The song is the highlight focus of the upcoming Gorillaz project Song Machine‘s debut episode, released Jan. 30.
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The last time Northampton rap troublemaker Slowthai performed on UK TV, he ended his performance by hoisting the (fake) severed head of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The guy knows how to make an impression. Last night, Slowthai and collaborator Mura Masa made their American TV debuts, performing together on The Tonight Show. Slowthai … More »
Gorillaz have never been shy about working with rappers—the virtual band’s catalog boasts work with rappers ranging from Del The Funky Homosapien to Snoop Dogg. Adding to those ranks, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have linked with British wavemaker slowthai and Slaves on “Momentary Bliss.” The band has also announced an upcoming project titled Song Machine—an episodic series that documents the creation of new music. Episode one, released January 30, centers around “Momentary Bliss.”
Song Machine once again highlights Gorillaz’s increasingly innovative approach in a modern and rapidly evolving release landscape. The nature of this latest project’s surprise delivery is the characteristically atypical quality that defines the Gorillaz project. Alongside each installment of the docu-series comes an additional treat called “Machine Bitez.” The feature will include snippets of conversations being held between the cartoon band members and real life collaborators.
Two days ago, Gorillaz started teasing the first “season” of a new project called Song Machine. Yesterday, we found out what it actually is — a series of collaborative singles, aka “episodes,” that will be released throughout the year. And today, the first installment has already arrived. More »
Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a staff list of the year’s best tracks, we present a bunch of personally selected top-10 lists from our staffers and contributors. So although our rundown of 2019’s best … More »
Production duo Take A Daytrip — made up of David Biral and Denzel Baptiste — have released a new song called “Lighthouse,” which sadly is not a theme song for the horror movie The Lighthouse. But the song does boast verses from Rico Nasty, Slowthai, and the LA rapper ICECOLDBISHOP, so that’s a … More »
Today Annie Mac announced the first phase of the 2020 lineup for her annual Maltese festival, Lost & Found. As always, dozens of Annie’s old friends including Eats Everything, Denis Sulta and Mella Dee are set to appear along with exciting newcomers like Slowthai and Helena Hauff.
Annie Mac is, unequivocally, one of the most respected human beings in music. When people look at all her endeavours; from her new podcast ‘Finding Annie’ to her ‘Annie Mac Presents’ event series and of course her nightly radio show on BBC Radio 1, what they know beyond a reasonable doubt is that she has earned the right to essentially do anything she wants in music.
What makes her so notable though is that this respect doesn’t come from her productions (of which she has none) or even her DJ sets. It comes from her impeccable and inimitable taste in music. Making a name for herself on the radio, picking tracks to get people through a portion of their day, her knack for curation is renowned, and over the past few years, she has extended that knack to live event curation in fine style.
View the full phase one roster for Lost & Found below. Tickets for AMP Lost & Found go on general sale at 10am GMT Friday 15th November.
Mura Masa and slowthai have proven again their formidable appeal as a producer-vocalist ensemble, linking up for the second time to say “Deal Wiv It,” another cheeky nuanced number, following last year’s “Doorman,” which appeared on slowthai’s Nothing Great About Britain LP.
“Deal Wiv It” packs melodic jaunts and bass struts, equal parts Talking Heads and The Clash, alongside slowthai’s painstakingly British, punky irreverence: “They say, ‘You’ve changed,’ / Fucking deal wiv it.”
Mura Masa’s next album, R.Y.C., is expected at the turn of 2020. The Grammy-winning “Walking Away” remixer recently collaborated with Clairo on “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again,” expected to appear on the official tracklist for the forthcoming LP. The new single arrives alongside a coinciding visual, starring both “Deal Wiv It” creators.
So far we’ve heard two songs from Mura Masa’s upcoming album R.Y.C., which stands for Raw Youth Collage. Clairo handled lead vocals on the phenomenal lead single “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again,” while Mura Masa himself grabbed the mic on “No Hope Generation.” Today, we get to hear … More »