Who knew that dubstep could fight crime? LA’s Skrillex did! The Deadmau5 prodigy’s “First Of The Year” features a chubby-cheeked a** kicker who probably doesn’t listen to Barney before her fights.
In the world of music, the word “cover” invokes thoughts of bad singing and a fuzzy webcam. Yuna, a folk popper from Malaysia, changed our minds with her smooth, haunting cover of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.” P.S. – see if you can spot Pharell!
Indie rock legends The Gift prove that age is just a number. With 17 years under their belt, the Portuguese quartet’s “Race is Long” shows that they won’t be sitting on anyone’s bench anytime soon.
Brazillian bosso nova songstress (and temptress) Luisa Maita woos us with “Lero-Lero” from her album of the same name. Combining her tropical influence and that smoldering, melodic voice, her seduction will probably work on you, too. Watch out!
I ain’t afraid of no Ghostpoet! The UK rapper uses the ghoulish powers that be to fuse dubstep and hip hop in “Cash and Carry Me Home” – a haunting song and an even spookier music video.
Keep your translator handy! Jack Parow (and his signature snapback) is back with Afrikaan rap in “Byellville.” If you didn’t think he was cool before, the platinum-selling lyricist brags that he’s so next level, his “groupies has groupies.” Okay, sir....
UK rapper Ghostpoet performs a musical balancing act in “Liiines.” Earning nods from both hip hop and grime crowds, the spectacled soul spitter toes the liiines of both genres perfectly.
Ghostpoet sleepwalks through the streets of London in the mv for “Survive It.” The UK rapper spits his signature relaxed rhymes outfitted in a plush bathrobe and coffee mug in tow. Nighty night!
We guess Gui Boratto’s glass is half full. “Beautiful Life,” an up-tempo electro cut, shows that the producer’s perspective is rightfully in tune. With a lovely wife providing the vocals and a strong following in Brazil’s techno scene, Boratto lives a...
Jamaica’s Gyptian is such a trendsetter. He already pulls us closer with reggae-tinged piano pings in “Hold You,” and the Ricky Blaze-produced track has prompted remixes from Nicki Minaj, Major Lazer, and Lady Saw. All that popularity makes us feel much...
Party over here…and there…and way over there too? Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys give us VIP passes to their techno, hip hop, fist pump-worthy “International Party.”
Read a page from Lana Mir’s diary in “These Days.” The Ukrainian singer tells a reminiscent story with her clear, distinct voice, creating the ultimate musical page turner.
GusGus alludes to the days of rave parties, glow sticks, and artificial fog in “Over” from the album Arabian House. The Icelandic house music doctors have been at it since 1995, proving that timeless music never goes out of stylestyle.