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50 Cent featuring ScHoolboy Q – Flip On You

MusicComments ⋅ May 30, 2014
ScHoolboy Q has long shown admiration for 50 Cent, whose influence can be heard in much of Oxymoron. Now the two have collaborated on “Flip On You,” a bouncy number which is featured as a bonus track on 50′s upcoming album Animal Am...

Disclosure – Design Through Sound

MusicComments ⋅ May 29, 2014
It’s rather fitting that the soft-spoken, ostensibly reserved duo behind Disclosure would choose a face graphic as their icon, and a bit ironic that the graphic would become more iconic than the band members themselves. The brothers Lawrence –...

Kanye West Talks J Dilla’s Influence on His Work in “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton”

MusicComments ⋅ May 29, 2014
This week saw the release of Stones Throw Records documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton on DVD/Blu-ray. Coinciding with the release, Rolling Stone has unveiled 30 minutes of outtakes which includes archival footage of Peanut Butter Wolf and Charizma foo...

Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Danny Brown – Six Degrees

MusicComments ⋅ May 28, 2014
Legendary Wu-Tang rapper Ghostface Killah has been collaborating with a new wave of contemporaries as of late. Following his feature on Flume’s “Space Cadet” with Autre Ne Veut, his latest delivery titled “Six Degrees” e...

Gesaffelstein at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles

MusicComments ⋅ May 27, 2014
As the genre further integrates into pop culture, a new generation of electronic musicians strive to create new sensory experiences for live listeners. Amongst them is Gesaffelstein, the talented French techno artist, who took to the Fonda Theatre in...

Rick Ross Gives Advice on “Bad Rappers, Being Big and Sexism”

MusicComments ⋅ May 27, 2014
Rapper turned life coach Rick Ross recently started a life advice column in Rolling Stone magazine titled “Ask A Boss With Rick Ross.” Hosting the feature for a limited time, the MMG rapper addresses questions about life, work, school and...

Beyoncé’s Memorial Day Playlist

MusicComments ⋅ May 26, 2014
In honor of the Memorial Day holiday and the warm, sunny weather ahead, Beyoncé has put together a little playlist for your listening pleasure. Kicking off with Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” the mix includes classics like Mi...

Lana Del Rey – Shades of Cool

MusicComments ⋅ May 26, 2014
With her highly-anticipated Ultraviolence now slated to drop in just a few short weeks, songstress Lana Del Rey has released a brand new single off of the long-awaited LP. Entitled “Shades of Cool,” the track follows the release of “...

Check Out the SSENSE-Produced Music Video for Henry Krinkle’s “Stay”

MusicComments ⋅ May 26, 2014
Henry Krinkle’s “Stay” was released back in 2012 and quickly became a dance anthem thanks to its infectious tempo and syncopated vocal samples courtesy of Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable.” While the single has become one...

Beyonce – XO (John Mayer Cover)

MusicComments ⋅ May 24, 2014
In this cover, John Mayer puts a soulful twist on Beyonce’s recent album track “XO.” Flaunting his poignant vocals over an acoustic melody, the American folk artist presents an emotive iteration to the downtempo number, calmly closi...

Ed Sheeran “Sing” (Produced by Pharrell) Music Video

MusicComments ⋅ May 23, 2014
Following HYPETRAK’s premiere of Trippy Turtle’s rework to Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” earlier today, we now have the official music video for the original song. The clip follows Sheeran, Pharrell and their rowdy accomplice on a...

HYPETRAK TV: 2NE1 – No Boundaries

MusicComments ⋅ May 22, 2014
Though the burgeoning fashion scene in Korea has been well documented on our pages, the music scene is not to be neglected. G-Dragon ran away with the cover of our sold-out sixth print issue, and now K-pop female quartet 2NE1 joins their compatriot (...

HYPETRAK Mix: 20syl – Stack Patterns

MusicComments ⋅ May 22, 2014
For the latest addition to its exclusive mix catalog, HYPETRAK has tapped France’s 20syl of C2C. Chock-full of unreleased tracks, the mix is an appropriate follow-up to last week’s offering from Sapphire Slows. You can catch 20syl’s...

Lupe Fiasco and Futura Join U.S. Soccer Campaign for 2014 FIFA World Cup

MusicComments ⋅ May 21, 2014
U.S. Soccer has announced Lupe Fiasco and Futura as Music Director and Artistic Director, respectively, for the United States men’s team’s FIFA World Cup campaign this year. In his new role, Lupe Fiasco will be responsible for creating Sp...

Woodkid: Directing Creativity

MusicComments ⋅ May 21, 2014
It takes a certain set of skills to turn an artistic direction into something tangible and to great effect, and Yoann Lemoine, better known as Woodkid, is the man who makes it happen. Responsible for Pharrell Williams’ viral “Happy”...