As promised, The Weeknd released the final piece of the 2011 trilogy late last night. Echoes of Silence is nine tracks, including a genius cover of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” and production from Clams Casino.
This Week: Drake is back with superstar guests; Swedish electronic outfit Korallreven’s debut; Pterodactyl is noisy and bright; 31 years of R.E.M.; A synth-phonic release from Tycho.
James Blake spins a fantastically eclectic mix for BBC’s Radio 1 Essential Mix, blending dubstep, R&B and hip-hop with some classical favorites and even debuting some new tunes of his own. Two hours of awesome.
Is R&B back? Or maybe our original concept of the genre is evolving and broadening. Here are five artists that showcase R&Bs current progression.
Toronto R&B superstar The Weeknd has released the highly anticipated follow up to mega hit, House Of Balloons. Get the free mixtape, Thursday.
The idea of isolating artists based on region (let alone country) seems a tad backwards, but simply put, we’re in the midst of another Canadian wave of music.
Take R&B superstar Drake. Add electronic/dubstep/R&B wunderkind James Blake. Blend. What you get is a beautifully swirled half hour featuring the best of both artists in a killer mashmix: James Drake.
One of the most hyped mixtapes of the year so far, Houses Of Balloons features Toronto-based r+b butter-voice Abel Tesfaye. Beautiful and twisted jams that sample a variety of hipster-buzz sources, and some of the most NSFW lyrics you’ve heard in awhile. Get it.