New Track: M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”


A new version of M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” just dropped today as a single from her upcoming album. Originally appearing on her Vicki Leekx mixtape, this new version will be available everywhere tomorrow for download. The accompanying video is set to drop this Friday.

M.I.A.’s fourth album, which is still in the works, will be released this summer.

Finally, word on the street is that she’ll be making a surprise appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show to perform “Give Me All Your Luvin’” with collaborator Madonna.

Stream on Pitchfork.

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New Track: Frank Ocean – “Voodoo” [Snippet]


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Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr again to leave us with yet another mysterious set of sounds. This particular treat is called “Voodoo,” and has a relatively slowed down, relaxed vibe. Clocking in at 1:38, it’s difficult to exactly where this track while show up, if anywhere. Alas, a very repeatable one minute and thirty eight seconds it is – we’ll take it.

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New Track: Zaki Ibrahim – “Something In The Water”


Love this lady. Zaki Ibrahim’s music instantly left its mark on us back when we heard her Iqra In Orange debut, which is criminally slept on. “Something In The Water” is a dubbed out soulful house tune laced with Zaki’s mesmeric vocals.

Word is that the next album, Every Opposite, is in the works, too! Giddy can’t begin to describe how we feel.

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Video: Iman Omari – “Worth It”


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Los Angeles bred Iman Omari is about to give some of these singer boys a run for their money. The uber stripped down, beautifully colored, and ultra sexy smoky video for “Worth It” reminds us of one of our favorites in recent time, Frank Ocean.

In case you are already itching for another fix (which you are), head over to Iman’s page for a free download of his recent Energy project.

Thank you much to our gal Christine Mehr for putting us on to this one!

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Video: Estelle – “Thank You” + Tour Dates


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“Thank you, cos now I know what I don’t want,” reads the opening frame of Estelle’s new “Thank You” video. Real ish. By now, pretty much everyone has to know and love this hypnotizing tune with its dipping sitar and unearthly feel. The video is equally both dreamy and sobering with its desaturated visuals, dipping into shadows and evocative framing.

The upcoming album, All of Me, will be available on February 28th.

Enter our contest for a chance to win tickets to Estelle’s US tour!

Tour Dates
2/2 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
2/3 – Chicago, IL – Double Door
2/4 – Cincinnati, OH – Mixx Lounge
2/6 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
2/8 – San Diego, CA – Anthology
2/9 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
2/10 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
2/13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
2/14 – New Orleans, LA – The Howlin Wolf
2/15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (Peacock Room)
2/16 – Austin, TX – Antones
2/18 – Birmingham, AL – Old Car Heaven
2/20 – Atlanta, GA – CenterStage
2/22 – Washington, DC – The Birchmere
2/23 – Boston, MA – Regata Bar – 2 Shows
2/26 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
2/28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza – Album Release Show
3/3 – Nashville, TN – Indulge
3/5 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Life

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