Steven A. Clark yesterday released his poignant post-breakup album, Fornication Under The Consent of the King. Sounding like a blend between Aloe Blacc and The Weeknd with dashes of The Neptunes, Steven digs deep into his heartache, wading in the desolate depths of his sadness and jadedness. Arguably, it may be the mens that do it best when it comes to emo. Remember Kanye's 808s & Heartbreak? Yeah, ish was depressing.
There are definitely going to be some weeping bros that will find secret relatability here. And we're gonna let you have that. It's all a free download and the full stream is available on Consquence of Sound, in case you're crying so hard that you can't wait for the download to complete.
Steven A. Clark - Fornication Under The Consent of the King [Download]
“Where Does the Time Go?” by Australian soul and funk band The Bamboos features some welcome vocals from Aloe Blacc. Fit for a snappy summer pop tune, the sound is mellow and a little bouncy with an easy sing-a-long melody holding a dreamy promise.
The Bamboos will be dropping their fifth album, Medicine Man, on May 21.
The Bamboos - “Where Does the Time Go?” ft. Aloe Blacc
The famed Red Bull Music Academy will be hosting three back to back events with some New York musical legends to celebrate the application phase for this year's program. For those unfamiliar, RBMA is an international music workshop held in a different city each year. In 2011, musicians were brought to Madrid, this year the Academy will be held in New York City.
See below for details all the awesomeness to ensue!
Also, be sure to enter our contest to win a free pair of tickets!
The Gary Bartz Project with featured guests Bilal & Aloe Blacc
Wednesday, January 25th
8:30pm @ Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore St.
The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show (+ DJ Shortkut)
Thursday, January 26th
10pm @ Mighty SF
119 Utah St.
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Posdnous and Trugoy (Dave) of De La Soul have adopted the monikers of Jacob "Pop Life" Barrow and Deen “D” Whittier to present their newly founded First Serve duo. Above, you can find a characteristically quirky intro to these fine young men.
On April 2nd, First Serve will be releasing a concept album centered around "the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes." French production team 2 & 4 will be laying down the beats for the project. Take a listen to the first single, "Pushin' Aside, Pushin' Along," below - smooth like butter. In absolute delight we are.
At the very end of this post, you'll also find The Goon Time Mixtape, which features the duo rapping over reworked instrumentals from Nas, Jay-Z, Jurassic 5, The Beatles, Aloe Blacc, Eminem, Run DMC, and B.B. King.