Described by Jason Lindner as a mixture of "futuristic sounds at the crossroads of analog synth-pop, modern RnB and apocalyptic new wave,” The Buffering Cocoon's music, Now Vs Nows's second album, can’t be catagorized.
For years, the soulful London-based drummer, Richard Spaven, has played alongside greats like José James, Guru, Flying Lotus, Gregory Porter, and Bill Laurance. Now he's releasing Real Time, his second album as a leader.
Nothing pre-destined Stéphane Galland to be the link between the Indian, Balkan and African musical traditions. He devised this position himself through his travels in search of an ever deeper understanding of rhythm. Drummer, jazzman or musicologist - these labels are not enough to capture the essence of this absolute fan of groove.
Noname's first project (Telefone EP, 2016) featured an excellent young and introverted lyricist in transition to adulthood. Two years later, there’s been a change in tone. Her new album opens with, “Y'all really thought a bitch couldn't rap huh?” More confident, a little arrogant, and always socially relevant, Noname (real name Fatimah Warner) is at the top of her game on Room 25.
A rapper with a tortured soul, Mac Miller has had a career marked by greatness and decadence. After early success and the confirmation of his artistic individuality, his career ended on September 7 after several years of excess. The rapper, born Malcolm McCormick, was only 26.