The 40 best hip hop and R&B tracks of 2018

December 20, 2018

2018 has been a very difficult year for ‘best of’ lists where hip hop and R&B is concerned. The often intertwined genres haven’t seen this much quality output for years, constant head-turning and critically acclaimed albums from artists both old and new have made the past 12 months the best in the scene since 2012. […]

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Best New Music Mondays ft. Jack River, Pataphysics & more (November 27th)

November 27, 2017

Whether you’re into some hard hitting rhymes coming from Omar Musa, intricate production style from Melbourne’s Pataphysics or some glorious new material from Jack River and Walken, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our new playlist and start adding to your own with these choice cuts from Australia and abroad.   ———- This content has recently been […]

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Single of the Day: Miguel “Pineapple Skies” (2017)

November 20, 2017

Miguel‘s new album WAR & LEISURE is just weeks off release, being put out in Australia through ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records and Sony Music Australia on December 1st. The fourth album from the LA R&B artist has some pretty big shoes to step into following the success of his last record WILDHEART, but after listening to WAR & LEISURE […]

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Five Albums You Must Listen To This Week (#007)

June 8, 2017

This week, we’re looking at some impressive LA R&B and Missouri-born hip hop, while taking a jump into Melbourne’s emo scene and right into Washington’s indie scene, as the likes of SZA, Chastity Belt and more are featured! Check out what our writers have to say about the following beloved records… SZA – Z (2014) by Lauren Ziegler Given […]

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Single of the Day: RL Grime ft. Miguel “Stay For It” (2017)

June 6, 2017

Two LA boys got into the studio recently to produce a slice of heat and yep, it’s pretty great. RL Grime and Miguel have come together on “Stay For It”, dropping just as the DJ/producer is about to embark on another huge American tour. The track soars with Grime’s production and Miguel’s remarkable R&B vocals and as Grime […]

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Miguel closes out Day One of the Spotify House at SXSW!

March 15, 2016

It’s been a hot day in Austin, potentially indicative of the calibre of musical talent punters are still to see at SXSW; as the temperatures continued to soar this afternoon, venues throughout the city began kicking into high gear, with SXSW Music just around the corner. The Spotify House returned for another year and their […]

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CHVRCHES, Vince Staples, Miguel and more to play the Spotify House at SXSW

February 23, 2016

The 2016 SXSW Spotify House has unveiled its roster of artists set to perform through SXSW Music this year and man, they’ve come out swinging! Last year saw the likes of Run the Jewels headline the house and this year, Spotify will be hosting acts including CHVRCHES, Miguel, Anderson .Paak, Vince Staples and more. The […]

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Chet Faker, Courtney Barnett, and Meg Mac join Kanye West, The Strokes, and Beck on the massive line up for Governors Ball 2016

January 8, 2016

Aussie acts continue to climb row by row on American festival lineup posters, with a great example being the massive new program for this year’s Governors Ball, which takes place in June on Randall’s Island Park in New York City. Headlined by the likes of Chicago rapper-producer Kanye West, indie rock gods The Strokes and […]

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The 50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B tracks of 2015: Part Two – The Top 25

December 23, 2015

It’s that time of the year again; we’ve already rounded up the full AU crew’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, but here’s something a bit different. The AU’s Chris Singh looks at the best hip-hop and R&B tracks of 2015 after countless hours (probably days; who knows) of picking apart the year’s best releases and […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2015: Part One – 40 to 31

December 17, 2015

Earlier today we finished up the countdown of our 40 favourite songs of 2015, and now we commence our top 40 albums of 2015, showcasing an eclectic mix of music from all over the world – including plenty here at home… Here we go with 40 to 31: 40. Miguel – Wildheart “This album is pure […]

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The 40 Best Songs of 2015: Part One – 40 to 31

December 15, 2015

Yes, that time of the year is here where we look back at our favourite songs from all around the world. Every day for the rest of the week we’ll be bringing you 10 more tracks to complete our collection of the 40 best songs of the year, as voted by our contributors. Here we […]

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Soulfest 2015 has been cancelled

October 14, 2015

In it’s second year, Soulfest was set to bring the likes of Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, and Black Star out to Australia. Unfortunately, weeks out from the event, those plans have been cancelled with organisers citing poor ticket sales as the reason. “…the financial loss that would be incurred by the event […]

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Album Review: Miguel – Wildheart (2015 LP)

August 17, 2015

Miguel has been setting the bar high with his music. For someone that has a striking ability to apply himself, Wildheart is a sophisticated work of art. Since 2012’s Kaleidoscope Dream, his experimentation with rock music has glued together his songs quite nicely, and the music on this record is no exception. The transition from his slick and contemporary […]

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