Choke is a welcome continuation of the darker themes and genre bending of Am I a Girl?
Poppy's debut album is a good collection of pop songs, but doesn't quite live up to her unique Internet personality.
Omar Souleyman is dropping his new album To Syra, With Love on June 2 via Diplo's Mad Decent label, and it's great to hear the singer's magnetic style of dabke continue to break through in the West. This latest single, "Chobi," is probably his most techno-oriented offering yet.
Earlier this year, Diplo, CL, RiFF RAFF, and OG Maco came together for a hot single called "Doctor Pepper." Now it has a suitably wild video.
Mad Decent and Jeffree's are teaming up once again this month for a compilation titled What Is A Jeffree?. They're planning on dropping every track from this 12-song comp until its eventual release on October 30th. "Overload" is the second track to drop from this thing, and features from massive dancehall rhythms spliced with vocal samples that sound like they're lifted straight from a Bollywood musical or something. Kudos to Ape Drums on the gargantuan production on this one, and Gappy Ranks on the great vocal feature, too.
A handful of tracks from South African music producer Sibot. He's pretty versatile, effectively pumping out tracks that are equally influenced by wonky, hip hop, and dubstep-style bangers. The final track feels pretty Daft Punk-esque as well. Enjoy!