We’re not exactly sure of what your Easter traditions are, but we are willing to bet that you’ve never celebrated it quite like this. In a first ever SOM Exclusive, the insanely gifted Ebony Bones blesses music lovers with a special Ebony Bones Soundsystem Easter Mix.
Reworking songs by The Cure, Beyoncé, Azealia Banks, Nightcrawlers, Flosstradamus/DJ Sliink and more, the collection is beaming with the infectious vivacity that only Ms. Bones can bring. And to make things even sweeter, Ebony treats fans to three brand new tracks that may or may not appear on her forthcoming album, Behold A Pale Horse (due this summer).
As if this wasn’t epic enough, make sure to also get a first look at the upcoming video for “Bread & Circus” (directed by Jeniffer Delia and Julie Pacino).
After much anticipation, it’s clear that 2013 already belongs to Ebony Bones—stream the Easter mix and watch the teaser below.
As we continue to celebrate the very beginning of 2013, Azealia Banks has unleashed a taste of what’s to come on her forthcoming debut LP, Broke with Expensive Taste. It may not be the album’s anticipated first single, but ”BBD” certainly delivers that signature potty-mouthed shit talking charm that only Azealia can bring to a track.
And while you’re at it, check out Azealia’s feature on our BEST OF 2012 list!
As one of the industry’s hardest working up and comers, Azealia Banks is back with another must-see visual. Bringing the colorful, quirky and deliciously over-the-top perspective of Ms. Banks to life yet again, the video for “Atlantis” is simply faultless. Whether you love or hate her, no one can deny that Azealia is doing an wonderful job at making sure that all eyes are watching her.
Azealia Banks is carrying the torch of the 90’s house as if her life depended on it. She manages to be fresh and retro all at once. It’s almost as if she’s not a new artist yet a familiar presence that has been slept on long enough. With every release, the polarizing star becomes more hated or loved. I am on the latter end. Her latest visual “Luxury” taken from her Fantasea mixtape is an ode to her beloved NY. While some claim her artistry is redundant, others deem her necessary, I say let’s take it one step at a time and walk the tightrope.
As anticipation for her debut album, Broke with Expensive Taste, continues to build, Azealia Banks has dropped the official video for “1991.” I’m not sure about you guys, but Azealia has pulled me in yet again; this girl proves what on-screen presence is all about. Addicted ain’t the word…
Ever since unleashing the viral sensation that is “212,” Azealia Banks has quickly become one of the most-discussed artists in the music realm. As we inch closer and closer to the unveiling of her anticipated debut LP, Broke with Expensive Taste, Azealia intensifies her buzz with the release of her show-stopping mixtape, Fantasea.
In every way, the mixtape encapsulates Azealia’s larger-than-life persona; blending her ferociously slick flows with the sounds of NY-style hip-hop, electro-dance, and the underground ballroom scene, Fantasea confirms that there is no stopping the future superstar.
Azealia Banks just cannot be denied. In her latest attack, Azealia beats the shit out of the Machinedrum-produced “Aquababe” and delivers the effortless, action-packed prowess that we all have come to expect from her. Say what you want about the rising MC, but she is taking advantage of all her buzz in the best way, using every moment to prove why she is a stand-out from the crowd.
The track is taken from Azealia’s upcoming mixtape, Fantasea, due July 4.
As massive buzz around her name continues to accumulate, Azealia Banks has unveiled the album art for her upcoming EP, 1991. Eye-catching with understated ferocity, the cover evokes the familiar sense of intrigue that radiates from her music.
1991 will be released digitally on May 29th and physically on June 12th.
Just when we all thought that Azealia Banks‘ wild, tongue-twisting viral sensations were promising, her unforgettable appearance at Coachella confirms that she hasn’t even gotten started yet.
In her first official US gig, Azealia was in full command of vivacious waves of music lovers. No polytechnics, no backing track, no gimmicky distractions; just effortless, raw talent. Bringing the energy of her mesmerizing flows, big and bold beats, and infectious persona to new life, Ms. Banks showed early signs of an unstoppable force destined for the heights of the music world.
The latest featured cover in Shakka‘s “Shakkapella” series finds the singer/rapper taking on Azealia Banks’ internet sensation, “212,” meshed with hints of Chris Brown’s “Beautiful People.”
Is there anything that this man cannot do? Considering that Azealia Banks left such a strong and unique stamp on the original “212,” it would require a wildly creative individual to make it their own, without getting lost in the song’s vibrant energy and personality. And it looks like Shakka is the man for the job.
As a true breath of fresh air, Shakka never fails to impress. If you have not yet, download his mixtape here.
For all of those who assumed that Azealia Banks was just a fire-breathing one-trick pony: think again. Amidst the major buzz surrounding her, Azealia has released yet another track that will surely keep her name as the topic of countless conversations. On “NEEDSUMLUV (SXLND),” Ms. Banks gives her tongue-twisting rhymes a breather and embraces her inner-songbird over an Aaliyah-sampled beat that sticks to the brain.
Not only does the track showcase the versatility of Azealia’s talent, but it also reveals a layer of her story that will resonate with many. Isn’t this the formula for a superstar?
Azealia Banks is making noise. Glorious noise that is. Her newest offering, “Liquorice” displays more of her crisp and equally-addictive rhymes as she takes her sound to the next level. It’s the combination of Azealia’s skills and the undeniable dance-heavy production that makes this liquorice so damn sweet. This track proves that she can certainly compete with a certain Minaj–and win.