In this column, I cover songs for you to nod your head to in the EDM scene [electronic dance music, not extra dancey music, for those not in the know]. In events you must check out this week, take a look at SubDistrick! for all your drum’n’bass needs.
The Roots–When The People Cheer
Hip-hop stalwarts The Roots return with a new single off the group’s 11th album And Then You Shoot Your Cousin due out later this year.
The second single off the new album Nabuma Rubberband releasing on May 13, like “Klapp Klapp”, “Paris” has the undeniably effervescent groovy. As I have said before, Little Dragon can do no wrong.
Bishop Nehru–Her Ballad (Dymeclin)
NY emcee Bishop Nehru began by posting work on the Odd Future forum; since then he has opened for the Wu-tang Clan and released his first mixtape when he was 15. His flow belies his young age, as seen on this track.
Baltimore native TEK.LUN (Rashad Williams) is one of the newest members of the growing L.A. label HuhWhat&Where Recordings whose star-studded roster includes producers (and previous Crossfade Roulette features) Kaytranada, Ta-ku, and Falcons. His album Ridin’ Round released on March 31.
Phantogram–Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination)