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Lake Street Dive – Fun Machine

  It’s been a minute, but there’s been an LP that I’ve had on repeat for the past few weeks. I’m not a jazz aficionado. At the best, I would label myself a jazz enthusiast. I […]

· Feb, 20 · in Audio

Listen: M.I.A. x Lorde – Royal Planes

Mashups are a funny animal. More often than not, their success is predicated upon gimmicks and novelty, and while neither one of those things amount to much of anything when it comes to skillful composition, […]

· Oct, 29 · in Audio,Mashup

Childish Gambino Releases ‘Clapping For The Wrong Reasons’ (Director’s Cut)

Donald Glover has tweeted the live stream of some sort of film titled ‘Clapping For The Wrong Reasons’ that was teased a few weeks’ back. I’m not really sure what’s going on with this so far […]

Aug, 15

New Music Mondays – Stream John Mayer’s ‘Paradise Valley’

  Whether it’s his douchey persona or his All-Star lineup of female conquests (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Simpson, Cameron Diaz, Minka Kelly, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry) that is second only to Derek Jeter, […]

Aug, 13

New Music: The Weeknd, The Naked And Famous, Solange, & Childish Gambino

The second half of 2013 is filled with anticipated albums. Recently, a few artists gave us a sneak peek on their upcoming releases.   The Weeknd told us a few months back that a new […]

Aug, 01

Childish Gambino Returns with ‘Centipede’

Out of nowhere, the Childish Gambino has returned from his hiatus and graced us with a brand new track. Similarly out of nowhere, I have returned from my hiatus to grace you with a brand new […]

Jul, 24

Listen: CHVRCHES – Falling (Haim Cover)

Our crush on CHVRCHES has been well-documented. As we wait for their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, to be released in September, CHVRCHES played a new song to hold us over. Appearing […]

Jul, 09

New Music Mondays – Lorde

It’s been a minute since I have written a post and probably not too surprising that I’m writing about a young woman. In March 2013, 16 year old Ella Yelich-O’Connor dropped her first EP, The Love Club. […]

Jun, 24

Listen: Taku’s 50 Days For Dilla and 25 Nights For Nujabes

Ta-ku is one of the most prolific and exciting producers I’ve come across in quite some time, and while a catalogue of his size (a gargantuan collection of EPs and singles) this early in a […]

Jun, 10

Listen: CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry covers Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name”

Before CHVRCHES was CHVRCHES and she became a person of (unwavering and unhealthy) interest here at YFW, Lauren Mayberry fronted another Scottish band called Blue Sky Archives. While little is known of this not well-publicized […]

Jun, 05

Remix Roundup: Yinyues

Biggie remixes are a dime a dozen, and while there are plenty of amazing ones out there, there are just as many ill-conceived, uninspired, and generally speaking, awful ones that have been made. So when […]

May, 31

Listen: CHVRCHES, Haerts, Crutchfield Sisters, and The Limousines

Warm weather’s on deck and that means one thing. Denim shorts. Well, denim shorts and it’s that magical time of the year again when DJs, producers, and independent and dependent artists alike begin to slow […]

May, 30