Vi stjæler konceptet fra VH1 og bruger de næste to dage på Frank Oceans bedste sange. Ocean har opnået stor succes med sit nyeste album Channel Orange, og vi prøver at forstå, hvorfor hans sange appellerer så bredt som de tilsyneladende gør. Unge smukke mænd, patos og R'n'B er en særlig trylledrik, som før har betaget en hel generation, men spørgsmålet er, om gratissamfundet også har medført at vores popstjerner anno 2012 går i lasede klæder, og at deres musik mister den overmenneskelige produktionsfernis, som en boomende musikøkonomi kunne genere i popmusikken guldalder. I dag sætter vi fokus på nummeret [...]
It was while I was away, working in New York, that Frank Ocean released his debut studio album Channel Orange, and my sense of bizarre marvel at all that differentiated Los Angeles from New York came into focus.
On Independence Day this year, Frank Ocean published a beautiful open letter to the Internet. In it, he claimed allegiance to no sexual orientation and eschewed labels, instead wanting to tell readers about a man he fell desperately in love with, the same man who broke his heart. To be able to pair such candor with a body of work that can sometimes be obtuse and abstract is a luxury we rarely get from our favorite pop stars, and perhaps this is why Ocean's open letter plucked our heartstrings in such a way that the message resonated long after we [...]
Il y a longtemps que le R&B ne s’était fait entendre ici... Puis, l’auteur-compositeur Frank Ocean a frappé un grand coup. À l’annonce de son nouvel album, Channel Orange, devant paraître le 17 juillet prochain, un premier titre canon, Pyramids. Neuf minutes. Neuf minutes de bon temps pour ceux qui aiment le R&B. Ce n’est pas tout, le chanteur, qui assure la première partie de Coldplay lors de la tournée européenne, annonce également une série de spectacles aux États-Unis et dans quelques villes canadiennes, cet été. L’an dernier, le chanteur de la Nouvelle-Orléans s’était illustré avec la mixtape [...]
You may have not heard of Frank Ocean just yet, but you've certainly heard his work with artists like Justin Bieber and John Legend.
Madonna - Future Lovers "If you're holding on to a dream that's gone" Dragonette - The Right Woman "Whether you're looking for corruption or a saviour" M.I.A. - Marsha/Britney "I've got imitators, haters and some psychos" Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse - Revenge (feat. [...]
BBC Sounds Of 2011: Frank Ocean Frank Ocean had a chance to sit down with BBC at the Vine Theatre in Hollywood for a interview about Nostalgia, Ultra as well as his forthcoming LP and how he got hooked up with the Oddfuture gang, Jay Z & Kanye West. His mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra has been on a constant circulation since its release and has just been nominated for a grammy. [...]
Never exactly the champion of underground talent, this year's BBC Sound of.... poll still has a distinctly behind the times feel about it. Taken from the opinions of 184 music industry experts, the top five looks like this: 1. Michael Kiwanuka 2. Frank Ocean 3. Azealia Banks 4. Skrillex [...]
For those not aware, BBC highlights the most promising new music with “ Sound Of 2012 “. This week Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 will be counting down the Top 5 acts. This is no surprise that this artist made it in the Top 5. Placing #2 is Frank Ocean . Frank is an American singer-songwriter and rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. A member of OFWGKTA . I was impressed when he covered Coldplay's Strawberry Swing [...]
Frank Ocean is very good Recently, we've been spending the dead time between Christmas and New Year working our way through a tin of quality street and catching up on Coronation Street. While we were doing that, however, our tip for 2012 was included in Tom Robinson 's round-up of 6Music's listeners' predictions of who will be big next year in the world of pop music in his Now Playing show. We chose Frank Ocean - he's undoubtedly already made an impression with his Nostalgia/Ultra mixtape, released for free [...]
Kuedo Also peep the ambient and the comps/reissues lists. #25 Tiger & Woods - Through the Green [Running Back] STREAM PREVIEW: #24 Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album [Brainfeeder] STREAM "CUSHION": [...]
1 Kendrick Lamar - "Rigamortus" 2 Kanye West & Jay-Z - "Niggas In Paris" 3 M83 - "Midnight City" 4 Nas - "Nasty" 5 SBTRKT - "Wildfire" f. Yukimi Nagano 6 Common - "Ghetto Dreams" f. Nas [...]
If you thought Hip-Hop was dead in 2011, you weren't following Mostly Junk Food. MJF's Top 25 Hip-Hop Songs of 2011- in concert with tomorrow's Top 25 Albums (Not Just Hip-Hop, As Some Of Our Other Writers Have Diverse and Interesting Tastes) of 2011- will shed light on the most important and influential work of the year. Study and memorize this shit. Hit the jump for the best list of the year. A word on the rankings: I didn't listen to the Beastie Boys album this year. I acknowledge the real possibility that [...]
The Weeknd was another one of this years most blogged about artists with the two mixtapes released in 2011. The first House of Balloons is one of my personal favorites. It is one of the few records that I can listen to start to finish. ♪ The Weeknd - High For This (from House of Ballons) More Weeknd: website [...]
Did you know that "Pop-Up Video" is back ? Neither did we until a few hours ago, but even VH1 is trying to clamor to the music industry of yesteryear. Not that we're complaining here at Sloane. I mean who wouldn't want to know that Britney shaved her head during the filming of "Womanizer ." While we doubt any of our favorite videos of 2011 will be showing up on VH1 anytime soon, we do think they'll keep you entertained for the next forty-odd minutes. From the animated, to the sentimental, to the really weird, we've got you covered. [...]
The BBC's annual self-fulfilling prophecy was published last night, with writers, radio producers, DJs and assorted other pundits all explaining who is going to be A Big Deal next year. Of course, sometimes things don't quite go to plan (paging Mona) - but broadly, you can expect to be hearing rather more of the 15 acts on this list over the course of the next year. The odds of familiarity are even higher this year because, for reasons best known to themselves, the voters have decided to nominate a handful of bands who are already a certifiable Big [...]
Two years ago, I ran a series of guest posts from people involved in Irish music featuring their top 5 Irish acts at that moment. This time around, I thought I'd shift the focus to international and as...
A clutch of new artists are bringing the rhythm, the blues, and, perhaps most importantly, the soul back to R&B. And they're doing it without rehashing sounds of bygones eras. I. "Rhythm and blues music" has always been a rather slippery expression. Essentially replacing "race records" as the terminology used by the industry as a catchall idiom for music made by, and for, black America, some would say it has been more of an ideal than a fully functioning genre. At different times soul, funk, blues, and rock'n'roll have all been a part of the R&B sound. Over the [...]
Bowery Presents has revealed that Lana Del Rey & Frank Ocean will each play their own Bowery Ballroom shows.
Welcome to the Prefix Power Rankings, where we take a look at who's the hottest in their chosen genre. Today, we look at perhaps the most important classification of musician around: male R&B singers. Every good R&B singer is like an academic paper: he has a thesis, and he develops and defends that thesis. Every R&B singer's thesis is that the listener should have sex with them. They develop this thesis throughout the course of their career, justifying their existence using several points of defense: physical appearance, charisma/public persona, street cred, and [...]