Lauryn Hill: Black Rage (Sketch)

Casey Spooner's #PrivateJam, Darkside's final tunes, Lauryn Hill sings about racism in the US and more in the music we tweeted this week

After the recent shooting of unarmed African-American teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, controversy ensued with race relations at the forefront. An outpouring of responses came in from various stakeholders and commentators, but few hold the power, creativity and simplicity of Lauryn Hill’s “Black Rage (Sketch).” Set to the tune of “My Favorite Things,” the lo-fi track was recorded in …

Le Sins: Bother

Casey Spooner's #PrivateJam, Darkside's final tunes, Lauryn Hill sings about racism in the US and more in the music we tweeted this week

Toro Y Moi, or Chaz Bundick, has dabbled in making dance-ier house music under the Les Sins moniker for some time, like 2012’s singles “Fetch” and “Taken.” This fall, Bundick further develops the alter-ego he’s built with a full-length LP Michael, and this week he’s shared the first single, “Bother”—an aggressive but catchy beat that echoes the repetitive style of Simian Mobile Disco’s debut album. …

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Casey Spooner's #PrivateJam, Darkside's final tunes, Lauryn Hill sings about racism in the US and more in the music we tweeted this week

Gorgeous Children: How We Do It Starting out with playful tooting and honking that sounds like it belongs in an old-fashioned animation, Gorgeous Children’s “How We Do It” quickly morphs into a breezy, but ultimately sex-driven song. Made up of rapper Face Vega and producer Gilamonsta, the hip-hop duo is signed to Jacques Greene’s label Vase. With Vega’s occasionally breathy, bravado-heavy vocals gliding perfectly atop …