Riviera Maya’s Accessible Oasis, Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Eco-conscious travelers will feel a world away at this ocean-meets-jungle property

For those seeking a “fly and flop” vacation—an easy trip to a beautiful destination with plenty of lounging around—finding the ideal spot can be difficult. Plenty of hotels that cater to that idea are massive, a little soulless, or don’t focus on details beyond the cocktails. Anybody interested in an easy vacation that also means supporting the local community, conserving the environment, enjoying design and …

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Classic hip-hop, experimental soundscapes, sample-heavy tunes and more in our musical round-up

Rapsody: Ibtihaj Named for Ibtihaj Muhammad (the first American to wear a hijab when competing for the USA in the Olympics), new single “Ibtihaj,” from North Carolina rapper Rapsody, heavily samples GZA’s “Liquid Swords” and also features the Wu Tang member. Unlike the 1995 track, this release includes the immediately recognizable vocals of D’Angelo. The infectious groove will appear on Rapsody’s upcoming album EVE, which …

Sig Nu Gris: To Un​-​know

Melbourne-based sound designer Sig Nu Gris has just released her rich and textured “To Un-know”—an enthralling, jungle-inflected ambient tune. The track is equal parts dreamy, distorted and haunting, with a vocal sample weaving in and out along the way. “To Un-Know” is her debut release (care of Spirit Level) and she says, “When making music, part of me tries to create something that will tickle …