Boulevards feat. Neon Indian: Nu Burn Ave (Intercruise)

A clear representation of present-day funk’s power and relevance, “Nu Burn Ave (Intercruise)” balances the signature uptempo edge and thoughtful, self-reflective core of Boulevards (aka Jamil Rashad). Musician and producer Neon Indian guests on the track with riveting harmonies undercut by spoken word exclamations. The track hails from Boulevards forthcoming album Hurtown, USA, out in December.

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Jesse Boykins III feat. Luke James: Likeminded In now-classic Jesse Boykins III style, the LA-based singer/songwriter has released a super-lush and sexy record in his latest release: Bartholomew LP. Featuring guest spots from Syd (of The Internet), Willow Smith, Trinidad James and J*Davey, it’s full of slightly left-of-center vibes but is still clearly influenced by icons like D’Angelo. Standout track “Likeminded”—which features Luke James—is sparkly …

Neon Indian: Annie

Looking like something recovered from an early ’90s VHS, Neon Indian’s “Annie” video is delightfully low-res and playful. Directed by Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) himself, the video matches the perky track—albeit taking place in a city rather than cashing in on the overtly tropical vibes. Undoubtedly a standout from 2015’s VEGA INTL. Night School (Neon Indian’s third album) “Annie” is made for Palomo’s endearing …