SBTRKT: IMO

Elvis Costello and the Roots, SBTRKT, Kendrick Lamar and more in our weekly music recap

The typically reserved musician Aaron Jerome—better known as UK producer SBTRKT—bared a bit of himself this week with the surprise Twitter revealing of “IMO.” The unmixed and unmastered song is from new album recordings, and was posted in memory of his brother Daniel. In classic SBTRKT form, the video is a mysterious abstract work created by Lorenzo Durantini and the equally incognito design studio A …

Kwes: 36

Elvis Costello and the Roots, SBTRKT, Kendrick Lamar and more in our weekly music recap

Originally catching our eye in ’09 when he teamed up with Micachu for an outstanding mixtape (shortly before our video with the experimental artist), young British musician Kwes has been quietly carving out a name for himself with his beautifully soothing vocals, cultivated instrumentation and a unique neurological disorder chromesthesia, which allows him to see colors for different musical notes. “36” is a track off …

Pusha T: Nosetalgia (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Elvis Costello and the Roots, SBTRKT, Kendrick Lamar and more in our weekly music recap

While in London this week, we caught up with NTS radio host and DJ MarshMeLLo, who put us onto the obscure 1982 soul song “Wired For Games” from Detroit group C-Brand. An ideal Thursday groove, the track has all the makings for winding down the work week while getting ready for the excitement of the weekend with its smooth disco harmonies. The throwback tune has …