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 …

C-Brand: Wired For Games

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

The Guardian gave readers a chance to hear what is likely a future classic with a Soundcloud preview of the newly released album Wise Up Ghost from Elvis Costello and the Roots. The legendary English singer’s croaky voice has been superbly paired with Questlove’s impeccable drum beats and hip-hop flair, undoubtedly leading a new generation to fall in love with Costello and his sagacious words. …