In celebration of their new album Humanz, the Damon Albarn-led Gorillaz performed the project in full to a very happy crowd in London’s new venue Printworks. As expected, they didn’t come alone, either — many of the collaborators joined the band on stage, including Danny Brown, Pusha T, Kelela, De La Soul, Noel Gallagher and Kali Uchis.
Check out social media clips from that amazing show below…Humanz (which can be pre-ordered here) drops 28th April. You can also see photos from the event (courtesy of Mark Allen) over at Electronic Beats.
Everything Stormzy does has to be big — such was the case with his recent appearance in BBC’s Live Lounge, which saw the South Londoner joined by Ghetts, J Hus, MNEK and Wretch 32. You can check out the group’s performance of ‘Blinded by You Grace’, ’21 Gun Salute’, ‘Bad Boys’ and ‘Godspeed’ above (you can get even more over at BBC)…if you haven’t already, you can check out Stormzy’s chart-topping albumGang Signs And Prayerhere.
In addition to Avelino breaking out a dope rendition of Chance The Rapper’s ‘All Night’, the North Londoner (along with the band who accompanied him) also blessed the viewers/listeners with a cover of Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, and Migos’ collaboration ‘Slide’.
NPR’s latest Tiny Desk concert sees London’s Sampha performing beautiful renditions of ‘Plastic 100°C’, ‘(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano’ and ‘Blood On Me’ — all taken from Sampha’s debut album Process. Enjoy that above.
Crazy. During a recent O2 tour stop (his final), Drake decided to bring out close friends Skepta, Popcaan, Nicki Minaj and more to the delight of the packed arena…you can check that out above and below. In related news, Skepta also decided to address being called a “crackhead” (as well as a recent outfit choice)…that’s been added below as well.
Also: Drake’s inclusion of Skepta, Giggs, Sampha and Jorja Smith had a positive effect on their individual sales as well…you more on that here.
So: Noisey is a dope top ten list commemorating the best UK emcees of all time (watch that here), and D Double E took the crown. In celebration of, the Grime veteran and Newham General performs his new single, ‘How I Like It’.
This is super dope: during a recent visit to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge series, Stormzy breaks out a crazy cover of Kanye West and Chance The Rapper’s The Life Of Pablo collaboration ‘Ultralight Beam’. Just another reason to be excited for Stormzy’s forthcoming album Gang Signs & Prayer…speaking of, you can catch the South Londoner breaking down the new album (which can be pre-ordered here) in a recent interview with The Guardian.
This past weekend, Ed Sheeran was the performing guest on Saturday Night Live, mainly in support of his forthcoming album ÷ (released 3rd March; pre-order here). Above and below, he performs the new tracks ‘Shape of You‘ and ‘Castle on the Hill‘.
Taken from the BBC Sound of 2017 alum’s new album Human, which can be streamed in full below. For the many who missed it, we’ve also included Rag’n’Bone Man’s live performance of ‘Ego’ at last year’s Lowlands Festival.
It’s been 10 years since Skrillex shared the stage with former band From First To Last (he left in 2007); following their new track together last month, fans rejoiced as the group hit the stage at Los Angeles’ Emo Night. You can check out footage of that live reunion above and below.
Run The Jewels become the latest guests to perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. Check out Killer Mike and El-P’s super-small (yet still-awesome) set above. If you haven’t already, you can enjoy RTJ3here.