Sounds like: Chet Faker, James Blake, Drake Song: elkkle - Diderot What's so good? It's hard to pinpoint elkkle's intentions in "Diderot." The latest from the Australian performer, whose music seems to share the same smoke and mirror routine he has as an artist, feels confusing and erratic, but still oddly the work of genius. Show More Summary
Retired tennis star James Blake, who was tackled and wrongfully detained by plainclothes NYPD officers in 2015, will drop his excessive-force claim against the city. In exchange, the city has agreed to create a fellowship in Blake's name to help others navigate the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the city agency that oversees complaints of police brutality. [ more › ]
Tennis star James Blake has agreed to drop his right to sue New York after he was mistakenly arrested and tackled by police. In exchange, a legal fellowship will be … Click to Continue »
As part of the deal with the former pro tennis player, the city will create a new position within the agency that investigates police misconduct.
A fellowship named after James Blake has been created to help those who report police misconduct to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Sounds like: King Krule, James Blake, Salvia Palth Song: Yellow Days - So Terrified of You Own Mind What's so good? Yellow Days' single "So Terrified Of Your Own Mind" is a stripped down obscure R&B ballad suited for the masses. Sometimes...Show More Summary
Sounds like: James Blake, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Bon Iver Song: Pelorus - Alive What's so good? Talk about a strong debut. New Zealand born, and now Bristol-based, artist Pelorus really impressed me with his first public offer, which...Show More Summary
Monday show options in the NYC area include: James Blake at MoMA's annual "Party in the Garden," Franz Ferdinand, a Sufjan Stevens' 'Planetarium' listening party at an actual planetarium, Mutoid Man, and more. Continue reading…
Radiohead head out on their European tour next week. Opening for them at various stops are James Blake, Oliver Coates, and Junun—a project featuring Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur, and the Rajasthan Express. Today, Greenwood has confirmed that he will be part of Junun’s lineup during those shows. Show More Summary
Sounds like: How To Dress Well, James Blake, Autre Ne Vert Song: Active Child - Cruel World What's so good? It feels like an eternity since Active Child has released any new tunes, but today the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist and...Show More Summary
Tonight marks the deadline for British citizens to register to vote in the upcoming general election on June 8, in which constituents will vote for candidates to represent their respective districts in Parliament, ultimately determining the next Prime Minister. Show More Summary
The London electronic duo explain the lightness and energy in their new music, and forthcoming King Krule and James Blake collaborations.
Last weekend, James Blake performed a stripped-down set at FORM Arcosanti and played a cover of Frank Ocean's penultimate Blonde track "Godspeed," a song he helped put together. Just before his performance, The Fader sat down and talked with Blake about his recent high-profile collaborations with Ocean and Kendrick Lamar and about some upcoming new…
In a new interview with The Fader, James Blake discusses his recent collaborations with Frank Ocean (on Blonde and The Colour in Anything) and Kendrick Lamar (on DAMN.) He also talked about his plans to release new music this summer and his forthcoming hip-hop collaborations. Show More Summary
At FORM Arcosanti, the London singer-songwriter-producer talks the importance of his first solo piano performance and the liberation in vulnerability.
Sounds like: FYFE, James Blake, Flume, Chet Faker Song: Lanks - Sometimes What's so good? I'll go out on a limb and say that Lanks is one of my favorite new-ish artists from the past year or so. Each new track seems to push his envelope...Show More Summary
Hundred Waters' fourth annual FORM Arcosanti festival went down this past weekend (May 12-14) in Arizona. This year, Hundred Waters co-curated the lineup with Moses Sumney, and it boasted tons of impressive names... Continue reading...
Last night James Blake performed at FORM Arcosanti in Arizona. During his solo piano set, Blake performed such favorites as “Retrograde” and The Colour in Anything’s title track. In addition, the British singer-songwriter covered Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed” from Blonde. This wasn’t just a random song choice, however, as Blake is credited with production, arrangement and […]
Back when James Blake released The Colour In Anything last spring, a Reddit user pointed out that penultimate track "Always" interpolated a then-unreleased Frank Ocean song called "Godspeed," which would go on to become the penultimate track on Ocean's Blonde. And now Blake's relationship with "Godspeed" continues: On Twitter, The Fader shared video of Blake…
Sunday night, May 14, James Blake performed at FORM Arcosanti in Arizona, where he delivered a stripped down, solo piano set. In addition to performances of old songs (like Overgrown’s “Retrograde” and The Colour in Anything’s title track), Blake covered “Godspeed” from Frank Ocean’s excellent Blonde. Show More Summary