rocker twin shadow croons his way into our hearts performing single ‘saturday’ live

Indie-pop crooner Twin Shadow (real name George Lewis Jr) took to the Conan (O’Brien) stage on Tuesday to perform his newest single ‘Saturday’ off his latest LP ‘Caer’. ‘Saturday’ is co-written by fellow Indie-Pop rockers HAIM. ‘Saturday’ is one of two new songs on the ‘Caer’, the other being ‘Little Woman’. See Twin Shadow perform live this summer at AFROPUNK Brooklyn.

When speaking to Pitchfork about what inspired the LP, Lewis said , “The patriarchy is falling apart. Our perceptions of who we are as human beings, because of technology and machines, are falling apart. We’re living at a breaking point, and a lot of the themes on the album are talking about these fault lines.”

Twin Shadow is performing at AFROPUNK Brooklyn on August 26th and kicking off his US tour.

Watch performance below.

see through the bullsh*t with synthpop duo nuex’s captivating new single “eyes”

Draped in bubbling arpeggiated synths, DC synthpop duo NUEX’s latest single “Eyes” is deceptively simple. A wall of cold wave sounds hides a beating heart, richly textured by producer and drummer Teddy Aitkins. Singer Camille Michelle Gray melts ice with her voice and she calls out the bullshit of someone who thinks she can’t see.

“I had a particular person in mind,” Camille confesses, “This song plays around with my own dark God complex as well as touches base with the all-knowing powers that be that watch and protect us all.”

“Eyes” appears on the duo’s debut EP Affectus, due out May 25th.

love songs get an afrofuturist twist in lush new single by byron biroli, ‘kings’

It’s fitting that Byron Biroli would find a game collaborator in Afrofuturist digital collagist Khan Nova. His songs are a meld of electro soul and Baganda traditions with a distinct retro future vibe, all wrapped together in a warm synth glow. A video collaboration from them would be mind bending perfection. Biroli’s latest “Kings” is a love song celebrating that person who inspires you to be the best version of yourself. It’s the kind of song that instantly washes away the cynicism that’s all too easy to fall into these days. More of this please!

Photo: Khan Nova



exclusive look: little dragon, raphael saadiq & faith evans making magic in the studio!

Synthpop group Little Dragon’s latest single “Peace of Mind” was put together by a musician dream-team, collaborating with AFROPUNK alum and superproducer Raphael Saaqiq and the legendary Faith Evans to make groovy magic. Now on AFROPUNK, in addition to an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo by David Uzochukwu, watch the beautifully lit video of the final result, filmed at Saadiq’s studio in Los Angeles!

Exclusive photo from David Uzochukwu

In an interview, Little Dragon and Raphael Saadiq, discuss the making of the track, and how Saadiq had the brilliant idea to bring Evans on when they were stuck with where to go with it. “She’s a huge inspiration,” Little Dragon front-woman Yukimi Nagano said. “To be on the same track as her is a dream come true, and to have Raphael on the track as well is like really special.”